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Parish Bulletin 26th July 2009

Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath

26 July 2009

( 01 8256207

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




Eucharistic Adoration: Wednesday from 10.00 am to 10.00pm in the family room of the church.


Envelope Collection for the week ending 12th & 19th July €1,678.23

Many thanks for your continued support and generosity.


Youth 2000 Summer Festival, Clonmacnois, Co Offaly, Thursday 13th – Sunday 16th August 2009. For young people 16-35, an opportunity not to be missed to experience the catholic faith and meet new friends. Donation only. Free buses available from around the country, just bring a sleeping bag and wellies. For more information, contact 086 3025442 01 01 6753690 or check out our website:


Meath Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes (Invalid Fund) would like to thank everyone who contributed so generously to their recent church gate collection which raised €1,200.00  



Ratoath Vincent de Paul: New contact mobile telephone number is 087 987 5641


Pathways - an opportunity to participate in the Pathways Course All Hallows College, Drumcondra Dublin 9. No written work, no exams, just come along and enjoy. There is also a new Adult Learning BA for Personal and Professional Development which is validated and accredited by DCU. For more information email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  or phone  01-8520700



Aisling Group Nordic Cycle  Cycle tour takes place in Sweden 23rd - 27th September. Route will take in the beautiful city of Stockholm. Details: Aisling Group International Charity, 0469074300, 0876728197, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Web:


 The Kathryn Smith Academy, Ratoath, now enrolling for New Term. Introducing new classes in Speech & Drama, Singing & Musical Theatre for all grades & standards.  Preparation for Junior/Leaving Cert &  Audition. Exams available and purely optional. Why should the kids have all the fun? Come enjoy our adult day & evening singing classes, including our new MALE  SINGING CLASS, in relaxed & informal surroundings, young or old – we all have a voice. Information & application forms - Tel 0872519771 or (01 6303062)   or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Customers of Ratoath Pharmacy whose medicines are due to be refilled in the first week of August, can collect their supply before the 31st July. Please phone ahead, to avoid being delayed.

01 8257440


Meath Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock - Sunday August 9th 2009 Fitzpatrick's bus will leave Dunshaughlin Church at 8am and Dunboyne church at 8.30am. Cost €20. To reserve a place on the bus, please contact Rena 086 0865128 or May 8250139.



Lagore Road Community Childcare Ltd. Dunshaughlin, has progressed very well since we turned the sod on January 31st this year. Presently the project is in the final stages of completion. For parents who might have missed initial booking of places, we are offering you a final opportunity to register your  child on Thurs Aug 6th  from 6pm to 8pm upstairs in the Community Centre Dunshaughlin. In order to register please have available your child’s immunisation records and your child’s birth date. Further information from Committee chairperson Ellen Cogavin 0879400491

        Excerpt from the Encyclical Letter of Pope Benedict              “Caritas in Veritate” on the current economic crises.                         

The economic development that Paul VI hoped to see was meant to produce real growth, of benefit to everyone and genuinely sustainable. It is true that growth has taken place, and it continues to be a positive factor that has lifted billions of people out of misery — recently it has given many countries the possibility of becoming effective players in international politics. Yet it must be acknowledged that this same economic growth has been and continues to be weighed down by malfunctions and dramatic problems, highlighted even further by the current crisis. The current crisis obliges us to re-plan our journey, to set ourselves new rules and to discover new forms of commitment, to build on positive experiences and to reject negative ones. The crisis thus becomes an opportunity for discernment, in which to shape a new vision for the future. In this spirit, with confidence rather than resignation, it is appropriate to address the difficulties of the present time.

The world's wealth is growing in absolute terms, but inequalities are on the increase. In rich countries, new sectors of society are succumbing to poverty and new forms of poverty are emerging. In poorer areas some groups enjoy a sort of “super development” of a wasteful and consumerist kind which forms an unacceptable contrast with the ongoing situations of dehumanizing deprivation. “The scandal of glaring inequalities” continues. Corruption and illegality are unfortunately evident in the conduct of the economic and political class in rich countries, both old and new, as well as in poor ones. Among those who sometimes fail to respect the human rights of workers are large multinational companies as well as local producers.

*********************************************************************Congratulations to Rian Jennings (Foxlodge Manor), Sophie Bray (Somerville),                         Darragh Brown (Steeplechase Court), Adam Peate (Woodlands Manor),                                   James McEnroe (Cairn Court), Lauren Mellor ( Steeplechase Green), Ben Kapwell (The Old Mill) and Isobel Daly (Meadowbank Hill)  who were baptised recently.


Please pray for Joseph Morton (Woodlands), Baby Caoimhe Boshell- Scanlon (Fox Lodge Woods) and Mick Price (England) brother in law of David Nelson (Porterstown Lane) who died during the week. May they rest in peace.



26 July

Seventeenth  Sunday in Ordinary Time

2 Aug

Eighteenth  Sunday in Ordinary Time



Eileen Boylan (Months Mind)

Miley & Kathleen Byrne

& Edward & Carmel McAuley





Paddy & Eilish Everard


Brendan Ralph


Patrick & Josephine Muldoon


Molly Maher

& Frank & Mary Walsh


Margaret Everard

& Jackie O’Sullivan





           Monday               Fr John Cogan, former P.P. of Ratoath (25th Anniversary of his death)       

           Wednesday          Molly Talty                

           Saturday              No morning Mass


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