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Sunday, 11th June 2017


Your prayers are requested for the repose of the soul of Alan Bonner, Stamullen, who died following a tragic accident during the week.  We remember the bereaved in our prayers.


Ceremonies in the Parish:  Baptism

This weekend we welcome in Baptism: Sadie Brannigan, Leo Fitzsimons and Rory Sheridan.

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



Pioneer Total Abstinence Association Mass

All welcome to the special Pioneer Total Abstinence Association Mass in Stamullen Church. (Saturday evening)

This is a very special event for our parish, and all are welcome to join us for a cup of tea in the parish centre after Mass.


Special SMA Collection Weekend of 17th & 18th June

Bishop Michael has given permission to the SMA to hold collections in the Diocese of Meath.  Fr. Tom Curran SMA will celebrate masses in our parish next weekend.

The Society of African Missions – SMA – was founded in France in 1856 and when it was established in Ireland in 1878 it was the first exclusively missionary congregation to send out missionaries from Ireland.  The main mission of the SMA is in Africa where members work in 17 countries.  Today, there are about 900 members and about 270 seminarians preparing to be missionaries.  The SMA asks for the support of prayers for the success of its missionary works. Our greatest needs are funds to educate our seminarians and to continue work among the poorest people on earth.


St. Mary’s Church, missing Pyx’s

A number of Pyx’s are missing from the sacristy in St. Mary’s Church. If anyone has a pyx could they return it to the sacristy in order for us to check how many are available.


Annual Mass and Blessing of Graves

  • Mass and Blessing of Graves in Stamullen Cemetery will take place on Friday, 23rdJune at 7:30 pm.
  • Mass and Blessing of graves in Moorechurch Cemetery will take place on Sunday, 2nd July at 11:30 am.
  • Mass and Blessing of Graves in Kilsharvan Cemetery will take place at 7:30 pm on Friday, 14th

Please alert those outside the parish of these dates and times.


Exam Time

We remember all our young parishioners sitting the Junior and Leaving Certificate Exams.  A prayer to the Holy Spirit on their behalf would be most appreciated…..


Parish Office

The Parish Office will be closed on Thursday and Friday next, therefore the Newsletter will be printed on Wednesday morning.  Anyone wishing to include Masses or any items for the Newsletter please contact the office before Wednesday.


Pilgrimage to Lourdes – Church Gate Collection

  • The Annual Church Gate collectionwill take place at all Masses next weekend Saturday, 16th and Sunday, 17th

Led by Most Rev. Michael Smith the pilgrimage will take place from 12th-17th September.  Fare, including return flights, five nights full board, taxes and travel insurance is €699. To book call Pilgrimages Abroad on 01-6359300.  Hospital Pilgrims please call Lily on 087-6978783.

  • If parishioners know anyone who would wish to travel and needs some help with the fare please contact Lily on 087-6968683.


Feast of Corpus Christi – 18th June

Children who received their First Holy Communion this year are invited to process to the 10 am and 11:30 am Masses next Sunday, 18th June.

Please meet at 9:30 am at St.Patrick’s NS (9:45 am in the Parish Centre if it is raining) or 11 am at Whitecross NS.

All are welcome to join the children on this special occasion.

We ask parishioners to pray for all the children from the parish who have taken their First Communion this year.


All welcome to spend some time in silent prayer before the Blessed Sacrament through the day in Julianstown on Wednesdays from 9 am and after 10 am Mass.

Please note: Adoration in Stamullen is now on summer recess and will return in September.


Meath Diocese Pilgrimage to Knock

Meath Diocesan Pilgrimage to Our Lady`s Shrine at Knock takes place on Sunday 13th August. Led by Bishop Michael Smith and the choir for the Mass is the Meath  Diocesan Choir.


Balloy Farm Coffee morning

Join us at Balloy Farm for a coffee Morning and Bring & Buy Sale in aid of Down Syndrome Louth Meath on Tuesday 27th  June from 10 am to 2 pm.  Cakes, Plants Bric-a-Brac, Raffle.  Entrance €5.    Any donations of plants or baking very gratefully received.  For more information contact Clare on 087-6383477.


Julianstown Summer Festival and Street Feast

Julianstown will be hosting their Summer Festival and Street Feast in the Village Garden on Sunday 11th June from 2 to 5 pm.  This year there will be an added surprise in that Meath Daily will be coming along to film the event.  So make sure you are there early for a fun afternoon with lots of entertainment for the children and adults.  Admission €5 per family.

Don’t forget to speak a cúpla focal on the day!  There will also be a prize for the best “Crazy Hat”.  As they say get your “thinking hats” on and create a Show Stopper!


Spanish Classes

Spanish Classes for adults and children will take place this summer in Julianstown Community Centre.  Please contact Rosario on 089-2088790 for more details.


Stamullen Road Club

Sean Landers, while on a short holiday in the UK where he was visiting his Granddad, competed in the Jubilee Wheelers 10-mile Time Trial in Bournmount. Much to his delight he clocked the fastest time, resulting in a great win.

James Hughes, one of the clubs’ newest members finished 7th in the Seamus Kennedy Memorial last Sunday at Dunboyne. A total of 96 riders competed in this race and it was James’ first prize in an open race.


Tragic death of Alan Bonner

Alan was a registered member of Stamullen Road Club and all members wish to extend their heartfelt sympathy to Noel, Una, Gemma and Nicole on the tragic loss of Alan. He will always be fondly remembered by everybody in the club.


The Golden Girls

Golden Girls spent a lovely evening at Fairyhouse races in the company of some friends from EMARA.  We were served up a nice meal in suite 19 with a panoramic view of the course, some very crafty punters very happy.

We are looking forward to our trip to Carlingford on 26th June.

People outside of the group are always very welcome.  For further details contact Rose at 086-8377033.


St.  Patrick’s Club – Lotto

Drawn on 06/06/2017. No Winner. Numbers drawn:3,10,22,30.  Weekly Winners: Pat McCormack, F. Genockey, PJ Corcoran, Martin Arnold, Gerry Scully. Next Jackpot: €3,000.


St. Patrick’s GF & HC – Club News

  1. ‘B’ Football Championship on Saturday, 10thJune in Skryne at 6.30pm. St. Patrick’s v Moynalvey.
  2. Under 12 League on Sunday evening the 11thJune at GAA Grounds, Stamullen at 6pm. St. Patrick’s v Summerhill.
  3. Under 14 Boys League Semi Final on Tuesday,13th June in Ballinabrackey at 7.30pm. Ballinabrackey v St. Patricks.
  4. Social Dancing returns to St. Patrick’s GAA Centre on Friday, 30thJune commencing at 9pm.  Music on the night by Matt Leavy.  Admission on the night €10 including light refreshments.



Sonairte is delighted to announce Irish Farmers Market weekly Market starting this Sunday 11th June from 11am to 6pm.  Join us each Sunday to mix with the locals, soak up the atmosphere and enjoy the wide range of stalls, while being amazed at how Organic producers mix well with interesting Irish crafts and Multicultural foods.  Make it a day out for the whole family.







All Ireland Rally For Life 2017

Join tens of thousands as we march to celebrate Life and in support of the 8th Amendment on Saturday 1st July in Dublin City Centre.  Starting at Parnell Square at 2pm.

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