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Parish Bulletin 30th June 2019

Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath

               30 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.

Mia & Ethan Ruskov Rafferty, Lochlann Carpendale, Ben Mathews & Tommy Grant were baptised recently. We welcome them into the Christian community.

Congratulations to Megan Power and Mark Kenna who were married during the week.

Pease pray for the repose of the soul of Annie Redmond (Wexford), grandmother of Kirstan Healy (Fairyhouse Lodge) and Theresa Gilchrist (Galway), sister in law of Trina Gilchrist (Well Road)

who died during the week. May they rest in peace.

This 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.

The annual Mass in honour of St Oliver Plunkett will take place in Loughcrew this 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 www.rallyforlife.net

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 www.knockshrine.ie.  For details of supports for elderly and invalids phone 094 9388100

30 June

Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

7 July

Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

7.  7.00pm

 

7.  7.00pm

Mary & Joseph Elliott

Mary & Tom Gannon & deceased members of the family

Jemmy Boyle

1  9.00am

 

1  9.00am

Desmond & Julia Toole & the deceased member of the family

1  11.00am

Christy & Christina Rooney

1  11.00am

Bridie & Tommy Dolan

Seamus McIntyre & the deceased members of the family

1  12.15pm

Danny Delaney

Bernard Fisher

1  12.15pm

Thomas Shaw

   

 

   Mondayn                                                                                                    

                                                                                       

        

        Monday       Christopher & Kathleen Hartford      

         Tuesday        Special Intention

         Friday           Mass for all those on the Parish List of the Dead

         Saturday       No morning Mass in the Nursing Home

                              

          

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

              Reflection on Sunday’s gospel -   I’ll do it tomorrow!

Those of us who are procrastinators will identify with today’s gospel.

We have the best of intentions, but somehow our “to do” list for today keeps getting pushed out until tomorrow, and the next day, and the next week.

There is always an excuse, or something more urgent that needs to be done.

The things that we do not prioritise get relegated to the bottom of the list, and sometimes drop off altogether, so that they never get done. 

In Luke’s Gospel, when Jesus invites people to follow him, he gets some similar responses – I’ll be right with you, I’ll add it to my “to do” list. I will follow you sir, but first let me.......’

The excuses these people give are far from feeble: one wants to go and bury his or her father first, another simply just wants to say goodbye to their family. But Jesus has what sound like very harsh words for these predicaments. There is no time. There can be no excuses, this is more important.

Discipleship is a path that requires sacrifice.

It is a path that means living in a new and different way. Rather than focusing on the past, we need to move forward and get on with the task.

Jesus tells us: ‘Once the hand is laid on the plough, no one who looks back is fit for the kingdom of God’.

There is work to be done, and it cannot wait. People who are hungry, homeless, marginalised or suffering cannot wait. The earth cannot wait.

Our “to do” list needs to be shaken up. If we are to live as the disciples, the time is not tomorrow, it is now.                                                                 from Intercom  

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Garden Party in aid of Meath Palliative Care on Sunday 7th July in Noel and Breda Eiffe’s House, Curragha Road from 3:30 – 6:30 p.m. with music and light refreshments. Entry €20. Please support this worthy cause!

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: https://www.aware.ie/volunteering/ 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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