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Parish Bulletin 20th June 2010

Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath

20 June 2010

( 01 8256207

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



Congratulations to Lynne Dalton & John Paul Finnegan who were married during the week.


Alpha Meet on Monday 21st June at 8.00pm in the parish Pastoral Centre. All are welcome.


Eucharistic Adoration every Wednesday in the family room of the church from 10.00am to 10.00pm.  All welcome.



A meeting of the Board of Management of Ratoath Junior National School will be held in the Parish Pastoral Centre on Tuesday next 22nd at 7.30pm


A meeting of the Board of Management of Rathbeggan National School will be held in the Parish Pastoral Centre on Wednesday 23rd June at 8.30pm


Ratoath National School Centenary 2011: The committee organising the centenary celebrations for Ratoath National School are looking for copies of any photos or material relating to the school over the century. Please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Rathbeggan National School 50th Celebration now on DVD to order a copy call the school on 01 8259891. Cost €15.00 payment in advance







Clear the Head.

Thanks to all who were involved in preparing for this year’s Parish Retreat.

We thank especially Mr Martin Kennedy who led the retreat.








Ordination: This weekend we congratulate Joe Campbell as he is ordained a priest in Rosemount parish. We wish him every blessing and look forward to his ministry amongst us in the diocese. We pray that other young men will consider becoming a priest to join with Joe in sharing the Gospel in our society.

To find out more about vocations see









20 June

 Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time

27 June

 Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time



 John & Mary O’Brien

& Bobby, Nan & Michael Wall



 Martin McLoughlin

Tenny, Patrick & Ramie Brennan


James, Agnes & Kate Rooney


Dan Moore


Colin Pinder

& Paul Demange (Months Mind)


 Alice Doran (Month’s Mind)

Christopher & Christina Rooney


 Kathleen Kenny

& Mary & James O’Neill


 Maureen Moran (Month’s Mind)

Agnes & Michael O’Hare

Laura Donohue


Monday             Thomas & Frances Everard                     Tuesday         Billy & Jack Byrne

Wednesday       Pat & Minnie Reynolds                         Thursday        Joe Fox

                               Saturday            Brendan & Eileen Boylan

Summer Pilgrimages and Festivals


Knock Summer Youth Festival 25-27th June: Next weekend Knock Shrine hosts its annual national gathering for young people (18-35). It is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate faith and life as a young Catholic. Free Bus - to find out more see or contact Patricia 0860849265


Loughcrew - Annual open air Mass in honour of St. Oliver Plunkett takes place on Sunday 4th July at 3.00 pm.  All are welcome


Lough Derg Season Guide: The 2010 season offer a varied programme from the usual Three Day Pilgrimages, One-Day Retreats, Quiet Days and a Day for Families, Life’s Journey Series of Workshops. Whether it be for healing or strength, for reconciliation or renewal, we invite you to join us for a few hours or a day (or three days!). Whatever your reason for wanting to be connected with the holy Island, know that we are committed to ‘bringing you the Gift of Hope’.


The Irish College, Rome is running a new course specifically for lay people entitled “Return to the Source – rediscovering the meaning of our baptism”.  It will take place from 18 to 24 July and will be facilitated by Fr Michael Drumm (Diocese of Elphin; Executive Chairperson of Catholic Schools Partnership). Lectures, liturgies and visits to significant sites in Rome will combine to deepen an appreciation of the sacraments and a rediscovery of the meaning of baptism. Further information can be found at:


Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes, 12th to 17th September, led by Bishop Smith. The fare is €699 which is fully inclusive of return flights. 5 nights full board, taxes and travel insurance. Booking can be made by contacting: Pilgrimages Abroad, Unit 1, The Court, Bridgefoot St., Dublin 8. Tel: 01 6359300.Hospital Pilgrims wishing to travel on the special section for the sick should contact the local Lourdes Hospitalité secretary,  Special youth section, for young people over 18 years, fare €450. Contact Fr. Mark English. 01-8255342.


World Youth Day Madrid 2011: The next World Youth Day for young adults (18-35) will take place next year in Madrid. The preparations begin now. If you are interested in being part of the Meath Diocesan Pilgrimage to this International Catholic Youth event check out  for more info. The count-down has begun.




Dunshaughlin & District Historical Society have organised a 1916 guided walking tour of Dublin on Sunday 27th June 2010.  The group will be meeting at The Ambassador at the top of O' Connell Street for an 11.30am start.  Duration of tour approx. 1 1/2 hours.  Cost is approx. €10 each for tour.  The group will be having lunch afterwards in Dublin - This tour is open to everyone - members and non members of all ages.  Booking not essential but would be greatly appreciated to estimate numbers by  contacting  Andy Morgan at 01 8259673 or Patricia Lynch 01 8011020.


Champion Camps. Multi-sports Summer Camp at Ratoath College. Monday 5th to Friday 9th July and /or Monday 12th to Friday 16th July. 10.30am to 3.00pm Boys and girls 5 to 12 years. Price €89 – family discount. Experienced and dedicated PE teachers – fully insured. Free T shirt. Contact Ciara Casey on 085-2139875 or Eve McCartney on 087-9142140

Ratoath GAA –End of school term disco– Friday 25th June  Why not come down and celebrate End of School Term in Ratoath GAA with your friends at our friendly and well supervised disco? Junior Disco (Age 8 – 11) – 6.30 PM to 8.00 PM Senior Disco (Age 12-14) - 8.30 PM to 11.30 PM

Summer Tag Rugby (Mixed). Every Friday night at 7:30 RRFC (Curragha Road). No experience needed. Contact James 087-2790614 or just come. Along for fun and fitness


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