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Parish Bulletin 1st July 2018
Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath 1 July 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 Anne McMahon (Mullagh, Co. Clare), mother of Angela Cunningham (Mruigtuaithe) who died during the week. May she rest in peace. Congratulations to Matilda Herlihy (Lagore Little), Amelia Eiffe (Curragha Rd), Eliza Jordan (Steeplechase Hill) and Grace Landy (Fairyhouse Lodge) who were baptised recently. [[[ Fr Robert Petrisor, a priest from Bucharest, will be assisting us in the parish for about 3 weeks during the month of July. Please give him a warm welcome. Envelope Collection for the week ending 17th& 24th June €1,297.89 Many thanks for your continued support and generosity. [ You must register for your tickets for the Mass in the Phoenix Park on 26th August with Pope Francis, on Attendance to this event will be free but ticketed. Book soon so as to avoid disappointment. On Sunday 26th August (the day Pope Francis celebrates Mass in the Phoenix Park) there will be no 11.00am or 12.15pm Mass. There will be a 9.00am Mass. Pioneer Pilgrimage to Knock on Sunday 15th July. A bus will leave Dunshaughlin Church at 8.00am and Dunboyne Church at 8.15am. To book a seat on the bus please contact May Tuite 087 133 4872 or Peggy Thornton 087 784 6455 as soon as possible. Pilgrimage to Medjugorje on October 17th for 7 nights half board on sharing bases, €669. Fr. Ray Kelly spiritual director. Contact Ann Buchanan on 0858021382 01 July Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time 8 July Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time 7. 7.00pm Desmond & Julia Toole & deceased members of the family Agnes & Michael O’Hare & deceased members of the family 7. 7.00pm Mary & Joseph Elliott Thomas & Margaret Campbell & deceased members of the family Mary & Tom Gannon and the deceased members of the family 1 9.00am Michael & Elizabeth Mulvaney Frank & Anna O’Reilly 1 9.00am 1 11.00am Christy & Christina Rooney Eileen O’Neill 1 11.00am Deceased members of the Boshell family Bridie & Tommy Dolan John Looney 1 12.15pm Thomas Shaw 1 12.15pm Anthony & Mary Rafferty Tommy Carberry Monday Gerard Lee Friday Mass for all those on the Parish Altar List of the Dead Saturday No morning Mass 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 Meath Alzheimer Cafe: Wednesday 4th July from 7.00 - 9.00 p.m. in The Pastoral Centre, Dunshaughlin. All families/carers and loved ones living with Alzheimer's Disease/Dementia are welcome to attend. Guest speaker is Dr. Orla Dolan, Senior Occupational Therapist, Psychiatry of Later Life, who will give a talk on ‘Occupational Therapy and Dementia Care’. Tea/coffee and scones served. Admission is free. Contact: Day Centre at 046-9027007 GAA Lotto results nos drawn: 6,8,15,22. No jackpot winner. €50 winners: John Kennedy & Katie Callaghan. Draw in Auld Stand next week on Monday 2nd July. On Sunday 8th July in Trim Library at 3pm - Meath Archaeological and Historical Society lecture "Sport in Ireland during the Great Famine" by Dr Brian Griffin (Bath Spa University). Inquiries to J. Clancy, PRO, 01 8259438; website Ratoath Summer Art Camp from 30th July to 3rd August. Age Groups: 6 years and up. Time: 10am- 2pm. Cost: €75 per child. €70 for each additional sibling. Venue: Ratoath Scouts’ Den. Please email Una for more information This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ******************************************************************************************** “The most important thing is that each believer discern his or her own path, that they bring out the very best of themselves, the most personal gifts that God has placed in their hearts, rather than hopelessly trying to imitate something not meant for them” Pope Francis from Gaudate et Exsultate ************************************************************************** Dear brothers and sisters: In our continuing catechesis on the commandments, we now consider the text of the Decalogue, the ten commandments given to Moses on Mount Sinai. The text begins with the words: “I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery” (Ex 20:2). God first identifies himself as our God, the God whose love sets us free from all that enslaves us. These words show that God’s “commands” are really an invitation to respond with gratitude to his saving love, a love disclosed fully in the coming of Jesus his Son. Gratitude to God for his many gifts, and willingness to accept his offer of love, are at the heart of the Christian moral life; they inspire us to heed God’s words and obey his commands. If our obedience to God’s law is servile, mere legalism, then, like the ancient Israelites, we should cry out in prayer to be released from that slavery and to enjoy the freedom of God’s beloved children in Christ. God wants to break every chain that binds us, so that, in loving obedience to his will, we can enjoy true freedom and life in abundance. Pope Francis at the General Audience on Wednesday last 27th June

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