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Sunday 10th October 2021

Safeguarding Sunday

This Sunday is Safeguarding Sunday in the Diocese of Meath.  As we come back together it is important that we remember the spirit of safeguarding embodied in our parish communities.

We have been aware during Covid restrictions of keeping each other safe.  Safeguarding in our Church involves this same spirit and underpins everything that we do as a parish community.

As adults in the Church, it is our Christian duty to work together to make sure that children’s participation in Church activities is safe.

We can fulfil this duty by participating in safeguarding training and abiding by the policies and procedures in place in Church activities such as attendance registers and appropriate supervision ratios.


Message from our Parish Safeguarding Reps

Today, Safeguarding Sunday, we are reminded that as parish safeguarding representatives, we face a new year of engagement in safeguarding in our parish.


We ask all of you for your support and encouragement for all of the children returning to their previous roles in our parish.  Children are the future of our Church, and it is incumbent on each of us as adult Church members to support and encourage their safe participation in Church activities through our safeguarding practices. May we all embrace a spirit of safeguarding as we go about our Parish lives and ensure that every day in our Parish is safe for children through training; safe recruitment of volunteers and codes of behaviour.

Your Safeguarding representatives:  Stephen & Carol



Your prayers are requested for the repose of the soul of Maura Purfield & Joan Murray whose funerals took place during the week.

Please remember all bereaved in our prayers.



This weekend we welcome in Baptism: Zachary Callan.

May newly baptised children always know and love Jesus as their friend.  We ask parishioners to pray for these children and their families


Please contact the Parish Office if you wish to have your child baptised.


November List of the Dead

List of the Dead envelopes and sheets are available beside Newsletters in both churches and from the parish office.

They are also available in the Yearly envelope box.


Baptismal Team

It is hoped in the coming weeks to set up a team of people who will help parents prepare for the Baptism of their child.

If this is something you would be interested in, please talk to Fr. Brendan, or contact the Parish Office.


Supporting the Parish

Total Offertory:                                  €   625.00

Envelopes: Stamullen                         €   620.00

Julianstown                      €   375.00


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



First Holy Communion Ceremonies

First Holy Communion Ceremonies for children from St. Patrick’s NS took place on Saturday morning in St. Mary’s Church, Julianstown.

Congratulations to the boys and girls and their families.

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


We would like to thank the staff from St. Patrick’s NS who helped prepare the children for their Ceremony and all who helped with stewarding etc., in the church.  We are so very grateful for their help.


As we continue to prepare for the First Holy Communion Ceremony for children from Whitecross school, and for the safety of all, we would like to remind you:


  • All adults must wear facemasks while in the Church for all Masses/Liturgies.
  • Sanitisers are available at the entrance to both churches.
  • Please adhere to social distancing.


First Friday Calls

Sincere apologies, Fr. Brendan had to postpone First Friday calls this week.  Calls will now take place next Thursday,14th October.


If you know of anyone who would appreciate a visit from Fr. Brendan, please contact the parish office.


Ministers of the Word (Lector) & Eucharist

The service and dedication of Ministers of the Word and Eucharist are important parts of our parish life.

The primary duty of these Ministers is to assist the priest, as a representative of the people of the parish, in a visible manner.

It is a privilege to be in the sanctuary as our Savior, Jesus Christ, becomes truly present, body, blood, soul and divinity, just as He was at the Last Supper and Calvary.

What an honor to serve our Lord at this most praiseworthy gift of love.


We are currently seeking more Ministers in the parish.  If you would like to become a Minister of the Word or Minister of the Eucharist, please contact the Parish Office.

St. Patricks GFHC Lotto

Jackpot: €10,000.  No Jackpot Winner. Drawn on: 5th October. Numbers Drawn: 1,11,16,23. No match three winner:  Lámha beaga Montessori.  Next Week’s Jackpot: €10,000.


EMHA (East Meath Hospice Association)

Apologies for a typing error in last weekend’s Newsletter.  The amount raised on the day was €1,100 in the Lime Kiln, Julianstown and €1,352 in Whyte’s, Stamullen for which we are so very grateful.  All funds raised locally will be used locally.


We would like to thank John Macken and the staff in the Lime Kiln and Brendan Battersby and the staff of Whyte’s for their hospitality on the day.


Moorechurch Cemetery

Please note the cemetery is under the jurisdiction of Meath County Council, that said it is our own responsibility to ensure the Cemetery is kept as best we can.

We have been asked to remind people to please bring their rubbish home and not leave it in the graveyard.

Everyone who uses it has a duty of care to preserve its appearance insofar as possible, as a mark of respect to those who are buried there.


Mass Schedules


Saturday, 9th October

St. Mary’s                             11:00 am         First Holy Communion Ceremony for children from

St. Patrick’s NS

St. Patrick’s                        6:00 pm           Av.   Jim & Jean Geoghegan

St. Mary’s                             7:00 pm           Private Intention


Sunday, 10th October

St. Patrick’s                         10:00 am         People of the Parish

St. Mary’s                             11:30 am         Av. Anna Lyons


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

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

Thursday                 St. Patrick’s:               10:00 am         Sick of the Parish

Friday                      St. Mary’s                   10:00 am


Saturday, 16th

St. Mary’s                             11:00 am         First Holy Communion Ceremony for children from

Whitecross NS

St. Patrick’s                         6:00 pm           M.M.  Margaret Mulholland

  1. Bernadette (Bernie) Jackson
  2. Edward & Richard Boylan

DFM. Collier Family, Balloy

St. Mary’s                            7:00 pm


Sunday, 17th

St. Patrick’s                         10:00 am         AV. Paddy & Patrick Finn and Eddie O’Donovan

  1. Mary & Pat Murphy, Stamullen Road
  2. McCullen Family, Gormanston

St. Mary’s                            11:30 am


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