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Parish Bul;letin 29th June 2104

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath

29 June 2014

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Opening hours for the Parish Office: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday from 9.30am– 4.00pm





Priest on Duty: Fr Brendan 
Congratulations to Emily Fox (Steeplechase Court), Noah Delavega (Somerville), 
Mazie Waters ( Somerville,) Jane Burmeister (Ashbourne), Max Clarke (Foxlodge Woods) 
and Mia Kelly (Milltree Park) who were baptised recently.
This 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 in the family room of the church.
The Annual Mass of St. Oliver Plunkett is in Loughcrew, Oldcastle on this Sunday 29th June at 3.00pm
Envelope Collection for weekending 22nd June €790.61 and Standing Orders for May €3,533.47
Many thanks for your continued support and generosity.
This Sunday is the Solemnity of St. Peter and St. Paul and annual collection for Peter’s Pence is taken up at all Masses. This is a special charitable collection and is intended for use by the Pope in his worldwide humanitarian efforts. Victims of natural disasters, wars, diseases and other catastrophic events receive assistance from Peter’s Pence. Economically strapped diocese and churches, hospital and Catholic education programs also receive funds. In 2013 this worldwide collection raised nearly €190 million to support our suffering brothers and sisters around the globe. Pope Benedict said that the collection is “the most characteristic expression of the participation of all the faithful in the Bishop’s of Rome charitable initiatives in favour of the universal Church.”
Lough Derg: God’s healing grace is experienced on Lough Derg in an intensity seldom encountered elsewhere. Daily boats to the Island from 10.30am until 3.00pm, seven days a week until 13th August. No booking necessary. Contact Maureen or Sharon on 0719861518 or email 
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Pope Francis’ Tweet of the Month: There is never a reason to lose hope. Jesus says: “I am with you until the end of the world”.Follow Pope Francis on Twitter @Pontifex

1  29 June

     The Feast of St. Peter and St. Paul

2  6 July

     Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

7. 7.00pm             

Teeney, Patrick & Raymond Brennan

Michael & Agnes O’Hare

Christy & Christina Rooney

7.  7.00pm

John & Margaret Johnson

Desmond & Julia Toole

Anthony & Mary Rafferty

Gerard O’Reilly

1  9.00am    

John & Anthony Healy

1   9.00am

Mary, Tom & Edward Gannon

1  11.00am    

Margaret & Luke Ralph & deceased members of the family

1   11.00am

Seamus McIntyre

Deceased members of the Boshell family

1  12.15pm    

Laura Donohue

1   12.15pm

Bridie & Tommy Dolan

John Looney




                 Friday            Mass for all those on the Parish List of the Dead
                 Saturday        No morning Mass
The Solemnity of St. Peter and St. Paul
The Deep End- Places you would not go.
Today we celebrate the two founders of the Christian church, Peter and Paul, in some way not ideal disciples. Peter originally Simon, was a fisherman who made many mistakes along the way including denying Jesus, but became the “rock” upon which Jesus built his church. Paul formerly Saul, turned from persecuting Christians into the greatest missionary and theologian in the early Church. 
The Gospel we hear today tells us something about this discipleship to which Peter and Paul were called. It is not easy, and it is not always what we would expect. Jesus tells Peter: “When you grow old you will stretch out your hands, and somebody else will put a belt around you and take you where you would rather not go”. We are told that Jesus is indicating how Peter is to die.
Yet his next words are still an invitation: “Follow me”. Peter is left in no doubt that discipleship will not be a bed of roses. He will not be able to “walk where he likes” and do his own thing. Following Jesus is going to take him to places he would rather not go. If Simon or Saul had known what was ahead, would they have taken the path they did?
So it is with our lives. We never know what is round the corner and what we may have to deal with, whether illness, loss or the many other obstacles that can come our way. The twists and turns of life may indeed bring us where we would rather not go. 
But we are called to follow Jesus, and trust that he has a plan for us.  
                                                                                             From Intercom, by Triona Doherty
Dalgan Summer School 2014. Experiencing God in Creation under the direction of Dr John Feehan and Fr Sean McDonagh14th-17th July Price €250. To book email Elizabeth Mc Ardle at 
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Kiltale Farm Summer Camp, Kiltale, Dunsany Co. Meath. Camp runs from 10-1 in July and August. A  hands on farm experience, other activities include arts and crafts, baking and gardening.  Please contact 087-9135064 / 046-9436679 for more details.
Ratoath Tennis Club Family Fun Day - Sunday 6thJuly 12-6pm, Fun Games, Free Coaching tips, BBQ and snacks available. Members, guest, friends and family welcome.
Alzheimer's Cafe is cancelled for July and August but will resume in September. 
Alzheimer's Support Group will meet at The Venue, Ratoath at 8pm on Wednesday, July 16th. Families and Carers of those suffering from Dementia welcome.
Tidy Towns Project on Wednesday evenings at Supervalu 7.00pm to 7.30pm. Contact Jackie on 086-1271252.  One hour a week makes a huge difference. Please join us. Also we need any local tree surgeon or horticulturalist who could assist with tree shaping in certain area. 
Volunteers wanted for Harvest Festival. We are currently looking for volunteers to help out at Dunfest 2014 (Dunshaughlin Harvest Festival) running from 25th-28th Sept. We do not need help just yet, we just need to compile numbers. If this is for you or you would like more information call or text 087-8386011 or email 
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GAA: The Intermediate hurlers are playing on Monday night in round 2 of their championship campaign as they take on Wolfe Tones in Brew's Hill at 7.30pm. All support is welcome
Lotto No’s drawn were 7,12,13 & 16. No Jackpot winner...€50 winners were Michelle Fagan & James Ralph.Draw in Ratoath Inn next week



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