Twenty fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time 11th September 2022
Your prayers are requested for the repose of the souls of Roberta Dalziel, mother-in-law of Rachel Howard.
Please remember all bereaved in your prayers.
Mininsters of the Word
We would like to invite Ministers of the Word to attend a meeting on Tuesday, 13th September at 8.30 pm in St. Patrick’s Church, Stamullen and Tuesday, 20th September at 7:30 pm in St. Mary’s Church, Julianstown. Ministers can attend whichever date suits best.
A message from Bishop Kenneth Nowakowski,
Apostolic Visitator for Ukrainians Resident in Ireland
Dear Sisters and Brothers, We are now in the seventh month since the 24 February full-scale invasion of Ukraine by Russia. President Putin was sure that he would overrun Ukraine in three short days. He did not expect that the people of Ukraine, regardless of their ethnic background, religious affiliation or language group, love their country and are determined to defend it. For Ukrainians there is no going back to the tyranny and oppression that generations experienced under Russian imperial and Soviet rule from the middle of the 17th century. When the Soviet Union dissolved in 1991, the people of Eastern Europe, including Russia, had hope for the future, and, until Putin’s first invasion in 2014, Ukraine had made great progress as a post-Soviet state. It is truly hard for us to believe that such a war could even be possible, with the kind of horrific brutality against the civilian population that we have seen in the last seven months. At the same time, we are inspired to see how the people of Western Europe have opened their hearts to the thousands that have fled harm’s way seeking temporary refuge. In this effort communities across Ireland have also extended their traditional and world-famous Irish hospitality to newly-arrived Ukrainians, for which I am particularly grateful. The struggle is not over yet, and the cost of rebuilding will be unimaginable—broken lives and families, destroyed homes, villages, farmlands, cities, infrastructure. But for now, we give glory to God for his many blessings, and for the grace he has shown us through the kindness and generosity of the wonderful people of Ireland.
Prayer for Ukraine (composed by Bishop Kenneth Nowakowski)
Almighty and Great God,
accept our gratitude for your boundless mercy towards us.
Hear the supplication of our afflicted hearts for the land and people of Ukraine,
as they confront foreign aggression and invasion.
Open the eyes of those who have been overtaken
by a spirit of deception and violence, that they be horrified by their works.
Grant victory over the powers of evil that have arisen and bless Ukraine with your gifts of liberty, peace, tranquillity, and good fortune.
We implore you, O Merciful God,
look with grace upon those who courageously defend their land. Remember the mothers and fathers, the innocent children,
widows and orphans, the disabled and helpless,
those seeking shelter and refuge,
who reach out to you and to their fellow human beings looking for mercy and compassion.
Bless the hearts of those who have already shown great generosity and solidarity, and those who prepare to receive their Ukrainian brothers and sisters in Ukraine’s greatest time of need.
Bring us together as your children, your creation,
and instil in us your strength, wisdom and understanding.
May you be praised and glorified,
now and forever, and to the ages of ages. Amen.
Supporting the Parish
Total Offertory: € 770.00
Weekly Envelopes: Stamullen € 470.00
Julianstown € 260.00
Thank you for your continued support which is very much appreciated.
EMHA Ireland’s Biggest Coffee Morning
We would be delighted of you could join us in Whyte’s of Stamullen or The Lime Kiln, Julianstown on Thursday, 22nd September for the East Meath Hospice Association Coffee Morning.
Why not come along, bring a friend and be part of Ireland’s Biggest Coffee morning from 10 am to 12:30 pm.
Admission €5. All proceeds in aid of East Meath Hospice Association.
St. Patricks GFHC Lotto
Jackpot: €1,800. Drawn: 6th September. Numbers Drawn: 3,7,17,26. No Jackpot Winner. No Match three winner. Next Week’s Jackpot: €1,900.
Meath Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes
The Diocesan Pilgrimage will travel to Lourdes on Monday, 12th September. Led by Bishop Deenihan.
It is a time to remember all who have suffered, those who have died during this pandemic. A time to remember the health care workers and those who helped and cared for us during those difficult days.
During the Pilgrimage there will be prayers said and Masses offered for the people of the diocese. It is an opportunity for the people of the diocese to unite in prayer and a time of blessing. The opening Mass for the pilgrimage will be celebrated at the Grotto on Tuesday, 13th September at 7.30 am (Irish time) and will be available on the Lourdes webcam.
The Feel Good Project
The Feel Good Project is offering a free wellbeing and resilience programme geared towards teenagers this October.
These sessions will be facilitated by Mark from Create the Great in You who has over a decade of experience in this field. We are hoping that this will help our vulnerable teenagers in our community build mental resilience and help them in their day to day life.
The Programmes, combined with coaching and mentoring for teenagers aged 13-18, will take place in St. Patrick’s Parish Centre, Stamullen on Thursdays 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th October from 7pm – 9pm. Attendance is Free.
To book your child’s place, Call 041 988 0523 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.