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Parish Bulletin 22 July 2018
Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath 22 July 2018 01 8256207 " www.ratoathparish.ie * 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 the Repose of the Souls of: Bernadette (Beenie) Reilly, Glascarn, and Linda McEvatt (New York) sister of Gina O’Neill (Glascarn Lane) who died during the week. May they rest in peace. [[[ [ Congratulations to Ciara O’Sullivan and Fiacra O’Neill who were married during the week. Fr Robert Petrisor returns to Bucharest after spending the month assisting us in the parish. We thank him for his service with us and we wish him every blessing and grace as he returns home. Standing Orders for June €3,135.46 Many thanks for your continued support and generosity. The Meath Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock takes place on 12th August. The Main Celebrant and Preacher will be Bishop Michael Smith and the choir taking part is the Meath Diocesan Choir. If any wheelchair users have special needs please phone Knock Shrine directly. Confessions 11.00am to 5.00pm, Anointing of the Sick 2.30pm, Pilgrimage Mass at 3.00pm followed by Benediction, Rosary Procession to the Shrine and Blessing of Religious Objects. 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. Booking has now Closed for Final Mass in Phoenix Park! Over 500,000 tickets have been booked for the Final Mass of WMOF2018, which will be celebrated by Pope Francis at 3pm in the Phoenix Park, Dublin on Sunday 26th August. All tickets have now been reserved. Tickets for the Phoenix Park on 26th August: Would anyone who has unwanted tickets give them to May Tuite for distribution. 01- 8250139 or 087-1334872 22 July Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time 29 July Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time 7. 7.00pm Sean Hare (Month’s Memory) Margaret & Luke Ralph & deceased members of the family James & Annie Nolan 7. 7.00pm Patrick & Wardie O’Sullivan 1 9.00am 1 9.00am 1 11.00am Des Kelly Rose McCarthy Harry, Nan & Peg Everard 1 11.00am Roddy Connolly (Month’s Memory) 1 12.15pm Paddy & Linda O’Connor Maria O’Connor Howard Harry, Gladys & George Campbell & deceased members of the family 1 12.15pm Jackie O’Sullivan Monday Pat Donnellan Tuesday Paddy McIntyre Wednesday Special Intention Thursday Special Intention Friday Fr John Cogan Saturday No morning Mass 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 GAA Lotto results....nos drawn: 4,5,6,11 no jackpot winner .... €50 winners: Michael and Marie Farrell & Mick Kane & Paul Eiffe. Draw in Auld Stand next week on Monday 23rd July. Cast of thousands to lead global celebration of families in Croke Park • WMOF2018 Festival of Families to feature The Riverdance Troupe, Nathan Carter, Dana Masters, Daniel O’Donnell, Celine Byrne, The Begley Family, Holy Family Deaf Choir & Deaftones, and Patrick Bergin • Five families to share their stories with Pope Francis Families from 116 countries are set to be entertained at the WMOF2018 Festival of Families event in the presence of Pope Francis. Organisers on Thursday released details of the programme and some of the artists who will line out in Croke Park on Saturday 25 August. The Festival of Families is choreographed as a celebration of family life. It will be one of the highlights of the WMOF2018. The line-up announced today includes a cast of thousands and features community based artists as well as some well-known local and international artists including Nathan Carter, The Riverdance Troupe, Dana Masters, Daniel O’Donnell, The Begley Family, The Priests, The Holy Family Deaf Choir and Deaftones, Celine Byrne, Paddy Moloney, Bridgie and Missy Collins and Moya Brennan. As well as these artists the cast for the Festival of Families will include an orchestra in excess of 50 musicians; over 700 Irish, Sean Nós and contemporary dancers, including 500 from Irish dance schools across the country; a 1,000 strong choir; 100 community groups, and 300 flag bearers. More acts will be announced closer to the event. The selection of themes and artists featured in the event reflect many of the priorities in the ministry of Pope Francis including homelessness and those on the margins; migrants and refugees; care for our common home and the importance of the family. The WMOF2018 has also announced Tyrone Productions as its creative partner on the event with Ruán Magan as Creative Director and David Brophy as Musical Director. Pope Francis will deliver an address to the families in the stadium and will hear five family testimonies. The testimonies will be shared by families from Ireland, Canada, India, Iraq and Africa. The themes of the family testimonies will focus on: forgiveness in family; strength in family; hope in family life; the intergenerational nature of families today and the impact of technology on family life. Pope Francis will meet each of these families and hear their stories. Speaking at the launch on Thursday in Croke Park, the President and Host of WMOF2018, Archbishop Diarmuid Martin said, “One of the great attractions of Pope Francis is how he himself shows how the role of Pope can be unique in bringing the Christian message into our complex world. He shows us that he can live in a world where faith seems marginal and yet manages to touch hearts. He finds ways in which he can win hearts for what the teaching of Jesus involves, not through imposing and judging, but through winning and attracting. That is his real talent.” Also unveiled at the launch on Thursday was the stage design for the event which will include a circle of encounter space where families will sit with Pope Francis to watch some of the presentations on stage. [[[
 

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