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Sunday 20th August 2017

Parish Pilgrimage to Rome


We have returned from a very successful Parish pilgrimage in Rome.  Twenty-three people made the pilgrimage and all the major basilicas in Rome were visited.  We were also fortunate to visit Assisi, associated with St. Francis, and the Papal residence in Castel Gandolfo.  On Tuesday last we were in St. Peter’s Square for the recitation of the Angelus led by Pope Francis.

We encountered many blessings on the trip, not least the fact that the temperatures had dropped by ten degrees from the previous week.  While conditions were still hot they were bearable.  Security has been stepped up in Rome, which sadly is now a necessity as evidenced in the recent tragedy of Barcelona.  This can mean long queues at metal detectors, but on our trip the queues were minimal which was to our advantage.  There was a great camaraderie, and a spirit of prayer and unity between our pilgrims.  We rejoiced that we had the opportunity to follow the footsteps of St. Peter and be inspired by our Christian faith.

During our time in Rome, I prayed for the sick and deceased of the parish and also for all the parishioners, that they receive many blessings from the Lord.                                                                                                                                                Fr. Declan



  1. I. P.

Your prayers are requested for the repose of the soul of Rosaleen (Rosie) Gaughran, Lisdornan, whose funeral took place during the week.  We remember the bereaved in our prayers.


Supporting the Parish

Total Offertory: €            680.00

Envelopes:     Stamullen €            225.00

Julianstown €  225.00


CHY Certificates – Charity Relief for the Parish

Parishioners will be aware that, as a registered charity, the parish is eligible under the Revenue scheme to claim tax back on donations received.

Therefore we will be posting CHY4 Certificates over the next few weeks.  (This Certificate replaces the old CHY2 system). Parishioners who donated over €250 per annum should receive the Certificate.

Revenue have made some changes to the options available and one change is the option to complete a five year Certificate (CHY4).  We will print a blank CHY4 on the back of the CHY3.  Parishioners can complete their details on this form instead and return.  (You can opt out of this five year certificate at any time).

If you prefer to continue with the Annual certificate, this is not a problem, simply complete and sign the CHY3 for 2015 and/or 2016 and return.

We thank all parishioners for their continued support which is very much appreciated.


Stamullen Tidy Towns 

Stamullen Tidy Towns will host our 10Km beach walk along the Meath coastline from the Mornington Tower to Delvin bridge on Sunday next the 20th August. We will be leaving Whyte’s of Stamullen at 1.15 p.m.   Transport from Stamullen to Mornington and from Gormanston to Whyte’s pub will be provided. Refreshments will be available on the beach at Laytown.  Also guess the weigh of the tractor (including the driver!) A barbeque will be provided with live music provided by Beyond Nashville in Whyte’s of Stamullen.  A free raffle will be held on the day.   Come along and support us and have a fun filled day with the added benefit of a good workout!  Tickets for the event are available from any member of the committee at €10 for an individual or €20 for a family.  We now just need good weather on the day.


Knock Novena and Preparation Programme for World Meeting of Families 2018.

A special gathering to prepare for the World Meeting of Families will take place in Knock on Monday, 21st August during the Annual Novena of Our Lady of Knock.  The Diocese of Meath will be represented at the gathering by Oliver and Rosemarie Keating and their three young children Enda, Paul and Grace.  Families from around the country are invited to be present in Knock at this celebration.

The WMOF2018 Official Prayer will be announced on this occasion. The WMOF2018 Icon will be presented at Mass in the Basilica at 3 pm and then begin its journey around the Dioceses of Ireland.


Coffee Morning in aid of Children of Aleppo

All welcome to join Lila Young at home in Kennethstown, Bellewstown on Wednesday, 30th August from 11 am to 3.30 pm for Coffee & Cake.  All proceeds going to suffering children in Aleppo.


Drogheda Samaritans

Are you interested in vounteering with the Samaritans in Drogheda.?  If so, come along to our information sessions on Tuesday, 22nd August at 7.30 pm or Saturday, 26th August at 11 am at 2, Leland Place, Stockwell Street, Drogheda.


Stamullen Road Club

Last week James Hughes picked up his first prize in an open race when he won the 1st A4 rider home in the Beechmount Cup at Kilmessan on Saturday night.

Over the past few weeks the club has been missing four of their top riders who are out-of-competition due to various injuries sustained. We are looking forward to having them all back in good health over the coming weeks. Cian Delaney arrived home from Los Angeles, USA last Saturday, very happy with his total of four medals which he won while competing at the World Police & Fire Games. A great achievement.


Thursday night: Leinster Hill Climb Championships at Cooley, Co. Louth.  Saturday: Leinster Road Race championships, Dunsany, Co. Meath.  Sunday: North Down GP, Donaghadee,Co. Down


St.  Patrick’s Club – Lotto

Drawn on 15/08/2017.  Numbers Drawn: 2,12,25,30.  Weekly Winners: J & A, JP Ryan, Sean Farrell, E. Brangan, Tim Woods.  Next week’s Jackpot:  €4,000.


St. Patrick’s GF & HC – Club News

  1. Hurling Cúl Camp takes place at St. Patrick’s GAA Club commencing on Monday, 21stAugust to Friday, 25th August. Anyone wishing to take part who has not applied to date please can come along on Monday at 9.30am.
  2. Under 17 Boys League on Friday,25th August in Oldcastle at 7.30pm. Oldcastle v St. Patrick’s.
  3. ‘B‘ Championship Quarter Final takes place onSaturday, 26th August in Seneschalstown at 6pm. St. Patrick’s v Boardsmill.
  4. Social Dancing returns to St. Patrick’s on Friday,25th August at 9pm. Music on the night by Matt Leavy.  Adm €10 including light refreshments.


Heritage Week – Julianstown

Celebrate Heritage Day in Julianstown Village Garden on Saturday, 26th August.  Tours of Garden from 11 am to 1 pm with light refreshments.  Bring your friends and neighbours.  All welcome!

Coole Swan Afternoon Tea in Church of Ireland Parish Rooms from 2 – 4 pm. Admission €10 plus Raffle.  This is a fund raiser in aid of Julianstown Tidy Towns to replace equipment which was recently stolen.

  • Public Meeting in Church of Ireland Parish Rooms on Sept 11th from 8 pm to discuss getting CCTV for our village. Cllr. Sharon, Sgt. Dean Kerins will be telling us all about the CCTV.  All Welcome!


Heritage Week Walk

Heritage Week Walk. Community Historian Brendan Matthews will present a special Walk and Talk Historical & Archaeological Tour of the Dale Valley area of Drogheda this coming Sunday, August 20th from 2 until around 4pm. The Dale area of Drogheda is a real hidden gem of both the built and natural heritage of this fascinating place; like a rural setting within an urban town, the Dale lies with the townland of Lagavooreen in the Parish of St. Mary’s and contains a wealth of the hidden gems that is part of Droghedas rich heritage and historical past. Meeting at the Cenotaph (Celtic Cross) monument at the bottom of Mary St. at 2pm, the tour will take about 1.5 hours and suitable clothing and footwear should be worn on the day The tour will end in the grounds of the former St. Mary`s Church of Ireland grounds.This event is part of the National Heritage Week and is run in association with the Heritage Council of Ireland and the Old Drogheda Society and is free of charge.


Meath Partnership free classes

Free 5 week Basic Laptop, iPhone, iPad, SmartPhone or Tablet Classes available in all areas – Meath Partnership. Please phone Angela on 046 9280790.


St. Patrick’s Church, Stamullen



Saturday, 19th  6:00 pm Michael and Teresa Heffernan

Jane and Pat Connell

Tommy McCourt

Kathleen Reilly (20 Ann)

Sunday, 20th  10:00 am Patrick Roe (4 Ann)

Tuesday 10:00 am The Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Thursday 10:00 am St. Bartholomew

Saturday, 26th      6:00 pm Dorothy Ryan

Sunday, 27th     10:00 am



St. Mary’s Church, Julianstown


Saturday, 19th     7:00 pm Peter Teeling (22 Ann)

Sunday, 13th     11:30 am Fursey O’Byrne

Patrick Mullen (7 Ann)

Wednesday 10 am Celebrants Intention

Friday 10 am Celebrants Intention

Saturday, 26th   7:00 pm John Hoey

Sheila Foley (5 Ann)

Sunday, 27th   11:30 am



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