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Parish Bulletin 5th August 2012

Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath

5 August 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 




Congratulations to Amy Johnson & Robert Grimes, and Jane Bryant & James Radmore

who were married during the week.


Please pray for Mary Hamil (Downpatrick) sister of Joan Deering (Curagha Road) who died during the week. May she rest in peace.


A meeting for parents who have children for baptism in the near future will take place next Wednesday 8th August in the Parish Pastoral Centre at 8.00pm



Sr. Nuala Glynn of the Franciscan Missionaries of Mary, who spoke at all the Masses last weekend, expresses her immense gratitude to the parishioners of the parish who donated €5,068.00 to her appeal. She is most grateful to all and assures our parishioners of her prayers and those of the sisters working with her.


The Meath Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock led by Bishop Michael Smith will take place next Sunday 12th August. 


Youth 2000 invites you to their Summer festival in Clonmacnois from 9th to 12th August, a lively 4 day Catholic festival for 16 to 35 year olds with great music, workshops, prayer, concert, inspiring talks, games and plenty of time for relaxing and meeting people. The festival is donation-only with free buses from around the country, just bring a sleeping bag. To book on line and for information on the free buses visit or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or phone 01-6753690/ 085-8289231



Meath Diocese, Pilgrimage to Lourdes 12 – 17th September Youth Section (ages 18-30)

In recent years many young people have travelled to Lourdes seeking to find out more about this famous Shrine: to lend a hand to the pilgrims who are sick or infirmed, to look for some prayer space in busy lives and still to have a good time. Cost €450. If you are interested in travelling this September, contact Fr. Mark English, Dunboyne 01-8255342 or see www.dioceseofmeath/youth.




5 Aug

Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

12 Aug

Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time



Liam McLoughlin

Vigil 7.00pm

Patsy McCabe (Months Mind)

John & Elizabeth Padian

& John & Elizabeth Boylan




John, Mary, Larry & Mary Mooney


Molly Talty  & Molly & Frank Maher

& Conor Fogarty 


 Pudsar Toole & Johnnie Staunton

& Anthony & Mary Rafferty


 Peter & Mary Middleton

& Daniel Stears


Liam Corcoran & Kathleen Cusack

& Seamus & Pete Middleton

& Ann Kerrigan




          Monday         Mass at 11.00am in Ratoath Manor Nursing Home

          Wednesday   Mary Hamil

          Saturday        No morning Mass

St Patrick’s College Maynooth. Pastoral Liturgy Course starts 17th September Monday’s & Tuesday’s 10.00am-4.00pm. Contact Rev Patrick Jones Tel 01 7083478 email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Ratoath Musical Society (RMS) Children's Disco. Come along to the Ratoath Musical Society (RMS) "Summer Superhero Pantomime Children's Disco” on Friday, 17th August for ages 6 - 12 in The Venue Theatre, Ratoath Community Centre.  Dress up as your favourite Superhero or Pantomime Character or just come along in your "cool" disco clothes and have fun with all your friends before the summer ends. Ages 6 - 8 years 6:30pm – 8pm, 9 - 12 years  8:30pm  – 10pm.  Admission €5.00  - all proceeds will go towards the costumes for our Pantomime "Little Red Riding Hood" in January 2013 ( auditions will be held on September 2nd)  This will be a fully supervised event. Bring your own drinks (no glass bottles please)

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
Fun Irish Dancing Summer Camp: in Ratoath Community Centre from 13th -16th August.
Irish, show and modern dancing, with lots of fun and games. Contact Veronica 086 179 7150   
Ratoath GAA Lotto results for 28 July No jackpot. Next week’s jackpot €3200.00

Bingo every Sunday night in the Community Centre. Jackpot now stands at €5,500 (47 calls)

Community Recycling Event: Fairyhouse Racecourse 11th August from 8.00am-4.00pm. for more information contact Joe Bonner 087 974 9563


A society without God is a society without a compass                Pope Benedict XV1


With huge advances in technology and the arrival of the satellite navigation systems, it might seem that a compass is a thing of the past. But it still plays a very important role in land and sea navigation. There are many ways to describe the importance of something but comparing God to a compass is simple but clever.


Life at the best of times is complex, fragile, with unexpected twists and turns each day. No person can be prepared for every eventually but we can have the basics ready to help us cope and adapt.                                          If god is present in our lives we are at a distinct advantage. We are in a better position to cope, to find our feet, to adapt, to get renewed strength and to start again on our journey. 


Even if God is the wind beneath your wings, you still have to do a lot of flapping.    Brian Cavanaugh


The Church beseeches that we venerate Christ in the Eucharist....We show this “veneration” by going to visit Christ in the tabernacle.... He dwells there, really present, he who was present in the crib, at Nazareth, upon the mountain of Judea, in the supper-room, on the cross.

                                                                                                          Blessed Columba Marmion


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