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Parish Bulletin 28th July 2013

Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath

28 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. Gerry  
Congratulations to Lucie Cunningham (Foxlodge Manor), Grainne Moore (Mooretown), 
Elvis McMahon (Foxlodge Wood), Harry O’Shea (Steeplechase Green) and Luke Stafford 
(Milltree Park) who were baptised recently.
Please pray for Patrick (Patsy) McCormack (Fairyhouse Road) and Elizabeth Roche (Castleknock), mother of Karen Barniville (Foxbrook) who died during the week. May they rest in peace.
Congratulations to Jemma Walsh and Ian Sheehy who were married during the week.
The sick and the housebound will be attended to in their homes on Thursday and Friday

There will be no 12.15pm Mass next  Sunday 4th August.


Next Sunday, Fr. Denis Nulty, a priest of the diocese of Meath, will be ordained Bishop of Kildare and Leighlin in Carlow Cathedral. The ceremony will begin at 3pm.  The chief consecrator will be Archbishop Diarmuid Martin, assisted by Bishop Smith and the Papal Nuncio, Archbishop Charles Brown.  The ceremony will be streamed live on, beginning at approximately 2.40pm. 

 Prayer for Fr Denis Nulty                                                                                                                                O God, we pray for Fr Denis Nulty. Filled with your Spirit, may he minister with wisdom, understanding, knowledge and right judgement.                                                                                   May he display courage, reverence and a deep sense of wonder and awe in your presence.       Hold him close to your heart that he may be a humble instrument of your love and compassion in the service of your people. We make this prayer through Christ our Lord, Amen.

Open Air Mass will be held in St Oliver’s Park for Laura Donohue on Thursday 1st August at 7.00pm. All are very welcome.

Bishop Smith will lead the Meath Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock on Sunday 11th August. For information for groups travelling, phone 0469739015.Bus will leave Dunshaughlin at 8.00am

Bishop Michael will lead a diocesan day pilgrimage to Lough Derg on Tuesday 20th August

(Feast of St Bernard) as part of the Year of Faith.


28 July

Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

04 Aug

Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time



James & Annie Nolan

& The Digan Family & May McCarthy

Vigil 7.00pm

Liam McLoughlin






Conor Fogarty


James, Kate, John, James Jr Donnelly


Peg Everard & Sheila Farrell

& Jackie O’Sullivan


No 12.15pm Mass to day 



Monday             Molly Talty                                 Thursday     Special Intention

Friday     For all on the Parish List of the Dead       Saturday      Mass in the Nursing Home 11.00am     

“Caring for life from the beginning to the end. What a simple thing, what a beautiful thing. So go forth and don’t be discouraged. Care for life. It’s worth it”                                                                                                Pope Francis


                                        New Director of Trocaire

Eamonn Meehan is replacing Justin Kilcullen as Trocaire’s new Executive Director who will retire in October. Eamonn Meehan first joined Trocaire staff in 1991 as Programme Manager for the Southern Africa Region. For five years in this role, he managed the day-to-day running of Trocaire’s work in South Africa, Mozambique, Angola, Zambia and Zimbabwe. In 1996 he became Head of the International Division, responsible for Trocaire’s work overseas. This included the allocation of resources to development and humanitarian programmes and securing co-financing from the Irish government, the EU and others.  In 2002, Eamonn was appointed Deputy Director and Head of Trocaire’s Ireland Division with over-arching responsibility for fundraising and marketing, communications, development education, policy and campaigns. Previously from 1987-1991, Eamonn worked with the Agency for Personal Service Overseas (APSO) as Regional Representative for Southern Africa based in Lesotho. A former teacher, he has taught in Clane, County Kildare, Knocklyon in County Dublin and in Turkana in Kenya.  Originally from Kilmaley, County Clare, Eamonn holds a Masters in Education from Trinity College, Dublin


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  to experience the Catholic faith. For information and to book online see or phone 01 6753690 or facebook (youthtwothousandIreland


Ratoath Credit Union is pleased to announce the issue of New Student Loans for 3rd level colleges. Please contact the office on 01 8251 112 or check out our website on


Glee Club Summer Camp in Ratoath Community Centre from 6th- 9th August from 10am-2.30pm each day. A fun filled week consisting of dance, drama and singing. Contact Danielle on 0852166274

"Fun Summer Camp" from 12th -15th August in the Ratoath Community Centre, consisting of modern Irish dancing (Riverdance style), fun games, arts and crafts etc. Phone 0861797150.


Multi Sports Summer Camp in St Andrew’s National School, Curragha, from August 12th-16th 10am-1.30pm Ages 7-12 email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Tel: Caroline on086-239352 or Sean on 086-7322251


Ratoath Manor Nursing Home recently hosted our Annual Summer Garden Party. It was a fantastic party and one that was enjoyed by all. We would like to say a huge thanks to everyone, including residents, staff, family, friends and the local community for your continued support. For information on Ratoath Manor Nursing Home events and activities please visit


Tidy Towns meet on Wednesday evenings at Supervalue  Carpark at 7.15pm. Please come along and help to keep our village looking lovely.


The Dunshaughlin Harvest Festival Street Market takes place on Saturday 28th September to Sunday 29th September. We would love to have you join us at this successful event.   If you are a local business, trader or crafts person who would like to take the opportunity to showcase your product to an enthusiastic audience visit to down load a booking form to reserve a space. Call Ann Marie on 087 8563835 or Rosemary on 087 2419449 for further information.


Dunboyne Community Employment has the following vacancy. Childcare Assistant in Ratoath/Dunshaughlin area.  Please contact. Danny Gaughan on  087-2626727 email or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


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