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Parish Bulletin 30th June 2013


Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath


30 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. Brendan  
Please pray for Paddy Laffey (Ballyhaunis) father of Michael Laffey who died during the week. 
May he rest in peace. 
The sick and the housebound will be attended to in their homes on Thursday and Friday.
Eucharistic Adoration, every Wednesday from 10.00am to 10.00pm. All welcome
There will be no 12.15pm Mass on Sunday 4th August


                                      Rally for Life

Saturday 6th July at 2.00pm in Parnell Square. Bus will leave Dunshaughlin at 12.30pm and Dunboyne at 12.45pm. Contact Nora Deacy on 085 827 4558 or 01 8259844.




The World Youth Day International Meeting of young Catholics and the Pope is taking place at the end of July in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It will be the first encounter for Pope Francis with the youth of the Church and is even more significant now that it is a South American Pope gathering for WYD in a South American city.  However due to the distance and the costs of travelling not many are able to attend from Ireland. We invite the young people (+18years) of the Meath Diocese to gather in Mullingar, to join in the celebrating of this major Church event, for a live screening of the World Youth Day Prayer Vigil on the evening of Saturday 27th July. We especially want also to invite people living in the diocese from Brazil to come and join with us. More details to follow in coming weeks.


The collection this week end at all Masses is the annual “Peter’s Pence” collection, for the Holy Father. The Peter’s pence collection unites us in solidarity to the Holy See and its works of charity to those in need. Your generosity allows the Pope to respond to our suffering brothers and sisters.  The collection provides the pope with the financial means to respond to those who are suffering as a result of war, oppression, national disaster and disease.




Lotto Results: Numbers drawn 13,20,23,27. No winner.  Next weeks jackpot  €7,900






30 June

Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

7 July

Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time



 Desmond & Julia Toole

Michael & Agnes O’Hare and deceased members of the family

& John Looney

Vigil 7.00pm

 John & Margaret Johnson

& Anthony & Mary Rafferty



Dan Moore

& William Foillard


Michael, James & Rose Doran

& Mary, Tom & Edward Gannon


Christy & Christina Rooney

Alicia & Tommy O’Beirne


Deceased members of the Boshell family & Martin Dolan


Laura Donohue

Margaret & Luke Ralph and deceased members of the family


Ray Lyons (Months Mind)

& Tommy & Bridie Dolan

& Gerry O’Reilly






                                       Friday          Mass for all those on the Parish List of the Dead


                                      Saturday       No morning Mass


                          Pope Francis on “Following Christ”


“Ours is not a joy born of having many possessions, but from having encountered a Person, Jesus, in our midst; it is born from knowing that with him we are never alone, even at difficult moments, even when our life’s journey comes up against problems and obstacles that seem insurmountable, and there are so many of them! And in this moment the enemy, the devil, comes, often disguised as an angel, and slyly speaks his word to us. Do not listen to him! Let us follow Jesus!” – Homily, March 24


“Following and accompanying Christ, staying with him, demands ‘coming out of ourselves’ … out of a dreary way of living faith that has become a habit, out of the temptation to withdraw into our own plans which end by shutting out God’s creative action.” – Audience, March 27


“Christ opened the path to us. He is like a roped guide climbing a mountain, who on reaching the summit, pulls us up to him and leads us to God. If we entrust our life to him, if we let ourselves be guided by him, we are certain to be in safe hands, in the hands of our Saviour, of our advocate.” – Audience, April 17


*********************************************************************************                       Choose Life 2013 (from the statement by the Catholic Bishops of Ireland)


A time for clarity and trust


We value the skill and efforts of our doctors, nurses and other care professionals who have helped to earn Ireland’s place as one of the safest countries in the world for mothers and their babies during pregnancy.




Catholic Church teaching is clear: where a seriously ill pregnant woman needs medical treatment which may put the life of her baby at risk, such treatments are ethically  permissible provided every effort is made to save both the mother and her baby.




This is different from abortion, which is the direct and intentional taking of the innocent life of the unborn. No matter what legislation is passed in any country, abortion is, and always will be, gravely wrong.




We remain convinced that enhanced medical guidelines, which do not envisage the direct and intentional killing of the unborn, could provide the necessary clarity as well as a morally, legally and medically acceptable way forward. While good health can normally be restored, life, once taken, can never, never be restored.


Weekly Quotes                                                                                                 The Gospel of life is at the heart of Jesus' message. Lovingly received day after day by the Church, it is to be preached with dauntless fidelity as ‘good news’ to the people of every age and culture.” -                                 Pope John Paul II Evangelium vitae, 1995


“I am appealing not just to legislators but to all of Irish society to re-think what is being proposed” - Mgr Brendan Byrne, Administrator, Kildare and Leighlin diocese, 30 May 13



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