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Parish Bulletin 12th July 2015

Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath

12 July 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 Devin Burke (Milltree Park) Lucy Devlin (Seagrave Park) and

Dessain Gelinet (The Old Mill) who were baptised recently.

Congratulations to Mary Louise Martin & Eoin McCreary and to Grace O’Hara & Donnacha Cahill    who were married during the week.

Envelope Collection for the week endings 21 June - 5th July €2286.06 Many thanks for your continued support and generosity 

12 July

    Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

19 July

    Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

7. 7.00pm             

Dorothea Mates

7.  7.00pm

James & Annie Nolan

& Rita, Patsy & Agnes McCabe

9. 9.00am

Elizabeth Nolan

& Eugene O’Neill

1  9.00am

1 11.00am    

Bridie & Tommy Dolan

1  11.00am

Rose McCarthy

& Louise Kelly


Sarah Browne

1  12.15pm

Peader Malone

     Monday     For those who sympathised with the family of Eileen McDermot

     Wednesday Adrieanne Grimes   

     Thursday    Ryan & Cunningham, living and deceased members of the families         

     Saturday     Mass in the Nursing Home at 11.00am 

Lough Derg Pilgrimage season: You can make the three day pilgrimage any day up to13th 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

Lough Derg one day retreat on Saturday 5th September.  No fasting or walking barefoot.  Contact Stella at 0851677325 early booking essential.

Knock Pilgrimage 19thJuly Pioneer / Matt Talbot / Apostleship of Prayer Pilgrimage to Knock. Everyone welcome! Bus leaves Dunshaughlin Church at 8.00am and Dunboyne Church at 8.30am. Please contact May on 825 0139 / 087 133 4872 or Peggy on 825 5425 / 087 784 6455
The Alzheimer's Cafe will take place on Monday, July 13th, from 2 to 4 pm at the Pastoral Centre, Dunshaughlin. All those suffering from Dementia, their Carers, families and friends welcome.
Mental Health Recovery Meeting:The HSE Louth Meath Steering group of Advancing Recovery Ireland are holding a public meeting in Newgrange Hotel Navan on 21st July at 7pm with the aim of setting up a Consumer Panel which would represent the voice of Service Users and their Family members in how mental health services are planned, organised and delivered in Louth and Meath. Please come along if you would like to know more or are interested in getting involved. For more information contact Maurice Dillon on 086-8150803
Family Day Out right on your doorstep  at Tattersalls July Show (Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th July)  – something for all the family with bouncy castles, a dog show along with ringside action of the highest level of show jumping.  Free admission and children’s entertainment provided throughout the weeke
           Excerpts from Encyclical “Praise Be” of Pope Francis 
The urgent challenge to protect our common home includes a concern to bring the whole family together to seek a sustainable and integral development, for we know that things can change. The Creator does not abandon us; he never forsakes his loving plan or repents of having created us. Humanity still has the ability to work together in building our common home. Here I want to recognise, encourage and thank all those striving in countless ways to guarantee the protection of the home which we share. Particular appreciation is owed to those who tirelessly seek to resolve the tragic effects of environmental degradation on the lives of the world’s poorest. Young people demand change. Young people demand change. They wonder how anyone can claim to be building a better future without thinking of the environmental crises and the sufferings of the excluded.
I urgently appeal, then, for a new dialogue about how we are shaping the future of our planet....We require a new and universal solidarity.  As the bishops of Southern Africa have stated: “Everyone’s talents and involvement are needed to redress the damage caused by human abuse of God’s creation”. All of us can cooperate as instruments of God for the care of creation, each according to his or her own culture, experience, involvements and talents.
It is my hope that this Encyclical Letter, which is now added to the body of the Church’s social teaching, can help us to acknowledge the appeal, immensity and urgency of the challenge we face. ...
The continued acceleration of changes affecting humanity and the planet is coupled today with a more intensified pace of life and work which might be called “rapidification”....
Each year hundreds of millions of tons of waste are generated, much of it non-biodegradable, highly toxic and radioactive, from homes and businesses, from construction and demolition sites, from clinical, electronic and industrial sources. 
The earth, our home, is beginning to look more and more like an immense pile of filth. In many parts of the planet, the elderly lament that once beautiful landscapes are now covered with rubbish. Industrial waste and chemical products utilized in cities and agricultural areas can lead to bioaccumulation in the organisms of the local population, even when levels of toxins in those places are low. Frequently no measures are taken until after people’s health has been irreversibly affected.
These problems are closely linked to a throwaway culture which affects the excluded just as it quickly reduces things to rubbish. To cite one example, most of the paper we produce is thrown away and not recycled. It is hard for us to accept that the way natural ecosystems work is exemplary: plants synthesize nutrients which feed herbivores; those in turn become food for carnivores, which produce significant quantities of organic waste which give rise to new generations of plants. But our industrial system, at the end of its scale of production and consumption, has not developed the capacity to absorb and reuse waste and by-products. 
We have not yet managed to adopt a circular model of production capable of preserving resources for present and future generations, while limiting as much as possible the use of non-renewable resources, moderating their consumption, maximizing their efficient use, reusing and recycling them. A serious consideration of this issue would be one way of counteracting the throwaway culture which affects the entire planet, but it must be said that only limited progress has been made in this regard.


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