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Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time 20th August 2023

Summer Reflection


Creator God
who breathed this world into being,
who is discernible within
the harmony of nature,
the perfection of a butterfly’s wing,
the grandeur of a mountain range,
the soaring kestrel and singing skylark,
thank you for this world
which you have created.
Thank you for summer sun,
which reminds us
that your creative breath
is still alive and active.
Thank you

for the warmth of your love,
sustaining this world.




Your prayers are requested for the repose of the souls of Philomena (Ena) McKenna and Thomas (Tom) Roe whose funerals took place recently.

We ask parishioners to remember the bereaved in your prayers.


Moorechurch Cemetery Committee


The Committee acquired the services of Tús workers for three days during the week to assist with a clean-up of the Graveyard.  They had a very industrious week cutting grass and ivy, clearing and securing the front wall area and all the ditches and boundary areas.  A much appreciated improvement, as you can see.


Thanks to all of these workers, Meath County Council and John Brangan for all of the work completed.


We would ask visitors to the graves and graveyard to please refrain from dumping on the ditches and boundary headlands.  We encourage everyone to bring rubbish, old wreaths, flowerpots, or whatever debris they may have, home with them after their visit.


Many thanks to all for your continued support at Moorechurch Cemetery.



Baptismal Preparation Team

The first training meeting for our Parish Baptism Preparation Team took place this week in Preston Hill.


If you would like to be part of this Team or would like to find out more about what is involved, please contact Carol in our Parish office (Phone 01-8412647 or e-mail


Supporting our Parish

Total Offertory:                            €   815.00

Envelopes:            Stamullen        €   300.00

Julianstown      €   345.00


We are very grateful for your continued support.

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


IBAN: IE85BOFI90354175356829  BIC: BOFIIE2D

Please state your name in the reference.  Thank you for our consideration.



Recently we welcomed in Baptism:  Rían McMahon, Heidi & Grace Cluskey O’Malley.

We ask Parishioners to pray for all children and their families.


Sacraments in our Parish


If you would like to register your child/children for Baptism, please contact the Parish Office.


From September all parents/guardians wishing to bring their Child for Baptism will be required to attend a Baptismal Preparation meeting.


When choosing Godparents for your child we would like to advise the following according to the Law of the Church, Canon Law (872-5):


  • A person to be baptised is to be given a sponsor (Godparent) who, together with the parents, presents an infant/child for baptism.
  • A sponsor also helps the baptised person to lead a Christian life in keeping with Baptism and to fulfil faithfully the obligations inherent in it.
  • There should only be one sponsor (Godparent) or if there are to be two, they should be male and female.


To be permitted to take on the function of a Godparent a person must:

  • Be over 16 years of age,
  • Be a Catholic who has been Confirmed and has already received the Sacrament of the Eucharist and leads a life of faith.




St. Patrick’s GFHC Lotto

Jackpot € 4,200 drawn on 15th August.  Numbers drawn: 2,5,6,27.  No Winner.  No Match Three Winners. Next week’s Jackpot: €4,300


National Novena at Knock Shrine

Novena ceremonies take place until 22nd August at 3pm and 8pm daily and Anointing of the Sick at 2.30pm


Mass Schedules 

 Please note – Vigil Mass in St. Mary’s Church, only, for month of August

 Saturday, 19th                St. Mary’s          7:00 pm

AV.     Patrick Roe (10th Anniversary)

AV.      Kathleen Reilly

Sunday, 20th           St. Patrick’s      10:00 am  

AV.     Matt Kavanagh

AV.    Jude O’Reilly

AV.    Kathleen Caffrey

AV.     Willie & Angela Flynn


  St. Mary’s          11:30 am  AV.     Patrick Mullen

Tuesday                  St. Patrick’s    10:00 am     RD.     Tom Roe        

Wednesday            St. Mary’s         10:00 am                The Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary

AV.   Mary Fennelly

Thursday                St. Patrick’s     10:00 am    BD.     Fr. Malcom Timothy

Friday                    St. Mary’s         10:00 am                Our young parishioners as they prepare to return to school


  Saturday, 26th           St. Mary’s          7:00 pm

AV.     Esther Tallon

AV.       Anthony (Tony) Jackson

AV.      Sheila Foley, Lee Burford, Tony McCullen

AV.       John & Helena Collins and Michael & Margaret Arnold


Sunday, 27th           St. Patrick’s     10:00 am   

AV.          Josie, Ciaran, Catherine Cooke & Seán Caffrey

AV.            David Clarkin

 St. Mary’s         11:30 am

DFM   Gerry & Frances Monahan, their children Catherine, Edward & Gerry Jnr and all DFM of the Monahan and McKeever families


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