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Parish Bulletin 26th May 2019

Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath

               26 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.

                                                Cemetery Sunday

                                                     Prayer for the Dead

God of the living and the dead accept our prayers for our relatives and friends who are at rest in our parish cemetery in the hope of rising again, that they may see God face to face.

May they have the reward of their goodness and may the light of God shine on them forever.


We thank all parishioners who have tended to their family plots during the past few weeks.

We are grateful to Jim, our CES man and the other members of the scheme who assisted Jim this past week to have the cemetery looking so well for Cemetery Sunday.

Congratulations to the boys and girls in Second Cass in Rathbeggan National School who received their First Holy Communion on Saturday.

The Apostolate of Adoration invites Parishioners to the Adoremus National Eucharistic & Marian Pilgrimage to Knock Shrine on Friday evening 14th June and/or all-day Saturday 15th June.

There is a full programme organised for everyone; Adults, Young Adults and Children.

Programmes run separately on the day, with Talks, Testimonies, Praise & Worship, Adoration, Workshops, Procession, Anointing, Holy Mass and much more.

See website for more details  or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or text 087 2478519 for full details.

Bishop Phonsie Cullinan is chief celebrant on Friday evening and Archbishop Eamon Martin is chief celebrant on the Saturday.

26 May

Sixth Sunday of Easter

2 June

Ascension of The Lord

7.  7.00pm

Anthony McCann (Month’s Memory)

Lily McCann

Padraig O’Malley

Roy O’Hare

John Fullam

7.  7.00pm

Michael Walsh

1  9.00am

Desmond & Julia Toole & deceased members of the family

Michael Brady (Brownstown)

1  9.00am

John, Christina, Sean and Lily O’Connor

1  11.00am

John Hanna

1  11.00am

John Shevlin

1  12.15pm

Rose Hickey

Eileen McDermott

Jimmy White

Andy & Sean Eiffe

1  12.15pm

Betty Sherry (Month’s Memory)

May Duffy (Month’s Memory)

Pa & Julia Donnelly & the deceased members of the family




                 Tuesday                No morning Mass – retreat day            

                 Saturday               Amy White (Months Memory) Ratoath Nursing Home 11.00am

All Ireland Rosary Rally, Knock Shrine on Saturday 1st June from 2pm to 5pm.   Mass celebrated by Bishop John Fleming, homilist Fr Frank Fahey. Buses available locally; contact Kay on 01 837 8504

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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Ratoath National Schools Parents Association is holding a "Clothes for Cash" collection from Monday 10th to Thursday 13th June. Please drop your unwanted clothes, footwear (in pairs), bags, bedlinen (no duvets) & towels in a bag at the low wall beside the schools carpark from 9am to 3pm  Your support is very much appreciated as the school receives €4 per bag!

Job Vacancy: Dunboyne Community Employment has the following three vacancies:
1 Groundsman/Maintenance Person: To work in Batterstown Area & Blackhall Gaels Grounds, Batterstown. Duties to include groundswork, upkeep & maintenance within the centre or as required by Manager.
2 Groundsman/Maintenance Person: To work in Dunshaughlin Pitch & Putt, Dunshaughlin. Duties to include groundswork, upkeep & maintenance within the centre or as required by Manager.
3 Retail Assistance: To work in SVDP Shop in Dunboyne. Duties to include stock rotation, customer service, stock control and general shop duties as required by the Manager.
For persons eligible to work under the Community Employment Scheme.  These positions are part-time (19.5 hours). Full training programme will be put in place for successful candidates. For further details on these positions please contact Danny Gaughan Email: 
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Mobile: 087-2626727 or Office: 01 – 825 2864


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

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

Church Cleaning Group require helpers:  only once every three months to help with the cleaning of the parish church: Contact 086 343 2484 or the parish office.


A young mother is not meant to be Mother Teresa. She is not meant to enter the Loreto sisters, and then found a religious order and work in Calcutta. She is meant to be a woman who loves her children, loves her husband, loves her friends and neighbours and, if she’s working outside the home, her co-workers. She is meant to experience God in her life and in the lives of the people with whom she lives and works. Sometimes this means doing big things with love, like raising children. And sometimes it means doing smaller things.

That’s the.... “Little Way” that Thérésa wrote about.

Most of the problems arise when we begin to believe that we have to be someone else to be holy. We use someone else’s map to heaven when God has already planted in our soul all the directions we need.

When admirers used to visit Calcutta to see Mother Teresa, she would tell many of them, “Find your own Calcutta”.

In other words, bloom where you are planted. Discover sanctity in your own life.

                                                                             from James Martin SJ  - Essential Writings


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