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Sunday, 15th December 2019


Your prayers are requested for the repose of the soul of Patrick (Pat) Kelly, father of Fr. Declan, whose funeral took place on Friday in Kinnegad.

We remember the bereaved in our prayers.


Supporting the Parish          

Total Offertory:                                    €    910.00

Weekly Envelopes:       Stamullen         €    615.00

Julianstown:     €    240.00


Christmas Ceremonies

  • Christmas Eve:

Family masses will take place at 4:30 pm in Stamullen and 6:30 pm 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.


  • Stamullen Choir will sing Carols from 8:30 pm on Christmas Eve and from 9:45 on Christmas Morning.


  • There will be opportunity for Confession after 10 am Masses on Thursday, 19th (Stamullen) and Friday 20th (Julianstown), December until 10:45 on both days.


Parish Office

The Parish Office will close on Monday, 23rd December at 12:30 pm and re-open on Monday, 6th January at 9:30 am.

If you wish to book a Mass and for those weeks, please contact Carol during the week to ensure they are included in the Newsletter.


St. Paul’s Missals 2020

We will have a limited number of Missals available for sale from next weekend.


Christmas Cards

Christmas Day Mass cards are available from the Sacristies and Parish office.

The intentions of those to whom the cards are sent will be remembered at Masses in the parish on Christmas Day.


We also have a limited number of Christmas Mass Bouquets for sale in the Parish Office.  These Mass cards are €5 each.


List of the Dead

Please remember that all on the List of the Dead will be prayed for at 10 am Mass in St. Mary’s Church, Julianstown on the First Friday of every month.


Advent Wednesdays

Finding Peace for Christmas!  Join us for Adoration and Advent Prayer in Candlelight with Taize music at 7:30 pm on Wednesday night in St. Patrick’s Church, Stamullen.  All very welcome.


Giving Tree

We invite parishioners to leave new, unwrapped gifts for children, young adults and adults under the tree, during mass times only.

Gifts will be collected in St. Patrick’s NS also.

All gifts collected with be distributed by St. Vincent DePaul locally.


Order of Malta / Malta Services

Order of Malta will hold their annual collection this Saturday, 14th and Sunday 15th December outside all Masses.

Advent Vespers & Benediction

Join the Benedictine Monks, Stamullen at 5 pm on Sundays 15th and 22nd December for Advent Vespers and Benediction, sung in Latin with Gregorian Chant, followed by Tea in the Gatehouse.

Stamullen Road Club

Big congratulations to our Ladies, Helen White who finished in 2nd place in the M40 Leinster Cycle Cross championships in Gap, Glencullen, Co. Wicklow last Sunday and also to Aoibhinn Sharkey who WON the Leinster Under 14 CX Championship at the same venue. Great to see Stamullen RC riders doing so well in this particular section of the sport.


Massive thanks due to everyone who supported our Xmas Poker last Friday night in Whyte’s Function Room. It was a full house + extra table and as usual, all present were treated to lovely hot food on the night. It really was very enjoyable. You can’t run an event like this without the help of wonderful people, Pat Fogarty, Kathleen Gough, Mary Davitt, Brendan Battersby & Staff and Poker Players. This year people came along and gave bottles of spirits, bottles of wine & boxes of quality sweets for the Raffle. You know who you are, so thanks a million.


The Christmas Draw tickets are now in full circulation and, as always, great thanks to all the local business people who allow their premises as a sales outlet, Centra Supermarket, D. Farrell & Sons Butchers in the village, Kay’s Stores in Greenanstown and as this is a major fundraiser for the club, support is always welcome. The tickets are also available in Whyte’s Bar/Restaurant or from any club member.

The Draw will take place in Whytes Bar/Restaurant on Saturday night 21st December and great craic on the night is guaranteed. The first prize in the draw is €500, 2nd €300, 3rd €200, followed by (9) other great prizes and tickets are €2 each or book of three for €5.


St.  Patrick’s Club – Lotto

Drawn on 10/12/2019.  Numbers drawn: 2,16,22,28. Weekly Winners:E. Reilly, C. Wogan, M. Myles, P. Ryan, Kay Russell, T.J. & Annie Enright, Maeve Corrigan. Next Week’s Jackpot: €7,200

St. Patrick’s GF & HC – Club News

Sunday Bingo nights have finished for this year.  Check out newsletter in the New Year for the date Bingo returns.


St. Mary’s C. of I. Christmas Tree Festival

Join us for the 2019 Christmas Tree Festival in St. Mary’s, Church of Ireland Church, on Sunday, 15th December.  from 12pm to 6 pm. Admission: €5 adult, €3 child and €10 for family (2 adults and 3 children).


Winter Wonderland

Join Brendan Matthews at the Governors House, Millmount Cultural Quarter, Drogheda on Sunday 15th December for a presentation talk and Craft Exhibition on a pre-historic landscape.

Brendan will speak about the mythology, folklore and oral history of the greater Boyne Valley area and of the people who inhabited and celebrated this winter wonderland in ancient Ireland.

Exhibition and sale of Fretwork crafts opens at 2:15 pm and Presentation talk from 3 to 3:30 pm.  Admission Free.  For further details contact Brendan on 086-2260158


Free IT Classes

Free Five Week Basic iPhone, iPad, Tablet and Smartphone class commencing in all areas in January. Please call Angela on 0469280790 to book a place.


St. Patrick’s Church, Stamullen


Saturday, 14th                              6:00 pm                  Patrick Gilligan

Marie McWalter

Sunday, 15th                                10:00 am                People of the Parish

Tuesday                                      10:00 am                Celebrant’s Intention

Thursday                                     10:00 am                Essie & Billy Dennison

(Opportunity for Confession after Mass until 10:45 am)

Saturday, 21st                              6:00 pm                  Nancy & Shea Woodhead and deceased

members of the Woodhead family

Sunday, 22nd                                10:00 am                Matthew (Mattie) Reilly MM

Patrick McAuley, Seamus & Nickey McAuley


St. Mary’s Church, Julianstown


Saturday, 14th                    7:00 pm                  Deceased members of the Fagan family

Alfie & Mary Cooney

Sunday, 15th                      11:30 am                Michael & Mary Boshell, Seán Tracey,

Patrick Boshell and Josephine & Tony Byrne

Patrick & Josephine Hughes, Smithstown

Wednesday                                 10:00 am                Celebrant’s Intention

Friday                                        10:00 am                Celebrant’s Intention

(Opportunity for Confession after Mass until 10:45 am)

Saturday, 21st                     7:00 pm

Sunday, 22nd                      11:30 am                Patrick & Mary Markey

and deceased members of the Markey family

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