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Sunday, 15th December 2018

Christmas Ceremonies

  • Confessions: There will be an opportunity for Confession after 10 am Mass in Stamullen on Thursday, 20thand Julianstown on Friday 21st  December until 10:45 am on both days.
  • Christmas Eve:  Family Masses will take place at 4:30 pm in Stamullen and 6:30pm in Julianstown.
  • Vigil Mass: Vigil Mass will take place at 9pm in Stamullen.
  • Christmas Day:Masses will take place at 10 am in Stamullen and 11:30 am in Julianstown.
  • If you wish to book a Mass intention for Christmas or the New Year. Please contact the parish office to ensure Intention is printed in the Newsletter.


Parish Office & Newsletter

The Parish Office will close on Friday, 21st December at 12:30 pm and re-open on Thursday, 3rd January at 9:30 am.

Next Week’s Newsletter will cover two weekends: 23rd and 30th December. If you wish to book a Mass and would like it to be included in this Newsletter, please contact Carol during the week.


WMOF2018 Behind the scenes documentary

Over an eight-month period, WMOF2018 opened its doors to Moondance Productions who filmed some of the team for a fly on the wall style documentary. Over the 60 minutes of this programme, you will see through the eyes of clergy, event managers, volunteers and Gardaí, part of the planning, obstacles and emotions associated with this momentous Papal visit to Ireland.  Many staff and volunteers worked in the background and do not appear in this documentary, as it only represents a small percentage of all the work done. We are certain that it will remind you of Pope Francis in Ireland and we hope that you enjoy it.
The documentary will air on RTÉ One on Monday, 31st December 31st 2018 at 6:30 pm. You will be able to view the documentary on the RTE Player from the 1st to the 7th January 2019.


Advent Wednesdays

Advent is time of spiritual preparation as we welcome the coming of Christ.

An Advent prayer service will continue on Wednesday, 12th December at 7:30 pm in Stamullen Church.  The service will be loosely based on Taize prayer around the cross and will be presented by Miriam Doran.  Everyone welcome.


Supporting the Parish

Total Offertory:  €           915.00

Weekly envelopes:    Stamullen €         390.00

Julianstown € 330.00


Stamullen Adoration

Stamullen Adoration will take a break for Christmas and will return on Thursday, 10th January.


St. Paul’s Missals

We have a limited number of St. Paul’s Missals available for sale in the Sacristies and the Parish Office.  The cost of a Missal is €7 again this year.


Christmas Cards

A selection of Christmas Day Mass Cards are available for sale at €2 each from the sacristies and the Parish office.


Weekly Envelopes 2019

The new boxes for 2019 will be distributed shortly.  Thanks to all who contribute each week.  Thanks also to all involved in delivering them.

If you are an existing contributor and you do not received your box by the New Year, or if you you would to receive a box, please contact the parish office.


St. VdeP Giving Tree

We invite parishioners to leave new, unwrapped gifts for children and adults under the tree during mass times.  All gifts collected will be distributed locally.

  • Children are invited to bring a decoration from home to place on the tree during the 10 am Mass in St. Patrick’s Church, Stamullen next Sunday, 23rd
  • Sincere thanks toBlack’s Garden Centre for donating the  Christmas Giving Tree in St. Mary’s Church, Julianstown.  You are invited to take a tag of your choice from the tree and leave a gift unwrapped under the tree (during mass times), for collection and distribution locally.


Whitecross National School,  SVP Collection

All perishable food donations welcome, and a special mention for Christmas themed items (cranberry sauce, puddings, mince pies, sweets, etc).  Christmas Crackers and selection boxes are always welcome.

The donations can be sent to the hall on Monday, December 17th and Tuesday 18th December for collection by the SVP on Wednesday, December 19th. All donations will be distributed locally.


Young at Heart Stamullen

Thanks to all who supported the ‘Young at Heart’ Christmas Party.  We have people supporting us since the very first party – we are very grateful for that!

The meal was excellent, as ever.  Thanks to Brendan, Kenny and the hard working crew in Whyte’s.

A great night was had by all.  Ray Murtagh supplied the music, local Irish dancers were fantastic (they even had some of the auld lads and some auld ones out dancing with them….!)  We had a new Santy this year (a bit young for the job – but did very well…   Thanks to local Gardai Mattie McKenna and Declan Donnell for coming along, thanks also to Darragh mcCullough (Ear to the Ground) and Sharon Keoghan for popping in and having a chat with their neighbours. Thanks to Sharon for all her good work, to Thomas Byrne, who had other commitments on the night and to Brendan Matthews who has been a huge help to the village through the years.

Finally, thanks to Drogheda Independant (Paul) for the photos and to all who donated spot prizes.  Happy Christmas from Ray & Kathleen Gough.


St. Patrick’s GF & HC – Club News

Please check our Facebook page for information.


St.  Patrick’s Club – Lotto

Drawn on 11/12/2018. Numbers drawn:12,21,23,28. No Winner. Weekly Winners:  Pauline Clarkin, Anne-Marie Murray, Pat & Rachel, Derek Behan, Nigel Tighe.  Next Week’s Jackpot: €2,200.


Stamullen Road Club

Next Saturday night, 22nd December, the Christmas Draw will take place in Whyte’s Bar/Restaurant. 1st prize €500, 2nd €300. 3rd €200 plus seven more seasonal prizes.  Brendan Battersby has very generously organised that, after expenses, all profit will go to Stamullen Road Club.

  • Christmas Draw tickets at€2 each or book of three for €5, are selling well and we appreciate the generosity of our local business people for allowing their premises as a sales outlet, Dee’s Barbers, Shane Curran, Butcher, Centra Supermarket, LaunderLand and Kay’s Stores in Greenanstown. Tickets are also available in Whyte’s Bar/Restaurant and from any club member.


20th Meath Scouts Fund raising

The local Scout Group will hold  a sale of Christmas Crafts, Cakes and Flowers next weekend, Saturday, 22nd and  Sunday 23rd December after masses in Stamullen.


Malta Service Church Gate Collection

The Malta Service in Drogheda, which provides supports and services  for people with intellectual disabilities in the area,  is holding their annual Church Gate collection this weekend 15th and 16th December.  Your support would be very much appreciated.


A Carol of Bridges

The students and teachers of Our Lady’s College, Greenhills will present A Carol of Bridges, an evening of music and reflection at Christmas to be held on December 19th at 8pm in the Augustinian church.


IT classes

Free basic iPhone, iPad, Smartphone, Tablet Class starting in St. Patrick’s GAA Centre on Friday 11th January 2019 from 10 am to 12 pm.  If you would like to book as place please call Angela on 046-9280790.


Anam Cara

Anam Cara North Dublin, the organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding an Evening for bereaved parents on Wednesday 19th December at 7:20pm in the Carnegie Court Hotel, Swords, Co. Dublin. This event is free and open to all bereaved parents regardless of the age your child died, the circumstances of their death, or whether their death was recent or not. Contact: 01-4045378.  Email: Website:

St. Patrick’s Church, Stamullen


Saturday, 15th  6:00 pm Marie McWalter

John, Peggy & Edward Nealon

Sunday, 16th        10:00 am Yvonne Dunne (MM)

Tuesday 10:00 am Nicky & Eileen Domigan

Thursday 10:00 am Celebrant’s Intentions

(There will be an opportunity for Confessions after Mass up to 10:45 am)

Saturday, 22nd   6:00 pm

Sunday, 23rd   10:00 am Patrick McAuley (2 Ann) and his son Seamus McAuley



St. Mary’s Church, Julianstown


Saturday, 15th   7:00 pm Lou Courtney (MM)
Patrick, Michael & Mary Boshell, Sean Tracy

and Anthony Byrne

Alfie & Mary Cooney

Sunday, 16th           11:30 am Vera Rafferty

Patrick & Josephine Hughes

Wednesday 10:00 am Celebrant’s Intentions

Friday 10:00 am Celebrant’s Intentions

(There will be an opportunity for Confessions after Mass up to 10:45 am)

Saturday, 22nd   7:00 pm Thomas and Annie Reilly and the Coogan Family

Gaye Courtney

Private Intention

Sunday, 23rd   11:30 am Patrick & Mary Markey

and deceased members of their families


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