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Sunday, 26th March 2017

Confirmation Day 2017

Bishop Michael Smith will celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation in the parish next Wednesday, 29th March.

St. Patrick’s NS Ceremony will take place at 11 am in the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Gormanston and Whitecross NS Ceremony will take place at 3 pm in St. Mary’s Church, Jullianstown

We ask parishioners to pray for these candidates as they take this very important step in their faith journey.


Diocesan Notes:  World Meeting of Families Collection

Pope Francis has personally chosen Dublin to be the host diocese for the World Meeting of Families from 21st-26th  August 2018. Planning for this great national and international celebration of faith is well underway. Hosting this important event requires an enormous amount of planning and funding. In this regard a second national collection will be held next weekend 1st and 2nd April 2017. Your support for this collection would be greatly appreciated


Holy Thursday

For the past number of years we have contacted a number of parishioners to ask if they would like to have their feet washed on Holy Thursday and they have been very gracious and have obliged.

We hope to include the Washing of feet as part of our Holy week ceremonies again this year.

We would be very grateful if parishioners could volunteer for this part of the Holy Thursday Ceremony in St. Patrick’s Church, Stamullen.

If you would like to be invited we would appreciate if you could write your name and phone number on the sheet in the middle of the Church in Stamullen and beside the Newsletters in Julianstown.  We will contact the final 12 before Holy Week.


Supporting the Parish

Total Offertory: €       855.00

Envelopes Stamullen €       380.00

Envelopes Julianstown €       270.00


Annual Ten Week Draw

Week six of the draw took place last Sunday after 10 am Mass.  The draw will finish on Easter Sunday, 16th April.  All welcome to call in any Sunday morning ……

Congratulations to our Winners:  €300: Leah O’Neill (Rita Gilligan), €100: Bev & Noel Dinsmore (Aisling Monaghan) €50: Fr. Declan (Fr. Declan) and Promoters: Tommy Russell.


Parish Pilgrimage

If you are interested in joining the Pilgrimage we would appreciate if you could return Booking Forms and relevant deposit as soon as possible as flights need to be booked.

We are travelling from 11th-16th August and the cost is €850 p.p.s. (€25  per night single supplement).


Ceremonies in the Parish:  Baptism

This weekend we welcome in Baptism: Kian Brennan, Aleksander Carroll and Emily Hamill.   May these newly baptised children always know and love Jesus as their friend. We ask parishioners to pray for these children and their families.



All welcome to spend some time in silent prayer before the Blessed Sacrament through the day in Julianstown on Wednesday from 9 am and continuing after 10 am Mass and on Thursday in Stamullen from 10am to 5pm.

On Thursday, next 30th March, Fr. Declan will celebrate 10 am Mass in the Day Chapel, Stamullen for all Adorers, past and present to acknowledge the 20th Anniversary of Adoration in Stamullen.  All very welcome to attend.


Annual Pioneer Pilgrimage to Knock

The annual Stamullen/Julianstown Pioneer Pilgrimage to Knock Shrine will take place on Sunday, 21st May this year. The cost of the day is €30, and this includes tea/coffee and sandwiches on the way down in The Longford Arms Hotel. The bus will leave Stamullen at 7:45am, and Julianstown at 8am.  Contact Ann on 01-8411267, Mary on 086-2309910 or Colm on 086-8056138 to reserve your seat. Non-Pioneers are VERY welcome to join us on this special day!!



The True Light Prayer Group

If you who have a desire to seek God in His word and in prayer why not come along to our Prayer Meeting on Tuesdays from 8-9.30pm in the Parish Centre, Stamullen. Join us for prayer, praise and scripture.  All welcome,  bring a friend.


Make-A-Wish® – Cake Sale Fund Raiser

Johnny McQuillan and family are hosting a Cake Sale in aid of Make A Wish next Saturday 1st April before and after 6 pm Mass and Sunday 2nd after 10am Mass.    If you would like to contribute some baked items we would be very grateful.  Donations can be left into the Parish Centre, Stamullen from 2 pm on Saturday 1st .. You support is very much appreciated ….


Stamullen Tidy Towns

Recently Sean from Atomic Fitness presented a large cheque to Jim Matthews of Stamullen Tidy Towns and Miriam Doran from Friends of Calcutta.  Friends of Calcutta feed and educate 800 children from the slums of Calcutta and 100% of all money goes directly to the project.   A total of €2,380 was raised and split between both groups.  The money was raised by Sean in his recent spectacular achievement in climbing Kilimanjaro.  According to Sean he had a great – if sometimes difficult time but persevered and reached the summit.  Our sincere thanks to Sean and his team.  Atomic fitness provides a fantastic facility right in the middle of Stamullen and deserves everyone’s support.

Date for your diary: AGM will take place on Wednesday 19th  April at 8 pm in St. Patrick’s GAA Centre. More information later.


Hope for Homeless (H4H)

Hope for Homeless are hosting a Cofffee Morning in Whyte’s of Stamullen from 10 am to 12:30 pm on Tuesday, 4th April.  Pop in for Tea/Coffee and Scone.  €3 entry and raffle on the morning with great prizes.  Thank you for your support which is very much appreciated.


Stamullen Road Club

Racing this weekend for local clubs will be the Kilmessan GP in Kilmessan village on Sunday.  The Underage races will start at 9:30 am and Seniors at 11 am.

We thank those who have offered their assistance for our upcoming weekend of cycle races at Balscadden (John Reilly Memorial) on Saturday 8th April and Stamullen GP on the following day (9th April). Help is always appreciated, so if you would like to help, contact any club member. A mention here for our wonderful team of sponsors. Full details of the cycle races will be published over the next two weeks.


St.  Patrick’s Club – Lotto

Drawn on 20/03/2017. No winner. Numbers drawn:2,4,12,27.  Weekly Winners: Louise Allen, E,H,C,T,J, Brian & Susan Whearity, Jennifer Allen, Supporter/ Next Jackpot: €4,100.  Next Crossbar Draw 28th March: €1000.


St. Patrick’s GF & HC – Club News

  1. Div 1 ‘A‘ League on Saturday,25th March at GAA Grounds, Stamullen at 7pm. St. Patrick’s v Simonstown Gaels.
  2. Under 14 Girls match on Monday evening atGAA Grounds, Stamullen at 8.15pm. St. Patrick’s v Man o War.
  3. Under 16 Boys League Round 1 on Tuesday evening atGAA Grounds, Stamullen at 7.30pm.  St. Patrick’s v Rathkenny.
  4. Social Dancing returns to St. Patrick’s GAA ClubFriday, 31st  March at 9pm.  Music on the night by Images.  Adm €10 to include light refreshments.


Loreto Secondary School Musical

Loreto Secondary School, Balbriggan present the Transition Year musical “Beauty and the Beast” from Tuesday, 4th to Friday, 7th April. Show begins at 7.30 pm. sharp. Tickets available from 086-0438321.


Julianstown Community Music Festival

Julianstown Community Music Festival will take place on Sunday, 9th April in the Community Hall, Sandyhall Road, Julianstown Afternon Concert from 2:30-5pm and Evening Concert from 7-9:15 pm.  Tickets €15 pp are available at the Limekiln, Julianstown or from Dorothy at  Please see posters on Noticeboards for more details…..


Learn to Jive

Jive Lessons starting Wednesday, 29th March in O’Raghallaigh’s, Drogheda. Beginner lessons: 8-9:15pm, Advanced lessons: 9:15-10:30pm.  Great exercise and no partner required.  For more details, contact Declan from GetUp And Jive on 087-7557163.



Meath Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes

Led by Bishop Smith 12th to 17th September 2017. Return flights, five nights Hotel full board, insurance & taxes, starting from  €699.

There is a special section for sick pilgrims requiring assistance with accommodation and medical supervision in the Accueil Notre Dame, also a special youth section, 18- 30 years. Contact:

To book, contact: Pilgrimage Abroad Ltd, 164 Lower Baggot St., Dublin 2. Tel: 01-6359300


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