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Twenty Third Sunday in Ordinary Time 10th September 2023

Baptismal Preparation Team



Congratulations to all the members of our new Baptismal Preparation Team, who, over the Summer took part in an educational programme to prepare them to carry out this Ministry.


Our first Parish Baptismal Preparation meeting took place on Tuesday, in St. Patrick’s Pastoral Centre, Stamullen.  Thanks to all who attended and all who were involved on the night.


The Next meeting will take place on Tuesday, 3rd October at 7:30 pm.


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


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


Vigil Masses


We were delighted to have received very positive feedback regarding our Summer schedule.


We advised recently that at Diocesan level discussions have been happening and due to the increasing workload, reduction of priests, and reductions in attendance following COVID, we expect in the near future to be advised that all parishes should reduce their Mass timetable.


Realistically in our parish, we don’t have need for four masses at the weekend.  When our Churches are full, the celebration of Mass is a far more enriching experience for all.


In anticipation of this we would like to invite parishioners to share their suggestions regarding Mass times in our Parish to our Parish office via e-mail to or call 01-8412647.


Supporting our Parish

Total Offertory:                            €   745.00

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:


IBAN: IE85BOFI90354175356829  BIC: BOFIIE2D

Please state your name in the reference.

Thank you for our consideration.

Ceremonies in our Parish



  • Bishop Tom has advised Friday, 22nd March 2024 for our Parish Confirmation Ceremony. More information in future Newsletters.  Time(s) to be confirmed later.



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.


Altar Servers


We are delighted to invite our young parishioners from third 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 in 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.


East Meath Hospice Association Coffee Morning

We would be delighted of you could join us in Whyte’s of Stamullen or The Lime Kiln, Julianstown on Thursday, 21st  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.  We will also have a great raffle on the day.  All proceeds in aid of East Meath Hospice Association.


St. Patrick’s GFHC Lotto

Jackpot € 4,500 drawn on 5th September.  Numbers drawn: 1,15,18,26. No Winner.  One Match Three Winner: C, B, & M Centra. Next week’s Jackpot: €4,600


Mass Schedules 


  Saturday, 9th             St. Patrick’s            5:45 pm

AV.     Shayna Gifford

BR.      Robert White

AV.     Anne & Alex Hutcheson

St. Mary’s                 7:00 pm

People of the Parish


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

RD.     Tom Roe

RD.       Vanilde Horvat

  St. Mary’s                11:30 am

AV.     Hilda & James McGuinness


Tuesday                  St. Patrick’s           10:00 am         Most Holy name of Mary     Celebrants Intention

Wednesday            St. Mary’s                10:00 am         All who use our Roads

Thursday                St. Patrick’s           10:00 am         The Exaltation of the Holy Cross      All who are sick or housebound in our Parish

Friday                    St. Mary’s                10:00 am         Our Lady of Sorrows           Our young parishioners preparing for Sacraments



Saturday, 16th         St. Patrick’s                5:45 pm         

AV.     Jim Byrne, Delvin Road

AV.       Anne McConville

AV.        Margaret & Patrick Clarkin

AV.        Margaret Mulholland

 St. Mary’s                 7:00 pm

AV.     Kevin & Rose Reid

AV.      Bridie & Gerry Draper

Sunday, 17th           St. Patrick’s            10:00 am        

MM.    Philomena (Ena) McKenna

AV.        Margaret & Patsy Clarkin

 St. Mary’s               11:30 am

AV.     Peter Leonard and his parents Jack & Laura Leonard

AV.       Roberta Dalziel (1st Anniversary)

AV.     Patrick Hughes

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