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Sunday, 15th April 2018

R. I. P.

Your prayers are requested for the repose of the soul of Patrick (Pat) Murphy, whose funeral took place during the week.

We remember the bereaved in our prayers


Supporting the Parish

Total Offertory: €      845.00

Weekly Envelopes:     Stamullen €         430.00

Julianstown €           632.00


Easter Thanks

A word of thanks to everyone who worked hard to prepare for the recent Easter Ceremonies in the parish.

To all who took part in the Ceremonies, and to all who prepared our parish churches, a warm, well earned, word of thanks.


Mass Intentions

  • Please remember Funeral Masses, when they occur, will replace the Mass of the day.
  • On Sunday, Funerals will take place at the usual Mass times.  Funerals therefore willtake place at 10 am in Stamullen and 11:30 am in Julianstown (on a Sunday).
  • If  you wish to book a Mass please contact the parish office in plenty of time as only threefamilies’ intentions are accepted for each weekend Mass.
  • Only one Mass Intention can be taken for 10 am weekday Masses.


Sacraments in the Parish

Bishop Michael Smith will celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation in the parish this Thursday, 19th April:  Whitecross NS ceremony will take place in St. Mary’s Church, Julianstown at 11 am and St. Patrick’s NS ceremony takes place in the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Gormanston at 3 pm.

We ask parishioners to pray for the Candidates as they take this very important step in their faith journey.


Fund Raising – Ten Week Draw

We would like to thanks to all who took part in the Parish Ten Week Draw.  A special word of thanks to the Promoters:  Mary Clarke, Pauline Clarkin, Mary Courtney, Mary Davitt, Rita Gilligan, Fr. Declan, Nuala Kavanagh, Bridie Kirwan, Annette Leonard, Martin McKenna, Carol McKiernan, Johnny McQuillan, Aisling Monahan, Christy Moore, Paudge Moore, Tosh Murphy, Tommie Russell and Kay Tobin for their dedication each year.  A total  of €6,800 was raised this year.


Congratulations to the winners of Weeks Nine and Ten:

1st Prize: €250, 2nd Prize: €100, 3rd Prize: €75 and 4th Prize: €50.

Congratulations to Prize Winners 1st: Joe Leonard, (Annette Leonard) & Bernie Smith (Mary Courtney), 2nd: Kay Tobin (Kay Tobin) & Freddie Whyte (Christy Moore), 3rd: Eileen Prendergast (Bridie Kirwan) & Geraldine Duffy (Pauline Clarkin), 4th: Colette Collier (Rita Gilligan) & John Andrews (Christy Moore)  Promoter’s Prizes: Mary Clarke & Mary Courtney.

Thanks again to all – your support is very much appreciated!


Eucharistic Ministers – Gormanston Woods

Thanks to all who have added their names to the list of Eucharistic Ministers who have volunteered to bring the Eucharist to patients in the Gormanston Woods Nursing Home on a monthly basis.  We will be in touch soon with a proposed roster.

If you would like to volunteer please contact Carol at the parish office.


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.



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.


Stamullen Tidy Towns

Join us and help us improve our village … we meet every Saturday at Stamullen Church at 11 am.


World Meeting of Families

Registration for all WMOF2018 events is open via Individual pilgrims and families can now 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.

The World Meeting of Families 2018 will attract thousands of Irish and International pilgrims. Organising it and seeing it through will only be possible with the help of thousands of volunteers. Sign up to volunteer now on www.worldmeeting, email or call (01) 5676800

If you would like any more information on how to be part of this historic event for the Church on our island, please check the posters in both churches.  More information on the World Meeting of Families Website, e-mail: or call 01-5675800.


St.  Patrick’s Club – Lotto

Drawn on 10/04/2018. Numbers drawn:14,16,27,30. Weekly winners:  Clare Murphy, Michael McNulty, Darren, Martin & JP, Thomas Flanagan, Shane Townley. Next week’s Jackpot: €7,200.


St. Patrick’s GF & HC – Club News

  1. Under 16 Boys League Div. 1 on Tuesday,17th April at GAA Grounds Stamullen at 7pm. St. Patrick’s v St Colmcille’s.
  2. Under 14 Girls League on Wednesday,18th April at GAA Grounds Stamullen at 7pm. St. Patrick’s v Wolfe Tones.
  3. Under 14 Hurling League on Thursday the 19thApril at GAA Grounds Stamullen at 7pm. t. Patrick’s/St Colmcille’s v Ratoath.
  4. Senior Football Championship Round two takes placeon Friday, 20th April at 8pm in Duleek. St Patrick’s v Rathkenny.


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. If you would like to have a copy of same, please contact the Parish office.


Julianstown Community Centre

Open Day / Grand Opening of the New Kitchen in Julianstown Community Centre will take place on Sunday, 22nd April.    Come along and see what recent fund-raising has yielded.

The Centre, and new kitchen is open for use by the Community for the Community.  Join us from 12 o’clock for a cuppa and a bun.  Members from all the groups who use the Centre will be on hand to chat about their activities.  Come along and see your Community Centre, and what it has to offer.


Julianstown Community Centre AGM

Join us for our Annual General Meeting on Thursday, 3rd May at 8 pm in the Community Centre.


Stamullen Bowls

If you would like to join us, come along to St. Patrick’s GAA Centre on Tuesday and Thursday from 8-10 pm.  New members always very welcome.  Why not come along, meet new friends, and see if Bowls is for you.  For information contact Rose on 01-8412086.


An Taisce National Spring Clean

Julianstown & District Community Association are organising our Annual Spring Clean on  Saturday 21st April, 2018 from 10 am to 1 pm.  Meet at Whitecross NS. (Bags, Gloves, Litter Pickers and High Vis Jackets Supplied)  Please wear suitable clothing and sturdy footwear. Thanks to Meath County Council who are supplying the Skip & Equipment.  This is a great opportunity to get Julianstown’s Roads and back Roads cleaned.  Fill the bags, leave them at side of road and they will be picked up. Please tell your friends and neighbours and encourage them to come along.  Tea/Coffee  and chat in Whitecross school afterwards.


Knit ‘n’ Knatter at Sunflower Cafe, Riverside, Mornington

Come along and join us every Friday morning from 10 am to 12 pm for a morning of knitting or crocheting in the newly opened Sunflower Cafe at Riverside Home & Gift Shop, Mornington. Admission is free and is open to all ages and levels. (Please note this is not a class but members are willing to offer advice. Contact Eileen 086-7347789 for enquiries).


St. Patrick’s Church, Stamullen


Saturday, 14th      6:00 pm D.T.I.M.

First Communion candidates from St. Patrick’s NS

Jimmy Curran

Marie McWalter (9 Ann)

Sunday, 15th     10:00 am Deceased members of the McEvoy Family

Tuesday 10:00 am Rosie Gaughran

Thursday 3:00 pm – no 10 am Mass today –

Sacrament of Confirmation 

   for candidates from St. Patrick’s NS in    Church of the Immaculate Conception, Gormanston

Saturday, 21st     6:00 pm

Sunday, 22nd    10:00 am Johnny Matthews

Imelda and Andrew Mooney

Patrick, Josephine and Esther Collins,



St. Mary’s Church, Julianstown


Saturday, 14th        7:00 pm D.T.I.M.

First Communion candidates from Whitecross NS

Joseph Kavanagh

Mark Haran

Hubert & Agatha Hoey

Sunday, 15th        11:30 am Edward and Teresa Calvey

Christopher (Bat) Masterson

Wednesday 10:00 am Celebrant’s Intentions

Thursday, 19th 11:00 am Sacrament of Confirmation 

   for candidates from Whitecross NS

Friday 10:00 am Celebrant’s Intentions

Saturday, 21st           7:00 pm Mary McQuillan & Molly Tundall

Tom Gallagher

Pat & Diane Collier, Tom & Jane Collier

and the Collier family

Sunday, 22nd       11:30 am Patrick (Patsy) Cole MM

Mary Dowling

Sean & Margaret Lynch, Bernadette & Eugene

Doyle, Joe Downey and Sheila Noone

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