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Parish Bulletin 19th May 2019

Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath

                 19 May 2019


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.

Carl Leneghan, Luke Hynes, Brogan Stafford, Dáire Hanley, and Louis Darlow were baptised recently.

We welcome them into the Christian community. 

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Peg White (Fairyhouse Road) who died during the week. May she rest in peace.                                          

Congratulations to the boys and girls of Second Class in St Paul’s National School who received their First Holy Communion on Saturday

A meeting of the Parish Finance Committee will be held in the Parish Pastoral Centre on Tuesday 21st May at 8.30pm

Envelope Collection for the week ending 5th &12th May €1,520.85

Many thanks for your continued support and generosity.

Cemetery Sunday is next Sunday 26th May beginning with prayers for the dead in the church at 3.00pm, followed by rosary and blessing of the graves in the cemetery.
We thank all parishioners who have already tended to their family plots. 
We would like to remind you to bring home your rubbish or use the skips that are at the bottom of the cemetery (near the Curragha Road). 

 19 May

Fifth Sunday of Easter

26 May

Sixth Sunday of Easter

7.  7.00pm

Mary & Patrick Wall

Yvonne Saul Fagan

David Mulvaney

Patrick Smith

Margaret Mannering

7.  7.00pm

Anthony McCann (Month’s Memory)

Lily McCann

Padraig O’Malley

Roy O’Hare

John Fullam

1  9.00am

Veronica & Ben Cullen

1  9.00am

Desmond & Julia Toole & deceased members of the family

Michael Brady (Bradystown)

1  11.00am

Sarah & Dan Eiffe

Michael McMahon

1  11.00am


1  12.15pm

Bernard Eiffe (Glasnevin)

Nancy Ryan

Maria Coombes

1  12.15pm

Rose Hickey

Eileen McDermott

Jimmy White

Andy & Sean Eiffe


Monday                 Graduation Mass for Ratoath College at 2.00pm in the Parish Church

Tuesday                Mass for all who sympathized with the family of Noel Eiffe  

Wednesday           Marie Cummins, Francis O’Kelly & Betty Sherry         

Friday                   Mary Ann McGuire                                                          

Saturday               First Communion Ceremony for Rathbeggan National School

                             The Deep End -  Love one another

“Love one another” is the basic principle of Christianity, to love as Jesus loved. It is simple, yet we make it so complicated.

Jesus love was controversial for some people, because it was love without exclusion. To love as Jesus loved is to love those it is hard to love. This love ultimately led to Jesus death. Jesus loved sinners, tax collectors, prostitutes, people of other religions, the poor, the unwanted, the sick, the beggar, the leper.

This love is too much for some Christians today also. It is hard to love the sinner or to love family members or friends who have hurt us.

Yet is the love that we are called to. Once we begin to accept that we are infinitely loved by God, it is like a domino effect where that love is poured outwards in our lives. We are part of this outpouring of God’s creative loved and are called to bring this into places where there is none. In this way we are helping to heal, sustain and nourish this world.

Let us hear those words of the Gospel more clearly today: “Just as I have loved you, you must also love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples”. Let us dream of, and work to towards, a world where this is a reality.

“God has given us the power to create beauty, to make another smile, to be a healing presence in someone’s sorrow, to bring justice to the oppressed, to console those in difficulty, to bring peace  and joy to others,  to help those in need, to laugh and enjoy life, to do good and turn from evil, to forgive those who have hurt us, and, most of all, to love”. (Iris Perez)

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Lough Derg One Day Retreats continue on 21st, 25th, 26th and 27th May. Booking essential.

Tel: 0(0353) 71 9861518.  Email:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  Web:

Ratoath Summer Art Camp from 15th July to 19th July. Age Groups: 4 years and up.

Cost €75 per child. €70 for each additional sibling, from 10am to 2pm in Ratoath Scouts’ Den.

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A Midsummer Walk for the Homeless 2019” Tara to Newgrange along the River Boyne on Saturday 22nd June in support of Peter Mc Verry Trust.  All welcome. Shorter half walk an option.  Details on Facebook or call Conor  086 8519707

Exciting opportunity to avail of 19.5 hours work placement in your local area. Meath Partnership is currently seeking to expand the number of participants on the Tús Scheme. Tús is a one year community work placement scheme for people who are unemployed for more than 12 months and in receipt of a jobseeker’s payment. Participants receive a top up payment while maintaining all secondary benefits. Minimum payment is €225.50 per week. You will also receive dedicated one to one career support, C. V. preparation, interview skills and accredited training throughout the year.  If you are interested please contact Tús Office, Meath Partnership on 046 928 0790 Ext 252 for full details.’

The 2019 Pride of Place competition is open for applications. Details and the application form from The Community Department, Meath County Council, Buvinda House, Dublin Road, Navan or by email or alternatively from our website: The closing date for receipt of completed applications is 5.00pm Friday 7th June

Dunshaughlin Famine Graveyard Commemoration Ceremony will be held on Sunday 26th May at 3pm in the Famine Graveyard behind Dunshaughlin Workhouse on the Dublin Road.  It is estimated that there are 1,000 people buried here.  Refreshments afterwards in Dunshaughlin Pastoral Centre and a talk on  "Life in the Workhouse ".  Everyone is welcome. Patricia Lynch Secretary - Mobile:  089 4366800



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