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Sunday, 3rd October 2021

Day for Life 2021

Today, Sunday 3rd October, is the Day for Life on the theme ‘The Good Samaritan: A Model of Compassion’.

In the context of the recent proposal to introduce assisted suicide, both in Ireland and the UK, this year’s Day for Life message invites Catholics to consider a more positive and compassionate response to the care of people who are in the final stages of life.  See for more.


First Friday Calls

First Friday calls will take place on Friday, 8th October.

If you know of anyone who would appreciate a visit from Fr. Brendan, please contact the parish office.


Parish Sacramental Preparation

We continue to prepare for our First Holy Communion ceremonies which will take place here in the parish on Saturdays, 9th and 16th October.


This Wednesday, 6th October, all Children preparing for First Holy Communion, together with their families are welcome to St. Mary’s Church, Julianstown at 7:15 pm for a Penitential service.  On the night we will have a number of priests available to hear Confession.


As we continue to prepare for the First Holy Communion Ceremonies and for the safety of all, we would like to remind you:


  • All adults must wear facemasks while in the Church for all Masses/Liturgies.


  • Sanitisers are available at the entrance to both churches.


The celebration of Mass is our opportunity to nourish ourselves with the love of God and also in the love of our fellow parishioners and our parish community.

It is a life-giving experience.


Confirmation & First Communion 2022

Confirmation and First Communion Preparation for 2022 will begin shortly.


A number of parents have expressed interest in getting involved with organising the Preparation Masses.

If you are interested in joining a steering committee for the Ceremonies, please contact the Parish Office.


Supporting the Parish

Total Offertory:                            €   840.00

Envelopes: Stamullen                   €   390.00

Julianstown                 €   240.00

Thank you for your continued support which is very much appreciated.


Ministers of the Word (Lector) & Eucharist

The service and dedication of Ministers of the Word and Eucharist are important parts of our parish life.

The primary duty of these Ministers is to assist the priest, as a representative of the people of the parish, in a visible manner.

It is a privilege to be in the sanctuary as our Savior, Jesus Christ, becomes truly present, body, blood, soul and divinity, just as He was at the Last Supper and Calvary.

What an honor to serve our Lord at this most praiseworthy gift of love.


We are currently seeking more Ministers in the parish.


If you would like to become a Minister of the Word or Minister of the Eucharist, please contact the Parish Office.


Baptismal Team

It is hoped in the coming weeks to set up a team of people who will help parents prepare for the Baptism of their child.

If this is something you would be interested in, please talk to Fr. Brendan, or contact the Parish Office.



All welcome to pray for one hour in St. Patrick’s Church Stamullen on Thursdays after Mass.


In order to maintain covid safe practices, no books/prayers will be left out so please bring your own prayer book if you wish.


Adoration continues before Mass on Wednesday mornings in St. Mary’s Church Julianstown.


EMHA (East Meath Hospice Association)

Once again, sincere thanks to all who joined us for the Annual East Meath Hospice Associations ‘Big Coffee Morning Social for Hospice’ in Whyte’s of Stamullen and the Lime Kiln on Thursday.

Over €12,000 was raised on the day, for which we are so very grateful.  All funds raised locally will be used locally.


St. Patricks GFHC Lotto

Jackpot: €10,000.  No Jackpot Winner. Drawn on: 28th September. Numbers Drawn: 2,5,18,22. No match three winners.  Next Week’s Jackpot: €10,000


COVID-19 Support Line for Older People

ALONE manage a national support line and additional supports for older people who have concerns or are facing difficulties relating to COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Professional staff are available to answer queries and give advice and reassurance where necessary. The support line is open seven days a week, 8am – 8pm, by calling 0818 222 024.


Mass Schedules


Saturday, 2nd October

St. Patrick’s                         6:00 pm           People of the Parish

St. Mary’s                            7:00 pm           AV. Gillian Barry (1st Ann)

              1. George, Pat & Kitty King


Sunday, 3rd October

St. Patrick’s                         10:00 am         Day for Life

St. Mary’s                            11:30 am         Day for Life


Tuesday                   St. Patrick’s:               10:00 am         Parishioners in hospital

Wednesday              St. Mary’s:                  10:00 am         Special Intention

Wednesday              St. Mary’s:                  7:15 pm           Penitential Service for children preparing

      for First Holy Communion and their families

Thursday                 St. Patrick’s:               10:00 am         Refugees

Friday                      St. Mary’s                   10:00 am         Sick and housebound in our Parish


Saturday, 9th October

St. Patrick’s                        6:00 pm           Av.   Jim & Jean Geoghegan

St. Mary’s                             7:00 pm


Sunday, 10th October

St. Patrick’s                         10:00 am

St. Mary’s                             11:30 am         Av. Anna Lyons

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