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Parish Bulletin 14th August 2011

Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath

14 August 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. Gerry 
Congratulations to Daisy Corr (Seagrave Park, Cian O’Callaghan (Foxlodge Manor), 
Eliza Prior (Steepelchase Wood), Corey Lyons (Steeplechase Green)
Ella Callaghan (Fairyhouse Lodge), Laoise Murphy (Meadowbank Hill) ,Ronan Feldman(Elgerstown) and Bonnie Hooper(Seagrave Hall) who were baptised during the week.
Monday is the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. It is a holy day of obligation. Masses are at 11.00am and 7.00pm on Monday.
Eucharistic Adoration every Wednesday from 10.00am to 10.00pm in the church
Standing Orders for July €4,153.97 Many thanks for your continued support and generosity.
The St. Vincent de Paul has school uniforms for R.N.S. available in their shop in Dunshaughlin. 
All items in excellent condition and priced from €1
Ratoath Senior Citizens annual party in Tattersalls will be held in early September. If you would like an invitation please contact Anne on 01 8256150 or 087 6653458 
Meath Partnership and Active Retirement Ireland will be carrying out a study on the issues effecting people aged 55 and over in the county over the coming months. The study will seek to make Meath a more Age Friendly County to live in. This is a unique and valuable study and volunteers are crucial to the successful completion of the project. Each volunteer will be required to complete approx 8 questionnaires with older people from their electoral area. Training and support will be provided.  If you are over 50 and available to attend 2 half day training sessions in September then please contact Kay O’ Connor on 046 9280 790. 
Glendealough Hermitage Centre: Invite you to Reflect, Pray, Rest and be still and Experience God’s healing in the beautiful surroundings of Glendalough. The centre offers short and long term accommodation. Booking in advance is required call 087 935 6696 or 
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  for more information
Ladies Gray Handbag found in church. Can be collected from the parish office.
Listmullin Hospitality Services Centre: Nursing and Health Care, or Hospitality courses. Fetac Level 5 courses starting in September 2011. Contact Fetac Co-ordinator at email 
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  or tel 046 902 5099.
Everyone longs for happiness. People have always been searching for the right recipe. It didn’t start today or yesterday but has been going on for thousands of years. A few things are clear from that length of time. Money can never buy happiness. Happiness is often short lived. It also needs to be shared. A person who is connected to their faith is often a step ahead in reaching happiness.  
The old proverb  “There is no happiness but there are moments of happiness” sums it up best when it tells us that there is no lasting happiness in this world. We are only passing through.       We can, and will, encounter many moments of happiness on that journey. It is up to us to seize them and to celebrate them. What a shame to miss these moments if our focus is elsewhere.
                                                                                                        from A Year of Reflection                                       
                                             The New Missal

The Roman Missal is the book containing the prescribed prayers, chants and instructions for the celebration of Mass in the Roman Catholic Church. Published first in Latin under the title Missale Romanum, the text is then translated and is now published in modern languages for use in local churches throughout the world.

In 2002, Pope John Paul II introduced a new edition of the Missale Romanum for use in the Church. Soon after, the complex work of translating the text into English began. As the Church in Ireland and throughout the English-speaking world prepares to introduce the new edition of the Missal, so does the Church in other countries as the Missale Romanum is translated into other languages. The Roman Missal, Third Edition, will be implemented in Ireland over a period of time from September and will be fully in use on the First Sunday of Advent, November 27, 2011. Today, parishes are in the planning process for this implementation.

Among other things, the revised edition of the Missale Romanum contains prayers for the observances of recently canonized saints, additional prefaces for the Eucharistic Prayers, additional Votive Masses and Masses and Prayers for Various Needs and Occasions, and some updated and revised instructions for the celebration of the Mass. The English translation of the Roman Missal will also include updated translations of existing prayers, including some of the well-known responses and acclamations of the people.

It is hoped, that beginning on the first Sunday of September, to introduce the Congregational Card which will have all the changes in the people’s parts of the Mass.

                                                            East African Famine Appeal                                                                                            The United Nations classified the crisis in East Africa as the first famine of the 21st century.               

Millions of people across Kenya, Somalia and Ethiopia are dependent on food aid, with up to half the         population of certain affected areas suffering from serious malnutrition.                                                Malnutrition rates among Somali children arriving into Ethiopia or Kenya are as high as 47 per cent; Communities in Ethiopia have reported that 80 per cent of animals have died                                                Half of the 13 million affected people are children.                                                                               

Trócaire is on the ground in East Africa, bringing food and water to affected communities. Such is the severity of the current drought, however, that Trócaire has launched an emergency appeal for the people of East Africa. If anyone wishes to contribute to this appeal they can do so by placing your their donation in the box at the back of the church or alternatively parishioners can contact Trocaire directly at 1850 408 408 or We thank all our parishioners who contributed so generously to this appeal which has raised €5,424.00 to  date. This is the last weekend of our appeal.                                   


14 Aug

20th Sunday in Ordinary Time

21 Aug

21st Sunday in Ordinary Time



Margaret Grimes & Pudsar Toole

Vigil 7.00pm

James Reilly

Johnnie Staunton






Luke & Margaret Ralph and deceased members of Ralph family &Donal Wells


Marie O’Connor Howard & Paddy Connor. O’Neill Family (Coldwinter)

Brian Donnelly (months Mind)


Eddie & Christy Nulty

& Thomas & Bridget Nulty &Christopher & Ann Donnelly


Jacqueline Mannering

& Sean O’Carroll

Monday     Deceased members of the Harding & Cudlipp families (11.00am)
Tuesday        Gerry Smyth                                            Saturday  11.00 Mass in the Nursing Home

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