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Sunday, 27th January 2019


Your prayers are requested for the repose of the souls of John McEntee, whose funeral took place in the Julianstown during the week and Michelle McKiernan, whose funeral will take place in Stamullen.  We remember the bereaved in our prayers.


Supporting the Parish

Total Offertory:  € 865.00

Weekly envelopes:    Stamullen € 451.00

Julianstown € 375.00


Fund Raising Committee – Ten Week Draw

The Annual Ten Week Draw will commence on Sunday, 17th February.  Promoters are advised Draw Cards will be available from Monday, 27th January.   We would like to sincerely thank all our promoters and their contributors for their participation each year.


Moorechurch Cemetery

Once again, we would request visitors to Moorechurch Cemetery to please bring any rubbish home with them.

Visitors are leaving rotting flowers, and other waste, at the entrance to the Cemetery and this is unsightly and upsetting for others visiting the Graveyard.

Please alert others from outside the parish to this request.


Whitecross School

  • Forms are available on the school website for 2019 enrolment.  These Forms will need to be returned to the school very soon.



All are welcome to Adoration of the most Blessed Sacrament:

  • In Stamullen after10 am Mass every Thursday until 5pm.  (If you wish to add your name to the list, please contact Teresa on 087-6757581 or Sheila on 086-058580.)
  • In Julianstown on Wednesdays from 9 am and after 10 am Mass.  (Contact Josephine if you wish to add your name to the list)


Diocesan Mission Team Formation

The formation of a new Mission Team in the Diocese of Meath is being explored.  It’s aim will be to promote and foster mission awareness at home and overseas.

Interested parishioners are invited and welcome to attend a meeting on Tuesday 22nd January at 7.30 pm at the Columban Missionaries in Dalgan Navan.  Enquiries to Fr Tony Gavin at 0906481951/087-4136270 or email


Young Adult Retreat (18-40)

Dalgan Park, Navan 8th to 10th February (Friday evening to Sunday afternoon).

A weekend of joy and and friendship in the faith, time to be still, Holy Mass, uplifting talks, prayer, walks by the rivers and in the woods, confession and adoration.  Cost: donation (own room, all meals). Contact: Sr Úna  0906481666.  email:


Priory Institute

Registration is now open for the Priory Institute Spring Semester of studies, beginning on 2nd March 2019. Check their Website:, Email: or Tel: 01-4048124.


JulianstownTidy Towns

Julianstown Tidy Towns are going to totally re-design the flower beds going up through the village over the next few months.  This will take a considerable amount of financial assistance and we hope that you will donate some funds towards the project.  This will give a ‘wow’ feeling to the village, add more colour and more importantly help our bees, butterflies and insects.  If you would like to donate, or give a hand, please contact Niamh on 086 347283 or Jackie on 087 6579884.


Golden Girls

Why not come along and join us on Monday mornings from 11am to 1pm in the Parish Centre, Stamullen for tea/coffee and good company. All very welcome.


St. Patrick’s GF & HC – Club News

Please check our Facebook page for information.


St.  Patrick’s Club – Lotto

Drawn on 22/01/2019.  Numbers drawn: 13,23,26,29. No Jackpot Winner. Weekly Winners:  Patrick Matthews, Colm Downey, Gloria McGuinness, Bernie Martin, Emmet Murphy.  Next week’s Jackpot: € 2,600.


Julianstown Community Centre AGM

The Julianstown C.C. AGM will take place on Tuesday, 26th February at 8 pm.  Please come along and show your support for your local community centre. Run by the community for the community.   Volunteers needed.  Use it or Lose it ….!


Stamullen Road Club

Over the off-road season, our cycle-cross riders were keeping the clubs’ name to the fore.  Each week (up until mid-January), this crew of Helen White, little Aoibhinn Sharkey, Peter Sharkey and Glenn Farrell were all out in action, mostly at northern Ireland venues.  They all performed throughout the month’s with distinction. This is a very tough, demanding and challenging wing of the sport and certainly huge dedication is required.  So, well done to these club representatives, you have done us proud.

The road racing season is a few weeks away but as the week’s fly by, it won’t be long before the road men will be in action.  At present, training is in full swing. Because quite a bit of re-structuring is going on in the background, it is going to be a while before the senior riders can find a positive way forward and get back on the very successful road that they enjoyed for so many years. Nobody lacks commitment, finding the guidance and direction will take time.

Road racing will be starting up in early March.


Stamullen Tidy Towns

Clean up continues every Saturday morning.  Why not join us and help us improve our village … we meet every Saturday at Stamullen Church at 11 am.


Gormanston Beach Clean-up – Saturday

Please note the clean up of Gormanston Beach will take place at 10 am at Delvin River Viaduct on Saturday, 2nd February.

Clean up generally runs from the Delvin River’s Bremore Beach to Ben Head cliffs.

All equipment supplied in co-operation with Meath County Council.


Old Drogheda Society – Lecture

Whatever Happened to,Willie & Charlie Taylor?  Uilleann Pipers Extraordinaire and natives of Drogheda By Brendan Matthews, Community Historian.  In the Governor’s House, Millmount on Wednesday, 30th January at 8 pm.

The story of Willie & Charlie Taylor and how, through their engineering and experimental skills, made huge advancements in the popularity of the Uilleann Pipes in the later 19th century.

Leaving Drogheda in the 1860`s, the two brothers travelled across the Atlantic, settling first in New York City before moving to Philadelphia.

The Drogheda natives are still renowned by Pipers and other musicians around the world for the adaption and changes they made to the Uilleann Pipes, but whatever happened to Willie & Charlie Taylor?

Brendan Matthews has been researching the life and times of these extraordinary brothers from the Boyneside. This talk is the result of his findings and was first presented at the Arts Centre, Barlow House during the Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann in Drogheda in 2018.  Bookstall on night


National Centre for Liturgy.

10 week Liturgy Course Sacraments: Parish Celebrations on Life’s Journey.  The cost of the course is €200 for the 10 weeks.  The course will begin on Wednesday, 6th  February to 13th March. There is a break for a week then class will resume on 27th March to 10th April.  Holy Week and Easter Week will be free.  The final class is on 1st May.


Irish Church Music Association

Thursday, 31st January 2019: Canaimis – Ceol don Aifreann, music for An Leabhar Aifrinn – will be launched in Holy Cross College, Clonliffe, Drumcondra, Dublin 3 at 7.30 pm.   50 Years of Irish Church Music Association: Rejoice and Sing will also be launched on this night.  We invite you to these great events on the vigil of the feast of St. Brigid.  We begin with refreshments at 7 pm. and a Liturgy of the Word will commence at 7.30 followed by the two launches.

Canaimis – Ceol don Aifreann will be launched by Máire Ní Dhuibhir, composer and contributor to the collection.  Professor Gerard Gillen, one of the founding members of the Irish Church Music Association will launch the 50 years of the Association.


St. Patrick’s Church, Stamullen


Saturday, 26th    6:00 pm Pam & Annie Kirk

Sunday, 27th  10:00 am Lil Murphy

Rose & John Collier

and deceased members of the Collier family

Marie Kennedy (1 Ann)

Tuesday 10:00 am Celebrant’s Intention

Thursday 10:00 am St. John Bosco

Saturday, 2nd February 6:00 pm DTIM

First Communion Candidates from St. Patrick’s NS

John Curtis

Sunday, 3rd   10:00 am



St. Mary’s Church, Julianstown


Saturday, 26th   7:00 pm Michael Baxter

Margaret Darby

Annie Benton

and deceased members of the Benton family

Sunday, 27th  11:30 am James McHugh

Seamus MacGreevey

and Jean, Sean, Patrick & John MacGreevey

Wednesday 10:00 am Celebrant’s Intention

Friday 10:00 am List of the Dead

Saturday, 2nd February 7:00 pm DTIM

First Communion Candidates from Whitecross NS

Patrick & Philomena Duffy

and deceased members of the Duffy family

George Fox (27 Ann)

Paul Rooney

Sunday, 3rd    11:30 am Patrick Matthews, Keenogue

Patrick & Elsie Collier

Harry McGuinness

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