Sunday, 14th August 2016
R. I. P.
Your prayers are requested for the repose of the soul of Seamus Carey whose funeral took place during the week. We remember the bereaved in our prayers
Supporting the Parish
Total Offertory: € 690.00
Weekly Envelopes Stamullen € 370.00
Weekly Envelopes Julianstown € 255.00
Ceremonies in the Parish: Baptism
This weekend we welcome in baptism: Sadie Crimmins, Brogan Daly, Maeve Gavin, Saoirse, Geobey, Charlie, Edward & James Greene and Luke King, May these newly baptised children always know and love Jesus as their friend.
We ask parishioners to pray for these children and their families.
“Do you like to sing?” Stamullen Choir would welcome new members: adults and teenagers. We sing at 10 am. Mass on Sundays and we rehearse on Monday nights from 8 – 9.15 pm.
Please join us in St. Patrick’s Church on Sunday 4th or Monday 5th September when we resume after Summer recess.
Adoration in Stamullen will take place every Thursday following 10 am Mass, until 11 am. Adoration will resume after summer recess in September.
Meath Diocese Pilgrimage to Knock takes place this Sunday 14th August. Bishop Michael Smith will be accompanied by the Diocesan Choir. This year’s Diocesan Pilgrimage will coincide with the opening of the annual Novena to Our Lady of Knock – 14th to 23rd August.
Novena to Our Lady of Knock:
Knock Shrine will open the 39th annual Novena to Our Lady of Knock on Sunday 14th August and this year it promises to be bigger than ever with a tremendous line-up of well-known and engaging speakers. Workshop sessions will take place daily to engage people and provide them with the opportunity to discuss and reflect. The theme for this year is ‘Merciful like the Father’ in keeping with the Jubilee Year of Mercy with a focus on real-life issues and challenges.
A Focus on the Challenges of Everyday Life
Speaking about the appeal of this years’ Novena, Fr. Richard, PP, Rector, Knock Shrine said, the following: “People are facing enormous challenges, trying to grapple with daily struggles, financial pressures, as well as juggling family life. We want to look at dealing with the broader issues facing society and ordinary working families. Themes such as social equality, mercy , healing and how we can help one another are just some of the elements drawn from the broader theme of Mercy, what it actually means to us and how we can bring it into our everyday lives.”
Daily Novena Workshops will take place in St. John’s Rest & Care each day with the exception of Sunday 14th, Monday 15th and Sunday 21st when they will be located in the Prayer Guidance Centre. Daily Ceremonies will be streamed live at www.knockshrine.ie/watch and also on Radio Maria at http://radiomaria.ie/live-stream/ or via Digital/ DAB Radio.
Family Activities in Knock
Those planning on taking a trip to Knock throughout the Novena will be happy to know that the Youth Ministry have opened their doors once again with The HUB, a place for children and young people at the Shrine. The HUB run daily programmes throughout the Novena, offering a wide range of fun activities in a warm and friendly environment. Knock Museum and Café Le Chéile are also open daily from 10am-6pm. For further information, visit: www.knockshrine.ie/novena2016.
The Golden Girls
We are now into our 3rd year and new members always welcome. We meet on Monday morning at 11am in the parish hall. Come along and join us……..
Stamullen Road Club
Club news in future Newsletters …….
Irish Guide Dogs Association – Collection
Thank you to all who supported the Irish guide dogs for the blind recent collection. The amounts collected were: Stamullen €243.22 and Julianstown €302.15. All collectors were total volunteers and all money goes directly into the training of more guide dogs for blind people and more assistance dogs for children with Autism. Your local branch of guide dogs contacts are firstname.lastname@example.org or Tom on 085 -7663107.
St. Patrick’s Club – Lotto
Drawn on 09/08/2016. No winner. Numbers drawn: 2,7,17,19 Next Crossbar draw: August 30th – €1000. Weekly Winners: Malon Family, Kay Tobin, Maureen Byrne, Maria Loughran, Gerard Gough: Next Draw: €1,100.
St. Patrick’s GF & HC – Club News
- Senior Football Championship on Saturday, 13thAugust at 7pm in Duleek. St. Patrick’s v Ratoath.
- Junior ‘B’ Football Championship on Sunday,14th August at 12 pm in Slane. St. Patrick’s v Gaeil Colmcille.
- Div 1 ‘B’ League on Tuesday, 16thAugust in Dunshaughlin at 7.30pm. Dunshaughlin v St. Patricks
- Under 17 Football League on Friday,19th August at 7.30pm in Moynalvey. St. Patrick’s v Jenkinstown Gaels.
- Social Dancing returnsto St. Patrick’s on Friday, 26th August from 9 pm to 12 midnight. Music on the night by Unity. Adm €10 incl light supper and raffle.
Stamullen Tidy Towns
Urgent ‘tidy towns’ help is required at the moment and anyone with an hour or two to spare could you please contact any member of the committee and we will set up a rota for people who can provide occasional help.
Weekly village tidy takes place every Saturday. Meet at Stamullen Church at 11.
Gormanston Beach Clean-up
Please note beach clean-up sessions for the Holiday Season 1st and 3rd Mondays of the month at 7pm. Meet this Monday at Delvin River Viaduct. Clean up generally runs from the Delvin River’s Bremore Beach to Ben Head cliffs. All equipment supplied in co-operation with Meath County Council.
Cruicetown Cemetery – Walking Tour
Archaeologist, lecturer and author, Dr James Lyttleton of Maynooth University, will conduct a walking tour in Cruicetown Cemetery, Cruicetown, Nobber, County Meath, on Tuesday 23rd August 2016 at 7.30pm, as part of Heritage Week in the county.
The subject of the tour is The Archaeology of Medieval Cruicetown. The event is hosted by Cruicetown Cemetery Conservation Committee.
Dr James Lyttleton will discuss the remains of medieval Cruicetown, and what insights they can provide on the daily lives of the people who lived there. in the Middle Ages. email: email@example.com
National Centre for Liturgy Courses
Study Liturgy at the National Centre for Liturgy, St Patrick’s College, Maynooth, Co. Kildare. Courses begin 19th September. The courses, Diploma, Higher Diploma and Masters, provide training for those who wish to prepare for parish ministry, and who may be called upon to undertake roles of leadership and training in various pastoral contexts. Visit: www.liturgy-ireland.ie.
Drogheda & North East Branch of Samaritans
Would you like to become a volunteer? To find out what is involved come to our Information Sessions on Wednesday 24th August at 7.30pm or Saturday 27th August at 11 am at 2 Leland Place, Stockwell St, Drogheda Telephone: 041-9843844 (10am-1pm Monday-Friday). E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bee Aware Workshop – Sonairte
Sonairte will host a workshop for children aged 6-12 from 11:30 am – 1 pm on Sunday 21st August.
The workshop by Jeanne Sampier is all about bees and bumblebees and their importance. It will introduce the concept of pollination, learning to distinguish different bee species, practice identifying them with lots of colouring materials.
The second half of the workshop will be a walkabout to find some bumblers in the wild!! Max 20 places. Please register by emailing email@example.com