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Parish Bulletin 2nd June 2013


Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath


2 June 2013


        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 Nicola Anne Gramberga (Millview), Kayla Hui (Steeplechase Green),
Keelan Sweeney (Seagrave Park), Josh Hynes (Steeplechase Green) and 
James Cousins ( Steeplechase Green) who were baptised recently. 
Envelope Collection for week ending 19th May €931.34. When writing cheques for the white envelope collection please make it out to “Ratoath Parochial Development Fund”. Many thanks for your continued support. 
The sick and the housebound will be attended to in their homes on Thursday and Friday .
Eucharistic Adoration on Wednesdays from 10.00am to 10.00pm


The Feast of Corpus Christi (The Body and Blood of Christ) Sunday 2nd June
Because of the link between Faith and Eucharist one of the celebrations planned for the Year of Faith is an Hour of Eucharistic Adoration, presided over by Pope Francis, in St Peter's Basilica on the afternoon of June 2th.  
Pope Francis has asked that a similar hour of Adoration be organised in every Cathedral in the world at the same time and also in all parish Churches.  
Consequently there will be an Hour of Adoration in our church from 7.00pm to 8.00pm this Sunday, the feast of Corpus Christi (The Body and Blood of Christ).  
We encourage parishioners to take part in this Eucharistic Adoration praying in solidarity with Pope Francis.  


Lough Derg: Three day pilgrimage every day from Friday 31st May until Tuesday 31st August. Contact  the Lough Derg office on 071 9861518 email: 
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Vigil for Life: Merrion Square on Saturday 8 June 3.00 -4.00 pm. Bus will leave Dunshaughlin at 1.00pm Contact Noreen Vesey 085 827 4558


2 June

Corpus Christi

9 June

Tenth Sunday in Ordinary Time



 Vonnie & Ben Cullen

& James, Agnes & Kate Rooney

Vigil 7.00pm

John O’Rourke

& Angela White & Ann & Bridget Reilly



Michael Coakley


Jean Clarkson


 Paddy & Mary Walsh & deceased members of Nulty & Walsh family

& Andy & Sean Eiffe


 Aidan O’Brien



Alice & Michael Hatch

& Laurence Copley


Harry, Gladys & George Campbell

& Paddy O’Connor & Marie O’Connor Howard




Monday       Brendan & Eileen Boylan & Enda O’Gorman (Mass at 11.00am min the Nursing Home)        Tuesday      Special Intention


Friday    Mass for all those on the Parish List of the Dead (The Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus)  


Saturday   Mass in Nursing Home at 11.00am


Choose Life 2013




 Church Teaching


The Catechism of the Catholic Church states in article2273: “The inalienable right to life of every innocent human individual is a constitutive element of a civil society and its legislation.”


The Catechism elaborates: “The moment a … law deprives a category of human beings of the protection which civil legislation ought to accord them, the state is denying the equality of all before the law. When the state does not place its power at the service of the rights of each citizen, and in particular of the more vulnerable, the very foundation of a state based on law are undermined. ” (80 CDF, Donum vitae III)




Abortion Legislation


It has been claimed that Ireland has an obligation to legislate for abortion in the context of the 1992 X Case. This is untrue. There exists no constitutional provision or statute requiring politicians to legislate for any Supreme Court decision.       


Legislators can make a positive choice: they can preserve current medical practice which guarantees necessary treatment for pregnant women while respecting the right to life of the baby.            


Similarly the December 2010 decision of the European Court of Human Rights in the A, B and C v. Ireland casedid not oblige Ireland to introduce legislation authorising abortion. Rather it left “future policy on protecting the lives of unborn children in the hands of the Irish people” - Cardinal Seán Brady.




Excerpt from Prayer of the Life in the Womb


Lord Jesus, you are the source and lover of life. Reawaken in us respect for every human life. Help us to see in each child the marvellous work of our Creator. Open our hearts to  welcome every child as a unique and wonderful gift.Amen




Weekly Quotes:


“It is God who gives life. Let us respect and love human life, especially vulnerable life in a mother’s womb.” - Pope Francis, 15 May 2013.


“It is important in the current debates about abortion that Christian believers be, and be seen to be, on the side of all life.” - Archbishop Diarmuid Martin, 20 May 2013.




Suicide awareness training course.  Would you like to learn how to identify and support people with thoughts of suicide and connect them to suicide first aid resources.  Free course, open toeveryone, no qualification necessary. Wednesday 12th June from 10am to 2pm in Dunshaughlin Community Centre.   Registration is essential prior to 28th May. Phone Kay on 046 9280790.




Éist Counselling is now available in The Deerpark Medical Centre, Ashbourne.


Counselling is provided on a variety of issues including Bereavement, Suicide, Depression,


Stress & Anxiety, Self-Esteem and Relationships.  For Confidential Enquiries: 


Contact Betty on 087 2498134(MIACP)








Ratoath College will run their Bill Nye Activity Guy Camp again this year for all students from Junior Infants up to 3rd class. It will be held in the Scout's Den in Ratoath from Monday 1st July to Friday 5th of July from 9:30a.m. to 2:00p.m.  This is a hands-one, interactive, problem solving, skill-building week of activities. It is €70 per student.  Contact Ursula Hynes on 087/9918257 for details.




Ratoath GAA Annual BBQ on Saturday 15th June. Food served from 8.30pm Admission €20 Music by “Rubber Duck” Contact Monica on 087 6493639 or Kevin on 087 6659447


Lotto result no's drawn; No winner. Next week’s jackpot €7500



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