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Sunday 9th April 2017

R.I. P.

Your prayers are requested for the repose of the souls of Marie McKenna, Gormanston Road, Stamullen and Freddy Tiernan, Julianstown whose funerals take place this weekend. We remember the bereaved in our prayers.


Holy Week Ceremonies 2017

Wednesday – Chrism Mass

Ministers of the Eucharist and Word and members of Children’s Liturgy teams are invited to attend the Chrism Mass on Wednesday, 12th April at 7 pm in Mullingar Cathedral.


Holy Thursday:  Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 7 pm (followed by Confession).

The showing of the first half of the Jesus Film will take place in the Parish Centre after Holy Thursday Ceremony.

~ We are looking for 12 volunteers who would like to have their feet washed by Fr. Declan during the Mass of the Lord’s Supper on Holy Thursday.  If you would like to be included, please put your name on the sheet beside the newsletters in Julianstown or on the table in the middle of the church in Stamullen, or call Carol in the Parish office.


Good Friday:

3 pm: The Passion of the Lord in Julianstown (followed by Confession)

7 pm:  Stations of the Cross in Stamullen followed by Part 2 of the Jesus Film.


Holy Saturday:  Vigil Masses at in 7 pm Julianstown and 9pm  in Stamullen  (Parishioners are invited to bring a candle to the Vigil Masses)


Easter Sunday:  Normal Mass Times.


“The Jesus Film”

This Holy Thursday and Good Friday evening, we will be screening each half of the Jesus film.   Based on the Gospel of Luke in the New Testament, here is the life of Jesus from the miraculous virgin birth to the calling of his disciples, public miracles and ministry, ending with his death by crucifixion at the hands of the Roman empire and resurrection on the third day.


Preparing Stamullen Church for Easter

Some parishioners are planning to clean Stamullen Church for Easter.  If you would like to help please come along at 10 am on Holy Saturday morning.  Thank you.


Ceremonies in the Parish:  Baptism

This weekend we welcome in Baptism: Caoimhe Heffernan, Harry Kiernan and Cianan Driscoll.

May these newly baptised children always know and love Jesus as their friend. We ask parishioners to pray for these children and their families.


Supporting the Parish

Total Offertory: €       1060.00

Envelopes Stamullen €        480.00

Envelopes Julianstown €        275.00

Special Collection for World meeting of Families €500.00



Stamullen Adoration Easter Recess;  There will be no Adoration in Stamullen until Thursday 27th April. Wishing a happy and holy Easter to all


Annual Ten Week Draw

Week eight of the draw took place last Sunday after 10 am Mass.  The draw will finish on Easter Sunday.

Congratulations to our Winners:  €300: John Hill (Mary Davitt), €100: Mary Flood (Pauline Clarkin) €50: Alannah & Róisín (Martin McKenna) and Promoters Prize: Johnny McQuillan.


Bingo Night

We are delighted to announce the next Parish Bingo Night will take place in the City North Hotel on Wednesday, 10th May at 8 pm.  Looking forward to seeing you all there ….


Parish Pilgrimage

If you are interested in joining the Pilgrimage we would appreciate if you could return Booking Forms and relevant deposit as soon as possible as flights need to be booked.

We are travelling from 11th-16th August and the cost is €850 p.p.s. (€25  per night single supplement).


Divine Mercy Novena

The Divine mercy Novena starts on Good Friday.  

Our Lord’s Divine Mercy Sunday grants forgiveness of all sins and punishment on the Feast of Divine Mercy, Mercy Sunday. Mercy for even the most hardened sinners!

Divine Mercy Sunday will be celebrated in St. Peter’s Church, Drogheda on Sunday 23rd April at 3 pm.


Annual Pioneer Pilgrimage to Knock

The annual Stamullen/Julianstown Pioneer Pilgrimage to Knock Shrine will take place on Sunday, 21st May this year. The cost of the day is €30, and this includes tea/coffee and sandwiches on the way down in The Longford Arms Hotel. The bus will leave Stamullen at 7:45am, and Julianstown at 8am.  Contact Ann on 01-8411267, Mary on 086-2309910 or Colm on 086-8056138 to reserve your seat. Non-Pioneers are VERY welcome to join us on this special day!!


Stamullen Cemetery

Despite very inclement weather a huge crowd turned out for the annual blessing of the graves on St. Patrick’s Day.  All the graves were well adorned with flowers and looked beautiful.  The ceremony was performed by Fr. Declan Kelly PP, assisted by Fr. Phil Smith, retired PP of Ballymore, Co. Westmeath whose family is interred in the cemetery.

The cemetery committee would like to thank everyone who helped out on the day and during the year.

Special thanks to Peter Kavanagh and Sean Sutton who organised the public address system.  Thanks also to Willy Curtis, Pat Ryan, Ray Gough, Scupps and Margaret Whyte and Carol in the parish office.  Also, Brendan Matthews who looks after the vault in the church ruins.

A sincere thanks to everyone for kind donations for the up-keep of the cemetery.  The large amount donated shows the appreciation by the public for the work being carried out.

The Annual Mass will take place in June.  More details later.


Stamullen Road Club

The will be the most important weekend of the year for the club when we host our annual cycle races.

Saturday: John Reilly Memorial at Balscadden with the Underage races at 10:30 and Senior Races six laps of Balscadden, Gormanston, Stamullen, Balscadden course, starting at 11:45am. All races will finish in Balscadden.

Sunday: The Stamullen GP Races will depart from St. Patrick’s GAA Sports Complex at 12:15pm in race order.  The Senior Race, which is the longest race of the day, completing seven laps of Stamullen, Gilligan’s Cross, Naul, Whitestown, Balscadden, Gormanston, Stamullen circuit.  All races should be over by 3:30pm.

We know that delays will occur in the village on Sunday and we appeal for co-operation and patience.  We would like a safe days racing for everybody.

Finally, these races could not go ahead without the wonderful support of so many loyal helpers and sponsors to whom we are so grateful – Quay Cycles (Drogheda), Brendan & Liz Whyte, Peter Sullivan Peleus (Steel), Grimme (Ireland), Tommy Dowd Oil, Drogheda Credit Union, Mattie Andrews (Andrews International Transport), Dee’s Barbers (Stamullen). Stamullen business man John Hughes of SafeLink, Leinster Council and Flo Gas (Drogheda). We acknowledge also the sponsors who asked not be be name.  Thanks to one and all.


St.  Patrick’s Club – Lotto

Drawn on 04/04/2017. No Winner. Numbers drawn:15,23,24,27.  Weekly Winners: Jim McCullen, Anew McKnight, Grainne Sheridan, Ann Sarsfied, Jason Gough. Next Jackpot: €2,100. 


St. Patrick’s GF & HC – Club News

  1. ‘B’ League Div 1 on Tuesday evening the 11thApril in Ashbourne @ 8pm.  Donaghmore/Ashbourne v St. Patrick’s.


Stamullen Bowls

Bowls takes place every Tuesday and Thursday from 8-10 pm in St. Patrick’s GAA Centre, Cock Hill Road.  So Why not come along and join this very successful team.  For information contact Rose on 018412086.


Young at Heart – Fund Raising Bingo

Join us every Thursday night from 8 pm in Whyte’s of Stamullen for fun Bingo night with a great atmosphere.  All very welcome.




Julianstown Community Music Festival

Julianstown Community Music Festival will take place on Sunday, 9th April in the Community Hall, Sandyhall Road, Julianstown Afternon Concert from 2:30-5pm and Evening Concert from 7-9:15 pm.  Tickets €15 pp are available at the Limekiln, Julianstown or from Dorothy at  Please see posters on Noticeboards for more details…..

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