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Parish Bulletin 14th July 2013


Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath


14 July 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 Seamus McIntyre (Ennistown), Laura Silke (Coolock) sister of Sean Gahan (Mooretown) and Billy Ward (Letterkenny) sister of Maureen McCormack (Fairyhouse Road)  who died during the week. May they rest in peace.
Congratulations to William & Ben Godkin (Jamestown Park) & William Murray (Clonee)
who were baptised recently.
Congratulations to Jane Everard & Martin Reilly who were married during the week.
Envelope Collection for the weeks ending 23rd & 30th June and 7th July €2,273.51
Standing Orders for June €4,508.07 Many thanks for your continued support and generosity.
Eucharistic Adoration, every Wednesday from 10.00am to 10.00pm. All welcome
There will be no 12.15pm Mass on Sunday 4th August




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.  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, on Saturday 27th July at 7pm meeting at Bethany Centre (beside the Cathedral, Mullingar). The evening will begin with Mass, followed by refreshments and the live broadcast of the Vigil from RioWe especially want also to invite people living in the diocese from Brazil to come and join with us. 


Bishop Smith will lead the Meath Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock on Sunday 11th August along with the Diocesan Choir. For  information for groups travelling, phone 0469739015.


Youth 2000 Summer Festival:   takes place in the Cistercian College, Roscrea, Co. Tipperary from Thursday 15th – Sunday 18th August.  For young people aged 16-35, an opportunity not to be missed to experience the Catholic faith and meet many new people.  This Festival has been nicknamed the “Holy Oxygen” with over 1000 young people from all corners of Ireland attending last year. The festival is donation only.  Free buses available from towns throughout Ireland.  For information and to book online see or phone 01 6753690 or facebook (youthtwothousandIreland)


14 July

Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

21 July

Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time



 Dorothea Mates

& Miley & Kathleen Byrne

Vigil 7.00pm

 Ryan & Cunningham Families

& Carmel, Edward & Albert McAuley




 John, Jane,Christy & Marie Mulvaney


Kevin White

& Georgina Flanagan


Rose McCarthy

& Molly & Frank Maher


Patsy & Agnes McCabe

& Fran & Wesley Geraghty

& Sarah Browne


Ben White






                                       Saturday       No morning Mass


                              Pope Francis on the Christian Life


“How does Joseph respond to his calling to be the protector of Mary, Jesus and the Church? By being constantly attentive to God, open to the signs of God’s presence and receptive to God’s plans, and not simply to his own. … In him, dear friends, we learn how to respond to God’s call, readily and willingly, but we also see the core of the Christian vocation, which is Christ! Let us protect Christ in our lives, so that we can protect others, so that we can protect creation!” – Inaugural Homily, March 19


“Being Christian is not just obeying orders but means being in Christ, thinking like him, acting like him, loving like him; it means letting him take possession of our life and change it, transform it and free it from the darkness of evil and sin. … Let us show the joy of being children of God, the freedom that living in Christ gives us which is true freedom, the freedom that saves us from the slavery of evil, of sin and of death!” – Audience, April 10


“We too should be clear in our Christian life that entering the glory of God demands daily fidelity to his will, even when it demands sacrifice and sometimes requires us to change our plans.” – Audience, April 17


“In this period of crisis, today, it is important not to turn in on ourselves, burying our own talent, our spiritual, intellectual, and material riches, everything that the Lord has given us, but, rather to open ourselves, to be supportive, to be attentive to others. … Set your stakes on great ideals, the ideals that enlarge the heart, the ideals of service that make your talents fruitful. Life is not given to us to be jealously guarded for ourselves, but is given to us so that we may give it in turn.” – Audience, April 24
Meath Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes, led by Bishop Smith 12 -17 September. Return flights,  5 nights Hotel full board, insurance & taxes €699.  There is a special section for sick pilgrims requiring assistance with accommodation and medical supervision in the Accueil Notre Dame. There is a special youth section, 18- 30 years. Fare €350. To book, contact: Pilgrimage Abroad Ltd, 69 Upper O Connell St., Dublin 1. Tel: 01-6359300


Pilgrimage to Rome -  February 4 – 14 2014 including Assisi, Monte Cassino and audience with Pope Francis. Accommodation (Bed & Breakfast) in Villa Irlanda, Irish College.  €1,220.00 per person sharing.  Director – Fr Oliver Skelly, PP.  For further details and booking please contact Mullingar Travel, Austin Friar Street, Mullingar. Tel: 044 9340587.


The Meath Branch of the Alzheimers Society will hold a support group meeting for carers of people suffering from Dementia at the Venue, Ratoath , on Wednesday, July 17th at 8 pm.


GAA Lotto Numbers: Numbers drawn are 8,14,23 7 25. Ratoath GAA would like to thank all who supported their very successful BBQ. A great night was had by all


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




History talk on Wednesday 17th July on 'Richard Blake of Meath and the Resurrection of the GAA, 1890-1898' by Dr Richard McElligott, in Páirc Tailteann, Navan, at 7.30pm.  Organised by the Meath Archaeological and Historical Society in association with Meath GAA. All welcome. Inquiries, contact J Clancy at 01 8259438



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