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Parish Bulletin 4th August 2019

Holy Trinity HChurch, Ratoath

                4 August 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.


Congratulations to Sarah Kaye and Declan Byrne who were married during the week.

Many thanks to Fr Dan Cyprian who has assisted us in the parish for the month of July. We were delighted to have him with us and we are grateful to him for his ministry to the parish during his time in Ratoath. Fr Dan will be going to the parish of Trim for the month of August beginning on Tuesday next, after which Fr Dan will return to Rome to complete his studies.


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. A bus for Knock will leave Dunshaughlin Church at 8.00 am and Dunboyne Church at 8.15 am. To book a seat on the bus please contact May Tuite 087 133 4872 ( Dunshaughlin) or Peggy Thornton 087 784 6455 (Dunboyne).

The annual Young Adult Catholic Conference takes place in All Hallows College, Dublin on Saturday August 31ST and Sunday September 1ST. This weekend is packed full of interesting events for young Catholics. Prices range from €25-€50, accommodation also available. For further details visit our website or contact Lucy 087 9959803.

Take a book, Share a Book is a new initiative organised by Ratoath Tidy Towns in conjunction with Ratoath Community Centre. Please feel free to pop into the centre and take a book from the book shelf located inside the front entrance, or share a book by leaving it on the shelf for others to enjoy.

4 Aug

Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

11 Aug

Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

7.  7.00pm

Liam McLoughlin

Jimmy Ralph

Thomas, Martin & Kathleen Madden

7.  7.00pm

Denis Cleary & Bridget Brooks

Rodrick O’ Neill

1  9.00am

Deceased members of the Molloy family

1  9.00am


1  11.00am

Special Intention

1  11.00am

Ann Kerrigan

1  12.15pm

Conor Fogarty

1  12.15pm

Maureen Mason (Months Memory)

Paddy White

Christopher & Ann Donnelly

Margaret Grimes

Gerry & Sheila Sexton

Angelo Mulvaney



    Monday               Special Intention:  Mass in Ratoath Nursing Home at 11.00am

    Tuesday              Timmy O’Rourke and Aileen Kavanagh 

    Wednesday         Funeral Mass at 11.30am for Sean Craig

    Friday                 Maureen Davis                                    

    Saturday             No morning Mass

Job Vacancy: Dunboyne Community Employment – 5 vacancies.
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.
Youth Support Worker: Dunshaughlin Community Area. Duties to include working with young people on a one to one & group basis. Assisting with trips & activities.  Applicants must supply suitable character references and be prepared to complete Garda Vetting application.
Grounds Maintenance Person: Batterstown Community Area. Duties to include grounds keeping, pitch marking and maintenance, upkeep of common areas.
Grounds Maintenance Person: Dunboyne Soccer Club. Duties to include grounds keeping, pitch marking and maintenance, upkeep of common areas
Parish Grounds Maintenance/Sports Grounds - Kilbride Parish Area. Duties to include grounds keeping, cemetery upkeep and maintenance and upkeep of all parish grounds and common areas. Upkeep and maintenance of Kilbride GAA grounds
Office Administrator - Ratoath Area. Duties to include all areas of administration, reception duties & ticket sales and any other duties as required by the manager in Ratoath Community Centre.
For further details on these positions please contact Danny Gaughan
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   Mobile: 087-2626727. Office: 01 – 825 2864

**********************************************************************************************                                                                                                        Jane Mellett                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             jANE

                          Reflection on the Gospel:  Living the Dream

Some of us may hear today’s Gospel reading and think: “Well, what is so wrong with that?” In a lot of ways, the actions of the man in the parable make sense. He has had a good harvest (presumable a result of his own work) and is making provisions for the future – building a bigger barn to store his crops, ensuring he has enough to live on for the coming years, allowing himself to enjoy the fruits of his labour.

He is living the dream! He is a good businessman, he has achieved security in life, so why shouldn’t he eat drink, and have a good time?

Yet God brands him a “fool”. Why? As it turns out, the man is to die very soon.                         He certainly can’t take all his treasures with him. He has not thought beyond his own enjoyment. He is living only for this life, without any thought for the bigger picture.

As Jesus warns: “a man’s life is not made secure by what he owns, even when he has more than he needs”. Furthermore, there is no indication that he considered sharing his wealth with anyone else. His focus is “me, me, me”.

He comes across as selfish and greedy. What does he have to show for his life?

Yes, he had a good time, but has he helped anyone else, or left the world a better place?

We do not need to renounce all our worldly possessions or stop planning for the future, but we do need to keep thinks in their proper perspective.

“If you read history, you will find that Christians who did most for the present world were just those who thought most about the next”. CS Lewis                                 from Intercom

                                                                                                                     all his  treasures









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