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Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath 

4 July 2010

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



Congratulations to Grace McNally (Somerville) and Sebastian Palmer( Foxlodge Manor)

who were baptised recently.


Congratulations to Michelle Kelly & Owen McGrath who were married during the week


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


Altar Servers We thank the boys and girls for their help throughout the year assisting at the Sunday Masses. Over the summer months they are free to serve at which ever Sunday Mass is convenient to them. We wish all the Altar Servers an enjoyable summer.


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


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


The Order of St Camillus is marking their 75th year in Ireland this year. To celebrate this, the relic of the Heart of St. Camillus will be at St. Camillus Nursing Centre, Killucan, Co Westmeath. It is only the third time this precious relic has left Italy. There will be Novena and Mass each evening at 7pm (Veneration from 4pm-9pm) from 11th to 14th July. On the Feast of St. Camillus, Wednesday 14th July, Bishop Smith with celebrate the Mass of St. Camillus at 7pm.
All are very welcome to come along.


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.



Please pray for John O’Donoghue (Trim) father of Lorraine Nolan (Foxlodge Manor) who died during the week. May he rest in please.






4 July

 Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

11 July

 Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time



 John & Margaret Johnson

& Gerard O’Reilly



Mary Tom, & Edward Gannon

& John, Christina & Lily O’Connor




Michael, Rose & James Doran


Deceased members of the Boshell Family & Kathleen Kelly


Cathal Dunlop

& John Looney


Stephen Armstrong


Bridie Dolan

& Sarah Browne



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 087 -9918257






















On Your Bike for Meath St. Vincent DePaul Co Meath SVP urgently needs your support to help the many people in need in these difficult times. Why not support the biggest cycle event ever held in Co. Meath on Sunday 25th of July starting in Trim.  The event is being organised by Meath Sports Partnership and sponsored by An Post with Meath SVP as the nominated charity.  You can help by cycling, sponsoring a cyclist or contributing to the collections along the routes on the day. Further information from

Ratoath ICA Guild meeting on Tuesday 6th July in Ratoath Community centre at 8.00pm. New member welcome.  Balance of the money for trip to Wexford required on Tuesday






Lough 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:



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.


Co Meath VEC is delighted to offer new full time training opportunity for Jobseekers.  Funded under the 2010 Labour Market Activation Fund, the SIT SMART programme provides a unique opportunity to upskill in the areas of IT and Life Sciences through a comprehensive programme of learning and career development supports.  For further information please view our website - (Latest News), email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or contact us at 087 953 9357.


FARM CAMP, Batterstown: Staffed by primary school teachers. The Daly Family of Tolka River Farm, Batterstown Co. Meath are running a FARM CAMP for 2 weeks in August. Be a Nature Detective, Feed the Animals their breakfast and lunch, from Farm to Fork -  learn where ice-cream comes from, Arts & Crafts, learn how to build a dam and camp fire, Sports & Traditional Games. Lots of indoor activities for Rainy Days. Camp 1: 3-6 Aug. Camp 2: 10-13 Aug. Time 10am-2pm. Subject to demand buses can be organised from Ratoath. Tolka River Farm, Red Road, Batterstown, Co. Meath. Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , Tel 087 0977413.



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