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Sunday 18th February 2024


Lord, Jesus, each Springtime you bless us with the Season of Lent,

to bring new life to our hearts and souls and minds.

You call us to open our hands generously to help others,

to open our minds to the goodness of others.

To open our hearts to the needs of others and to open our souls in prayer to you.

During this Lent, help us Lord Jesus to answer your call

and to become more and more like you.  Amen

 

Lord, may my Lenten sacrifice remind me that I depend on you for all the blessings I enjoy.  Amen

 

 

 

Your Lenten Journey

Have you decided what you will do for Lent this year?

“Walk with Me” booklets are available in our Churches/Sacristies again this year.

These little booklets and are a lovely companion as we pilgrimage together, nourished by prayer, strengthened by Scripture and sustained by the Eucharist, towards our goal, the great feast of Easter Sunday.  Cost:  €1.30.

 

 

Supporting our Parish

Total Offertory:                           €      755.00

Envelopes:              Stamullen     €      480.00

Julianstown   €      330.00

Contributions

If you wish to contribute to our Parish, please use the following Account details:

BIC: BOFIIE2D IBAN: IE85BOFI90354175356829

Please state your name in the reference.

 

Lent

Mass will take place at 10 am in St. Marys Church and 7:30 pm in St. Patrick’s Church and every Wednesday during Lent.

St. Patrick’s Day – Sunday, 17th March

Please note Mass times on St. Patricks’ Day:

10 am Mass will take place in St. Mary’s Church, Julianstown

11:30 am Mass will take place in St. Patrick’s Church, Stamullen

Devotions in Stamullen Cemetery will take place at 12.30 pm.

 

Please advise families and friends from outside the parish with loved ones buried in Stamullen Cemetery to these times.

Diocesan Cess

Bishop Tom requests an Annual contribution from parishes towards the running of the Diocese.  This contribution is called Diocesan Cess and supports Safeguarding in the Diocese, the Regional Marriage Tribunal, Catechetical support at Primary and Post Primary level, contribution towards the Irish Episcopal Conference, Pastoral Development as well as the general expenses of running the Diocesan Office.

 

We have forwarded our Annual Cess to Bishops Office this week.  The total contribution from our Parish is € 7,754.40 (which is approximately six weeks Offertory collection).

 

 

 

Sacramental Preparation Committee

Following the success of the Christmas Passports, the Sacramental Preparation committee have produced Passports for Lent for Children preparing for First Communion.  Passports are available in the Sacristy and will be available after mass.

 

 

Children are invited to take part each week with small tasks to complete at home and to bring their work to mass to receive a stamp.

 

Each child who completes their Lenten Passport will receive a small prize at the end.

 

Sincere thanks to Diarmuid Everard of Printcom for sponsoring the Passports.

 

Baptism

Recently we welcomed in Baptism:  Éala Folan and Leo Goggin.

We ask Parishioners to pray for all children and their families.

 

All parents wishing to Register their child for Baptism are required to attend a Parish Baptism Preparation meeting.

For more details on how to register your child/children for Baptism, please contact the Parish Office

 

Our next Parish Baptismal Preparation meeting will take place on Tuesday, 5th March at 7:30 pm in our Parish Pastoral Centre.  Please contact our parish office if you would like to register your child.

 

 

 

Synod feedback invitation

A series of meetings is planned for the coming weeks across the diocese of Meath to offer feedback on the Synod which was held in Rome last October and to offer an opportunity for further discernment on the synodal process which will inform the preparations for the Synod in Rome next October.  All interested persons are invited to one of the following meetings:

 

 

  • Mullingar Community Centre, Wednesday 21st February
  • Tullamore Parish Centre, Wednesday 28th February
  • Navan Parish Room, Wednesday 6th March
  • Ashbourne Parish Hall, Wednesday 13th March

 

All meetings commence at 7 pm and will be facilitated by the Meath Diocesan Synodal Team.

It would be helpful to have some familiarity with the document issued following the Synod last October called Towards the 2024 Assembly available on www.synod.va.

 

 

Mass Schedules

 

 

 

Saturday, 17th     St. Mary’s        7:00 pm

AV.     Henry, Christina & Patrick McKenna

AV.       Luke Redmond

                                                                                                      

Sunday, 18th        St. Patrick’s   10:00 am

AV.     Margaret, Bernard & Tommy Sweeney

AV.      Patsy Mahon and his parents

 

St. Mary’s       11:30 am

MM.   Alan Stanley

AV.      Tommy McDonnell

AV.      Seamus Kennedy

 

 

Tuesday           St. Patrick’s              10:00 am                    AV.      Fergus Duffy

Wednesday      St. Mary’s                 10:00 am                    RD.     Nicky Gogan

7:30 om                                  Celebrants Intentions                  

Thursday           St. Patrick’s            10:00 am                                Celebrant’s Intention

Friday            St. Mary’s                    10:00 am                 RD.      Margaret (Peggy) Bruen

 

 

Saturday, 24th   St. Mary’s          7:00 pm

AV.     Ellie, Anthony & Philomena Haran

AV.     Imelda Mooney and DFM Mooney Family

AV.      George Fox

AV.      Annie Kirk and Dessie & Pam Kirk

                                                             

Sunday, 25th       St. Patrick’s    10:00 am   

 

St. Mary’s         11:30 am     AV.     Joseph Costello and DFM Costello & Fletcher families

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