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Parish Bulletin 13 August 2006

    Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath

13 August 2006


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Congratulations to Amelie Palmer ( Foxlodge Manor),

Aine Bresnam (Foxbrook), Sean Harte (Woodlands),

Cameron Keogh (Ashbourne), Caoimhe Donnelly (Lagore),

Cara O’Sullivan (Fox Lodge Woods) and 

Margaret Gallagher (Bodeen) who were baptised recently.


Please pray for Maureen O’Driscoll (nee O’Neill) and Ned Corcoran (Roscommon), father of Nuala Callaghan (Curragha Road) who died during the week. May they rest in peace.


Tuesday is the Feast of the Assumption of Mary.

It is a holy day of obligation. The Vigil Mass is on Monday evening at 7.00pm

and the Masses on Tuesday are at 9.00am and 11.00am.


Eucharist Adoration every Wednesday in the Parish Church from 10.00am to 10.00pm


Envelope Collection for the week ending 23rd & 30th July €1,816.38

Standing Orders for July €6,277.35 Many thanks for your continued support and generosity.


A Mass in the Polish Language will take place in Ashbourne Parish Church on Sunday 13th August at 8.00pm and a Mass for the people from Kerala, India will be held on Sunday 20th August at 3.00pm in Ashbourne Church. All welcome.


Lough Derg places are still available on the One Day Retreats. The last day for beginning the Three Day Pilgrimage is Sunday 13th August. Telephone 071-9861518

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                                                   Ratoath College


          Tuesday 22nd August 10.00am-12.00 noon. Uniform sales in Fairyhouse.

          Tuesday 29th August 2.00pm First Years and their parents in Fairyhouse

         Wednesday 30th August 9.00am-1.00pm : Second years only

         From Thursday 30th August: All students at 9.00am



RUGBY’s Back. Ratoath RFC are pleased to announce registration for the 06/07 season will take place in Ratoath Community Centre on Sunday 13th August from 1.00pm till 5.00pm.  All those wishing to participate (boys and girls), please bring a copy of your birth certificate and two passport photographs.  Regular training will begin again on Saturday the 19th August at the club.  We look forward to seeing you at our registration day and playing rugby throughout the year. 


Val Russell Coaches will be resuming the daily service from Ratoath to Dundalk IT.

Booking essential. If you wish to avail of the service please telephone 042-9667276.

Visit for details


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Pope disappointed about ignored Middle East peace calls

Pope Benedict XVI renewed his appeal for peace in the Middle East and said he was deeply disappointed that calls for an immediate cease-fire in Lebanon had been ignored.

Peace is both a gift of God and the product of political commitment, and all people of good will have a duty to work for an end to hostilities, the pope said on Sunday.

Several hundred pilgrims applauded the pope as he spoke from the balcony of his summer residence in Castel Gandolfo outside Rome. In a talk that marked the feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord, the pope said Christ's salvation was sorely needed in a world threatened by the "shadows of evil," including fratricidal conflict in the Middle East.

"We well know that peace is first of all a gift of God, to implore with insistence in prayer, but at this moment I also want to recall that peace is the task of all people of good will. Let no one shrink from this duty!" he said.

"Faced with the bitter fact that up to now the calls for an immediate cease-fire in that martyred region have been disregarded, I feel impelled to renew my pressing appeal to that effect, asking everyone to offer their real contribution to the construction of a just and lasting peace," he said.

Pope Benedict donated two ambulances and emergency medical supplies to Caritas Lebanon; the U.N.'s World Food Program announced the papal gifts were placed on a cargo ship and left the port of Brindisi, Italy, on Monday. The ship was supposed to go to Cyprus to take on more supplies, then sail to Beirut.

"What everyone needs is peace. There are moral forces ready to help people understand that the only solution is that we must live together," he said.

He said the Vatican's actions and his own appeals were designed to mobilise all the potential forces of peace.

"Politicians must find a way to make this happen as quickly as possible and above all in a lasting manner," he said.                                                         (Source CNS)


13 August

Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

20 August

Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time




James Reilly & Desmond Murphy


Joseph, Patrick & Elizabeth Cannon



Thomas & Bridget Nulty


Betty & Jimmy Mannering

& Molly Maher


Sean O’Carroll

& Annett Holliday


Christopher Donnelly

& Paddy Melia


Maria O’Connor Howard

& Paddy O’Connor


   Monday               Anne Kerrigan

   Tuesday               Special Intention (9.00am)

                               Deceased Members of the Harding Family (11.00am)

   Wednesday          Special Intention                                            Friday                 Birthday Remembrance










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