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Parish Bulletin 8th October 2017
Holy Trinity Church Ratoath 8 October 2017 01 8256207  www.ratoathparish.ie  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it New Parish Office Hours: 10.00am – 1.00pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday. Eucharistic Adoration: Every Wednesday 10:00 am. until 10.00 pm. All welcome. Please pray for Christy Fagan (Fox Lodge Manor) who died during the week. May he rest in peace. This weekend at our Masses, we welcome the boys and girls of Sixth Class who are to present their Commitment for Confirmation, as they begin this year of preparation for the Sacrament in April. We welcome them along with their parents. Envelope Collection for the week ending 24th September & 1st October €1,594.60 Many thanks for your continued support and generosity A small number of additional places have been made available for the 17th annual pilgrimage to the Holy Land from the Meath diocese let by Fr Dwayne Gavin, Sr Consilio Rock and Fr Gerry McCormack from April 16th – 24th. Cost €1595. Immediate booking with MAP travel, Dublin on 01 8783111 or Patricia @maptravel.ie Rosary for Ireland: Public Rosary will take place on Saturday 14th October at 4.00pm at the Sacred Heart Statue (opposite Centra) All Welcome. Message from Brother Kevin at the Capuchin Day Centre for Homeless People. Sincere thanks to Fr Gerry, Josie Brannigan and all the Altar Society helpers for the proceeds of your “Harvest Festival” which included cash donation of €92 and 5 car loads of fruit and vegetables and other goodies for the people who attend the Centre. I know that successful events like this one takes a lot of organising so our heartfelt appreciation for all your efforts. As you can see from the media, our numbers are increasing by the day and more and more people are falling into poverty. We try to help by providing meals and grocery parcels to supplement their food needs. We, Capuchins know that with the help of God working through kind people like the parishioners of Ratoath we will continue in our apostolate to those most in need. On behalf of all the people who attend the Centre and the Irish Capuchin Franciscan Order, we offer renewed thanks to all concerned and our prayers for God’s blessings on your and all you hold dear. 08 Oct Twenty Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time 15 Oct Twenty Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time 7. 7.00pm John Lawlor (Months Memory) Robert Davis Aidan Conway David McKinney 7. 7.00pm Christopher Donnelly Lizzie & John Madden Donal Wells 1 9.00am Anthony, Mary Kate, & Michael Gaughan 1 9.00am Maureen Regan 1 11.00am Michael, Bridget & Seamus McIntyre and the deceased members of the family 1 11.00am Youlanda Kelly Masie & Joe McCormack 12.15pm Peter & Mary Moore; Maureen Frawley 1 12.15pm Monday Mattie & Molly Duffy Saturday Mass in the Nursing Home at 11.00am Prayer to Mary - Mother of the Life Within Oh Mary, Mother of the Life Within, all life we entrust to you; The life of every expectant mother and the child within her womb: The life of every human body, the life of every human soul; The life of every newborn child and the life of all grown old. You held the Lord to our own heart and drew him so close in. So draw us now in all our needs, O Mother of the Life Within. Amen *********************************************************************** Pope Francis at the General Audience in Rome on Wednesday last. Dear Brothers and Sisters: In our continuing catechesis on Christian hope, I would now like to speak of our calling to be missionaries of hope. October is traditionally dedicated to refection on our participation in the Church’s mission. Saint Francis of Assisi, whose feast we celebrate today, can serve as our model in this regard. Francis was a true missionary of the joyful hope born of Christ’s victory over death and our own share in his risen life. Jesus asks us to be witnesses of that hope confident in the transforming power of his Spirit at work in our hearts and in our world. Joy is the sure sign of true Christian hope, for we know that evil will not have the upper hand, and that God’s love, revealed on the cross, will ultimately triumph. Certainly there are times when the gift of hope proves costly. This is the case with so many of our fellow Christians who presently experience persecution, and with the martyrs in every age. Their witness inspires us to continue to hope in Christ’s promises. As missionaries of hope may we rejoice in God’s saving power, never lose heart, and help others to look to the future with confidence. ****************************************************************************** Pilates classes every Monday at 10.00am in Ratoath Community Centre. Work at your own ability. Pay as you go class €10. Newcomers welcome. Contact Nicola on 087 6975207. Ratoath GAA presents `A night at the Oskars` on 14th October in Tattersalls. 7 famous scenes from 7 famous movies which have been recreated using local `actors`, will be premiered -to raise funds for the building of a multi-purpose games area with ball wall and flood lit astro turf pitches in Ratoath GAA. Tickets €25.00 Contact Nuala at 087 6693530 or Carol at 086 3345651. Meath Laterlife Network is hosting free Roadshow Information Events for over 55s with experts from the HSE, Meath Co Co, an Garda Siochana, SAGE, South Meath Social Economy, Meath GAA, Meath Local Sports Partnership, the Dementia Outreach T eam and more on the following topics: Health at Home: Security at Home: Living at Home: Leaving Home, in the Pastoral Centre in Dunshaughlin on Tuesday 10th October from 10 am – 12pm. All are welcome. For information email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or contact Fiona on 046-9280790. Anam Cara, the organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding a Bereavement Information Evening on Wednesday 18th October at 7:30pm in the Mullingar Park Hotel, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath. This is a free event and open to all bereaved parents. As Anam Cara will need to confirm numbers for teas, coffees, etc, please RSVP to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it before Tuesday 17th October or call the Information Line on 085 2888 888. Indoor bowls has resumed in Pastoral Centre Dunshaughlin on Thursdays at 7.30pm and Fridays at10.00am. New members welcome. Contact Yvonne 0861769309.
 

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