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Parish Bulletin 6th July 2008
   O   Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath6 July 2008
( 01 8256207

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

 Youth 2000 Summer Festival, Clonmacnois, Co Offaly, Thursday 14th – Sunday 17th August 2008. For young people age 16-35, an opportunity not to be missed to experience the Catholic faith and meet many new friends. Donation only. Free buses available from around the country. To book a seat please visit the For more information contact 01 675 3690 Just bring a sleeping bag and wellies! Over 18’s may like to bring their own tent. Benefit Concert in aid of St Bakhita’s Fund for Ethiopian Children  on 20th July at 8.00pm in the Cathedral of Christ The King, Mullingar. Performers, Schola Gregoriana St Patrick’s College Maynooth, Grainne Conroy, International Soprano, with special guest Liam Lawton.  St Vincent de Paul: Holy Trinity Conference in Ratoath are holding their mid year church gate collection  (which was cancelled on the weekend of 7th June) on weekend of 19th & 20th July. Please help your local community and give generously. Ceili Mor Ratoath GAA Club:on Friday July 11th kicking off at 8 45pm. A great night of fun and dancing for people of all ages. Tickets available from Michelle 086 3788874 or Colum 087 6858244 or at the door 8 or 5 with concession. At Last, A 2nd Foróige Club in Ratoath!A Foróige Information Night will be held on Thursday 10th July from 7.30 – 8.30pm in the Theatre at the Ratoath community centre. You will have an opportunity to find out about the new club And there is still time to sign up as a volunteer. This is a very exciting opportunity particularly for people who have moved into the area and want to meet people and make friends. This in an invitation for adults wanting to find out more, parents of teenagers aged 12-18yrs and anyone over 18yrs who is interested in volunteering their time. Foróige is a National Youth Development Organization which aims to enrich the lives of young people.  For further information on this, please contact Joe-Anne O’Brien, Regional Youth Officer, 086 6579606, or by email, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  Preparations of the Local Area plans for Ashbourne and Ratoath. Meath County Council is proposing to make local area plans for Ashbourne and Ratoath. To ensure that the new plans reflect the broad wishes of local community, the general public is invited to attend informal public consultation  regarding the plans in Ratoath Community Centre on Thursday 17th July from 6.00pm to 8.00pm   Have you ever wanted to sing? Kathryn Smith Academy of Singing & Theatre Ratoath and Dunboyne. Now Enrolling for New Term late September. Professional/Pastime or just for Fun!Voice production/breathing & singing techniques. Also - Preparation for Leaving/Junior Cert/Audition. Exams available & purely optional. P.S. Why let the kids have all the fun! Come enjoy our adult singing class in relaxed and informal surroundings. Young and old – we all have a voice.Information & application forms -Tel 01/6303062 – Mobile 087 251 9771 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it 

The Year of St. Paul

28th June 2008- 29th June 2009 to mark the bimillennium of his birth

 Pope Benedict XVI has expressed the hope that the Pauline year will intensify ecumenical efforts and deepen the Church’s understanding of the life and teaching of the Apostle. He hopes, too, that it will become a catalyst, especially for the people of Europe, to re-discover the values inherited from the wisdom of Hellenistic culture and the gospel of which Paul was a unique representative.Paul’s lasting contribution to Christian theology was the crafting of a language in which to speak of God that drew on the rich repository of Jewish biblical tradition and language of Greek philosophy and culture.Paul wrestled with the intricacies of God’s purpose in history, his self revelation in his Son, and above all the implications of Christ’s death and resurrection for the everyday life of the believer. If he is ignored and abused today, he would not be surprised! He suffered far worse in his own day. But he surely deserves to be accorded the status that he would never have claimed, and recognised as the greatest and the most influential of all Christian theologians.
You can visit the official website for the Year of St Paul  by logging on to
   Congratulations to Kevin Callaghan (Corbillis Demense), Harry Parks (Fox Lodge Woods), Ryan Slattery (Ongar, Dublin 15), Charlie O’Hare (Coill Beag) and Alannah Foley (Rathbeggan) who were baptised recently. Please pray for May Fagan (Ardpatrick Road), mother of Philip Fagan (Fairyhouse Lodge) who died recently. May she rest in peace. Eucharistic Adoration every Wednesday from 10.00am to 10.00pm in the Parish Church The baptismal programme will take place on Wednesday next 9th July at 8.00pm in the Parish Pastoral Centre. Envelope Collection for the week ending 22nd & 29th June €2,049.96Many thanks for your continued support and generosity. 

6 July

Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

 13 July

Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time



John & Margaret Johnson

Tommy & David Lynch



Bobby Wall (Months Mind)

& Michael, Rose, & James Doran


Mary Gannon


Molly & Paddy O’Neill

& Bridie Dolan


Boshell Family

& David Colfer (Month’s Mind)


Dorothy Mates & John Looney

Rose Hickey (Months Mind)


Stephen Armstrong


Sarah Browne

& Jim Coss


Monday             Julie Balvin                                             Tuesday             Julia & Desmond Toole                    

Thursday           Sheila O’Donnell                            

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