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Parish Bulletin 24th May 2015

Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath

24 May 2015

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

Priest on Duty: Fr. Brendan 

Eucharistic Adoration every Wednesday from 10.00am to 10.00pm in the church.


Congratulations to Senan Fitzpatrick (The Old Mill) and Jack O’Meara (Porterstown Lane)

who were baptised recently.

A meeting of the Board of Management of Ratoath Junior National School will be held on Monday 25th May at 7.30pm in the Parish Pastoral Centre.

Envelope Collection for the week ending 10th & 17th May €2,044.21 Many thanks for your continued support and generosity. Next Sunday is a blue offering day.

Cemetery Sunday Devotions begin with Evening Prayer for the Dead at 3.00pm in the Church followed by rosary and blessing of the graves in the cemetery. We thank all our parishioners who have prepared their family plots and have them looking so well for the day.

Lough Derg Pilgrimage season: The three day pilgrimage season begins on Friday 29th May. You can begin the three day pilgrimage any day between 29th May and 13th August. Pre –booking not required. Contact Lough Derg 071 9861518 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Meath Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes led by Bishop Smith from 12th to 17thSeptember.      Return flights, 5 nights hotel full board, insurance & taxes €719. There is a special section for sick pilgrims requiring assistance with accommodation and medical supervision in the Accueil Notre Dame. There is a special youth section, 18- 30 years. Fare €350.

To book, contact: Pilgrimage Abroad Ltd, 69 Upper O Connell St., Dublin 1. Tel: 01-6359300

Concentrated Wisdom (Courtesy of The Far East)
A lot of kneeling will keep you in good standing.
Don’t wait for six strong men to take you to church.
Most people want to serve God, but only in an advisory position.
He who angers you, controls you.
Worry is the darkroom in which negatives develop.
God does not call the qualified, he qualifies the called.

0  24 May

    Pentecost Sunday

31 May

    The Feast of the Holy Trinity

7. 7.00pm             

Padraig O’Malley

7.  7.00pm

Pat Naughton

1  9.00am    

Bridget & Con Colfer

1  9.00am

1 11.00am    

Bobby Smithers and deceased

members of the family and Milton family 

Desmond & Julia Toole

& Albert Cudlipp

1  11.00am

Peggy & Tom McMullen

Aidan Butler


Rose Hickey

Ben & Veronica Cullen

Jimmy White & Maureen Moran

1  12.15pm

Sean Murrihy

Brian Gahan

Mark Stanley

  Monday         Kiva Corr                                            Tuesday         Special Intention

  Wednesday Special intention                                      Saturday        No morning Mass 

        Congratulations to the boys and girls in Rathbeggan National School
who received their First Holy Communion on Saturday
Patrick Brady           Dara Burke           Joshua Byrne        Rory Casey          Nathan Daly    Howard Doyle         Louis Finglas         Rian Flannery        John Harkin         Shane McEnroe  Donal Mac Murchadha            Ben McKernan Aherne       Samuel Malone    Oisin O’Connor  Alex Rooney           Karl Shannon         Avel Slupko          Michael Sweeney  Oisin Tiernen   Akos Vadkerti         Nicole Budzyn       Niamh Cadlwell   Cara Davenport   Jane Dolan  Ella-Lucia Egan         Emma Gilhooly      Andrea Mohan     Orlaith Mohan     Orla Stoney
Padre Pio Birthday Remembrance Mass Monday 25th May at 7.30pm in St John the Evangelist Church Ballinteer. Blessing with Padre Pio glove. All Welcome.
Ashbourne Prayer Group: Meets every Monday night from 8-9pm in the side chapel of the Ashbourne Church. We welcome new members for prayer, song & adoration.
Dunboyne CE has the following vacancies under the Community Employment Scheme. 
2 Positions: Groundperson. Location: Ratoath & Dunshaughlin. 
Please Contact Danny Gaughan at 087-2626727 / 01-8252864 Email: 
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Ratoath Parent and Toddler Group: Ratoath Community Centre every Thursday 10am – 12pm 
€3.00 per family. Tea, coffee, biscuits & friendly faces provided . Good for the little one’s social skills and great for your sanity!  All welcome Contact: Jess 087 4148353 
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Kiltale Farm Camp. The summer camp with a difference.“Amuigh Faoin Speir” at Kiltale Farm, meet all the animals and pets – “A hands on Farm Experience” July/August. Few spaces still available. For details please email: 
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  or call 086-1221589 or 046-9436679.

Addicted to dance presents "Oliver with a twist" at The Venue Ratoath on Friday 5th June at 7.30pm and Saturday 6th June at 2.30pm and 7.30pm. Tickets €12 including booking fee. To book your tickets call 01 689600
Lotto Results: No’s drawn 10,17,20 & 23. No winners. €50 winners E. Brazil and J McDonald. 
Draw in Ryans next week.

Oscar Romero    Assassinated 24th March 1980       Beatified 23rd May 2015

“Aspire not to have more but to be more” (Archbishop Romero)

Oscar Romero, Archbishop of San Salvador in El Salvador, was assassinated, whilst celebrating Mass in a small chapel in a hospital.   He had always been close to his people and preached a prophetic gospel. He denounced the many injustices in his country, and supported the poor and the development of social groups.

From 1977-1980, while El Salvador was on the brink of civil war, Archbishop Oscar Romero was a voice of hope for the poor and victims of human rights abuses. Despite numerous death threats, he continued to speak out on their behalf against injustice and oppression. "If they kill me, I shall arise in the Salvadoran people," Romero said. "If the threats come to be fulfilled, from this moment I offer my blood to God for the redemption and resurrection of El Salvador. Let my blood be a seed of freedom and the sign that hope will soon be reality."

He became the voice of the Salvadoran people when repression had crushed all other channels of expression in El Salvador. Today, his perseverance is a symbol of hope for all persecuted Christians across the world. Trócaire invites you to join Pope Francis the people of El Salvador in rejoicing and welcoming the beatification of Archbishop Oscar Romero as he begins his much anticipated journey towards sainthood.


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