Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath14 June 2009
Opening hours for the Parish Office: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday from 9.30am– 4.00pm Congratulations to Darragh Roache (Foxlodge Woods), Daniel Smyth (Mill Tree Park), Eliana Callaghan (Coill Beag) and Erin Fox (Steeplechase Green) who were baptised recently. Please pray for Bridie Lynch (Crumlin), aunt of Maureen Butler and for Michael Barrett (The Road, Fox Lodge Woods) who died during the week. May they rest in peace. Envelope Collection for the week ending 31st May €3,237.63Standing Orders for May €4,383.86 Many thanks for your continued support and generosity. Purchase of school books/uniforms for Ratoath N.S will take place in the gym hall of Senior school on Thursday 25th from 9-4pm. All books and uniforms can be purchased on the day with payment by cheque or cash only. Contact Ratoath books@ 8027277 and Blondelles @8257711 Community Education Service, Co Meath VEC is offering community groups and organisations courses during the summer. Members of groups (over 18 years) can avail of courses in local settings and at times most suitable to the group. Courses on offer include Digital Photography, Internet & Email, Committee Skills, Confidence Building and Cooking for Fun. For further information phone 046 9068285/046 9068286 or email
Ratoath Heart Safe Initiative will be demonstrating CPR and use of Defibrillator next weekend outside the Community Centre. Sat 20th 10-3pm and 7.30pm-8.30pm, Sun 21st 10-1pm.
Please come along and see how easy it is to learn skills to Save a Life. The first meeting of the Ratoath Dyslexia Support Group for parents/guardians of children with dyslexia will take place on 22nd June at 8pm in the Ratoath Junior National School. Parents with children in all schools are welcome – both primary and secondary, in or outside the parish. For further information contact Suzanne McManus 086 8529487. Dunshaughlin and District Historical Society Walk and Talk around Culmullen and district on Sunday evening 14th June given by Niall O’Riordan. Meeting at Culmullen Church at 7.00pm. There was no winner of this week’s lotto. Numbers 2-5-10-23. Next week’s jackpot is €680 Church Gate collection in aid of the St Vincent de Paul on the weekend of 20th-21st June.
Next meeting July 1st at 8pm in Community Centre. All Welcome. For further information contact Cathy McDonagh 087 2200446 or email
[ Thursday Jack & Billy Byrne Friday Mary & Fintan Purcell
|14 June||Corpus Christi||21 June||Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time|
|Vigil7.00pm||Bobby Walls & James, Michael & Rose Doran & John, Christina & Lily O’Connor||Vigil7.00pm||Johnny & Mary O’Brien& Teenie, Patrick, & Raymond Brennan|
|9.00am||Rupert, Bridget & Joan Smyth||9.00am||Thomas & Brendan Campbell|
|11.00am||Kathleen Kenny & Mass for all who sympathised with the family of Miriam Deering||11.00am||Anthony & Mary Rafferty|
|12.15pm||Kevin White & Alice O’BeirneYvonne Fagan (Months Mind)||12.15pm||Mary & James O’NeillMargaret Masterson|
Saturday Brendan Boylan & Edna O’Gorman (11.00am)
Dublin to host the 50th International Eucharistic Congress At the end of the 2008 Eucharistic Congress in Quebec last June, Pope Benedict announced that the next Eucharistic Congress will be held in Dublin in 2012. Pope Benedict’s announcement was broadcast live from Rome as part of his homily during the final Mass for the 49th International Eucharistic Congress. “Dear Friends, as this significant event in the life of the Church draws to a close I invite you to join me in praying for the Success of the next International Eucharistic Congress, which will take place in 2012 in the city of Dublin! I take this opportunity to greet warmly the people of Ireland, as they prepare to host this ecclesial gathering. I am confident that they, together with all the participants at the next Congress, will find it a source of lasting spiritual renewal”. Pope Benedict XV1Attending the Congress in Quebec City last June, Cardinal Sean Brady, Archbishop of Armagh and Archbishop Diarmuid Martin, Archbishop of Dublin, welcomed the news:“On behalf of the Catholic faithful of Ireland, we are honoured and humbled that the Holy Father, Pope Benedict XVI, has chosen Dublin to host the 50th International Eucharistic Congress in 2012. While the theme for the next Congress has yet to be finalised, we are deeply conscious that 2012 also marks the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Second Vatican Council.“The purpose of the Congress is to deepen our knowledge of the Eucharist which in itself is central to our Catholic faith. The Church received the Eucharist from the Lord. The Eucharist is the source and summit of the life of every follower of Jesus. We ask the faithful to pray to the Holy Spirit and that its work will lead us all to a greater appreciation of the presence of Jesus in our midst, for love of us, in the gift of the Eucharist.The hosting of the Congress in Dublin will be an international event. The celebration will attract thousands of pilgrims and will enable Catholics at home and abroad to meet, pray together and discuss issues of faith.This is the second time that Dublin and Ireland plays host to the International Eucharistic Congress. The 1932 Congress in Dublin was considered an organisational success and it publicly showcased Catholic faith in the newly established State. We live in different times now and it is our hope that the 2012 Congress will be an opportunity for the Catholic Church in Ireland to both reflect on the centrality of the Eucharist at the heart of our increasingly diverse community, and, to give renewed impetus to the living of faith. Over the next four years, parishes are invited to suggest how best to celebrate the 2012 Congress In all our preparations we shall continue to: promote renewal of faith; bear witness for the Gospel; and, communicate the principle that the Eucharist represents the community professing itself as belonging to the Lord”.