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Parish Bulletin 11th May 2008
 O   Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath11 May 2008
( 01 8256207

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

  Cemetery Sunday is on Sunday 25th May beginning at 5.00pm with evening prayer for the dead in the church, followed by the rosary and blessing of the graves. The Legion of Mary will recite the Rosary at Our Lady’s Grotto (opposite the church) at 3.00pm during the month of May. Envelope Collection for the week ending 27th April & 4th May €2,630.35 Many thanks for your continued support and generosity. Next Sunday (Trinity Sunday) is a blue offering day. 

The Parish Baptismal Programme on Wednesday 14th at 8.00pm in the Parish Pastoral Centre.


Congratulations to Sean O’Dwyer (Steeplechase Green), Hayley Hui (Steeplechase Green),

Aaron Reidy (Meadowbank Hill), Elena Johnston (Seagrave Perk) and

Pia McAllister (Brownstown) who were baptised recently.

 Nobber Parish Pilgrimage to Rome and San Giovanni from August 5th to 12th. Staying at the Irish College. If interested contact 057- 9355050 (mornings only)  

Bingo every Sunday Night in the GAA clubhouse Brownstown at 8.30pm

 Ratoath/Rathbeggan Community Games Swimming Competition will take place this Sunday 11th May at 6.30pm at St Vincent de Paul's Swimming Pool, Navan Road. Registration on the day. The Venue Theatre presents an evening with Don Baker on Saturday 17th May at 8.00pm. Admission €20. For booking phone box office at Ratoath Community Centre on 01- 6895600 The Annual Bedding Plant Sale will take place on this Sunday 11th May, in The Parish Hall, Dunshaughlin, 9am – 6pm in aid of Culmullen National School. All welcome – admission is free.

Thanks to all who supported the tea day in aid of the Alzheimer’s Society on Saturday at

Fox Lodge. We raised €1,280 on the day. Many thanks, Maire Ryan.


During June and July, the Community Education Service of Co. Meath VEC is offering a wide variety of courses to local Community & Voluntary Groups and organisations. The courses are flexible in their delivery time and location. Courses on offer will include digital photography, committee skills, yoga, suicide awareness and dealing with depression, cooking for fun, flower arranging and many more. For more information contact 046- 9068288

 Meath Field Name Survey (a joint project of MAHS, IFA and Meath Library Service) is holding a meeting in the Ardboyne Hotel, Navan on Tuesday 13th May at 8.00pm    

11 May

Pentecost Sunday

18 May

Trinity Sunday



Jack Dorney

& Mick O’Mahony



Padraig O’Malley

& Mary & Patrick Wall


Susan Timmins


John & Helena Donnelly


Thomas O’Flaherty


John McIntyre & Michael McMahon


David Mulvaney


Hanna Ryan & Dick Donnelly


   Monday                  Thomas & Frances Everard          

Saturday                 First Communion for Denise King’s Class at 10.30am

                               First Communion for Ann Marie O’Donnell and Sarah Brophy’s classes at 12.30pm       Pentecost Sunday
As the Father sent me, so I am I sending you. Today we remember the birth of the Church, the day we give thanks to Godfor being part of the work of Jesus, sent among us from the love of God,sent within us to share the love of God. The bravest of all life’s calls is to love, to say Yes to the call to love husband or wife, children; to say Yes to the call to love the large family of God’s people.A call to all, married or single, priest, religious. The birth of the Church is like celebrating the birth of someone we love:we celebrate who the person is, not the ideal of what the person might be;we give thanks for the person’s past, rejoice in another’s present life, and hope for the future. We do that this day as Christians: celebrate our Church as it is,with its sinful members and its saints, with its weak and its strong, with its young and its old. We celebrate the good done for many centuries by people who tookjoyfully to their hearts,As the Father sent me, so I am sending you.       (Donal Neary S.J.)************************************************************************* 

The Month of May is traditionally devoted to Our Lady

 “Mary understood that in her are fulfilled the promises made to the patriarchs, the words of the prophets who foretold that Christ would be born of the virgin, and the hopes of our forefathers who yearned for his coming. No human being knows with which fondness and zeal, humility and reverence, love and devotion, she fulfilled this charge: it is known to God who tries the minds and hearts to God, who weighs the spirits. Often – we may imagine – forgetting food and drink, ignoring the body’s needs, she would spend sleepless nights, her mind and eyes alike intent on Christ who was here whole desire, the object of her adoration. There where her treasure was, there too her heart, and where her glory was, there was her awareness focused”.                           (Amedeus of Lausanne)             

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