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Parish Buletin 17th February 2008



   Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath

17 February 2008

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Opening hours for the Parish Office: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday from 9.30am– 4.00pm


At all Masses this week end we pray for residents of the following areas:

Fairyhouse Lodge, The Old Mill, Glascarn Lane, Commons Road, Mullinam Lane, Ballybin, Ashbourne Road, Peacocktown Estate, Kilrue Lane and Crushen Road

Residents of these areas are especially invited to the Hour of Prayer (8.30pm – 9.30pm) on Wednesday evening, even if it is only for ten minutes. All are welcome to the hour of prayer.



Reflections from the Saints



Unhappy is the soul enslaved by the love of anything that is mortal.                                                                                                                                                                     St. Augustine



The finite things of this world will satisfy human longings, but it is only the infinite (God) who can fill the human heart.                                                                                                                Pope Benedict XVI



Christ does not force our will.  He takes only what we give him.  But He does not give himself entirely until He sees that we yield ourselves entirely to Him.                                                                 St. Teresa of Avila



The Christian life is the continuation and completion of the life of Christ in us.  We should be so many Christs on earth; continuing his works, labouring and suffering in a wholly divine manner in the spirit of Jesus.                                                                                                                                      St. John Eudes



I am not capable of doing big things, but I want to do everything, even the smallest things, for the greater glory of God.                                                                                                                       St. Dominic Savio



Put your trust solely in God, so that even if you were to lose everything you would find all in Him!
                                                                                                                          St. Magdalene of Canossa



The dying Saviour on the cross is a friend who will not terrify you, who will not abandon you.  Hope in him, and heaven is yours!                                                                                                    St. Joseph Cafasso



Our whole business, therefore, in this life is to restore to health the eye of the heart, whereby god may be seen.                                                                                                                             St. Augustine



The more you pray, the easier it becomes. The easier it becomes, the more you will want to pray.
                                                                                                                                    Blessed Teresa of Calcutta








17 Feb

Second Sunday in Lent

24 Feb

Third Sunday of Lent



Bridget & Noel McLoughlin

& Bridget Reilly & Brian Gahan



 Bobby Doran

& Willie Carey (Month’s Mind)


Christopher Smith


John Timmins


Luc Dehaene (Months Mind)

& Tom Kinsella


Austin & Una Hazzard

& Chris Donnelly


Michael & Bridget Carey



Kay & Brendan Menton & Jim Brady

& Dymphna Mills (Month’s Mind)






Monday           Denis McElligott                                   Wednesday       Eugene Eiffe

Thursday          Emily Kirwan                                         Friday              Kathleen Andrews[


Congratulations to Conor Foley (Leigh Valley) and Conor Moroney ( Baltrasna) who were baptised recently



. Please pray for Rita McNamara (Navan) mother of Frank McNamara (Rathbeggan) who died during the week. May she rest in peace.




Cemetery Sunday will take place this year on Sunday 25th May at 5.00pm


Envelope Collection for the weekending 3rd February €5,387.65

Standing Orders for January €9,428.59

Many thanks for your continued support and generosity.



Understanding our Faith.

                                                       Venue: The Parish Pastoral Centre (beside the Parochial House)


                                                        Date:    The Five Mondays of Lent 8.00pm-9.30pm

                The Workshops will be presented by Fr Patrick.


v     The programme continues and this week the topic will be “The Bible in a nutshell”.

            The programme will be presented in a friendly informal atmosphere.

All are welcome to attend


Meeting of the Board of Management of St. Paul’s National School will take place on Monday 18th February at 3.30pm in the Parish Pastoral Centre



Congratulations to The Ratoath Royal Lopez Junior Chess team who have won the Meath U16 Community Games for the first time. The Ratoath team with an average age of just 12, overcame a similarly young Julianstown team 4.5 to 0.5 in the county final at Whitecross School Julianstown. The winning team who will represent the county are, Yaroslav Baturov (Captain), Elliot Gould,

Tim Ryan, Lydia Rooney, Cian Mc Tearnan , Conor O Hare and Mark Rutherford


Meath Archaeological & Historical Society :  The launch of the 2008 Journal, by Prof. George Eogan, is on Wednesday 20th February in Dalgan Park, Navan, at 8.00pm, followed by a lecture, "Postal Services in Meath" by Anthony Hughes.  A reception for members, intending members and their guests will be held at 7.00pm.


Have You Ever Wanted To Sing? Kathryn Smith Academy of Singing & Theatre Ratoath & Dunboyne now enrolling for new term early March. Professional/Pastime or just for Fun!

All Levels catered for! – Also Adult Singing Classes. Preparation for Leaving/Junior Cert/Audition

Exams purely optional & available through the Academy from The Leinster School of Music & Drama, Griffith College Dublin. External Workshops on request. Phone 01/6303062 or 0872 519771


All Hallows Post Graduate Programme for 2008-09 available on


Ratoath Active age will meet on Friday 22nd in the Community Centre from 11.00am.-1.00pm


Ratoath Garden Club Monday 25th February at 8.30pm Speaker will be Carl Dacus. Topic “The Plantsman Garden”


Official Launch of Ratoath Chamber of Commerce by the County Manager Tom Dowling will take place in the Venue Theatre on Thursday 21st February at 8.30pm. All welcome


County Meath VEC:Outreach Educational Roadshow Information Day Wednesday 27th February

2.00pm-4.00pm Venue Dunboyne College of Further Education, Dunboyne Industrial Estate.

For more information ring 046 906 8249 email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


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