Sunday 4th February 2018
Feast of St. Blaise – Saturday, 3rd February
Throats will be blessed after 6 pm Mass in Stamullen and 7 pm Mass in Julianstown.
Supporting the Parish
Total Offertory: € 975.00
Envelopes: Stamullen € 500.00
Julianstown € 260.00
Fund Raising – Ten Week Draw
The Annual Parish Fund Raising Ten Week Draw commences after 10am Mass in Stamullen this Sunday. We will finish with a double draw on Easter Sunday.
First Communion & Confirmation Preparation
- First Communion candidates from St. Patrick’s NS, will make their First Confessionin St. Mary’s Church, Julianstown on Tuesday, 6th February at 7 pm
- First Communion candidates from Whitecross NS will make their First Confession in St. Mary’s Church, Julianstown on Wednesday, 7thFebruary at 7 pm.
- Ceremony of Lightfor Confirmation Candidates from St. Patrick’s NS will take place on Thursday, 8th February in St. Patrick’s Church, Stamullen.
First Friday Calls
If parishioners know of anyone who would like to be included on the list of first Friday calls, or someone in hospital who would appreciate a visit by Fr. Declan, please contact the parish office.
St. Mary’s Church Car park, Julianstown
Unfortunately the lawn in the church car park in Julianstown has been damaged by heavy vehicles on a consistent basis, and as a result height restriction barriers have been erected.
Adoration in Stamullen
If you would like to spend some time in quiet prayer with the Lord, please join us for one hour, in Julianstown from 9 am and after 10 am Mass on Wednesday and in Stamullen after 10 am Mass on Thursday.
Health and Safety
We will continue to suspend the sign of peace while the risk of Flu remains high. We feel it is important that we are pro-active as a parish. This decision will be reviewed in a few weeks.
St. Pauls Missals
Don’t forget to collect your copy of St. Paul’s Missal. A limited number of St. Paul’s Missals are available in the Sacristy and from the parish office. The price for each Missal is €7 again this year.
- Please remember Funeral Masses, when they occur, will replace the Mass of the day.
- On Sunday, Funerals will take place at the usual Mass times. Funerals therefore willtake place at 10 am in Stamullen and 11:30 am in Julianstown (on a Sunday).
- If you wish to book a Mass please contact the parish office in plenty of time as only three families’ intentions are accepted for each weekend Mass.
- One Mass Intention can be taken for 10 am weekday Masses.
True Light Prayer Group
The True Light Prayer group meetings continue on Tuesdays, from 8 – 9:30 pm in the Parish Centre, Stamullen. Come just as you are and share in God’s word through praise and scripture. All very welcome.
St. Patrick’s Club – Lotto
Drawn on 30/01/2018. Numbers Drawn:5,19,26,27. Weekly Winners: Neil Wilders, Brendan Hagan, Una Collins, Tom Keegan, Willie Collins. Next week’s Jackpot: €6,200. Next draw: 6th February.
St. Patrick’s GF & HC – Club News
- Div 1 ‘A’ League on Sunday, 4thFebruary in Ratoath at 11am. Ratoath v St. Patrick’s.
- Mature Movers exercise programme for adults (50+) continues at 12.30pm in St. Patrick’s GAA Centre, Stamullen. For informationplease contact Ruairi: 046-9067337or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stamullen Road Club
Diary 2018: Stamullen GP/John Reilly Memorial dates for next year will be on the weekend of the 7th and 8th April 2018.
Julianstown Toddler Group
The Julianstown Baby and Toddler group opens every Wednesday morning from 9.30 -11.30 in the Community Centre, Julianstown. Come along and let your little ones play while you have a chat and a coffee.
Unfortunately due to insurance issues we will no longer be open on a Friday morning in the Parish rooms.
Gormanston Beach Clean-up
Please note the clean up of Gormanston Beach continues on the first Saturday of every month. Clean up took place this Saturday, 3rd and will take place next month on Saturday, 3rd March.
Meet at 10 am at Delvin River Viaduct. Clean up generally runs from the Delvin River’s Bremore Beach to Ben Head cliffs. All equipment supplied in co-operation with Meath County Council.
Stamullen tidy Towns
Join us and help us improve our village … we meet every Saturday at Stamullen Church at 11am.
The Golden Girls
Join us for a cuppa and chat every Monday morning in the Parish Centre, Stamullen from 10 am to 1 pm.
Free IT Classes
Meath Partnership are offering Free 5 week Basic Laptop, iPhone, iPad, SmartPhone or Tablet Classes in all areas of Meath. If you would like to book a place please phone Angela on 046-9280790.
Irish beginners classes resuming shortly. Join us for a cúpla focal! We meet upstairs in Whyes pub, Stamullen. Email email@example.com for further information. Tá failte roimh chách! All are welcome. Junior Cert/Leaving Cert students are welcome as well!
If you would like to join us, come along to St. Patrick’s GAA Centre on Tuesday and Thursday from 8-10 pm. New members always very welcome. Why not come along, meet new friends, and see if Bowls is for you. For information contact Rose on 01-8412086.
Holy Land Pilgrimage 2018
If interested in a pilgrimage to the Holy Land from 4th to 12th June organised by Navan Travel with Fr. Mark English PP of Killucan Parish as the Spiritual Director see www.travalue.ie or contact by email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 046-9068600/1890-289-255 for more details.
Vocation Retreat Day
‘Christ emptied himself taking the form of a servant’ Ph2:7
A retreat day for young adults (18-40) will take place in Dalgan Park, Navan on Saturday, 24th February from 9:30 am – 5pm. The day will revolve around conversation and reflection on the Priesthood, Married Life, Religious Life and Single Life and include Prayer of the Church, Eucharistic Adoration, discernment talks, testimonies, an opportunity for confession and the celebration of Mass. If you are interested in attending please contact one of the following – Fr. Joe Campbell (086-6036506), Mary Ruane (087 247 8519) Sr. Una Kearney (090-6481666) or email@example.com. A donation will cover the cost of lunch and tea-breaks.
St Loman’s Hospital Cemetery
A Mass of Remembrance will be held on Wednesday, 7th February at 2.30 pm in St. Loman’s Hospital Chapel, Mullingar, in memory of deceased patients and people buried in St. Loman’s Hospital Cemetery from 1907 to 1970. All are welcome.
St. Patrick’s Church, Stamullen
Saturday, 3rd February 6:00 pm Annie (1 Ann) & William (18 Ann) Meighan
Patrick Caffrey and James & Ester Donnelly
(Feast of St. Blaise: Blessing of Throats will take place after Mass)
Sunday, 4th 10:00 am People of the Parish
Tuesday 10:00 am Celebrant’s Intentions
Thursday 10:00 am Celebrant’s Intentions
Saturday, 10th 6:00 pm Bernard, Margaret & Tommy Sweeney
Frances Ryan (5 Ann)
Sunday, 11th 10:00 am Seamus McAuley
St. Mary’s Church, Julianstown
Saturday, 3rd 7:00 pm Josephine & Dr. Jack Jolley
Patrick & Philomena Duffy and
deceased members of the Duffy Family
(Feast of St. Blaise: Blessing of Throats will take place after Mass)
Sunday, 4th 11:30 am Patrick (Paddy) Matthews (1 Ann)
Patrick & Elsie Collier
Wednesday 10:00 am Celebrant’s Intentions
Friday 10:00 am Celebrant’s Intentions
Saturday, 10th 7:00 pm Tony & John Berrill
Sunday, 11th 11:30 am Maureen Murray, Briarleas
James & Mary Brennan and John Sullivan
Your message of hope
to a world tiring of winter’s starkness,
longing for that first crocus
to push through snow’s icy blanket
and spread its leaves,
like arms outstretched,
to its creator.
Our yearly reminder, if we needed one,
that to a world that was dark and cold,
a world devoid of love’s sweet warmth,
you sent your Son
to break through sin’s icy blanket,
and, arms outstretched
on a cross, he brought us hope.