Third Sunday of Advent 11th December 2022

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Christmas Mass Times
5pm: Family Mass in St. Patrick’s Church
6pm: Family Mass in St. Mary’s Church
7pm: Vigil Mass of the Nativity in St. Patrick’s Church
8pm: Vigil Mass of the Nativity in St. Mary’s Church
Christmas Day Masses will take place at the usual times of 10 am in St. Patrick’s, Stamullen and 11:30 am in St. Mary’s Church, Julianstown.
We would love for you and your family to join us to celebrate the birth of Christ and to remember family members who are not home.

Confessions are available before or after any Mass. Please call into the Sacristy to see the Priest.

Baptisms take place twice a month in our parish. On one Saturday at 4:45 pm in St. Patricks Stamullen and one Sunday in St. Mary’s in Julianstown. To book, please contact the parish office.

All are very welcome to come along to St. Mary’s Church, Julianstown any Wednesday from 9 to 10 am or to St. Patrick’s Church, Stamullen from 10.20 to 11:20 am on Thursday to spend a quiet hour in the company of Our Lord.

Parish Weekly Envelopes
Boxes of envelopes will be distributed shortly.
We have had a number of requests from parishioners who would like to receive a box of envelopes in order to contribute to the parish on a weekly basis. If you would like to receive a box, please contact Carol at the parish office or complete the form which can be found beside the newsletters and pop it into the collection basket.

Some find it more convenient to contribute via Standing Orders or Direct Debit. We ask people to consider setting up standing orders for their weekly contribution.

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. BIC: BOFIIE2D
Please state your name in the Reference for the Transfer.

Cheques: For accurate lodgement purposes, as per bank instructions, please ensure any cheques are made payable to Stamullen Julianstown Parish.

Your support is very much appreciated.

St. Paul’s Missals 2023
A limited number of St. Paul’s Missals are available in both sacristies. Missals are €7 again this year.

December/Christmas House Calls
Calls to the sick and housebound will take place on Thursday, 15th and Friday, 16th December.
If you know anyone who is housebound and would appreciate receiving the Sacraments for Christmas, please contact the parish office or Fr. Brendan.

Parish Pastoral Assembly
Our Parish Pastoral Assembly met again this week. We will be introduced to the members of the Assembly at the end of January when they are commissioned.
Please pray to the Holy Spirit that they may be guided in their work for our parish.

Supporting the Parish
Total Offertory: € 938.00
Envelopes: Stamullen € 610.00
Julianstown € 260.00
Thank you for your continued support which is very much appreciated.

Christmas Mass Cards
Christmas Mass Cards are available in both Sacristies and the Parish Office. Christmas Mass Cards are €5 each.

World Youth Day 1st-6th August 2023
World Youth Day will take place in Lisbon, Portugal. It is time to save the date and prepare for the journey. Pope Francis has registered and invites those aged 18-35 to gather from all parts of the world in joyful celebration of the faith and identity we share in Jesus Christ, Saviour of the World. Follow & Facebook: Meath Diocese WYD. Watch this space for more info in the coming weeks. (See posters in both churches for more information).

St. Vincent DePaul Annual Collection
St. Vincent DePaul will their annual collection after all Masses this weekend: Saturday, 10th and Sunday, 11th December.

St. Patricks GFHC Lotto
Jackpot: €3,100. Drawn: 6th December. Numbers Drawn: 11, 18, 28, 30. No Jackpot Winner. No Match three winner. Next Week’s Jackpot: €3,200.


Saturday, 10th St. Patrick’s 5:45 pm AV. Marie McWalter
AV. Richard & Sarah Thorne and DFM Thorne Family
AV. Madeleine Whyte
AV. Mary Cooke
AV. Patrick Gilligan
St. Mary’s 7:00 pm DFM. Fagan Family
AV. Annie Hoey

Sunday, 11th St. Patrick’s 10:00 am Enrolment Ceremony for children preparing for First Communion
St. Mary’s 11:30 am AV. Margaret McHugh
AV. Vera Rafferty
AV. Elizabeth (Betty) Carson

Tuesday St. Patrick’s 10:00 am Celebrant’s Intentions
Wednesday St. Mary’s 10:00 am Celebrant’s Intention
Thursday St. Patrick’s 10:00 am Sick and Housebound in our Parish
Friday St. Mary’s 10:00 am Celebrant’s Intention

Saturday, 17th St. Patrick’s 5:45 pm AV. Edmund (Eddie) O’Kelly (1st)
St. Mary’s 7:00 pm AV. Martin McDonnell

Sunday, 18th St. Patrick’s 10:00 am AV. Peggy, Edward & John Nealon
St. Mary’s 11:30 am MM. Esther Brangan
AV. Gerry & Frances Monahan, their sons Gerry and Edward and daughter Catherine