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Parish Bulletin 5th August 2018

Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath

              5 August 2018

01 8256207


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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

Please pray for the Repose of the Souls of: Barry O’Neill (The Paddocks, Kilbride Road) who died during the week. May he rest in peace.

Envelope Collection for the weeks ending 15th & 22nd & 29th July €2,486.24

Many thanks for your continued support and generosity

A Baptismal Meeting will be held on Wednesday next 8th August at 8.00pm in the Parish Pastoral Centre for parents who have children for baptism in the near future.


The Meath Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock takes place next Sunday 12th August. 

The Main Celebrant and Preacher will be Bishop Michael Smith and the choir taking part is the Meath Diocesan Choir.  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.

A bus to Knock will leave Dunshaughlin Church at 8.00 am and Dunboyne Church at 8.20 am.

To book a seat on the bus, please contact May Tuite 087 133 4872 or Peggy Thornton 087 784 6455

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. Would anyone who has unwanted tickets give them to May Tuite for distribution. 01- 8250139 or 087-1334872

Lough Derg 2018: The Three Day Pilgrimage continues until Monday 13th August. Advance booking is not necessary. The Lough Derg team can help you link up with Pilgrimage Organisers in your locality, phone Lorraine on 071 9861518 (from NI +353) email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

ASK Group Ratoath are running a talk on Understanding Autism with guest speaker Adam Harris from at The Venue Theatre, Ratoath on Tuesday 11th September at 8pm. Tickets are €5 and are available from: Lorraine-086 8207691; Colette-087 7586646; Paula-087 9344161

GAA Lotto results numbers drawn: 19,20,23,27. There was no jackpot winner

5 Aug

Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

12 Aug

Nineteenth  Sunday in Ordinary Time

7.  7.00pm

Jimmy Ralph

Conor Fogarty

Liam McLoughlin

7.  7.00pm


1  9.00am


1  9.00am


1  11.00am

Molly & Frank Maher

1  11.00am

Beenie Reilly (Month’s Memory)

1  12.15pm

Maura O’Flaherty

1  12.15pm

Christopher & Ann Donnelly

Roderick O’Neill

Ann Kerrigan


Monday            Aileen Kavanagh (Mass in Ratoath Nursing Home at 11.00am)           

Tuesday           Ron Duff & Pat Donnellan                    Wednesday      Eileen Fernandes                                        Friday              Denis Cleary                                       Saturday           No morning Mass 

Papal Mass choir will total 3,000 singers

A choir of up to 3,000 people from across all 26 dioceses will sing at the Papal Mass in the Phoenix Park for Pope Francis later this month. Many more will contribute to the congregational singing with their own parish choirs in the corrals spread across the Park.

The closing Mass of World Meeting of Families 2018 will take place on Sunday 26th August at 3pm. Pope Francis will celebrate this Mass, which is expected to have a congregation of 500,000 people including 15,000 visitors from overseas.

On Saturday, 2,000 members of the Papal Mass choir took part in the first large-scale rehearsal in Dublin and did a full run-through of the music for the closing Mass of WMOF.

Spokeswoman for WMOF2018, Brenda Drumm, told CatholicIreland that the music at Saturday’s rehearsal was “uplifting”. She commended the generosity of all of those who have been rehearsing at diocesan level over the past few months. While individuals and choirs have been rehearsing together locally in their dioceses for a number of months, this was the first time that the countrywide group was brought together.

Commenting after the rehearsal, liturgical music coordinator Derek Mahady said he was heartened by the work and effort that each diocese has put into the preparation of the music for the Papal Mass. “The coming together of so many voices in song has given all of us involved in leading the music a sense of how uplifting it will be for all those families gathered for the closing Mass of WMOF2018 with Pope Francis,” he said.

Organisers of WMOF2018 have announced the full details of the Liturgical music and the music team for the Papal Mass. The music team includes:

  • Derek Mahady as liturgical music coordinator
  • Dr John O’Keeffe as conductor of the core choir and orchestra
  • David Grealy as organist
  • Amy Ryan and Dominic Finn as assistant conductors of the massed choir

The music chosen for the Papal Mass will place an emphasis on congregational singing, so many of the pieces will be familiar to those in the congregation of 500,000.

Irish music and composers feature prominently throughout the Mass. The opening hymn is “A Joy for All the Earth”, the official hymn for WMOF2018, written by Ephrem Feeley. Well-known liturgical composer Fr Liam Lawton has composed a new Psalm for the Mass which is called “The Lord Hears the Cry of the Poor”. Two pieces by Ireland’s most renowned liturgical composer, Seán Ó Riada, feature as the Penitential Rite/Kyrie (“A Thiarna Déan Trócaire”), and the Lord’s Prayer (“Ár nAthair”).                         Fintan O’Carroll’s “Celtic Alleluia” with an enhanced verse by Ronan McDonagh will be sung as the Gospel acclamation.                                                                                                                                                             The Apostles’ Creed will be John O’Keeffe’s own composition of the same name, while Fr Pat Ahern’s “A Thiarna Éist Linn” will be sung between the prayers of the faithful.

As this is a World Meeting of Families there will be a number of international composers featured in the Mass. “Caritas et Amor” by Z. Randall Stroope has been chosen for the presentation of gifts, and three pieces from Jean-Paul Lécot’s Mass of Our Lady of Lourdes will feature as the Gloria, Sanctus, and Doxology/Amen.                                                                                                                                                          The Communion hymns will be “Ave Verum” (William Byrd), “The Last Supper” (Bernard Sexton), “Come Feast at this Table” (Ian Callanan), “Anima Christi” (Mon Marco Frisina), and “Bí Íosa im Chroíse”.

And finally, the anthem to Our Lady will be “Go mBeannaítear Duit, A Mhuire” by Peadar Ó Riada (son of Seán), and the recessional hymn will be “Jesus Christ, You Are My Life” by Mon Marco Frisina.

Organisers have said that tickets for the Papal Mass in the Phoenix Park on 26th August will be issued by email as a print-at-home ticket on 10 August.


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