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Parish Bulletin 16th June 2019

Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath

               16 June 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.


Harlee Duffy O’Brien, Arthur Mendes, Ethan Dolan, Sonny Kearney, Norah Whyte were baptised recently. We welcome them into the Christian community.

Congratulations to Sarah Kane and Frank Dillon who were married recently.

Pease pray for the repose of the soul of Carmel Walsh (Howth) sister of Denis Walsh (Glebe Park) who died during the week. May she rest in peace.

Envelope Collection for the week ending 2nd & 9th June €1,756.74

Standing Orders for May €3,358.05 Many thanks for your continued support and generosity

This Sunday (Trinity Sunday) is a blue offering day.

Have you a child or do you know of a child who is due to start school in 2020? Is Ratoath Junior School your school of choice? If you have not already done so, please fill out the “Notification of Enrolment Form” available on and send it into Ratoath Junior School office.

                                                  Anointing of the Sick

The annual anointing of the sick will take place at the 11.00am and 12.15pm this Sunday 16th June.      

Young Adult Retreat (18-40): 21st to 23rd June (Friday eve to Sunday afternoon):

Theme: “I believe nothing can happen that will outweigh the supreme advantage of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord” at Mount St. Joseph Abbey Roscrea. Cost: Donation (full board, own room).

Contact: Sr Úna 090 6481666. Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Fr. Oliver Devine, who served as curate in Ratoath, is celebrating the Silver Jubilee of his Ordination to the Priesthood on Friday 28th June with Mass in Ballymore Church. Co. Westmeath at 7.30pm.

All are welcome to attend.

16 June

The Holy Trinity

23 June

Corpus Christi

7.  7.00pm


7.  7.00pm

Agnes & Michael O’ Hare & deceased members of the family

1  9.00am

Dan Moore

1  9.00am

Aidan Butler

1  11.00am

Carmel Donnelly

Anthony & Mary Rafferty

1  11.00am

Cathal Dunlop

Edward & Mary Rafferty

Michael & Elizabeth Kavanagh

Kathleen Kenny

1  12.15pm

Peg White (Months Memory)

Kevin White

Roddy Connolly

Laura Donohoe & David Colfer

1  12.15pm

Michael Murphy (Months Memory)

Sean Hare

Denis & Sheila Farrell





         Monday         Special Intention                                     Tuesday       Special Intention

         Friday            Mary & James O’Neill                            

         Saturday        Wedding Mass at 2.00pm. No morning Mass in the Nursing Home


           The Feast of the Holy Trinity

In calling the Trinity, today’s feast, we are naming a very large family. We are all part of the family of God, which has its source in the love of Father, Son and the Holy Spirit for each other and for all God’s children.

A favourite meditation of St Ignatius has us “watching the Father, Son and Holy Spirit in heaven, and wondering what they can do to save and help their people on earth. They see the great need for compassion, justice, love, peace and much else besides, among their beloved people. Their answer is to send one of themselves, the Son of God, to spread this love among us.

We have the life of Jesus to show us how this was done in his teaching, healing and in his care for all, and in his death and resurrection, in which he saves us. In saving us from the worst sides of humanity, he calls us to our best.

This saving is completed through us. As Jesus was sent from the Father, he sends each of us as ministers of the Incarnation, beginning in his new time, with Mary, the first disciple.

As we pray the sign of the cross so often, we can recall that we are not only blessed by the Lord, but called into his service of love in the ordinary moments of our lives.

                                                                  Donal Neary SJ (editor Sacred Heart Messenger)


Graduation Mass for Ratoath Senior National School on Tuesday 25th June at 11.00am in the Parish Church and for Rathbeggan National School at 1.30pm in the school on the same day.

Aware - an organisation providing support, education and information services for people impacted by depression, bipolar disorder and related mood conditions, is seeking new volunteers. Aware relies on the passion and dedication of its volunteers to ensure that the organisation can continue to provide free support services nationwide, essential services that have a profound impact on individuals and families throughout Ireland.

Aware is currently recruiting volunteers across three services – Support Line, Support Mail and Life Skills Online. No prior qualifications or experience is required, as comprehensive training as well as ongoing support and education is provided by the organisation.For more information on each opportunity, please see here: or phone Emma on 01-2374926.

“Still human, still alive”. Rally for Life 2pm on Saturday 6th July, Parnell Sq, Dublin.

Info 018730465 or

Free five week basic iPhone, iPad, Tablet and Smartphone class commencing in Ratoath Community Centre shortly.  If you would like to book a place please call Angela on 046 9280790


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

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

Anam Cara North Dublin, the organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding a Parent Evening for bereaved parents on Wednesday 19th June at 7:20pm in the Carnegie Court Hotel, Swords. This event is free and open to all bereaved parents regardless of the age your child died, the circumstances of their death, or whether their death was recent or not. Please note there will be no events in July or August, please contact us on This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 085 2888 888 for any queries.


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