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Parish Bulletin 20 August 2006

    Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath

20 August 2006


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Congratulations to Amy Roche ( Harlockstown), Samuel Malone (Leigh Valley),

Anna Duffy (Leigh Valley), Jayne Cullen (Meadowbank Hill), Sophie Barker (Mill Tree Park),

Franz Cuerquis (Moatlands), Ciara Coroner (Seagrave Hall) and  Tristan Coyne (Leigh Valley) who were baptised recently.


Please pray for Ann Somers (Baltrasna), mother of Rachel (Clonkeen) and

Nicholas (Fox Lodge Woods) and for Bridie Carolan (Kingscourt), sister of Maureen Mason (Moatlands) who died during the week. May they rest in peace.


A Mass for the people from Kerala, India will be held on this Sunday 20th August at 3.00pm

in Ashbourne Church. All welcome.


A meeting of the Board of Management of Ratoath College will take place this Wednesday 23rd August at 6.00pm in the Parochial House.


Lough Derg places are still available on the One Day Retreats. Telephone 071-9861518

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Envelope Collection for the week ending 6th & 13th August €1,776.23

Many thanks for your support and generosity.


A meeting of the P.T. T.A. will be held in St. Patrick’s Hall, Dunshaughlin on Tuesday

22nd August at 8.30pm. Pioneers who wish to join or restart a PTAA centre in Ratoath are very welcome to the meeting. Older Pioneers who wish to receive their silver or gold pins should contact Marie at 8259934



Ratoath College Notices: On Tuesday 22nd August 10.00am-12.00 noon. Uniform sales in Fairyhouse. On Tuesday 29th August 2.00pm First Years and their parents in Fairyhouse
On Wednesday 30th August 9.00am-1.00pm : Second years only
From Thursday 30th August: All students at 9.00am


County Meath VEC are running two workshops for students and their parents to give assistance on completion of their 3rd level grant application forms for 2006/07 academic year and outlining what documents should be submitted with them. Workshops will be held at VEC head offices, Abbey Road, Navan on Tuesday 22nd August from 11.00am to 12.30pm and on Tuesday 29th August from 7.00pm to 9.00pm. If you wish to attend, please ring the VEC offices at

046-9068228 to confirm which workshop you would like to attend.



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.

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Meath Archaeological and Historical Society  host a public  lecture on "The  History  of  Galtrim  and  the  Hussey  Dynasty" on  Sunday  next 20th August in  the  Church  of  Ireland  (now disused), Galtrim, at 3.00 pm. The talk will be given by Fr. Gerard  Rice  P.P.,  Kilcloon.


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Bishop Smith leads diocesan pilgrimage to Rome  12 - 22 August

On Saturday 12 August, Bishop Smith leads a group of around 80 pilgrims from the Diocese of Meath on a 10 day visit to Rome and Assisi. The group will stay at the Pontifical Irish College which is located at the centre of Rome. The Irish College has close ties to the Diocese of Meath, it being the place where St Oliver Plunkett and generations of Meath clergy have prepared for the priesthood.

The pilgrimage includes the traditional visit to the four ancient Basilicas – St Peter’s, St John Lateran, St Mary Major and St Paul’s. The group will touch the earliest life of Christian Rome, making their way to the Basilica of San Clemente and the Catacombs, which were the earliest burial ground of the Christian community in Rome, the resting place of popes and martyrs. They will receive a guided introduction to the remains of the pre-Christian Roman Empire at the Colosseum and the ancient Forum. The high points of the visit to Rome will surely include the attendance at the General Audience with Pope Benedict XVI on Wednesday 16 August and the Celebration of the Eucharist by Bishop Smith in St Peter’s Basilica.

The pilgrimage includes a number of trips outside the city including to the Benedictine monastery of Subiaco, where St Benedict began his life as a hermit, and the ancient remains of Pompeii, which was destroyed by a volcanic eruption in 79AD. On Sunday 20 August, they will make way to Assisi, visiting the tombs of St Francis and St Clare, the famous frescoes of Giotto and finishing with Mass in the Basilica of Assisi.

Looking forward to the pilgrimage, Bishop Smith said: "Every pilgrimage to Rome gives the visitor a unique insight into the living history of the Christian tradition. As we retrace the footsteps of martyrs, saints and fellow pilgrims, we have the opportunity to learn from the past and to be inspired by the story of our faith. We make this pilgrimage in a spirit of prayer, taking with us the intentions of relatives and parishioners at home, as well as the needs of the world, not least of all our continued prayer for peace in the Holy Land".


20 August

Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

27 August

Twenty First Sunday in Ordinary Time


James Reilly & Desmond Murphy


Agnes O’Hare & the Deceased members of the O’Hare family

& Liam Corcoran


Thomas & Bridget Nulty




Sean O’Carroll

& Annett Holliday


John, Jane & Christy Mulvaney


Maria O’Connor Howard

& Paddy O’Connor


Jacqueline Mannering

& Baby Padraig Turns


       Monday                Special Intention                      Tuesday               Intentions of the Smith Family

      Wednesday           Birthday Remembrance            Thursday             St. Louis Nuns

       Friday                  Thomas Kirwan












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