Sunday 23rd January 2022
Your prayers are requested for the repose of the soul of Noel Martin, Gracemeadow, and Brian McCabe, Father of Fr. Robert McCabe, whose funerals took place during the week.
Please remember all bereaved in our prayers.
This weekend we welcome in Baptism: Tom Connolly, Santiago Darouiche, Eliza Dempsey and Leo Woods.
May newly baptised children always know and love Jesus as their friend. We ask parishioners to pray for these children and their families
Please contact the Parish Office if you wish to have your child baptised.
Supporting the Parish
Total Offertory: € 810.00
Envelopes: Stamullen € 385.00
Julianstown € 315.00
Thank you for your continued support which is very much appreciated.
Parish Sacramental Preparations
Congratulations to all our Confirmation Candidates who were enrolled this week. We ask parishioners to pray for them as they take the next step in their faith journey.
Confirmation Ceremonies will take place in St. Mary’s Church on Wednesday, 9th February 2022. We are awaiting information from Bishop’s Office regarding times of Ceremonies.
First Holy Communion:
First Communion Ceremonies will take place at 11 am in St. Mary’s Church, Julianstown:
On Saturday, 30th April Children from Whitecross School will be invited to attend and on Saturday, 7th May children from St. Patrick’s School will be invited to attend.
First Communion Registration Forms have been handed out this week please return these forms by 4th February.
We would like to remind you that all Ceremonies will be subject to Government guidelines and are subject to change.
We would ask you to keep an eye on the parish bulletin.
Message from Bishop’s Office
Bishop Tom Deenihan to open Catholic Schools Week with livestream Mass. This year’s theme is: ‘Catholic Schools: Living Life to the Full’.
To formally open Catholic Schools Week, Bishop Tom Deenihan of Meath, Chair of the Catholic Education Service and a member of the Bishops’ Council for Education, will celebrate Mass on Sunday 23rd January from 11 am. The liturgy will include musicians from Schola Cantorum at Saint Finian’s Diocesan College. There will also be participation in the Mass from the Loreto Secondary School and Coláiste Mhuire, Mullingar.
Bishop Deenihan said, “Every year, Catholic Schools Week assumes a greater importance for our local school community and parish. Our Catholic schools prepare their students for this world but also try to convey a sense of the Kingdom of God and the world to come. Catholic schools are renowned for the academic education that they offer their students. Equally, such schools contribute to society by encouraging the full development of their student’s talents. It is also true that many of these schools, particularly at post-primary level, are involved in social outreach projects that contribute to local communities.
The past few years, have illustrated the potential that students have to influence public policy and debate and to change the world for the better, making it a kinder, more inclusive and more welcoming place. That has been particularly true in relation to ecology and protecting the environment, a key message of Pope Francis and a theme of previous Catholic Schools Weeks. As we participate in Catholic Schools Week this year, we celebrate, in a special way, our following of Jesus’ teaching by living life to the full through our thoughts, words and actions. In doing so, we follow the words of Jesus in John’s Gospel: ‘I have come that you may have life, and have it to the full,’” Bishop Deenihan saidAt the Spring meeting of the Irish Episcopal Conference last year, the Irish Bishops announced a synodal pathway for the Catholic Church in Ireland leading to the holding of a National Synodal Assembly within the next five years.
To learn more about synodality:
see www.synod.ie or at Diocese of Meath website: www.dioceseofmeath.ie/news/universal-synod/
More information in future Newsletters.
St. Patricks GFHC Lotto
Jackpot: €1,200. Drawn on 18th January. Numbers Drawn: 5,20,21,23. No Jackpot Winner. Match 3 winner: M. McQuillan. Next Week’s Jackpot: €1,300.
Saturday, 22nd St. Patrick’s 6:00 pm MM. Edmund (Eddie) O’Kelly
St. Mary’s 7:00 pm AV. Andy McCormack
and DFM McCormack & Kennedy families
- Vera Black (1st)
- Michael Baxter
Sunday, 23rd St. Patrick’s 10:00 am AV. Lil Murphy
- Ann Despard (1st Ann)
St. Mary’s 11:30 am People of the Parish
Tuesday St. Patrick’s: 10:00 am For all who have lost loved ones recently
Wednesday St. Mary’s: 10:00 am Celebrant’s Intentions
Thursday St. Patrick’s: 10:00 am GW. Special Intention
Friday St. Mary’s 10:00 am
St. Patrick’s 6:00 pm AV. Phyllis Kiely
- John Curtis
- Michelle McKiernan
St. Mary’s 7:00 pm AV. Annie Benton & DFM Benton Family
- Tosh & Dinah Collier, Thomas & Jane Collier and Paul Rooney
St. Patrick’s 10:00 am
St. Mary’s 11:30 am AV. Mary Gonzie Marry (1st)
- James McHugh
- Maura Tiernan, her husband Freddie Tiernan
and her aunt Josephine Brannigan
- Mairín & Rita Reynolds