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Parish Bulletin 22 September 2019

Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath

             22 September 2019


01 8256207


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    Opening hours for the Parish Office: 10.00am – 1.00pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday

Eucharistic Adoration on Wednesdays from 10.00am to 10.00pm. All are welcome.

Holy Hour in the Nursing Home chapel on Monday and Friday evenings at 7.30pm. All welcome.

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Mary Bradshaw (Porterstown Lane) and Tina Phillips (London) sister of Lil Keogh (Dunshaughlin Rd) who died during the week. May they rest in peace.

We welcome the boys and girls who are preparing for Confirmation to the 7.00pm and 12.15pm Masses this weekend. We welcome them along with their parents.

A meeting of the Board of Management of Rathbeggan National School will be held in the Parish Pastoral Centre on Thursday 26th September at 7.30pm

Envelope Collection for week ending 8th & 15th September €1,518.63

Many thanks for your continued support and generosity.

Legion of Mary Pilgrimage to Knock on Sunday 29th September. A bus will leave Ashbourne Church at 8.00 am, Ratoath Church at 8.15 am, Dunahaughlin Church at 8.30 am and Dunboyne Church at 8.45 am. To book a seat on the bus contact : Ray Heffernan 087 263 0166 (Ashbourne), Mary Hannigan 086 083 9295 (Ratoath), May Tuite 087 133 4872 (Dunshaughlin)

or Peggy Thornton 087 784 6455 (Dunboyne) Everyone welcome.

A day in Honour of Our Lady - "Calling all Families". Consecrate your families to Our Lady on Saturday 5th October in Knock Shrine at the 3pm Pilgrimage Mass. Followed by testimony, food and music in the Rest and Care Centre and concludes with a Holy Hour to pray for our Priests, Bishops and their Dioceses. To book your seat on the subsidised buses (€10 charge, Booking Essential) please contact Human Life International in Knock on 094 9375993 or email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

September on Lough Derg: Standard One Day Retreats in September: Sun 22 & Sun 29. Special Living with Suicide Day Retreat, Sat 28 September. Advance booking is essential for any of these dates. Tel 071 9861518 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

22 Sept

Twenty Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

29 Sept

Twenty Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

7. 7.00pm

Ann & Aidan Murphy

Peter Murray & John &  Maura Foley

Jim & Lydia Everard

Grace Jordan                                       

7.  7.00pm

James & Patrick Reilly

Maisie & Patrick Kennedy

1  9.00am

Liam Woods

1  9.00am


1 11.00am

Jack & Kathy Nulty

Thomas & Maria Nulty    

1 11.00am

Patrick Cowley

John & Nora Looney

Johnnie Carey

1 12.15pm

Paddy McDermott

Vincent Donnelly

1 12.15pm




                         Thursday          Special Intention

                         Saturday          11.00am No Morning Mass

Reflection on the Gospel      - Kingdom Economics

If you think that all the parables Jesus told were nice stories about people of integrity than today’s gospel might make you think again.

The manager has been put on notice by his CEO and he decides to even up the tables, so he still can, for those who are struggling to pay their debts to the company. He is happy to let the debt go and redistribute the finances. The only value the money really has is in the way it is disposed of. Yes, he is a bit of a scoundrel, but Jesus liked scoundrels, once their efforts were put to good use.


During this past year we have seen young people rise up and challenge the governments of the world to take immediate action on climate change. In March 2019 the Global Protest involved 1.2 million young people worldwide. Initiated by Swedish activist Greta Thunberg, the climate protests shine a beacon of hope in dark times. Greta stands up to world leaders and calls them to account. She is a modern prophet inspiring millions of young people into political action and challenging all of us to raise our voices for our common home.

During this Season of Creation, what can your community do to support these young people? As church, what do we have to say to this powerful movement?   The manager in today’s parable invites us to “holy mischief” 

“What kind of world do we leave to those who come after us, to children who are now growing up?.......... Doomsday predictions can no longer ne met with distain. We may well be leaving to coming generations debris, desolation and filth” (Pope Francis)

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The Annual Remembrance Ceremony for Pregnancy Loss and Babies and Children, organised by Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda, will be held on Sunday on Sunday 6th October at 3.00pm in the Auditorium, Medical Missionaries of Mary Convent, Beechgrove, Drogheda.  Parents, siblings and extended family members are kindly invited. Parking available at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Hardmans Gardens, Drogheda.  Light refreshments afterwards.

Study Pastoral Liturgy. September – December 2019. The National Centre for Liturgy,

Ratoath  Senior Citizens: Meet in the Community Centre on Friday 27th September at 11.00am.

Ratoath Men's Shed will hold an Open Evening at their Shed in the Coderliss on Wednesday

25th September from 3pm to 7pm. All are welcome to visit the Shed. 

The table quiz of all table quizzes is happening. 7th Meath Dunshaughlin scouts are holding their annual table quiz in An Sibín Dunshaughlin at 8:00pm on Friday 11th October. €40 for a table of 4 or come down and we'll find a team for you. Raffle and spot prizes on the night. Tony Flynn, the only man who could singlehandedly beat 'The Chase' will be quizmaster on the night.

Creative Writing Classes for Children.  Commencement Date: Saturday 28th September

Time:  3.00 pm to 4.15 pm.  Duration:  8 Weeks.  Venue:  Ashbourne.  Fee:  €65. 

For details: contact Sinéad at 087 2737677 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Irish Dancing Classes are held every Tuesday in The Venue at 4pm.  Fully qualified teachers - Garda vetted.  Competitive and Non-Competitive classes. 

Enquiries: Tel. 086 2092468 Email:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . or just come along. 




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