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Parish Bulletin 10th July 2016


Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath


10 July 16


        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 Max Fynes (Curragha Road), Esme Lysaght (Tankardstown),


Ivy Griffin (Woodlands Park), Nathan Duhy (The Old Mill), Oisin Hickey (Steeplechase Hill),


Jake O’Connor (Foxlodge Manor) and Emily McDonagh (Cairn Court) who were baptised recently.



A meeting for parents who have children for baptism in the near future will be held in the


Parish Pastoral Centre on Wednesday 13th July at 8.00pm



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 
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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Retreat for young adults 18-40 at St Columban’s, Dalgan Park, Navan 22-24 July. Cost: donation, own room, full board, set in magnificent grounds. Theme: Rejoice Always in the Lord
Contact Sr Una 090 648 1666. Email 
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Family Carers Ireland is providing the QQI Level 5 Healthcare Support Award training in your area based on demand in September 2016.  All modules will be provided separately one day a week for five weeks.  For more information contact our training department on 0579370221.
The An Post Meath Heritage Cycle Tour will be held over the weekend of the 23rd and 24th July. The 11km family spin will take place on Sat 23rd at 5pm – register on the day from 2pm, €3 per person. The 50km, 100km & 160km distances are all taking place on Sun 24th. Early bird is available until 14th July – registration closes on the 20th July. Check out for further details or contact Meath LSP at 046 9067337.     








10 July

Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

17 July

Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

7. 7.00pm

Mary & Joseph Elliott

James & Annie Nolan

Tom, Mary, Ted, & Peg Gannon

Jemmy Boyle

7.  7.00pm

Dorthea Mates

Patsy, Rita & Agnes McCabe

Louise Kelly & deceased members of the Kelly & Reilly families 

1   9.00am    

Deceased members of the Ryan & Cunningham families & Barbara Müller

1   9.00am

Mary & Joseph Fox

1  11.00am    

Seamus McIntyre

Brigid & Tommy Dolan

Henry & Mary Foran &

the deceased members of the family

1  11.00am

Rose McCarthy


Sheila O’Donnell

1  12.15pm

Sarah Browne

Peader, Bridget & Peter Malone



  Monday   Special intention              Saturday             No Morning Mass preparation 


Ordination of Warren Collier: At 3.00pm this Sunday, Rev. Warren Collier (41) will be ordained a priest for the Diocese of Meath by Bishop Michael Smith in St. Mary’s Parish, Drogheda. Warren will celebrate his First Mass of Thanksgiving in the Church of Mary Immaculate, Collon on Monday evening at 7pm.                                                                                                                     Warren is from Collon in County Louth but he has strong links with St. Mary’s Parish.              Before spending four years studying for the priesthood in the Beda College in Rome, Warren worked for Bus Éireann for sixteen years. While studying for the priesthood, Warren spent some time working in the parish of Laytown and Mornington.                                                                             Please keep Warren in your prayers as he begins his priestly ministry.


World Youth Day 2016 is an international Catholic event focused on faith and youth, due to be celebrated from July 25th to 31st in Krakow, Poland. Pope Francis announced at the end of the closing Mass of the previous World Youth Day 2013 in Rio de Janerio that Krakow will be the venue for World Youth Day 2016.[1] This will be the second World Youth Day hosted by Poland, the first being the World Youth Day 1991 held in Czestochowa.  According to Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz, Metropolitan Bishop of the Diocese of Krakow, World Youth Day 2016 will be particularly significant as a tribute to Pope John Paul 11, founder of the World Youth Day.                                                                                             During the two week trip the young people will spend time with Polish families, enjoy cultural exchanges, inspirational talks and workshops, fun and friendship along with celebrating their faith in the presence of Pope Francis                                                                                                In the first week, the pilgrims will attend catechetical sessions held in the host or nearby diocese. On Tuesday 26th July the pilgrims will be officially welcomed and an opening Mass will be held.  On the Wednesday, Thursday and Friday morning of the second week, there will be catechetical sessions with participating bishops and in the afternoon there will be afternoon shows, music, prayer and reconciliation opportunities.                                                                                      On Thursday 28th July, Pope Francis will arrive and attend a prayer service and he will lead the Stations of the Cross on the Friday evening.                                                                           On Saturday 30th July the young people will walk to the pilgrim site for an afternoon of shows, music, prayer and reconciliation opportunities. That evening they will be joined by the Pope for a prayer vigil.                                                                                                                                   On Sunday 31st July Pope Francis will celebrate the closing Mass for the World Youth Day.             There are 50 of our diocesan youth attending World Youth Day in Krakow, including four young people from the parish of Ratoath. We wish them every blessing on their journey.


********************************************************************************************** GAA SUMMER CAMP – The most popular camp of last year is back for 2016 from 2nd to 5th August, 10:30am – 3pm each day. For BOYS and GIRLS aged 5 years to 13 years - Are you a future star or just wish to come along, have fun, make friends and keep fit? End of camp gifts will be presented to all children by inter-county stars. Please fill out application form and return to Ratoath GAA Club Bar with the appropriate fee. Closing date for applications is Friday 22nd July. Please book early to avoid disappointment. Any queries, contact Deirdre: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 086 0573117. 


GAA Lotto results for Monday 4th July: Numbers drawn - 3, 13, 25, 26. No jackpot winner.             


Archaeological and Historical Society lecture on Sunday 17th July: "The Life and Death of Patrick McDonnell" (War of Independence in North Meath), by Frank Cogan (retired diplomat and historian) at Oldcastle Library, 3pm. All welcome. Inquiries to J. Clancy, PRO, tel 01 8259438;

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