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Twenty Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time 1st October 2023


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

We ask parishioners to remember the bereaved in your prayers.


First Friday Calls

First Friday calls will take place next Thursday and Friday 5th and 6th October.

If you know anyone who is housebound who would appreciate receiving the Sacraments, please contact the parish office or Fr. Brendan.


Parish Phonelines


Unfortunately, our parish phonelines are still not working.    Vodafone assure us they are working on the problem and we are hoping the issue will be resolved as soon as possible!

We apologise for the inconvenience.  You can contact us via e-mail at in the meantime.


Parish Pastoral Assembly

The next meeting of our Parish Pastoral Assembly is on Tuesday, 3rd October at 8 pm in Preston Hill.


Sacraments in our Parish


First Communion and Confirmation

Our Parish Pastoral Assembly are facilitating the Sacramental Preparation Programme for 2024, beginning with a meeting on Tuesday, 10th October at 7:30 pm in St. Mary’s Church with a guest speaker and input from the different Parish Committees.


All parents who wish their child to receive the Sacraments and intend to register, are requested to attend this meeting.



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


Meetings take place at the beginning of each month.


For more details on how to register your child/children for Baptism, please contact the Parish Office.




Supporting our Parish

Total Offertory:                             €   840.00

Envelopes:              Stamullen        €   430.00

Julianstown      €   250.00

We are sincerely grateful for your continued support.



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



Please state your name in the reference.

Thank you for our consideration.


Mass Times


As advised in previous newsletters, discussions have been taking place at Diocesan level and it is expected that all parishes will be advised to reduce their Mass timetable.  Realistically we don’t need four masses in our Parish at the weekend.


Thanks to all who have already submitted their thoughts and suggestions. Please continue to share your suggestions regarding reduction of Mass times in our Parish to our Parish office via e-mail to or call 01-8412647.


CHY3 & 4 – Charity Tax Relief

CHY 3 and 4 certificates are ready for posting this week.


You might be aware of the Revenue (CHY) Charity Tax Back Scheme.  This Scheme is available to Charities who wish to claim back the tax on donations of any individual of over €250 to a Charity.


Donations from Parishioners are eligible for this scheme, and it means the Parish can claim 20% of the donation back.


Parishioners who use the Weekly envelopes or donate by Standing Order, where the total is over €250, will shortly receive a Claim form which will enable our Parish to apply for this tax back refund.


We will include CHY3 (Enduring Certificate) which covers application for refund of tax for five years and CHY4 (Annual Certificate).  You should chose whichever Certificate you are happy to complete, whether you wish to return a five year cert or complete one each year is entirely personal.


When you receive your Certificates, we would be very grateful if you could complete and sign your chosen Certificate and return it to the Parish Office.  Boxes will also be provided in both Churches for return of CHY forms.  Thank you in advance.


St. Patrick’s NS

Enrolments are invited for Junior Infants to 2nd class in St. Patrick’s NS, Stamullen.  Please contact the school on 01-98411804.



St. Patrick’s GFHC Lotto

Jackpot € 4,800 drawn on 26th  September.  Numbers drawn: 18, 19, 21, 25. No Winner.  One Match Three Winner:  Michelle Marke.  Next week’s Jackpot: €4,900.



Diocesan News

Vocations in Diocese of Meath

Fr Tony Gonoude, Vocations Director for the Diocese of Meath, will celebrate Mass for Vocations to the Sacred Priesthood in St. Oliver’s Church, Navan (C15NC83) on Friday, 6th October at 7.30 pm.  In the Homily we will reflect on Christ, Priest and Teacher. Live from Facebook Page: DioceseOfMeathVocations

You can contact Fr. Tony by phone on 044-9373923 or via Email:  www.meath dioceseofmeath vocations.


Monastic Vocations Weekend

The Cistercians at Glencairn Abbey invite you to discern God’s Call to monastic life as lived out there since 1932.

If you are a single woman, aged 19-40, come and experience their monastic life of prayer, work, hospitality and contemplation in the solitude and beauty of Glencairn, Co Waterford from 27th to 29th October.  Visit or more information.  Contact Sr Sarah, Vocation Director at email:


Mass Schedules 

  Saturday, 30th       

St. Patrick’s                 5:45 pm                      

Celebrants’ Intention

  St. Mary’s                 7:00 pm

AV.     Tom & Nora Wiseman and DFM

AV.      Gillian Barry

AV.      Breda Reilly

AV.      Christina Callan


Sunday, 1st             St. Patrick’s             10:00 am                    

People of the Parish

                               St. Mary’s                11:30 am

For all who have lost loved ones on the road


Tuesday             St. Patrick’s           10:00 am         RD.     Sheila Snow


Wednesday        St. Mary’s                10:00 am         RD.     Mary Moss

Thursday            St. Patrick’s           10:00 am         RD.     Marian Cannon

Friday               St. Mary’s                10:00 am                     Our Parish List of the Dead

Maura Purfield

Saturday, 7th           

St. Patrick’s             5:45 pm

St. Mary’s                  7:00 pm          AV.     George, Pat & Kitty King


Sunday, 8th           

St. Patrick’s               10:00 am          

 St. Mary’s                 11:30 am        AV.     Anna Lyons

AV.     Maryann Kelly (1st Anniversary) and DFM Flynn and Plunkett Families

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