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Ratoath Parish Bulletin 27th July 2014

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath

27 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 Juliette Killian (Steeplechase Hill) who was baptised recently.
The sick and housebound will be attended to in their homes on Friday of this week.
Eucharistic Adoration every Wednesday from 10.00am to 10.00pm in the family room of the 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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Work on the stained glass windows continues these weeks. The central panels 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. It is estimated that the work should be completed by the end of August/ early September.
The Post Meath Heritage Cycle Tour will be held over the this week end 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 www.meathsports.ieuiz on Saturday 9th August in the Club House. €40 per table of 4. Finger food available. Music afterwards by Rubber Duck. Please support.
Art exibition-  Marina Marmion & Elizabeth Black will host an exhibition of paintings in the tea rooms at Ardgillan Castle, Balbriggan from 24th July-13th August.  Many local  landscapes, abstract & country sciences are included.     Opening hours 11am.-6pm.   All very welcome.  Admission free.

1  27 July

    Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

2  03 Aug

     Eighteenth  Sunday in Ordinary Time

7. 7.00pm             

Kevin Gorman

Mary & Joseph Elliott

7. 7.00pm

Liam McLoughlin

Kathleen Boylan

1  9.00am    


1  9.00am


1  11.00am    

Sheila Farrell

1  11.00am

Molly Talty

1  12.15pm    

Peg Everard & Jackie O’Sullivan

Tom & Margaret  McGorman

1  12.15pm





                     Thursday           Youlanda Kelly  
   Friday              Mass for all those on the Parish List of the Dead     
   Saturday          Mass at 11.00am in the Nursing Home 

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

Like a treasure hidden in a field.
Where is the kingdom of God? How to recognise it?
Has it an anthem like a country? A flag like a nation, 
a language of its own?
In the middle of the heart of experience is found
The Kingdom of God
Through the gaps of life, shines the Kingdom of God.
Like treasure hidden in a field.
There is no flag, no anthem, no language separate from
the flag, anthem and language of our experience of life:
the flag, anthem and language of love, compassion,
truth of the works of justice, of the Eucharist.
Like treasure hidden in a field.
The Living Spirit
Often I pray with great difficulty because I am distracted; I have so much on my mind...
At other times, I really enjoy that loving glance, that contemplative experience that 
prompts me to respond in loving ways to God. A new way of prayer is 
prayer through peacefulness
Sr Margaret Ormond OP 

 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


Ratoath Street Festival-"Our town"- September 13-14th 2014. We need your support, Artistic, Culinary, Your sporting, performing Pop, Country, Traditional, Musical Theatre. Show everyone what our town is made up of! Learn more about our history & heritage;  show visitors around- be an ambassador; help hang bunting; put up signs; co-ordinate; communicate.....Come together,  whatever you're willing to do- HELP WANTED- contact Gillian or Gerry via Ratoath Community Centre [ 01-6895600,],  with your name, contact details & areas of interest


Navan Career Start will be starting a new programme on 11th August, aimed at lone parents who left school early and wish to return to further education/training. The programme runs Monday to Friday from 9.30am to 1.30pm for 43 weeks. Modules include Communications, Caring for Children, Retail Sales, Work Experience, Customer Service and Information Technology Skills. A full list of modules is included on the attached flyer, and learners who successfully complete all modules will achieve a major FETAC award.  Contact Marie


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