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Parish Bulletin 10th June 2018

Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath

              10 June 2018

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Opening hours for the Parish Office: 10.00am – 1.00pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday    


Eucharistic Adoration on Wednesdays from 10.00am to 10.00pm. All are welcome.

Holy Hour in the Nursing Home chapel on Monday and Friday evenings at 7.30pm. All Welcome

Congratulations to Dorian Joye & Conor O’Sullivan who were married during the week.

A Baptismal Meeting will be held on Wednesday next 13th June 8.00pm in the Parish Pastoral Centre for parents who have children for baptism in the near future

Tweet of Pope Francis (at Pontifex) on 6th June:   Loving Christ is not a superficial sentiment.

It is an attitude of the heart that we demonstrate when we live as He wants us to.

Monday is the Feast of St. Barnabas: He was born in the island of Cyrus. He was one of the first converts in Jerusalem and preached at Antioch. He became a companion of St Paul and went with him on his first missionary journey and he took part in the Council of Jerusalem. He returned to his native land to preach the gospel and died there.

Wednesday is the Feast of St Anthony of Padua: Born in Portugal, he joined the Franciscans and preached against heresy throughout France and Italy. He became the first theologian to the order and wrote a number of sermons their doctrine and gentleness.

He died at the age of 36 in Padua in 1231.

On Holiness:   from Pope Francis’ exhortation “Gaudate et Exsultate (Rejoice and Be Glad)

To be holy does not require being a bishop, a priest or a religious. We are frequently tempted to think that holiness is only for those who can withdraw from ordinary affairs to spend much time in prayer. That is not the case. We are all called to be holy by living our lives and by bearing witness in everything we do, wherever we find ourselves.

Are you called to the consecrated life? Be holy by living out your commitment with joy.

Are you married? Be holy by loving and caring from your husband or wife, as Christ does for the Church.

Do you work for a living? Be holy by labouring with integrity and skill in the service of your brothers and sisters.

Are you a parent or grandparent? Be holy by patiently teaching the little ones how to follow Jesus.

Are you in a position of authority? Be holy by working for the common good and renouncing personal gain.


10 June

Tenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

17 June

Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

7. 7.00pm

Mae McNally (Month’s Memory)

Mary & Paddy Cassidy

7. 7.00pm

Michael, James & Rose Doran

Bobby, Michael & Annie Walls

Alice & Bobby Doran

1  9.00am


1  9.00am

Dan Moore

1  11.00am


1  11.00am


1  12.15pm

Patricia Smith (Month’s Memory)

Ray Lyons

Mary & Paddy Walsh

1  12.15pm

Denis & Sheila Farrell

Kevin White


Monday        Michael Haugh                                     Tuesday     Special Intention

Thursday       Alice & Michael Hatch                           Friday        John Daly      

Saturday       Sylvia Roche (Months Memory) Mass at 11.00am in the Nursing Home

World Meeting of Families - Icon of the Holy Family visits the Diocese of Meath

This initiative encourages prayer and reflection as part of the journey toward WMOF2018.

Many families around Ireland have appreciated the opportunity to write their petitions for inclusion at the Papal Mass in the Phoenix Park. These petition sheets will be made available in mid-June for every parish to share with schools, nursing homes and families.

We hope to offer an opportunity for pilgrimage to the icon on the following days:

26 June - 28 June St Mary’s Church, Navan

29 June - 1 July Cathedral of Christ the King, Mullingar.

Registration for all WMOF2018 events is open via

Individual pilgrims and families can now register for the main three-day WMOF2018 Congress from August 22nd – 24th; for the Festival of Families on Saturday 25th August; and for the Closing Mass on Sunday, 26th August. Register on


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