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Advent Begins


Your prayers are requested for the repose of the soul of Mc Guinness whose funeral took place during the week. We remember the bereaved in our prayers.

Lectio Divina

Lectio Divina evenings continue on Wednesdays during Advent in the Parish Room/Office Preston Hill. Parishioners are invited to come along to discern and pray the Gospel for the following Sunday.

Supporting the Parish

Total Offertory:                     €800.00
Envelopes Stamullen                  €255.00
Envelopes Julianstown                €430.00

St. Paul’s Missal for 2016

A limited number of St. Paul’s Missals are now available from the Sacristy and Parish Office.  The cost is €7


Thank you to all who have returned their CHY forms for which we are very grateful. If your circumstances have changed since the last form please write a note on same and return to enable us to update the information on the Parish system. Forms can be left in the boxes provided in the Church

Ceremonies in the Parish: Weddings

We would like to congratulate Belinda Fox & Stephen Sweetman who were married in Julianstown recently.  We wish them every blessing for the future.

Alpha Course

Preparations are underway for our first Alpha Course starting in the parish on Wednesday January 6th and running each Wednesday up to Easter – venue: Whyte’s Pub, Stamullen.  Colin Whelan will speak at all masses next weekend.  For more information check or if you have any questions you can contact Colin on 0879484216.

Safeguarding Children – Note for Parents / Guardians

Children will receive Consent Forms at Children’s Liturgy over the next week or two.  Parents/guardians are asked to complete same and return the following week.  Many thanks.

Youth 2000 Christmas Retreat

Youth 2000 will host a National Christmas Retreat for young adults aged 16-35 from 18th-20th December at Newbridge College, Co. Kildare.  Please check call 01-6753690 or e-mail: for information.

Stamullen Art Group – Christmas Fair

Stamullen Art Group are holding a Christmas Fair in the Parish Centre, Stamullen this weekend. Pop in on Saturday from 3-7 pm or Sunday from 10 am to 2 pm.

St. Vincent DePaul

The local conference of St. Vincent dePaul will hold their annual collection at all Masses next weekend 5t/6th December. We are very grateful for your support.  Dunne’s Centra, Stamullen have a collection point in store for the donationof food items for the Parish Conference. All donations willb e distributed to families in need locally.

Giving Tree

We are accepting gifts for the ‘Giving Tree’ again this year. Please take a Tag from the tree/box, attach to an unwrapped gift and leave on the Altar/under the tree – during Mass times only. All gifts will be distributed locally. Thank you.

St. Patricks NS

Parents Association Mince Pie Morning
The Parents Association from St. Patrick’s NS are hosting a Mince Pie morning on Wednesday 16th December from 10am – 12.30 pm in Whyte’s Pub. Come along and enjoy a cuppa and a mince pie and support them. Christmas draw will be held with tickets available to buy on the morning.

Do you have any Spare Hot Water Bottles??

A young parishioner is collecting Hot Water Bottles for distribution at night to homeless people. Parishioners are invited to leave unwanted Hot Water Bottles in the box at the back door in Julianstown and in the foyer at the side of Stamullen Church.


Stamullen M Donelly RC

Tickets are now widely available for our Monster Christmas Draw which will take place on Saturday, 19th December. Prizes: €1,000 cash and eleven other fantastic prizes. Tickets only €2 each or book of 3 for €5. Support for this Draw would be most welcome as this is a major fundraiser for the 2016 cycle racing season.

You can get your tickets from the following outlets, who have very kindly agreed to allow the use of their premises for the sale of the tickets – Kay’s Stores, Greenanstown. In Stamullen: Launderland, Centra Supermarket, Whyte’s, Shane’s Butchers & Dee’s Barbers. Club members also have tickets on offer

St.  Patrick’s Club – Lotto

Drawn on 01/12/2015. No Winner: Numbers Drawn:4,11,13,30 . Next Crossbar draw: December 17th – €700. Weekly Winners: Rena Martin, Jennifer Allen, John Brangan, Ciaran Moss, Stephen Brennan. Next Week’s Jackpot: €3,900.

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.

Young at Heart Christmas Party

The Young at Heart Christmas Party will take place on Friday, 11th December at 8 pm in Whyte’s, Stamullen. Music on the night by Matt Leavy. Christmas Dinner and Spot Prizes. Tickets: Contact Kathleen 0863702869 or call to 4, Goughs Corner, Stamullen.

Stamullen Goal Mile

Stamullen Goal Mile 2015 will take place on St. Stephens Day at St Patrick’s GAA club, Stamullen. Kick off this year is 11am.  More details next week.

Balscadden Lecture Series

Join us for two more Lectures in December in Scoil Bhionnáin Naofa/ St Benignus NS, Balscadden, nr. Balbriggan.

  • Friday 11th Irish Immigration & Asylum Systems by expert speakers in this field;
  • Friday 18th Inequality, Poverty & Homelessness by Fr Peter McVerry. Attendance is free, including complimentary tea/coffee

finger-food. Voluntary contributions to nominated charities will be invited from audiences at each lecture.  Enquiries to:  Balscadden Lecture Series, Knocknagin, Balbriggan. Call: 01-8413700 or 0862630440, Facebook: Balscadden Lectures. Web:

Stamullen Tidy Towns

Winter schedule of meeting on a Saturday morning from 11 to 12 has commenced. Meet at the church. All help, particularly from the more able bodied members of our community – no matter how small would be much appreciated.

Ceremonies in the Parish – Baptism this Weekend

welcome in baptism: Donnie Paul Mongan, Daithi Thomas Muldowney and Grace Sambrooks. May these newly baptised children always know and love Jesus as their friend. We welcome these children into the Parish Community and ask parishioners to pray for them and their families.

Julianstown Community Centre

The new contact numbers for the hire or use of the Community Centre at Julianstown are Sean Keogh on 087-9425004 or Sean Murtagh on 086-8438803.

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….


We Have Moved Offices to 19, Thomas Hand Street, Skerries, Co. Dublin. Ph:01-8495670. Email: or


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

Cúpla Focal

Irish beginners classes resuming soon! Join us for a cúpla focal! Upstairs in Whyes pub, Stamullen. E-mail: brianograinne Tá failte roimh chách! All are welcome!

Gormanstown Beach Cleanup

Gormanston Community Beach Clean-up for the ‘Off-Season’, is on the 1st Saturday of the Month only, up to April 2016 inclusive.

Please support your next monthly clean-up at 10 am on Saturday 1st November at Delvin River Viaduct. All equipment supplied in co-operation with Meath Co Co.

Children’s Liturgy Stamullen

We are looking for parents who would act as ‘helpers’ (handing out work sheets etc.) at children’s liturgy on Sunday mornings during 10 am Mass. If you would like to help please contact Colin at 087-9484216, any member of the Children’s Liturgy team or the parish office.

Young at Heart – the Fundraising 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.

Slimming World Gormanstown

The Slimming World plan offers you brilliant breakfasts, luscious lunches and delicious dinners. Come along and join a great group in City North Hotel. Lose weight and make new friends for support and encouragement. To find out more join us every Wednesday at City North Hotel 9.30am, 3.30pm, 5.30pm or 7.30pm. For more details contact Michelle on 086-8697931.

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