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Parish Bulletin 17 June 2007


    Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath

17 June 2007

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

   Eucharistic adoration continues in the Parish Church this Wednesday. The holy     

   Hour in the nursing home  will be on Monday  and Friday evening 7.30pm – 





Missionaries of the Sacred Heart have launched a website at  Apart from information about MSC missionary work, the site contains daily Catholic news updates, the Sunday Mass readings, and links to other Catholic sites. It is a good source of information.


St Finian’s College, Mullingar is closing its boarding school on 22nd June 2007. To mark the occasion, past pupils and their families are welcome to visit the college on Sunday 24th June from 1.00pm-6.00pm

Congratulations to Lauren Lahart (Milltree Park) Grace Kelly ( Foxlodge Woods) Oran Tomkins ( Woodlands Hall) Aidan Doyle ( Foxlodge Manor) Daniel and Michael Coleman (Steeplechase Green) Who were baptised recently.



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


Coming to the Venue Theatre: Meath County Council Arts Office together with Darklight present Short Films and Animations on Wednesday 20th June at 6.00pm. Suitable for ages 12 and over. Admission Free.

Please pray for Margaret Browne ( Ratoath Nursing Home)  & Sean Corscadden father of Eimear Moran Dunshaughlin Road who died during the week.

May they rest in peace.



Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

24 June

The Birth of John the Baptist


Seosainhin O’ Griofa

&  Nuala Millington


Teeny, Patrick & Raymond Brennan & John & Mary O’Brien


Abbie Loughnane


Thomas & Brendan Campbell


Michael Brady


Cathal Dunlop

& Kathleen Kenny


Kevin White

& Margaret Masterson


James & Mary O’Neill

& Christopher Rooney


                        Saturday                    Pat & Minnie Reynolds 11.00am


Eleventh Sunday of Ordinary Time



 Now there was a sinful woman in the city who learned that he was at table in the house of the Pharisee. Bringing an alabaster flask of ointment, she stood behind him at his feet weeping and began to bathe his feet with her tears. Then she wiped them with her hair, kissed them, and anointed them with the ointment (Luke 7:37-38





A well-known speaker started off his seminar by holding up a €20 note.
In the room of 200, he asked, “Who would like this €20 note?
Hands started going up.
He said, “I am going to give this €20 to one of you but first, let me do this.”
He proceeded to crumple the dollar bill up.
He then asked, “Who still wants it?”
Still the hands were up in the air.
“Well,” he replied, “What if I do this?”
And he dropped it on the ground and started to grind it into the floor with his shoe. He picked it up, now all crumpled and dirty.
Now who still wants it?”


“My friends, you have all learned a very valuable lesson. Because it did not decrease in value. It was still worth €20. Many times in our lives, we are dropped, crumpled, and ground into the dirt by the decisions we make and the circumstances that come our way. We feel as though we are worthless. But no matter what has happened or what will happen, you will never lose your value in God’s eyes. To Him, dirty or clean, crumpled or finely creased, you are still priceless to Him.


Almighty God, our hope and our strength,

without you we falter.

Help us to follow Christ and to live according to your will.



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