Sunday, 12th June 2016
Ceremonies in the Parish: Baptism
This weekend we welcome in baptism JJ Connolly and Emily Nolan. May these newly baptised children always know and love Jesus as their friend. We ask parishioners to pray for these and all the children of the parish and their families.
Supporting the Parish
Total Offertory: € 940.00
June Offering Stamullen € 560.00
June Offering Julianstown € 440.00
We would like to thank parishioners for your continued support which is very much appreciated.
Ceremonies in the Parish: Weddings
We would like to congratulate Claire Haran & Ronan Maguire who were married in the parish this weekend. We wish Claire and Ronan every blessing for the future.
Mass and Blessing of Graves
- The Annual cemetery Mass will take place in Stamullen Cemetery on Friday, 24thMore details below.
- Mass and Blessing of Graves in Moorechurch Cemetery will take place on Sunday, 3rdJuly at 11:30 am.
- Mass and Blessing of Graves in Kilsharvan Cemetery will take place on Friday, 8thJuly at 7:30 pm.
Please alert those outside the parish to these dates.
The Annual Mass will take place in Stamullen Cemetery on Friday, 24th June at 7:30 pm. The Committee look forward to seeing you there, and the plots in their usual pristine condition. We are hosting light refreshments afterwards in Whyte’s Lounge. Everyone is invited.
Prayer for Ireland
Check out the live link on portlaoiseparish.ie for Rosary and Divine mercy chaplet every night at 9:30 pm.
We remember all our young people sitting the Junior and Leaving Certificate exams. A prayer to the Holy Spirit on their behalf would be most appreciated …..
Meath Lourdes Hospitality Group Annual Collection
- The Meath Lourdes Hospitality group have been granted a permit for Church Gate collections on Saturday, 18thand Sunday 19th Collections will take place at Stamullen and Julianstown Churches.
- Led by Bishop Michael, the Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes will take place from 12th-17th To book on the Hospital Pilgrim Section please contact Lily Brangan on 087-6978783.
- If parishioners know of anyone who would benefit from a trip to Our Lady’s Shrine but who might find the cost difficult at this time, please contact Lily Brangan on 087-6978783.
True Light Prayer Group
The True Light Prayer Group will celebrate our annual Thanksgiving Mass on Tuesday 14th June at 8pm in the Parish Centre, Stamullen. Our celebrant is Fr. John Keane. We send an open invitation to parishioners and to anyone who may have joined us over the year. Refreshments served afterwards. We will resume meetings in September.
Stamullen Defibrillator – Fund Raising
Sean O’Donovan with 50 members of Atomic Fitness, Stamullen are taking part in the ‘Hell and Back’ challenge in Kilruddery on 25th June to raise funds for a Defibrillator in Stamullen Village… We will have more information next week ….
Julianstown & District Community Assoc. Street Feast
Come along on Sunday (12th from 2pm) for our Bees & Butterflies Street Feast in Julianstown Community garden.
We are having a best hat/bonnet competition, entertainment will include Magician, Puppet Show, Obstacle Course, Games, Crafts, Face Painting, Drumming Circle and a super new Slide from Eurobounce. For Mums and Dads there will be some yummy Strawberries & Cream (supplied by Clarkes Fruits & cream from our favourite milk man, John Rogan). Boyne Valley Honey are also giving us a hamper and some Honey! There will be stalls selling crafts and Hot Dogs to beat the band. Admission is €5 per family, which includes tea and cake and a soft drink for our younger folk.
Julianstown Tidy Towns – Help Needed!!
Julianstown Tidy Towns is once again starting its annual work to improve the general appearance and community amenities within the village.
This year we have prioritised the important area of bees and pollination and plan to upgrade many of our existing planting areas by incorporating bee friendly pollinator planting. This initiative we are calling “Bee Friendly in Julianstown” and we will work with the local school and wider community to highlight the importance of the native bee population of Ireland.
In addition to this project, which will also be the focus for our forthcoming summer festival in June, we will be continuing the work on our community woodland with the installation of a poets corner and walk; this will highlight the beautiful woodland poetry that was completed last year by the children at Whitecross school and will also commemorate our local renowned poet Thomas O`Brien from Sarsfieldstown, Julianstown.
In the meantime, Judging for the Tidy Towns has started and we need a little help. Is there an area you think needs a tidy? There is lots to do such as cutting back overhanging brambles, clearing pavements of weeds, Strimiming, and of course weeding the beds. We are out on Saturday, Tuesday and Thursday mornings, and an extra hand works wonders. If you don’t want to join committee that’s fine – any help is always appreciated!
St. Patrick’s GF & HC – Club News
- Date for the Diary: Social Dancing is back at St. Patrick’s on Friday, 24thJune from 9-12 pm. Adm: €10 including
- Under 17 Inter County League atGAA Grounds, Stamullen at 11am on Sunday. 12th June. East Meath Gaels v Sarsfields Newbridge.
- Under 14 Girls match takes placeTuesday, 14th June at GAA Grounds at 7.30pm. St. Patrick’s v Rathkenny.
- 4.1A League on Friday, 17th June at GAA Grounds, Stamullen at 7.45pm. St. Patrick’s v St. Colmcille’s.
St. Patrick’s Club – Lotto
Drawn on 31/05/2016. No winner. Numbers drawn: 1,4,15,26. Weekly winners: Chereen & Alan, Sinead Boylan, Mary Reilly Aoife Bolger, Peter Kavanagh. Next Crossbar draw: June 28th – €1000. Next Draw: €6,300.
Stamullen Road Club
Saturday: Mooney Cup at Sligo, Sunday: Donamon GP at Castlecoote, Roscommon, Sunday: Paddy Flanagan GP in Kildare, Tuesday: Mondello Series of cycle races, Wednesday: Mullingar Criterium (short town centre race).
Briarleas Street Party
Meet your Neighbours and have some fun …..! The Briarleas Street Party is drawing closer and lots of help is needed to make the day a success. The date for the party is 25th June and if anyone could spare an hour or two to help with the set-up or even man the tea table for half an hour this would be greatly appreciated. A Free BBQ & Raffle will be held on the day. Please pass the word onto to Ex-residents of the Mosney Road. Looking forward to seeing you all there. Please contact 0863811420 if you can give half an hour on the day.
Julianstown Baby & Toddler Group Summer Party
Julianstown Baby & Toddler group are holidng a summer party on Wednesday, 22nd June from 9.30 am – 12 pm. There will be a bouncy castle on the day (inside) and lots of goodies (There might even be an Ice cream van!) Please pass the word to anybody with small preschool kids who would like to come.
On another note: The group are in bad need of some babies – not the real ones – play ones. If anybody has some old plastic (not cloth) dollys that are no longer in use, please pass them our way. We also need some baby clothes for the poor undressed dollys we have. All gratefully received……..
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