Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath14 September 2008
Opening hours for the Parish Office: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday from 9.30am– 4.00pm Congratulations to Roisin Kennedy (Cairn Manor), Maxim Cusack (Foxbrook), Rachel Murphy (Meadowbank Hill), Louise Byrne (Moulden Bridge), Genna Keogh (Leigh Valley), Emmet Doyle (Clonkeen), Ella McKenna (Seagrave Hall) and Max Palmer (Foxlodge Manor) who were baptised recently. Please pray for Eileen Fernandes (Mooretown) and Patrick Hayes (Malahide), father of Geoffrey Hayes (Glebe Park) who died during the week. May they rest in peace. Lectio Divina resumes on Monday 22nd September at 8pm in the Parish Centre. All are welcome.
Meath Diamond Jubilee Pilgrimage to Lourdes 12-17 September 2008It is 150 years ago since Our Lady appeared to St. Bernadette at the Grotto in Lourdes. Since that time people have travelled to this holy place in pilgrimage. It is a place of healing and a place of quiet prayer where all the brokenness of our lives can be offered to the Lord through the intercession of our Lady. This year, we are celebrating 60 years of our Diocesan Pilgrimage. A group of almost 1,400 will travel under the leadership of Bishop Smith who will the leading the pilgrimage for his 25th time as Bishop. This year the pilgrimage will have the unique privilege of being in Lourdes with Pope Benedict.Many of the pilgrims to Lourdes carry the cross of sickness and 220 of our pilgrims will stay in the Accueil Notre Dame Hospital. They will be cared for by a group of over 200 volunteer staff, Nurses, Brancardiers, Doctors, Handmaids & Chaplains. The pilgrims bring with them the hopes and prayers, the pains and joys from the people of the entire Diocese. At the end of the Pilgrimage a large candle will be left burning at the Grotto which gathers into one focus of light all our prayers. During the Pilgrimage all the people of our Diocese, whether at home or in Lourdes will be part of the great movement of prayer under the protection of Our Lady of Lourdes.
Viatores Christi:We welcome members of Viatores Christi who will speak at all Masses this weekend. Viatores Christi, Catholic lay missionary development workers, was founded in 1960 and recruits, prepare and facilitates the placement of lay people who wish to serve in areas of need in Africa, Asia, South America and some parts of the US, Canada and Europe. Envelope Collection for the week ending 31st August € 2,102.49 Many thanks for your support. Positive Parenting : This autumn’s parenting programme in Dowdstown House, Dalgan Park, (telephone 046 9021407) starts on Monday 22 September at 8.00pm There will be 5 speakers on 5 consecutive Monday nights, followed by a further 4 sessions which will be workshop style. First speaker Brendan McCabe, School Principal, on Monday 22nd September at 8 pm. Spirituality programmes begin again at An Croi in Ashbourne on September 17th /18th. These programmes include The Diploma in Spirituality (validated by Milltown Institute), The Heart of Spirituality and The Creative Way. For information contact 01-8352156 or
Lismullin Hospitality Services Centre has launched a one-year Scholarship for entry to the Certificate in Hotel & Catering programme (FETAC level 5 Award), open only to students from Co. Meath, who submit an essay of 1,500 words on the subject 'Putting the Failte back into Irish hospitality: a personal perspective'. Short- listed students should be able to provide references from 2 teachers at their second level school; take an interview if selected; be interested in following a progression path to year 2 of FETAC level 6 Advanced Certificate in Tourism Hospitality in Dundalk IT or IT Tallaght. The scholarship covers course fees, books, uniforms and a grant towards transport costs (total value: €2,000). Contact: Noreen Quinn, 046-9025099 or email
for further information/application form. Check out www.lismullin.org with link to lismullinhospitality.com “ Artisan Food and Craft Market at Dalgan Park, Navan on Sunday 14th September from 10.00am to 3.00pm. Local artisan foods including breads, cakes, jams, cheeses and confectionary. Handmade crafts, cards and jewellery. Supported by the artisan food producers of Meath and the Columban Missionaries, Dalgan Park. For more information, 086-8520334 or 087-1304868 Irelands Biggest Coffee Morning - Thursday September 18th in Ratoath GAA Club. Time 9.30am - 12noon. Raffle and Cake Sale. Cake donations welcome on the day. Meath Archaeological & Historical Society will hold a public meeting in Trim library on Thursday September 18th, at 8.00pm. The illustrated lecture, by Seamus Bellew, will review seven centuries of the heraldry of historic Meath families. Society members and friends, are welcome. Ratoath Ladies GAA: Best of luck to Ratoath ladies in Meath Junior County Final this Sunday at 4.00pm in the new Donaghmore/Ashbourne grounds. Ratoath College enrolling for day and evening classes on Monday 15th & Tuesday 16th from 7.30pm to 9.00pm. Courses begin on Monday 29th & Tuesday 30th September. Flyers available at Ratoath College or the Community Centre. Ratoath Athletic Club. Training starts at the new athletic track in Jamestown on Tuesday night at 7pm for juvenile athletes. Adults train on Wednesday night at 7pm. New members welcome. Ratoath Badminton Club restarting again in Ratoath Community College sports hall on Monday 15th September 8.00pm-10.00pm Phone Philip 087 298 7279 or Fiona 086 852 3528 Dunshaughlin Players Drama Group is currently reading plays with a view to casting an autumn production. If interested contact Ettie Philip on 01 8011662. New members welcome. Ratoath GAA will host the Inaugural Intermediate Gaelic Football Sevens Competition on Saturday 20th at Sean Eiffe Park, which will involve teams from all over Ireland, with clubs from Meath including Donoghmore/ Ashbourne, Nobber, Ratoath and Clann Na Gael. Games start at 10.30 am and the final at 5.00 pm. For info contact Ann : 086-8165-269 or Ger 087-683-8080
|14 Sept||The Triumph of the Cross|| 21 Sept||Twenty Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time|
|Vigil 7.00pm||Martin Madden & Patrick Beggy||Vigil 7.00pm||Michael & Roseanna Nolan & Ann Murphy|
|9.00am||Patrick Hayes||9.00am||James & Rose Brennan & Ann Cahill|
|11.00am||Jack Donnelly & Mary & Joseph Elliot||11.00am||Michael & Patricia Reilly|
|12.15pm||Deceased Members of the Oakley Family& Peter Murray||12.15pm|| |