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Parish Bulletin 22nd June 2008
   O   Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath22 June 2008
( 01 8256207

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

 Congratulations Alex Donnelly (Cairn Court), Clodagh Router (Somerville), Joshua Mooney (Leigh Valley), Aoife Rooney (Foxlodge Woods), Jack McGinn (Finglas) Lara O’Suilleabhain (Woodlands), Eva Centorame (Foxlodge Manor) and Vincent and Lucas White (St. Oliver’s Park) who were baptised recently. Please pray for Denis Mulvihill (The Grange) and Ned Brogan (Athboy) father of Mary Timoney (Folistown) who died during the week. May they rest in peace. A meeting of the Board of Management of Ratoath Junior National School will be held on Monday 23rd June at 8.00pm in the Parish Pastoral Centre. A meeting of the Board of Management of Ratoath Senior National School will be held on Wednesday 25th June at 8.00pm in the Parish Pastoral Centre. Envelope Collection for the week ending 8th & 15th June €2,270.45 Many thanks for your support and generosity. 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 cost including all materials and lunch is €175. 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  On Sunday 22nd June, Meath Archaeological and Historical Society have arranged a guided tour led by Oliver Usher (Dip. Local History, NUIM) of Clonabreany Cemetery and Holy Well, Clonabreany House and Restored Village near Crossakeel. All are welcome. Please assemble at Clonabreany Cemetery and Holy Well at 3pm on Sunday  Friends of St. Peter’s Centre for the mentally handicapped, Castlepollard would like to express their gratitude to all who contributed so generously to their church gate collection last weekend which raised €1,208.68. 

22 June

Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time

29 June

Feast of St. Peter & St. Paul



Martin McLoughlin

& Johnnie & Mary O’Brien &

Veronica Cullen (Months Mind)



Anthony & Mary Rafferty

& Bobby Smithers (Month’s Mind)


Michael & Elizabeth Mulvaney


Margaret & Ita Ralph


Cathal Dunlop


Christy & Christine Rooney


Kathleen Kenny

& Mary & James O’Neill

Jimmy White (Months Mind)


Laura Donohue

& Michael & Agnes O’Hare

 Monday           Pat & Minnie Reynolds                         Tuesday           Joe FoxSaturday          No morning Mass  We offer the following parish guidelines for couples who wish to marry in Ratoath and guidelines from the diocese for those who plan to marry abroad. 
Getting Married in Ratoath 

Couples who plan to marry in the Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath, must fill in a booking form, obtainable from the parish office, before the wedding is booked.

 You should book your wedding at least six months before your wedding day.     All couples wishing to celebrate their marriage in Church must have completed a pre-marriage course. Visit the web site                                                                                                                                                                      

In the celebration of the marriage ceremony, the readings must be taken from scripture and all other prayers from the marriage ritual.                                     

 The music should also be appropriate to the celebration of a Sacrament. Accord has prepared a suitable CD of wedding music.                                                       www.getting married .ieThis web site is offered by Accord and as a service to all couples preparing for a Church wedding. It has a wedding timeline which highlights some points to consider at specific stages in the couples journey towards their wedding day. The site provides answers to the many questions that couples are faced with when preparing for their wedding day including information on Church expectations, essential steps, the ceremony, marriage preparation, faith and knowledge. The web site has a special section on the wedding booklet that should prove extremely useful to couples in preparing their own booklet as it outlines the various options available including vows, prayers, readings and hymns etc. This site is worth a visit.  A Wedding of Your Own by Padraig McCarty is a book published by Veritas for couples planning a Catholic wedding.*****************************************************************  Getting Married in A Catholic Church Abroad It is advisable that couples meet with priest prior making wedding arrangements  All couples wishing to celebrate their marriage abroad must firstly fill in a form available from the parish office. This form request the name of the Diocese in which the ceremony is taking place, the name of the church in which the marriage is being celebrated, the name and address of the officiating priest and the date of the ceremony.    Wedding papers will be commenced only after the couple produce a letter from the priest abroad, stating his willingness to celebrate the sacrament.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      All Church papers for weddings abroad (pre-nuptial enquiry forms) are to be completed at least six months prior to the date for the marriage.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            All papers for marriages abroad when completed in your parish are then sent to the diocesan office for onward transmission to the Diocese where the marriage is to take place.                                       In Irish law the obligation to oversee the civil registration of marriage rests with the couple.    

The civil registration of marriages differs from country to country.


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