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Parish Bulletin 18th October 2015

Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath

18th October 2015

        01 8256207

" www.ratoathparish.ie

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Opening hours for the Parish Office: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday; 9.30a.m.– 4.00p.m.

Eucharistic Adoration every Wednesday from 10.00am – 10.00pm in the parish church.

Congratulations to Liam O’Neill (Milltree Park) Scott Fitzgerald (Foxlodge Manor)

Jamie Farrell (Skyrne Road) Isabelle Gough (Steeplechase Court) and Ben O’Neill (Meadowbank Hill)

Who were baptised recently.

Envelope Collection for week ending 4th & 11th October €1153.56,

Standing Orders €3820.26. Many thanks for your continued support and generosity   

A meeting of the Board of Management of Ratoath Senior School will take place in the Parish pastoral Centre on Monday 19th October at 8.00pm

A meeting of the Board of Management of St Paul’s National School will take place on Monday

19th October at 4.30pm.

18 Oct

     Twenty Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time

25 Oct

    Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

7. 7.00pm             

Willie Kissane & Sandra Buttner

Lizzy & John Madden

7.  7.00pm

Patrick McCabe Jr & Patrick McCabe

Edward & Mary Rafferty

Michael & Elizabeth Kavanagh

9. 9.00am

Maureen Regan

1  9.00am

1 11.00am    

1  11.00am

Joe & Masie McCormack

Anne Alford

12.15pm

Mella Everard

Aggie Donohue

1  12.15pm

Michael Maher

Miriam Browne

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

     Monday                Eugene  Berry                   Tuesday  Special Intention

      Wednesday           Michael & Margaret Blake

      Saturday:   Declan Sweeney & Jim & Angela Gallagher (Nursing Home 11.00am)

               

First Year 2016 – Ratoath College: The Principal and Deputy Principal of Ratoath College visited the 6th class pupils of our parish schools in recent days regarding enrolment for Ratoath College 2016. They distributed enrolment packs to the pupils. If you are living in the area and your child is not attending one of the local feeder schools (Ratoath Senior/St. Paul’s/Ratbeggan/Curragha), please call to the College for your enrolment application form.

Conference:Laudato Si’ On Care For Our Common Home; Dalgan Park, Navan - November 27th/28th. Speakers include Prof. John Sweeney, Dept. of Geography, NUIM, Fr. Seán McDonagh S.S.C., Fr. Donal Dorr, Kiltegan,& Eamon Ryan,Green Party. For more info/bookings email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Cost €50 (includes lunch)

Kingscourt Parish Pilgrimage to Salzberg and Vienna in the footsteps of St. Fergal: September 20th – 26th, 2016. Mass in St. Stephen’s Cathedral, Vienna; Benedictine Abbey, Melk; and at the shrine of St. Fergal, Salzberg. Visits to home of Mozart & Strauss and Sound of Music Tour! Cost €995. For enquiries contact Map Travel (01) 8783111 or 
 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
    
 
 
Meath Partnership are running a certified course in Hospitality in Kells, for Jobseekers 18 to 30 yrs, with work experience included. Starting in November 2015. Contact Robert on  046 928 0790 or email 
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Grounds Maintenance person required in Ratoath & Dunshaughlin: for a Community Sports Grounds Facility & Cleaning/Maintenance person required in Ratoath.  These are Community Employment positions where eligibility is confined to persons on Irish Social Welfare payment for one year or more and over 25 years old.  For further information please contact Dunboyne Community Employment on 01-8252864 or email 
 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
 
Men’s Shed Quiz Night on 23 October at 8.30pm sharp in the GAA Clubhouse, Brownstown. Table of four €40.00. All welcome. 
Tennis 4Kids is here to give your child the best exercise-filled mid-term yet. We will be running  our popular Halloween Camp at the end of October from Tuesday 27th October to Friday 30th October. Venue: Curragha Tennis Club Ages: 5-12 Times: 9.30-1.00 pm Cost: €85 Family Discount: 2nd child €80 and 3rd child €70.
World Youth Day, Krakow: with Pope Francis (July 2016) is a gathering of young Catholics (aged 18-35) from around the world to celebrate their faith. Would you like to travel with the Diocese of Meath for this amazing event, please find information and booking forms @ www.dioceseofmeath.ie/youth 
Dunshaughlin players are gearing up for their winter production of "Comedy at the Arch" at O'Brien's bar Dunshaughlin. The production will consist of various comedy sketches written by some of their own members. Shows will take place over two weekends:12-14 of November 
And  19-21st of November 2015 at 8.00pm
A Pro -Life information meeting will be held in St Anne’s Resource Centre in the grounds of St Mary’s Catholic Church Navan, on Friday 23rd Oct at 7.30 pm to discuss the protection of life and the importance of the 8th amendment. Contact Noreen Vesey at 085-8274558.
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Mission Sunday – We are all Missionaries!
Today we celebrate World Mission Sunday, a time to highlight the importance of sharing the Good news. The theme of this year’s Mission Sunday is “Abundant life”, a phrase which brings to mind a fullness of life and a spirit of joy. Is this how we go about our mission? In Evangelii Gaudium (The joy of the Gospel) Pope Francis invites all Catholics to show the beauty of the Christian life and the joy that flows from it.
Pope Francis says that all Christians, by virtue of their baptism, are missionary disciples. All the baptised, whatever their position in the Church or their level of instruction in the faith, are agents of evangelisation. Every Christian is challenged, here and now, to be actively engaged in evangelisation; indeed anyone who has truly experienced God’s saving love does not need much time or lengthy training to go out and proclaim that love! Every Christian is a missionary to the extent that he or she has encountered the love of God in Christ Jesus. So what are we waiting for?
Being a Christian is therefore the result of an encounter with the person of Jesus that gives a whole new horizon and a decisive direction by shedding light on the meaning of life and by providing answers to the human search for what is good, true and beautiful.  The disciples in today’s Gospel certainly have missionary zeal, but they have got the focus wrong. They are thinking of themselves and their status rather than focusing on the task they have been given. But Jesus teaches them a lesson in discipleship – their task is to serve. Something to think about as we each reflect on our missionary vocation!

Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath

18th October 2015

        01 8256207

" www.ratoathparish.ie

* This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              

Opening hours for the Parish Office: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday; 9.30a.m.– 4.00p.m.

Eucharistic Adoration every Wednesday from 10.00am – 10.00pm in the parish church.

Congratulations to Liam O’Neill (Milltree Park) Scott Fitzgerald (Foxlodge Manor)

Jamie Farrell (Skyrne Road) Isabelle Gough (Steeplechase Court) and Ben O’Neill (Meadowbank Hill)

Who were baptised recently.

Envelope Collection for week ending 4th & 11th October €1153.56,

Standing Orders €3820.26. Many thanks for your continued support and generosity   

A meeting of the Board of Management of Ratoath Senior School will take place in the Parish pastoral Centre on Monday 19th October at 8.00pm

A meeting of the Board of Management of St Paul’s National School will take place on Monday

19th October at 4.30pm.

18 Oct

     Twenty Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time

25 Oct

    Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

7. 7.00pm             

Willie Kissane & Sandra Buttner

Lizzy & John Madden

7.  7.00pm

Patrick McCabe Jr & Patrick McCabe

Edward & Mary Rafferty

Michael & Elizabeth Kavanagh

9. 9.00am

Maureen Regan

1  9.00am

1 11.00am    

1  11.00am

Joe & Masie McCormack

Anne Alford

12.15pm

Mella Everard

Aggie Donohue

1  12.15pm

Michael Maher

Miriam Browne

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

     Monday                Eugene  Berry                   Tuesday  Special Intention

      Wednesday           Michael & Margaret Blake

      Saturday:   Declan Sweeney & Jim & Angela Gallagher (Nursing Home 11.00am)

               

First Year 2016 – Ratoath College: The Principal and Deputy Principal of Ratoath College visited the 6th class pupils of our parish schools in recent days regarding enrolment for Ratoath College 2016. They distributed enrolment packs to the pupils. If you are living in the area and your child is not attending one of the local feeder schools (Ratoath Senior/St. Paul’s/Ratbeggan/Curragha), please call to the College for your enrolment application form.

Conference:Laudato Si’ On Care For Our Common Home; Dalgan Park, Navan - November 27th/28th. Speakers include Prof. John Sweeney, Dept. of Geography, NUIM, Fr. Seán McDonagh S.S.C., Fr. Donal Dorr, Kiltegan,& Eamon Ryan,Green Party. For more info/bookings email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Cost €50 (includes lunch)

Kingscourt Parish Pilgrimage to Salzberg and Vienna in the footsteps of St. Fergal: September 20th – 26th, 2016. Mass in St. Stephen’s Cathedral, Vienna; Benedictine Abbey, Melk; and at the shrine of St. Fergal, Salzberg. Visits to home of Mozart & Strauss and Sound of Music Tour! Cost €995. For enquiries contact Map Travel (01) 8783111 or 
 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
    
 
 
Meath Partnership are running a certified course in Hospitality in Kells, for Jobseekers 18 to 30 yrs, with work experience included. Starting in November 2015. Contact Robert on  046 928 0790 or email 
 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
  
Grounds Maintenance person required in Ratoath & Dunshaughlin: for a Community Sports Grounds Facility & Cleaning/Maintenance person required in Ratoath.  These are Community Employment positions where eligibility is confined to persons on Irish Social Welfare payment for one year or more and over 25 years old.  For further information please contact Dunboyne Community Employment on 01-8252864 or email 
 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
 
Men’s Shed Quiz Night on 23 October at 8.30pm sharp in the GAA Clubhouse, Brownstown. Table of four €40.00. All welcome. 
Tennis 4Kids is here to give your child the best exercise-filled mid-term yet. We will be running  our popular Halloween Camp at the end of October from Tuesday 27th October to Friday 30th October. Venue: Curragha Tennis Club Ages: 5-12 Times: 9.30-1.00 pm Cost: €85 Family Discount: 2nd child €80 and 3rd child €70.
World Youth Day, Krakow: with Pope Francis (July 2016) is a gathering of young Catholics (aged 18-35) from around the world to celebrate their faith. Would you like to travel with the Diocese of Meath for this amazing event, please find information and booking forms @ www.dioceseofmeath.ie/youth 
Dunshaughlin players are gearing up for their winter production of "Comedy at the Arch" at O'Brien's bar Dunshaughlin. The production will consist of various comedy sketches written by some of their own members. Shows will take place over two weekends:12-14 of November 
And  19-21st of November 2015 at 8.00pm
A Pro -Life information meeting will be held in St Anne’s Resource Centre in the grounds of St Mary’s Catholic Church Navan, on Friday 23rd Oct at 7.30 pm to discuss the protection of life and the importance of the 8th amendment. Contact Noreen Vesey at 085-8274558.
********************************************************************************
Mission Sunday – We are all Missionaries!
Today we celebrate World Mission Sunday, a time to highlight the importance of sharing the Good news. The theme of this year’s Mission Sunday is “Abundant life”, a phrase which brings to mind a fullness of life and a spirit of joy. Is this how we go about our mission? In Evangelii Gaudium (The joy of the Gospel) Pope Francis invites all Catholics to show the beauty of the Christian life and the joy that flows from it.
Pope Francis says that all Christians, by virtue of their baptism, are missionary disciples. All the baptised, whatever their position in the Church or their level of instruction in the faith, are agents of evangelisation. Every Christian is challenged, here and now, to be actively engaged in evangelisation; indeed anyone who has truly experienced God’s saving love does not need much time or lengthy training to go out and proclaim that love! Every Christian is a missionary to the extent that he or she has encountered the love of God in Christ Jesus. So what are we waiting for?
Being a Christian is therefore the result of an encounter with the person of Jesus that gives a whole new horizon and a decisive direction by shedding light on the meaning of life and by providing answers to the human search for what is good, true and beautiful.  The disciples in today’s Gospel certainly have missionary zeal, but they have got the focus wrong. They are thinking of themselves and their status rather than focusing on the task they have been given. But Jesus teaches them a lesson in discipleship – their task is to serve. Something to think about as we each reflect on our missionary vocation!
 

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