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Parish Bulletin 17th June 2012

Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath

17 June 2012

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
                       The 50th International Eucharistic Congress – Dublin



We are most grateful to our parishioners who hosted the students for the priesthood from the Archdiocese of Westminster and the staff members of Allen Hall Seminary, Chelsea during the Eucharistic Congress.



Words from the Congress:



Cardinal Keith O’Brien “As Christians more than ever before we should always remember that we are members of the wider family of the society in which we live in the particular countries from which we come. As we are also reminded in the words of sacred scripture “the life and death of each of us has an influence on others” and a Christian influence must always be exerted by us on those who are around us in society – our neighbours at home, our colleagues at work, those with whom we find recreation, and those eventually with whom we grow old”


John Bruton: “I believe a “separationist”  view of keeping religion in the private sphere, and out of politics, is artificial. It misunderstands human nature. It also refuses to accept religious faith for what it is, something that informs every aspect of one’s life”.


Cardinal Rodriguez- Maradiaga: “There is a profound relationship between celebrating the Eucharist and proclaiming Christ. To enter into communion with Him means, at the same time, to be transformed into missionaries of the event that the celebration makes real. It involves making it contemporary in every age, until the Lord comes”.


Breda O’Brien: The sacred host is broken at mass, both as a symbol of sharing, and of the brokenness of the world. We are broken people, but our brokenness allows space for the grace of God to enter in, and the compassion forged by being so weak and imperfect allows us to forgive ourselves and others. We are blessed, broken, and given for each other”

Cardinal Turkson: “Be perfect and mend your ways! is a call for intense introspection and examination of conscience, so that we can put all our broken ways into the healing and repairing hands of God in the sacrament of Penance – a Penance that can reconcile us with each other and bring us back into the embrace of communion with each other”.
Brother Alois (Taize Community) “In becoming flesh, God chooses to take on human frailty. He comes to live amidst our divisions and our pain. Christ meets us at the lowest point; he becomes one of us so as better to reach out his hand to us. In him God welcomes our humanity and, in exchange, he gives us the Holy Spirit, his own life”

17  June

Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

24 June

Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time



Mary & Paddy Cassidy

Vigil 7.00pm

Teeny, Patrick, & Raymond Brennan

& Michael, Agnes and deceased members of the O’Hare family


Dan Moore


Kathleen Kenny & Joseph Fox


Cathal Dunlop & Matthew Hayes


John O’Donohue

Thomas & Brendan Campbell


No Mass  due to the concluding Mass for the Congress in Croke Park


Mary & James O’Neill

& Laura Donohue




Monday          Deceased members of the Carter and Reilly families          Tuesday        Bridget Douglas

Wednesday     Abbie Loughnane                             Saturday         Mass at 11.00am in the Nursing Home

Parents and Prospective Parents are invited to an Open Evening in Ratoath Junior School on Tuesday 19th June from 7.00pm-9.00pm. 
A meeting for the Parish Finance Committee will be held in the Parish Pastoral Centre on Tuesday next 19th June at 8.30pm
A meeting of the Board of Management of St Paul’s National School will be held in the school on Wednesday 20th June at 4.00pm 
A meeting of the Board of Management of Ratoath Senior National School will be held in the Parish Pastoral Centre on Thursday 21st June at 4.00pm 
The St Vincent De Paul Society is having a sale of all new items in their shop in Dunshaughlin on Friday 22nd June.  All proceeds will stay in  the Ratoath and Dunshaughlin area. Opening hours are Tuesday, Friday and Saturday 10.00am – 3.30pm. Please support this worthy cause.
Holy Wells of County Meath. For research into the Holy Wells of County Meath any information you have please contact Noel on 086 8053293 or email 
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Ratoath GAA Mid Summer BBQ on Saturday 23rd June. Food served from 8.30pm to 10.30pm sharp. Admission €20. Please support your local club.


Champion Camps: Multi-Sports Summer Camp at Ratoath College Monday 2nd July to Friday 6th April 10.30am to 3.00pm Boys & Girls 5 to 12 Years Indoor and Outdoor Facilities Price €79 - Family Discount Available Experienced & Dedicated PE Teachers - Fully Insured Contact Ciara Casey 087 7726644 or Eve McCartney 087 9142140
Ratoath Athletic Club. A Golf Classic will be held on 23rd June, in Hollystown Golf Club. For information contact Monica Reilly 086-8542860
Got To Be A Star Performance Summer Camp for 7-13 year olds at Ratoath Community Centre 2nd-6th July 10am-3.30pm each day run by Backstage-Ireland (€ 75.00 for full week) contact Tony Daly on 091 590706
Fun Irish Dancing Summer Camp for boys and girls from 9th July-13th July in Ratoath Community Centre. Ceili Dancing, Drama, Modern Dancing, Singing and lots more. Contact Veronica on 086 1797150 
Do you need someone to talk to?  Senior Help Line is a confidential listening service for older people by older people for the price of a local call anywhere in Ireland, LoCall 1850 440 444. Senior Help Line is open from 10 am till 10 pm, 365 days a year. 
Dunboyne Community Employment has the following vacancies for people qualified to work under the CES. Retail assistant for S.V.P. shop in Dunboyne;  coffee dock assistant in Dunboyne and childcare assistant in Dunshaughlin (Garda Clearance required for this position). Apply to CE Office, Old School House, Dunboyne 087-2626727 email 
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Titanic Exhibition, Belfast Castle, Sir Thomas & Lady Dixon’s Rose Garden. Bus on Sunday 8th July Ratoath Inn 7.30am €48 Contact Helen Hickey 085-7239149 or 01-8259286
Rehab Care Dunboyne will be holding a pub quiz in Dunboyne GAA club on Friday 22nd June at 9.00pm. Tables of 4 for €40. Cash prizes for winners. All proceeds from the event will go towards the RehabCare Centre in Dunboyne
Magic Moments Floral Boutique now open on Main Street Ratoath, Floral arrangements Debs packages, and much more. Ph 01 8257367. David 085 1681780 
Irish Blood Transfusion mobile unit will be in Ashbourne House Hotel on Monday 25th June, Tuesday 26th June from 4.30pm – 8.00pm.

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