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Parish Bulletin 9th July 2006

Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath

9 July 2006


( 01 8256207


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Congratulations Sarah Fitzpatrick  (Foxlodge Woods) Lauren Dalton (The Village Green)

Lucy O’Brien (Woodlands) Rory Scully (Coill Beag)  who were baptised recently


Please pray for James Mullin (Sixmilecross, Co. Tyrone), brother of Hugh Mullin (Cabin Hill) who died during the week. May he rest in peace.


Eucharistic Adoration every Wednesday from 10.00am to 10.00pm


Young People in Lourdes; with the Diocese of Meath, 12th–17th September 2006.Ages 18-30 Want some time to reflect, to help, to enjoy then come with us to Lourdes! Cost €400.00 including flights, accommodation, meals etc. Book before 31st July. Send your name, address and contact no. with €100.00 deposit to Youth director, Cathedral House, Mullingar

or phone 044 9348338 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more details.


Envelope Collection for the week ending 25th June & 2nd July €1,961.06

Standing Orders for June €4,570.81

Many thanks for your continued support and generosity.




Saturday, 31st March at 11.00am and 3.00pm


First Communion         

A number of classes from Ratoath Junior National School

on Saturday 12th May at 10.30am and 12.30pm

The remaining classes from Ratoath Junior National School and 2nd class from Rathbeggan National School on Saturday 19th May at 10.30am and 12.30pm


Mr Ben Ward, Beechwood, Lagore Road, Dunshaughlin, will again be taking part in a Cycling Challenge in aid of Our Lady’s Hospital for Sick Children. Ben raised €4,588.84 last year and €32,959.20 in the past five years. Any donation large or small will be gratefully appreciated and can be sent to the above address or telephone 01 8256555 / 087 2640061 









                            Ratoath Harps Lotto Results No Jackpot Winner.


9 July

Fourteenth  Sunday in Ordinary Time

16 July

Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time


Tom & Mary Gannon


James & Annie Nolan


Michael, Rose & James Doran


Carmel, Edward & Albert McAuley


Deceased Members of Boshell Family & John Looney


Thomas & Kathleen Cowley


Shona Dixon Cusack


Joan & Jerry Keating


                                                    Thursday             Dorothea Mates

                                         Friday                  Leslie Andrews 


Paradox of Our Time.


The paradox of our time in history is that we have taller buildings

but shorted tempers; wider freeways, but narrower viewpoints.


We spend more, but have less; we buy more, but enjoy less.

We have bigger houses, and smaller families,

more conveniences, but less time.

We have more degrees, but less sense,

more knowledge, but less judgement;

more experts, yet more problems, more medicine, but less wellness.


We drink too much, smoke too much, spend too recklessly,

laugh too little, drive too fast, get too angry, stay up too late,

get too tired, read too little, watch TV too much, and pray too seldom.


We have multiplied our possessions, but reduced our values.

We talk too much, love too seldom, and hate too often.

We’ve learned how to make a living, but not a life;

we’ve added years to life, not life to years.

We’ve been all the way to the moon and back,

but have trouble crossing the street to meet a new neighbour.


We conquered outer space but not inner space.

We’ve done larger things, but not better things.

We’ve cleaned up the air, but polluted the soul.


We’ve conquered the atom, but not our prejudice.

We write more, but learn less.

We plan more, but accomplish less.

We’ve learned to rush, but not to wait.


We build more computers to hold more information

to produce more copies than ever, but we communicate less and less.


These are the times of fast food and slow digestion; big people and small character; steep profits and shallow relationships.

These are the days of two incomes but more divorce, fancier houses but broken homes.


(George Carlin– written as a reflection after the Columbine High School deaths)Part 1




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