Newsletter Sunday 6th March 2016
Fr. Malcolm – Golden Jubilee
We would like to congratulate Fr. Malcolm Timothy OFM on the occasion of his Golden Jubilee. Fr. Malcolm has always been very obliging in helping out in the parish when the need arises. Already this year he has celebrated several masses and has participated in the Sacrament of First Holy Communion. On behalf of the parish I pray that God will grant him many more happy and healthy years of Ministry.
We are pleased to announce we are hoping to hold our next Bingo night on Wednesday, 25th May at 8 pm in the City North Hotel. Looking forward to seeing you all there …….
Year of Mercy
To celebrate the Year of Mercy Pope Francis has asked for the worldwide promotion of Confession at a Diocesan level
In the Diocese of Meath priests will be available for the Sacrament of Reconciliation throughout a special 24-hour period in Mullingar the Cathedral of Christ the King will host ‘24 Hours of Mercy’, beginning on 4th March at 10am. There will be a Healing Mass on Friday evening at 7.30pm, as well as Mass in candlelight at 11 pm and a Dawn Mass at 4.00am. Priests will be available in the Cathedral every hour to hear Confessions. The event will also allow pilgrims to pass through the Cathedral’s Holy Door of Mercy, which provides a plenary indulgence for those who are properly disposed. The ‘24 hours of Mercy’ concludes with Benediction on Saturday after Mass at 10.00am
Do This In Memory (DTIM)
We welcome the Children from Second Class in St. Patrick’s NS who are joining the congregation on Saturday for their second DTIM Mass in preparation for First Communion in May.
Children from the parish preparing for First Communion in schools outside the parish are welcome to come along. If parents of these children would like to take an active part in these Masses please contact the parish office.
The Way of the Cross
As we continue our Lenten journey our Seminarian, Kevin, is inviting parishioners to come along and join him at 7 pm on Friday, 11th March in the Parish Centre, Stamullen to enter into a time of prayer and reflection with a visually aided presentation on the Way of the Cross. Kevin will facilitate a contemporary perspective. All very welcome to come along. Tea/Coffee will be served afterwards.
First Friday Calls & Calls to Hospitals
Please contact the parish office if you wish to include a parishioner on the list of First Friday Calls, or if you know of any parishioner in hospital who would welcome a visit from Fr. Declan.
Supporting the Parish
Total Offertory: € 825.00
Envelopes Stamullen € 365.00
Envelopes Julianstown € 345.00
Flower Society Stamullen Annual Collection
The Stamullen Flower Society will hold their annual collection on the weekend of weekend 12th/13th March. This collection will support the continued supply of fresh flowers in Stamullen church throughout the year. Your contributions are greatly appreciated.
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.
The Alpha Course is continuing this weekend (Saturday, 5th) in the Parish Centre Stamullen. There will be a visiting priest available for confessions from 12 pm onwards for people who wish to participate in the sacrament in solidarity with the Diocesan preparations.
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.
Meals on Wheels
Following our recent AGM, the committee would like to thank our Volunteer drivers who have delivered hot meals in Julianstown, Shallon, Stamullen, Gormanston, Mulateeling areas every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Without the drivers we would be unable to provide this service. As a thank you we would like to invite them for tea and scones in Glenside Hotel on Tuesday, 10th May at 11 o’clock. We would also like to thank the Chef and staff of the Glenside Hotel for their hard work.
Sincere thanks for all donations received in the past year which are greatly appreciated. Thanks again for your continued support. Any queries please contact 085-7222068.
St. Patrick’s GF & HC – Club News
Check our the Facebook page for details.
Stamullen Road Club
On behalf of Star of the Sea Athletic Club, Drogheda & District Athletic Club and Stamullen Road Club, I want to pass on our sincere thanks to absolutely everybody for the wonderful support and turn out for the ‘Run 4 Enda’ (Benefit Run) in Stamullen last Sunday. What a resounding success this event turned out to be with over 636 athletes lining up in support of Enda. I don’t think Stamullen Village has witnessed an event of this magnitude in many a long year. A huge amount of hard work and committment went into making this Run 4 Enda a success and of course it would not have happened without the wonderful co-operation of so many people. A special word of thanks to the local people who willingly came out and provided power for the PA systems, much appreciated. Also all sponsors of hampers and spot prizes etc, and those who handed in donations. There are so many people that deserve thanks, so please acknowledge this as appreciated from the promoters. The event did cause traffic delays which were kept to a minimum and overall, patience and good humour prevailed.
Cycle Race Season
Last Sunday at Navan the 2016 cycle racing season got underway with the Cycleways Cup races and here the Stamullen Road Club cyclists were all in competitive mode. Some very good performances by the lads in the different category races.
Saturday – Ras Naomh Finian at Clonard, 11:00am and on Sunday the Newbridge Cycling Club will host the Newbridge Credit Union GP, starting from the Greyhound Stadium in Newbridge, Co. Kildare at 12:00 noon.
St. Patrick’s Club – Lotto
Drawn on 01/03/2016. No Winner: Numbers Drawn: 3,4,10,23. Next Crossbar draw: March 29th – €850. Weekly Winners: Tom Kiely, Sarah McKernan, Rose & Joe, Marie McKenna, Neil O’Flaherty. Next Weeks Jackpot: €5,000.
Laudato Si’ & Biodiversity Conference
Columban Ecological Institute, St. Columban’s, Dalgan are offering a conference entitled Laudato Si’ and Biodiversity on 19th March from 9:30 am to 4 pm. Cost for the day is €30 and includes morning tea/coffee and lunch. Contact Elizabeth at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. We hope that you can join us for another very enjoyable and informative sharing on how we can make care for the earth, as outlined in Laudato Si’ become part of our everyday lives. Please see Timetable with more details on the Noticeboard.
Blood Donor Clinic
The opportunity to give blood will arise at Duleek Boys NS on Tuesday, 8th March from 5-8 pm.
Please remember many patients in hospitals need our blood and this need never ceases.