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Parish Bulletin 14th July 2019

Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath

               14 July 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.

Legion of Mary meetings are held each Tuesday at 7.00 pm in the Parish Pastoral Centre. New members are very welcome. Further information Mary Hannigan 086 083 9295

We welcome Tommy Rooney, Saoirse Brandenburg, Conor Cummins, Eothan Depmsey,

James Healy, Zoe Fee, Liam Farrelly, Aoibhinn Dilworth Doyle, Sadhbh Hanaphy into the Christian community. They were baptised recently.

Pease pray for the repose of the souls of Cormach Murrihy (New York) son of Margaret Murrihy (Brownstown); John Clarke (Navan) brother of Eileen Brown (Powderlough) and Teresa Joyce (Coolock) mother of Bernie Finnegan who died during the week. May they rest in peace.

Standing Orders for June €2,876.81 Many thanks for your continued support and generosity.

                                                        Dates for 2020

Confirmation                                                            Friday 20th March

First Communion   Ratoath Junior National School      Saturday 9th May

                             St Paul’s National School               Saturday16th May

                             Rathbeggan National School          Saturday 23rd May

Reek Sunday 2019 – Sunday 28 July The annual national pilgrimage to Croagh Patrick ‘Reek Sunday’ takes place on Sunday 28th July.  Mass will be celebrated on the summit of the mountain on the hour with the first Mass at 8:00am and the last Mass at 2:00pm. Confessions will be available on the summit from 7:30am to 2:00pm.

14 July

Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

21 July

Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

7.  7.00pm

Dorothea Mates

Tommy Carberry

Thomas & Margaret Campbell & the deceased members of the family

7.  7.00pm

James & Annie Nolan

Margaret & Luke Ralph & deceased members of the family

1  9.00am

Deceased Members of the Boshell family

Beenie Reilly

1  9.00am

Joe & Mary Fox

1  11.00am

Rose McCarthy

Linda McEvett

Seamus, Bridget & Michael McIntyre & the deceased members of the family

Noleen & Christy Crowley

1  11.00am

Carmel Walsh (Months Memory)

Des Kelly

1  12.15pm

Tony Foy (Months Memory)

Peader, Bridget & Peter Malone

Maureen Moran

1  12.15pm

Sarah Browne



         Friday           Sean, Kathleen, Raymond & Robert Murray

         Saturday        Morning Mass at 11.00am in the Nursing Home

                                    The Good Samaritan


Parables are never what they seem. They have a cleaver way of enticing us to figure out what is really going on beneath the surface. One of the real questions in this problem is: Who offers correct worship to God?

Jesus spoke about a God who was not concerned with the constraints of the Temple, but who was on the streets.

Look at what the Samaritan did for the man on the road: he bound his wounds, he poured oil on them, he took him to an inn. These are all action words.

The emphasis in this parable is on action and compassion.

The Samaritan is considered to be an outcast, yet Jesus makes him the hero of this story, no doubt causing outrage to those who were listening to him.

The priest and Levite were most likely carrying oil and wine on their person; in the case of the priest, these items were needed for making sacrifices in the temple.

Coincidently these items were also a vital part of a first century first aid kit, needed for cleaning the wounds of the injured man.

The lawyer is concerned with the limits to “love of neighbour”.

But there are of no limits, no boundaries, no outsiders in God’s Kingdom.

Holiness is not separation from the marginalised, but proximity to them.   

                                                                                       Jane Mellett – Intercom


Lough Derg 2019: The Three Day Pilgrimage is currently open. You may begin on any day until Tuesday 13th August. Advance booking is not necessary. The Lough Derg team can help you to co-ordinate public transport or link up with Pilgrimage Organisers in your locality. Phone Lorraine on 071 9861518 (from NI 00 353 71 9861518) email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Meath Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock on Sunday 11th August.  Led by Bishop Tom Deenihan 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

Meath Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes 9-14 September. Bookings can be made with Pilgrim Abroad Ltd, Lower Baggot St, Dublin 2. Tel 01-6359300. email: 
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Young Adults!  (18-40years) Retreat  at Dalgan Park, Navan  26-28 July. (Fri eve - Sun afternoon)

Cost is donation. Own Room, all meals. Phone : 090 6481666, or email : youthretreats

'Do not be afraid to dream of great things' --Pope Francis.     

Study Theology Online:  Attend Saturday lectures in Tallaght or from the comfort of your own home. Register now for Autumn 2019. Contact The Priory Institute at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 01 404  8124

St Angela’s College, Sligo is inviting applications for the following course beginning Autumn 2019-

Part-Time Certificate in Religious Education (Primary) with Online Delivery. Closing date for Applications is Monday 5th August.  For further information and application forms contact Mary Kearns at Education Department, St. Angela’s College, Lough Gill, Sligo T. 353-71-9195551 E. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Website: www.stangelas.nuigalway




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