Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath
8 July 2007
Opening hours for the Parish Office: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday from 9.30am– 4.00pm
Congratulations to Megan Reynolds (Dublin) who was baptised recently.
Please offer a prayer for Rev. Tony Gonoude who will be ordained a priest for our diocese in Tullamore this Sunday afternoon.
Envelope Collection for the week ending 24th June & 1st July €2,086.09
Many thanks for your continued support and generosity.
Happy Days Summer Camp for pre-school children 9th – 13th July. Summer Dance Camp for 11-15 year olds: 9th –13th July. Tina Mation Television Workshop for 6-12 year olds:
16th – 20th July. For further details contact the Ratoath Community centre 01 6895600.
Ben Ward, Beechwood, Lagore Road, Dunshaughlin, will again be taking part in a sponsorship cycle to Athlone in aid of the Irish Cancer Society. Help him to raise €1,000. To date Ben has raised €39,197.00 for Our Lady’s Hospital. Any donation large or small will be gratefully appreciated and can be sent to the above address or telephone 01 8256555 087 264 0061
Three Special Needs Assistants required for Ratoath Junior National School starting 30th August 2007. Applications with references and contacts number for referees to be sent to the Chairman, Mr PJ Moran, 7, Park View, Ratoath, Co Meath before 11th July 2007.
Meath Archaeological & Historical Society. MAHS will visit Newcastle House and Gardens this Sunday, July 8th, at 2.30pm. Mairead Crinion will review the social history of Newcastle. The house of Margaret and Peter Brittain is three miles from Nobber towards Kingscourt, on the R162.
The Group continues to Kingscourt for a conducted tour of the historical sites of the town, led by local historian, John Gilmore. Assemble in the car park of St. Mary's R.C. church at 4.00pm.
We welcome Campa Le Cheile to Ratoath.
Campa Le Chéile is the 2007 International Camp of The Irish Girl Guides and we look forward to welcoming Guides and Girl Scouts from around the world to Ireland. 'Celebrating Cultural Diversity' will be the theme of the camp. There will be approximately 1,000 Leaders and guides attending from all over the globe.
Diocese of Meath Pilgrimage to Lourdes :12th to 17th September 2007
Youth section (18-30)
In recent years many young people have travelled to Lourdes seeking to find out more about this famous Shrine, to lend a hand to the pilgrims who are sick or infirmed, to look for some prayer space in busy lives and still to have a good time! You may know people who have been to Lourdes or you may have no idea at all about it; no matter what, this is a trip that will make a difference to you and create new friendships. Lourdes is a sacred place where people have come to since 1858 now it s your turn. We stay at the Youth Village and total cost for flights etc is € 450.00 More details to follow and there will be a gathering of the group in mid August, which will provide a get-to-know-you chance! Booking Form is available on Diocesan Website - www.dioceseofmeath.ie Further information from: Fr. Mark English, Youth Director, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath. Tel: 044-9348338 email:
14th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Today’s gospel story shows us that mission is for everyone; the clergy as well as the laity. Luke’s story is his way of emphasizing the universal scope of the message of Christ. What role are the laity supposed to play in fulfilling the mission of Christ? The role of the laity is two fold: Prayer and active lay involvement. It is not a question of doing either one or the other. Every Christian is called to participate in the spreading of the message of Christ through a commitment to prayer and a commitment to action. Pray as if everything depends on God, work as if everything depends on you
Important Dates for 2008
Confirmation Saturday 5th April 2008 at 11.00am and 3.00pm
Ratoath Junior N.S. on Saturday 10th and Saturday 17th May 2008.
Ceremonies on both Saturdays at 10.30am and 12.30pm.
Rathbeggan N.S. on Saturday 24th May 2008 at 11.00am
People are unreasonable, illogical and self-centred
Love Them Anyway
If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives
Do Good Anyway
If you are successful, you win false friends and true enemies,
The good you do will be forgotten tomorrow,
Do Good Anyway
Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable,
Be Honest and Frank Anyway
What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight,
People really need help but may attack you if you help them,
Help people Anyway
Give the world the best you have and you’ll get kicked in the teeth,
Give the World The Best You’ve Got Anyway
MotherTeresa: From the book A Simple Path