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Sunday, 19th March 2017

St. Patrick’s Day – Stamullen

We welcome all who are joining parishioners in St. Patrick’s Church Stamullen for Mass and Blessing of Graves in Stamullen Cemetery.


St. Patrick’s Day is a special envelope offering for Stamullen Church only.  We would like to thank parishioners for their continued support, for which we are very grateful.


Supporting the Parish

Total Offertory: €       905.00

Envelopes Stamullen €       340.00

Envelopes Julianstown €       245.00


Annual Ten Week Draw

Week five of the draw took place last Sunday after 10 am Mass.  The draw will finish on Easter Sunday, 16th April.  All welcome to call in any Sunday morning ……

Congratulations to our Winners:  €300: Mary Whyte (Christy Moore), €100: Catherine Brady (Tommy Russell) €50: Maureen Hoey (Kay Tobin) and Promoters: Tommy Russell.


Parish Pilgrimage

Information regarding proposed Parish Pilgrimage to Rome and Assisi is available in both churches and from the parish office.  If you are interested in joining the Pilgrimage we would appreciate if you could return Booking Forms and relevant deposit as soon as possible.

We hope to travel from 11th-16th August and the cost is €850 p.p.s. (€25  per night single supplement).


Ceremonies in the Parish:  Baptism

This weekend we welcome Caragh O’Dowd in Baptism.  May she always know and love Jesus as her friend. We ask parishioners to pray for these children and their families.


Flower Society Stamullen Annual Collection

The Stamullen Flower Society are holding their annual collection at Masses over this weekend (18th & 19th March).  This collection will support the continued supply of fresh flowers in Stamullen church throughout the year.  Your contributions are greatly appreciated.



All welcome to spend some time in silent prayer before the Blessed Sacrament through the day in Julianstown on Wednesday from 9 am and continuing after 10 am Mass and on Thursday in Stamullen from 10am to 5pm.


Diocesan Notes:  World Meeting of Families Collection

Pope Francis has personally chosen Dublin to be the host diocese for the World Meeting of Families from 21st-26th  August 2018. Planning for this great national and international celebration of faith is well underway. Hosting this important event requires an enormous amount of planning and funding. In this regard a second national collection will be held on the weekend of 1st and 2nd April 2017. Your support for this collection would be greatly appreciated.


Annual Pioneer Pilgrimage to Knock

The annual Stamullen/Julianstown Pioneer Pilgrimage to Knock Shrine will take place on Sunday, 21st May this year. The cost of the day is €30, and this includes tea/coffee and sandwiches on the way down in The Longford Arms Hotel. The bus will leave Stamullen at 7:45am, and Julianstown at 8am.  Contact Ann on 01-8411267, Mary on 086-2309910 or Colm on 086-8056138 to reserve your seat. Non-Pioneers are VERY welcome to join us on this special day!!


Make-A-Wish® – Cake Sale Fund Raiser

Johnny McQuillan and family are hosting a Cake Sale in aid of Make A Wish on Saturday 1st April before and after 6 pm Mass and Sunday 2nd after 10am Mass.    If you would like to contribute some baked items we would be very grateful.  Donations can be left into the Parish Centre, Stamullen from 2 pm on Saturday 1st .. You support is very much appreciated ….


East Meath Hospice Pancake Morning 2017

East Meath Hospice would like to thank the management and staff of City North Hotel for their help on the day of the Fund Raising Pancake Morning and thanks to all who supported.  The day was a great success and €6,500 was raised.  Thank you to all.  Your support is very much appreciated.



Art Exhibition

Skerries Mills will host an Exhibition of paintings which will include local artists from 13th to 26th March.  Many local landscapes, flowers etc., included.  Opening hours 10 am to 4:30 pm daily.  All very welcome.  Admission Free.


Stamullen Road Club

Last Sunday at the Boyne GP, Sean Landers had a great race, finishing 3rd in a massive bunch sprint. All of the other riders put in very good performances in their respective categories, where almost 400 cyclists lined up for the four separate races.

This week’s races: St. Patrick’s Day: Bobby Power Memorial at Carrick-On-Suir. Sunday: Des Hanlon Memorial at Carlow, 10am, Seven Springs GP at Loughrea, Co. Galway. Donal Crowley & Kay Strattan at Blarney, Co. Cork and the Carn Classic at Maghera 1pm.

With Stamullen weekend of cycle races coming up on 8th April with John Reilly Memorial at Balscadden and Stamullen GP on Sunday 9th April, we would like it to be known that if anybody reading the Newsletter would like to assist by way of stewarding, this would be much appreciated and would ask that you make contact with any club member.


St.  Patrick’s Club – Lotto

Drawn on 14/03/2017. No winner. Numbers drawn:1,6,16,25.  Weekly Winners:Susan & Brian Whearity, Joe Dunphy. Angela Sheridan, Michael Murray, Keeley Larsen.   Next Jackpot: €4,000.  Next Crossbar Draw 28th March: €1000. 


St. Patrick’s GF & HC – Club News

  1. St. Patrick’s GAA Club host Ladies Senior Intercounty League on Sunday, 19thMarch at GAA Grounds, Stamullen at 4pm. Meath v Wexford.
  2. Div 1 ‘A’ League on Saturday, 25thMarch at GAA Grounds, Stamullen at 7pm. St. Patrick’s v Simonstown Gael’s.
  3. Under 17 League on Saturday,25th March at 4pm in Boardsmill. Boardsmill v St. Patrick’s.
  4. Social Dancing returns to St. Patrick’s GAA Club on Friday night the 31stMarch at 9pm. Music on the night by Images.  Adm €10 euro including light refreshments.


Afternoon Tea in Gormanston Castle

Afternoon Tea in Gormanston Castle will take place on Saturday 25th March (day before Mother’s Day).  Hosted by Franciscan College Gormanston Parents Association, to raise funds for much needed school equipment and the Irish Cancer Society. Experience Afternoon Tea inside Historic Gormanston Castle, with a music reception, together with a short ground floor tour and learn of the castle’s past. Visitors will welcome the opening of the castle’s doors for this exclusive event.  Entry is by advance purchase ticket only, for three sittings, from 11.15am.  €25 per person with places limited.  Contact 087-6442699 for details and to book.


Loreto Secondary School Musical

Loreto Secondary School, Balbriggan present the Transition Year musical “Beauty and the Beast” from Tuesday, 4th to Friday, 7th April. Show begins at 7.30 pm. sharp. Tickets available from 086-0438321.


Julianstown Community Music Festival

Julianstown Community Music Festival will take place on Sunday, 9th April in the Community Hall, Sandyhall Road, Julianstown Afternon Concert from 2:30-5pm and Evening Concert from 7-9:15 pm.  Tickets €15 pp are available at the Limekiln, Julianstown or from Dorothy at  Please see posters on Noticeboards for more details…..


Irish Blood Transfusion service (IBTS)

The opportunity to give blood will arise at Duleek Boys NS, on Tuesday, 21st March from 5-8:30 pm.  It is important that we all remember, many patients in hospitals need our blood and this need never ceases.  Thank you.


Meath Sports

Come ’n Try Dance (Fun, Free, and over 50!) on Tuesday 21st March at 11.30am in Simonstown GAA Centre. For more info contact Ruairi 046-9067337 or email


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