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Parish Bulletin 7th February 2010

Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath

7 February 2010

( 01 8256207

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

Please pray for Marie Toole, formerly of Twenty Park, who died during the week.

May she rest in peace. 

 

 

 

The Week Ahead:

 

Monday:          Youth Choir Practice in the Family room of the church at 7.30pm

                    

                      Alpha Course in the Parish Pastoral Centre at 8.00pm

                      

 

Tuesday:         Board of Management meeting of Ratoath Junior National School at 7.30pm in the                    Parish Pastoral Centre

 

                      Parish Choir Practice at 8.30pm in the Parish Pastoral Centre

 

Wednesday:   Eucharistic Adoration from 10.00am to 10.00pm in the family room of the Church.                  All are welcome.

 

                   A meeting of the Board of Management of St. Paul’s National School will take place at                4.00pm in the school.

 

                   Children’s Choir Practice in the church at 7.00pm

 

                    Meeting of all the members of the Children’s Liturgy Committee at 8.00pm in the                    Parish Pastoral Centre.

 

                     Meeting of parents who have children for baptism in the near future at 8.00pm in the              Parish Pastoral Centre.

 

Thursday:     Folk Group practice at 8.00pm in the Parish Pastoral Centre.

 

                   Legion of Mary Meeting at 8.00pm in the Parish Pastoral Centre.

 

 

7 Feb

Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

 14 Feb

Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Vigil

7.00pm

Madge Wiley &

Ted & Peg Gannon & Jemmy Boyle

Vigil

7.00pm

Joe Gorman

& Michael & Bridget Carey

9.00am

Brendan Whyte

9.00am

Deceased members of the Brazil Family

11.00am

Maire Pinder

& Eugene & Ronnie Brannigan

11.00am

Douglas & Gretta Pykett

& Winnie & Pud Mahon

12.15pm

Thomas Everard & Fergus Haverty

12.15pm

McFredrick Family

 

Monday           Special Intention                                 Tuesday      Sean Wheeler

Wednesday     George McAuley                               Saturday     Manny Santillian

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                                                Work in the Church                                                   The lighting system in the church has been upgraded with new energy saving bulbs and new globes. Work is continuing with the emergency lighting and signs that are necessary to comply with health and safety regulations.  The work on re-upholstering the kneelers has begun and they should be completed over the next few weeks. In two weeks time, work will take place in installing smoke detectors in the church. We thank you for your patience during this work and we hope to keep the disruption to a minimum.

 

Reflections

 

 “Because of our Baptism we are already one body and we are called to live in communion. God has made us brothers and sisters in Christ. It is not the fundamental witness that we are called to?”

                                                                   Pontifical Council for the Promoting Christian Unity

 

“Those who look for happiness anywhere other than in God are actually seeking what cannot bring happiness”.                                                     Gilbert Meilaender           The Way That Leads There

 

In the stillness of the night

Come to me in prayer, said the Lord, in the stillness of the night when the world sleeps.

Listen to me as I speak to you in the scriptures.

Receive me in the Eucharist. See me in everyone you meet.

Love them, pray for all mankind.

Rejoice that you have found me,

Spend time apart to be with me.

Live in the world, but not of it.

You belong to me.

I have given you a precious gift, myself.

Use it to lead others to me.                                                         Ann Ham     The Celtic Heart

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Haiti: The Diocesan Office has so far received €143,523 from parishes in the diocese in aid of the Haiti relief efforts. After this weekend’s Masses we will forward the contributions received by Ratoath parish from our appeal over the past number of weeks.

 

A very big thank you to everyone who supported the recent Table Quiz and Auction in Aid of The Red Cross Haiti Appeal which raised €16,500.00

 

Ratoath Camogie is currently looking for young players to join our under 8 and 10 teams. Our under 8’s had a great year in 2009, getting to take part in blitz’s and matches and our under 10’s won the County Championship. Training is every Friday, indoors in the GAA Club. The 5 to 8 year olds train from 6pm to 7pm and the under 10’s train from 7pm to 8 pm. To get started, players just need trainers and shin-guards, hurleys and helmets will be provided.  We provide a fun, positive and friendly environment for all young players.  For more information, contact Grace @ 087 9426445 or visit www.ratoathgaa.ie.

 

Show in aid of St. Joseph's Hospital, Trim on Friday 19th February featuring Mary Duff  In St. Patrick's Church Trim. At 8pm. Tickets €25  from Pat O' Byrnes 046-9431853. The Stile, Navangate, Trim, Ted Murtaghs Trim & Feather Hill Promotions 086-6632275.

 

Gymboree Play and Music at Fairyhouse Racecourse are open for Parent & Child classes and Play Gym time. Tuesdays-Saturdays. Great Birthday Parties too! Come and see why we are the global leader in classes for kids. Just €35 a month. Book now on: 01-8259402.

 

The AGM of Ratoath Athletic Club will take place on Thursday 11th February at 8.30 pm in the GAA Clubhouse in Brownstown. Members and parents of juvenile members are invited to attend.

 

 Ratoath St Patrick’s Day Parade : Ratoath Chamber of Commerce have decided to run the first ever St Patrick’s Day Parade in Ratoath. All local clubs, sporting Associations and local organisations will be invited to participate in the parade, which will commence at 12noon on the 17th March. A reviewing stand will be placed outside the Community Centre. The chamber is particularly looking for local bands to take part.  It will also allow local businesses to have floats to advertise their business.

 

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