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Parish Bulletin 20th July 2014

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath

20 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 Brendan  
Congratulations to Conor Whelan (Woodlands), Eva Grall (Jamestown Park), 
Noah Whelan (The Old Mill) and Samuel Hynes (Steeplechase Wood) who were baptised recently.
Please pray for Peadar Malone (Bodeen) and Monica Daly (Ballymacolle Stud, Dunboyne), sister of 
Dan Daly (Powderlough) who died during the week. May they rest in peace. 
Congratulations to Ailbhe Menton & Paul Brandenburg who were married during the week.
Envelope Collection for the weeks ending 29th June, 6th & 13th July €2,339.92
Many thanks for your continued support and generosity.
Eucharistic Adoration every Wednesday from 10.00am to 10.00pm in the family room of the church.

We extend a warm welcome to Rev. Fr. Andrew Adaeyiza Otu who will be assisting us in the parish over the next few weeks. 
Fr. Andrew is from Nigeria, a Diocesan priest ordained for the Catholic Diocese of Lokoja in the north-central part of Nigeria. He has been a student in Rome for the past 5 years, studying spiritual theology in the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas.
Last year, during his Summer vacation, Fr. Andrew assisted in the parish of Clara, Co Offaly from 1stAugust to 30th September. This year, Fr. Andrew arrived on July 11th and has been giving pastoral assistance in the parish of Rosemount and Tubber.  



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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Work on the stained glass windows continues these weeks. The central panels were removed during the week and are now in the studio of Emerald Stained Glass for conservation and restoration. This will involve work on the faded faces, clockwork and hands by selective re-painting and re-firing on existing glass. Full re-leading and sealing of all windows will take place later.

1  20 July

    Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

2  27 July

     Seventeenth  Sunday in Ordinary Time

7. 7.00pm             

James & Annie Nolan

Noel & Marie Giles

Louise Kelly

7. 7.00pm

Kevin Gorman

Mary & Joseph Elliott

1  9.00am    


1  9.00am


1  11.00am    

Mary Fadden (Months Memory)

Rose McCarthy

1  11.00am

Sheila Farrell

1  12.15pm    

Sarah Browne

1  12.15pm

Peg Everard & Jackie O’Sullivan

Tom & Margaret  McGorman



                           Monday           Patsy McCormack                                                                                                                                                                Thursday      Youlanda Kelly       
  Saturday          Mass at 11.00am in the Nursing Home
Prayer for Grandparents.
Lord Jesus, you were born of the Virgin Mary,
the daughter of Saints Joachim and Anne.
Look with love on grandparents the world over. 
Protect them!  They are a source of enrichment for families,
for the Church and for all of society.
Support them as they grow older, may they continue to be 
for their families strong pillars of Gospel faith,
guardian of noble domestic ideals, living treasuries of sound religious traditions. 
Make them teachers of wisdom and courage,
that they may pass on to future generations the fruits 
of their mature human and spiritual experience.
Lord Jesus,
help families and society 
to value the presence and roles of grandparents.
May they never be ignored or excluded, 
but always encounter respect and love.
Help them to live serenely and to feel welcomed 
in all the years of life which you give them.
Mary, Mother of all the living,
keep grandparents constantly in your care, 
accompany them on their earthly pilgrimage, 
and by your prayer, grant that all the families
may one day be reunited in our heavenly  homeland, 
where you await all humanity, 
with the great embrace of life without end. Amen.
Pope Emeritus Benedict XV1
(Saturday is the Feast of St. Joachim and Saint Anne, traditionally named the parents of the Blessed Virgin Mary and the grandparents of the Lord. Their feasts were celebrated separately until joined together in the calendar reform of 1969).
The World Cup allowed people from different countries and religions to come together. May sport always promote the culture of encounter.                  Pope Francis   
                                                                                (follow Pope Francis on twitter  @ Pontifex)
The annual Croagh Patrick Pilgrimage is on next Sunday 27th July. Mass on the Summit 8.00am to 2.00pm every half hour. All welcome. 

The An Post Meath Heritage Cycle Tour will be held over the weekend of 26th and 27th July. The 11km family spin is on Sat 26th at 5pm – register on the day from 3pm, €3 per person. Register online for the 50km, 100km & 160km distances – all taking place on Sun 27th. Check out


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