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Parish Bulletin 12th August 2018

Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath

                12 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

Wednesday is the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

Masses for the Feast Day will be 11.00am and at 7.00pm

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Patricia Malone (Ratoath Manor Nursing Home) who died during the week. May she rest in peace.


Congratulations to Noah Flynn (Moulden Bridge), Aidan McCabe (Steeplechase Hill) and

Emily Coyle (Somerville) who were baptised recently.

Standing Orders for July €3,952.53 Many thanks for your continued support and generosity.


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.


Tickets or Transport to the Papal Mass in Phoenix Park. Would anyone who can give a seat or seats to the Papal Mass or anyone who would like a seat, please contact May Tuite on 087 1334872 Also unwanted tickets would be welcome.

Young Adults Catholic Conference (for 18 to 40 year olds) on 1st and 2nd September in All Hallows College, Dublin. Tickets: www.eventbright/

Annual Knock Novena on faith and family from 14th to 22nd August. Novena Mass times 3.00pm and 8.30pm. Workshops 12 noon and 6.00pm. Details in the notice board of the church



The annual diocesan pilgrimage to Lourdes is from 12th to 17th September.

This year marks 160 years since the apparitions to St. Bernadette in Lourdes.

It also makes 70 years of the Meath Pilgrimage with the first travelling in 1948.

Each year we travel as a diocese with our sick and volunteer helpers.  

Lourdes is a special place of healing and strength for the sick and for all pilgrims. There are still some places available and bookings can be made by contacting Pilgrimages Abroad at 01-6359300


12 Aug

Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

19 Aug

Twentieth  Sunday in Ordinary Time

7.  7.00pm


7.  7.00pm


1  9.00am


1  9.00am


1  11.00am

Beenie Reilly (Month’s Memory)

1  11.00am

Thomas, Kathleen & Martin Madden

Fergal Ronan

1  12.15pm

Christopher & Ann Donnelly

Roderick O’Neill

Ann Kerrigan

1  12.15pm

Jacqueline Mannering

John Kellett

Margaret Cahill



Monday          Special Intention         

Wednesday    11.00am Deceased members of the Molloy & Maguire families     

                      Mass also at 7.00pm                                    

Friday             Mylie & Kathleen Byrne                        Saturday           No morning Mass

Dates for Your Diary 2019

       Confirmation             All Schools                                      Friday 22nd March

      First Communion       Ratoath Junior National School         Saturday 11th May

                                       St Paul’s National School                   Saturday 18th May

                                       Rathbeggan National School              Saturday  25th May


World Meeting of Families

“I would like to ask you dear families: Do you pray together from time to time as a family? Some of you do, I know. But so many people say to me: But how can we? ...But in the family how is this done? After all, prayer seems to be something personal, and besides there is never a good time, a moment of peace... Yes, all that is true enough, but it is also a matter of humility, of realising that we need God...all of us! We need his help, his strength, his blessing, his mercy, his forgiveness.

And we need simplicity to pray as a family: simplicity is necessary!  

Praying the Our Father together, around the table, is not something extraordinary: It’s easy.

And praying the Rosary together as a family is very beautiful and a source of great strength.

And also praying for one another! The husband for his wife the wife for her husband, both together for their children, the children for their grandparents... praying for each other.

This is what it means to pray in the family and it is what makes the family strong”.

Pope Francis, homily at Mass in St Peter’s Square 27th October 2013

The Family of Festivals in Croke Park with Pope Francis on Saturday 25th August

Andrea Bocelli, whose love of his faith is well known, has described singing before Pope Francis in Croke Park as “a privilege for my soul” and “an honour”.

“For the indescribable human fragility, typical of the average man such as myself, it brings me great pleasure and immense satisfaction to even have the privilege to be close to a person of such exceptional importance and grace” he said.

“It is a joy to be able to offer my most modest contribution on the occasion of this grand meeting and moment of reflection about the family. The family remains the strongest building block of society, a cluster of affection and a privileged space in which one can teach and learn – in every action – how to choose a life that leads toward the greater good”

He will join other well known performers at the event including Nathan Carter, The Riverdance Troupe, Dana Masters, Daniel O’Donnell, The Begley Family and The Priests.

Also performing will be Celine Byrne, Paddy Moloney, Bridgie and Missy Collins, Moya Brennan and The Holy Family Deaf Choir and Deaftones.

The Family of Festivals, in Croke Park, will also include an orchestra in excess of 50 musicians, over 700 Irish, Sean Nos and contemporary dancers, a 1,000 member choir, 100 community groups and 300 flag bearers.

Relics of St Louis and St Zelie Martin and their daughter St Therese of Lisieux will be present at the opening ceremony of the World Meeting of Families in the RDS on Tuesday 21st August and they will also be in the sanctuary in the Phoenix Park for the Papal Mass on Sunday 26th August.

St. Louis and St Zelie Martin are two of the patron saints of this year’s World Meeting of Families.

Louis and Zelie Martin were beatified on 19th October 2008 because their married life gave witness of an exemplary Christian life. Their lives were completely ordinary, that of a Christian couple who raised their children by working together. They knew the joy and pain of all families; but in their togetherness all was love; the love of God; love of their children; love of others.

ASK Group Ratoath are running a talk on Understanding Autism with guest speaker Adam 


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