Sunday, 4th March 2018
R. I. P.
Your prayers are requested for the repose of the soul of Margaret Hughes whose funeral took place during the week.
We remember the bereaved in our prayers.
Supporting the Parish
Total Offertory: € 715.00
Weekly Envelopes: Stamullen € 330.00
Julianstown € 365.00
Fund Raising – Ten Week Draw
Congratulations to the winners of Week FOUR of the draw:
1st Prize: €250, 2nd Prize: €100, 3rd Prize: €75 and 4th Prize: €50.
Congratulations to Prize Winners: Sean Farrell, (Pauline Clarkin), Gerard Maguire (Mary Davitt), Bridie Gilligan (Rita Gilligan), and Kathleen Rothwell (Kay Tobin). Promoter’s Prize: Mary Davitt.
For more information please contact the parish office.
Sacraments in the Parish
Confirmation Ceremonies will take place on Thursday, 19th April. Whitecross NS ceremony will take place in St. Mary’s Church, Julianstown at 11 am and St. Patrick’s NS ceremony takes place in the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Gormanston at 3 pm.
First Communion Ceremonies will take place in the Church of the Immaculate conception, Gormanston on 12th May (St. Patrick’s NS) and St. Mary’s Church, Julianstown on 19th May (Whitecross NS).
We ask parishioners to pray for all children in the parish who are preparing for First Communion and Confirmation this year.
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.
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.
Light the Fire on St. Patrick’s Day
You’re invited to a special event on the Hill of Slane to pray together for Ireland on the very spot where St. Patrick lit the Easter Fire. Event begins at 5pm on 17th March. Holy Mass celebrated by Bishop Michael Smith at 5:30pm followed by Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. This is an outdoor event so please dress warm. Feel free to bring a chair. For more information contact the Franciscan Sisters of the Renewal on 041-9830441.
Make a Wish Day 2018 Cake Sale
Johnny McQuillan and family are holding the Annual Wish Cake Sale in the Parish Centre, Stamullen on the weekend of 10th & 11th March 2018.
The cake sale will take place in the parish rooms before and after mass on Saturday, 10th March from 5:30pm and Sunday 11th March from 9:30am.
All support would be greatly appreciated for this very wonderful cause. Anyone who would like to contribute to the baking we would be delighted and we can organise to collect from you on Saturday morning 10th March. We will also have wristbands for sale at €2 each.
If you can help or wish to donate or bake cakes please contact 086-8911861 or 086-0669502.
World Meeting of Families – Collection
The WMOF2018 collection is postponed until 10th and 11th March.
If you would like any more information on how to be part of this historic event for the Church on our island, please check the posters in both churches. More information on the World Meeting of Families Website www.worldmeeting2018.ie, e-mail: email@example.com or call 01-5675800.
Briarleas/Mosney Road Street Party
Briarleas/Mosney Road street Party will take place this year on Saturday, 16th June. Make sure you keep the date free and keep an eye out for your invitation.
St. Patrick’s Club – Lotto
Drawn on 27/02/2018. No results as we go to print….winning numbers and winners will be printed next week…. Next week’s Jackpot: €6,600.
St. Patrick’s GF & HC – Club News
St. Patrick’s GAA Football & Hurling Membership is now open and available for 2018 for all players, mentors and supporters. Contact Registration Officer Brendan Byrne.
Make-A-Wish Ireland Annual Wish Day:
Make-A-Wish Ireland has one simple aim – we grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions, to bring hope, strength and happiness. Volunteers are needed for Wish Day, our annual fund raising day, on Friday, 9th March. There are a number of ways you could get involved and support us:
- select a location nearby and volunteer to sell our bands there for the day
- hold a coffee morning or bake sale in aid of Make-A-Wish
- hold a Jersey Day or a similar themed day in aid of Make-A-Wish
By volunteering on Wish Day, you play an essential part in creating positive memories for children battling life-threatening illnesses. If you can commit to the full day or even a few hours selling our bands, please visit www.makeawish.ie to register online at one of our collection points. Alternatively contact Emma Horgan firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01 2052011 for more details.
On behalf of everyone at Make-A-Wish; our wish children and their families, thank you for your support.
This week’s copy of Choose Life 2018 is on display on the noticeboards in both churches. Please take time to have a look at this well written Newsletter. If you would like to have a copy of same, please contact the Parish office.
All Ireland Rally for Life
- All Ireland Rally for Lifewill take place on Saturday, 10th March at 2pm at Parnell Square, Dublin.
- Rosary for Life and Faithwill take place on 18th March at 2.30pm at Mass Rock in Claristown. All Welcome. Parking up laneway to field. Please bring wellies.
54 Day Rosary for Life
With the threat of Abortion fast becoming a reality for the Irish Nation we are again asking you to join with us from St. Patrick’s Day as we begin a 54 Day Rosary Novena for the Protection of Life from Conception to Natural Death. If you presently pray a daily Rosary, please include these 54 days with your normal intentions. For those who wish to join us as we pray the Rosary each night at 9.30pm on the internet, you can join us at www.portlaoiseparish.ie and click on webcam. However, if that particular time is not suitable, please pray your own 54 day rosaries at the times most suited to you. The first 27 days in Petition begin on 17th March and the second 27 days in Thanksgiving begin on 13th April ending 9th May 2018. We continue to include you and your families living and deceased in our Rosary and Divine Mercy Chaplet nightly live from SS Peter & Paul’s Church Portlaoise. We would be grateful, if it was possible for you to email, call or text us to confirm you are doing the novena.
St. Marys, Drogheda Restoration Project
- The Drogheda Male Voice Choir will perform a special Fundraising concert for the restoration of the roof of St. Mary’s Church, James Street, Drogheda. They will be joined by wonderful soprano Amie Dyer and the Drogheda Boys Choir. Compere for the evening is Alison Comyn. Join us on Friday, 9th March at 8 pm. Tickets: €15 available from St. Mary’s Parish office on: 041-8834587. (Bring a cushion with you on the night for comfort!).
Irish Wheelchair Association
The Irish Wheelchair Assaociation will be holding their church gate collection on Saturday 10th & Sunday 11th March 2018. Your support would be gratefully appreciated.
Meath Local Sports Partnership: Community Walking
Spring is here! Get down to your local walking group on Mondays and Wednesdays at 7pm and Saturdays at 10am. Join us at St Patrick’s GAA Club. Contact Linda (0876503124) for more details.
St. Patrick’s Church, Stamullen
Saturday, 3rd March 6:00 pm Oliver Smyth (37 Ann)
Tom Stack (9 Ann)
Sunday, 4th 10:00 am Brigid Maguire (1 Ann)
Pat, Kathleen & PJ Davitt
and deceased members of the Davitt Family
Tuesday 10:00 am Celebrant’s Intentions
Thursday 10:00 am Celebrant’s Intentions
Saturday, 10th 6:00 pm Josie Dunphy (19 Ann) deceased
members of the Dunphy and Doran
families and Bridget, Kit and Paddy
Collins and deceased members of the
Collins & Farrell families
Patrick (Packie) McAuley
Sunday, 11th 10:00 am Stephen Gamble (6 Ann)
Tom & Mavis Reilly
St. Mary’s Church, Julianstown
Saturday, 3rd 7:00 pm Winifred & Joseph Sullivan
Molly & Seamus Rothwell
Sunday, 4th 11:30 am Martin, Rose and Seamus Rowley
Wednesday 10:00 am Mary McGrane (14 Ann)
Friday 10:00 am List of the Dead
Saturday, 10th 7:00 pm Margaret & Peter McEntee
Sunday, 11th 11:30 am