Second Sunday in Advent 10th December 2023
Our Advent Wreath
This weekend we light our Second Candle. The second candle on the Advent wreath represents Peace. Like the first candle, it is also purple. Often called the “Bethlehem Candle.” The second Advent candle reminds us of Mary and Josephs’ Journey from Nazareth to Bethlehem before Mary gave birth to Jesus. Building on the meaning of the Prophecy Candle, this second candle recalls that after all of the division, destruction and dispersion of the kingdom in the Old Testament, there might finally be peace on Earth – Jesus is coming and so is his Kingdom of Peace.
Our Parish Mass Schedule 2024
As previously advised, from 6th & 7th January, the first weekend of 2024, our new mass schedule will commence.
Our thanks to all our parishioners who participated in the ten-week consultation process via letter, e-mail and phone calls regarding our new Mass timetable. This input made this decision very clear. The parish committees will review the new timetable after three months.
Vigil Mass: St. Mary’s Church at 7 pm
Sunday Morning: St. Patrick’s Church at 10am and St. Mary’s Church at 11:30 am
Christmas Mass Schedule
Sunday 24th December
10 am Mass in St. Patrick’s Church
No 11:30 am Mass in St. Mary’s Church
Family Mass at 5 pm in St. Mary’s Church
Family Mass at 6:30 pm in St. Patrick’s Church
Vigil Mass of the Nativity at 8pm in St. Mary’s
Vigil Mass of the Nativity at 9:30 pm
in St. Patrick’s Church
Mass of the Nativity at 10 am in St. Patrick’s
Mass of the Nativity at 11:30 am in St. Mary’s
Your prayers are requested for the repose of the soul of Olive Whelan whose funeral took place during the week.
We ask parishioners to remember the bereaved in your prayers.
List of the Dead
You can return your List of the Dead Envelope in any of the boxes provided in both churches.
For security, please leave envelopes during Mass times only. You can also drop them into the Parish Office.
We have a selection of Christmas cards available in the Sacristies and Parish Office. Christmas Cards are €5 each. These Christmas card intentions will be offered at Christmas morning masses in our Parish.
St. Pauls Missals
A limited number of St. Pauls Missals are available in the Sacristies and our Parish Office. Missals are € 7. We invite all Ministers of the Word to pop into the Sacristy to collect their Missal.
Parish Weekly Envelopes
Boxes of envelopes will be distributed shortly. If you would like to receive a box of envelopes, please contact Carol in our Parish Office. You can also contribute by standing order or bank transfer. Standing order forms are available beside the Newsletters in both churches.
Supporting our Parish
Total Offertory: € 1155.00
November Offering: Stamullen € 445.00
Julianstown € 305.00
We are sincerely grateful for your continued support.
If you wish to contribute to our Parish, please use the following Account details: BIC: BOFIIE2D
Please state your name in the reference.
Thank you for our consideration.
Sacraments in our Parish
Congratulations to all the children who enrolled for First Communion.
Allocation of tickets for the First Communion Ceremonies will be decided soon.
Holy Week Pilgrimage
Led by Fr. Derek Darby, Camino De Santiago Holy Week Pilgrimage: Sarria to Santiago. From 22nd to 29th April. 4 nights Lugo – 3 nights Santiago. Cost €1150 includes Flights, Transfers, Hotel and 5 walk days. (Please see posters beside Newsletters)
St. Patrick’s GFHC Lotto
Jackpot € 1,500 drawn on 5th December. Numbers drawn: 2,9,20,28. No Winner. One Match Three Winner: Baxter Family Next week’s Jackpot: €1,600. Thanks to all our Supporters.
Saturday, 9th St. Patrick’s 5:45 pm
AV. Madeline Whyte
AV. Marie McWalter
AV. Patrick Gilligan
St. Mary’s 7:00 pm
AV. James & Margaret McGovern
AV Kathleen O’Donnell
AV Robert Russell and DFM
AV Raymond Callan
Sunday, 10th St. Patrick’s 10:00 am
AV. Mary Cooke
AV. Joan & Jack McDermott
St. Mary’s 11:30 am
AV. Margaret McHugh
AV. Vera Rafferty
Tuesday St. Patrick’s 10:00 am Celebrants’ Intention
Wednesday St. Mary’s 10:00 am Celebrants’ Intention
Thursday St. Patrick’s 10:00 am Celebrants’ Intention
Friday St. Mary’s 10:00 am RD. Mary O’Mahony
Saturday, 16th St. Patrick’s 5:45 pm
AV. Frank Kavanagh
St. Mary’s 7:00 pm
MM Olive McKenna
AV Tom & Nora Wiseman & DFM
AV. Martin McDonnell
AV Alfie & Mary Cooney
Sunday, 17th St. Patrick’s 10:00 am
AV. Barry Barrable
AV. Tom & Nora Wiseman & DFM
St. Mary’s 11:30 am