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Parish Bulletin 8th July 2007


   Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath

8 July 2007

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

Congratulations to Megan Reynolds (Dublin) who was baptised recently.


Please offer a prayer for Rev. Tony Gonoude who will be ordained a priest for our diocese in Tullamore this Sunday afternoon.


Envelope Collection for the week ending 24th June & 1st July €2,086.09

Many thanks for your continued support and generosity.


Happy Days Summer Camp for pre-school children  9th – 13th July. Summer Dance Camp for 11-15 year olds: 9th –13th July. Tina Mation Television Workshop for 6-12 year olds:

16th – 20th July. For further details contact the Ratoath Community centre 01 6895600.  


Ben Ward, Beechwood, Lagore Road, Dunshaughlin, will again be taking part in a sponsorship cycle to Athlone in aid of the Irish Cancer Society. Help him to raise €1,000. To date Ben has raised €39,197.00 for Our Lady’s Hospital. Any donation large or small will be gratefully appreciated and can be sent to the above address or telephone 01 8256555 087 264 0061 


Three Special Needs Assistants required for Ratoath Junior National School starting 30th August 2007. Applications with references and contacts number for referees to be sent to the Chairman, Mr PJ Moran, 7, Park View, Ratoath, Co Meath before 11th July 2007.


Meath Archaeological & Historical Society. MAHS will visit Newcastle House and Gardens this Sunday, July 8th, at 2.30pm. Mairead Crinion will review the social history of Newcastle. The house of Margaret and Peter Brittain is three miles from Nobber towards Kingscourt, on the R162.

The Group continues to Kingscourt for a conducted tour of the historical sites of the town, led by local historian, John Gilmore. Assemble in the car park of St. Mary's R.C. church at 4.00pm.


We welcome Campa Le Cheile to Ratoath.                                                                                   

Campa Le Chéile is the 2007 International Camp of The Irish Girl Guides and we look forward to welcoming Guides and Girl Scouts from around the world to Ireland. 'Celebrating Cultural Diversity' will be the theme of the camp. There will be approximately 1,000 Leaders and guides attending from all over the globe.


Diocese of Meath Pilgrimage to Lourdes :12th to 17th  September 2007

Youth section (18-30)

In recent years many young people have travelled to Lourdes seeking to find out more about this famous Shrine, to lend a hand to the pilgrims who are sick or infirmed, to look for some prayer space in busy lives and still to have a good time! You may know people who have been to Lourdes or you may have no idea at all about it; no matter what, this is a trip that will make a difference to you and create new friendships. Lourdes is a sacred place where people have come to since 1858 now it s your turn. We stay at the Youth Village and total cost for flights etc is € 450.00 More details to follow and there will be a gathering of the group in mid August, which will provide a get-to-know-you chance! Booking Form is available on Diocesan Website - Further information from: Fr. Mark English, Youth Director, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath. Tel: 044-9348338 email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


                                                 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time





Today’s gospel story shows us that mission is for everyone; the clergy as well as the laity. Luke’s story is his way of emphasizing the universal scope of the message of Christ. What role are the laity supposed to play in fulfilling the mission of Christ? The role of the laity is two fold: Prayer and active lay involvement. It is not a question of doing either one or the other. Every Christian is called to participate in the spreading  of the message of Christ through a commitment to prayer and a commitment to action. Pray as if everything depends on God, work as if everything depends on you



Important Dates for 2008

Confirmation      Saturday 5th April 2008 at 11.00am and 3.00pm



First Communion

Ratoath Junior N.S. on Saturday 10th and Saturday 17th May 2008.

Ceremonies on both Saturdays at 10.30am and 12.30pm.


Rathbeggan N.S. on Saturday 24th May 2008 at 11.00am







People are unreasonable, illogical and self-centred

Love Them Anyway


If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives

Do Good Anyway


If you are successful, you win false friends and true enemies,

Succeed Anyway


The good you do will be forgotten tomorrow,

Do Good Anyway


Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable,

Be Honest and Frank Anyway


What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight,

Build Anyway


People really need help but may attack you if you help them,

Help people Anyway


Give the world the best you have and you’ll get kicked in the teeth,

Give the World The Best You’ve Got Anyway


MotherTeresa: From the book A Simple Path


8 July  

Fourteenth Sunday in ordinary Time

15 July

Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time


John & Margaret Johnson &

Mary, Tom & Edward Gannon


James & Annie Nolan

& Dorothy Mates


Michael & Nan Killian


Leslie Andrews


Deceased members of the Boshell family


John Looney

& Margaret, Patrick, & Mike King


Henry & Mary Foran & deceased members of the Foran family

& Angela Melia (Months Mind)


Frank & Elizabeth Kellett & deceased members of the Kellett family


                                Tuesday                       Julia & Desmond Toole


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