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Ratoath Parish Bulletin 2nd August 2015

Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath

2 August 2015

        01 8256207


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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 Sophie Sheridan (The Old Mill), Callum Dowling (Meadowbank Hill),

Luke Kane (Moulden Bridge), Luke Donnelly (Jamestown Park) and Zoe Andrews (Milltree Park)

who were baptised recently.

Please pray for Thomas Devaney (Ballycullen) brother of Anne Brady (Ballymore) who died during the week. May he rest in peace.

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

Envelope Collection for the week ending 12th, 19th & 26th July €2,146.35

Many thanks for your continued support and generosity.

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.

Meath Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock on next Sunday 9th August. Bus will leave Dunshaughlin Church at 8.00am and Dunboyne Church at 8.30am. Please contact May 825 0139 or 087 133 4872 
Youth 2000 Summer Festival at Cistercian College, Roscrea, from Thursday 13th – Sunday 16th August .  For young people aged 16-35, this is a great opportunity to find out what your Catholic faith is all about in a friendly, chilled out atmosphere.  The festival is donation only.  Free buses available from all around Ireland.  For info and to book online, see or phone 01 6753690

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

The Relevance of St. Columban in the 21st Century. In Dalgan Park, Navan on Friday 21st August from 7.30pm to 9.00pm and on Saturday 22nd August from 9.30qm to 3.30pm.

Book before 6th August with Elizabeth Mc Ardle at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . 

Cost €50 including lunch on the Saturday.


2 Aug

    Eighteenth  Sunday in Ordinary Time

9 Aug

    Nineteenth  Sunday in Ordinary Time

7. 7.00pm             

7.  7.00pm

Liam McLoughlin

9. 9.00am

1  9.00am

1 11.00am    

Conor Fogarty

1  11.00am

Liam Corcoran & Kathleen Cusack


Jackie O’Sullivan

1  12.15pm

Ann Kerrigan

Monday (Bank Holiday) No morning Mass. Wedding Mass at 1pm.     
Wednesday     Brendan Power                                                  Thursday       Michael Molloy                                Friday           Mass for all on the Parish List of the Dead            Saturday        No morning Mass 

The National Novena to Our Lady of Knock will take place from 14th to 22nd August at Our Lady’s Shrine, Knock on the theme ‘Faith and Family’. Daily ceremonies will be held in the Basilica at 3.00pm and 8.30pm and workshops will take place at 12noon and 6.00pm.

The novena will begin with Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Archbishop of New York, who will preach on ‘Faith and Family’ on Friday 14th August. Archbishop Eamon Martin will preach on the theme “You are a Consecrated Nation, A People Set Apart” on Saturday 15th. On Sunday 16th Bishop Kevin Doran will preach on the gift of family.

On Monday 17th Peter Sutherland will speak about “our responsibility towards the human family” and on Tuesday 18th, Ms Kate Liffey, National Director of the Bishops’ Council for Catechetics will speak about what family life teaches us about faith.

On Wednesday 19th August the speaker is Joan Freeman, founder of Pieta House and on Thursday 20th the poet John F. Deane will speak on “Mass, bringing Mary home”.

On Friday 21st Archbishop Michael Neary, Archbishop of Tuam and Father Richard Gibbons, Rector of Knock Shrine will preach about different aspects of Knock Shrine and finally on Saturday 22nd August, Dan O’Connell will speak on “What is God doing in my family?”

Workshops at the novena will focus on ‘Faith at the Kitchen Table’, ‘Passing on the Faith in Family’ and include a workshop on ‘Caring for Marriage in the Family’, which will be delivered by Harry Casey, Executive Administrator of the Bishops’ Conference. For details of all the speakers and workshops visit

******************************************************************************************* The most powerful witness to marriage is the exemplary lives of Christian spouses.         Christian witness is concrete: words without actions are empty.                                            The one who helps the sick and needy touches the flesh of Christ, alive and present in our midst.                                                                                                        (latest tweets of Pope Francis)  

********************************************************************************************                  We recognise our daily need for bread and we have our concern for a just distribution of food throughout the needy world. We must also remember our need for the bread that comes from heaven. In today’ gospel Jesus identifies himself when he says “I am the Bread of Life”. He is the Bread of Life for us, he is the revelation of God to our world. The actions of Jesus in the desert are described in the same way as his actions at the Last Supper: he takes, blesses, breaks and gives – gives the Bread of Life.                                                                                                                                             ****************************************************************************************** Grounds persons required for Dunshaughlin & Ratoath areas. 19.5 hrs per week. The positions are for persons eligible to work under the Community Employment Scheme.  For further details please contact Danny Gaughan in Dunboyne CE Office 087 2626727 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .  Closing date for receipt of applications is 14th August.

Lotto results. No’s drawn 3.14.20. 24. No winner.

Health and Social Care: If you are over 25 and on a Social Welfare payment for 12 months you may be eligible to join community employment to work (19.5 hours per week) and train as a care assistant with Navan EDP Healthcare.  Current vacancies: Clann Mór Ashbourne & RehabCare Ratoath.  Enquiries: Siobhán @ 0469071938


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