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Parish Bulletin 7th June 2014

Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath

7 June 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 Laura Aspil and Jason Fallon; Clare Twomey and Stephen O’Neill; and

John Coleman and Malwina Kaczmarer who were married during the week.

Please pray for Eileen McDermott (Cabin Hill) who died during the week.

May she rest in peace.


Anointing of the Sick: At the 11.00am and 12.15pm Mass next Sunday 14th June, the annual anointing of the sick will take place. If you know of anyone who would like to avail of this sacrament please let them know and if they need assistance to come to the church, perhaps you could offer to bring them.


A meeting for parents who have children for baptism in the near future will take place in the Parish Pastoral Centre on Wednesday 10th June at 8.00pm

Envelope Collection for the week ending 24th May €885.85. Standing Orders for April €5,720.26

Many thanks for your continued support and generosity.

A Retreat will be held in the Parish Rooms, St. Mary's Church, Navan on Sunday next, 14th June from 10.00am finishing with Holy Mass at 5.00pm. Everyone welcome! Organised by the Legion of Mary. Further Information: 825 0139 or 087 133 4872
 The GAA Summer Camp: Welcoming all boys and girls aged 5 to 12 from the 4th June to 7th August from 10.00am to 3.00pm. Check the web site or register on line
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: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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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The Alzheimer's Cafe will take place on Monday 8th June, from 2pm to 4 pm at the Pastoral Centre, Dunshaughlin. All those suffering from Dementia, their Carers , families and friends welcome

7 June

    The Feast Corpus Christi

14 June

    Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

7. 7.00pm             

7.  7.00pm

1  9.00am    

1  9.00am

Dan Moore

1 11.00am    

Eileen & Gerry Walsh

Frank Mason

Andy & Sean Eiffe

1  11.00am

Kevin & Mary White


David Colfer

Ray Lyons

1  12.15pm

Noel Ennis (Months Memory)

Alice & Michael Hatch

Aidan O’Brien

Monday         Damien & Colm Corr               Tuesday        John & Brigid Eiffe

Wednesday   For all those who sympathised with the White family (Fairyhouse Road)

Thursday      Special Intention       Saturday       Brendan & Eileen Boylan & Enda O’Gorman

The 1400th anniversary of St Columban

National celebrations of the 1400th anniversary of the death of St Columban will take place over the weekend 20-21 June in Bangor, Armagh and Meath.

The sixth century Irish saint is remembered as one of the greatest of the missionary monks and revered across parts of Europe. He was born around 543 and became a monk of Bangor and later principal teacher there. In 591, desiring to ‘go on pilgrimage for Christ’, he set out with twelve companions and came to Burgundy. He established monasteries at Annegray, Luxeuil and Fontaine. Later he founded Bregenz in Austria and his greatest foundation at Bobbio, near Genoa, where he died in 615.

Over the weekend 20-21 June pilgrim walks and gatherings have been organised in a number of parishes and communities to honour St Columbanus.

Celebrations will centre on Bangor on Saturday, 20 June beginning with an ecumenical morning prayer service in Bangor Abbey followed by a civic reception in the Town Hall. On Sunday 21 June a National Mass of Thanksgiving for St Columbanus will be celebrated in St Patrick’s Cathedral, Armagh at 11am with Archbishop Eamon Martin, Archbishop of Armagh.

Meanwhile, in the diocese of Meath, a Pilgrim Walk is being organised from Fore Abbey in Collinstown parish through Taghmon parish finishing at the Camino Garden outside the Cathedral of Christ the King, Mullingar.

Some have suggested that the walk would be suitable for Godparents and their Godchildren and for parish baptism/liturgy groups who wish to connect with the faith of previous generations. The walk may be of interest to those who have taken part in the Camino de Santiago and to walking groups in your local community. It is also a valuable opportunity for those who wish to learn about St Columban and the local monastic heritage around the area. There are some related events in the coming weeks:

    • Thursday June 18 – 7.30pm Multyfarnham Friary 

A gathering for reflection, music and prayer to mark the contribution of St Columban to Ireland and Europe.

    • Saturday June 20 – 9.30am 22km Pilgrim Walk from Fore Abbey to Mullingar

As indicated above, three parishes hosting one of several pilgrim walks around the country to celebrate the life of St Columban and the monastic heritage of North Westmeath. Pilgrim Passports for this ‘camino style’ walk cost €10. Transport from Mullingar Cathedral to Fore costs €5 and should be pre booked.

    • Sunday June 21 – 11am Mass in the Cathedral of Christ the King, Mullingar to celebrate ‘The Life and Legacy of St Columban’

    • “Saints, Scholars & Shells” – weekend of June 20 & 21 in Mullingar Cathedral

Third and Fourth class pupils and their teachers in the local schools are creating 2D + 3D exhibits on St Columban and the monastic heritage of Westmeath


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