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Palm Sunday 2022. Sunday 10th April


Your prayers are requested for the repose of the soul of Kathleen (Kay) Wright.

Please remember all bereaved in your prayers


Our Parish Easter Ceremonies


Holy Thursday:  Mass of the Lord’s Super at 8pm in St. Mary’s Church.


Good Friday:  Veneration of the Cross at 3 pm in St. Patrick’s Church and at 6 pm in St. Mary’s Church.

Our churches will be open all day for those who wish to do the Stations of the Cross.


Easter Vigil:  8pm in St. Patrick’s Church.


Easter Sunday:  10m St. Patrick’s Church and 11:30 am St. Mary’s Church.


We invite all to attend our Easter Ceremonies.  For the last two years, we have not been able to celebrate the core message of our faith;  Service, Love and Forgiveness




Let us put into practice our call to do good to all and take time to love the poor and the needy, those abandoned and rejected, those discriminated against and marginalised” Pope Francis.


Far from the media spotlight this Lent, families like Thankdekile’s in Zimbabwe are going days without eating, grieving with no one noticing, and their futures hang in the balance.


The message of your Trócaire boxes this Lent is that the chance at a better tomorrow shouldn’t be lost because of forgotten crises from Covid to poverty to climate change that are taking a terrible toll on families worldwide.


Please, if you are able, return your Trócaire box on/after Sunday, 24th April (for security, please bring boxes during mass times only) and let your love be a lifeline.  Or donate on or by calling 1800408408.  Thank you for the light you bring.


First Holy Communion Preparations

Congratulations to the boys and girls who have enrolled for First Holy Communion last weekend.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank the teachers in our parish schools for their work in helping to pass on the faith to these children.


Please remember these children and their families in your prayers.

Supporting the Parish

Total Offertory:                            €   870.00

Envelopes:      Stamullen               €   330.00

Julianstown            €   240.00

Thank you for your continued support which is very much appreciated.

Ceremonies in the Parish:  Weddings 

We would like to congratulate Sophie Gough & Daniel O’Brien who were married in our Parish this week.  We wish them both every blessing.


Ukraine Collection:

We would like to thank parishioners who continue to donate towards the Diocesan Ukraine collection.  All donations will be forwarded to Bishop Tom who will transfer the complete amount to Bishop Iosaif in Iasi.


Directives from the Diocese of Meath

for Celebration of Funeral & Wedding Masses

In our Parish, according to Diocesan guidelines, Eulogies are not part of the Funeral Mass; an option for a eulogy to take place is in the Funeral Home or in the Cemetery, after the burial.

In celebrations of the Eucharist, Readings at the Mass must be taken from the Bible (Lectionary).

Our church is a Sacred space with the Blessed Sacrament and sacred Music/Hymns only are permitted during the celebration of the Eucharist, be it at a funeral or wedding Mass.


St. Patricks GFHC Lotto

Jackpot: €2,300. Drawn: 3rd April.  Numbers Drawn:3,13,21,24. No Jackpot Winner. One Match 3 winner: Conor O’Flaherty.  Next Week’s Jackpot: €2,400


Collection for Ukrainian Refugees

Due to the fabulous kindness of so many people, we now have enough toys and furniture for all our guests.

A huge thank you to all the boys and girls for their massive kindness in sharing their toys.

In the same fashion we have had a huge response with second-hand clothes.

We are now not able to accept any more furniture, toys or second-hand clothing.

We are still gratefully accepting: nappies, new clothing, toiletries, new towels, baby formula.

Massive thanks to all in our parish community for your on-going generosity.

Please contact the parish office for more information.


Lough Derg Retreats 2022

Lough Derg Pilgrimage season re-opens on Sunday, 1st May.

One day Retreats available in May, August and September.  Three-day Retreats available in June, July and August.

Further information from the Lough Derg Office, Pettigo, Co. Donegal.  Ph:  -071-9861518,, e-mail


Mass Schedules



 Saturday, 9th

St. Patrick’s  6:00 pm         AV.     Br. Peter Black

  1. Marie McWalter


St. Mary’s        7:00 pm          MM.   Eamonn Reilly

  1. Mollie McQuillan & Mary Tyndall
  2. Mark Haran

Sunday, 10th       

St. Patrick’s  10:00 am       AV.     Patrick Murphy, Stamullen Rd

St. Mary’s      11:30 am       AV.     Bridget (Dilly) Grady 1st Ann

  1. James & Mary Brennan, their son Gerry Brennan

  and Patricia & John O’Sullivan

  1. Edward & Therese Calvey
  2. William Lyons


Holy Week

     Tuesday                    St. Patrick’s    10:00 am        Celebrant’s Intention

Wednesday              St. Mary’s        10:00 am        Celebrant’s Intention

Thursday                 St. Mary’s       8:00 pm          Mass of the Lord’s Supper

Good Friday            St. Patrick’s    3:00 pm          Veneration of the Cross

                                  St. Mary’s        6:00 pm          Veneration of the Cross

Holy Saturday         St. Patrick’s    8:00 pm          Vigil Mass of the Lord’s Resurection

  1.   Family of Declan and Rosie Reilly

         and the family of Sasha Pushchalo

  1. Jimmy Curran

Easter Sunday         St. Patrick’s     10:00 am       Mass of the Resurrection of the Lord

  1. Kathleen (nee Browne) & Owen Kehoe
  2. Andrew Whelan (1st Ann) and his son Andrew

St. Mary’s        11:30 am       Mass of the Resurrection of the Lord

  1. AV. Mary Doling
  2. AV. Tom & Nellie Gallagher
  3. BR. Rosie Gaughran

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