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Parish Bulletin 15th June 2008

   O  Holy Trinity Church Ratoath

             15 June 2008

( 01 8256207

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

 Standing Orders for May  €4,980.94. Many thanks for your continued support and generosity.    

Ratoath GAA Football Club Camp 2008 All girls & boys welcome, 6-12yrs- 5th - 8th August, limited spaces available. Closing date for applications 21st June. Application forms in Club House or contact Brian 086 171 3968 or Shane 086 609 8555.

 Ratoath GAA: Family bbq (Steak & burgers ). Kids disco(6.00pm to 7.30pm) & live music on Saturday 21st June. Mixed kids matches starts @ 4.00pm

Ratoath Musical Society presents a two day HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL workshop – June 21st and 22nd in the Venue Theatre. A professional production team will teach numbers from the show – boys and girls age 9 and upwards. Places limited. Further details please text 085)1608552 or e-  mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Introduction to Photography A 3 day course for 15 - 18 year olds will run in Drumree from Monday June 30th to Wednesday July 2nd from 10:30am to 3:30pm. The course will be an introduction to black & white film and digital photography with the use of a fully equipped darkroom and photographic studio. The cost including all materials and lunch is €175. Places are very limited! For more information, please contact Laura Faherty on 087 9294938 or 01 8259965 

The Carers Association: Invites you to join the “Care in the Home Course” (accredited by City & Guilds Institute, London)  for family carers and those wishing to pursue a career in Caring. In the Carers Resource Centre Blanchardstown starting September 2008. cost to family carers €50.00 non family carers €475.00. for more information call Michelle or Jacqueline at 01 8119564  

Congratulations to Sam Wilson (Peacockstown) Naimh Buchanan (Woodlands) Ross McNally (Foxlodge Manor) Cliodhna Kelly (Jamestown Park) andEibhlin Whelan (Woodlands Park) who were baptised recently. 

Please pray for David Colfer (Kilrue) and  Bobby Wall (Glascarn Lane) who died during the week. May they rest in peace. 

15 June

Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

22 June

Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time



Thomas & Kathleen Madden

& John, Christine & Lily O’Connor



Martin McLoughlin

& Johnnie & Mary O’Brien &

Veronica Cullen (Months Mind)


Thomas & Brendan Campbell

& Mary & Paddy Cassidy


Michael & Elizabeth Mulvaney


Mick, Molly & Lizzie Mannering

& Sarah, Hugh & Gabriel Nolan


Cathal Dunlop


Margaret Masterson


Kathleen Kenny & Mary & James O’Neill

Jimmy White (Months Mind)


Monday           Stephen Hayes                         Tuesday           Josephine O’Griofa

Wednesday      John Eiffe


11th Sunday in Ordinary Time



   “At t he sight of the crowds, Jesus' heart was moved with pity for them because they were troubled and abandoned, like sheep without a shepherd. Then he said to his disciples, "The harvest is abundant but the labourers are few; so ask the master of the harvest to send out labourers for his harvest" (Matt 9:36-38). 

The Lord has a plan for each of us; he calls each one of us by name. Our task is to learn how to listen, to perceive his call, to be courageous and faithful in following him and, when all is said and done, to be found trustworthy servants who have used well the gifts given us.But practically what does this mean? Well at some level it involves a felt attraction to the vision and message of Jesus, and a desire to use ones energies for the kind of ministry that he was about. The call to vocation in the church is a call to use your gifts and talents and abilities to build up the Kingdom of God, depending upon his divine help and inspiration. Vocation then is a generous and radical giving of oneself to the service of our brothers and sisters.  The call to priesthood is the call to give your life to making Christ’s presence real through the sacraments and especially through the Eucharist. Priesthood is a challenge today. Priesthood takes courage today. However priesthood brings with it the knowledge that you will make a profound difference to the lives of all those you come into contact with. We have only one life, if that life is lived out in priesthood then it will be a life well spent. 

 “Through baptism God calls us all to follow Christ. Calls us to live according to the Gospel. Calls us to be holy. People respond to this call in many different ways. Some people follow this calling through religious life. Such a call may come as a sense of longing for something more; a desire to commit one's life completely to Christ; wanting to be of service to others in and through the Church; a suggestion or invitation from another. God's call to each of us is as personal and individual as we are, but it is always a call to love, to freedom, to fullness of life.”                   Pope BenedictXVI  

Prayer for Guidance 

“If you are what you should be, you will set the whole world ablaze!”
– St. Catherine of Siena

Lord, I know that you love me and have great plans for me.
But sometimes I am overwhelmed by the thought of my future.
Show me how to walk forward one day at a time.

May I hear your call to a life which will allow me
to love as only I can, and allow me to serve others
with the special gifts you have given me.


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