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Parish Bulletin 30th July 2017


      Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath


                                            30 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.   



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






Please pray for Brendan Cahill (Sutton) brother-in-law of Sean Cantwell (Porterstown Lane) who died during the week. May he rest in peace.



Envelope Collection for the week ending 9th, 16th & 23rd July €2,374.02


Many thanks for your continued support and generosity.




The annual Reek Sunday pilgrimage at Croagh Patrick takes place this Sunday 30th July.


For details visit



The National Novena to Our Lady of Knock will be held from 14th to 22nd August. It will have family and life as its focus. See



Meath Diocese Pilgrimage to 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. Some local people involved in Youth 2000 will be here after Mass this weekend to give flyers and answer questions to those interested in going.


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.


30 July

Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

06 Aug

Transfiguration  of The Lord

7. 7.00pm


7. 7.00pm

Liam McLoughlin

1 9.00am


1 9.00am


1  11.00am    

Molly Talty & Tony Muckley

1 11.00am

Conor Fogarty


Rodrick O’Neill

Peg, Harry & Nan Everard

Jackie O’Sullivan

1 12.15pm

Jimmy Ralph

Ann Kerrigan

Maura O’Flaherty




  Monday        Deceased members of the Ryan & Cunningham families


    Tuesday        Jose Fernandes                       Wednesday    Special Intention         Thursday       Jimmy Ralph


    Friday          Mass for all those on the Parish List of the Dead                


Saturday      Frank Reynolds and Pat & Sheila Moorehead. Mass at 11.00am in the Nursing Home




                                     Trocaire’s East Africa Emergency Appeal


Many thanks to all our parishioners who contributed so generously to last week ends Trocaire’s emergency appeal for the hunger crises in East Africa which raised €3,150.



Severe drought, driven by climate change, is currently affecting Kenya, South Sudan, Somalia and Ethiopia and this has resulted in failed harvests and the widespread death of livestock.  Conflict has exacerbated the effects in South Sudan and Somalia, with areas in both countries now on the verge of famine. 



Archbishop Eamon Martin, Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland, says the situation is critical and “with the failure of successive rains and a prolonged drought having taken hold of the region, just surviving has now become the main challenge facing people in large parts of east Africa. 


Millions of people in the region are facing starvation.  The crops have failed and animals are dying because of a lack of grazing and water.  The large number of people affected may shock us, but we must realise that behind these stark numbers are real people: mothers and fathers unable to provide for their hungry children”.



Bishop William Crean, Bishop of Cloyne and chairperson of Trócaire, says the agency is already working on the ground saving lives: “Trócaire is providing emergency food aid, water and healthcare to affected communities - quite literally life-support for affected people.  Trócaire’s health centres in Somalia are treating approximately 19,000 people each month for malnutrition and associated illnesses. 


With the support of parishioners here at home in the coming weeks, many tens of thousands more people will receive help.  For example, over 13,000 children in Kenya will receive supplementary high-energy food, new boreholes will be provided for communities, many more people will receive monthly food rations and schools will be supplied with water.


Globally, this crisis has received very little attention.  Appeals for aid are under-funded.  For example, the UN has received just 37% of the funding it needs to respond to the crisis in Somalia.  The world is distracted by the actions of a handful of powerful politicians, while in east Africa millions suffer in silence.  It is unacceptable for so many to go hungry.”



The United Nations has described the situation in the drought-ravaged parts of Africa as the greatest humanitarian crisis since the Second World War.






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Job Vacancy. Dunboyne Community Employment has the following four vacancies:


2 Ground Maintenance Persons to work with Sports Facility in Dunshaughlin & Dunboyne.
Duties to include maintenance of sports grounds facility & common areas.



I Coaching and Adminstrative Assistant to work with Dunboyne Athletics Club
Duties to include assisting coaches during juvenile, fit4life and junior in all aspects of athletics; administrative duties in club office.



I Adminstrative Assistant to work with REHAB CARE, Dunboyne
Duties to include all aspects of administration work including accounts and payroll.


For persons eligible to work under the Community Employment Scheme.  These positions are part-time (19.5 hours).  Full training programme will be put in place for successful candidates.


For further details on these positions please contact Danny Gaughan Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Mobile: 087-2626727 or Office: 01 – 825 2864



If you know anybody that would like to be added to the Ratoath Meals on Wheels service or if you would like to be a volunteer driver on Monday Mornings, Wednesday Mornings or Friday mornings - please get in touch with Andrew Ralph at 0851980987




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