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Parish Bulletin 23rd June 2019

Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath

               23 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.


Pease pray for the repose of the soul of May Hessman (The Village) who died during the week.

May she rest in peace.

Next weekend the basket collection at all Masses is the Peter’s Pence Collection which is used by the Holy Father, Pope Francis, to support charitable projects in developing countries.

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.

The annual Mass in honour of St Oliver Plunkett will take place in Loughcrew next Sunday 30th June at 3.00pm. All are welcome.

Still human, still alive. Still needs your voice. Stand for life. Rally for Life 2pm on Saturday 6th July, Parnell Sq, Dublin. Info 018730465 or

Meath Diocese Pilgrimage to Knock on Sunday 11th August.  Led by Bishop Tom Dennihan with the Meath Diocesan Choir. Confession 11.00am to 5.00pm, Anointing of the Sick 2.30pm, Pilgrimage Mass 3.00pm followed by Benediction, Rosary Procession to the Shrine and Blessing of Religious Objects. For further detail contact  For details of supports for elderly and invalids phone 094 9388100

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.

Latest tweet of Pope Francis

With refugees, Divine Providence offers us an opportunity to build a more supportive, more fraternal society, and a more open Christian community, according to the Gospel.

23 June

Corpus Christi

30 June

Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

7.  7.00pm

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

7.  7.00pm


1  9.00am

Aidan Butler

1  9.00am


1  11.00am

Cathal Dunlop

Edward & Mary Rafferty

Michael & Elizabeth Kavanagh

Kathleen Kenny

1  11.00am

Christy & Christina Rooney

1  12.15pm

Michael Murphy (Months Memory)

Sean Hare

Denis & Sheila Farrell

1  12.15pm

Danny Delaney

Bernard Fisher





         Monday         Ray Hannigan                                   

         Friday           Christy Fagan                            

         Saturday       No morning Mass in the Nursing Home




The Feast of the Body and Blood of Christ

Nourishment and energy for the journey

In our hunger for love, God offers the nourishment of his love for us;

a love which is total, the total acceptance that each of us yearns for.

In our hunger for wholeness, wanting to know are forgiven,

God offers the nourishment of forgiveness,

inviting us to leave the past where it belongs- in his compassionate heart.

In our hunger for meaning,

God offers the nourishment of the word and life of Jesus,

and we know, in all our confusion, that we are not lost.

And in our desire to do good, to create a better world for people,

to live in the cause of justice and peace, 

God offers energy and new hope.

We know he is on our side, and we work, not on our own, but with him.

In our desire to live in love, forgiveness and reconciliation,

he offers the energy of his risen Son,

and in our hopes to care for those we love,

children and family, friends and the poor,

he offers energy, from our friendship with Jesus.

In the Bread of life, the body of Christ, God give food for the journey.

In the Wine of Life, the blood of Christ, God gives energy for the journey.

As we eat this food and drink this wine, we know we never walk alone.

                                                           Donal Neary SJ (Communion Reflections)


Meath Alzheimer Cafe:  Wednesday 3rd July from 7.00 - 9.00 p.m. in The Pastoral Centre, Dunshaughlin.  All families/carers and loved ones living with Alzheimer's Disease/Dementia are welcome to attend.  Guest speaker is Dr Orla Dolan, Senior Occupational Therapist, Psychiatry of Later Life, who will give a talk on “Compensating for Memory Loss”.  Tea/coffee and scones served.  Admission is free. Contact:  Day Centre at 046-9027007.

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 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.

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


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