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Third Sunday in Ordinary Time 21st January 2024


R.I.P.

Your prayers are requested for the repose of the soul of Alan Stanley whose funeral took place this week.

We ask parishioners to remember the bereaved in your prayers.

 

Supporting our Parish

Total Offertory:                           €    1160.00

Envelopes:              Stamullen      €      530.00

Julianstown    €    1270.00

Contributions

If you wish to contribute to our Parish, please use the following Account details:

BIC: BOFIIE2D

IBAN: IE85BOFI90354175356829.

Please state your name in the reference.

 

Parish Weekly Envelopes

If you would like to receive a box of envelopes, please contact Carol in our Parish Office.  You can also contribute by standing order or bank transfer.  Standing order forms are available beside the Newsletters in both churches.

 

Thank you to all who contribute to our Parish.  Your support is very much appreciated.

 

Sacraments in our Parish

 

  • Baptism

Our next Parish Baptismal Preparation meetings will take place on Tuesday, 6th February, 5th March and 2nd April.  Please contact our parish office if you would like to register your child for Baptism.

 

 

  • Confirmation

Confirmation Ceremonies in our Parish will take place on Friday, 22nd March.  Candidates from St. Patrick’s School are invited to attend at 10 am and Candidates from Whitecross School are invited to attend at 12pm.

 

  • First Communion

First Communion Ceremonies in our Parish will take place on Saturday, 20th April for children from Whitecross NS and Saturday, 27th April for children from St. Patrick’s NS both ceremonies will take place at 10 am in St. Mary’s Church, Julianstown.

 

 

 

First Friday calls and Hospital Visits

If you, or a member of your family, would appreciate a visit from Fr. Brendan, please contact our Parish Office or call Fr. Brendan on 087-2204788.

 

Parish Office

Our Parish office is closed on Fridays.

Office hours are Monday to Thursday, 10 am to 12pm.

 

Community Garda Safety Talk

Sarah Cahill, Community Garda will give a short talk on Personal safety in St. Patrick’s Pastoral Centre, Stamullen after 10 am Mass on Sunday, 28th January.  All very welcome to attend.

 

Diocese of Meath

Vacancy

The Diocese is seeking to recruit for the role of Director of Faith Development in the Diocese of Meath (five-year, fixed term contract).  It is an exciting and challenging opportunity in the life and mission of the Diocese.  The post holder will be required to lead and work under their own initiative as well as work as part of a team to develop and implement new approaches, resources and programmes to adult faith formation, sacramental preparation, and evangelisation in parishes across the diocese.

The terms are based on a 5-year Fixed Term Contract, working 35 hours per week, work pattern to be agreed.

Salary: Will be considered within the range of €40,000-€42,500 gross p.a.(commensurate upon experience and qualifications).

 

 

Full details relating to the vacancy can be found on the Diocesan Website at: www.dioceseofmeath.ie clicking on the tab job vacancy where terms and conditions and application form relating to the role can also be accessed.

 

Applications are welcome from anyone who feels they meet the criteria as presented and are interested in playing an active role in faith development in the Diocese of Meath.

Closing date for applications will be 5pm on Friday 2nd February 2024.

 

Vocations

We pray for Anthony Kerr who will be ordained Deacon by the Most Reverend Tom Deenihan, Bishop of Meath on Sunday 21st January in St Mary’s Church, Drogheda.

 

Anthony is from the Parish of Navan.  At the diaconate ordination, the candidate receives a new identity, as a servant of Christ and the Church. While he will proceed to priestly ordination, in some sense he retains that diaconal identity for he will always be at the service of the People of God, following the example of Jesus the Servant: “I have not come to be served but to serve” (Mk 10:45).

 

We pray that Anthonys’ service at the altar of God will be a ministry of joy, fulfillment and hope. We thank God that he has followed the Lord in answering his call.

 

Anthony will be ordained to the Priesthood for our diocese in due course.

Is the Lord drawing you to himself? You too can have a new identity as a Priest of Jesus Christ. Please feel free to contact us: www.meathvocations.com. Instagram: dioceseofmeathvocations

Facebook: DioceseOfMeathVocation or call Fr. Tony Gonoude, Vocations Director on 044-9373923.

 

 

 

St. Patrick’s GFHC Lotto

Jackpot € 1,900 drawn on 16th January.  Numbers drawn: 1,5,23,25.  No Winner.  No Match Three Winners. Next week’s Jackpot:  €2,000.  Thanks to all our Supporters.

MASS SCHEDULES

Saturday, 20th       St. Mary’s           7:00 pm

AV.     Vera Black

AV.       Valerie Dunne

 

 

Sunday, 21st           St. Patrick’s       10:00 am              

People of the Parish

St. Mary’s           11:30 am

AV.     Andy McCormack and DFM Kennedy and McCormack Families and Bernie Bruce (RD)

 

Tuesday           St. Patrick’s      10:00 am               Celebrants Intention

Wednesday      St. Mary’s           10:00 am   AV       Mary Hand (1st Anniversary)

(Intentions fromTuesday and Wednesday will be moved to next week)

 Thursday           St. Patrick’s      10:00 am    RD.      Joe Mulvaney

Friday            St. Mary’s        10:00 am  

AV.        Mary Hand

RD.      John Horgan

RD.       Willie Curtis

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