Sunday, 14th March 2021 Fourth Sunday in Lent
|Fr. Declan Kelly P.P.
|Fourth Sunday of Lent
Sunday, 14th March 2021
|c/o Secretary: Carol
Due to Covid restrictions we will continue to upload Mass from the Parish on the YouTube channel at 10 am on Sunday.
Parishioners can go to the Parish website: www.sjparish.ie and scroll down to the bottom left- hand side of the screen. Click into the YouTube channel.
Fr. Michael V. Daly
At the time of going to press we have learned of the death of Fr Michael V. Daly, past Parish Priest of Stamullen Julianstown Parish. May he rest in peace.
Reposing in Fitzsimons Funeral Home, Navan on Sunday, 14th March from 5pm – 7pm.
Removal to St Mary’s Church, Navan arriving for Evening Prayer at 7:30pm.
Requiem Mass at 10:30 am on Monday, 15th in St Mary’s, Navan followed by burial a. St Patrick’s Church, Stamullen.
In accordance with government guidelines and restrictions on attendance, Removal and Mass will be livestreamed via www.navanparish.ie/livestream.
Fr. Daly’s funeral cortege will pass by Whitecross School on his final journey to St. Patrick’s Church. Parishioners are welcome to line the route.
This Sunday’s Mass will be offered for:
Tommy McDonnell, Mosney Road (MM)
Tom Lynch (2nd Ann)
Ellie & Anthony Haran
St. Patrick’s Day 2021
Due to Government restrictions, and for the second year in a row, we will be unable to have our Patron Day Mass in Stamullen as normal. Mass will be celebrated for St. Patrick’s Day on our YouTube channel and it will be offered for those who are buried in Stamullen Cemetery. Graves will be blessed afterwards.
Sunday, 21st March – Next Weekend’s Mass will be offered for:
Cora Boylan and James Boylan
Mother’s Day Prayer
Loving God, we thank you for the love of the mothers you have given us whose love is so precious it can never be measured, whose patience seems to have no end.
May we see your loving hand behind them and guiding them.
We pray for those mothers who fear they will run out of love or time or patience.
We ask you to bless them with your own special love.
We ask this in the name of Jesus. Amen.
Your prayers are requested for the repose of the soul of Freda Delany whose funeral took place in Julianstown this week. We remember the bereaved in our prayers.
- Mass is available every Wednesday on the YouTube channel at 10 am. This mass can be accessed any time from then.
We continue our “Begin Again” programme
We invite everybody to start something new for Lent and if you miss a day or a few days to Begin Again.
Sunday: Tune in to weekend Mass on-line via webcam or Facebook.
Monday: Reach out to someone via text or phone call who may need your support.
Tuesday: Cook something nice for yourself or family and enjoy.
Wednesday: Contribute some monies to Trócaire and helping the poor and needy.
Thursday: Pray privately and remember three things to be thankful to God for.
Friday: Abstain from meat.
Saturday: Do some physical exercise on your own or with family if you can.
Each Day: Offer Our Father, Hail Mary and Glory be for family, our sick and departed.
Bishops’ statement on the Covid-19 restrictions in Republic of Ireland
We make an urgent appeal that the following matters be addressed: That the easing of restrictions from Level 5 should include the restoration of public worship, albeit in a safe and limited way. For people of faith not to be free to worship until regulations return to Level 2, whilst many other restrictions are eased, is seen as particularly distressing and unjust. That the number of mourners permitted at funeral services be increased, with immediate effect, noting that in Northern Ireland this number has not been reduced below 25. The current restriction places immense burdens on grieving families, compounding the pain of their loss. We strongly believe that allowing these measures would contribute greatly to giving a sense of hope and consolation to many in our Church – in line with the central message of Easter. These measures would be a substantial support to the wellbeing of individuals and parish communities, and ultimately serve the Common Good of all. We wish to remain responsive to public health messaging. For this reason we are recommending the postponement of the sacraments of First Holy Communion and Confirmation ceremonies for the time being.
We continue to keep in prayer all who are suffering in this time of Covid, and all who contribute so much to their care.
Prayer as we continue through Lent
As I place on my forehead the sign of your saving cross,
You say to me, repent and believe in the Gospel.
Walking into Lent My heart is set on you. May my fasting fill me with hunger for you,
May my prayer draw me deeper into your presence.
May my acts of charity bring your love to my home and community. Lord of life,
Grant that by turning back to you in these forty days I will re-awaken the joy of my Easter faith;
For you raise me up from fear and despair and call me to hope and trust in God who is with me always.
With you, I will rise again. Amen
Friday, 19th March is the Feast of Saint Joseph when we conclude our Novena to Sleeping Saint Joseph.
O Saint Joseph, you are a man greatly favored by the Most High. The angel of the Lord appeared to you in dreams, while you slept, to warn you and guide you as you cared for the Holy Family. You were both silent and strong, a loyal and courageous protector. Dear Saint Joseph, as you rest in the Lord, confident of His absolute power and goodness, look upon me. Please take my need into your heart, dream of it, and present it to your Son. Help me then, good Saint Joseph, to hear the voice of God, to arise, and act with love. I praise and thank God with joy. Saint Joseph, I love you.
Thank you to all who continue to drop weekly envelopes to the church/parochial house. Your support is very much appreciated.
- Cheques: If you prefer to send cheques – please make them payable to Stamullen Julianstown Parish.
- If you wish to contribute to the church by bank transfer, you can e-mail your request to the parish at email@example.com and we will contact you.
- Parishioners can also donate through the parish website sjparish.ie and click the give button in the red box.
- We would like to advise Parishioners, that should they wish to place envelopes in the Postbox at the Parish House, please be assured this box is monitored and overlooked by a security camera so it is very safe.
We are grateful to all who support our Parish especially in these difficult times when there is no Offertory Collection at Mass.
- Despite Churches not being open, they still need to be maintained. Each parish also supports our Diocese as regards to expenses for Marriage Tribunal, Catechetical support at Primary and Post Primary level, contribution towards the Irish Episcopal Conference as well as the general expenses of running the Diocese.
St. Patricks GFHC Lotto
Jackpot. €9,600. No Jackpot Winner. Drawn on: 9th March 2021. Numbers Drawn: 3,17,18,28.
Lucky Dip Numbers: 3,17,28. Two Winners: (1) €50 – Pat McCormack and (2) €50 – Sera & Hugh McCrory
Next Week’s Jackpot: €9,700. Thank you to all our loyal supporters.
The parish office remains closed. You can contact Fr. Declan on 01-8412647.
Parishioners are also invited to e-mail requests or queries to the Parish Office: firstname.lastname@example.org. (We are checking e-mails regularly and will respond as quickly as possible, but please allow at least a week for replies).