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Parish Bulletin 9th June 2013


Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath


9 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 Sonny Browning (North Road), Grace Carolan (Coill Beag) and 
Charlie Daniel (Seagrave Park) who were baptised recently. 
Please pray for Jim Kelly (Finglas & Clonfert) father of Kieran Kelly (Foxlodge Wood) who died during the week. May he rest in peace.
Congratulations to Lisa Doyle and Marcus Crawley who were married during the week
A baptismal meeting for parents who have children for baptism in the near future will be held in the Parish Pastoral Centre on Wednesday next 12th June at 8.00pm 
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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Jack Kavanagh Trust: Mid Summer Ladies lunch on Friday 14th June in Dunshaughlin Pastoral Centre beginning at 12.30pm. Tickets €50 from Kathryn on 0863814391or June on 0868198143. For more information This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


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


Ratoath GAA lotto Results 1.10.17. 22. No winner. Next week’s jackpot  €7600




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.






Meath Archaeological and Historical Society outing to Belvedere House, Clonmacnoise and Clonfert Cathedral, Saturday 22 June. Cost €50 per person (90 per couple). Contact Julitta 8259438


Meath Branch Alzheimers Society will hold the Alzheimers Café in Pillo Hotel, Ashbourne on Mon June 10th from 2 to 4pm . All those suffering from Dementia, their carers and families welcome.


Ratoath Musical Society host a one-day Musical Theatre workshop Sun. 9th June in the Venue Theatre 11am-5pm. Full details on our facebook page- age 16 yrs++




9 June

Tenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

16 June

Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time



John O’Rourke  & Angelo Whyte & Ann & Bridget Reilly

Paddy & Mary Cassidy

Vigil 7.00pm

John Christina & Lily O’Connor

Mary & Joseph Elliott

Bobby, Annie & Michael Walls


Jean Clarkson




 Aidan O’Brien




Harry, Gladys & George Campbell  & Paddy O’Connor & Marie O’Connor Howard


Thomas & Margaret Campbell and deceased members of the family

& David Colfer




                 Monday    John & Bridget Eiffe            Saturday      No morning Mass








                    Choose Life 2013




Church Teaching


Human life is sacred and inviolable at every moment of existence, including the initial phase which precedes birth. All human beings, from their mothers' womb, belong to God who searches them and knows them, who forms them and knits them together with his own hands, who gazes on them when they are tiny shapeless embryos and already sees in them the adults of tomorrow whose days are numbered and whose vocation is even now written in the "book of life" (cf. Ps 139: 1, 13-16). There too, when they are still in their mothers' womb-as many passages of the Bible bear witness -they are the personal objects of God's loving and fatherly providence. - Evangelium vitae, 61, Encyclical Letter of Pope John Paul II, 1995.




Abortion Legislation


The right to life is the most fundamental of all rights because it is the foundation of all other rights.


Assurances that the Abortion Bill will provide very ‘limited’ access to abortion in response to suicidal ideation are unreliable. The Abortion Bill, in keeping with the X Case judgement, is clear that the risk of suicide need not be “immediate” or “inevitable” to satisfy a judgement “in good faith”, that there is a risk to the life of a mother. The Abortion Bill fails to adequately balance the right to life of the mother with that of the baby, something which current law and medical practice does. This [medical practice] has contributed to Ireland continuing to be one of the safest countries to carry an unborn baby through to birth. On the basis of testimony from medical professionals abortion is not an appropriate treatment for suicidal ideation.




“We have to ask the question again: in what other area would a ‘treatment’ that is not appropriate, that brings clear risks to the health of a mother - and which results in the death of  another totally innocent person - be legislated for by our public  representatives?”- Archbishop Michael Neary, 2 June 2013.




Extract from Prayer for the Child in the Womb 


Guide the work of doctors, nurses and midwives. May the life of a mother and her baby in the womb be equally cherished and respected.  Amen




Weekly Quotes


“We must never be afraid to allow our faith to influence and shape our political choices, especially on questions which involve the most basic human values, such as the right to life itself.”


                                                                                                 Archbishop Charles J Brown, 2 June 2013.


“From the moment of conception, every human life is sacred and  precious. Everyone who recognises the wonder of human life appreciates that”                                                           Bishop John Kirby, 3 June 2013.






Patients in need of transport to and from their chemotherapy treatments (inc. bloods, consultant appointments, follow-ups, etc.) can avail of ‘Care to Drive’ - a free transport service to the following hospitals – St. Vincent’s; St. James’s; the Mater; Tallaght; Blanchardstown; Tullamore. Contact your hospital team or the Irish Cancer Society on 01 2310 566 for more details


Step Out For Diabetes: Diabetes Ireland is holding their annual Dublin Lunar Walk on June 22nd as they fundraise to meet ever increasing demands on their services. This walk has 2 distance options (20km or 30km) and will be under the night of the June Full Moon. To register or for full details please visit or lo-call 1850 909 909


Are you interested in taking your best friend for a walk in aid of Guide Dogs? Walk your favourite K9  on Sunday 9 June.  We meet in the car park of the Ratoath GAA at 3.30pm. Walk will take about 45 minutes to complete €5.00 per person and €10.00 per family in aid of this for this worthy cause. Refreshments afterwards in the clubhouse. Contact  Ger O’Byrne 087 419 4819


The recently formed Venue players, make their maiden voyage from the Venue Theatre, Sat 15th June at 8pm- sail from comedy to classic, with scenes from hilarious comedies                           Mom Coaching Network are holding a free workshop on 11th June on  'Understanding Self Esteem'.  7.30 p.m. - 8.30 pm in Ratoath Community Centre. All welcome.   RSVP if possible to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it



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