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Parish Bulletin 24th July 2016


Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath


24 July 16


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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 am. until10.00 pm. All welcome. 



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



Congratulations to Sean Farrelly (Tankardstown), Emily Coffee (The Village Green),


Mason Murray(Somerville), Annabelle Izaaks (Australia), Harry Fitzpatrick( Leigh Valley) and


Aoife Robinson (Woodlands) who were baptised recently.



Please pray for Des Kelly (Fairyhouse Road) who died during the week. May he rest in peace.



The Meath Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock will take place on Sunday 14th August. It will be led by Bishop Smith and accompanied by the Diocesan Choir. This year’s diocesan pilgrimage coincides with the opening of the Annual Novena to Our Lady of Knock – 14th to 23rd August.





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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Lough Derg. One day retreat on Saturday 3rd September. No fasting or walking barefoot. For further information contact Stella at 0851677325.
Lough Derg: One day retreat on Saturday 3rd September. No fasting or walking barefoot. For information contact Stella at 085-1677325
Family Cares Ireland is providing the QQI Level 5 Healthcare Support Award training in your area in September based on demands. All modules will be provided separately one day a week for five weeks. For information contact the training department on 057-9370221
Prepare now for September: Are you 21 and on a Social Welfare payment from 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. Enquiries to Siobhan on 0469071938 or 0863470263
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. 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. Any queries to  Deirdre: 
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  or call 086 0573117
Great night entertainment to help Cancer Research “Fergal Flaherty” of the World Famous Hole in the Wall, Tenerife. In the Headfort Arms, Kells on Wednesday 27th July. Tickets €22 from the hotel reception. All proceeds will go to The Ciaran Marree Cancer Research and Development Fund.







24 July

Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

31 July

Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

7.  7.00pm

Mylie & Kathleen Byrne

John O’Leary

7.  7.00pm

1   9.00am    

1   9.00am

1  11.00am    

Kevin Gorman

1  11.00am


Patrick & Wardie O’Sullivan & deceased members of the family

1  12.15pm

Peg Everard

Jackie O’Sullivan



    Monday    Special Intention            Wednesday    Special Intention          Saturday   No Morning Mass 




Dear Brothers and Sisters,                                                                                                                                           The 31st World Youth Day is fast approaching. I look forward to meeting the young people from throughout the world gathered in Kraków and having the opportunity to meet the beloved Polish nation. My entire visit will be inspired by Mercy during this Jubilee Year, and by the grateful and blessed memory of Saint John Paul II, who instituted the World Youth Days and was the guide of the Polish people in its recent historic journey towards freedom.                                                                                                                                                                     Dear young people of Poland, I know that for some time now you have been preparing, especially with your prayers, for this great encounter in Kraków. I thank you heartily for everything that you have done, and for the love with which you have done it. Even now I embrace you and I bless you.


Dear young people from throughout Europe, Africa, America, Asia and Oceania! I also bless your countries, your hopes and your journey to Kraków, praying that it will be a pilgrimage of faith and fraternity. May the Lord Jesus grant you the grace to experience personally his words: “Blessed are the merciful, for they will receive mercy”                                                                              I am very anxious to meet you and to offer the world a new sign of harmony, a mosaic of different faces, from many races, languages, peoples and cultures, but all united in the name of Jesus.


Dear brothers and sisters, I send you this message as a pledge of my affection. Let us keep close to one another in prayer. I look forward to seeing you in Poland!


***********************************************************************************************Meath Running Group’s training sessions will start back on Wednesday August 17that 7pm in Claremont Stadium Navan. This 10 week block will work on speed endurance which is ideal training preparation for a half marathon or those interested in the full marathon. However, if neither suits and you simply wish to increase your distance and enjoy the benefit of group training then why not come along to the Meath Running Group. Registration will take place on Aug 17th at the track at 6.45pm. This 10 week programme will cost just €45. For more details please contact David 046-9067337, email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it   Find and follow Meath Running Group on facebook/meathrunninggroup.


A brand new Blood Donation Clinic coming to Ratoath.  With the assistance of Ciaran Cadwell, in     Sean Eiffe Park, GAA Club, we have scheduled a blood donation clinic to take place on Tuesday 16th  August from 5.00pm – 8.00pm  We already have clinics in Ashbourne and Dunshaughlin so this visit is to see if there is a population of Donors in Ratoath who would commit to donating every 90 days, ie every three months. I'm hoping we can get the commitment of 150 Donors on the day. Our team who are based in Ardee will travel with equipment on our truck and a minibus full of Staff and be there to welcome the Ratoath Donors. Contact Catherine Hughes Area Manager on 041 685 9994.  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it   web:


Frankie Gavin & De Dannan will perform in the Venue Theatre on Friday 12th August at 8pm.Tickets €20 (plus €2 booking fee) are available from the Box Office 01/6895600 or from


Could you foster a child? We are seeking to recruit families or individuals to care for children and young people who cannot live at home. Ideally you will have a spare room and time available to care for a child. Foster families come in all shapes and sizes, from all cultures and backgrounds. Assessment, training and support will be provided to all Five Rivers Ireland Foster Families.  There will also be access to our 24 hour on-call support. For more information please contact:  Five Rivers Ireland on 01-866 5291 or visit our website




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