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Parish Bulletin - 25th June 2006

Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath

25 June 2006


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Congratulations to Ben Fitzpatrick (Fox Lodge Woods), Cara Traynor-Flood (St. Oliver’s Park), Ava White (Mill Tree Park), Joshua Connolly (Foxbrook) and

Morgan Foster (Fox Lodge Woods) who were baptised recently.


Please pray for Brigid Reilly (Belmullet), grandmother of Breege Gaughan (Mill Tree Park)

who died recently. May she rest in peace.


Envelope Collection for the week ending 18th June €1,305.16

Many thanks for your continued support and generosity.



A meeting of the Board of Management of St. Paul’s National School will take place on Monday evening at 8.00pm in the Parochial House.


A meeting of the Board of Management of Ratoath Senior National School will take place on Tuesday evening at 8.00pm in the school


Ratoath Junior National School Summer Camps:

1.      Kiddicamp, especially designed for children starting school in September.

2.  Ruaille Buaille for all children , Junior infants to Second Class

 Week one is from July 1st to July 7th and week two runs from July 10th to July 14th.

 Places available on both camps on both weeks.

Contact Fionnuala Nic Bradaigh or Denise Ward at the school before Wednesday next.




Sobriety for Woman An Alternative Approach: If traditional support is not working for you, then you may be interested in this new group now meeting every Wednesday evening in Loreto Convent, Navan at 8.00pm. We offer a caring atmosphere in which woman with alcohol problems can share their thoughts and feelings with one another on an anonymous basis. For more information call 086 1703297


Friends of St Peter’s Centre for mentally handicapped, Castlepollard wish to thank everyone who contributed to their recent church gate collection which raised €1,266.58.Many thanks.


A Note for Your Diary: President Mary McAleese will officially open Ratoath Community Centre on Saturday 9th September at 4.00pm. As this will be the President’s first official visit to Ratoath, a day of community celebration is being organised. Volunteers wishing to assist with the catering on the day should contact Anne on 256150 or Jean on 8257192

Ratoath GAA Disco on Thursday 29th June 2006. National School from 6.30pm to 8.00 pm  €5. Secondary School from 8.30pm to 11.00 pm €7. Fully Supervised. Any parent wishing to give a hand at either disco please contact us at 087 9675887.

Ratoath Harps Annual Golf Classic is on the 30th June in Hollystown Golf Club.

For more information phone 087- 237324






                            Ratoath Harps Lotto Results No Jackpot Winner.


Short Excerpt of the Address of Pope Benedict before the Angelus last Sunday (Feast of Corpus Christi) in St. Peter’s Square

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

Today, in Italy and in other countries, the Solemnity of Corpus Christi is celebrated. It is the solemn, public feast of the Eucharist, the sacrament of the Body and Blood of Christ: on this day, the mystery instituted at the Last Supper and commemorated every year on Holy Thursday is manifested to all, in the midst of the fervour of faith and devotion of the Ecclesial Community.

Indeed, the Eucharist is the "treasure" of the Church, the precious heritage that her Lord has left to her. And the Church preserves it with the greatest care, celebrating it daily in Holy Mass, adoring it in churches and chapels, administering it to the sick, and as viaticum to those who are on their last journey.

However, this treasure that is destined for the baptized, does not exhaust its radius of action in the context of the Church:  the Eucharist is the Lord Jesus who gives himself "for the life of the world". In every time and in every place, he wants to meet human beings and bring them the life of God.

For this reason, the Feast of Corpus Christi is characterized particularly by the tradition of carrying the Most Holy Sacrament in procession, an act full of meaning. By carrying the Eucharist through the streets and squares, we desire to immerse the Bread come down from Heaven in our daily lives. We want Jesus to walk where we walk, to live where we live. Our world, our existence, must become his temple.

On this feast day, the Christian Community proclaims that the Eucharist is its all, its very life, the source of life that triumphs over death. From communion with Christ in the Eucharist flows the charity that transforms our life and supports us all on our journey towards the heavenly Homeland. For this reason the liturgy makes us sing "Good Shepherd, true Bread.... You who know all things, who can do all things, who nourish us while on earth, lead your brethren to the heavenly banquet in the glory of your Saints".


25 June

Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time

2 July

Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time


Marie & Noel Giles


Margaret Johnson

& Christy Rooney


Margaret Ralph

Teresa, Patrick & Raymond Brennan


Sister Ursula Traynor


Cathal Dunlop

Michael & Elizabeth Mulvaney


Anthony & Mary Rafferty


Laura Donohue


James & Mary O’Neill


                                              Monday              Joe Fox

                                                         Tuesday              Tom, Cathy & Michael Brennan   













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