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Parish Bulletin 12th June 2016


Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath


               12 June 2016


        01 8256207


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Opening hours for the Parish Office: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday; 9.30a.m. – 4.00p.m.



Eucharistic Adoration: Every Wednesday 10:00 a.m. until10.00 pm. All welcome. 



Holy Hour: In the Nursing Home Chapel on Monday and Friday evening at 7.30pm. All welcome



Congratulations to Erica Nugent (Steeplechase Green) who was baptised recently.



Congratulations to Shane McMahon & Jenny McCann who were married during the week.



Please pray for Michael Walsh (Glascarn Lane), Marie Plunkett (Cavan) sister of Des Brady (Ballymore) and William Stroker (Roscommon) Brother in Law of Maureen McCormack (Fairyhouse Road) who died during the week. May they rest in peace.



Envelope Collection for the week ending 29th May and 5th June €1,821.27


Many thanks for your continued support and generosity.



Lough Crew: Annual Mass in honour of St. Oliver Plunkett will be held on Sunday 26th June at 3.00pm



The National Charismatic Conference takes place in the Concert Hall, RDS, Ballsbridge on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th June. Contact Sr. Bridget 0214251100 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it








Anam Cara is holding its monthly Parent Evening on Wednesday 15thJune from 19:30 to 21:00 in Applewood Community Centre, Castleview Lawn/ Bunbury Gate Road, Swords.  All Anam Cara Services are available free of charge to bereaved parents 
Viatores Christi: Teachers, community/youth development workers, accountants, business/marketing professionals, IT specialists, OT/Physios/SL Therapists, Farmers, Pastoral Workers needed for overseas development assignments with Irish missionaries. Viatores Christi Information & Recruitment Session on Saturday 18th June at 10.30 at VC HQ, 8 New Cabra Rd., Phibsboro, Dublin 7 or Tel. 01 8689986  
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Lough Derg The three day pilgrimage from now until 13th August. Pre-booking is not required. Contact Lough Derg on 071-9861518; email 
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12 June

Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

19 June

Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time

7.  7.00pm

John & Terry O’Rourke

Bobby, Michael & Nan Walls

7.  7.00pm

1   9.00am    

James, Michael & Rose Doran

1   9.00am

Mary & James O’Neill

1  11.00am    

Christy Hanley

1  11.00am

Thomas & Margaret Campbell &

the deceased members of the family

Kevin & Mary White


1  12.15pm

Paddy O’Connor &

Marie O’Connor Howard

Harry, Gladys & George Campbell &           the deceased members of the family

Denis & Sheila Farrell

Christie & Maureen Barry






Monday              Special Intention                                          Thursday            Helen Warren                       Saturday            Mass in the Nursing Home 11.00am                                                                                   


Excerpt from the Encyclical of Pope Francis   “Laudato Si”


“LAUDATO SI’, mi’ Signore” – “Praise be to you, my Lord”.In the words of this beautiful canticle, Saint Francis of Assisi reminds us that our common home is like a sister with whom we share our life and a beautiful mother who opens her arms to embrace us. “Praise be to you, my Lord, through our Sister, Mother Earth, who sustains and governs us, and who produces various fruit with coloured flowers and herbs”.


This sister now cries out to us because of the harm we have inflicted on her by our irresponsible use and abuse of the goods with which God has endowed her. We have come to see ourselves as her lords and masters, entitled to plunder her at will. The violence present in our hearts, wounded by sin, is also reflected in the symptoms of sickness evident in the soil, in the water, in the air and in all forms of life. We have forgotten that we ourselves are dust of the earth; our very bodies are made up of her elements, we breathe her air and we receive life and refreshment from her waters.....


I believe that Saint Francis of Assisi is the example par excellence of care for the vulnerable and of an integral ecology lived out joyfully and authentically. He is the patron saint of all who study and work in the area of ecology, and he is also much loved by non-Christians. He was particularly concerned for God’s creation and for the poor and outcast. He loved, and was deeply loved for his joy, his generous self-giving, his openheartedness. He was a mystic and a pilgrim who lived in simplicity and in wonderful harmony with God, with others, with nature and with himself. He shows us just how inseparable the bond is between concern for nature, justice for the poor, commitment to society, and interior peace....


Rather than a problem to be solved, the world is a joyful mystery to be contemplated with gladness and praise. The urgent challenge to protect our common home includes a concern to bring the whole human 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 recognize, 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. They wonder how anyone can claim to be building a better future without thinking of the environmental crisis and the sufferings of the excluded. I urgently appeal, then, for a new dialogue about how we are shaping the future of our planet.




Study Liturgy at the National Centre for Liturgy, St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth. Courses begins on 19th September next. The courses, Diploma, Higher Diploma and Masters provide training for those who wish to prepare for parish ministry and who may be called to undertake roles of leadership and training in various pastoral contexts. Visit
Classroom assistant needed in a pre-school in South Meath. Part time only. Required minimum qualifications FETAC Level 5. Send C.V. to 
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Family Carers Ireland is providing the QQI Level 5 Healthcare Award in Meath in September 2016. To express an interest contact the training unit on 0579370221


Ratoath Tennis Club is opening their gates this Sunday 12th June from 12pm-6pm, for their annual Open Day. Free coaching tips from resident coach, Darren McComiskey, kids competitions, face painting and a BBQ. A tuck shop will be available. It's a great opportunity for all the family to give tennis a go in a fun and friendly environment. Membership deals on the day.



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