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Parish Bulletin 24th June 2018
Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath 24 June 2018 01 8256207 " * This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it 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 Please pray for Sean O’Hare (Woodlands Park) who died recently. May he rest in peace. Fr Robert Petrisor, a priest from Bucharest, will be assisting us in the parish for about 3 weeks during the month of July. He arrives to Ratoath on Saturday next 30th June. Please give him a warm welcome. [ Tickets for the Mass in the Phoenix Park on 26th August with Pope Francis will be available from the 25th June on Attendance to this event will be free but ticketed. World Meeting of Families - Icon of the Holy Family visits St. Mary’s Church, Navan this week on Tuesday 26th, Wednesday 27th and Thursday 28th 7:00pm: pilgrims are welcomed and invited to walk the prayer-path leading to the icon, and to place their petitions before the icon (these petitions will be given to contemplative communities in Ireland before being brought to the closing Mass with Pope Francis in the Phoenix Park); 8:00pm: evening prayer, with a reflection on the meaning of the icon; 8:45pm: refreshments served. All parishioners are invited to go to visit the icon on any one of the nights Dunboyne Community Employment has the following 6 Vacancies 1. Cleaning and ground maintenance persons for Ratoath, 2. & 3 Ground maintenance person for Ratoath area and Dunboyne area 4. Youth Support worker for Dunshaughlin area 5. Office administration person required for Ratoath Community Centre 6. Retail Assistant for Dunboyne SVDP shop For persons eligible to work under the C E S. 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 Office: 01 – 825 2864 24 June Nativity of St John the Baptist 01 July Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time 7. 7.00pm 7. 7.00pm Desmond & Julia Toole & deceased members of the family Agnes & Michael O’Hare & deceased members of the family 1 9.00am Mary & James O’Neill Mary & Joe Fox 1 9.00am 1 11.00am Cathal Dunlop Kathleen Kenny 1 11.00am Christy & Christina Rooney Eileen O’Neill 1 12.15pm David Colfer Laura Donohoe Danny Delaney Bernard Fisher 1 12.15pm Thomas Shaw Monday Deceased members of the Kubin family Tuesday Maura Humphries Wednesday Carmel Donnelly Friday Special Intention Saturday No morning Mass New Bishop of Meath – Canon Thomas Deenihan Bishop-elect Deenihan was born on 20th June 1967 in Blackpool, Cork. He was ordained a deacon by Bishop Michael Smith of Meath in Maynooth on 1 April 1990. On 1 June 1991, he was ordained to the priesthood for the Diocese of Cork & Ross by the late Bishop Michael Murphy. Since ordination, he has worked in Glanmire Parish (1991-1994), taught in St Goban’s College Bantry (1994-2003) during which time he also worked in the parishes of Schull, Kealkil and Bantry. He has a Masters and Doctorate in education. In 2003, Bishop John Buckley of Cork & Ross appointed him as Diocesan Advisor for Post-Primary Catechetics and, in 2006, as Diocesan Secretary and Diocesan Education Secretary. He currently holds these positions. On a national level, Bishop-elect Deenihan served as General Secretary of the Catholic Primary Schools Management Association from 2013 to 2016, and as acting-executive secretary to the Council for Education and to the Commission for Catholic Education and Formation of the Irish Episcopal Conference from 2016 to date. Bishop-elect Deenihan is a member of the Honan Governors at University College Cork; a member of Mercy Care South, a Diocesan Public Juridic Person for the Mercy University Hospital in Cork; and is chair of the Board of Directors of the Christian Leadership in Education Office. In 2017, Bishop Buckley appointed him a Canon and a member of the Cathedral Chapter in Cork. Excerpt of the Address by Canon Thomas Deenihan on his appointment as Bishop of Meath on Monday last It is quite daunting to stand before you this morning! Two weeks ago today, the Nuncio made contact with me and when we met the day after, he told me of the Holy Father’s wish to appoint me to this Diocese. My initial reaction was one of fear and there have been sleepless nights since. There is an acute sense of being unworthy for the task, the enormity of the task and a deficit too in local knowledge – be it geography or personality. Dare I mention the difficulties that deciphering a Cork accent will cause in this historic diocese!...... I know that I have much to learn from you all in the months ahead. Be patient with me! In the midst of this turmoil, my own bishop, Bishop Buckley, reassured me by saying that Cork, Meath and Westmeath people always get along unless they meet on the football field! Unfortunately we could be getting on for a while!..... A time of a new bishop is a time of uncertainty. While a diocese and a bishop are important, the reality for the people that we serve is that the parish and the local parish clergy are what matter. In that sense, a bishop, I believe, must support and be with the priests of a Diocese..... I always had the view that the Diocese of Meath has a unified and a talented clergy and younger too than many other dioceses. That must be a blessing. In the weeks and months ahead, I look forward to meeting the priests of the Diocese and visiting the various parishes. Those parishes could not survive either without the work and expertise of the laity who live in them and give of their talents willingly and freely. I look forward to working with those people into the future and benefiting from their expertise, commitment and talents in supporting the Diocese, particularly in the areas of education, finance and safeguarding....... Catholic schools are an important part of the ministry of the Church and we must support parents who wish to send their children to a Catholic school. When we talk about Catholic schools, we should not talk of them in the abstract but we should talk about our own local parish schools. Catholic schools are not a notion or an ideology but, rather, Catholic schools are the schools in our own parishes, that serve and are part of the local communities and that teach and welcome the local children. Our schools and, particularly, the teachers who work in them, deserve our thanks and support.

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