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Sunday, 20th September 2020

Monsignor Edward Dunne R.I.P.

Edward Dunne was born in Skryne parish on 7th August 1938.  He was educated at St. Finian’s and the Irish College Rome and was ordained in Rome in 1963.  On his return to his native diocese, Fr. Dunne served in the parishes of Rahan (1963), Dunboyne (1964 – during which time he also worked in the Apostolic Nunciature), Delvin (1965), Donore (1965), Coole (1968), Stamullen (1969) and was appointed Chaplain to the Forces at Gormanstown Camp in 1970.  He served with 24 Inf. Gp. in Cyprus in summer of 1973, and on winter trips in Lebanon with 44 Inf. Bn. in 1978 and 48th Inf. Bn. in 1980.  Fr. Dunne is the only chaplain who has been awarded An Bonn Míleata Calmachta the Distinguished Service medal. The Citation reads:

“For dedication to duty above the ordinary and for displaying courage under fire in bringing spiritual succour to a wounded comrade during a night attack by hostile forces on the Headquarters of the United Nations Interim Forces in Lebanon at Naqoura on 19th April 1979.”


Fr Dunne was appointed Head Chaplain to the Forces on 3rd October 1981 based at McKee Barracks, Dublin.

He was appointed a Prelate of Honour of His Holiness on 6th April 1985 with the title of Monsignor. He served as Head Chaplain to the Forces until his retirement in 1991.

Msgr. Dunne was appointed Parish Priest of Dunboyne & Kilbride in 1991 and served there until his retirement in 2007.  He has resided at Knightsbridge Nursing Home, Trim since December 2012 and died peacefully there on 14th September 2020. May he Rest in Peace.


Supporting the Parish     

Total Offertory:                            €     385.00

Weekly Envelopes:    Stamullen     €     205.50

Julianstown:  €     305.00


Adoration Stamullen

Adoration will continue every Thursday morning immediately following 10am Mass.


Weekend Collections

Thanks to all who continue to drop offerings into the parish office, into the boxes at the entry or exit points in both churches and to all who are contributing via standing orders.


Thanks also to parishioners who are contributing via the parish website  If you wish to contribute this way you can click the (red) ‘give button’ and follow the instructions ensuring you select the box which gives 100% to the parish.


Your support is very much appreciated.


Covid19 Updates

Please remember to use the hand sanitisers when entering both churches.

Adult Parishioners should wear face coverings while attending Mass.  (Exceptions can be made for those with medical conditions).


Heat in Stamullen

The heating system in Stamullen Church is currently out of action.  We are endeavouring to have it repaired as soon as possible.


EMHA Coffee Morning

In light of the current restrictions, East Meath Hospice Association (EMHA) have reluctantly decided to cancel their 2020 coffee mornings.


We appreciate the support of Whyte’s Bar, Stamullen, The Lime Kiln, Julianstown and Reddan’s, Bettystown who have been our hosts for the past number of years, and we look forward to a better 2021.


To all our fundraisers, we will miss meeting you all.  We remain committed to providing services for people who are having treatment for cancer through our driving service and comfort fund.  You can contact us on 087-2100036 or on


If you feel you would like to hold a ‘virtual’ coffee morning, please contact us via phone or e-mail and we can supply coffee from Bewley’s, who kindly sponsor the National Coffee morning.


St.  Patrick’s Club – Lotto

Drawn on 05/09/2020. Numbers drawn: 7,17,18,26. Weekly Winners: Declan Carroll, Joe McGuinness, Thomas Tevlin, C & B & M, C. Geoghegan.  Next Week’s Jackpot: €9,000.


Juliantown Village Garden

Julianstown Tidy Towns would really appreciate your help.

If you would like to volunteer to help with weeding, strimming, mowing etc., in the village garden please come along any Saturday morning at 10.30 am.

Gloves supplied and tea/coffee and ‘socially distanced’ chat after all the work is done!  Thank you!


Note from Trócaire regarding Fundraising

A small roaming team of 2-4 fundraisers will work across all Dioceses door-to-door, throughout the year. We are using a roaming team to give us the flexibility to mitigate against the possibility of local lockdowns. Although we are working with a small team and will only be in one location at any given time, this means your parishioners may see fundraisers either in or outside shops or calling door-to-door in your parishes, inviting members of the public to become monthly donors to Trócaire. There is no action needed on your part, but I want to make sure that you are aware of these plans and that this activity has been sanctioned by Trócaire.

Fundraisers will wear Trócaire branded jackets/t-shirts and carry Trócaire ID cards. They will be trained by Trócaire staff members in relation to the safeguarding of vulnerable members of the public and will comply with all Covid-19 guidelines and restrictions. If you have any questions about this work, please do not hesitate to contact Louise Walker on 01-5053225 or email You can also contact

Before I sign off, please allow me to extend my great gratitude to you for your ongoing support of the work of Trócaire, particularly during our recent, most challenging Lenten campaign. Thank you for all the work made possible by you and the parishioners within your parish.


St. Patrick’s Church, Stamullen


Saturday, 19th                                  6:00 pm                  Jim Byrne (1st Ann)

Willie & Agnes Russell

Sunday, 20th                                    10:00 am                Martin Hartford (1st Ann)

Families of Alex & Ann Hutcheson

and Mieteck Tempeski

Patsy & Margaret Clarkin

Tuesday                                          10:00 am                Celebrant’s Intention

Thursday                                        10:00 am                Celebrant’s Intention

Saturday, 26th                                   6:00 pm                  Moira O’Kelly, baby Daragh O’Kelly

and Seamus & Winnie McKiernan

Peter Wilde (5th Ann)

Sunday, 27th                       10:00 am                    Nicky & Bridget Crowe

Paddy & Maureen Finn, May & Michael

McAuley, Patrick Finn and Eddie



St. Mary’s Church, Julianstown


Saturday, 19th                                  7:00 pm                  Peter Leonard

Sunday, 20th                                    11:30 am                Christopher & Elizabeth McGrane

James Smith & Rory Gilsenan

Wednesday                                               10:00 am                Laurie Dunne

Friday                                                       10:00 am                 Private Intention

Saturday, 26th                                  7:00 pm                  Patrick Hughes (33rd Ann)

Una McCormack

Sunday, 27th                                    11:30 am                Josephine Byrne (1st Ann)

Private Intention

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