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Parish Bulletin 29th July 2012

Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath

29 July 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 Emma Fitzpatrick (The Old Mill) Conor Hughes (Curragha Road)

Oran Jennings (Foxlodge Manor) Lennon Cantwell (Foxlodge Woods) and

Killian Router (Somerville) who were baptised recently.


Envelope Collection for 6th 15th & 22nd July €2772.36. Blue Envelope collection €385.00   Many thanks for your continued support and generosity.


Please pray for Bridget Smith (Cavan) mother of Mary McCormack (Glascarn Lane) who died during the week. May she rest in peace


The sick and the housebound will be attended to in their homes on Thursday and Friday.


Sr. Nuala Glynn from the Franciscan Missionaries of Mary will be speaking at all Masses this weekend. She will speak on their work and will be asking for our financial help.



29 July

Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

5 August

Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time



 Mary & Joseph Elliott

& Miles & Kathleen Byrne  

Vigil 7.00pm

Liam McLoughlin


John, Jane, Christy & Marie Mulvaney




Deceased members of the Muldoon family & Joe and Kitty Murrihy


Molly Talty

& Conor Fogarty 


Peg Everard & Jackie O’Sullivan


Molly & Frank Maher

& Peter & Mary Middelton





 Wednesday   Patrick & Kathleen Boylan   Friday   Mass for those on the Parish List of the Dead    

 Saturday           No morning Mass




Ratoath GAA Lotto results for 21 July No jackpot. Next week’s jackpot is €3,100

Naíonra Ráth Tó, a preschool through the Irish language, now enrolling for September 2012.For further details contact Sharon @ 0851463123.

Tidy Towns Summer Project  we need your help, contact Ann on 087 9201706 or come along on Wednesday evenings we meet in Supervalue car park 7.30pm

Bingo every Sunday night in Ratoath Community Centre. Jackpot now stands at €5,400 (47 calls)

Sport and Athletic Development Camp 2012. Age 6 years to 12 years cost €60.00per week, with option of extension till 5.00pm. 13 -17 August and 20-24 August.  Contact Us: ITB Sports Centre IT Blanchardstown, Blanchardstown Rd. North, Dublin 15. Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it   Tel: 01 8851153 Fax: 01 8851001 Web: 

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


This is the day the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it   Psalm 118:24

A good day doesn’t happen. It requires first of all from us commitment, openness and good intention. If we sit back and hope that today will be good then we will surely be disappointed. There is a world of experience and wisdom to suggest that we can have a strong influence on what happens in any given day. No matter what comes our way we have a choice in how we respond.

We can be fearful, pessimistic and dismissive or we can be positive and upbeat when there is so much negativity around? Negativity tends to attract all sorts of negativity around us. That’s why the Christian message is upbeat and positive. We need light, hope, and a sense of positive. Today may be very ordinary, it is far from perfect but it’s the only day we can really work with and make the most of.  


 The Joys of Priesthood Who’d want to be a priest?

If the sermon is too long: “He sends us to sleep”

If it’s short: “He didn’t bother to prepare it”

If he raises his voice: “He’s shouting”

If he speaks normally: “You can’t hear him”

If he’s away: “He’s always on the road”

If he’s at home: “He never goes anywhere”

If he’s out visiting: “He’s never at home”

If he’s in the house: “He never visits the people”

If he talks finance: “He’s fond of the money” If he doesn’t: “He’s letting the parish run down”

If he takes his time: “He’d wear you out” If he doesn’t: He never listens”

If he starts mass on time: “His watch must be fast” If he starts a minute late: “He holds everyone up”

If he’s young: “He has no experience” If he’s old: “He ought to retire”

And if he dies, or is changed: “No one could ever replace him!”




Grant me, O Lord

Grant me O Lord the courage to change the things that I can,                                                     the serenity to accept the things that I cannot,                                                                             and the wisdom                                                                                                                           to know the difference.


An Post Cycle Tour:  Motorists are asked to take EXTRA care on our roads this Sunday 29th July  as 2,500 cyclists will be out and about on the roads of Meath taking part in the An Post Meath Heritage Cycle Tour. The tour will take place between the hours of 8.00am and 4.00pm, so keep an eye out for participants on your journey this Sunday. The tour starts and finishes at Trim Castle


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