Sunday 24th March 2018
Holy Week Ceremonies 2018
Wednesday – Chrism Mass
Families are invited to attend the Chrism Mass on Wednesday, 28th March at 7 pm in Mullingar Cathedral.
Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 7 pm in St. Mary’s Church, Julianstown (followed by Confession).
3 pm: The Passion of the Lord in Julianstown (followed by Confession)
7 pm: Stations of the Cross in Stamullen (followed by Confession)
Vigil Mass at 9 pm in St. Mary’s Church, Julianstown (Parishioners are invited to bring a candle)
Easter Sunday: Normal Mass Times.
Supporting the Parish
Total Offertory: € 720.00
Weekly Envelopes: Stamullen € 210.00
Julianstown € 355.00
Ceremonies in the Parish: Baptism
This weekend we welcome in Baptism: Abigail Brannigan. May newly baptised children always know and love Jesus as their friend. We ask parishioners to pray for Abigail and her family.
Easter at Silverstream Priory
For Ceremonies in Silverstream Priory please see noticeboards in both churches.
St. Pauls Missals
We have a small number of missals still available in the Parish office at €7 each. If you would like to purchase a copy you could call into the Parish office or phone and we can leave one in the sacristy for you to collect.
Fund Raising – Ten Week Draw
Congratulations to the winners of Week Seven of the draw:
1st Prize: €250, 2nd Prize: €100, 3rd Prize: €75 and 4th Prize: €50.
Congratulations to Prize Winners: Rose Reilly, (Tommie Russell), Tommy Weir/the Weir Family (Paudge Moore), Mick Cooke (Pauline Clarkin), and Louise Moloney (Nuala Kavanagh). Promoter’s Prize: Kay Tobin.
Eucharistic Ministers – Gormanston Woods
Further to discussions with management at Gormanston Woods we are preparing a roster to bring the Eucharist to patients in the Nursing Home on a monthly basis. A number of Eucharistic Ministers have already offered to help. We would welcome a few more volunteers which would mean that each Minister would visit only once a year.
If you would like to volunteer please contact Carol at the parish office.
True Light Prayer Group
The True Light Prayer group meetings continue on Tuesdays, from 8 – 9:30 pm in the Parish Centre, Stamullen. Come just as you are and share in God’s word through praise and scripture. All very welcome.
There will be no Adoration in Stamullen Church for the next two weeks (Holy Thursday and Easter Thursday the following week).
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.
Stamullen Tidy Towns
Stamullen Tidy Towns will be holding their AGM on Wednesday 28th March 2018 in St. Patrick’s GAA centre at 8 p.m. All clubs, organisations, residents associations and individuals are welcome to attend. Any assistance that anyone in the community can give us would be much appreciated. Come along to the meeting and join us to help make Stamullen a better place to live.
World Meeting of Families
Registration for all WMOF2018 events is open via www.worldmeeting2018.ie. Individual pilgrims and families can now register for the main three-day WMOF2018 Congress from August 22nd to 24th for the Festival of Families on Saturday 25th August; and for the Closing Mass on Sunday, 26th August. There are currently more than 8,000 people registered with considerable interest from overseas. Don’t miss out on these once in a generation events.
The World Meeting of Families 2018 will attract thousands of Irish and International pilgrims. Organising it and seeing it through will only be possible with the help of thousands of volunteers. Sign up to volunteer now on www.worldmeeting 2018.ie, email email@example.com or call (01) 5676800
If you would like any more information on how to be part of this historic event for the Church on our island, please check the posters in both churches. More information on the World Meeting of Families Website www.worldmeeting2018.ie, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01-5675800.
St. Patrick’s Club – Lotto
Drawn on 20/03/2018. Numbers drawn: 4,10,19,29. Weekly winners: Pat Harkin, Paul Heridan, F. Genockey, Tadhg Brennan, Ann Woods. Next week’s Jackpot: €6,900.
St. Patrick’s GF & HC – Club News
- Div 1. ‘A’ League takes placeon Sunday, 25th March at 11am in Summerhill. Summerhill v St. Patrick’s.
- Ladies Senior League takes placeon Monday, 26th March at GAA Stamullen at 7.30pm. St. Parick’s v Ballivor.
- Under 16 Div 1. League takesplace on Tuesday, 27th March at GAA Grounds, Stamullen at 6.45pm. St. Patrick’s v Ratoath.
- Membership for St. Patrick’s Gaelic Football & Hurling club is now open and all players and supporters are encouraged to arrange same.Registrar Brendan Byrne can be contacted by calling into the Club.
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.
If you would like to join us, come along to St. Patrick’s GAA Centre on Tuesday and Thursday from 8-10 pm. New members always very welcome. Why not come along, meet new friends, and see if Bowls is for you. For information contact Rose on 01-8412086.
54 Day Rosary for Life
With the threat of Abortion fast becoming a reality for the Irish Nation we are again asking you to join with us from St. Patrick’s Day as we begin a 54 Day Rosary Novena for the Protection of Life from Conception to Natural Death. If you presently pray a daily Rosary, please include these 54 days with your normal intentions. For those who wish to join us as we pray the Rosary each night at 9.30pm on the internet, you can join us at www.portlaoiseparish.ie and click on webcam. However, if that particular time is not suitable, please pray your own 54 day rosaries at the times most suited to you. The first 27 days in Petition began on 17th March and the second 27 days in Thanksgiving begins on 13th April ending 9th May 2018. We would be grateful, if it was possible for you to email, call or text us to confirm you are doing the novena.
- Free five week classes for Digital Skills Training for iPhone, iPad, Smartphone and Tablet commence in St. Colmcilles GAA Centre Pilltown, Bettystown on Wednesday 11thApril from 2-4 pm.
- Laptop class starting on Monday, 9thApril in St. Patrick’s GAA Centre, Stamullenl from 10am to 12 pm.
Please call Angela 046-9280790 in Meath Partnership to book a place.
Join us for Spring Day in Dalgan on Saturday, 14th April. This year the focus will be on leaves and we will extol their wonder and the great miracles and services they perform every day.
Registration begins at 9.15am and the day concludes around 3.30pm. You are asked to bring a packed lunch, notebook, pen and suitable outdoor clothing. The cost is €20.
St. Patrick’s Church, Stamullen
Saturday, 24th 6:00 pm Vigil of the Lord’s Passion
Christina & Thomas McCausland
Sunday, 25th 10:00 am Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord
Cora Boylan (3 Ann)
Tuesday 10:00 am Celebrant’s Intentions
Good Friday 7:00 pm Stations of the Cross (Followed by Confession)
Easter Sunday 10:00 am Mass of the Lord’s Resurrection
Marie Moran (MM)
St. Mary’s Church, Julianstown
Saturday, 24th 7:00 pm Vigil of the Lord’s Passion
Sean McCann (MM)
Sunday, 25th 11:30 am Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord
Margaret Hughes (MM)
Myra Gaynor & Arthur Jackson
Tommy & Frank McCann and deceased
members of the McCann family
Wednesday 10:00 am Celebrant’s Intentions
Holy Thursday 7:00 pm Mass of the Lord’s Supper
(Followed by Confession)
Good Friday 3:00 pm The Passion of the Lord (Followed by Confession)
Holy Saturday 9:00 pm Vigil Mass of the Lord’s Resurrection
Easter Sunday 11:30 am Mass of the Lord’s Resurrection
Noel William Darker (1 Ann) & Thomas Culleton
Loretto Scanlan (10 Ann)
The story of Palm Sunday tells of how
people removed their cloaks and spread them out
in front of Jesus as he entered Jerusalem.
The cloak we wear every day to face the world
is both the persona we wish to present,
and our defense against the elements.
As we come to worship may we be willing
to lay down our defenses and disguises,
at the feet of the One who sees us we really are.
And then, set free for worship,
may we offer our praises
with open hearts and lives.
This is a vision of the way it can be, the way it should be—
Shouts of welcome, a joyful procession,
a community celebrating together.
The same vision is offered to us today:
We can welcome Christ into our lives;
We can celebrate his transforming power.
How swiftly things changed back then,
How swiftly we, too, can be distracted.
May we hold fast to his vision of goodness—
Peace from the practice of justice,
equality from the practice of respect.
As this week unfolds,
We will let ourselves be overtaken by God’s love
We will pour it back out into the world.