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Parish Bulletin 21st June 2009
Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath21 June 2009
( 01 8256207

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

  Congratulations to Stephen Heffernan (Ballyhack), Aisling Shevlin (Curraha Road), Oisin O’Riordan (Seagrave Hall), Emma McTiernan (Coill Beag), Megan Infanger (The Old Mill), Jamie Winston (Mruigtuaithe) and Ryan Dharsan (St. Oliver’s Park) who were baptised recently. Please pray for Kate Flanagan (Carrick on Shannon), mother of Dan Flanagan and Ann Killian (Ballybin Road) who died during the week. May she rest in peace. Meath Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes takes place from 12 - 17 September.For booking places and further information please contact Pilgrimages Abroad at 01 6359300 Purchase of school books/uniforms for Ratoath N.S will take place in the gym hall of Senior school on Thursday 25th from 9-4pm. All books and uniforms can be purchased on the day with payment by cheque or cash only. Contact Ratoath books@ 8027277 and Blondelles @8257711 Summer Camp at The Old Mill Montessori School for children aged 3 to 6 years. Contact Siobhan on 085-1316908 “Gymboree Play and Music" Summer Camps at Fairyhouse Racecourse. Weekly throughout the Summer, commencing Monday 6th July. Suitable for children aged 3-6 1/2 years old. Activities include gym, music, art, drama and sport. Cost €100  (Discounts available for multiple bookings.)

Book now on 01-8259402.

 Get on your bike! Meath Heritage Cycle Tour July 5th  - 3 routes to choose from including "Family Spin" great day out for everyone. Aisling Group International Charity - for the prevention of drug & alcohol abuse in young people & families is one of the charities to benefit from the proceeds of the cycle. Register on line or for details contact Jacinta/Deirdre @ 046-9074300 /  Ashbourne CCÉ's end of year concert takes place in the Venue Theatre Ratoath on Friday 26th  June at 8.30pm.  Featuring young branch musicians with special guests Tommy Keane & Jacqueline Mc Carthy.  All Welcome.  Community Education Service, Co Meath VEC is offering community groups and organisations courses during the summer. Courses on offer include Digital Photography, Internet & Email, Committee Skills, Confidence Building and  Cooking for Fun. For further information phone 046 9068285/046 9068286 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  Ratoath Heart Safe Initiative. Next meeting July 1st at 8pm in Community Centre. For information contact Cathy McDonagh 087 2200446 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  The first meeting of the Ratoath Dyslexia Support Group for parents/guardians of children with dyslexia will take place on 22nd June at 8pm in the Ratoath Junior National School. Parents with children in all schools are welcome – both primary and secondary, in or outside the parish. For further information contact Suzanne McManus 086 8529487.    Dunshaughlin and District Historical Society Walk and Talk around Culmullen and district on Sunday evening 14th June given by Niall O’Riordan. Meeting at Culmullen Church at 7.00pm.        Excerpt from Pope Benedict homily as he inaugurates the                                                      Year for Priests On the Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus on Friday 19 June, I have decided to inaugurate a “Year for Priests” in celebration of the 150th anniversary of the death  of John Mary Vianney, the Curé of Ars the patron saint of parish priests worldwide.                         This Year, meant to deepen the commitment of all priests to interior renewal for the sake of a more forceful and incisive witness to the Gospel in today’s world, will conclude on the same Solemnity in 2010.                                                                          "The priesthood is the love of the heart of Jesus”, the saintly Curé of Ars would often say. This touching expression makes us reflect, first of all, with heartfelt gratitude on the immense gift which priests represent, not only for the Church, but also for humanity itself. I think of all those priests who quietly present Christ’s words and actions each day to the faithful and to the whole world, striving to be one with the Lord in their thoughts and their will, their sentiments and their style of life. How can I not pay tribute to their apostolic labours, their tireless and hidden service, their universal charity? And how can I not praise the courageous fidelity of so many priests who, even amid difficulties and incomprehension, remain faithful to their vocation as “friends of Christ”, whom he has called by name, chosen and sent?I recall the countless priests whom I have met and continue to meet, men generously dedicated to the daily exercise of their priestly ministry. Yet the expression of Saint John Mary also makes us think of Christ’s pierced Heart and the crown of thorns which surrounds it. I am also led to think, therefore, of the countless situations of suffering endured by many priests, either because they themselves share in the manifold human experience of pain or because they encounter misunderstanding from the very persons to whom they minister. How can we not also think of all those priests who are offended in their dignity, obstructed in their mission and persecuted, even at times to offering the supreme testimony of their own blood?There are also, sad to say, situations which can never be sufficiently deplored where the Church herself suffers as a consequence of infidelity on the part of some of her ministers. Then it is the world which finds grounds for scandal and rejection. What is most helpful to the Church in such cases is not only a frank and complete acknowledgment of the weaknesses of her ministers, but also a joyful and renewed realization of the greatness of God’s gift, embodied in the splendid example of generous pastors, religious afire with love for God and for souls, and insightful, patient spiritual guides. ..
21 JuneTwelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time28  JuneThirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Vigil7.00pmJohnny & Mary O’Brien & Teenie, Patrick, & Raymond BrennanVigil7.00pmMartin McLoughlin& Christopher & Christina Rooney
9.00amThomas & Brendan Campbell9.00amMargaret & Ita Ralph
11.00amAnthony & Mary Rafferty11.00amMark Stanley (Month’s Mind)& Kathleen Kelly
12.15pmMary & James O’NeillMargaret Masterson12.15pmLaura DonohueMichael & Agnes O’Hare
[                                                Monday             Joseph Fox                          Tuesday            Pat & Minnie Reynolds         Thursday            Eileen Digan                            Saturday No morning Mass

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