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Sunday, 29th January 2017

R. I. P.

Your prayers are requested for the repose of the souls of Marie Black, Lisdornan and Annie Meighan, Martin’s Road, whose funerals took place this week.   We remember the bereaved in our prayers.


Supporting the Parish

Total Offertory: €    1105.00

Envelopes Stamullen €      300.00

Envelopes Julianstown €      270.00


Feast of St. Blaise

Please note candles will be blessed after 10 am Mass in Stamullen on Thursday, 2nd February and Throats will be blessed after 10 am Mass in Julianstown on Friday, 3rd February – Feast of St. Blaise.


Annual Ten Week Draw

The Fund Raising Committee is pleased to announce the return of the Annual Ten Week Draw. The first draw will take place on Sunday, 12th February and finish on Easter Sunday, 16th April.


We have a number of loyal promoters, and we would like to thank them most sincerely for the work they do every year.

The draw cards are now available in the parish office for collection.

If you would like to be a promoter this year, or if you would like to be included in the draw, please contact Carol at the Parish Office.


Safeguarding Children in Meath Diocese

As a constituent member of the Catholic Church in Ireland, we recognise and uphold the dignity and rights of all children, are committed to ensuring their safety and well-being, and will work in partnership with parents/guardians to do this. We recognise each child as a gift from God, and we value and encourage the participation of children in all activities that enhance their spiritual, physical, emotional, intellectual and social development.

All Church personnel (including clergy, religious, staff, volunteers and any other Church personnel) have a responsibility to safeguard children through promoting their welfare, health and development in a safe and caring environment that supports their best interests and prevents abuse.

Details of personnel to contact if you are concerned about the welfare and safety of children:

The role of Designated Liasion Persons in the Diocese of Meath is carried out by Ms. Nuala McLoughlin and Fr Sean Henry. Their task is described in the national guidelines “Safeguarding Children” as follows:

  • To hear concerns relating to safeguarding, including any disclosures or allegations of abuse, and take responsibility for managing the response to that concern or disclosure, from start to finish. This includes the preliminary internal inquiry and referral to the Health Services Executive and/or An Garda Siochana.
  • To ensure that the person raising a concern, disclosing abuse, or making an allegation and anyone who is implicated by that are regularly informed about the progress of the inquiry process
  • To record all steps undertaken as part of this process.

Ms Nuala McLoughlin can be contacted at 086-1574774 or
Fr Sean Henry can be contacted at 0469431251 or


Safeguarding Children

All leaders/helpers involved in Children’s Liturgy are asked to complete a Garda Vetting form which is available in the Sacristy. Completed forms can be marked for the attention of Carol or Stephen and left in the Sacristy for collection, or posted  to the Parish Office, on/by Sunday, 29th January.


When all forms are completed they will be posted to the Safeguarding Team in the Bishop’s Office. Each individual will then be sent an e-mail inviting them to complete the process on-line themselves.  It is very important that all adults involved in parish activities with children and vulnerable adults, complete this form.  Thank you.



First Communion / Confirmation preparation

  • The next Do This In Memory (DTIM) Masses for children preparing for First Communion will take place on Saturday, 4thMarch at 6 pm in Stamullen (St. Patrick’s NS) and 7pm in Julianstown (Whitecross NS).



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


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.


Meath Area Development Plan 2019-2025

East Meath residents – We need your input with the Meath Area Development Plan 2019 – 2025. Information Night will be held in the Civic Offices, Duleek on Wednesday,lst February from 5 to 7 pm.  Come along with your family, friends and neighbours and help to make a difference to where Meath will spend YOUR money.


Community & Family History Course

A six-week introduction course on how to research community & family history will take place at the Drogheda Museum Millmount on Saturday, 4th February. The course will be delivered by Community Historian and archivist at the Museum Brendan Matthews and Genealogist Emmett Doran in association with the Old Drogheda Society and will run every Saturday morning from 10.30am until 12.30pm finishing on Saturday March 11th. Early booking is advisable as places on the course are limited. For further information, Contact the Drogheda Museum at 041-9833097 or by e mail to


Irish beginners/intermediate

Classes resuming shortly.  Join us for a cūpla focal! Upstairs in Whyte’s pub, Stamullen.

Email for further information.   Tá faile roimh chách!  All are welcome.  Junior Cert/Leaving Cert students are welcome as well!


St.  Patrick’s Club – Lotto

Drawn on 24/01/2017. No winner. Numbers drawn: 9,13,29,30.  Weekly Winners:Ann Dunne, Sarah Curran, Maureen Byrne, Anne Purfield, Fran Dowling .  Next Jackpot: €3,300. Next Crossbar draw: 31st January €1,000.


St. Patrick’s GF & HC – Club News

  1. Membership for St. Patricks GAA Club is now open for 2017.  Membership forms are available at the Club reception and also by going to thewebsite: and following the link to club membership.
  2. Training for Underage at various ages has now recommenced for 2017 –  drop into the club or go to the St Pats Facebook Page to learn more.


New bus Route from Stamullen into Balbriggan

Flexibus Local Link are running a new bus service which is running from Stamullen, through Gormanstown and Millfield Shopping centre, to Balbriggan, and return. The bus route runs everyday including weekends. A bus timetable is posted on the Flexibus Local Link website in the blog section.  (We are waiting for timetables which we will leave in the Church).


Gormanston Beach Clean-up New Year

Please note the next off season, once a month clean up will take place on Saturday 4th February. (Running until June 2017).

Meet at 10 am at Delvin River Viaduct.  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.


Learn to Jive

Jiving Lessons starting in the The Barbican Centre, Drogheda on Tuesday, 7th February at 8pm.  Lessons for beginners and advanced dancers.  Great exercise and no partner required.  For more details, contact Declan from GetUpAndJive on 0877557163.

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