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Parish Bulletin 3rd August 2014

Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath

3rd August 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 Jenny Titovica and James Gilsenan who were married during the week
Eucharistic Adoration every Wednesday from 10.00am to 10.00pm in the family room of the church.
Please Pray for Patrick O’Sullivan (Kilbride) who died during the week. May he rest in peace


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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Diocese of Meath Pilgrimage to Knock Sunday 10th August. Chief Celebrant, Bishop Michael Smith. A bus will leave Dunshaughlin Church at 8.00 am and Dunboyne Church at 8.30 am. To book a seat please contact May Tuite 087 133 4872 / 01 825 0139 or Peggy Thornton 087 784 6455

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  03 Aug

V Eighteenth  Sunday in Ordinary Time

2  10 Aug

     Nineteenth    Sunday in Ordinary Time

7. 7.00pm             

Liam McLoughlin

Kathleen Boylan

7. 7.00pm


1  9.00am    


1  9.00am


1  11.00am    

Molly Talty

1  11.00am

Molly Maher

Liam Corcoran & Kathleen Cusack

1  12.15pm     

Conor Fogarty

1  12.15pm

Christopher Donnelly & Ann Donnelly

& Ann Kerrigan

& Margaret Grimes



                                       Monday             Mass in the   Nursing Home 11.00am                   b                                     Tuesday     Special Intention                                                                                                    
                                Thursday           Youlanda Kelly  
    Saturday           Mass at 11.00am in the Nursing Home 



Why is there something about Mary? “Come and See” Catholic Youth Conference 30th-31st August

 All Hollows College. Contact Liam 086 888 8918


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





He saw a large crowd and had compassion on them

A saint, St Catherine of Siena, once said, “Where we see faults, God sees struggles”

You see people differently with the eye of compassion.

When Jesus saw the crown without food he asked only how to feed them.

No complaints as to why they had come without food, their lack of plans,

not even a suggestion of impatience.


In poverty Jesus never asks why you’re poor, his heart goes out to your poverty.

His heart goes out to the unemployed person, not asking why he has no job.

His heart goes out to the single parent without question, without comment.

Or with sins, the first movement of the heart of Christ is to forgive,

to be compassionate, in relation with you.


A marriage going badly, a relationship being abused, a conflict with parents,

Jesus sees the suffering of the heart, and wants to help. He gives that sense of wholeness,                     

never judging a person on one aspect of personality.

Faults are struggles, and in knowing you’re fully known and accepted,

You can accept the bread of strength and move on stronger, whole, loved.

He saw a large crowd and had compassion on them


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 Heaney, Claremont Stadium,  046 9031418 or

086 827 3857


Dunboyne Community Employment has the following vacancy for people eligible to work under the Community Employment scheme. Position: Ground maintenance in Ratoath area. Coffee Dock assistance Dunshaughlin. Will require Garda clearance.  For further details please contact Danny Gaughan 087 2626724 or 01 8252864 or email 
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Explore God's call for you... 14th September, 2-6pm, St. Teresa's Church, Clarendon Street, Dublin 2 exploreAway is a programme which provides the opportunity for young, single, men and women between the ages of 21-40 who are interested in exploring religious life and the priesthood in a reflective and prayerful environment.  Join us on Sunday 14th September from 2-6pm in St. Teresa's Church, Clarendon Street, Dublin 2 to find out more about exploreAway.  It promises to be an informative and relaxed afternoon with some good pizza and chat to follow!  Booking is essential; please contact Sr. Gabrielle Farrell on 087-3584447 or Fr. Alan on 085-7664480.,


GAA lotto Results for last week. No Winner, numbers drawn Table Quiz at Ratoath GAA on Sat 9th August at 8.30pm €40 Table of 4. Finger Food and Music (Rubber Duck) to follow in Bar.  Please support!


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. 







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