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Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time 13th August 2023

Our Lady of Knock


Feast day on Thursday 17th August

Queen of Ireland, you gave hope to your people in a time of distress,

and comforted them in sorrow.

You have inspired countless pilgrims to pray with confidence to your divine Son, remembering His promise “Ask and you shall receive, seek and you shall find”.

Help me to remember that we are all pilgrims on the road to heaven.

Fill me with love and concern for my brothers and sisters in Christ,

especially those who live with me.

Comfort me when I am sick,

lonely or depressed.

Teach me how to take part ever more reverently in the Holy Mass.

Give me a greater love of Jesus

in the Blessed  Sacrament.

Pray for me now and at the hour of my death. Amen.


Summer – Mass Times


  • Vigil Mass in our Parish continues at 7 pm in St. Mary’s Church, Julianstown, for the month of August.
  • Sunday masses remain the same at 10 am in St. Patrick’s Church, Stamullen and 11:30 am in St. Mary’s Church, Julianstown.
  • Weekday Masses also remain the same at 10 am in St. Patrick’s Church, on Tuesdays and Thursdays and at 10 am in St. Mary’s Church, Julianstown on Wednesdays and Fridays.


(Weekday Mass times may change in the event of a Funeral)



Supporting our Parish

Total Offertory:                             €   925.00

Envelopes:               Stamullen        €   335.00

Patron Day Julianstown                   €   330.00


We are very grateful for your continued support.

If you wish to contribute to our Parish, please use the following Account details:


IBAN: IE85BOFI90354175356829  BIC: BOFIIE2D

Please state your name in the reference.  Thank you for our consideration.



Baptismal Preparation Team

The first training meeting for our Parish Baptism Preparation Team took place this week in Preston Hill.

Thank you to all who are part of this very important Team.


If you would like to be part of this Team or would like to find out more about what is involved, you are very welcome to come along to our Training night next Thursday, 17th at 7:30 pm in Preston Hill.

(If you are unable to attend but would like to be involved, please contact Carol in our Parish office (Phone 01-8412647 or e-mail


Sacraments in our Parish


If you would like to register your child/children for Baptism, please contact the Parish Office.


From September all parents/guardians wishing to bring their Child for Baptism will be required to attend a Baptismal Preparation meeting.




World Youth Day 2023

Last Sunday, the Feast of the Transfiguration, Pope Francis celebrated the concluding W.Y.D. Mass for 1.5 million people gathered in ‘Parque Tejo’ Lisbon.  

Our thanks to parishioners across the Diocese for their prayerful support and also for following our group via, Facebook, etc.

Please continue to hold the young people of our Diocese in your prayer as together we seek the grace of the Holy Spirit and Our Lady to guide our pastoral ministry for our youth.


National Novena at Knock Shrine

Novena ceremonies take place on 14th to 22nd August at 3pm and 8pm daily and Anointing of the Sick at 2.30pm. There will also be workshops at 12 noon each day at the ‘Novena Village’ (adjacent to Knock Basilica).

The Family Day will take place on Sunday, 20th August with lots of free events and activities for all the family to enjoy. This takes place from 11am-3pm and is free of charge. All are welcome.



St. Patrick’s GFHC Lotto

Jackpot € 4,100 drawn on 26th July.  Numbers drawn: 11, 18, 28, 30.  No Winner.  No Match Three Winners. Next week’s Jackpot: €4,200



50th Anniversary of the East Meath Pioneers

The 24th September 2023 will mark the 50th Anniversary of the East Meath Pioneer Region.

To celebrate the occasion, Mass will be held at 3 pm in the Church of the Nativity of Our Lady, Johnstown, on Sunday, 24th September.


This will be followed by dinner and social evening in the Ardboyne Hotel, Navan.  Music by Matt Leavy. Tickets: €30.  Presentation of Pioneer Silver, Gold, and Diamond Emblems and Certificates will be made on the day to eligible members, if you are due one of these please let us know.


Tickets are now available from the regional committee, and from local centres.  Further information available from Jim on 087-6501915, Mary on 086-3592636 or Chris on 087-6766586.


Mass Schedules 

Please note – Vigil Mass in St. Mary’s Church, only, for month of August


 Saturday, 12th            St. Mary’s          7:00 pm

MM.    Owen Barry

AV.    Madeline Darby

AV.    Michael & Teresa Heffernan

AV.    Nancy Baxter

AV.    Christy McCarthy & Gertie O’Connor

AV.    Ann Murtagh

 Sunday, 13th           St. Patrick’s     10:00 am   

AV.     Anthony, Julia & William Reilly and DFM Reilly family

 St. Mary’s         11:30 am

AV.     Rosie Gaughran

DFM   Murtagh Family, Smithstown

AV.        Fursey O’Byrne



Tuesday                  St. Patrick’s    10:00 am     BD.     Special Intention        

Wednesday            St. Mary’s         10:00 am    AV.     Mary Fennelly

Thursday                St. Patrick’s     10:00 am    BD.     Special Intention

Friday                    St. Mary’s         10:00 am    SI.       Special Intention        

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