Sunday 22nd October 2017
The Pro Life Campaign has said the Oireachtas Committee on abortion is turning more and more into a pantomime. They were responding to tonight’s vote in which the committee voted not to retain the 8th Amendment in full, second guessing the public hearings they had scheduled for the next two months.
Commenting on tonight’s vote, Dr Ruth Cullen of the Pro Life Campaign said: “The committee have issued the verdict before the evidence was even heard. From the very start this process has been a complete travesty.
“The committee has lined up more than 25 abortion advocates to present but have only invited 3 pro-life speakers. This signifies the committee’s total contempt for democracy and the protection of human life. Clearly the committee thinks tonight’s vote was another smart political stroke – voting before even hearing the evidence of the witnesses they have invited to present at taxpayers’ expense.”
Dr Cullen concluded: “When the extent of this charade sinks in with the public the workings of this committee will turn out to be a gift to the pro-life cause. In the meantime, we will continue to bring the message to the wider public that abortion is always an injustice to women and unborn babies.
Fund Raising Committee – Bingo Night
The next Bingo Night takes place in the City North Hotel on Wednesday, 6th December. Looking forward to seeing you there.
St. Patrick’s Church Stamullen
We would like to remind parishioners of a new routine for coming to receive the Eucharist at Masses in Stamullen.
Instead of spreading out in front of the Altar we are proposing that Fr. Declan will remain standing at the centre of the sanctuary and those wishing to receive communion will go to him. The Eucharistic Minister will be placed half way down the aisle in the middle of the church (instead of at the back).
We will observe how this new system works over a few weeks.
Annual Parish Remembrance Service – 18th November
The seventh Annual Parish Remembrance Mass will take place on Saturday, 18th November at 6 pm in St. Patrick’s Church, Stamullen.
Families of those whose funerals have taken place in the parish since last November are invited to attend. A letter of invitation will be posted soon.
Parishioners who have relatives or friends who have passed to their eternal reward during the year are also very welcome to attend.
Ceremonies in the Parish: Baptism
This weekend we welcome in Baptism: Lauren Elizabeth Brodigan. May all newly baptised children always know and love Jesus as their friend. We ask parishioners to pray for Lauren and her family.
First Communion Preparation
Do This In Memory (DTIM) Enrollment Masses will take place at 7 pm in St. Mary’s Church, Julianstown on Saturday 25th November (Whitecross School) and on Saturday, 2nd December (St. Patrick’s School).
We ask parents of children attending Children’s Liturgy on a Sunday morning to please read copies of Codes of Conduct which children will be given over the next two weeks.
We would appreciate if parents could sign Consent Forms and return to the sacristy as soon as possible.
We welcome parents/guardians who would like to help with Children’s liturgy on a Sunday morning. If you are interested please contact the parish office or pop into the Liturgy gathering any Sunday morning. We would be delighted to have a few extra volunteers.
Supporting the Parish
Total Offertory: € 910.00
Envelopes: Stamullen € 340.00
Julianstown € 310.00
Adoration – Adorers needed
Jesus asked his apostles when he found them them asleep on Holy Thursday night, “could you not spend one hour with me?” he is still asking …. Adoration offers this wonderful opportunity to spend an hour with Him.
If you would like to spend an hour in Julianstown on a Wednesday or Stamullen on a Thursday please contact Josephine (086-8148722) or Teresa (087-6757581). All very welcome.
Adoration takes place in Stamullen every Thursday following 10am Mass until 5pm.
Adoration in Julianstown takes place from 9 am and after 10 am Mass every Wednesday.
The Golden Girls
There will be No Golden Girls meeting this Monday, 23rd or next Monday, 30th (Bank Holiday).
Would you like to play Bridge?
Join us in the Old Library, Naul on a Thursday evening from 7:20-10:20 pm. Come along and join in. All very welcome.
Clare Douglas School of Ballet offer Ballet classes at the Parish Centre, Stamullen every Tuesday afternoon. New pupils very welcome. Contact Clare for more information on 087-2636124.
Julianstown & District Residents Assoc., Halloween Fun
Julianstown & District Residents Association are once again hosting Halloween in Julianstown Village Garden on Halloween Night! This event is run by a group of our dedicated volunteers for the past few years and what a great job they do for their community!
It starts at 6.30 pm on Monday evening, which will give the children plenty of time to go trick or treating and then come up to the village garden for a spectacular night of fun. Do dress up in your scariest costume, come along and join in the fun. Walk along the avenue of Pumpkins (supplied by Kennedy Pumpkin Patch and carved by a team of Witches) Meet the mystics, Emer and Margo and find out what’s in store for you. Try out Apple Dunking or bite the swinging apple! Grab a Hot dog and try the scrumptious toasted marshmallows and wash it down with some tea/coffee and a bun. Drinks for the children. There is a nominal donation of €5 per family to cover costs, but if you would like to bake a few ghostly buns for us, we would be delighted! Please try and leave the car at home as parking facilities are very limited. Hope to see you there!
Stamullen Road Club
Dates for your Diary:
Friday night 1st December: Annual Christmas Poker Classic in Whyte’s of Stamullen
Friday night 22nd December: Monster Christmas Draw also in Whyte’s.
St. Patrick’s Club – Lotto
Drawn on 17/10/2017. Numbers Drawn:5,6,16,26. No Winner. Weekly Winners: Kay Russell, Eamon Reilly, Rebecca Dunne, Paul Emmett, Brigid Baker. Next week’s Jackpot: €4,900.
St. Patrick’s GF & HC – Club News
- St. Patrick’s are holding a White Collar Boxing Event on Friday,17th November at the City North Hotel. More details next week.
- Under 15 Boys League on Friday, 27thOctober at GAA Grounds Stamullen at 7.30pm. St. Patrick’s v Simonstown Gaels.
- Social Dancing returns to St. Patrick’s on Friday,27th October from 9–12 pm. Music on the night by Blue Lace. Adm €10 including refreshments.
Balbriggan Parish – Tommy Fleming Concert
Balbriggan Parish is delighted to announce Tommy Fleming in Concert on Wednesday, 15th November at 8pm in the Church of SS Peter and Paul, Balbriggan. Tickets:€20 available from tommyfleming.net/upcoming-events/ or Balbriggan Parish Office on 01-8412116.
Meath Macra na Feirme
On the Saturday, 28th October, Meath Macra will host a Patrons night for past Macra members. This offers a great opportunity for past members to get involved in the biggest night in the Macra year. All former members are more than welcome and encouraged to attend. For more details call Adam on 086-249 8897 or visit www.royalrally2017.com
Meath Laterlife Network
Meath Laterlife Network are having their final Home Roadshow event on Tuesday, 7th November from 10am to 1pm in the Ardboyne Hotel, Navan. This event is for people aged 55 and over and will present the final outcomes on the series of Roadshow events which took place in Co Meath and there will also be the launch of the Home Directory for over 55s. Light refreshments will be provided and transport can be organised for groups of six or more. This event is free to attend but places are limited so call Fiona on 046-9280790 ext 202 to book a place or email email@example.com.
St. Patrick’s Church, Stamullen
Saturday, 21st 6:00 pm Dorothy Ryan, Marty Lee, Pat & Kate Ryan
and deceased members of the Ryan Family
Brian Dowling (18 Ann)
Sunday, 22nd 10:00 am Jess Despard
Tuesday 10:00 am Celebrants Intentions
Thursday 10:00 am Catherine & Pat Purfield
and deceased members of the Purfield Family
Saturday, 28th 6:00 pm Steve & Elizabeth Porter
and Margaret & Christopher Curtis
Sunday, 29th 10:00 am
St. Mary’s Church, Julianstown
Saturday, 21st 7:00 pm People of the Parish
Sunday, 22nd 11:30 am Kevin & Joan Sheridan
and deceased members of the Brangan Family
Wednesday 10:00 am Celebrants Intentions
Friday 10:00 am Celebrants Intentions
Saturday, 28th 7:00 pm John, Alice and Kay McCann
Sunday, 29th 11:30 am Dick Hoey