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Parish Bulletin 19 August 2018
Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath 19 August 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 the repose of the souls of Angelo Mulvaney (Moatlands) and Paddy White (late of Mullinam Lane) who died during the week. May they rest in peace. Congratulations to Ruby Ryan (Dubai) who was baptised during the week Congratulations to Maria Cox and Gerard Guinan who were married during the week. [[ Next 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 continues until the 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 GAA Lotto results - nos drawn: 7,11,23,28. There was no jackpot winner. €50 winners: Hubert Eiffe & Linda McKeigue. Draw in Auld Stand next week on Monday 20th August. 19 Aug Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time 26 Aug Twenty First Sunday in Ordinary Time 7. 7.00pm 7. 7.00pm 1 9.00am John, Jane & Christy Mulvaney Maria Barry 1 9.00am 1 11.00am Thomas, Kathleen & Martin Madden Fergal Ronan 1 11.00am No Mass 1 12.15pm Jacqueline Mannering John Kellett Margaret Cahill Francis Monahan 1 12.15pm No Mass Monday Catherine Cowley & deceased members of the family Tuesday Tony Muckley 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 ***************************************************************************************************** “I would like to ask you all a question today. But each of you keep it in your heart and take it home. You can regard it as a kind of “homework”. Only you must answer. How are things when it comes to joy at home? Is their joy in your family? Dear families, you know very well that the true joy which we experience in the family is not superficial; it does not come from material objects, from the fact that everything seems to be going well... true joy comes from profound harmony between persons, something which we feel in our hearts and which makes us experience the beauty of togetherness, of mutual support along life’s journey. But the basis of the feeling of deep joy is the presence of God, the presence of God in the family and his love, which is welcoming, merciful, and respectful towards all. And above all, a love which is patient: patience is a virtue of God and he teaches us how to cultivate it in family life, how to be patient, and lovingly so, with each other. To be patient among ourselves. A patient love. God alone knows to create harmony from differences. But if Gods love is lacking the family loses its harmony, self-centredness prevails and joy fades. But the family that experiences the joy of faith communicates it naturally. That family is the salt of the earth and the light of the world, it is the leaven of society as a whole. Dear families, always live in faith and simplicity, like the Holy Family of Nazareth! The joy and peace of the Lord be always you” Pope Francis, homily at Mass in St Peter’s Square, 27th October 2013 ************************************************************************************************ Some statistics about the Papal Mass in the Phoenix Park 3,000 choir singers. 2,000 priests to celebrate Mass with Pope Francis. 14 “sub chapels” around the grounds to facilitate the distribution of Holy Communion. 1,200 journalists from 31 countries to cover the event. Dublin Bus will have a fleet of 1,000 buses operating. Bus Eireann will bring 30,000 people; the Luas will carry 73,700 people and Irish Rail will provide capacity for 250,000 journeys. Over 100 km of fencing to be erected and 60 km of temporary park and trackway. 20,000 directional signs and 2,400 information signs to be used. 8,000 posts and 35 km of rope to be used. 35km of fibre cable to cover the CCTV network 48 lollipop signs to be used, as well as 50 km of single colour bunting outside the Park to direct people along 7 colour coded routes to the Park. 5,000 traffic cones being used for outside the Park. 45 large screens being used for the visit – lay them out on the ground and you get 3 acres. More than 1,000 doctors, nurses and paramedics will be stationed at 1.5km intervals on all routes to the Papal Cross. 2,500 toilets. Organisers expect 25,000 sliced pans to be consumed and they are also budgeting for 31,250 litres of milk. *************************************************************************************************** We wish all our parishioners who are travelling to the Congress in the RDS on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, to the Festival of Families in Croke Park on Saturday and the Papal Mass in the Phoenix Park on Sunday every blessing and may their presence there enrich their lives and strengthen their faith in the one who is Lord of all and servant of all. ASK Group Ratoath are running a talk on Understanding Autism with guest speaker Adam Harris

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