Sunday 17th December 2017
Since the departure of Fr. Robert we have been fortunate that the Franciscan Community have provided assistance at Christmas and Easter. This has allowed us to maintain our Christmas and Easter Mass schedule up to now. Fr. Malcolm assisted us at Christmas, but this year he was transferred to Multyfarnham during the summer. The fact that he has moved will necessitate a change in the Christmas and Easter schedule.
Obviously I cannot say masses in both churches where there is a time clash. Therefore, I propose to drop the Christmas Eve Mass in Julianstown at 9 pm. The rest of the mass schedule will remain the same. This year poses a particular difficulty for priests in general as Christmas Eve falls on a Sunday. I regret very much the change but unfortunately the reduction in clerical numbers and the transfer of the Franciscan Community in Gormanston is now impacting on the parish. The numbers of parishioners attending the evening mass dictates change as well. The revised list is as follows.
- Confessions: There will be an opportunity for Confession after 10 am Mass in Stamullen on Thursday, 21stand Julianstown on Friday 22nd 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 Masses: Vigil Mass of the Nativity will take place at 9 pm in St. Patrick’s church, Stamullen. (There will be NO Vigil Mass in St. Marys Church, Julianstown).
- Christmas Day:Masses will take place at 10 am in Stamullen and 11:30 am in Julianstown.
- If you wish to book a Mass for Christmas or the New Year. Please contact the parish office to ensure Intention is printed in the Newsletter.
Stamullen Church Cleaning
A group of volunteers are planning to clean Stamullen Church after 10 am Mass next Thursday, 21st December in preparation for the Christmas Season. All volunteers very welcome to come along.
Your prayers are requested for the repose of the soul of Tom Martin, late of Station Road, Gormanston whose funeral took place in England during the week. We remember the bereaved in our prayers.
St. Pauls Missals
A limited number of St. Paul’s Missals are available in the Sacristy and from the parish office. The price for each Missal is €7 again this year.
Supporting the Parish
Total Offertory: € 885.00
Envelopes: Stamullen € 315.00
Julianstown € 285.00
Christmas Blessing Cards
This is the last weekend Cards for Christmas Day Mass will be on sale in the Sacristy. The cards cost €2 each. The greeting inside reads “You will be remembered at Christmas Day Mass in Stamullen Julianstown Parish.”
Whitecross School Carol Service
Pupils from Whitecross NS are holding their Carol Service in Thursday, 21st December in St. Mary’s Church, Julianstown at 7.30pm. All very welcome.
Carols at the Giving Tree St. Marys’ Julianstown
Julianstown Choir will be having Christmas Carols from 6.30 pm on Saturday 23rd December in St. Mary’s Church Julianstown.
Everyone welcome to come along for Carols old and new. All singers and musicians especially welcome! Donations may be left at the Giving Tree for distribution within the locality by the Society of St. Vincent DePaul.
Julianstown and Stamullen Meals on Wheels
Julianstown & Stamullen Meals on Wheels would like to wish Happy Christmas and very Happy New Year to all our recipients. A special thanks to our drivers, the Chef, Management and Staff at the Glenside Hotel, all our donors and anyone who helped us in any way during the year.
For more information please contact 085-7222068.
There will be no Adoration in Stamullen until Thursday, 14th January 2018. Wishing all a very happy Christmas.
St. Vincent DePaul – Giving Trees
The Vincent DePaul Society would like to thank parishioners for their donations during their recent Church Gate Collections for which they are very grateful. All donations received will be distributed locally.
We are glad to have the Giving Trees in both churches again this Christmas. You are welcome to leave gifts (during Mass times only please) under the giving tree. All gifts will be distributed locally.
We would like to thank Patrick and Mary McCullen most sincerely for providing the new Christmas Tree in Stamullen Church.
Malta Services, Drogheda
Malta Services Drogheda are holding a Church Gate collection this weekend at Masses in Stamullen and Julianstown.
Stamullen Road Club
Only a few more days left to get your tickets for club monster draw in Whyte’s on Friday night (22nd December). The tickets are widely available from all local outlets, Whytes Bar/Restaurant, Kay’s Stores in Greenanstown, Shane Curran, Butchers, Centra Supermarket, Launderland, to whom we send our sincere thanks. The first prize in the draw is €1,000 cash, (2nd) €300 and (3rd) €200 followed by nine other great festive prizes. The tickets cost just €2 each or a book of three for €5. Your support would be most welcome. Come along to Whytes on Friday night next and join in the fun and craic on the night.
Also, following the draw there will be a small Auction with ALL proceeds on the night going to Fr. Declan in support of Parish Funds. If you would like to donate an item (new) for this Auction, please contact any club member or Brendan Battersby in the Whyte’s Bar/Restaurant.
The Golden Girls
The Golden Girls are taking a Christmas Break until 8th January. We enjoyed a lovely Christmas Party at Cabra Castle last Monday and were joined by some of the husbands. A great day was had by all.
We are having our Christmas lunch in Whyte’s on Monday 18th December at 12.30pm and hope to celebrate Nollag Na mBan with afternoon tea on 6th January from 2.30 pm.
Anam Cara, the organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding its next monthly Parent Evening on Wednesday, 20th December from 7:30pm to 9pm in the Carnegie Court Hotel, Swords, Co. Dublin. This event is open to all bereaved parents regardless of the age your child died, the circumstances of their death, or whether the death was recent or not. For more information see anamcara.ie or call our Information Line on 085 2888888.
St. Patrick’s GF & HC – Club News
- Patrick’s GAA Club willhost the GOAL MILE on St. Stephen’s Day at 12 noon on the running track at the Club grounds on the Cockhill Road. All welcome to take part, walkers, runners and family groups. Looking forward to seeing you all on the day – all proceeds for same shall go to GOAL.
- Date for the Diary: The Annual General Meeting of St Patrick’s GAA Club will takeplace on Monday, 22nd January 2018.
St. Patrick’s Club – Lotto
Drawn on 12/12/2017. Numbers Drawn:3,6,16,29. Weekly Winners: Paddy Bird, Eithne Rowe, Brian Arnold, Christy Hagan, Rod & Rachel. Next Week’s Jackpot: €5,700.
St. Patrick’s Church, Stamullen
Saturday, 16th 6:00 pm People of the Parish
Sunday, 17th 10:00 am Nicky & Eileen Domigan
Tuesday 10:00 am Celebrants Intentions
Thursday 10:00 am Essie & Billy Dennison
Saturday, 23rd 6:00 pm
Sunday, 24th 10:00 am Patrick McAuley (Snr) (1 Ann)
and Seamus McAuley
Christmas Eve 4:30 pm Family Mass
9:00 pm Vigil Mass of the Nativity
Christmas Day 10:00 am Mass of the Nativity
St. Mary’s Church, Julianstown
Saturday, 16th 7:00 pm Tom Wiseman (MM)
Michael & Mary Boshell, Patrick Boshell
and Sean Tracey
Mary & Alfie Cooney
Sunday, 17th 11:30 am Tony McCullen (MM)
Wednesday 10:00 am Celebrants Intentions
Friday 10:00 am Celebrants Intentions
Saturday, 23rd 7:00 pm Anne-marie O’Rourke (MM)
Sunday, 24th 11:30 am
Christmas Eve 6:00 pm Family Mass
Christmas Day 11:30 am Mass of the Nativity