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Parish Bulletin 12th August 2012

Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath

12 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. Gerry 

Congratulations to Oliver Lyons (Tankardstown), Vanessa Romanescu (Riverwalk Court),

Ella May Gaffney (Milltree Park), Ralph Walker (Steeplechase Green),

Emma Jacques (Somerville) and Emily Tonks (Milltree Park) who were baptised recently.



Congratulations to Catriona Donnelly and Stephen Geraghty who were married during the week.


Please pray for Maura Ryan (Dunboyne) sister of Sheila Naughton, Vera Brennan and John Moore, who died during the week. May she rest in peace.


Wednesday is the Feast of the Assumption of Our Lady. It is a holy day of obligation. Masses on Wednesday will be at 11.00am and 7.00pm.


Envelope Collection for the week ending 28th July and 5th August €2,082.82

Standing Orders for July €5,823.54 Many thanks for your continued support and generosity.


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



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.


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





12 Aug

Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

19 Aug

Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time



Patsy McCabe (Months Mind)

John & Elizabeth Padian

& John & Elizabeth Boylan

Vigil 7.00pm

Martin Madden


John, Mary, Larry & Mary Mooney




 Pudsar Toole & Johnnie Staunton

& Anthony & Mary Rafferty


 Deceased members of the O’Neill family (Coldwinter)

& Tom & Lil Coyle


Liam Corcoran & Kathleen Cusack

& Seamus & Pete Middleton

& Ann Kerrigan & Mary Humphrity & George Doody


Christopher & Ann Donnelly & Martin McGorman & Sarah McEvoy





          Monday           Special Intention                      Tuesday        Tony Muckley                      

          Wednesday    Masses at 11.00am  Gerry Smyth. and 7.00pm      Saturday    No morning Mass

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
Trim Walled Town Festival Castle Car Park, Sunday 19th August 1.30 to 5.00, Free fun for all the family. Falconry, Magician, Puppet Show, Face painting and lots more.
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 06 Aug No Winner. Next week’s jackpot €3,300.00

A Creative Writing course will commence in Ratoath Community Centre in September. Classes will run on Monday evenings at 7.30pm  and on Tuesday mornings at 10.30am.  For more information contact Valerie on 087/8170047

*************************************************************************************************                           The Feast of the Assumption – Wednesday

The Feast of the Assumption which we celebrate this week is a day that marks time. The life of Mary has marked time for all humanity. She gave us the waiting time, the birthing time and the growing-up time. She gave us letting –go time, the painful time, the dying time and the raising time. On Wednesday we watch her as she moves into eternal time. 
Wednesday feast day is a time of year when things are changing around us. Days are getting shorter, back to school is just around the corner and the hint of autumn is creeping in. Mary’s feast gives us a little nudge to appreciate what Mary means to us.
Her ascension into heaven might give the impression that she is aloof, irrelevant and out of touch.    What it really means is that she is a truly great friend to have as we journey through life, She is closer to than we can possibly imagine. She is especially close to our every experience. We ask for her guidance, direction and many blessing on each of us today.
Ordinary riches can be stolen, real riches cannot. In your soul are infinitely precious things that cannot be taken from you.                                                                               Oscar Wilde

Prayer is the familiar intercourse of the soul with God                     Blessed Charles de Foucauld



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