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Sunday, 2nd October 2016

  1. R.I. P.

Your prayers are requested for the repose of the soul of James (Jim) Burns, Smithstown, whose funeral takes place this weekend.  We remember the bereaved in our prayers.


Supporting the Parish

Total Offertory: €       770.00

Weekly Envelopes Stamullen €       285.00

Weekly Envelopes Julianstown €       310.00


Parish Fund Raising Bingo

We are holding our next Bingo Night on Wednesday, 23rd November at 8 pm in the City North Hotel.  The Prize Fund on the night is €5,000.  Looking forward to seeing everyone again for what is always a great fun night.



Adoration has resumed in Julianstown on Wednesday from 9 am and continues after 10 am Mass and on Thursday after 10 am Mass in Stamullen.  All welcome, just come along….


1916 Plaque

The Cemetery committee would like to thank everyone who came out to support the recent unveiling of the 1916 plaque.  Special thanks to the members of the Defense Forces who supplied the Flag Party for the occasion, also to members of the O.N.E. Drogheda and Slane branch who supplied the colour party and piper on the occasion.  Thanks to Fr. Declan Kelly PP for blessing the plaque, to Mark Mooney Jnr., for unveiling the plaque, retired Liet Col. Jim Mortell who read the Proclamation, Brendan Matthews, local historian, for his interesting and informative talk on the way the troubles affected the local community and Ray Gough for his work in securing the Defence Forces and the O.N.E. at the last minute.

Thanks to Pat Ryan, Jason Gough and Mick Martin for their help on the night.

Special thanks to the local residents of Le Mare for facilitating the ceremony.

Well done to members of the Cemetery Committee who worked so hard for the occasion.

Finally, the committee would like to sympathise with the Leonard family on the death of Peter, who was a founder member of the Cemetery Committee.


Diocesan News

One Spirit, Many Paths – Retreat for young people (18-40).  Explore how God is calling you – marriage, priesthood, single life, religious life?   On 8th October in Dalgan Park, Navan from 9:30 am to 5pm.  Inspiring talks, Mass, Eucharistic Adoration, testimonies from people walking various Christian paths.  Opportunity to speak one to one with priest, sister or one of the team  Cost:  donation (includes lunch and tea breaks) Contact: Fr. Joe 086-6036506, Charlotte 087-2126402 or Sr. Úna 090-6481666.



EWTN will broadcast Worldwide Children’s Holy Hour Mass (Special) from the National Shrine of the Apostle Paul in Minneapolis (USA).  This Eucharistic and Marian Holy Hour in which children will be united throughout the world praying for families and for peace will be shown on EWTN on Friday, 7th October at 4 pm and repeated on Saturday, 8th at 8 am.  EWTN will also broadcast the Closing of the 14th Annual worldwide children’s Eucharistic Holy Hour at 10 am on Saturday 8th October.  EWTN is available on Sky and on Saorview.


The True Light Prayer Group

Our Prayer Meeting take place on Tuesdays from 8 – 9.30pm in the Parish Centre, Stamullen. Join us for prayer, praise and scripture.   We welcome all who have a desire to seek God in His word and in prayer.


The Golden Girls

Nathan Carter show in the TLT Theatre on 11th December. Tickets at €32 can be purchased direct from the theatre & transport can be arranged by ourselves.   All trips out are open to guests outside of our group.  For further information please contact Rose at 086-8377033.  More next week on our forthcoming 1916 project.


Stamullen Tidy Towns

Weekly village tidy takes place every Saturday. Join us at Stamullen Church at 11am.



St.  Patrick’s Club – Lotto

Drawn on 27/09/2016. No winner. Numbers drawn:8,25,27,30.  Weekly Winners:Adam O’Brien, Eamon Whelan, Ciaran Moss, NMichael Murray, Martin Ryan. Next Week’s Jackpot: €1,800. Next Crossbar draw:  October 25th:  €1,000.


St. Patrick’s GF & HC – Club News

  1. JBFC  Semi Final takes placeat the GAA Grounds Stamullen on Sunday 2nd Oct at 12 pm.     St. Vincent’s v Slane.
  2. Under 15 Girls League takes place on Sunday,2nd October at GAA Grounds Stamullen at 2pm.  St. Patrick’s v Dee Rangers.
  3. Under 15 Boys League takes placeon Sunday, 2nd Oct at GAA Grounds Stamullen at 2.30pm.  St. Patrick’s v Oldcastle.
  4. Under 11 Girls League atGAA Grounds Stamullen at 5.30pm on Sunday, 2nd October. St. Patrick’s v Castletown.
  5. Under 9 Girls at GAA Grounds Stamullen at5.30pm on Sunday, 2nd October.  St. Patrick’s v Ratoath.
  6. Under 11 Boys challenge match on Monday,3rd October at 7pm. St. Patrick’s v St. Mary’s.


Ballet Classes

Ballet classes recommence next week. Seniors meet on Monday in St. Patrick’s GAA Centre, Cock Hill Road at 7pm. Junior/beginner class will take place on Tuesday at 3 pm in Parish Centre, Stamullen. Phone: Clare at 087-2636124.


Stamullen Road Club

The Race season is over for 2016.  But now we are turning our thoughts to fund-raising for 2017:  On Friday, 25th November we will be holding our annual Poker Classic in Whyte’s, Stamullen and this will be followed up on Saturday, 17th December with Monster Christmas Draw, again in Whytes.

We ask that all clubs’ please take note of these dates so as to avoid any clashes of fund-raising activities. Thanks.


Irish Classes

Join us for a cúpla focal! Upstairs in Whyte’s pub, Stamullen. E-mail for further information.  Tá failte roimh chách!  –  All are welcome – Junior Cert/ Leaving Cert students are welcome also!


Life in the Spirit Seminar 

Life in the Spirit seminar will take place in the House of Joseph Centre,  Old Road, Athlumney, Navan, Co. Meath from 7.30 to 9.30 for eight weeks from Wednesday, 28th September to 16th November.  For more details contact: Martin 086-8012767 or Nickie 086-2338971.


Drogheda Community Services

Drogheda Community Services Centre provide a free one-to-one Bereavement Counselling Service.  A panel of trained counsellors are available during the day & evening to see clients at the Centre, Scarlet Crescent, Drogheda, Co Louth.  For further information please contact 041-9836084.


Mindfulness Self-Care Course

A one-day Mindfulness Based Self-Care Skills Course.  For Parents of Children with Special Needs will be held on Saturday, 8th October from 10 am to 3 pm in Flemington Community Centre. Facilitated by Tara Killen,  Join in this nurturing one-day workshop designed exclusively for parents of children with extra needs.  Take some time to nurture yourself.  Learn techniques to deal with racing thoughts, anxiety and stress.  How to anchor yourself in the present moment.  How to carve out mental space in the middle of a busy life.  Booking is essential and  €10 is required to secure your place, limited places available. Please confirm your attendance with Sonya or Bernie on 01-8495670 or


Family Carers Level 5 Training Course

Family Carers Ireland are providing the QQI Level 5 Healthcare Support Award training in Areas of Meath in October.  Modules provided separately one day a week for five weeks from 9.30am to 4.30pm.  One Day topic Specific workshops also available. For more info contact our training department on 057-9370221.


Sonairte Children’s ‘Garden Days’

Onja’s Children’s Two Day “Garden Days” Mid-Term Break Camp on Thursday 3rd & Friday 4th November from 10:30am–1pm.  For ages 5-12.  Cost:  €25 per child (10% discount for siblings).  All materials included.  Book via The Sunflower Cafe.


Onja Van Doorslaer has been teaching gardening to children for the past seven years. With a background in childcare and horticulture, she brings her love of gardening and considerable experience in teaching children. Onja currently works in two south county Dublin schools, co-ordinates a volunteer-led school gardening programme, teaches an afternoon gardening class, runs a garden club for over 50 children and is introducing Montessori children to the wonders of gardening. Her combined knowledge, enthusiasm, patience and sense of fun means the children always look forward to the next gardening session.

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