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Parish Bulletin 31st July 2011

Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath

31 July 2011

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




Priest on Duty: Fr. Gerry   
The sick and housebound will be attended to in their homes this week
Introduction to Horticulture.   A new course for beginners will commence in September in Ratoath Community Centre.  Tel 1800 991 898 for further details. 
Ratoath Cinema Club – Would you be interested in getting involved in the formation of a Cinema Club for Ratoath operating from The Venue Theatre.   If so, please contact Nick Killian at 01/6895600.
The Ratoath conference of the SVP would like to thank everyone who contributed to their recent summer collection. We would also like to give sincere thanks to the ladies of the ICA who organised a fantastic Garden Party for our benefit. All money collected will be used to assist local families who are experiencing financial difficulties. The SVP can be contacted at 087-9875641 in complete confidence. 
Lough Derg:  As we approach the final month of this year’s Three Day Pilgrimage Season we are hosting a Youth Pilgrimage aimed at students who are waiting for examination results. Further information is available at 
Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock led by Bishop Smith on Sunday 14th August. This date coincides with the opening of the Knock Novena.
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.
Young people (ages 18 - 30) who are interested in travelling to Lourdes as a helper with the Meath Diocesan Pilgrimage, can get further details from Fiona McCabe Tel: 087 7631916 or  Cost €450
Volunteers required for the Ratoath Tidy Towns come along to Supervalue Car Park 9th Aug at 7.30pm  

31  July

18th Sunday in Ordinary Time

07 Aug

Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time



Michael & Rosanna Nolan

& Peg Everard

Vigil 7.00pm

Liam McLoughlin


Catherine Bedford




James, Kate, John,& James Donnelly & Tom, Kathleen, & Bridie Cowley


Sarah McEvoy

& Tom & Margaret McGorman


Molly Maher

& Jackie O’Sullivan


Conor Fogarty

Monday       Special Intention                       Wednesday    Anne Lischka (Months Mind)
Thursday     Bridget & Orlando Verricchia
Friday          Mass for all those on the Parish list of the dead    
Saturday      No Morning Mass          
                                           The New Missal
                                                 The Communion Rite. 
The rite of peace: It is the prayer of all who are gathered at Mass though it is said by the celebrant only. We pray for peace and unity in the Church and among all the whole human family, conscious of our sins and weaknesses. In exchanging a sign of peace we are expressing what Communion is. In that exchange we are challenged to be that Communion.
In the new translation of the edition of the Missal, we pray:
Lord Jesus Christ,
Who said to your apostles, peace I leave you, my peace I give you,
look not on our sins, but on the faith of your Church,
and graciously grant her peace and unity
in accordance with your will who live and reign forever and ever. Amen.
Lord I am not worthy:
The invitation to Communion in our Missal begins with the words of the priest taking the host and holding it raised above the paten or above the chalice. The new translation captures the more biblically resonant wording of John 1:29 and Rev 19:9
Behold the Lamb of God,
behold him who takes away the sins of the world.
Blessed are those called to the supper of the Lamb.
Priest and people respond together:
Lord I am not worthy
that you should enter under my roof,
but only say the word
And my soul shall be healed.
A group of students was asked what they thought were the present “Seven Wonders of the World” Though there was some disagreement the following received the most votes.
1. Egypt’s Great Pyramids 2.  Taj Mahal. 3.  Grand Canyon. 4.  Panama Canal.
5. Empire State Building  6.  St Peters Basilica.  7.  Great Wall of China.
While collecting the votes, the teacher noted that one student had not finished her paper yet.
So she asked the girl if she was having trouble with her list. The girl replied, “yes a little I couldn’t make up my mind there were so many.”  “Tell us what you have and perhaps we might be able to help” said the teacher. Here was her list.                                                                                    1.To see 2. To hear.  3. To touch  4. Our health  5. To feel.  6. To laugh. 8. To love,                      the room was so quiet there wasn’t a word. 
hat we take for granted is indeed the most important of all.
                                                                 From a year in Reflection



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