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Parish Bulletin 27th June 2010

Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath 

27 June 2010

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



Congratulations to Jake Edmonds (Well Road), Ryan Duggan (Seagrave Park),

Noah Murphy (Foxlodge Manor), Zachary Kearney (The Old Mill) and

Tadhg Nolan (Woodlands) who were baptised recently.


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


Envelope Collection for the week ending 13th & 20th June €1,571.90

Many thanks for your continued support and generosity.


Friends of the Mentally Handicapped, Castlepollard would like to thank all parishioners who contributed to their church gate collection on 19th & 20th June which raised €752.


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


Alpha group meet on Monday 28th June at 8.00pm in the Parish Pastoral Centre. This is the final meeting until September.


The Legion of Mary meet in the Parish Pastoral Centre on every Thursday of the month at 8.00pm. All welcome for more information contact Kevin on 087 797 0203


Clear the Head – revisited

There is a deeper significance where I can find rest, an esteem that is native to me, a trust in my being that won’t betray me. Whatever about the scars of life, in my core I am whole and precious – if only I could have a sense of that and trust it.  

This quote from Fr. Vincent McNamara summarises the main focus of our ‘Clear the Head’ sessions held last Friday evening and Saturday morning. We were exploring how our faith can help us to deal with the pressures and difficulties of daily living, particularly in these times of recession. We talked about the core ‘soul space’ on each of us where there is already a real wisdom that can support us –that helps us to recognize what it is that truly makes us happy and fulfilled. With so many voices in our society clamouring for our attention and fermenting dissatisfaction and unease, our faith calls us to come home to this soul space, to find the time to pay gentle attention to it. It is a gift from God to each of us, a sign that we are made in God’s image.  






27 June

 Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

4 July

 Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time



Martin McLoughlin

Teeny, Patrick & Ramie Brennan



 John & Margaret Johnson

& Gerard O’Reilly


Dan Moore




 Alice Doran (Month’s Mind)

Christopher & Christina Rooney


Deceased members of the Boshell Family & Kathleen Kelly


 Maureen Moran (Month’s Mind)

Agnes & Michael O’Hare

Laura Donohue


Stephen Armstrong



Tuesday            Billy & Jack Byrne                                    Thursday                     Julia & Desmond Toole 

Friday               Mass for all those on the parish list of the dead

Saturday           No morning

Dunboyne FAS Community Employment have a vacancy for a person to work as a childcare assistant in Ratoath who qualify to work under the Community Employment Scheme. For details please contact Danny Gaughan at the FAS office in Dunboyne. Phone 8252864 or 0872626727


Gymboree at Fairyhouse Racecourse are pleased to introduce our Kindergarten. Featuring the Gymboree “School Skills Programme Music” & “Fitness Fun” in our state of the art Play Gym. Suitable for children from two and a half years of age Monday-Friday: 9.30-12.30. €65 .00 and Three Days Option (€45.00. Book  now on 01-8259402.


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








Bill NYE Science Guy Summer Camp 5th to 9th or 12th to 16th July held in Ratoath College for 3rd to 6th class from 10.00am to 2.30pm €75. Join us for hands on interactive problem solving skill building week of science and maths fact fun. Contact Teresa Kelly on 087-740232212 or Ursula Hynes on 087-9918257
St. Thomas More
“The Life and martyrdom of St Thomas More have been the source of a message which spans the centuries and which speaks to the people everywhere of the inalienable dignity of the human conscience, which, as the second Vatican Council reminds us, is “the most intimate centre and sanctuary of a person, in which he or she is alone with God, whose voice echoes within them”
Whenever men or women heed the call of truth, their conscience then guides their actions reliably towards good. Precisely because of the witness which he bore, even at the price of his life, to the primacy of truth over power, St Thomas More is venerated as an imperishable example of moral integrity. And even outside the Church, particularly among those with responsibility for the destinies of peoples, he is acknowledged as a source of inspiration for a political system which has as its supreme goal the service of the human person”.
                From the apostolic letter of Pope John Paul 11proclaiming St. Thomas More patron of statesmen and politicians. The feast of St. Thomas More was on 22nd June






Sound Bytes


Nothing astonishes men so much as common sense and plain dealing. 

                                                                                                                        Ralph Waldo Emerson


Summer afternoon – Summer afternoon- the two most beautiful words in the English language.                                                                                              Henry James


Charm is a way of getting the answer yes without asking a clear question

                                                                                                                                         Albert Camus


The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts.                               Bertrand Russell




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