Sunday, 5th March 2017
Trócaire Boxes are available for collection in both churches.
Supporting the Parish
Total Offertory: € 770.00
Envelopes Stamullen € 225.00
Envelopes Julianstown € 240.00
St. Patrick’s Day
Annual devotions for Stamullen cemetery will be celebrated on St. Patrick’s Day, 17th March (Patron Day). The blessing of graves and prayers for the dead will take place immediately after 10 am Mass. This mass will be offered for all who have died in the past year and for those who are buried in Stamullen cemetery.
We welcome all family and friends of the deceased who are joining parishioners for this special occasion.
Annual Ten Week Draw
The third draw took place last Sunday after 10 am Mass on Sunday. The draw will finish on Easter Sunday, 16th April. All welcome to call in any Sunday morning ……
Congratulations to our Winners: €300: Colm Clarkin (Pauline Clarkin), €100: Ann Walsh (Mary Davitt) €50: Fiona O’Brien (Pauline Clarkin) and Promoter Mary Courtney….
If you would like to be included in the draw, please call in any Sunday morning or contact Carol at the Parish Office.
We have received some more information regarding proposed Parish Pilgrimage to Rome and Assisi. We hope to travel from 11th-16th August and the cost is €850 p.p.s. (€25 per night single supplement). See Posters on the notice boards.
Booking Forms and Brochures will be available in both Churches and from the Parish Office this week.
First Communion preparation
We welcome the children preparing for First Communion from both national schools to their DTIM (Do This in Memory) Mass this Saturday.
We ask parishioners to pray for all our young parishioners and their families as they prepare for this prepare for this important step in their faith journey.
St. Marys Church Julianstown
A number of parishioners have expressed an interest in cleaning St. Mary’s Church, Julianstown. If you would like to get involved in this very rewarding task, please contact Aisling on 0879051751 or Josephine 0868148722 or leave your name and contact details on the sheet beside the newsletters.
First new monastery established in Meath since Reformation times
On Saturday, 25th February, Bishop Smith celebrated Mass in Silversteam Priory accompanied by Very Reverend Dom Mark Kirby, Conventual Prior of the Institute.
Bishop Michael Smith, Bishop of Meath, presided at the canonical establishment of a new monastery at Silverstream Priory in the Diocese of Meath last weekend.
Silverstream is home to a community of eight monks who follow the Rule of Saint Benedict. The community came from Tulsa, USA, in 2012 and occupies the former residence of the Visitation
Sisters in Stamullen, Co Meath. The monastery is contemplative in nature, with a particular focus on the Liturgy and Eucharistic Adoration. The community’s constitution and canonical norms were approved by the Holy See earlier this month.
Bishop Smith signed a Decree on 25 February, “erecting the Benedictine Monks of Perpetual Adoration of the Most Holy Sacrament of the Altar as a monastic Institute of Consecrated Life of diocesan right in the Diocese of Meath”. This Decree is believed to mark the first formal establishment of a monastic community in the Diocese of Meath since the suppression of the monasteries by Henry VIII in 1536.
Bishop Smith said, “The history of religious life has seen many developments over the centuries and I am delighted to recognise the unique presence of this new monastery in the Diocese of Meath. Through their prayer, study and hospitality, the monks are ‘speaking to the heart’ and their quiet witness is a reminder that the Lord continues to provide the Church with new gifts and grace.”
Meath Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes
Led by Bishop Smith 12th to 17th September 2017. Return flights, five nights Hotel full board, insurance & taxes, starting from €699.
There is a special section for sick pilgrims requiring assistance with accommodation and medical supervision in the Accueil Notre Dame, also a special youth section, 18- 30 years. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
To book, contact: Pilgrimage Abroad Ltd, 164 Lower Baggot St., Dublin 2. Tel: 01-6359300
Light the Fire 2017
Join the Franciscan Sisters of the Renewal, Drogheda on St. Patrick’s Day for a special event, on the Hill of Slane (Co. Meath) to pray together on the very spot where St. Patrick lit the Easter Fire. It begins at 5pm on 17th March, with Mass at 5.30pm celebrated by Bishop Michael Smith, followed by Eucharistic Adoration. This is an outdoor event; please dress for the cold weather. There will be very little seating at the site, so do bring a chair. For more information contact the Franciscan Sisters at 041-9830441.
Stamullen Road Club
Fixtures: Saturday – Rás Naomh Finian at Clonard in Co. Meath. Start time 11am. Sunday: Newbridge Grand Prix where all races will start from Sarsfield’s GAA grounds, close to Miltown. First race off at 12:15.
Stamullen RC weekend of cycle races coming up on Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th April at Balscadden and Stamullen.
St. Patrick’s Club – Lotto
Drawn on 28/02/2017. No winner. Numbers drawn:7,18,25,26. Weekly Winners:E,H,C,T & J, Alison McGeough, Joe Dunphy, Hugh McGinty, Neil O’Flaherty. Next Jackpot: €3,800. Next Crossbar Draw 28th March: €1000.
St. Patrick’s GF & HC – Club News
Check out facebook page for information.
Old Drogheda Society Spring Lecture
Brendan Matthews will present a Lecture on The 150th Anniversary of the 1867 Fenian Rising, in the Governor’s House, Millmount, Drogheda on Wednesday, 8th March at 8 pm The talk will include information on the lead up to the events of 1867 and its aftermath. He will also present some fascinating new evidence on the events and those involved and a new insight into the roles played by local women who were active members of the ‘Fenian Sisterhood’, the first organisation of women on a large scale for political purposes in the world… (see noticeboard)
New bus Route from Stamullen into Balbriggan
A bus timetable is on display on the Church noticeboard in Stamullen and is also available on www.meathtransport.com under the blog section.
Coiste Culturtha na Mí
Coiste Culturtha C.L.G. na Mí invites you all to a night of Music, Song & Craic on Friday 10th March 2017 in Navan O’Mahoneys. The inaugural presentation of both the Tony McDonnell Cup & the Martin McDonagh Cup (to clubs who are endeavouring to keep the Irish culture & heritage alive) will take place on the night. Tickets are €8 each & are available from your local club.
The Voice of Ireland, Tommy Fleming is coming to the TLT on Saturday, 11th March on his 25th Anniversary Tour. Tickets €30 are available from the Box Office on 041-9878560.
Big Brother Big Sister is a one to one Mentoring Programme for Young People aged 10-18 years, in which a Young Person, who could benefit from a little extra support, is matched to an Adult volunteer. If you are interested in volunteering for 1-2 hours per week as a mentor and would like to make a positive difference in a Young Person’s life please contact Úna on 086-8596866,email email@example.com or check www.foroige.ie.
Are you in your 40’s? The Dublin 40somethings organise spiritual and social events for people in their 40s in and around Dublin who have a Catholic ethos. We have a Lenten Retreat at the Sacred Hearts, 66, Inchicore Rod, Dublin 8 from 5pm on Saturday 11th March. Come along or contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org or 087-7608268 for information.
The True Light Prayer Group
If you who have a desire to seek God in His word and in prayer why not come along to our Prayer Meeting on Tuesdays from 8-9.30pm in the Parish Centre, Stamullen. Join us for prayer, praise and scripture. All welcome, bring a friend.