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Parish Bulletin 22nd June 2014

Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath

22 June 2014

        01 8256207

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Opening hours for the Parish Office: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday from 9.30am– 4.00pm

 

 

 

 

Priest on Duty: Fr Gerry 
 
Congratulations to Luke Mannering (Kildalkey), Noah Fitzpatrick Steeplechase Wood),
Bobby Higgins (Foxlodge Wood) and Ross Malone (Rackenstown) who were baptised recently.
 

                                                          End of the School Year 
On Wednesday next to mark the end of the school year, all the schools will hold a Graduation prayer service or Graduation Mass to give thanks to the Lord for the school year just finished.
At 11.00am St. Paul’s National School will celebrate a Graduation Mass in the Parish Church.
At 1.00pm Ratoath Junior National School will hold a Graduation prayer service in the school. 
At 1.00pm Rathbeggan National School will celebrate a Graduation Mass in the school. 
And at 7.30pm Ratoath Senior National School will celebrate a Graduation Mass in the Parish Church.

 
 
Eucharistic Adoration every Wednesday from 10.00am to 10.00pm in the family room of the church.
 
 
Second Annual Pilgrimage to Knock of the Apostolate of Eucharistic Adoration on this Sunday 22nd June. 11.00am – 5.00pm. To book a seat on a bus contact Catherine Hanley on 086 3325740 
 
 
The Annual Mass of St. Oliver Plunkett is in Loughcrew, Oldcastle on next Sunday 29th June at 3.00pm
 
National Charismatic Renewal Conference: Theme “The Joy of the Gospel” in the Concert Hall, R.D.S. on Saturday 28th June from 10.00am to 8.30pm and on Sunday 29th June from 10.00am to 4.30pm. Guest speaker Ralph Martin. For information and advance booking phone Sr. Bridget on 021-4251100 or email 
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Next Sunday is the Solemnity of Sts. Peter and Paul and annual collection for Peter’s Pence is taken up at all Masses. This is a special charitable collection and is intended for use by the Pope in his worldwide humanitarian efforts. Victims of natural disasters, wars, diseases and other catastrophic events receive assistance from Peter’s Pence. Economically strapped diocese and churches, hospital and Catholic education programs also receive funds. In 2013 this worldwide collection raised nearly €190 million to support our suffering brothers and sisters around the globe. Pope Benedict said that the collection is “the most characteristic expression of the participation of all the faithful in the Bishop’s of Rome charitable initiatives in favour of the universal Church.”
 
The Diocese of Meath has a Safeguarding Children Policy; you may access this on www.meathsafeguarding.ie 
 
 
 
 
 

1  22 June

     Corpus Christi

2  29 June

     The Feast of St. Peter and St. Paul

7. 7.00pm             

Martin McLoughlin

Bobby, Michael & Annie Walls

7.  7.00pm

Teeney, Patrick & Raymond Brennan

Michael & Agnes O’Hare

Christy & Christina Rooney

1  9.00am    

Mary, James & Pud O’Neill

1   9.00am

 

1  11.00am    

Cathal Dunlop

Kathleen Kenny

1   11.00am

Margaret & Luke Ralph & deceased members of the family

1  12.15pm    

Kevin White

1   12.15pm

Laura Donohue

 

    

Monday             Pat & Minnie Reynolds                          Saturday            No morning Mass

 

                       Stained Glass Windows in the Church
 
Over the years you will have noticed that the figures in the stained glass windows in the church have faded and in many cases only the outline of the figures remains. Furthermore on examination it has emerged that the lead holding the stained glass in place is in need of replacement. 
Following a decision by the Parish Finance Committee to refurbish the stained glass and leaded windows in the sanctuary and family room, tenders were sought from nine stained glass studios to carry out the work. 
Six tenders were submitted and after a detailed analysis and follow up on references, M/s Emerald Stained Glass has been appointed for the project. 
It is expected to commence work in the next week or so and it is envisaged that the work will take about 16 weeks.  We regret any inconvenience caused during this period but it is hoped that disruption will be minimal. 
As the Parish Church is a listed building, we have consulted with the Heritage and Conservation Officer for Co. Meath. She has visited the church and we are committed to carrying out the work in line with the requirements of the repair and conservation of structures that are protected under the Planning and Development Act 2000. 
 
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Franciscan Sisters of the Renewal: Looking for fellowship? Between 18 and 40? Come to our next Young Adult Group 28th June, starting at 5:15pm. Begins with Holy Hour led by the Franciscan Sisters of the Renewal followed by food, fellowship and a talk.  At the Augustinian Church, Shop St., Drogheda Town Centre.(Free car park behind Church - from Shop St. turn left before Church onto Bachelors Lane) No booking required - for more info contact Franciscan Sisters - 041 9830441
 
Lough Derg: God’s healing grace is experienced on Lough Derg in an intensity seldom encountered elsewhere. Daily boats to the Island from 10.30am until 3.00pm, seven days a week until 13th August. No booking necessary. Contact Maureen or Sharon on 0719861518 or email 
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Fr Ray Kelly the U Tube sensation with 34 million hits has agreed to perform on the 18th July in Ardcath Church in Aid of Ardcath/Clonalvy Parish Funds. A limited number of tickets will go on sale next week from committee members. Tickets €15.00 each
 
Dalgan Summer School 2014. Experiencing God in Creation under the direction of Dr John Feehan and Fr Sean McDonagh14th-17th July Price €250. To book email Elizabeth Mc Ardle at 
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Archaeological and Historical Society talk and walkabout the village of Summerhill on Sunday 22nd June with Caroline Kane. Assemble at Shaw's Pub at 2.30pm. All welcome. J. Clancy 01 8259438
 
Tidy Towns Project on Wednesday evenings at Supervalu 7.00pm to 7.30pm. Contact Jackie on 086-1271252.  One hour a week makes a huge difference. Please join us. Also we need any local tree surgeon or horticulturalist who could assist with tree shaping in certain area. 
 
The Irish Cancer Society is offering a free transport service to patients undergoing chemotherapy treatments in the following hospitals – the Mater; Tullamore; Blanchardstown; St. James’s & Tallaght. For more information, patients can contact their treatment team in the hospital or call Gail on 01 2310 566

 

 

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