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Sunday 11th February 2018

Ash Wednesday

Mass with blessing and distribution of Ashes will take place in St. Mary’s Church Julianstown at 10 am and in St. Patrick’s Church, Stamullen at 7 pm on Ash Wednesday, 14th March.


Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are obligatory days of fasting and abstinence for Catholics. When fasting, a person is permitted to eat one full meal, as well as two smaller meals that together are not equal to a full meal.


Trócaire Boxes

Trócaire Boxes are available for collection in both churches.


Supporting the Parish

Total Offertory: €      835.00

Candlemas Offerings:     Stamullen €         595.00

Julianstown €           435.00


Ceremonies in the Parish:  Baptism

This weekend we welcome in Baptism:  Tadhg O’Grady and James White.  May these newly baptised children always know and love Jesus as their friend.

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


Fund Raising – Ten Week Draw

The first draw of the Annual Parish Fund Raising Ten Week Draw  took place last week.  We will finish with a double draw on Easter Sunday.

1st Prize: €250, 2nd Prize: €100, 3rd Prize: €75 and 4th Prize: €50.

Congratulations to Prize Winners: Scupps Whyte, (Rita Gilligan) Mary Hand (Paudge Moore), Margaret O’Donnell (Mary Clarke) and Eoin Kelly (Fr. Declan).  Promoter’s Prize:  Paudge Moore.


If you would like to be included in the draw, please pop into the Parish centre after Mass, contact a promoter or the parish office. (A list of promoters is available from the Parish Office)



East Meath Hospice Pancake Morning 2018

The annual East Meath Hospice Fund Raising Pancake Morning will take place on Tuesday, 13th  February in the City North Hotel from 10 am – 12:30 pm.

Come along for Pancakes, tea & Coffee and browse through the many stalls including, Arts and Crafts, Handbags, Clothes, Shoes and some local produce.  We will also have a raffle on the day.  Admission €5.  Committee members will be on hand if you wish to learn about the work of EMHA.  Looking forward to meeting friends, old and new.  Thank you for your continued support.


First Communion & Confirmation Preparation

We would like to congratulate the First Communion Candidates from St. Patrick’s and Whitecross schools who had their first Confessions during the week and the Confirmation Candidates from St. Patrick’s NS who took part in their Ceremony of Light on Thursday.

  • TheCeremony of Light for Confirmation Candidates from Whitecross NS will take place on Thursday, 22nd February in St. Mary’s Church, Julianstown.


Sacraments in the Parish

Confirmation Ceremonies will take place on Thursday, 19th April.  Whitecross NS ceremony will take place in St. Mary’s Church, Julianstown at 11 am and St. Patrick’s NS ceremony takes place in the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Gormanston at 3 pm.

First Communion Ceremonies will take place in the Church of the Immaculate conception, Gormanston on 12th May (St. Patrick’s NS) and St. Mary’s Church, Julianstown on 19th May (Whitecross NS).

We ask parishioners to pray for all children in the parish who are preparing for First Communion and Confirmation this year.


World Meeting of Families: Celebrating St. Valentines Day

Parishioners are invited to take a St. Valentine’s Day Card with Joy of Love Gift Tokens enclosed which are available at the back of the church in Julianstown and in the side entrance porch in Stamullen.

If you would like any more information on how to be part of this historic event for the Church on our island, please check, e-mail: or call 01-5675800.

Diocesan News

The Bishops’ Office have forwarded copies of  Choose Life 2018 for use by parishes.

Choose Life 2018, which is prepared by a number of people working with the Catholic Press Office, promotes the Church’s position on unborn human life and encourages family discussion on this important subject.

Please check the noticeboards in both churches for copy of these Newsletters.  If you would like to have a copy of same, please contact the Parish office.

The intention is to provide this newsletter on a regular basis (possibly weekly) between now and the referendum on the 8th Amendment


Adoration in Stamullen

If you would like to spend some time in quiet prayer with the Lord, please join us for one hour, in Julianstown from 9 am and after 10 am Mass on Wednesday and in Stamullen after 10 am Mass on Thursday.


Health and Safety

We will continue to suspend the sign of peace while the risk of Flu remains high.  We feel it is important that we are pro-active as a parish.   This decision will be reviewed in a few weeks.


The Golden Girls

Join us for a cuppa and chat every Monday morning in the Parish Centre, Stamullen from 11 am to 1 pm.


True Light Prayer Group

The True Light Prayer group meetings continue on Tuesdays,  from 8 – 9:30 pm in the Parish Centre, Stamullen.  Come just as you are and share in God’s word through praise and scripture.  All very welcome.


St.  Patrick’s Club – Lotto

Drawn on 06/02/2018.  Numbers Drawn:12,16,17,28.  Weekly Winners: Purfield boys, Karen Costello, C. Geoghegan, Damo Scott, Karen Phelan.  Next week’s Jackpot: €6,300. Next draw: 13th February.


St. Patrick’s GF & HC – Club News

1.Div. 1 ‘ A’ League on Saturday, 10th February at GAA Grounds Stamullen at 7pm.  St. Patrick’s v St. Colmcille’s.

  1. Div. 1 ‘B’ League on Friday,16th February at GAA Grounds Stamullen at 8pm.  St. Patrick’s v Skryne.
  2. Hurling League Div. 4 on Saturday, 17thFebruary at GAA Grounds Athboy at 4.15pm.  Clann na Gael v St. Patrick’s.
  3. Membership is now available for St. Patrick’s GAA Football & Hurling Club and can be obtained by calling to the club on the following dates: Saturday,17th February from 10.30am until 1.30pm, Tuesday, 27th February from pm – 9pm.  More dates shall be added next week, or contact the Club Registrar Brendan Byrne.


Stamullen Road Club

Diary 2018:  Stamullen GP/John Reilly Memorial dates for next year will be on the weekend of the 7th and 8th April 2018.


St. Marys, Drogheda Restoration Project

The Drogheda Male Voice Choir will perform a special Fundraising concert for the restoration of the roof of St. Mary’s Church, James Street, Drogheda. They will be joined by wonderful soprano Amie Dyer and the Drogheda Boys Choir.  Compere for the evening is Alison Comyn.  Join us on Friday, 9th March at 8 pm.  Tickets: €15 available from St. Mary’s Parish office on: 041-8834587. (Bring a cushion with you on the night for comfort!).



MAHS (Meath Archaeological and Historical Society) whill host a lecture: “Medieval Chant for Irish Saints: Recovering a Hidden European Heritage” by Dr Ann Buckley (TCD), at the Ardboyne Hotel Navan, on Wednesday, 21st February at 7.30pm, following launch of the Society’s Journal Riocht na Midhe 2018 by Most Rev Dr Michael Smith (Patron). All welcome, inquiries to J. Clancy, PRO, at 01 8259438, website


Vocation Retreat Day

‘Christ emptied himself taking the form of a servant’ Ph2:7  A retreat day for young adults (18-40) will take place in Dalgan Park, Navan on Saturday, 24th February from 9:30 am – 5pm.  If you are interested in attending please contact one of the following: Fr. Joe Campbell 086-6036506, Mary Ruane 087-2478519, Sr. Una Kearney on 090-6481666 or A donation will cover the cost of lunch and tea-breaks.


St. Patrick’s Church, Stamullen


Saturday, 10th   6:00 pm Bernard, Margaret & Tommy Sweeney

Bartle Grimes

Frances Ryan (5 Ann)

Sunday, 11th    10:00 am Seamus McAuley (1 Ann)

Tuesday 10:00 am Celebrant’s Intentions

Ash Wednesday 7:00 pm Mass, blessing and distribution of Ashes

Thursday 10:00 am Celebrant’s Intentions

Saturday, 17th     6:00 pm Una Smyth (MM)

Patsy Mahon (20 Ann)

Agnes, Mary & Frank Dunphy

Sunday, 18th     10:00 am



St. Mary’s Church, Julianstown


Saturday, 10th      7:00 pm Tony & John Berrill

Sunday, 11th       11:30 am Maureen Murray, Briarleas

James & Mary Brennan and John Sullivan

Wednesday 10:00 am Mass, blessing and distribution of Ashes

Friday 10:00 am Celebrant’s Intentions

Saturday, 17th          7:00 pm Henry, Christina & Patrick McKenna

Anthony & Philomena Haran

Sunday, 18th      11:30 am

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