Sunday, 22nd April 2018
End of an Era!
During the week I received a letter from the Provincial of the Franciscan Order, Fr. Aidan McGrath, to inform me that the weekly mass celebrated in the Franciscan Chapel will be discontinued after Sunday, 29th April, as a result of declining vocations. It marks an end of the association between the Franciscans and the parish, and I received the news with great regret and deep sadness. I will greatly miss their support of the parish and their priestly fraternity. I wish them well in the future. As this is Vocations Sunday our prayer is that more labourers be sent to the harvest so that the harvest can be fully saved. Fr. Declan
World Day of Prayer for Vocations
Today the Church throughout the world prays for Vocations. Will you make a special effort to ask the Lord for more vocations to the priesthood and religious life?
- Pray for the priests who have ministered to you throughout your life, both living and dead
- Keep your Parish priests in your prayers throughout the week.
- Encourage your children, grandchildren, or other young people to consider a vocation as a priest or religious brother or sister.
- Pray a rosary for more young men and women in our diocese to respond to God’s call.
Your prayers are requested for the repose of the soul of Gerry Brennan, whose funeral took place during the week and Tess Bull (nee Hoey), Shallon who passed away in England during the week. We remember the bereaved in our prayers.
Supporting the Parish
Total Offertory: € 1155.00
Weekly Envelopes: Stamullen € 255.00
Julianstown € 310.00
Sacraments in the Parish: Baptism
This weekend we welcome in Baptism: Daithi Brennan and Finbar Munthali Murphy. May these newly baptised children always know and love Jesus as their friend. We ask parishioners to pray for these children and their families.
Sacraments in the Parish: Confirmation
We had a wonderful day on Thursday when Bishop Michael Smith celebrated the Sacrament of Confirmation in the parish. We would like to thank the teachers who prepared the candidates, all who helped with preparations for the Ceremonies, and all who helped out on the day.
We would also like to thank the Franciscans for granting permission for the ceremony to take place in the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Gormanston College.
We ask parishioners to pray for these and all young Confirmation candidates from our parish.
PTAA Pilgrimage to Knock
The annual PTAA Pilgrimage to Knock Shrine will take place on Sunday, 20th May this year.
The bus will leave Stamullen at 7:45am and Julianstown at 8am. The cost of the day is €30, which includes refreshments in Longford on the way down. We’d love you to join us on what is always a special day. Non Pioneers are very welcome. To book your place phone Ann on 01- 8411267, Mary on 086-2309910 or Colm on 086-8056138.
If you would like to spend some time in quiet prayer with the Lord, please join us for one hour, in Julianstown from 9 am and after 10 am Mass on Wednesday and in Stamullen after 10 am Mass on Thursday.
- Letter of thanks from Meath Diocesan Adoration Committee in relation to 40 Hours Adoration in Meath diocese in 7 locations:
On behalf of the Meath Diocesan Adoration Committee, we wish to express our sincere thanks to Bishop Michael Smith, priests, religious and lay people, for their support of the 40 Hours Adoration for the Protection of Life, that was held in 7 locations in our diocese.
The response was incredible and from reports, the attendance averaged about 26 people per hour in all locations, Mullingar, Navan, Drogheda, Kells, Kilcloon, and Tullamore. Some had up to 100 people for a lot of the hours.
A very special thanks to the priests who were so supportive and worked so hard with the Eucharistic Adoration members to make it so successful. A big thanks to the organisers at each location for all the work leading up to the 40 Hours and for the work over that weekend.
Choose Life 2018 – Newsletter
This week’s copy of Choose Life 2018 is on display on the noticeboards in both churches. Please take time to have a look at this well written Newsletter. If you would like to have a copy of same, please contact the Parish office.
St. Patrick’s Club – Lotto
Drawn on 17/04/2018. No Winner. Numbers drawn: 8,18,19,20. Weekly winners: Niall Mooney, Ann Woods, Kay Howard, Rosy McGrath, Neil O’Flaherty. Next week’s Jackpot: €7,300.
Meals on Wheels – Drivers needed
We are looking for volunteer drivers to help with delivering meals to senior citizens in the Stamullen and Julianstown area on Monday, Wednesday and Friday every week.
If you would like to help please contact us on 085 7222068. Thank you.
Stamullen Road Club
Over the past few weeks the club riders have been racing really well. To date David Wherity has won three top class races, Ras Naomh Finian, Boyne GP, and Laois GP, then Cian Delaney, Arek Klus, Sean Landers all performed well in the Tour of the North over Easter. Unfortunately, Colin Robinson was dogged with mechanical troubles in this 3-Day, 4-stage race. Cian was involved in all the right moves over this particular weekend. Cian Delaney finished 7th in the Senior A1 Coombes Connor race on Sunday last at Kilsharvan.
On Wednesday night of this week, Sean Landers had a fine win in the McNally Swords Summer H/C League which was held in Duleek.
This week’s racing: Sunday the Waller Cup Races at Bohermeen
Julianstown Community Centre AGM
Join us for our Annual General Meeting on Thursday, 3rd May at 8 pm in the Community Centre.
St. Patrick’s GF & HC – Club News
‘B’ Championship on Sunday, 22nd April in Slane at 6pm. St Patrick’s v Simonstown.
- Under 14 Hurling League in Kilberry on Monday,23rd April at 7pm. Wolfe Tones v St Patrick’s / St Colmcille’s.
- Under 16 Div 1. Football League on Tuesday,24th April in Navan. O’ Mahony’s v St Patrick’s.
- Under 14 Hurling League on Wednesday,25th April at GAA Grounds Stamullen at 7pm. St Patrick’s / St Colmcille’s v O’ Mahony’s.
- Under 14 Div 1. Football League on Thursday, 26thApril at GAA Grounds Stamullen at 7pm. St. Patrick’s v St Colmcille’s.
Julianstown Community Centre Grand Opening this weekend
Open Day / Grand Opening of the New Kitchen in Julianstown Community Centre will take place on Sunday, 22nd April. Come along and see what recent fund-raising has yielded.
The Centre, and new kitchen is open for use by the Community for the Community. Join us from 12 o’clock for a cuppa and a bun. Members from all the groups who use the Centre will be on hand to chat about their activities. Come along and see your Community Centre, and what it has to offer.
Royal County 5km & 10km Run/Walk in Kells returns Bank Holiday Monday, 7th May at 10.30am. Registration now open. See www.meathsports.ie for further details. Early bird (available until Thursday 3rd May) €15 for 10km, €10 for 5km. All ages & abilities welcome!
Free Basic IT Courses
Free 5 week Basic Laptop, iPhone, iPad, SmartPhone or Tablet Classes available in all areas – Meath Partnership. Please phone Angela on 046-9280790.
Meath Archaeological and Historical Society AGM takes place on Thursday, 26th April in Trim Library at 8pm followed by lecture: “From the Wild Geese to Waterloo: Irish soldiers from Meath and beyond” by Dr Ciaran McDonnell (UCD). Inquiries to J. Clancy, PRO, 01 8259438; website www.mahs.ie
St. Benedict’s Priory, Cobh, Co.Cork
St, Benedict’s Priory will host a Day of Recollection based on the spirituality of the Servant of God Marie Adele Garnier on Saturday 28th April from 9 am to 3.30 pm. Lunch provided. The theme of the day is: The Paschal Mystery. 9.00am until 3.30pm. Holy Mass to begin and Adoration during the day. Lunch Provided. Admission: Donations only. Overnight accommodation available.
St. Patrick’s Church, Stamullen
Saturday, 21st 6:00 pm People of the Parish
Sunday, 22nd 10:00 am Johnny Matthews
Imelda and Andrew Mooney
Patrick, Josephine and Esther Collins,
Tuesday 10:00 am Celebrant’s Intentions
Thursday 10:00 am Roseanne Tyndall
Saturday, 28th 6:00 pm
Sunday, 29th 10:00 am Baby Rory Ryan (2 Ann)
Nicky & Bridget Crowe
St. Mary’s Church, Julianstown
Saturday, 21st 7:00 pm Mary McQuillan & Molly Tyndall
Pat & Diane Collier, Tom & Jane Collier
and the Collier family
Sunday, 22nd 11:30 am Patrick (Patsy) Cole MM
Sean & Margaret Lynch, Bernadette & Eugene
Doyle, Joe Downey and Sheila Noone
Wednesday 10:00 am Maureen Brady
Friday 10:00 am Celebrant’s Intentions
Saturday, 28th 7:00 pm
Sunday, 29th 11:30 am