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Parish Bulletin - 11th June 2006

Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath


11th June 2006








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Congratulations to Isabella Ruhan (Milltree Park), Joshua Lyons (Milltree Park),

John Kelly (Somerville), Katie Smith (Milltree Park), Eoghan Keary (Fox Lodge Woods)

and Jessica Dwyer (The Old Mill) who were baptised recently.


­­­Please pray for Kevin Stratford (Castleknock) brother of John Stratford (Foxbrook) who died recently. May he rest in peace.


Envelope Collection for the week ending 28th May & 4th June €1,736.78

Many thanks for your continued support and generosity.



Baptism Times:


At a recent meeting of the Parish Liturgy Committee it was decided that as and from 1st August next, a change will be made to the time of baptisms.

From the 1st August 2006, baptisms will take place on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month at 4.30pm and on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month at 1.15pm.



A meeting of the Board of Management of Ratoath College will take place in the Parochial House on Thursday 15th June at 7.00pm


A meeting of the Board of Management of St. Paul’s National School will take place in the Parochial House on Thursday 15th June at 8.00pm


Ratoath Active Age: End of year luncheon will now be held on Friday 16th June in the Community Centre from 11.00am – 1.00pm


Rataoth GAA: Come and Celebrate our 3rd Anniversary in Sean Eiffe Park commencing on Friday 23rd with Mass at 7.30pm. On Saturday 24th, games begin at 5.00pm, Music and BBQ at 9.00pm. Good luck to the Camogie team representing Meath in the Feile in Cork next weekend.


Relics of St. Claude De La Colombiere: Visit to Ireland.

The relics of St. Claude will be available for veneration in the church of St. John the Baptist,

Nobber, on next Tuesday night from 11:00 p.m. to 8:30 a.m. Wednesday morning. The church will be open all night. The Holy Relics go from Nobber to the monastery of the Visitation Sisters in Stamullen, Co. Meath.  They will remain in the Monastery church until Wednesday evening when they go to St. Peters Church in Drogheda for an all night vigil.





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11 Jun

Feast of the Holy Trinity 

18 June

Feast of Corpus Christi


John & Christina O’Connor

& Elizabeth Daniels


Johnny & Mary O’Brien


 Maureen Newman


 Thomas Brennan Campbell


Kathleen Kenny


Josephine O’ Griofa


Harry & Gladys & George Campbell



Kevin White



Tuesday     Jack Byrne (Month’s Mind) & Billy Byrne                          Wednesday            Kevin Stratford                  


Feast of the Holy Trinity - Prayer



O Great Spirit, whose voice I hear in the winds.

And whose breath gives life to the world, hear me.

I come to you as one of your many children.

I am small and weak; I need your strength and your wisdom.

Make my eyes ever behold the red and purple sunset.

Make my hands respect the things you have made,

and my ears sharp to hear your voice.

Make me wise so that I may know

the things you have taught your children,

the lessons you have hidden in every leaf and rock.

Make me strong, so that I may not be superior to other people,

But  able to fight my greatest enemy, which is myself.

Make me ever ready to come to you with straight eyes,

so that when life fades as the fading sunset,

my spirit may come to you without shame.             (Prayer of a native American)



Saint of the Week: St. Anthony of Padua - Feast Day 13th June



St. Anthonyof Padua was born in Lisborn, Portugal in 1195 and died on 13th June 1231. Anthony's wealthy family wanted him to be a great nobleman, but for the sake of Christ he became a poor Franciscan.

Anthony entered the Friars Minor, and was sent to Morocco to evangelize. Shipwrecked at Sicily, he joined some other brothers who were going to Portiuncula. Lived in a cave at San Paolo leaving only to attend Mass and sweep the nearby monastery. One day when a scheduled speaker failed to appear, the brothers pressed him into speaking. He impressed them so that he was thereafter constantly travelling, evangelizing, preaching, and teaching theology through Italy and France.

A gifted speaker, he attracted crowds everywhere he went, speaking in multiple tongues; legend says that even the fish loved to listen. Wonder worker. One of the most beloved of saints, his images and statues are found everywhere. Proclaimed a Doctor of the Church in 1946.



Prayer to Saint Anthony the Wonder-Worker

Saint Anthony, perfect imitator of Jesus, who received from God the special power of restoring lost things, grant that I may find {mention your petition} which has been lost. As least restore to me peace and tranquillity of mind, the loss of which has afflicted me even more than my material loss. To this favour I ask another of you: that I may always remain in possession of the true good that is God. Let me rather lose all things than lose God, my supreme good. Let me never suffer the loss of my greatest treasure, eternal life with God. Amen.


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