Sunday, 30th July 2017
Fr. Aidan Blajuta
We welcome Fr. Aidan from Romania who will be joining us for the month of August, ministering in the parish.
We hope he enjoys his stay.
Farewell to Fr. Ulic and Fr. Malcolm
Over the past few weeks we received news that Fr. Malcolm and Fr. Ulic from the Franciscan Community have taken up new posts and are departing from Gormanston.
I would like, on behalf of the parish, to pay tribute to both and congratulate them on their new appointments.
Fr. Ulic has been most accommodating in allowing us to use the Franciscan Church, Gormanston, for our Holy Communion and Confirmation ceremonies. Fr. Malcolm has been very supportive of the parish and has been very helpful in parish ministry. He has assisted me greatly during my time here.
I wish them good health, happiness and many blessings as they start new chapters in their lives.
Parish Pilgrimage to Rome and Assisi
If you are interested in joining the Parish Pilgrimage there are a small number of places left. Cost includes return flights, 5 nights B & B in the Irish College, one four course dinner with musical entertainment, full itinerary to include all major Basilicas, Catacombs, Colosseum, Trevi Fountain, Spanish steps, Pantheon and Piazza Navona, Dya trip to Assisi, Half day to Castelgandolfo, full time accompaniment and guided tours. We are travelling from 11th-16th August and the cost is €850 p.p.s. (€25 per night single supplement). You can contact Kieron direct on 057-9355050 or at www.culturalconnections.eu.
Supporting the Parish
Total Offertory: € 730.00
Envelopes: Stamullen € 245.00
Julianstown € 340.00
Ceremonies in the Parish: Weddings
We would like to congratulate parishioners Noelle Lyons & Rui Almeida and Rebecca Kirwan & Ger Dunne who were married during the week. We wish both couples every blessing for the future.
Ceremonies in the Parish: Baptism
Last weekend we welcomed in Baptism: Dylan Burns, Aine Gaffey, Henry Ryan and Domhnall Teeling.
May these newly baptised children always know and love Jesus as their friend.
We ask parishioners to pray for these children and their families.
Meath Diocese Pilgrimage to Knock
Meath Diocesan Pilgrimage to Our Lady`s Shrine at Knock takes place on Sunday 13th August. Led by Bishop Michael Smith and the choir for the Mass is the Meath Diocesan Choir.
Young Adults! ( 18-40) Retreat
An invitation to come apart from your everyday concerns to reflect on the meaning of life. Join us at St Columban’s, Dalgan Park, Navan from 25-27th August (Fri eve – Sun afternoon). Retreat theme: ‘I have come that you may have life and have it to the full’. You can enjoy Peace, Holy Mass, joy in the faith, uplifting talks, adoration, walks in beautiful grounds, friendship.
Cost: donation (own room, all meals). Contact: Sr Úna 090-6481666 Email: email@example.com.
Pilgrimage to Lourdes
Led by Most Rev. Michael Smith the pilgrimage will take place from 12th-17th September. Fare, including return flights, five nights full board, taxes and travel insurance is €699. To book call Pilgrimages Abroad on 01-6359300. Hospital Pilgrims please call Lily on 087-6978783.
- If parishioners know anyone who would wish to travel and needs some help with the fare please contact Lily on 087-6968683.
The Golden Girls
The Golden Girls are taking a break for the month of August and will return in September. (Check Newsletter for information).
Stamullen Road Club
On Monday night, the final round of the Mark Mullen Memorial H/C League was held and Arek Klus finished in 2nd place and 6th Overall.
On Tuesday night the final of the Ardee Summer League (over 9-weeks) was held and here Arek finished in 3rd place. The Overall winner was club rider, Emmett Gorman. So, well done to Emmett on a great win.
Fixtures: Sunday – Brendan Campbell Memorial race at Donore, Drogheda. Underage at 11:45. Senior A4 at 12:15 and the Senior A1-A2-A3-Junior race at 2 pm. This senior race will be held over (13) Laps of the Donore, Plattin, Newtown, Donore circuit.
St. Patrick’s Club – Lotto
Drawn on 25/07/2017. Numbers Drawn: 13,14,15,27. Weekly Winners: Somon Brangan, Cora Foster, James & Ivan, Ann Dunne and Martin Curran. Next week’s Jackpot: €3,700.
St. Patrick’s GF & HC – Club News
- Senior Ladies Championship shall take place on Sunday,30th July at GAA Grounds Stamullen at 8pm. St. Patrick’s v Skryne.
- Div 1. ‘B‘ League on Monday,31st July at 7.30pm in Kilberry. Wolfe Tones v St Patrick’s.
Friends of Our Lady of Guadalupe
A group known as the ‘Friends of Our Lady of Guadalupe’ have launched a Campaign for One Million Rosaries and One Million Visits to the Blessed Sacrament to offer to our Lady of Guadalupe (Feast Day 12th December) to beg her for the Miracle which is needed to save the 8th amendment.
There is a sheet on the Noticeboard which you can complete if you wish to take part in this campaign.
Pro Life Trust
The Annual church gate collection will take place on 5th and 6th August in Stamullen and Julianstown.
It is imperative that both mothers and babies continue to be protected by the 8th amendment. Every life is precious.
Our prayers are essential to protect Ireland from the horrors of abortion. Please help – all donations gratefully received. Thank you.
Youth 2000 Summer Festival
Youth 2000 Summer Festival takes place as the Cistercian College, Roscrea, Co. Tipperary from Thursday, 17th to Sunday 20th August. For young people aged 16-35. This is an opportunity not to be missed to experience the Catholic faith and meet many new people, with over 1400 young people from all corners of Ireland attending last year. The festival is donation only. Free buses travelling from all around Ireland. For more information and to book online see www.youth2000.ie or call 01-6753690. (See notice board also).