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Parish Bulletin 14th June 15

Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath

14 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. Gerry   

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


Please pray for Johnnie Fullam (Palmerstown) father of Caroline McNally (Meadowbank Hill) who died during the week. May he rest in peace


A meeting of the Board of Management of Ratoath Senior National School will take place in the Parish Pastoral Centre on Monday 15th June at 8.00pm


Letter of thanks from Eamonn Meehan, Director of Trócaire to Bishop Smith                                         "On behalf of Trócaire, I would like to thank you most sincerely for the support which you for the support which the clergy and the people of the diocese of Meath have given to our annual fundraising campaign during Lent.  Because of this support, Trócaire is now working in with Mahlet's community to build an irrigation system that brings water from deep under the land.  Irrigation systems completely transform life for these communities. Dry and dusty fields become green and lush, allowing people to grow a variety of crops twelve months a year even when the rains don't come. Not only do they end hunger, they help us to reduce disease and give children like Mahlet a better chance of finishing their schooling."    

Update on Nepal appeal: Bishop Smith has received over €40,000 to date from various parishes, schools and organisations throughout the diocese for the Nepal appeal which has been forwarded directly to Archbishop Pennachio, Apostolic Nuncio.  This money will be used to help the humanitarian response on the ground, providing food, medicines and shelter to those whose lives have been devastated by the recent natural disaster.

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

14 June

    Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

21 June

    Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time

7. 7.00pm             

7.  7.00pm

Patrick & Mary Moore

Bobby & Alice Doran & James, Rose & Michael Doran

& Bobby, Michael & Annie Walls

1  9.00am    

Dan Moore

1  9.00am

Mary, James & Pud O’Neill

1 11.00am    

Kevin & Mary White

1  11.00am

Cathal Dunlop

Kathleen Kenny


Noel Ennis (Months Memory)

Alice & Michael Hatch

Aidan O’Brien

1  12.15pm

Eileen McDermott (Months Memory)

Jean McGuigan

Paddy O’Connor & Marie O’Connor

Howard & Henry, Gladys & George

Campbell & deceased members of the family.

      Tuesday      Special Intention                              Saturday      No morning Mass

Pope Francis at the General Audience on Wednesday last 10th June

Dear Brothers and Sisters.

Today we consider one of the conditions common to all families, namely, illness. Many times in the gospels Jesus meets the sick and heals them. His desire to cure suffering is a central part of his ministry, coming even before observance of the law. He sends his disciples to do the same, giving them the power to heal, and to draw close to the sick, touching their deepest wounds and bringing them peace. The illness of one person can be a severe trial for all family members. As followers of Christ, we are called to pray without ceasing for the sick and dying, and to support families where this is being experienced. So too we must educate children to solidarity with the sick so that they are not anesthetized to the sufferings of others, but rather are capable of helping the ill and of living fully each human experience. May we always give thanks to the Lord for the support of the church shown to families in times of illness, especially between families themselves.

Next weekend, the Churches in Ireland both north and south mark the 1,400th anniversary of the death of Saint Columban, known also as Saint Columbanus, and Naomh Columbán. An Irish saint, monk, and missionary who became a Pilgrim for Christ, and who left these shores

to preach the Gospel throughout Europe, never to return to Ireland.

Mullingar and the friars in Multyfarnham have organised a joint prayer service on Columban for Thursday evening next 18th June in Mulyfarnham Friary at 7.30pm.  Also a ‘camino’ walk will take place on Saturday 20th June  from Fore Abbey, past St Munna’s Abbey to the Cathedral  in Mullingar. The pilgrim walk is a fundraiser for heritage boards in the Cathedral grounds highlighting North Westmeath’s monastic heritage. Details are available from Mullingar parish office (044) 9348338 and on the parish website.

Midsummer All Night Vigil, Ashbourne/Donaghmore Parish. Beginning Saturday 20th June with 6p.m. Vigil Mass and concluding with Dawn Mass 4.00am. Sunday 21st June. Each hour will focus on a particular spirituality/form of prayer with Eucharistic Adoration throughout the night. Talks include topics such as The Writings of St. Oliver Plunkett 10.00p.m. and Fr. Pat Releigh reflecting on 1400 year Anniversary of St. Columban’s death. Light refreshments available throughout the Vigil in Parish Hall. All are invited to participate in our annual parish vigil.

The annual Mass for St. Oliver Plunkett takes place in Loughcrew on Sunday 5th July at 3.00pm

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
Ratoath GAA “Street Leagues” starting Wednesday 17th June and runs every Wednesday for 4 weeks. These are great fun nights for all kids (members and non-members) from 2nd to 6th class. See for more information. No booking needed. Just turn up.
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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Health and Social Care. If you are over 25 and on a Social Welfare payment for 12 months you may be eligible to join C E to work (19.5 hours per week) and train as a care assistant with Navan EDP Healthcare.  Current vacancy with RehabCare Ratoath.  Enquiries: Siobhán @ 0469071938’

Starcamp Summer Camp, is coming to the Ratoath Community Centre from the 27th - 31st July. Open to boys and girls aged 4-13. Run by professional, experienced, fully trained and Garda vetted leaders, choreographers and drama coaches. To book your child's place or see a full list of locations, visit or call 021 4377900.


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