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Sunday, 13th May 2018

Supporting the Parish

Total Offertory: €      875.00

envelopes:     Stamullen €         600.00

Julianstown €           230.00


First Communion Ceremonies

We would like to congratulate the children from St. Patrick’s NS who took their First Communion this Saturday.

Thanks to their teachers and the school community who helped to prepare them for this special occasion.


First Communion Ceremony for children from Whitecross NS will take place in St. Mary’s Church, Julianstown on 19th May


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


Sacraments in the Parish:  Baptism

This weekend we welcome in Baptism: Jakub Szczesniak.  May all newly baptised children always know and love Jesus as their friend.   We ask parishioners to pray for Jakub children and his family.


PTAA Pilgrimage to Knock

The annual PTAA Pilgrimage to Knock Shrine will take place next Sunday,  20th May this year.

The bus will leave Stamullen at 7:45am and Julianstown at 8am. The cost of the day is €30, which includes refreshments in Longford on the way down. We’d love you to join us on what is always a special day. Non Pioneers are very welcome. To book your place phone Ann on 01- 8411267,  Mary on 086-2309910 or Colm on 086-8056138.


Mass and Blessing of Graves

  • The Annual Mass and Blessing of Graves in Moorechurch Cemetery will take place on Sunday, 1stJuly at 11:30 am.
  • Mass and Blessing of Graves in Stamullen Cemetery will take place on Friday, 29thJune at 7:30 pm.
  • Please alert those outside the parish to these dates.


On behalf of families who have loved ones buried in Moorechurch cemetery we would like to thank the residents from Moorechurch who cleaned the graveyard recently.  These parishioners have tidied up and emptied the bin in the Graveyard which was over-flowing.

Visitors are throwing loose waste on the ground beside the bin which is unsightly and distressing.  Unfortunately there is no one appointed to clean the Cemetery so if the rubbish builds up there is no one to remove it and locals have to take it and put it in their own bins!

When visiting your loved one’s grave, can we suggest that families bring a plastic bag for their rubbish which can be placed in the bin provided.  If the bin is full, visitors are requested to place the plastic bag beside the bin or bring it home with them.


World Meeting of Families – Papal Mass

We are looking at the idea of organising a bus to bring parishioners to the Papal Mass in the Phoenix Park on 26th August.

In order to get an idea of numbers we would be grateful if you would express an interest by completing the form which is available beside the Newsletters in Julianstown and on the Table in the foyer in Stamullen (outside the Day Chapel).


Registration for all WMOF2018 events is open via Individual pilgrims and families can register for the main three-day WMOF2018 Congress from August 22nd to 24th  for the Festival of Families on Saturday 25th August; and for the Closing Mass on Sunday, 26th August.  There are currently more than 8,000 people registered with considerable interest from overseas. Don’t miss out on these once in a generation events.



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.


Adoration in Drogheda – Every Friday in May

Come adore the Lord of Life. Visit the Adoration Chapel in St. Mary’s Church, Drogheda every Friday in May for quiet prayer for the Protection of Life.  All very welcome.



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.


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 016359300 or email:

If parishioners know anyone who would like to travel to Lourdes and need some help with the fare, please contact Lily on 087-6968683.


Choose Life 2018 – Newsletter

This week’s copy of Choose Life 2018 is on display on the noticeboards in both churches.  Please take time to have a look at this well written Newsletter.


Golden Girls

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


Coffee Morning  

Slav is a 13 year old teenager who lives on the Minnistown Road and is seriously ill with stage 4 cancer.

Cllr. Sharon Keogan, The Lime Kiln, McCluskeys Bakery and the Julianstown & District Community are holding a Coffee Morning in the Lime Kiln on Tuesday 15th  May from 10 am to 12 pm.

Admission is €5 and all funds raised from this event will go to Slav’s family so that he can get treatment in the U.S.A.   Please come along and support this worthy cause.


Down Syndrome Louth Meath Fundraising

The Tredagh Singers with Orchestra and guests are in Concert in St Peter’s Church of Ireland, Drogheda on Friday 25th May at 8 pm.  All proceeds to Down Syndrome Louth Meath.  Tickets €20 (include a glass of wine), available from Clare on 087-6383477.  Please support what promises to be a lovely musical evening.


St.  Patrick’s Club – Lotto

Drawn on 08/05/2018. No Winner. Numbers drawn: 3,11,18,29. Weekly winners:Rosy McGrath, M. McKiernan, Caroline Carr, Clare Murphy, Brendan Tolan. Next week’s Jackpot: €7,600.


St. Patrick’s GF & HC – Club News

Ladies Senior Football Championship takes place on Monday, 14th May at the GAA Grounds Stamullen at 8pm.  St. Patrick’s v Simonstown.

  1. Under 14 Girls League takes place onTuesday, 15th May at GAA Grounds, Stamullen at 7pm.  St. Patrick’s  v Moynalvey.
  2. Under 11 Boys League on Wednesday, 16thMay at GAA Grounds Stamullen at 7pm. St. Patrick’s v Donaghmore/ Ashbourne
  3. Under 14 Hurling League on Thursday,17th May away to O’ Mahony’s at 7pm.
  4. Under 14 Girls League also on Thursday,17th May at GAA Grounds Stamullen at 7.30pm. St. Patrick’s v Blackhall Gaels.
  5. Social Dancing returns to St Patrick’s GAA Centre on Friday, 25thMay at 9pm.   Music on the night by Footsteps. Adm €10 including light refreshments.


Irish Blood Transfusion Service

Two opportunities to give blood:  Monday 14th May from 5-8:30 pm in Duleek Boys National School, Duleek and on Tuesday, 15th May from 5 to 8:30 pm in Scoil Oilibheir Naofa, Bettystown. Please remembember that many patients in hospitals need our blood and this need never ceases.


Meath County Council Pride of Place

Meath County Councils Pride of Place competition has been launched, details and the application form are available at

The closing date is Friday 1st June.  Completed forms should be forwarded to the Community Department, Meath County Council, Buvinda House, Dublin Road, Navan, Co. Meath, C15 Y291, or by e-mail to


St. Patrick’s Church, Stamullen


Saturday, 12th  6:00 pm Brian McConville

Tom Sweeney and Tommy & Katie Caffrey

Sunday, 13th    10:00 am Jack, Kathleen & Jess Despard

Tuesday 10:00 am Celebrant’s Intentions

Thursday 10:00 am Celebrant’s Intentions

Saturday, 19th      6:00 pm Mary (1 Ann) & Chris (nee Sarsfield) Mulholland      and deceased members of the Mulholland family

Peter Russell (1 Ann)

Billy Doyle (12 Ann)

Sunday, 20th  10:00 am Eileen McCabe, her husband Patrick

and her parents, brother and sister


St. Mary’s Church, Julianstown


Saturday, 12th          7:00 pm Gerry Brennan (MM)

Sunday, 13th          11:30 am People of the Parish

Wednesday 10:00 am Celebrant’s Intentions

Friday 10:00 am Celebrant’s Intentions

Saturday, 19th          7:00 pm

Sunday, 20th          11:30 am




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