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Twenty Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time 9th October 2022


Your prayers are requested for the repose of the soul of Margaret Crawford whose funeral took place during the week.

Please remember all bereaved in your prayers.


Heating in St. Patrick’s Church

We regret to advise that the Heating system in St. Patrick’s Church has stopped working.


We have taken advice from our local Plumber, and he arranged a second opinion. The Church has also been assessed.  Both agree that the current boiler is beyond repair and therefore a new system has been ordered.


We apologise for the inconvenience.  Hopefully our Church will be warm and cosy again, very soon.


Ceremonies in the Parish:  Confirmation

We welcome our young parishioners from St. Patrick’s and Whitecross Schools who, together with their families, are enrolling for Confirmation this weekend.


Parish Confirmation Ceremonies will take place on Monday, 27th February 2023 at 10 am for our young parishioners from St. Patrick’s NS and 12 pm for our young parishioners from Whitecross NS.


Ceremonies in the Parish: First Communion

Holy Communion Ceremonies will take place in the Parish on Saturdays, 22nd April and 6th May 2023 at 10 am.

Children from Whitecross School will be invited on 22nd April and children from St. Patrick’s School will be invited on 6th May.  Please keep an eye on our Parish Newsletter for more information regarding Preparation for these Ceremonies.


Ministers of the Eucharist

All Ministers of the Eucharist are invited to attend a short meeting in St. Mary’s Church, Julianstown this Tuesday, 11th October or next Tuesday, 18th October in St. Patrick’s Church Stamullen, both meetings will take place at 7:30 pm.


If you would like to become a Minister of the Eucharist, please contact Fr. Brendan or Carol in our Parish Office. We would be delighted to welcome you.


Baptismal Team

We will hold a meeting for our new Parish Baptismal Team soon.

Please pop into Fr. Brendan after Mass if you wish to get involved or contact Carol in the Parish Office.


Supporting the Parish

Total Offertory:                                     €  795.00

Weekly Envelopes:       Stamullen        €  220.00

Julianstown      €  565.00

Thank you for your continued support which is very much appreciated.


Fr. Tom OMI

We would like to thank Fr. Tom for his powerful message last weekend.

If you wish to make a donation, please return it in the envelope provided.  (Some are still available at the back of both churches).  Fr. Tom has asked us to thank you for your generosity. All donations received will be forwarded directly to him.




If you wish to contribute to the upkeep of our parish by bank transfer, our account details are: IBAN:  IE85 BOFI 9035 4175 3568 29


Please state your name in the Reference for the Transfer.

  • Cheques: For accurate lodgement purposes, as per bank instructions, please ensure cheques are made payable to Stamullen Julianstown Parish.
  • If you would like to donate to the Parish by Standing Order, please contact the Office details.
  • Donations can also be made through the Donate button on our Parish Website


Safeguarding Awareness Sunday

Sunday, 9th October is Safeguarding Awareness Day.

Our safeguarding representatives are Carol McKiernan and Stephen Leonard.  Carol and Stephen can be contacted in confidence, through our Parish Office. They work with Fr. Brendan to help ensure a positive experience for children taking part in parish activities.


We have a safeguarding policy which is available from the parish office, and we have various procedures which some of you may be familiar with. These include codes of behaviours for the children and the adults involved in parish activities, consent forms which parents sign before children participate in activities, adequate supervision and good recruitment practices.


The long period of lockdown in our parishes had far reaching consequences, one of which includes the decrease in children and young people taking part in parish activities, even the basics, such as altar servers. Bishop Deenihan is keen for normal parish life to resume. This safeguarding awareness day gives us an opportunity to focus on how best our parish can encourage children and young people to have active ministries in our parish and to ensure they are both safe and welcome.


Parish Pastoral Council/Finance Committee

We are in the process of preparing to establish a Pastoral Council and a Finance Committee in our Parish.

St. Patricks GFHC Lotto

Jackpot: €2,200. Drawn: 4th October. Numbers Drawn: 8,16,19,28. No Jackpot Winner. No Match three winners. Next Week’s Jackpot: €2,300.


Whitecross NS Vacancies

Whitecross N.S. seeks to employ the following:

  • Bus Escort- Part-time & permanent position working 4 hours each day during term time. Hours of work are 7:45 am to 8:45 am and 1:25 pm to 3:25 pm
  • Assistant for the Infant After-School club – Hours of work are 1:25pm to 2:25pm daily during term time

Apply with CV and cover letter to the school.


If you have any queries, please email or call 041-9829229.


Webcam St. Patrick’s Church

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