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Parish Bulletin 19th June 2011

Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath

19 June 2011

01 8256207


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




Priest on Duty: Fr. Brendan
Please pray for Monica Dalgardo (Dublin) sister of Margaret Everard (Bradystown) who died recently. May she rest in peace.
Congratulations to Kian Walsh (Steeplechase Green), Emma Slattery (Fortune Court),
Conor Whelan (Woodlands), Thomas Caballero (Ashbourne) and 
Abbie McLoughlin (The Village Green) who were baptised recently.
Standing Orders for May €6,290.71 Many thanks for your continued support and generosity.
A reminder to all those who have contributed €250 or more to the parish last year and are PAYE workers, we would be grateful if you would return the CHY2 Certificate to the parish office.
Pilgrimage to Clonard on this Sunday 19th June. Celebration of the Eucharist at 3.15pm led by Bishop Smith. All welcome. If you wish to walk the pilgrim route, gather at St. Etchen’s National School, Kinnegad from 12.15pm. Departing for Ard na Relige (7.5km walk) from 12.45pm or pilgrims may assemble at Ard na Relige for 3.00pm.
Lough Derg Three Day Pilgrimage: Begin on any day of the week from Wednesday 1st June until Saturday 13th August. Cost:  €55 includes boat fare and accommodation. For bookings or information Visit: or Email:  
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  Tel:  071 9861518 (from N.I. 028 686 32391) Lough Derg Office, Pettigo, Co Donegal
Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes led by Bishop Smith, 12-17 September. Fare €699 includes return flights, 5 nights full board, taxes & travel insurance. Contact Pilgrimages Abroad 01-6359300.  
The Glendalough Mass Choir Workshop. Choir members are invited to a workshop in Dowdstown House, Dalgan Park on Wednesday June 22nd at 8pm. Two years ago Fr Liam Lawton was invited by GIA Music to compose a new Missal setting based on a new English translation from the Latin Mass, which he has called The Glendalough  Mass. Liam is inviting all choir members to come so that for future Diocesan events we will have a new Mass Setting that is common to all parishes. For booking please phone 087 7476007 / 046 9051814 or email: 
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The annual open air Mass at Loughcrew will take place on Sunday 26th June at 3.00 pm.



19 June

Trinity Sunday

26 June

Corpus Christi



Mary & Joseph Elliott &

 John, Christine, & Lily O’Connor

Vigil 7.00pm

Martin McLoughlin

John & Mary O’Brien


Donal Wells & Dan Moore




Deceased members of the O’Neill family (Knockmarian)

& Tony Ryan


Cathal Dunlop

Aidan O’Brien &

Christopher & Christine Rooney


 Mary & James O’Neill

& Kathleen Kenny



 Laura Donoghue

John O’Donoghue

& Michael & Agnes O’Hare

Monday     Abbie Loughnane             Wednesday    Pat & Minnie Reynolds    
Thursday    Kathleen Kelly                Saturday        No morning Mass

Charity Book Sale in aid of MS Ireland, on Sunday 26 June 11.00am-2.00pm. In Ratoath Community Centre.  All books priced at €1.00 in. You can donate books, collection can be arranged or leave books at the Community Centre. Tel Mary 01 4433770.

Ratoath/  Dunshaughlin Social Club, have commenced their summer programme of activities for the 30 -130 age group. Come and have fun. First event is a trip to Glendalough on Friday 24th June all welcome Tel, Tim 086089209617. Meetings take place in the Dunshaughlin Pastoral Centre. 

A pair of Spectacles found in the Church, can be collected from the Parish office.


                                           The New Missal                                                                     Why the response, ‘And with your spirit’

This response ‘And with your spirit’ is one of the very obvious changes as we use the new edition of the Missal. When the priest proclaims “The Lord be with you” the new response from the congregation, ‘And with your spirit’ will replace the wording of the previous response which occurs before the Gospel, at the beginning of the Eucharist Prayer and at the Blessing at the end of Mass.
And with your spirit’ is the literal translation of what we find in the Latin text ‘et cum spiritu tuo’
This translation is already found in other languages, for example, German, Italian, French, and Spanish.
Scripture is very much the source for this dialogue between priest and people.
In four letters of St Paul he uses the following greetings: Galatians 6:18- “ May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit” Philippians “ The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit” Timothy 4:22- “The Lord be with your spirit” Philemon: 25- “ The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with your Spirit” Similar greetings can be found in the Old Testament.
What does ‘your spirit’ mean?  It is not a reference to the Holy Spirit, though it is spoken by people who live according to that Spirit. For St Paul the spirit is our spiritual part that is closest to God.  ‘And with your spirit’ is about having the spirit or mind of Christ as your guiding light, as what guides us through the day – a Christian spirit.
While it will sound unfamiliar to us, this greeting and response captures our biblical roots.
It is recognition of the spirit that is among us as Christians, a spirit that we must live, and in greeting one another, it proclaims the presence of Christ among us. 
 “God wishes us not to rest upon anything but His infinite goodness; do not let us expect anything, hope anything or desire anything but from Him, and let us put our trust and confidence in Him alone”                                                                                 St. Charles Borromeo (1538- 1584)
“Your God is gentle and mild. He does not command that while you are a pilgrim on earth you must utterly forgo creaturely consolations; indeed, he created all things to serve you. But he did command that you use them with moderation, sobriety and temperance, that you share them cheerfully with the needy that your possessions not be your master but you theirs, and that you use them to attain God.”                                                          St. Robert Bellarmine (1542-1621)
“Though we do not have our Lord with us in bodily presence, we have our neighbour, who, for the ends of love and loving service, he is as good a s our Lord Himself. “  
                                                                                         St. Teresa of Avila (1515-1582)

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