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Parosh Bulletin 26th June 2016


Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath


               26 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




The sick and the housebound will be attended to in their homes on Thursday and Friday this week.




Graduation Mass for Sixth Class


Ratoath Senior National School on Tuesday 27th June at 10.30am


St. Paul’s National School on Tuesday 27th June at 12 noon


Rathbeggan National School on Wednesday 28th June at 1.00pm



Envelope Collection for weekend  12th & 19th June €1715.62 Many thanks for your continued support



This Sunday is the Peter’s Pence Collection, a collection taken up this weekend in every parish throughout the world. Peter’s Pence is the name given to the financial support offered by the faithful to the Holy Father as a sign of their sharing in the concern of the Successor of Peter for the many different needs of the Universal Church and for the relief of those most in need.  


The Pope, being Pastor of the whole Church, is attentive to the material needs of poor dioceses, religious institutes and of the faithful in grave difficulties - the poor, children, the elderly, those marginalized and the victims of war or natural disasters; concrete aid to Bishops or diocese in need, Catholic education, assistance to refugees and immigrants etc.




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



Pope Francis Tweet of the Month: “Do not tire of asking in prayer for the Lord’s help especially in difficulty.” Follow Pope Francis on Twitter @Pontifex



Camp Veritas is a one week 'play and pray' sleep away summer camp for teens 12 to 18 years old.  This is its second year running in Ireland and it is being held in Maynooth University Campus from the 26th June to July 1st. Cost is 450 dollars with an early bird reduction for early registration.  Volunteers are also needed and can be aged 18 and upwards...(free for volunteers).  Lots of fun and lifelong friendships to be made and a chance to deepen your relationship with Christ Our Lord.       A week not to be missed!!!  For more information and registration log on to















26 June

Thirteenth  Sunday in Ordinary Time

3 July

Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

7.  7.00pm

Michael & Agnes O’Hare and the deceased members of the family

Kathleen Kenny

Bernard Fisher

7.  7.00pm

Desmond & Julia Toole

Anthony & Mary Rafferty

John & Margaret Johnson

Gerald O’Reilly

1   9.00am    

Dan Moore

1   9.00am

1  11.00am    

Cathal Dunlop

Christy & Christina Rooney

1  11.00am

Michael Walsh (Month’s Memory)

John Looney

Deceased members of the Boshell family


Margaret and Luke Ralph and the deceased members of the family

Laura Donohue

1  12.15pm

Thomas Shaw

Daniel Delaney        



  Thursday               Lily Maguire                     Friday   For all on the Parish List of the Dead
  Saturday                No Morning Mass


The annual procession of the relics of Saint Oliver Plunkett will take place in Drogheda on Sunday 3 July.  Starting at 3.00pm at Holy Family Church, Ballsgrove, pilgrims will process to Saint Peter’s ChurchDrogheda, where the Mass will be celebrated at 4.00pm by Cardinal Seán Brady, Archbishop Emeritus of Armagh. The homilist will be Fr. Sean Henry P.P., Trim. The procession and Mass will commemorate the 96th anniversary of the beatification of Saint Oliver Plunkett by Pope Benedict XV (23 May 1920), and the 41st anniversary of his canonisation as a martyr by Blessed Pope Paul VI (12 October 1975).  Pilgrims will have the opportunity to enter through the Holy Door of Saint Peter’s, which is a designated Jubilee Church during this Holy Year of Mercy.


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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The Annual Pioneer Pilgrimage to Knock Shrine is on Sunday 17th July. A bus will leave Dunshaughlin Church at 8.00am and Dunboyne Church at 8.15am. To book a seat, contact May Tuite 087 133 4872 / 01 825 0139 (Dunshaughlin) or Peggy Thornton 087 784 6455 / 01 825 5425 
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




OSLO, 21-23 JUNE 2016


I greet the organizers of this World Congress against the death penalty, the group of countries supporting it, particularly Norway as its host country, and all those representatives of governments, international organizations and civil society taking part in it. I likewise express my personal appreciation, along with that of men and women of good will, for your commitment to a world free of the death penalty.


One sign of hope is that public opinion is manifesting a growing opposition to the death penalty, even as a means of legitimate social defence. Indeed, nowadays the death penalty is unacceptable, however grave the crime of the convicted person. It is an offence to the inviolability of life and to the dignity of the human person; it likewise contradicts God’s plan for individuals and society, and his merciful justice. Nor is it consonant with any just purpose of punishment. It does not render justice to victims, but instead fosters vengeance. The commandment “Thou shalt not kill” has absolute value and applies both to the innocent and to the guilty. The Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy is an auspicious occasion for promoting worldwide ever more evolved forms of respect for the life and dignity of each person. It must not be forgotten that the inviolable and God-given right to life also belongs to the criminal.


Today I would encourage all to work not only for the abolition of the death penalty, but also for the improvement of prison conditions, so that they fully respect the human dignity of those incarcerated. “Rendering justice” does not mean seeking punishment for its own sake, but ensuring that the basic purpose of all punishment is the rehabilitation of the offender. The question must be dealt with within the larger framework of a system of penal justice open to the possibility of the guilty party’s reinsertion in society. There is no fitting punishment without hope! Punishment for its own sake, without room for hope, is a form of torture, not of punishment.


I trust that this Congress can give new impulse to the effort to abolish capital punishment. For this reason, I encourage all taking part to carry on this great initiative and I assure them of my prayers.



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