Sunday, 2nd December 2018
Fund Raising Committee
Our annual Parish Fund raising Christmas Bingo will take place in the City North Hotel this Wednesday, 5th December. Looking forward to seeing you all there.
We will be holding a Raffle on the night of the Bingo and we would appreciate any donations towards same. Donations can be festive themed: Christmas Cakes, Pudding, Bottles, sweets, gifts, etc. Donations can be left in the sacristy or in the parish office.
Advent is time of spiritual preparation as we welcome the coming of Christ. In years past this season was seen in a similar light to Lent and also involved prayer, penance and fasting.
While it seems that the original concept has been totally lost, Advent can still provide an opportunity to prepare worthily for Christmas. Therefore an Advent prayer service will commence on Wednesday, 5th December at 7:30 pm in Stamullen Church. The service will be loosely based on Taize prayer around the cross and will be presented by Miriam Doran. Everyone welcome.
First Friday Calls
Please note First Friday calls will take place on Thursday, 6th December. If you know of any parishioners in hospital who would appreciate a visit by Fr. Declan, please contact the parish office.
Supporting the Parish
Total Offertory: € 945.00
Weekly envelopes: Stamullen € 340.00
Julianstown € 340.00
Ceremonies in the Parish: Weddings
We would like to congratulate Hazel Reilly & Darren Moore who were married in St. Patrick’s Church, Stamullen this week. We wish them every blessing for the future.
St. Paul’s Missals
We have a limited number of St. Paul’s Missals available for sale in the Sacristies and the Parish Office. The cost of a Missal is €7 again this year.
A selection of Christmas Day Mass Cards are available for sale at €2 each from the sacristies and the Parish office.
School Ceremonies in the Parish 2018/9
- Children from Patrick’s School will enrol at their first DTIM Mass on Saturday 12thJanuary at 7 pm in St. Mary’s Church Julianstown.
- Saturday, 2ndFebruary – Patrick’s NS Mass will take place at 6 pm in St. Patrick’s church, Stamullen and Whitecross NS Mass will take place at 7 pm in St. Mary’s Church, Julianstown.
- Saturday, 3rdMarch, Patrick’s NS Mass will take place at 6 pm in St. Patrick’s church, Stamullen and Whitecross NS Mass will take place at 7 pm in St. Mary’s Church, Julianstown.
- Sunday, 23rdJune, Corpus Christi: St. Patrick’s NS will join the congregation at 10 am in St. Patrick’s church, Stamullen and Whitecross NS join the congregation at 11:30 am Mass in St. Mary’s Church, Julianstown.
First Confessions will take place on Tuesday, 5th February for St. Patrick’s NS and on Tuesday, 12th February for Whitecross School
First Communion Ceremonies will take place on Saturday, 11th May for St. Patrick’s NS and Saturday, 18th May for Whitecross NS.
Confirmation Ceremonies will take place in the parish on Wednesday, 20th March 2019 at 11 am for St. Patrick’s NS and at 3 pm for Whitecross NS.
Ceremonies of Light will take place on Thursday, 7th February at 7 pm for St. Patrick’s NS and on Wednesday, 13th February for Whitecross School.
We ask parishioners to pray for these, and all children from our parish, as they prepare for these very important steps in their faith journey.
Weekly Envelopes 2019
The new boxes for 2019 will be distributed shortly. Thanks to all who contribute each week. Thanks also to all involved in delivering them.
If you are an existing contributor and you do not received your box by the New Year, or if you you would to receive a box, please contact the parish office.
St. Vincent de Paul
St. Vincent dePaul Collection will take place outside both parish churches this weekend.
Children’s Liturgy Stamullen and the Giving Tree
Children are invited to bring a Christmas Tree Decoration from their home to 10 am Mass in St. Patrick’s Church, Stamullen, next Sunday, 9th December Decorations will be placed on the Giving Tree during the Offertory.
St. VdeP Giving Tree
We invite parishioners to leave new, unwrapped gifts for children and adults under the tree during mass times. All gifts collected will be distributed locally.
Benedictine Monks of Silverstream Priory:
The Benedictine Monks of Silverstream Priory invite the clergy, religious and layfold of the Diocese to join them for Vespers, Homily and Benediction of the Most Blessed Sacrament at 5 pm on the first three Sundays of Advent, November 2nd 10th & 17th and December 8th – the Feast of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
Art Group – Christmas Fair
The Stamullen Art Group will host an Exhibition and sale of Art and Crafts in the Parish Centre, Stamullen on the weekend of 1st and 2nd December.
Stamullen Road Club
- A massive thanks to all who supported the Poker Classic in Whyte’s on Friday night. Full results in next week’s Newsletter. A special work of thanks to Gary in Centra Supermarket for sponsoring the 1st and 2nd prizes in the Raffle at the Poker Classic, (Hampers). Other people kindly donated prizes and for this we are most thankful.
- In the meantime tickets are on sale at various outlets for Whyte’s Bar/Restaurant Christmas Drawon 22nd December (with all profit going to Stamullen Road Club). Tickets at €2 each or three for €5 available from Whyte’s, Dee’s Barbers, Shane Curran (Butcher), Centra Supermarket, Kay’s Stores in Greenanstown and also from LaunderLand. Club members also have these tickets for sale. It is really great to have so many of our local business people helping out. Thanks one and all.
- First prize this year will be €500 cash, 2nd€300 and 3rd €200 with more very seasonal prizes, total (10).
St. Patrick’s GF & HC – Club News
Please check our Facebook page for information.
St. Patrick’s Club – Lotto
Drawn on 27/11/2018. Numbers drawn: 6,16,19,25. No Winner. Sean, Kyle, Cian & Liam, Joe Back, Ciara Allen, Tom Kirwan, Neil O’Flaherty. Next Week’s Jackpot: €2,000.
Julianstown & District Community Assoc., & The Lime Kiln
Julianstown Residents, and especially our Younger Residents, are invited to meet Santa, Mrs. Claus and The Elves who will be calling to The Lime Kiln on Tuesday 11th December at 6.30 pm. Wrap up warm and watch Santa arrive on his little red vintage tractor! Mornington Gospel Choir will get things rolling with Christmas Carols. Raffle on the night. Admission – donation towards 2019 projects for Julianstown Village.
Gormanston PA Bake Sale
Bake Sale in Gormanston Castle, Saturday December 8th from 11am to 3pm hosted by Gormanston College Parents Association, Please come along and support us we will have, cakes, jams, hot beverage stall,book stall and mini raffle (if you would like to donate items for the day contact Noreen on 086-3191435). We look forward to seeing you all.
Holy Family Youth Group
Following on from their performance of ‘A Little Bit of Francis’ during the World Meeting of Families event in the RDS, the Holy Family Youth Group now present a Christmas musical Hosanna Rock, combining something of the Old and New in a creative re-telling of the Christmas Story. We invite you to this one hour of Spiritual Entertainment suitable as much for adults as for children with a little twist for modern relevance. Free admission. Holy Family Church, Sunday 9th December at 6pm. Come & Enjoy.
St. Patrick’s Church, Stamullen
Saturday, 1st December 6:00 pm Gabriel Folan (MM)
Peter & Annie White and Richard & Sarah Thorne
Agnes, Mary & Frankie Dunphy
and deceased members of the Dunphy family
Patrick Gilligan (6 Ann)
Sunday, 2nd 10:00 am Jack & Joan McDermott
Jimmy & Kitty Dunne, Stamullen
Tuesday 10:00 am Celebrant’s Intentions
Thursday 10:00 am Celebrant’s Intentions
Saturday, 8th 10:00 am Feast of the Immaculate Conception
Sunday, 9th 10:00 am Madeleine Whyte
St. Mary’s Church, Julianstown
Saturday, 1st December 7:00 pm George, Kathleen & Eugene Roche
Sunday, 2nd 11:30 am
Wednesday 10:00 am Celebrant’s Intentions
Friday 10:00 am List of the Dead
Saturday, 8th 11:00 am Feast of the Immaculate Conception
7:00 pm Christine Larkin (MM)
Brendan & Margaret Fagan
Tom Martin(1 Ann) and Patrick, Elizabeth,
Tony, Michael & Josie Monaghan
Sunday, 9th 11:30 am Tom & Teasie Boshell
Margaret McHugh (19 Ann)