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Twenty Second Sunday in Ordinary Time 3rd September 2023


Your prayers are requested for the repose of the souls of Maureen Tallon and Fr. Eamonn O’Brien, retired Parish Priest Priest of Rochfortbridge, whose funerals took place during the week.

We ask parishioners to remember the bereaved in your prayers.



Baptismal Preparation Team



We are delighted to welcome Parents to our first Parish Baptismal Preparation meeting which will take place this Tuesday, 5th September in St. Patrick’s Pastoral Centre, Stamullen.


All parents wishing to bring their child for Baptism will be required to attend a Parish Baptism  Preparation meeting.


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


Ceremonies in our Parish



Recently we welcomed in Baptism:  Mea Quinn Mannion and Carl Murray.

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



We would like to congratulate Nuala Davis and Andrei Sendrea who were married in our Parish this weekend.


Wedding Preparations

If you are planning a Wedding.  Please contact the Parish Office and we will advise you of the procedures involved.


Contact the Parish Office to advise of your intention to marry, to make sure the Church is available for your preferred date.  (Naturally the earlier you do this the better).  At that time, we will advise on the next steps:

For couples who are getting married, you need to meet the priest of the parish you are residing in for the past six months, to complete all the necessary paperwork (Pre-Nuptial Enquiry Form) which is the responsibility of the Bride and Groom.


Please note that this must be done at least three months before the wedding.


Supporting our Parish

Total Offertory:                            €   845.00

Envelopes:            Stamullen        €   250.00

Julianstown      €   340.00


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.



Altar Servers

We are delighted to invite our young parishioners from fourth to sixth class to become Altar Servers and we hope parents/grandparents will encourage them to join this wonderful group of young people who will assist with the celebration of Mass.


Altar serving is a lovely way for children to express their active participation in both the faith and the life of our parish.


Parents/guardians of these children will be fully involved in signing in and out all aspects of Altar serving.  Also, our Parish Team will always adhere to Safeguarding guidelines in our Diocese.


Please chat to Fr. Brendan or contact Carol in the Parish office if you have any questions or would like to express an interest in becoming an Altar Server in our Parish.




Dear Lord,
As our students begin a new school year,
We pray that you will keep them in your care.
Send your Spirit to open their minds
to all that is true and beautiful and good.
Help them to see the gifts and talents
you have given them

and to use them well.
Help them to grow in knowledge

and wisdom.
Help them to be kind to others
and lead others to be kind to them.
Give their teachers patience and understanding
and help them teach

what is just and true.
Send your angels to guide and guard all
children and to keep them from harm.
Open their young hearts to your presence
and enfold them

in your peace and protection.
Hold them in the palm of your hand
and bring them home safely at day’s end.



St. Patrick’s GFHC Lotto

Jackpot € 4,400 drawn on 28th  August.  Numbers drawn: 2, 5, 19, 24. No Winner.  One Match Three Winner:  Patricia Arnold. Next week’s Jackpot: €4,500.


Mass Schedules



  Saturday, 2nd         

St. Patrick’s                  5:45 pm          RD.     Robert (Bob) Rooney

 St. Mary’s                 7:00 pm           AV.     Thomas & Hannah Fitzpatrick


Sunday, 3rd           

 St. Patrick’s            10:00 am         AV.     Jarlath Folan and DFM Folan Family

St. Mary’s               11:30 am                     People of the Parish


Tuesday                  St. Patrick’s           10:00 am         RD.     Dr. Owen Barry

Wednesday            St. Mary’s                10:00 am         RD.     Bill Murphy   

Thursday                St. Patrick’s           10:00 am                     Our Parish List of the Dead

Friday                    St. Mary’s                10:00 am                     The Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary


  Saturday, 9th             

St. Patrick’s

5:45 pm           AV.     Shayna Gifford

                         BR.     Robert White

                          AV.     Anne & Alex Hutcheson

St. Mary’s                 7:00 pm


Sunday, 10th           

St. Patrick’s             10:00 am        MM.    Tom Roe

 St. Mary’s                11:30 am        AV.     Hilda & James McGuinness

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