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Parish Bulletin 23rd July 2017


      Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath


                                            23 July 2017




        01 8256207


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New Parish Office Hours: from Monday 31st July 2017 the parish office will open from            10.00am – 1.00pm  Monday, Tuesday, Thursday &  Friday.






Eucharistic Adoration: Every Wednesday 10:00 am. until 10.00 pm. All welcome.




Congratulations to Zack Farrelly (Corballis Demense), Evan O’Halloran (Steeplechase Green),          Darcie Flanagan (Leigh Valley) and Mark Kane (Moulden Bridge) who were baptised recently.   






Please pray for Noeleen Crowley (The Old Mill) and Padraig O’Murchu (Clontarf), uncle of Gerry Murphy (Wilkinstown) and Tony Davis (Garristown), brother of Mai Woods (Bodeen) who died during the week. May they rest in peace.



Meath Diocese Pilgrimage to Knock: Meath Diocesan Pilgrimage to Our Lady's Shrine at Knock takes place on Sunday 13th August and will be led by Bishop Michael Smith and the choir for the Mass is the Meath Diocesan Choir.  Confessions 11.00am to 5.00pm, Anointing of the Sick 2.30pm, Pilgrimage Mass at 3.00pm followed by Benediction, Rosary Procession to the Shrine and Blessing of Religious Objects. A bus will leave Dunshaughlin Church at 8.00 am and Dunboyne Church at 8.20am. To book, please contact May Tuite, 01 825 0139 / 087 133 4872


Youth 2000 Summer Festival, Cistercian College, Roscrea, Co Tipperary 17th – 20th August.            16-35 year all welcome. Inspiring talks, great music, dramas, workshops, prayer, and healing service.  A great opportunities to meet new friends and enjoy themselves. Free buses organised by Youth 2000. Details on website or Tel 01 675 3690


Stamullen/Julianstown pilgrimage to Rome and Assisi: from August 11th -16th, including audience with Pope Francis. Limited places remaining. For information phone 057 9355050


Lough Derg - Three Day Pilgrimages: until 13th August. No need to book. Daily boats to the Island from 10.30am until 3:00pm, 7 days per week.  Telephone Maureen or Lorraine on 071 9861518. Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


23 July

Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

30 July

Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

7. 7.00pm

Mary & Joseph Elliott

7. 7.00pm


1 9.00am


1 9.00am


1  11.00am    

Rose McCarthy

Desmond Kelly

1 11.00am

Molly Talty


Paddy O’Connor & Maria O’Connor Howard & deceased members of the O’Connor & Campbell families

1 12.15pm

Rodrick O’Neill

Peg, Harry & Nan Everard

Jackie O’Sullivan




    Monday         Funeral Mass for Denise Hegarty at 10.30am in the Nursing Home


    Tuesday        Special Intention                                        Wednesday         Brendan Shields


    Thursday       Fr John Cogan                                           Friday                Special Intention


Saturday        Morning Mass at 11.00am in the Nursing Home                        




“We must overcome all forms of racism, of intolerance and of the instrumentalization of the human person” – Tweet of Pope Francis of 18th July  @Pontifex


Please support this week’s Trocaire East African Hunger Crises Appeal.



“The field is the world, and the good seeds are the children of the Kingdom” (Mt:13:38)



A Special National Church collection will take place in all parishes at Masses this weekend 22nd/23rd July across all Irish dioceses in aid of 25 million people struggling to survive a devastating hunger crisis in East-Africa: Kenya, South Sudan, Somalia and Ethiopia. With severe drought gripping many parts of east Africa, millions of people are facing starvation in the coming months.  The severity and scale of the crisis is unprecedented in recent decades.



The two worst affected countries in the region are Somalia and South Sudan but parts of Ethiopia and Kenya are also badly hit. Ongoing conflict in South Sudan and Somalia has displaced millions of people and severely disrupted the food system.



Trocaire has teams working in all four affected countries, bringing emergency food aid into the worst hit communities and helping people to survive the current crises. Trocaire will provide emergency food baskets to struggling families in the weeks and months to come, provide schools, health units and communities with water, while also distributing drought- tolerant seeds and tools for people to plant crops. Without these interventions, the cycle of hunger will simply continue and deepen.



Faith is a force that is greater


than knowledge or power or skill,


And the darkest defeat turns to triumph


if you trust in God’s wisdom and will,


For faith is a mover of mountains —


there’s nothing man cannot achieve


If he has the courage to try it


                                      and then has the faith to believe.       by Helen Steiner Rice.




Ratoath GAA Summer Camp 8th– 11thAugust for Boys and Girls aged 5 years to 13 years. To book fill out application form and return to Ratoath GAA Club bar with the appropriate fee. The Closing Date for applications is Wednesday, 26th July, please book early to guarantee an end of Camp gift. Any queries, contact Deirdre: email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or phone 086-0573117 – visit to download the form.


Mindfulness - practices and skills - continues every Monday morning in Ratoath Community Centre at 10am. Facilitator:  Carmel Dolan.  For information contact 085 7342924


Barn Dance-Saturday 29th July in Ratoath GAA Clubhouse from 8.00pm till late.                                          In aid of the Laffey Lyme Fund. Tickets €20.00 available from Anne on 086 3113905 or from Ratoath Post Office. Strictly over 18’s only. From 8.00pm till late.


Concert to Support the Ciarán Maree Cancer R+D Fund. Fergal Flaherty of the world famous  Hole in The Wall Tenerife will be joined by our own local top class performers Matt Leavy; Eddie Quinn and Cathy Crinion. Also joining Fergal will be Marc Roberts of Keep It Country and Eurovision fame. This will be one fantastic night of music craic and dance, all for a great cause. Join us at The Headfort Arms Kells on Thursday 3rd August. Doors open at 7.30pm with concert starting at 8pm. Tickets only €25 available at the door. This concert will mark the 10th Anniversary of Ciaran's passing.




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