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Sunday, 29th October 2017

Diocesan News:  For two years the Vocations Committee published a calendar to promote vocations in the diocese, highlighting the various ministries and activities in our parishes. This year the committee has produced a candle and a prayer card. The purpose is to invite people to pray to the Lord of the Harvest to send labourers into the harvest. The candle is beautifully made and comes in glass. The candle is accompanied by a prayer card with the St Joseph’s Young Priests Society prayer. The image used is Christ the Priest. The committee would like to encourage families in the Diocese to light the candle in their homes over Christmas. The candle will be available in coming weeks. The cost is €5.

The diocese is blessed to have five students: Deacon Kevin Connolly and Fergal Cummins in Maynooth, Tony Shannon in the Irish College, Rome, Norman Alred in the Beda College, Rome and Colin Dunne also in the Beda. Colin commenced his studies for the priesthood this year.   Please pray for them and the men currently in contact with Fr. Joe and Fr. Shane.

R. I. P.

Your prayers are requested for the repose of the soul of Bernadette Jackson whose Memorial Mass takes place at the 6th Vigil Mass in Stamullen.

We remember the bereaved in our prayers.


Fund Raising Committee – Bingo Night

The next Bingo Night takes place in the City North Hotel on Wednesday, 6th December.  Looking forward to seeing you there.


Heat in St. Patrick’s Church Stamullen

We are having some issues with the heating in Stamullen Church and the Parish Centre.  These issues are being dealt with as they arise. We apologise for the inconvenience.


Ring Found

A silver ring was found in Stamullen church last weekend. For more information please call the parish office.


First Friday Calls

Please note First Friday calls will take place next Thursday, 2nd November.  If you would like to include any parishioner on the list, please contact the parish office.


Feast of All Saints and Feast of All Souls

Feast of All saints: Masses will take place at 11am in St. Mary’s Church, Julianstown and 7:30pm in St. Patrick’s Church, Stamullen

Feast of All Souls: Mass will take place at 11 am in Stamullen.


Christmas Mass Cards

Christmas Day Mass cards will be available to purchase from the Sacristy and parish office from next weekend.  The cards will cost €2.


First Communion Preparation

Do This In Memory (DTIM) Enrollment Masses will take place at 7 pm in St. Mary’s Church, Julianstown on Saturday 25th November (Whitecross School) and on Saturday, 2nd December (St. Patrick’s School).


Supporting the Parish

Total Offertory: €      910.00

Mission Sunday:   Stamullen €         340.00

Julianstown € 310.00


Adoration – Adorers needed

Jesus asked his apostles when he found them them asleep on Holy Thursday night, “could you not spend one hour with me?” he is still asking …. Adoration offers this wonderful opportunity to spend an hour with Him.

If you would like to spend an hour in Julianstown on a Wednesday or Stamullen on a Thursday please contact Josephine (086-8148722) or Teresa (087-6757581).  All very welcome.

Adoration takes place in Stamullen every Thursday following 10am Mass until 5pm and in Julianstown from 9 am and after 10 am Mass every Wednesday.


The Golden Girls

We would like to thank Brendan Battersby for sponsoring a great trip to the Zoo last Monday.  A great day was had by all.

There will be No Golden Girls meeting on Monday, 30th (Bank Holiday).


Stamullen Road Club

Dates for your Diary: Friday night 1st December: Annual Christmas Poker Classic in Whyte’s of Stamullen

Friday night 22nd December:  Monster Christmas Draw also in Whyte’s.


Free Laptop/Tablet Classes

Free five week Basic iPhone, iPad, SmartPhone or Tablet Class starting in St. Patrick’s GAA Centre on Thursday 9th November from 10 am to 12 pm.  Please phone Angela at Meath Partnership on 046-9280790.

Julianstown & District Residents Assoc., Halloween Fun

Julianstown & District Residents Association are once again hosting Halloween in Julianstown Village Garden on Halloween Night! This event is run by a group of our dedicated volunteers for the past few years and what a great job they do for their community!

Join us at 6.30 pm, which will give the children plenty of time to go trick or treating and then come up to the village garden for a spectacular night of fun.  Do dress up in your scariest costume, come along and join in the fun. Walk along the avenue of Pumpkins (supplied by Kennedy Pumpkin Patch and carved by a team of Witches)  Meet the mystics, Emer and Margo and find out what’s in store for you.  Try out Apple Dunking or bite the swinging apple!  Grab a Hot dog and try the scrumptious toasted marshmallows and wash it down with some tea/coffee and a bun.  Drinks  for the children.  There is a nominal donation of €5 per family to cover costs, but if you would like to bake a few ghostly buns for us, we would be delighted!  Please try and leave the car at home as parking facilities are very limited.  Hope to see you there!


St. Patrick’s GF & HC – Club News

  1. Under 13 League Div 2. Semi Final on Saturday,4th  November at the GAA Grounds Stamullen at 2pm. St. Patrick’s v Summerhill.
  2. Under 13 League Div 8. Semi Final on Saturday,4th November at GAA Grounds Skryne at 2pm.Skryne v St. Patrick’s


St.  Patrick’s Club – Lotto

Drawn on 24/10/2017. Numbers Drawn:2,4,9,17.  No Winner. Weekly Winners: Andy Traynor, Paul McNally, Neil O’Flaherty, Ian Sheridan, Christy Hagan. Next week’s Jackpot:  €,5000.


Gormanston Beach Clean-up

All welcome to join us for our next, once a month clean up, which will take place next Saturday 4th November.  Meet at Delvin River Viaduct at 10 am.  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.


Would you like to play Bridge?

Join us in the Old Library, Naul on a Thursday evening from 7:20-10:20 pm.  Come along and join in.  All very welcome.


ACCORD Wellness course

Drogheda Accord are running a Wellness course starting on Tuesday, 7th November.  This is a gentle course exploring mindful methods  to enhance wellness. It is run by two experienced facilitators and is suitable for any adult who wishes to improve  their outlook on life. It is not a therapy group. Please phone Accord on 041-9843860 any morning for details or to book a place.


Tús Scheme

Exciting opportunity to avail of 19.5 hours work placement in your local area. Meath Partnership is currently seeking to expand the number of participants on the Tús Scheme. Tús is a one year community work scheme for people who are unemployed for more than 12 months and in receipt of a jobseeker’s payment. Participants receive a top up payment while maintaining all secondary benefits.  You will also receive dedicated one to one career support, C. V. preparation, interview skills and accredited training throughout the year.  If you are interested please contact  046 928 0790 Ext: 428  Tús Office, Meath Partnership for full details.


Meath Laterlife Network

Meath Laterlife Network are having their final Home Roadshow event on Tuesday, 7th November from 10am to 1pm in the Ardboyne Hotel, Navan.  This event is for people aged 55 and over and will present the final outcomes on the series of Roadshow events which took place in Co Meath and there will also be the launch of the Home Directory for over 55s.  Light refreshments will be provided and transport can be organised for groups of six or more.  This event is free to attend but places are limited so call Fiona on 046-9280790 ext 202 to book a place or email


Ballet Classes

Clare Douglas School of Ballet offer Ballet classes at the Parish Centre, Stamullen every Tuesday afternoon.  New pupils very welcome.


St. Patrick’s Church, Stamullen


Saturday, 28th   6:00 pm Memorial Mass for Bernadette Jackson

Steve & Elizabeth Porter

and  Margaret & Christopher Curtis

Sunday, 29th  10:00 am Niall O’Brien (4 Ann)

Tuesday 10:00 am Celebrants Intentions

Wednesday 1st November 7:30 pm Feast of All Saints

Thursday 11:00 am Feast of All souls

Saturday, 4th  6:00 pm Paddy, Joe & Pat Collier

Jim Branigan and Maura Branigan

Sunday, 5th    10:00 am Kathleen Gilligan

Christina (Tiny) Whearty

Johnny Kiely


St. Mary’s Church, Julianstown


Saturday, 28th   7:00 pm John, Alice and Kay McCann

Sunday, 29th  11:30 am Dick Hoey

John McNulty

Wednesday, 1st November 11:00 am Feast of All Saints

Friday 10:00 am List of the Dead

Saturday, 4th   7:00 pm

Sunday, 5th    11:30 am Phyllis Mullen (9 Ann)

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