Third Sunday in Lent 2022
Towards the Universal Synod of 2023
The Diocese of Meath continues its synodal pathway this week. All members of the Christian community are invited to take part in this synodal process which will take place at various locations around the Diocese on the Tuesdays of Lent.
The meetings are moments of spiritual discernment, where we listen to God’s Word, and to God’s Spirit who speaks through the Baptised, to discern what God is saying to the Church at this time. As Bishop Deenihan stated in his Lenten message: “By asking us to reflect on our experience of communion, participation, and mission in the life of our Church at parish level, Pope Francis is calling each of us to play our part in bringing about a new springtime for our Church”.
People from the parishes in our area will meet in Mornington Church at 8pm on each Tuesday of Lent and you are welcome to come to whichever Tuesday night suits you:
- Tuesday 22nd March: All involved in prayer and apostolic groups (Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Legion of Mary, Pioneer Association, Apostolate of Eucharistic Adoration, Teams of Our Lady, Meals-on-Wheels, etc.)
- Tuesday 29th March: All involved in schools (pupils/students, teachers and school staff, members of parents’ association, members of BOMs, etc.)
See the Synod page on www.dioceseofmeath.ie for an explainer video about this process. See www.synod.ie for more resources. Completed Questionnaires can be returned to the Parish or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We would like to say massive thanks to all for the very generous donations for Ukraine last weekend. A total of € 6,650 was raised. This amount will be forwarded to Bishop Tom who will send it, in its entirety, to Bishop Iosef in the Diocese of Iasi.
If you wish to make a donation, please put it in an envelope, mark Ukraine Collection on the front and pop it into the Collection, or drop it in to the sacristy or parish office.
Please keep the people of Ukraine in your daily prayers:
A Prayer for Ukraine
God of peace and justice,
We pray for the people of Ukraine today.
We pray for peace and the laying down of weapons. We pray for all those who fear for tomorrow, that your Spirit of comfort would draw near to them.
We pray for those with power over war or peace, for wisdom, discernment and compassion to guide their decisions.
Above all, we pray for all your precious children, at risk and in fear, that you would hold and protect them.
We pray in the name of Jesus, the Prince of Peace. Amen.
Last weekend we welcomed in Baptism: Rose Maria Melia and Anthony Joseph O’Donoghue.
May newly baptised children always know and love Jesus as their friend. We ask parishioners to pray for these children and their families
Please contact the Parish Office if you wish to have your child baptised.
Ceremonies in the Parish: Weddings
We would like to congratulate Sarah Curran & Dermot O’Dowd who were married in our Parish this weekend.
We wish them both every blessing.
Supporting the Parish
Total Offertory: € 950.00
Envelopes: Stamullen € 330.00
Julianstown € 170.00
Thank you for your continued support which is very much appreciated.
Baptismal Preparation Team
We hope to set up a Baptismal Preparation team soon.
If this is something you would be interested in, please talk to Fr. Brendan after Mass, or contact the Parish office.
Congratulations to all the families for the care shown to their loved ones in how well kept all the graves are.
First Holy Communion Preparations
First Confessions will take place at 7pm on Tuesday, 29th March and Wednesday, 30th March. More information in future Newsletters.
Parish Flower Society Annual Collections
The Stamullen and Julianstown Flower Societies will hold their Annual collection after all masses this weekend.
All donations are used to provide flowers in our parish churches through the year.
Let’s show our support to both our flower Socities for the way they keep our sanctuaries so special.
The Golden Girls
An Emergency AGM of The Golden Girls will be held on Monday, 21st March at 11 am in the Parish Rooms. The present committee will step down and a new committee is to be elected.
It is important that all members attend to discuss the future of the Club.
St. Patricks GFHC Lotto
Jackpot: €2,000. Drawn on 15th March. Numbers Drawn: 7,15,19,24. No Jackpot Winner. Two Match 3 winners. Clare Murphy, Johnny Purfield. Next Week’s Jackpot: €2,100
Saturday, 19th March
St. Patrick’s 6:00 pm AV. Josephine Dunphy & DFM Dunphy & Doran Families
- Michael Deegan
- Cora & James Boylan
- Anna & Peter Martin and DFM Martin family
- Richard, Kathleen & Peggy Rooney
St. Mary’s 7:00 pm AV. Imelda Clinton (nee Courtney)
St. Patrick’s 10:00 am People of the Parish
St. Mary’s 11:30 am People of Ukraine
Tuesday St. Patrick’s: 10:00 am RD. Peggy O’Byrne
Wednesday St. Mary’s: 10:00 am RD. Leslie Eakin
Thursday St. Patrick’s 10:00 am AV. James (Jim) McCullen
Friday St. Mary’s 10:00 am AV. Freda Delany
St. Patrick’s 6:00 pm AV. Dinah, Tom & Bridget McCausland
St. Mary’s 7:00 pm AV. Ben McKenna
St. Patrick’s 10:00 am
St. Mary’s 11:30 am AV. Gerry Brodigan
- Noel Darker, Tom Hayes (RD) and his son Mark Hayes