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Parish Bulletin 2nd August 2009

Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath

2 August 2009

( 01 8256207

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




The sick and the housebound will be attended to in their homes on Thursday and Friday this week.


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



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:




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. 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. 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


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.


Ashbourne Summer Music Series is a series of concerts featuring young professional musicians of excellence hosted by Ashbourne Church Choir, Celebrating Thirty Years.

Sunday 16 August: Nicole Crespo O’Donoghue (Spain), violin, 8.00 pm

Sunday 23 August: Dublin Brass Ensemble, 8.30 pm

Sunday 30 August: Peter McBride (Ashbourne), organ, 8.00 pm

Sunday 6 September: Stylus Vocal Ensemble with Ashbourne Church Choir, 8.00 pm

Venue: Ashbourne Church. Tickets: €10 (€8 concessions). For more information please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


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

Summer Reflection by Pope Benedict

In this summer period many have left the city and find themselves

at tourist sites or in their homeland for their vacations. My wish

for them is that this awaited rest serves to strengthen their mind

and body, which, given the hectic course of modern existence,

daily undergoes a continuous fatigue and strain.

The holidays also afford a precious opportunity to spend more

time with relatives, to visit family and friends, in a word, to give

more space to those human contacts whose desired cultivation is

impeded by the rhythm of daily duties.

Certainly, not everyone can take advantage of vacation time and

many must bypass it for various motives. I think in a particular way

of those who are alone, of the elderly and the sick who often

experience solitude even more during this time. To these our

brothers and sisters, I would like to manifest my spiritual

closeness, heartily wishing that none of them lack the support and

comfort of friendly people.

For many, vacation time becomes a profitable occasion for cultural

contacts, for prolonged moments of prayer and of contemplation

in contact with nature or in monasteries and religious structures.

Having more free time, one can dedicate oneself more easily to

conversation with God, meditation on Sacred Scripture, and

reading some useful formative book.

Those who experience this spiritual repose know how useful it is

not to reduce vacations to mere relaxation and amusement.


Congratulations to Jake and Chloe Grogan (The Old Mill) Andrew Doyle (Foxlodge Manor) and Ben Capewell (The Old Mill)  who were baptised recently.

Congratulations to Sorcha McAuley and Clive Byrne; to Jill O’Neill and David Corbally; and to Barbara McGill and David Eiffe who were married during the week.


Please pray for Martin Gorman (Ballinakill, Co. Laois), father of Mary Anne Halton (The Paddocks, Ratoath) and for Margaret Lynch late of Ratoath who died during the week. May they rest in peace.



2 Aug

Eighteenth  Sunday in Ordinary Time

9 Aug

Nineteenth  Sunday in Ordinary Time






Gerry O’Reilly (Month’s Mind)

John & Elizabeth Padian

John & Elizabeth Boylan


Brendan Ralph




Molly Maher

& Frank & Mary Walsh


Maureen & Michael O’Driscoll




Ann Kerrigan



           Monday               Mass of the Angels at 11.00am in the Parish Church           

           Thursday               Sarah McEvoy & Thomas & Margaret McGorman

           Friday                  Mass for all those on the Parish List of the Dead.


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