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Sunday 9th July 2017

Moorechurch Cemetery Mass and Blessing of Graves

There was a great attendance at the Mass and blessing of Graves in Moorechurch Cemetery last Sunday.

  • Sincere thanks to all who were involved in the preparation of the cemetery and surrounding area for the annual devotions.
  • Thanks to Bridie Kirwan and the Ministers of the Eucharist and Word and Margaret Hughes for setting up the Altar.
  • Thanks also to Philip McCormack and Christy Martin for the use of their fields for car parking, Philip McCormack Jnr for the electricity, Paudge Moore for looking after the sound system, Jim Woods, JJ Gilroy, Ann Woods, Brendan Loge, Denis O’Flaherty, Johnny McQuillan and Tosh Murphy and all who provided invaluable help on the day and to Michael and his team from Meath Co. Council who provided extra bins and took away the ivy.  Finally thanks to David, the TUS worker who strimmed the grass around the cemetery.


Parish Office

The Parish Office is closed for summer holidays from Monday, 10th July and will re-open on Monday 24th at 9:30 am.


Parish Pilgrimage to Rome and Assisi

There are a limited number of spaces available if you are interested in joining the Parish Pilgrimage.  Cost includes return flights, 5 nights B & B in the Irish College, one four course dinner with musical entertainment, full itinerary to include all major Basilicas, Catacombs, Colosseum, Trevi Fountain, Spanish steps, Pantheon and Piazza Navona, Dya trip to Assisi, Half day to Castelgandolfo, full time accompaniment and guided tours.  We are travelling from 11th-16th August and the cost is €850 p.p.s. (€25 per night single supplement). Contact Kieron on 0579355050 or at


Supporting the Parish

Total Offertory: Stamullen €           385.00

Envelopes:     Stamullen €           460.00

Julianstown Patron Day

Total Offertory: €        2,250.00

Envelopes: €           800.00


Blessing of Graves Kilsharvan

Blessing of Graves in Kilsharvan Cemetery will take place at 7:30 pm on Friday, 14th July.


Ceremonies in the Parish:  Weddings  

We would like to congratulate parishioners Anna O’Donoghue & Damien Coen who were married in Stamullen Church on Friday.   We wish them every blessing for the future.


Ceremonies in the Parish:  Baptism

This weekend we welcome in Baptism: Micheal Ajayi, Robyn Curran Smith, Tom McDonnell and Farah White.

May these newly baptised children always know and love Jesus as their friend.

We ask parishioners to pray for these children and their families.


Baptism—Belonging to God’s family “Through baptism men and women are incorporated into Christ.  They are formed into God’s people and they obtain forgiveness of all their sins.  They are raised from their natural condition to the dignity of adopted children.  They become a new creation through water and the Holy Spirit.  Hence they are called, and are indeed, the children of God. Baptism is the door to life and to the kingdom of God.  Christ offered this first sacrament of the new law to all people that we might have eternal life. Further, baptism is the sacrament by which men and women are incorporated into the Church, built into a house where God lives, in the Spirit, into a holy nation and a royal priesthood.”


It is regrettable that the sacrament of Baptism is being described by some in media and political organisations as a “barrier.”  This contradicts the very meaning of Baptism.   How just or fair, is a suggestion that discrimination against Catholic children is a solution to the problem of insufficient supply of places in primary schools in certain parts of the country?

For your information:

  • No Catholic School wishes to refuse any child. It would be contrary to their ethos to do so. Where there are sufficient spaces available, and a school has not reached capacity, it has always been the Diocesan Policy and a D.E.S. requirement that all applicants, regardless of religious affiliation or ethnic background should be admitted. Many of our Catholic Parish Schools are exemplars of inclusive education.
  • In fact, 94% of Catholic Schools enrol every pupil that applies for a place.



St. Maur’s Parish, Rush

St. Maur’s parish is hosting a Triduum in honour of Our Lady of Fatima on 11th, 12th and 13th July commencing at 6:30 pm on Tuesday with Procession from St. Josephs convent, Old Road, Rush to St. Maurs Parish Church.  Mass each evening at 7 pm followed by Rosary and Benediction. Mass on Wednesday 12th is a Healing Mass (with Sacrament of the Sick).  See notice board for more information. 


Coffee Morning Balloy Farm – Thanks

We would like to thank everyone who supported our Coffee Morning at Balloy last week; all  those who  came on the day and all those who contributed in so many ways.  We are very grateful to you all and are delighted to say that we have raised just over €2,700 which will go to supporting our adults with Down syndrome.


Ring Commons Sports Centra Annual Field Day

Join us in Ring Commons, Naul  on Sunday, 9th July from 2 pm for our Annual Sports Day.  Fun for all the family.  Free admission.  Lots of Parking.  This year as an extra treat, Clair Dillon, Finalist on TG4’s Glor Tire, will perform on the day.


Bellewstown Ladies Golf Club Charity Day

Bellewstown Ladies Golf Club Charity Day in aid of The Jack and Jill Foundation, will be running a 3 ball scramble  on Saturday 29th July.

Sponsorship of a  Tee box, or a donation of  a prize for  our raffle would be gratefully appreciated.

It will be a 3 ball scramble open to both Men and Ladies, costing €20 per head.  Please come and support this worthy cause.  Last year we raised €5,000e.  Any enquiries to Bellewstown Golf Club 041-9882757 or Catherine 0868954334.


The Golden Girls

The Golden Girls had a great day in Carlingford and visited St. Bridget’s Well in Faughert.  This is a beautiful place, with a shrine, Stations of the Cross and a little church up the hill, with a  stream running down.  We spent about an hour there relaxing, it was so peaceful.

We are taking a break for the month of August and will return in September.  (Check Newsletter for information).


Stamullen Road Club

Results: Mark Mullen Memorial League – Sean Landers (2nd) and Arek Klus (6th).  Leinster Time Trial Championships – Cian Delaney (2nd) and Gary Gorman (3rd).

Fixtures: Sunday: Moynalty GP.  Monday: Mark Mullen Memorial League at Donore at 7:30pm. Tuesday: Ardee Summer League:. Wednesday: McNally Swords League.

Saturday 15th July: Tommy Brady Memorial at Robinstown, Co. Meath.  Sunday 16th July: Mullingar GP


St.  Patrick’s Club – Lotto

Drawn on 04/07/2017.  Numbers Drawn.4,18,21,28.  Weekly Winners: Jim McCullen, Rod Hill, Fionn O’Flaherty, Neil Wilders and D. Wogan.  Next week’s Jackpot:  €3,400.


St. Patrick’s GF & HC – Club News

  1. Under 16 Boys Summer League v St. Marys/Slane in Donore on Tuesday,11th July @ 7.30pm
  2. Div 1’A’ League on Thursday, 13th July at GAA Grounds Stamullen at7.45pm. St. Patrick’s v Gaeil Colmcille.
  3. Under 14 Boys Summer League on Thursday,13th July at GAA Grounds Stamullen at 7pm.St. Patrick’s v Round Towers.
  4. GAA Cúl Camp for Football commences on Monday the 10th– Friday 14th July at GAA Grounds Stamullen.


Mosney ‘Friends of the Centre’

Mosney is a centre of independent living where over 700 residents of 35 different nationalities reside.  One of the recommendations of a Working Group Report of June 2015 was for every Accommodation Centre to encourage and facilitate links with the local community.  A ‘Friends of the Centre’ group is recommended, consisting of residents, local services and community/voluntary groups. To formally launch the Mosney ‘Friends of the Centre’ Group, groups/organisations are invited to an Open Day from 2-5 pm on Wednesday, 26th July.  The Open Day will enable each organisation/group to introduce and showcase their services to the residents of Mosney.  If you would like to take a stand at this free event please e-mail  or call Sarah at 041-9828200.  Closing date is Friday 14th July. (Please see notice board for more information).


Irish Guide Dogs Annual Collection

The Annual Irish guide dogs for the blind Church Gate collection will take place outside of Stamullen and Julianstown churches on the weekend of Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd July at all masses.  All monies raised go to Irish guide dogs for the blind to train more guide dogs for blind people and more assistance dogs for families who have a child with Autism.


Cystic Fibrosis Collection

Betty Hagan has been given a Permit to collect for Cystic Fibrosis Ireland on the weekend of Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th July after Masses in Stamullen and Julianstown.  Betty has raised €18,000 over the past 6 years.  Please support this collection to help Cystic Fibrosis Sufferers in Ireland.

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