Sunday 2nd April 2016
- I. P.
Your prayers are requested for the repose of the soul of Sean McLarnon, Gormanston whose funeral took place during the week. We remember the bereaved in our prayers.
We are pleased to announce our next Bingo night on Wednesday, 25th May at 8 pm in the City North Hotel. Looking forward to seeing you all there …….
Supporting the Parish
Total Offertory: € 1065.00
Easter Offering Stamullen € 1230.00
Easter Offering Julianstown € 1115.00
Easter – Thanks
A word of thanks to everyone who worked hard to prepare for the recent Easter Ceremonies in the parish.
To everyone who took part in our ceremonies, and to all who prepared our parish churches, a warm, well earned word of thanks.
Meath Diocesan Pilgrimage to Rome
Led by Most Rev. Michael Smith the Pilgrimage includes Papal audience or Angelus with Pope Francis in St. Peter’s Square and a wide range of trips, (please see notice board for more details of this wonderful Pilgrimage). Reservations Mullingar Travel on 044-9340587 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Trocaire boxes can be returned to the Church or to the Parish office. For security reasons please leave boxes in the church during Mass times only.
First Friday Calls
First Friday calls will take place on Friday, 8th April.
Please contact the parish office if you wish to include a parishioner on the list of First Friday Calls, or if you know of any parishioner in hospital who would welcome a visit from Fr. Declan.
Adoration will recommence on 6th April in Julianstown from 9 am and 7th April in Stamullen after 10 am Mass.
Feast of Divine Mercy
Fr. Maciej Zacharek will celebrate Mass in St. Peter’s Church, West Street, Drogheda on Sunday, 3rd April at 3 pm. The afternoon will include: Blessing of Image and Chaplet of Divine Mercy, Exposition of Blessed Sacrament with Benedication, Holy Mass and Veneration of Divine Mercy Image.
Flower Society Stamullen Annual Collection
The Stamullen Flower Society would like to thank parishioners for their contributions during their recent annual collection. Over €700 was raised. This collection will support the continued supply of fresh flowers in Stamullen church throughout the year. Your contributions are greatly appreciated.
Stamullen Road Club
Last week in the Tour of the North, Cian Delaney recorded a fantastic (2nd) in the Time Trial.
Next weekend the club promotes two major races over Saturday and Sunday. On Saturday 9th April in Balscadden the club hosts the inaugural John Reilly Memorial Cup. John, before his untimely death, was involved in local cycling for about 50 years and was always of great assistance to Stamullen RC. It will be an honour for the club to remember John in this way and thanks to the Reilly family for making this possible.
Racing will get underway in Balscadden on Saturday morning at 10:30am with the Underage Races and then the Senior Race will have a start time of 11:45. Here Seniors will complete (6) laps of Balscadden, Gormanston, Stamullen, Balscadden. All races will finish in Balscadden Village.
Then on Sunday 10th April, Stamullen GP races will depart from Gormanston College at 12:15 pm with Senior A1-A2 race for the Joey Whyte Memorial Cup, followed by the Senior A3-J, Senior A4, Under 16, Under 14 and Under 12 races. The race route will be Gormanston, Stamullen, Gilligans Cross, Naul, Balgaddy, Tubbertown, Balscadden, Gormanston, Stamullen (where all races will finish). Races will all be over by 3:30 pm.
We appeal to residents along the race route to please cooperate by leaving the circuit free from any obstacles that might cause a problem, particularly loose dogs out on the road. Delays in the village while these races are passing through will happen and again at the race finishes, but will be kept to a minimum. Please help us to make it a very safe days racing for the hundreds of cyclists from all over the country that will arrive in the village over next weekend.
We thank our race sponsors who make all of this possible. The Whyte family (Stamullen), SafeLink, Peleus Steel, East Meath CU, Flo Gas, Quay Cycles, Dee’s Barbers, East Meath Tarmacadam & Concrete, Leinster Cycling Council, Tommy Dowd Oil, and also thanks to those who handed in donations and asked not to be named. All very much appreciated.
St. Patrick’s GF & HC – Club News
- Football ‘B’ League Div 1 on Sunday 3rdApril in Kells at 11am. Gaeil Colmcille v St. Patrick’s.
- Under 16 Girls League on Monday,4th April at GAA Grounds, Stamullen at 7.30pm. St. Patrick’s v Trim.
St. Patrick’s Club – Lotto
Drawn on 30/03/2016. No winner. Numbers drawn: 6,7,13,18. Weekly winneres: Alice Murphy, Dee Behan, Pat Garvey, Teresa McCausland, Sarah McKernan. Next Crossbar draw: April 26th: €9000. Next Draw: €5,400.
Third Age Course for over 55’s
Third Age, an organisation that supports people in the third age of life to lead active and fulfilled lives. I would like to inform you of a course we have developed for the over 55s in Meath in partnership with Maynooth University and I would be very grateful if you could share it with your parishioners and with anyone whom you thought may benefit from participation in this course.
The course is 8 weeks in duration and runs every Thursday morning, from 10am to 1pm in Maynooth. The course is available to all who are over 55 and is designed to develop the skills and knowledge of people who wish to play a part in helping to make their communities more age friendly. No previous experience or qualifications are required. All we ask is that participants have experience of everyday life and an open mind and a willingness to try out new things. (See notice board for more information).
Julianstown Tidy Tows
Julianstown Tidy Towns is once again taking part in the Meath County Council Pride of Place Anti Litter Initiative and the competition will be taking place for the months of March and April. We would really appreciate if you could try and keep the front of your residence litter free and, if you are aware of any elderly people living near you, perhaps you could give them a hand with a tidy up.
Stamullen Tidy Towns
Join us on a Saturday morning from 11 to 12 (we meet at the Church). All help, would be much appreciated.
Gormanston Beach Clean-up
Gormanston Community Beach Clean-up for the ‘Off-Season’, is on the 1st Saturday of the Month only, up to April 2016 inclusive.
Please support your next monthly clean-up at 10 am on Saturday, 2nd April at Delvin River Viaduct. All equipment supplied in co-operation with Meath Co Co.
Meath Age Friendly Alliance
Meath Age Friendly Alliance invites over 55’s to have their say on what it is currently like for older people living in Meath, and how you want it to look in the future. Come along to the Older Persons Consultation Event in Trim Castle Hotel, on Wednesday, 27th April from 10:30am-1:15pm, followed by lunch. For more information contact Mary McCarthy on 046-9097400 or e-mail email@example.com by Wednesday, 13th April. Please see notice board for information.