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Parish Bulletin 10 June 2007


    Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath

10 June 2007

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

Eucharistic Adoration – There will be no Eucharistic Adoration in the Parish Church this Wednesday. The Holy Hour will continue as usual on Monday and Friday evening 7.30pm – 8.30pm in the Ratoath Nursing Home.


Envelope Collection for the week ending 3rd June €1,376.22

Many thanks for your support and generosity.


Ratoath Community Support Group (supporting parents of children with special or additional needs) The next meeting of the group will take place on Monday 11th June at 8.00pm in the Community Centre. If you would like more information on the group or the meetings, please contact Doreen   01 8257902 or Lisa 086 8726963




Ratoath Act Age Group; last meeting until September will be held on Friday 15th June in the Community Centre 11.00 – 1.00pm  New members welcome.


Knock Summer Youth Festival, Thursday 26th – Sunday 29th July, at Knock Shrine in Co Mayo is an opportunity for young people to take time out to reflect on their lives and what God wants. Cost is on a donation basis  accommodation and food provided. Special free buses will also be provided from certain locations. For more information contact Ann on 094 9388100 or
Sheena at 01 6753690 / 086 367 2131



 Please pray for Angela Melia (Moatlands),  Anne Power (Dublin) mother of Dominic Power Bodeen and  David Barry (Stillorgan) father of Richard Barry (Woodlands) who died during the week. May they rest in peace.



10 June    

Corpus Christi

17 June

Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time


John & Christina O’Connor


Seosainhin O’Griofa




Abbie Loughnane


Elizabeth Daniels




Harry, Gladys & George Campbell


Kevin White

& Margaret Masterson


                        Friday             Howard Flannery  9.45am


There will be no 9.45am Mass on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday in the coming  week. Mass every morning next week at 9.00am in Skryne and 10.00am in Dunshaughlin



Corpus Christi

Feast of the the Body and Blood of Christ.


"While they were eating, He took bread, said the blessing, broke it, gave it to them, and said, 'Take it; this is my body.' Then He took a cup, gave thanks, and gave it to them, and they all drank from it. He said to them, 'This is my blood of the covenant, which will be shed for many.'"


Lord Jesus Christ, you gave us the Eucharist as the memorial of your suffering and death. May our worship of this sacrament of your body and blood help us to experience the salvation you won for us and the peace of the kingdom where you live with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.



A Time of Love

As we begin to feel the warmth of summer, we celebrate some important feasts. Last Sunday we celebrated the feast of the Most Holy Trinity and today we celebrate the feast of Corpus Christi, the feasts of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary we will celebrate during the coming week. God is Love and the Sacred Heart of Jesus — present on earth in the Blessed Sacrament — is the human manifestation of God's Love for all people.


Appropriately June is considered the month for weddings where human hearts join and cooperate with the Creator in bringing forth new life. The family they create is a human reflection of the Blessed Trinity. We wish all those getting married in our parsh every blessing in their preparations.


Following Pentecost, the Church begins her slow descent from the great peaks of the Easter Season to the verdant pastures of Ordinary Time, the longest of the liturgical seasons. She pauses briefly on the first two Sundays, to praise the Holy Trinity and then the Sacrament of the Body and Blood of Christ, Corpus Christi. Like the lush June growth all around us, the green of the liturgical season points to the new life won for us by the Redemption of Jesus Christ, the new life of Charity. For Our Lord came to cast his love on the earth, and to that end, sent His Holy Spirit at Pentecost in the form of tongues of fire.

Therefore, the close of the Easter season marks the beginning of Ordinary Time, the commencement of the Church’s activity. It is the hour to "go out to all the world and tell the good news.” The feasts of June highlight this expansion of the Church. At least ten times, the Church vests in the red of the martyrs whose blood is the very seed of her growth.


We, too, are called to be witnesses like the apostles and martyrs. May the Heart of Jesus inflame our hearts so that we may be worthy of our Baptismal call to holiness.

Immaculate Heart of Mary, pray for us.


 Congratulations to Devin Lynch ( Steeplechase Green), Charlie O’Brien (Corballis Demesne) and Adam Brady (Jamestown Park) who were baptised recently.





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