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Sunday, 12th August 2018

R. I. P.

Your prayers are requested for the repose of the soul of Declan Moore, whose funeral took place in Capetown, South Africa.

We remember the bereaved in our prayers.



Supporting the Parish

Total Offertory:  Stamullen €      820.00

Weekly envelopes:    Stamullen €         345.00

Julianstown € 375.00


Sacraments in the Parish:  Baptism

This weekend we welcome in Baptism: Max McGuigan, Fiadh McHale, Mya O’Dwyer and Alba Tiernan.  May newly baptised children always know and love Jesus as their friend.   We ask parishioners to pray for these children and their familes.


Ceremonies in the Parish:  Weddings  

We would like to congratulate Mairead Dunphy & Emmet McKay, Aisling Mooney & David Farrell and Shirley Anne Archer & Niall Sheridan who were married in the St. Patrick’s Church, Stamullen during the week.

We wish these three couples every blessing for the future.


WMOF 2018


Bus from the parish to Mass in the Phoenix Park

Please check the list for the Bus to ensure your name is included.  (Beside the Newsletters). We have about ten spaces left.

If you would like to be included, please contact the parish office on Monday morning. (We have to contact the organisers on Monday with our details and final numbers).

  • Unfortunately, we cannot advise departure time at the moment.  We are waiting for news from WMOF organisers regarding arrangements concerning times buses should be parked etc., as soon as we have this information we will inform parishioners.


Pope Francis will make a pastoral visit to Ireland for the 9th World Meeting of Families which is taking place in Dublin from 21st26th August. In addition to the Festival of Families the WMOF2018 has at its heart the following key moments:

  • National Openingof World Meeting of Families which will take place simultaneously in the twenty-six dioceses on the island of Ireland on Tuesday 21st  August
  • A three-day Pastoral Congresswhich will take place in the RDS, Dublin from 22nd to 24th August and will include entail a joyful and reflective programme of workshops, talks and discussions centred on the theme: “The Gospel of the Family: Joy for the World”.  The Congress will also offer an engaging programme for young people to include faith and fun activities for children;
  • A visit to Knock Shrine, Ireland’s National Marian Shrine, where he will pray for families and for the World Meeting of Families on Sunday 26thAugust;
  • The Closing Massfor WMOF2018 which will involve 500,000 pilgrims from Ireland and around the world in the Phoenix Park, Dublin on Sunday 26th August at 3 pm.


Holy Family Ballsgrove – A little bit of Francis

In “A Little Bit of Francis” we attempt to tell the story of Jorge Bergoglio starting out in Argentina and taking us to Rome and Papacy. Encouraging creativity our youth leaders worked with the young people to devise a script and music selection that should be Gospel relevant, fun and interesting, focusing on some of the issues Pope Francis highlights. By the end of our performance we would hope people would feel somewhat enthused, energised and challenged to proclaim the joy of the Gospel.

It is a great delight and honour for Holy Family Youth Choir to be invited to perform A Little Bit of Francis at the World Meeting of Families in the RDS on Thursday 23rd August at 7pm. You may like to join us on that evening or encourage others to do so.

As part of the Duleek Deanery gathering (to mark the opening), we kindly invite you to join us for a performance of the show in Holy Family Church on Tuesday 21st August at 7pm, afterwards processing to St. Mary’s.

Thanks to all who support our ongoing work accompanying young people in their faith.


Stamullen Tidy Towns

Clean up continues every Saturday morning.  Why not join us and help us improve our village … we meet every Saturday at Stamullen Church at 11 am.

Visit of Relics to Mosney

The Relics of Saints Louis & Zélie Martin and Saint Thérèse of Lisieux will visit Mosney as part of the Celebrations for the World Meeting of Families on Thursday 30th   August from 11am to 1pm. The Relics will be present at St. Patrick’s Church, Mosney. Parking facilities will be available on the day. All Welcome


Irish Guide Dogs Collection

On behalf of Irish guide dogs for the blind I would like to thank you all for the great cooperation and generous financial support that was given to us at our recent church gate collection in the parish.  The amounts collected were at Stamullen € 284.45 and Julianstown €115.85


As a guide dog owner myself and chairperson of the Balbriggan Branch of guide dogs which is the nearest branch to you I want to say that all who helped are total volunteers and all moneys collected goes straight to headquarters of guide dogs cork to train more guide dogs for blind people and more assistance dogs for families who have a child with Autism.                           Tom


Stamullen Road Club

Check future Newsletters for information.


St. Patrick’s GF & HC – Club News

  1. Senior Football Championship  on Saturday,11th August in Duleek at30pm. St Patrick’s v St Colmcille’s.
  2. Minor Football Championship on Wednesday, 15th August in Donore at7pm.  St Mary’s/Slane v St Patrick’
  3. Junior Hurling Championship on Friday, 17thAugust in Ratoath at 7pm. St Patrick’s v Trim.
  4. Social Dancing returns to St Patrick’s GAA Club on Friday,31st August at 9pm. Music on the night by Harmony.  Adm €10 to include light refreshments.


St.  Patrick’s Club – Lotto

Drawn on 07/08/2018. Numbers drawn: 2,4,18,19.  Weekly winners: Maria Nolan, Lorraine Shanley, Tadhg Brennan, A & R Brennan, Carmel Finnegan. Weekly winners: Next week’s Jackpot: €8,900.


Drogheda & North East Samaritans

Would you be interested in becoming a Samaritan Volunteer? If so, please come along to our Information sessions to find out what is involved.  Tuesday 28th August at 7.30pm or Saturday, 1st September at 11 am.  At No. 2 Leland Place, Stockwell St., Drogheda.  Contact Brigid at 041-9843844 (10 am-1 pm). E-Mail:


Laytown Race Committee Book Launch

Laytown Race Committee’s launch of their new book Laytown Strand Races – celebrating 150 years takes place on Tuesday 14th August at 7.30 pm in the Glenside Hotel.  All welcome.


Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes

Led by Bishop Michael Smith, the annual Meath Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes will take place from 12th -17th September.
Package includes: Direct flight from Dublin to Tarbes-Lourdes Airport and return, return airport transfers with guide assistance, 5 nights hotel accommodation with Daily breakfast, lunch and dinner, Full programme of religious ceremonies and special masses, Guided tours and social evenings, Full assistance of Joe Walsh Tours guides and representatives.  For information, please contact Pilgrimages Abroad on 01-6359300 or email:


Meath Lourdes Hospitality Group

If parishioners know any Hospital pilgrims who would like to travel to Lourdes and need some help with the fare, please contact Lily on 087-6978783.


Meath Rural Social Scheme: Vacancy

Due to the expansion of the Rural Social Scheme, Meath Partnership is currently inviting applications from members of the farming community who wish to seek employment on the Scheme in Meath.

The primary aim of the scheme is to provide an opportunity for farmers or their spouses (and in some cases their children or siblings) to earn a supplementary income through employment in local community projects, primarily in the development of local amenities, facilities and services in rural communities. Further details and application forms available from Barbara Gaynor. or by phone on 086-6031077.


St. Patrick’s Church, Stamullen


Saturday, 11th        6:00 pm People of the Parish

Sunday, 12th  10:00 am William, Julia & Anthony Reilly, Cora Woods

and Mary & Pat Murphy

Tuesday 10:00 am Celebrant’s Intentions

Wednesday 7:00 pm Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Thursday 10:00 am Celebrant’s Intentions

Saturday 18th      6:00 pm Kathleen Reilly

Michael & Teresa Heffernan

Sunday, 19th  10:00 am Matt Kavanagh (1 Ann)



St. Mary’s Church, Julianstown


Saturday, 11th          7:00 pm William, Liam & Rita Murtagh

Madeline Darby

Micheline (nee Lappin) & Foncie Greene

and the Lappin Family

Sunday, 12th         11:30 am Rosie Gaughran (1 Ann)

Wednesday 10:00 am Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Fursey O’Brien

Friday 10:00 am Celebrants Intentions

Saturday, 18th          7:00 pm Kitty Galligan

Sunday, 19th         11:30 am

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