Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath15 February 2009
Opening hours for the Parish Office: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday from 9.30am– 4.00pm Congratulations to Conor McCann (Seagrave Hall), Ella Newman (Glebe Lane),Catherine Drummond (Wilkinstown), Clodagh McHugh (Jamestown Park) and Beth Dyas (The Old Mill) who were baptised recently. Next Sunday is a blue offering day. If you have a child, whom you would like to enrol in St. Paul’s National School for September 2009, can you contact the school on 01-8257246 before Thursday 26th February. Dessert Superb: Home made Cakes and Desserts delivered to your home small and large parties catered for phone Sue 087 2800264 School House Montessori, Fairyhouse Road, have some vacancies for September 2009. Ring Andrea 01 8256379 Irish Epilepsy Association would like to thank all who supported the recent Church gate collection which raised €672.92. Many thanks. Ratoath Parish Youth TeamMeets every Tuesday evening 7.30pm- 8.30pm in the Parish Pastoral Centre(beside the Parochial House)Young people between the ages of 16- 35 are invited to join
Good News for St Paul’s National School. On Thursday last, the Minister for Education and Science, Mr. Batt O’Keeffe T.D. announced that St. Paul’s National School will now start architectural planning for a new 24-classroom school. This is very good news for parents, pupils and teachers in St. Paul’s. It is hoped that the project can move along speedily to design, planning, tendering and construction. We are grateful to all who have assisted the Board of Management to get the project to this stage, especially our local public representatives.
[[[ Monday George McAuley Tuesday Special Intention
| 15 Feb||Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time|| 22 Feb||Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time|
|Vigil 7.00pm||Bridgie Reilly & Bridget & Noel McLoughlin & Miriam Deering (Months Mind)||Vigil 7.00pm||David Lynch& Michael & Bridget Carey|
|9.00am||Helen, Catherine, James & Terry Kavanagh||9.00am||John Timmons|
|11.00am||Liam Morris& Michael & Elizabeth Mulvaney||11.00am ||Emily Kirwan& Chris Donnelly|
|12.15||James & Peggy Farrell& Fergus Haverty||12.15||Brian Gahan& Jim Brady|
Wednesday Noel Blake & Johnny Monaghan Thursday Eugene Eiffe Friday Kathleen Andrews Saturday Jim & Angela Gallagher Confirmation: Congratulations to the sixth class boys and girls in Ratoath Senior and Rathbeggan National Schools who were confirmed by Bishop Smith on Thursday. We thank the boys and girls for their involvement in the ceremony and their great co-operation in all of the preparation in the school and church, especially in the past few weeks. We are grateful to all the parents for their support in the Confirmation preparation Masses over the past few months. A special thanks to the sixth class teachers for their energy, dedication and commitment in preparing the children for the sacrament. We know that a lot of time was devoted by other staff members for the Confirmation day – art work, assisting in bringing the boys and girls to the church in the past few weeks, preparing the booklets etc.We thank too the choirs in both schools and their teachers who prepared them and all agreed that they enhanced the ceremonies with their beautiful singing. And finally, we express our sincere thanks to the principals of both schools for their unfailing courtesy, support and assistance to us and to the boys and girls as they prepared for Confirmation. Well done to all. Mr. P. J. Moran: Congratulations to P. J. Moran who was conferred with the “Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice” medal by Bishop Smith on Thursday. P. J. has been deeply involved in Catholic primary education in Ratoath for the past 14 years. He was chairperson of Ratoath National School before the school was divided into Senior and Junior. He subsequently was chairperson of Ratoath Junior and Ratoath Senior National Schools and was the first chairperson of St. Paul’s National School. He is presently chairperson of Ratoath Senior National School. Under his leadership and guidance, the school going population in Ratoath has increased to its present figure of 1,550 pupils. We have been very fortunate in having such a wonderful gentleman who has devoted such an enormous amount of his time and undoubted talent for the benefit of the schools and the wider community of Ratoath.