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Parish Bulletin 5th July 2009
Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath5 July 2009
( 01 8256207

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

  Congratulations to Matilda Kehoe (Foxlodge Manor) and Lily Dineen (Foxbrook) who were baptised recently. Please pray for Margaret Morion (Limerick), sister of Declan Noonan (Clonkeen), for Noel Newman (Ratoath Manor Nursing Home) and for Gerry O’ Reilly (formally Moulden Bridge) who died during the week. May they rest in peace. The baptismal programme for parents who have children for baptism in the near future takes place on 8th July at 8.00pm in the Parish Pastoral Centre. A Mass for the Chinese Catholic Community will take place in Sacred Heart Church, Laytown on Sunday 12th July at 2.15pm. The celebrant will be Fr. Anthony Xiao Xianbin. All welcome. Eucharistic Adoration: Wednesday from 10.00 am to 10.00pm in the family room of the church.  Meath Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes takes place from 12 - 17 September.For booking places and further information please contact Pilgrimages Abroad at 01 6359300If anyone in your parish is interested in travelling to Lourdes with the Youth Section (18 - 30 years) please contact Fr. Mark English, Dunboyne. Tel: 01 8255342.or see - youth page.   Cost €475. Knock Youth Festival:  23 - 26 July:  for more details contact Patricia McKenna at 086 0849265 or see diocesan website. Ratoath ICA will meet on Tuesday 7th July at 8.15pm in the Community Centre.  
Ratoath Junior and Senior National Schools: The Department of Education and Science has informed the Boards of Management of both schools to proceed to tender with the planned extension.  The Junior School is to get a 10 classroom extension, 3 special education tuition rooms as well as an extension to the GP room. The Senior School has been granted a 4 class room extension and 4 special education tuition rooms. A major redevelopment of the car park in the school grounds will also be undertaken at this time. When the Design Team have completed their examination of the tenders (mid August) they will then prepare a preliminary Tender Report which they will forward to the Boards of Management who in turn will forward a copy to the Department for consideration (late August).  It is hoped that when this process is complete, the Department will authorise the construction work to begin.
5  JulyFourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time12 JulyFifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Vigil7.00pmJohn & Margaret Johnson& Owen WalshVigil7.00pmMary & Joseph Elliott  
9.00amMary, Tom, & Edward Gannon& Julia & Des Toole9.00amDorothea Mates
11.00am John Looney11.00am John Butler & Deceased members of the Boshell Family
12.15pmStephen Armstrong12.15pmSarah Browne
[                                                                              Wednesday           Ryan & Cunningham Families                    Saturday           No morning MassThe Year of St. Paul concluded on 29th June


A short excerpt from the homily of Pope Benedict at the conclusion of the Year of St. Paul “The Pauline Year is drawing to a close but what will remain a part of Christian experience is the journey with Paul, with him and thanks to him getting to know Jesus, and like the Apostle, being enlightened and transformed by the gospel. And always, going beyond the circle of believers, he remains the “teacher of the Gentiles”, who seeks to bring the message of the Rison One to them all, because Christ has known and loved each one; he has died and risen for them all”.***********************************************************************************                 St. Paul                                        Words of Hope Hope does not disappoint us because the Holy Spirit has been given to us, pouring into our hearts the love of God.                                  Romans 5:5 Faith, hope and love abide, these three,but the greatest of these is love.                                          1 Corinthians 13:13 Don’t worry about anything, but in all your prayers,ask God for what you need always asking him with a thankful heart.                                 Philippians 4:6 When anyone is joined to Christ he is a new being:the old is gone, and the new has come.                                  2 Corinthians 5:17 The language of the cross may be illogical to those who are not on the way to salvation,but those who are on the way see it as God’s power to save.                                            1Corinthians 1:18 Forgetting what is behind me, I race forwardand run towards the goal, my eyes on the prizeto which God has called us from above in Christ Jesus .          Philippians 3:13-14 May God give you the power for your hidden self to grow strong, so that Christ may live in your hearts through faith,and then, planted in love and built on love,you will with all the saints have strengthto grasp the breadth and length, the height and the depth;until, knowing the love of Christ, which is beyond all knowledge,you are filled with the utter fullness of God.                           Ephesians 3:15-19

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