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Parish Bulletin 6th July 2014

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath

6 July 2014

        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 Daniel McKenna (Streamstown), Saul Galvin (Foxlodge Manor) and
Oliver Costello (Foxlodge Woods) who were baptised recently.
Please pray for Fr. John Kerrane (retired P.P. of Dunshaughlin) who died during the week. 
May he rest in peace.

A meeting for parents who have children for baptism in the near future will take place the Parish Pastoral Centre on Wednesday 9th July at 8.00pm  

Eucharistic Adoration every Wednesday from 10.00am to 10.00pm in the family room of the church.
Annnal Pioneer and Venerable Matt Talbot Pilgrimage to Knock, Sunday 20th July. A bus will leave Dunshaughlin church at 8.00pm. To book contact May on 01 8250 139 or 087 133 4872

Youth 2000 Summer Festival: Cistercian College, Roscrea, Co Tipperary from Thursday

14th – Sunday 17th August.  For young people aged 16-35, an opportunity not to be missed to experience the Catholic faith and meet many new people. The weekend will include talks, workshops, drama, concert, prayer, games, and time of sharing. This festival has been named “Holy Oxygen” with over 1000 young people from all over Ireland attending last year. The Festival is donation only. Free buses available from towns throughout Ireland. For more information and to book online see or phone 01 6753 690


Young people in Lourdes Sept 12th – 17th! In recent years many young people (18+) have travelled to Lourdes with the diocese seeking to find out more about this famous Shrine: to lend a hand to the pilgrims who are sick or infirmed, to look for some prayer space in busy lives and still to have a good time! Cost €350. If you are interested in travelling this September please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Two years to go! Last summer at the end of World Youth Day in Brazil Pope Francis announced Krakow as host city for the next World Youth Day 2016. We invite young people (age 18-35) to consider being part of Krakow’16. It seems so far away but it gives plenty of time to keep the diary free for July 2016 and to begin saving for the trip of a life-time! See to find out more


1  6 July

     Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

2  13 July

     Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

7. 7.00pm             

John & Margaret Johnson

Desmond & Julia Toole

Anthony & Mary Rafferty

Gerard O’Reilly

7. 7.00pm

Patsy & Agnes McCabe

Dorothea Mates

1  9.00am    

Mary, Tom & Edward Gannon

1  9.00am

Michael, James & Rose Doran

1  11.00am    

Seamus McIntyre

Deceased members of the Boshell family

1  11.00am


1  12.15pm    

Bridie & Tommy Dolan

John Looney

1  12.15pm




                                  Thursday       Sheila O’Donnell                              Saturday        No morning Mass
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 – this 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. 
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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Glee Camp will run in the Ratoath Community Centre from the 14th to 18th July from 10am-2pm each day. The camp is for ages 4-12yrs and consists of dancing drama and singing. If you are interested please call Danielle on 0852166274 
Dunboyne Community Employment has the following vacancy for people eligible to work under the Community Employment scheme. Position: Ground maintenance in Dunshaughlin area. 
Will require Garda clearance.  For further details please contact Danny Gaughan 087 2626724 or 01 8252864 or email 
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GAA Lotto No’s drawn 10,11,16 & 21No jackpot winner. €50 winners Paddy Coady and 
Ed O’Sullivan. Draw next week in Ratoath Inn.
St. Benedict   - Patron Saint of Europe – Feast Day 11th July
Benedict was born into a distinguished family in central Italy, studied at Rome and early in life was drawn to the monastic life. At first he became a hermit, leaving a depressing world—pagan armies on the march, the Church torn by schism, people suffering from war, morality at a low ebb. He soon realized that he could not live a hidden life in a small town any better than in a large city, so he withdrew to a cave high in the mountains for three years. Some monks chose him as their leader for a while, but found his strictness not to their taste. Still, the shift from hermit to community life had begun for him. 
He had an idea of gathering various families of monks into one “Grand Monastery” to give them the benefit of unity, fraternity, permanent worship in one house. Finally he began to build what was to become one of the most famous monasteries in the world—Monte Cassino, commanding three narrow valleys running toward the mountains north of Naples.                The Rule that gradually developed prescribed a life of liturgical prayer, study, manual labour and living together in community under a common father (abbot). Benedictine asceticism is known for its moderation, and Benedictine charity has always shown concern for the people in the surrounding countryside. In the course of the Middle Ages, all monasticism in the West was gradually brought under the Rule of St. Benedict. Today the Benedictine family is represented by two branches: the Benedictine Federation and the Cistercians.



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