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Newsletter Sunday, 21st February

R. I. P.
Your prayers are requested for the repose of the soul of Edward (Teddy) Carolan (formally of Kennetstown, Bellewstown) who died in Reno, Nevada, USA. We remember the bereaved in our prayers.

We would like to congratulate the First Communion Candidates from St. Patrick’s NS who made their First Confession in Stamullen Church during the week.
We ask parishioners to pray for all children who are preparing for First Communion and Confirmation from the parish schools and schools outside the parish as they continue their faith journeys.

Trocaire Boxes
Trocaire Boxes are now available beside the Newsletters in both churches and from the parish office. We apologise for the delay in distributing same which was due to an error at Trocaire head office.

Supporting the Parish
Total Offertory: € 825.00
Envelopes Stamullen € 370.00
Envelopes Julianstown € 335.00

Adoration Stamullen
Adoration continues in Stamullen on Thursdays after 10 am Mass and in Julianstown on Wednesdays from 9 am. Join us and spend some time in silent prayer before the Lord.

Alpha Course
We have now completed week of the Alpha Course conti. Why not come along and join us in Whyte’s, Stamullen from 7:30 pm. We would love to see you and you will be most welcome.
If you have any questions or queries you can contact Colin on 0879484216.

True Light Prayer Group
We meet every Tuesday night in the Parish Centre, Stamullen from 8 to 9.30 pm.  Come and join us for praise, worship and scripture reading.  All are very welcome.

Stamullen Road Club
Events: Saturday, 9th April – Pat Howard memorial Cup and Sunday, 10th April – Stamullen GP Cycle Races.

Benefit Run
Next Sunday, 28th February there will be a Benefit Run/Walk (Run4Enda) in Stamullen Village. Starting at 12 pm. This event is being promoted by Star of the Sea, Drogheda Athletic Club and Stamullen Road Club and is for the benefit of a young man who has an association with all of the above clubs and is at present quite ill. The event is open to everybody and entry fee is €10 per person with a Raffle on the day with some super prizes. The Run will take place over a four mile course: Stamullen, Stedalt, Ballestrand, Broadleas, Gilligan’s Cross and back to Stamullen, finishing outside Whyte’s Pub.
Registration takes place upstairs in Whyte’s Function Room on Sunday morning from 10 o’clock. Refreshments will be served to all following the event. There will be music throughout this short event and all support will be welcome.
We thank St. Patrick’s GFC for agreeing to accommodate participants by allowing them the use of their car parking facilities which is much appreciated.

It is inevitable that some delays will occur in the village next Sunday for the duration of this Run, but these will be kept to a minimum and we ask for your patience and co-operation. Looking forward to seeing you all there!

Poker Classic in aid of Animal Rescue
There will be a Poker Classic (€25 per ticket) in Whyte’s Put on Friday night, 26th February and all profits on the night will be donated to Collon Animal Rescue.

St. Patrick’s GF & HC – Club News
1. A.C. Hurling League Round 1 on Saturday next the 28th February at 3pm in Killyon. Killyon v St. Patrick’s.
2. Membership for 2016 is now available for everyone wishing to join your local GAA Club.   Registrar Brendan Byrne is at the Club on Saturday mornings from 10am-1pm. Membership forms are available at the Club Reception at any time.
3. Underage will be back with a bang from Saturday, 28th February when the Pats Og’s hold an Open Day at the Club. Age  3-4  from 10.20-11am and Age 5  from 11.15am-12 pm.

St. Patrick’s Club – Lotto
Drawn on 16/02/2016. No Winner: Numbers Drawn:5,8,10,29. Next Crossbar draw: February 23rd – €800. Weekly Winners: Tommy Sweeney, Brien Kavanagh, Tom O’Connell, Mairead Ryan, F. Genockey . Next Weeks Jackpot: €4,800

East Meath Hospice Pancake Morning
The committee of EMHA would like to say a sincere thanks to all who supported the recent annual East Meath Hospice Fund Raising Pancake Morning which took place in the City North Hotel. Special thanks to the Hotel for their support and all the volunteers, all who gave prizes, bought tickets and attended the event.
There was a great atmosphere on the day and a total of €7,200 has been raised so far. These funds will help EMHA continue their work in East Meath. Thank You.

Meals on Wheels AGM
The Meals on Wheels AGM will take place on Wednesday, 24th February at 8 pm in the Glenside Hotel. Al very welcome to attend.

Gormanston College Afternoon Tea
Afternoon Tea in Gormanston Castle – Saturday 12th March. Hosted by Franciscan College Gormanston Parents Association, to raise funds for much needed school equipment and the Irish Cancer Society.
Experience Afternoon Tea inside Historic Gormanston Castle, with a harp and flute reception, together with a short ground floor tour and learn of the castle’s past. Visitors will welcome the opening of the castle’s doors for this exclusive event.  We will have three sittings starting at 11:15 am. Entry is by advance purchase ticket.  €25 per person with places limited.  Contact 085 173 0746 for details and to book.

Stamullen Bowls Club
Stamullen Bowls Club continues every Tuesday and Thursday from 8-10 pm in St. Patrick’s GAA centre, Cock Hill Road. Why not come along and join us for a great night of sport in the company of good people For more information contact Rosie at 01-8412086.

Stamullen Tidy Towns
Join us on a Saturday morning from 11 to 12 (we meet at the Church). All help, would be much appreciated.

Julianstown Tidy Towns
If you can lend a hand getting the community garden in shape on Tuesday, Thursday or Saturday we meet from 10:30 for an hour followed by a Cuppa….

Celtic Tenors Concert
Balbriggan Parish are delighted to host “the Celtic Tenors” in Concert on Thursday, April 7th at 8pm in Ss Peter and Paul’s Church. With a polished international reputation and just over a million album sales under their belts, The Celtic Tenors offer something truly unique. The skill, range and ability of world-class tenors combined with the personality and fun of genuine performers. From The Celtic Tenors, you’ll get more than a performance by world-class artists. You’ll enjoy an evening to savour and a night with tenors who despite their incredible success don’t take themselves too seriously! The Celtic Tenors Concert is being hosted to raise funds for our Parish Pilgrimage to World Youth Day in Krakow next July. Tickets are €25 and available from the Parish Office at 8412116 and after all weekend Masses.

Young at Heart – Fund Raising Bingo
Join us every Thursday night from 8 pm in Whyte’s of Stamullen for fun Bingo night with a great atmosphere. All very welcome

Free confidential counselling service to people of all ages. Contact No. 24/7 on 046-9031855/083-3712622.

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