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Parish Bulletin 31st May 2015

Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath

31 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. Gerry 

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


Congratulations to Jack Burke (Milltree Park, James Cummins (Steeplechase Green),

John and Charles Connon (Raynestown), Bobby Donnelly (Leigh Valley) and

Luke Mullen (Steeplechase Green) who were baptised recently.

Congratulations to Karen Fleming and Alan Hickey who were married during the week.

The sick and the housebound will be attended to in their homes on Thursday and Friday

Please pray for Thomas Glynn (late of Piercetown, Dunboyne) who died during the week.

May he rest in peace.

This Sunday is a blue offering day.

Lough Derg Pilgrimage season: The three day pilgrimage season began 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

Meath Pilgrimage to the Holy Land 2015: A small limited number of additional places have been made available on the forthcoming pilgrimage to the Holy Land from September 4th – 12th incl. Cost is €1250 plus taxes. Immediate bookings with MAP Travel, 36. Upper O’Connell Street, Dublin 1 at 01 8783111 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  Enquiries to Fr. Gerry MacCormack, Kingscourt at 042 9667314./ This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


The Annual Commemoration Ceremony of the Servant of God, Frank Duff, Founder of the Legion of Mary, will be held in Glasnevin Cemetery on Sunday next June 7th at 3.00pm. Everyone welcome.

0  31 May

    The Feast of the Holy Trinity

7 June

    The Feast Corpus Christi

7. 7.00pm             

Pat Naughton

Michael Brady

7.  7.00pm

1  9.00am    

1  9.00am

1 11.00am    

Peggy & Tom McMullen

Aidan Butler

1  11.00am

Eileen & Gerry Walsh

Frank Mason

Andy & Sean Eiffe


Sean Murrihy

Brian Gahan

Mark Stanley

1  12.15pm

David Colfer

Monday      Billy & Jack Byrne and the deceased members of the family. Mass in the Nursing Home at 11.00am                              Tuesday         Special Intention

Wednesday Special intention                           Friday         Mass for all those on the Parish List of the Dead

Saturday        No morning Mass 

Pioneer Total Abstinence Association. A talk and discussion on alcohol legislation will be held in the Old School, Dunboyne on Tuesday next 2ndJune at 8.30pm conducted by Fr. Séamus Houlihan PP Nobber. Everyone welcome
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
Ardcath Festival Committee: Festival Fair Day is 5thJuly from 12 Noon to 8pm. There will be a Soapbox Darby, for application forms and specifications please see Ardcath Festival 2015 Facebook Page (Limited places available) or phone Sarah on 087-6380178.  There will also be Wheelie Bin Races, Pet Show, Fancy Dress, Kiddies Disco, Teenager’s Football Blitz, High Nellie Bicycle Run, Cake Sales, Food Stalls, Face Painting, and various novelty races, many stalls and other activities. 
Meath Archaeological and Historical Society visit to Trim Cathedral and Deanery with Noel French (Cathedral) and Martina Quinn (Deanery) on Sunday 7th June, assemble at Trim Cathedral - 2.30pm. All welcome. Inquiries to J. Clancy 01 8259438
Communicare Healthcare is looking for a registered general or children’s nurse for paediatric homecare cases in the Mullingar area. Contact Margaret on 094 9259 100. Or 
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GAA lotto results Numbers drawn 1,4,20 &25 next week draw will take place in the Auld Stand
    Oscar Romero beatified on Saturday 23rd May 
In his own words......
In 1941 he wrote “The poor are the incarnation of Christ. Through their tattered clothing, their dark gazes, their festering sores, the laughter of the mentally ill....the charitable soul discovers and venerated Christ”
On Pentecost Sunday 38 years ago he said “Today is the day the Church was inaugurated. It is an opportunity to remind ourselves of what the Church is. We are not a political, sociological or economic power. We are the little David who goes out to meet Goliath, who trust in him arms, his power and wealth. We trust in the name of the Lord. Our smallness will become great and powerful if we are humble, loving and trusting in the name of the Lord”
What good are beautiful highways and airports, beautiful buildings full of spacious apartments, if they are only put together with the blood of the poor, who are not going to enjoy them?”   (16th July 1977)
On September 10th 1978 he said “many would like the poor to keep on saying that it is God’s will for them to live that way. But it is not God’s will for some to have everything and others to have nothing. That cannot be of God. God’s will is that all his children be happy”
Moments before he was killed on 24th March 1980 he said “those who surrender to the service of the poor through the love of Christ, will live like the grains of wheat that dies. It only apparently dies. If it were not to die, it would remain a solitary grain. The harvest comes because of the grain that dies”.


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