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Parish Bulletin 24th June 2012

Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath

24 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. Gerry




Congratulations to Conor Larkin (Jamestown Park), Andy Higgins (Foxlodge Woods),

Maybelle Kelly (Moulden Bridge) and Penny Williams (Seagrave Hall)

who were baptised recently.


Envelope Collection for 10th & 17th June €1,420.09 and Standing Orders for May €4,522.01 Many thanks for your continued support and generosity.


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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Irish Blood Transfusion mobile unit will be in Ashbourne House Hotel on Monday 25th June, Tuesday 26th June from 4.30pm – 8.00pm
Ratoath GAA Lotto Results for 18th June: 2,5,13,25 No Jackpot Winner. €50 winners: Colm Donnelly, Ratoath & Eimear Moore, Ratoath. Next weeks Jackpot is €2600.00.

Ratoath GAA club fundraiser. Donate your unwanted ladies, gents and children's clothing, paired shoes, handbags and belts in black bags to our club on Saturday 30th June, 10am-4pm. Your support is needed  Contact Colette Byrne on 087 758 6646

Summer Rugby Camp at Curragha Road from 13th -17th August from 10.00am – 1.30pm for boys and girls age 6 – 13. €65.00 per child €60.00 for siblings. Full contact and Tag. Register your child’s details at 
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  or contact David 087 6262149 or Nicola 087 6772883.
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 


Summer Camps in Ratoath Community Centre from the first week in July, to include art, science, modern and Irish dance, glee camp, lego camp and many more. Phone 01-6895600


Bingo every Sunday night in the Community Centre with over €5,000 in prize money every week.


24 June

The Birthday of St. John the Baptist

1 July

Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time



Teeny, Patrick, & Raymond Brennan & Michael & Agnes O’Hare and deceased members of the  family

Vigil 7.00pm

Noel & Marie Giles

& Christopher & Christina Rooney


Kathleen Kenny & Joseph Fox


Michael, Rose & James Doran


John O’Donohue

Thomas & Brendan Campbell


Margaret & Ita Ralph


Mary & James O’Neill

& Laura Donohue


Sarah Browne & Albert McAuley
& deceased members of the family




Tuesday           Special Intention                             Saturday         No morning Mass

Excerpts from the homily of Cardinal Mark Ouellet last Sunday at the International Eucharistic Congress in Croke Park

Dear brothers and sisters, let us rejoice and be full of confidence. 'We are full of confidence' (2 Cor. 5:6), as St. Paul says to the Corinthians. We are so because the risen Lord is our home and our safety. We do experience limitations and failures in the Church, but the Lord sustains us, healing our wounds and strengthening our love. Let us rejoice in Him and be glad!...

We can rely on the Lord for a new beginning. St. Paul gives us the key for any personal or ecclesial renewal: 'We are intent on pleasing Him'(2 Cor. 5:6). This key to renewal in our lives is a decision to recommit ourselves to love the Lord and to live and to die for Him, knowing that His grace will never fail. May the upcoming Year of Faith strengthen in us this decision!

Jesus is the seed sowed by God Himself in the depths of the earth, a seed that fell to the earth, died and was raised to eternal life. From this smallest seed of salvation comes the Tree of Life, the Church, in which all of humanity is called to find a home and safety in the company of the risen Lord....

For this very reason, the Church is called, and we are called, to bear witness to the Lord by pleasing Him, that is, preaching the Gospel, living in fraternity and praising God for the gift of salvation.

Let us bear witness to this grace by calling others to faith in this communion. The Irish bell, which resounds from Lough Derg, from Knock and Dublin, must resound in the whole world. Let's ring the bell further through our personal testimony of renewed faith in the Holy Eucharist...

Faith is the most precious gift we have received with Baptism. Let's not keep it private and fearful! Let it grow as a splendid tree through sharing everywhere!

Even if we are sometimes tested in our faith, do not be afraid, and remember who we are: the body of Christ intent on loving God over and above all things, intent on living in the Spirit of the new and eternal covenant.

We are not alone; the Spirit of Pentecost dwells in us. The communion of saints, with Mary at its heart, comes to our assistance as soon as we have rung the bell of prayer in total confidence. Keep hope and be glad, for the kingdom of God is near! May our communion with the Body of Christ be a new bond of love; a small seed perhaps, but, by God's grace and divine mercy, a fruitful one.

Together we pray the words of Saint Ephrem, deacon and doctor of the Church:  'Lord... we have had your treasure hidden within us ever since we received baptismal grace; it grows ever richer at your sacramental table. Teach us to find our joy in your favour! Lord, we have within us your memorial, received at your spiritual table; let us possess it in its full reality when all things shall be made new' Amen!


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