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Parish Bulletin 8th July 2018
Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath 8 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 A Baptismal Meeting will be held on Wednesday next 11th July 8.00pm in the Parish Pastoral Centre for parents who have children for baptism in the near future [[[ Fr Robert Petrisor, a priest from Bucharest, is assisting us in the parish for about 3 weeks during the month of July. Please give him a warm welcome. [ 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. Mass for World Meeting of Families in the Phoenix Park on Sunday 26th August. A bus (Including Tickets) will leave Ratoath Church at 10.40 am and Dunshaughlin Church at 11.00 am. Walking involved may be 4 km to 7 km. Portable seating is allowed. Those who wish to book a seat on the bus, please contact May Tuite 087133 4872 or (01) 825 0139 as soon as soon as possible. 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 08 July Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time 15 July Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time 7. 7.00pm Mary & Joseph Elliott Thomas & Margaret Campbell & deceased members of the family Mary & Tom Gannon and the deceased members of the family 7. 7.00pm Carmel Donnelly (Months Memory) Dorathea Mates Patsy, Rita & Agnes McCabe 1 9.00am Seamus Michael & B rigid McIntyre & deceased members of the family 1 9.00am 1 11.00am Deceased members of the Boshell family Bridie & Tommy Dolan John Looney 1 11.00am Noeleen & Christopher Crowley 1 12.15pm Anthony & Mary Rafferty Tommy Carberry 1 12.15pm Sarah Browne Michael Kelly Peader, Bridget & Peter Malone Monday Frank Reynolds Tuesday Gordan Taylor Wednesday Sheila O’Donnell Thursday Sean Thomas Friday Michael & Alice Hatch & Frank Reynolds Saturday No Morning Mass 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 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 [ Young Adults 18 - 45 invited to weekend of Prayer and Reflection from 20 - 22 July in St Columban's Dalgan Park Navan. Cost: Donation. own room, all meals Contact: Sr Una 0906481666 Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Lough Derg: One day retreat Sat 1st Sept. No fasting or walking barefoot. For further information contact Stella at 0851677325 before 15th August. Prophets and Home Countries ‘You cannot be a profit in your home country’ is a well known phrase. You don’t have to go too far to see examples of this gospel around you. Anyone who returns to their home town with new knowledge and wisdom can sometimes be put in their place. This is what occurs in Jesus home town of Nazareth in today’s gospel. Even the crowd is impressed by the local carpenter’s son, astounded even, and note that he has great wisdom, still he could do no deed of power there. It is definitely a reality check experience. Have you ever had this experience in your own life? A time you were really excited about a new-found knowledge or inspired by a great event or speaker; yet when you returned to tell friends or family members they made fun of you or greeted you with cynicism? Or you can imagine yourself in the crowd today, listening to the local carpenter’s son, so full of great teaching you can’t quite believe it. In the end Jesus left and went around the village teaching. Simply put, there are times when you have to move on and bear fruit elsewhere. Lord how often have you sent Jesus to us in the form of someone we knew well, but they were just to ordinary for us. All we could see was the carpenter, the son of our neighbour..... so the great miracle you had in store for us could not be worked Lord have mercy. Michel De Verteuil

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