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Newsletter – Sunday 7th February 2016

We would like to congratulate the Confirmation Candidates from St. Patrick’s NS who had their Ceremony of Light in in Stamullen Church on Tuesday.
We would also like to congratulate the children from Whitecross School who made their First Confessions on Wednesday night.
We ask parishioners to pray for all these children as they continue their faith journey.

School events this week:
Whitecross School: Children from 6th Class will attend their Ceremony of Light on Tuesday, 9th at 7:30 pm in Julianstown in preparation for Confirmation in April.

Supporting the Parish
Total Offertory: € 915.00
Envelopes Stamullen € 605.00
Envelopes Julianstown € 405.00

This week’s envelope is for Candlemas. We would like to thank parishioners for their support which is very much appreciated.

We have 2 missals left in the Parish Office. Please contact Carol if you wish to obtain a copy. Cost: €7.

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
The Alpha Course continues in Whyte’s of Stamullen. Why not come along and join us 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.

Meath Diocesan Pilgrimage to Rome
Most Rev. Michael Smith will lead a Diocesan Pilgrimage to Rome from 19th – 27th August 2016. For further information and booking please contact: Mullingar Travel, Austin Friar Street, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath. Tel 044-9340587 or email

East Meath Hospice Pancake Morning
The annual East Meath Hospice Fund Raising Pancake Morning will take place on Tuesday, 9th February in the City North Hotel from 10 am – 12:30 pm.
Come along for pancakes, tea and coffee and browse through many stalls including Arts and Crafts, Handbags, Clothes, Shoes and some new local producers will have items for sale this year.
We will also have a raffle on the day. Adm: €5. Committee members will be on hand if you wish to learn about the work of EMHA.
Looking forward to meeting friends old and new. Thank you for your continued support.

Stamullen Road Club
On Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th April 2016, we will be holding our annual cycle races in Stamullen. We ask for all sports clubs in the area to please keep these dates in mind. Planning is already at an advanced stage for these races and if there are people out there who would wish to assist us in any way, please contact any club member. Help is always appreciated. Thanks.

St. Patrick’s GF & HC – Club News
1. Div. 1 All County Football league on Saturday evening the 6th February at 7.30pm at the GAA Grounds, Stamullen. St. Patrick’s v Dunshaughlin.
2. Membership of St. Patrick’s GAA Club is now available for 2016.  Membership forms are available from the reception at the GAA Complex.

St. Patrick’s Club – Lotto
Drawn on 02/02/2016. No Winner: Numbers Drawn:11,21,22,29. Next Crossbar draw: February 23rd – €800. Weekly Winners:Niall Mooney, Pat Collier, Ann Sarsfield, Dinah Black, Marie McKenna. Next Week’s Jackpot: €4,600.

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 & AGM
The AGM of Stamullen Tidy Towns will take place on Thursday, 18th February in St. Patrick’s GAA Centre. All welcome.
Join us on a Saturday morning from 11 to 12 (we meet at the Church). All help, would be much appreciated.

Cúpla Focal
Irish beginners classes resuming soon for the New Year! Join us for a cúpla focal! Venue: Upstairs in Whyes pub, Stamullen. Email for further information. Tá faile roimh chách!  –  All are welcome!

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….

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

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.

Gormanston Beach Clean-up
Thanks to all who joined us for Gormanston Community Beach Clean-up on Saturday.
Please support your next monthly clean-up at 10 am on Saturday, 5th March at Delvin River Viaduct. All equipment supplied in co-operation with Meath Co Co.

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

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