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Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time 17th July 2022


Your prayers are requested for the repose of the soul of Alacoque Rofe, sister of Gerry White, whose funeral took place this weekend.


Please remember all bereaved in your prayers


Priesthood Ordination  for our Diocese

Rev. Barry White will be ordained a priest this Sunday July 17th at 3 pm in the Cathedral of Christ the King, Mullingar by Bishop Thomas Deenihan, Bishop of Meath.  He will celebrate his First Mass of Thanksgiving in the Church of St. Louis and St. Mary, Rathkenny at 7 pm on Monday, 18th July. This is a very special celebration in the life of Barry, his parents Maree and Paddy and sister Niamh, his family, his native parish of Rathkenny, and for the Diocese of Meath. All are most welcome to attend these ceremonies.

I will raise for myself a faithful priest, who will do according to what is in my heart and in my mind. I will build him an enduring House and he will walk in the presence of my Anointed forever.”                      1 Samuel 2:35 

Rev Barry reflects on this momentous day in his young life

“Over many years, with the “ear of the heart” (c.f. St Benedict), I discerned the voice of God speaking through experiences of faith, prayer and pilgrimage along with experiences of study, work, travel, and relationships. This discernment gradually gave way to a deeper understanding of my own personal identity, found in Christ’s call and his plan for my life.

This sense of vocation, strengthened through prayer and the sacraments, has given me the inner freedom and peace of mind to respond to God’s call, amidst so many other competing voices in life.

I now commit to a life of prayer and service to the People of God as a priest in the Diocese of Meath filled with joy and hope. For me Priesthood is a ministry of joy in this hour of history.

It is an office that can speak to the hearts of many with the voice of Christ the Teacher who leads all of us on the road to life.”


Supporting the Parish

Total Offertory:                            €  685.00

Envelopes:              Stamullen     €  305.00

Julianstown   €  205.00

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

Safeguarding children in our Parish

Our Parish Safeguarding representatives are Stephen Leonard and Carol McKiernan.

If you have a child safeguarding concern, please do not hesitate to contact Stephen or Carol through the Parish Office.

The Meath Diocesan Designated Liaison person is Marie O’Sullivan.  Marie can be contacted on 083-3175742/email at:


Ceremonies in the Parish:  Baptism

Last weekend we welcomed in Baptism:  Layla Caldwell & Fiadh Fagan.

We ask parishioners to pray for these children and their families.

If you would like to Register your child for Baptism.  Please contact the Parish Office.

Wedding Preparations

If you are planning a Wedding, we would like to advise you of the procedures involved:


  • Contact the Parish office to advise of your intention to marry, to make sure the Church is available for your preferred date. Naturally, the earlier you do this the better.

At that time, we will advise on the next steps.


  • For couples who are getting married you need to meet the priest of the parish you are residing in for the past six months, to complete all the necessary paperwork (Pre-Nuptial Enquiry Form).
  • Please note that this must be done at least three months before the wedding. This is the responsibility of the Bride and Groom.

Contact our Parish office for more information.


Blessing of Graves

Thanks to all who attended Blessing of Graves in Kilsharvan Cemetery and to all who helped make this Ceremony so special for all.


  • Unfortunately the Mass in Stamullen Cemetery scheduled for next week has been postponed.
  • Please keep an eye on the Parish Newsletter for updates.


Blessing of Graves in Saints Peter & Paul, Balbriggan will take place at 4 pm on Sunday, 24th July


Balscadden Church, Old School & Flemington Cemeteries will take place at 4pm on 14th August.

St. Patricks GFHC Lotto

Jackpot: €1,000. Drawn: 12th July. Numbers Drawn: 1,7,18,24. No Jackpot Winner:  Three Match three winners:  Myra O’Flaherty, Marrian McGovran, Myra O’Flaherty. Next Week’s Jackpot: € 1,100.



We welcome to our parish this week, families from Ukraine.

Ми вітаємо на нашій парафії цього тижня родини з України.

Due to the generosity of you, the parishioners and our Fr. Michael with the Team in Gormanston Camp, a warm welcome awaits them.

Please keep them in your prayers.


Mass Schedules



Saturday, 16th         St. Patrick’s       6:00 pm                    People of the Parish

St. Mary’s         7:00 pm                     Celebrant’s Intention


Sunday, 17th          St. Patrick’s      10:00 am       AV.     Declan Sharp  (1st Ann)

                               St. Mary’s        11:30 am



 Tuesday                St. Patrick’s      10:00 am                   All who are Sick/troubled in our parish and

   for all who are in Hospital

 Wednesday          St. Mary’s         10:00 am       RD.     Kathleen Kelly

 Thursday              St. Patrick’s      10:00 am                   All who are on Holidays

 Friday                   St. Mary’s         10:00 am                   Celebrants’ Intention



Saturday, 23rd       St. Patrick’s      6:00 pm         RD.     Seán Donnelly

                               St. Mary’s         7:00 pm                     People of the Parish


Sunday, 24th          St. Patrick’s     10:00 am                   Grandparents in our Parish

St. Mary’s         11:30 am      AV.     Decan Moore

  1. Kathleen Kelly


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