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Parish Bulletin 31st May 2009
Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath31 May 2009
( 01 8256207

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

We pray for all those who have suffered abuse of any kind: that the Lord of all tenderness and compassion will restore them and give them peace. We pray that we may become more and more a community     that actively cares for and protects the most vulnerable sections of our society. We pray for the Spirit of wisdom:                                             that it will enlighten the minds of all people                               and lead to a growth in awareness and determination to put an end to all acts of violence and abuse.
We thank all our parishioners who prepared and tended to their family plots, so that the cemetery looked so well for our Cemetery devotions on Sunday.                    We are most grateful to the generosity of all who contributed to the collection at the end of the cemetery prayers, which raised €4,350.
The annual Anointing of the Sick will take place next Sunday (7th June) at the 11.00am and 12.15pm Mass. If you know of anyone who might like to receive this sacrament you might inform them and if they need assistance to be brought to the church, perhaps you might oblige.
 Congratulations to Reuben Surgenor (Dunshaughlin), Jessica Smyth (Moulden Bridge), Alexander McCormack (Woodlands Hall), Chloe Smyth (Steeplechase Hill), James Goggin (Glebe Park) and Lauren Brady (Elgarstown) who were baptised recently. Please pray for Mark Stanley (Somerville) and for Eugene McNamara (Roscommon), brother of Eilish O’ Sullivan (Kilbride Rd) who died during the week. May they rest in peace.  Envelope Collection for the week ending 17th & 24th May €1,799.51 Many thanks for your continued support and generosity. The sick and the housebound will be attended to in their homes on Thursday and Friday this week. “The priority that stands above all others today is to make God present in this world and to reveal to the eyes of all people the path to God”                                                                                      Pope Benedict XV1      Ratoath Parish Youth Team will meet on Monday 8th June upstairs in the Parish centre at 7.30pm. All welcome Youth Retreat 18-38 years: celebrate the weekend of Corpus Christi with other young people. Dowdstown House Dalgan Park on 12-14th June Friday evening –Sunday afternoon. Donation: €55.00( full board) Contact Sr Una 090 6481666 or Kieran 087 9711162 
Are you a Family Carer? We have services you can avail of including Drop in Centre for information, Home Respite Services, Training Courses, Support Groups. Contact Blanchardstown Cares Association, Marian House, Main Street, Blanchardstown tel 01 8119555 /8119564email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  Dunshaughlin Community College Reunion – Leaving Certificate Combined Years 1997,98 and 99. Catch up with old friends at TheHugh De Lacey Suite in Knightsbrook Hotel, Trim at 8.00pm on 4th July. Book your tickets at or for more details contact Declan Fahy “Reggie” on 086 8600252 Ratoath Musical Society is proud to present 'Gotta Sing, Gotta Dance - a Musical Celebration' at the Venue theatre from June 4th with renowned Soprano Katherine Smith, for 4 performances only, including a Gala Benefit Event on June 7th with proceeds to Ratoath Scouts and People4People. Booking at 016895600 or online at Further information from 085 1608552 or " Ratoath Meals on Wheels. Do you have any "time" to spare? If yes, would you be willing to volunteer some of your free time to help with meal delivery for Ratoath Meals on Wheels. Please contact Regina at 087-2680182" 
Navan Cycling Club 50k cycle in aid of Aisling Group International Charity on 13th June. Starts at Teach Na Teanhrach (formerly Balreask Pub), Trim Rd., Navan via Trim, Athboy and finish in Dunderry. Cyclists are invited to join in for part or all of cycle. Contact Matt 087 2577896 for details or be at start before 11a.m.  Start:11.00a.m.
Uni Slim open in the Residents Hotel Ashbourne  Tuesdays 10.00am and 7.00pm and in Ratoath GAA clubhouse Brownstown Thursday morning one hour 10.15am - 11.15am.  086 2246353
Ratoath ICA will meet on Tuesday 2nd June in the Community Centre at 8.15pm.
Ratoath Community Support Group (supporting parents of children with special or additional needs).The group meets once a month on the second Tuesday of the month (during school terms)The next meeting is on Tuesday 9th June at 8pm in the Community Centre (Boardroom). Newcomers very welcome! For more information, please contact Doreen on 8257902 ************************************************************************************************       
  31 MayPentecost Sunday7  JuneTrinity Sunday
Vigil7.00pmMaureen & Vincent Byrne& Grace FlynnVigil7.00pmJohn O’Rourke& Colin McCann
9.00amMargaret McGovern9.00am 
11.00amFrank Mason  & Andy Eiffe11.00amMolly , Elizabeth & Michael Mannering
12.15pmCarmel & Paddy McMahon& Bobby Smithers12.15pmDavid Colfer& Henry, Gladys & George Campbell
[                         Monday         Special Intention (Ratoath Manor Nursing Home at 11.00am)             Friday            Mass for all those on the Parish List of the Dead           Saturday         No morning Mass

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