Newsletter Sunday, 8th May 2016
First Holy Communion
Sincere thanks to all who helped with preparations for the First Communion ceremonies in Stamullen this weekend.
First Holy Communion ceremonies will take place in Julianstown next Saturday, 14th May.
We ask parishioners to pray for these children, and all the children from the parish, who are preparing to take their First Communion this year.
Supporting the Parish
Total Offertory: € 1050.00
Envelopes Stamullen € 315.00
Envelopes Julianstown € 270.00
Ceremonies in the Parish: Baptism
This weekend we welcome in baptism Aisling crowley, Frankie Marry and Blake McHale. May these newly baptised children always know and love Jesus as their friend.
We ask parishioners to pray for these and all the children of the parish and their families.
Ceremonies in the Parish: Weddings
We would like to congratulate David Kirwan (son of Bridie & Tom Kirwan) and Sharon Sullivan who were married in Baldoyle, Dublin this weekend. We wish David & Sharon every blessing for the future.
Annual Pioneer Pilgrimage to Knock
The annual Stamullen/Julianstown Pioneer Pilgrimage to Knock Shrine will take place on Sunday, 15th May this year. The cost of the day is €30, and this includes tea/coffee and sandwiches on the way down in The Longford Arms Hotel. The bus will leave Stamullen at 7:45am, and Julianstown at 8am. Contact Ann on 01-8411267, Mary on 01-8418005, or Colm on 086-8056138 to reserve your seat. Non-Pioneers are VERY welcome to join us on this special day.
Our next Bingo night on Wednesday, 25th May at 8 pm in the City North Hotel. Looking forward to seeing you all there ……
Mass and Blessing of Graves
The Annual cemetery Mass will take place in Stamullen Cemetery on Friday, 24th June. More details to follow later.
Mass and Blessing of Graves in Moorechurch Cemetery will take place on Sunday, 3rd July at 11:30 am.
Please alert those outside the parish to these dates.
Meath Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes
Led by Bishop Michael, the Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes will take place from 12th-17th September. Cost, which includes Return flights, 5 nights full board, gov. Taxes and Travel Insurance is from €719. Contact Pilgrimages Abroad on 01-6359300.
To book on the Hospital Pilgrim Section please contact Lily Brangan on 087-6978783.
If parishioners know of anyone who would benefit from a trip to Our Lady’s Shrine but who might find the cost difficult at this time, please contact Lily on the above number.
Meath Diocesan Pilgrimage to Rome
Led by Most Rev. Michael Smith the Pilgrimage includes Papal audience or Angelus with Pope Francis in St. Peter’s Square and a wide range of trips, (please see notice board for more details of this wonderful Pilgrimage). Reservations Mullingar Travel on 044-9340587 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
St. Patrick’s college, Maynooth
We have had correspondence from the Pontifical University, St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth regarding Diploma, Higher Diploma, Master’s Degree programmes etc., in Maynooth. Closing dates for these courses is 20th May. If you are interested please contact the parish office for more detailed information or maynoothcollege.ie/pontifical-university/higher-diploma-in-theological-studies/.
St. Patrick’s Club – Lotto
Drawn on 04/05/2016. No winner. Numbers drawn:6,18,26,28. Weekly winners: Sean Farrell, Robbie Mulligan, Betty Brodigan. Michael McQuillan, Brian Arnold. Next Crossbar draw: May 31st: €950. Next Draw: €5,900.
Silverstream Priory – Weekend Cook reqired
The Benedictine Monks of Silverstream Priory in Stamullen are in need of a cook for the principal meal on Saturdays and Sundays. Hours: 10 am-1 pm. The person must be punctual, a non–smoker, capable of following recipes as required and of working in an atmosphere of quiet. Application by email to the Father Prior at email@example.com, or by leaving a message with name and telephone number at 085-8376211.
Stamullen Community Alert AGM
The Stamullen Community Alert AGM will take place on Monday, 9th May at 8 pm upstairs in the function room in Whyte’s of Stamullen. All very welcome.
St. Patrick’s GF & HC – Club News
- Under 16 Girls Semi Final on Sunday, 8thMay at GAA Grounds, Stamullen at 5pm. St. Patrick’s v St. Colmcille’s.
- Under 14 Girls League on Wednesday,11th May at GAA Grounds, Stamullen at 7.30pm. St. Patrick’s v Bective.
- Under 12 Boys League on Wednesday, 11thMay at GAA Grounds, Stamullen at 7pm. St. Patrick’s v Seneschalstown.
- Senior Football Championship on Saturday,14th May at GAA Grounds, Seneschalstown at 7pm. St. Patrick’s v Duleek or Bellewstown.
Stamullen Road Club
Last weekend in the Ballinrobe 3-Day race, Cian Delaney finished (5th) in the final stage on Monday.
Fixtures: Saturday – Dunsany GP with H/Q at Dunsany GAA Grounds. Race starts at 10:30am.
Sunday: Tour of Mournes, starting at 10:30 and Deenside Cup races in Kilkenny
Star of the Sea AC
Star of the Sea A.C. are hosting their annual 5k Road Race on May 24th from 8-8.30 pm. Please note there will be some traffic disruption in Stamullen village, Gormanston Road and Cockhill Road as. There will be plenty of marshals on the route, we hope to keep disruption to a minimum and apologise in advance for any inconvenience this may cause.
Camp Veritas is a one week ‘play and pray’ sleep away summer camp for teens 12-18 years old. It is being held in Maynooth University Campus from the 26th June to 1st July this year. If you are interested or if you would like to be a volunteer at this camp (you must be aged 18 and upwards), log onto www.campveritas.com and follow the link.
Irish Blood Transfusion Service
The opportunity to give blood will arise at Scoil Oilibhear Naofa, Bettystown on Thursday, 19th May from 5-8:30 pm. It is important that we all remember many patients in hospitals need our blood and this need never ceases. Thank you.
Connolly for Kids Hospital (non Political) Group
We C4KH, are currently running a National Petition asking the Taoiseach to build the new Children’s Hospital at the 145 acre, M50, Greenfield site at Connolly Hospital in Blanchardstown, Co Dublin instead of at St James’s. We believe this would be in the best interests of all the sick children of Ireland and its islands and would be cheaper and faster to build. We are trying to reach out to as many people across the country as possible. For those who have concerns as to whether the St. James’s Hospital Campus is the best location for the New National Children’s Hospital, visit www.connollyforkidshospital.com. You are invited to review the website and, if you agree, to sign a petition which is available to print or sign online and spread the word. Thank you.
Motor Neurone Summer Gala
Motor Neurone Summer Gala Ball, the Millhouse Slane on Friday, 3rd June. Prosecco reception at 7.30pm followed by Dinner. MC on the night will be Ronan Collins of RTE. Music by Ronan and his band. Auction and Raffle with great prizes. Tickets €75. For booking call 086-3601338 or 0872248503.
Living with Arthritis or Fibromyalgia?
Then the Living well with Arthritis course is for you. 6 x weekly 2.5 hr sessions will take place in Trim Castle hotel from Monday, 9th to 27th June from 6:30-9 pm. Fee:€32 (€24 for medical card holders) e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01-6470206 for more details.
Live-in Homecare for the Elderly
Affordable Live-in Homecare provide live in carers for the elderly in your area. If you are looking for a live-in carer for your relative, please call Mary or Tom today on 087 9916791. Our website is www.alhomecare.ie.