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Parish Bulletin 31 December 2006

      Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath

31 December 2006

 

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     We wish all our parishioners         a Happy New Year

 

 

Please pray for Nelly Shanny (Ratoath Manor Nursing Home), mother of Billy Shanny

(Cabin Hill) and for Paddy Simpson (Ashbourne), brother of Jim Simpson (Elgarstown)

who died during the week. May they rest in peace.

 

There will be no Eucharistic Adoration on Wednesday 3rd January.

 

Saturday is the Feast of the Epiphany of the Lord. It is a holy day of obligation.

The Vigil Mass is on Friday at 7.00pm and the Masses on Saturday are at 9.00am and 11.00am.

 

White envelope collection for the week ending 24th December €4,725.68

Many thanks for your continued support and generosity.

 

 

 

 

 

 

31 Dec

Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph

 6 Jan

The Baptism of the Lord

Vigil

Tom & Mary Gannon

Tommy & Mary Wall

Vigil

Mary Walsh

9.00am

John & Elizabeth Ryan

9.00am

Helen Owen & Mick Brady

11.00am

Margaret & James Nolan

& Teresa & Patrick Gorman

11.00am

 

12.15pm

Kevin White

12.15pm

Angela Walsh (Month’s Mind)

         

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monday            Mass in the Nursing Home (11.00am)

Thursday         Nelly & Joss Morrissey

Friday              Brian Brazil (7.00pm Vigil Mass)

 

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 Excerpt of the message of Pope Benedict XV1 for the celebration of the world Day of Peace on 1st January 2007.

At the beginning of the new year, I wish to extend prayerful good wishes for peace to Governments, leaders of nations and all men and women of good will. In a special way, I invoke peace upon all those experiencing pain and suffering, those living under the threat of violence and armed aggression, and those who await their human and social emancipation, having had their dignity trampled upon. I invoke peace upon children, who by their innocence enrich humanity with goodness and hope, and by their sufferings compel us all to work for justice and peace. Out of concern for children, especially those whose future is compromised by exploitation and the malice of unscrupulous adults, I wish on this World Day of Peace to encourage everyone to reflect on the theme: The Human Person, the Heart of Peace.   I am convinced that respect for the person promotes peace and that, in building peace, the foundations are laid for an authentic integral humanism. In this way a serene future is prepared for coming generations.

Sacred Scripture affirms that “God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them”.           As one created in the image of God, each individual human being has the dignity of a person; he or she is not just something, but someone, capable of self-knowledge, self-possession, free self-giving and entering into communion with others.

Peace is based on respect for the rights of all. Conscious of this, the Church champions the fundamental rights of each person. In particular she promotes and defends respect for the life and the religious freedom of everyone. Respect for the right to life at every stage firmly establishes a principle of decisive importance: life is a gift which is not completely at the disposal of the subject. Similarly, the affirmation of the right to religious freedom places the human being in a relationship with a transcendent principle which withdraws him from human caprice. The right to life and to the free expression of personal faith in God is not subject to the power of man. Peace requires the establishment of a clear boundary between what is at man's disposal and what is not: in this way unacceptable intrusions into the patrimony of specifically human values will be avoided.

As far as the right to life is concerned, we must denounce its widespread violation in our society: alongside the victims of armed conflicts, terrorism and the different forms of violence, there are the silent deaths caused by hunger, abortion, experimentation on human embryos and euthanasia. How can we fail to see in all this an attack on peace?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

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