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Parish Bulletin 29 September 2019

Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath

             29 September 2019

                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

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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 Sullivan ( England), sister of Agnes Eiffe

(Curragha Road) who died during the week. May she rest in peace.

The sick and the housebound will be attended to in their homes on Friday of this week.

We welcome Sam Boshell, & Emily Maher into the Christian community. They were baptised recently.

Next weekend at the 7.00pm and the 12.15pm Masses we welcome the boys and girls who will be receiving the Sacraments of Penance and First Communion next year. As part of the “Do This in Memory” programme they will be accompanied by their parents for enrolment for the Sacraments.

The Principal and Deputy Principal visit the students of 6th class this week (30th September, 1st & 2nd October) in the four local feeder schools regarding enrolment for Ratoath College 2020.                 (Ratoath Senior NS, St Pauls NS, Rathbeggan NS and Curragha NS). Ratoath Information Night / Opening Evening for Incoming 1st year for 2020 will be held on 10th Oct 2019. If you have not already contacted Ratoath College and you are living in the area and your child is not attending one of the local feeder schools, please call to the college for your enrolment application form.
Ratoath Failte Isteach: Require volunteer tutors to work with members of the local community who have arrived in Ireland on improving their English vocabulary and grammar, for day to day living. Please contact Irene Duarte on 089 479 8146 or email 
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29 Sept

Twenty Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

6 Oct

Twenty Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

7. 7.00pm

James & Patrick Reilly

Masie & Patrick Kennedy

Kiva Corr

7.  7.00pm

Eileen Brennan

Robert Davis
John Lawlor

1  9.00am

 

1  9.00am

Josephine & Pat Curtin

Anthony, Mary Kate & Michael Gaughan

1 11.00am

Patrick Cowley

John & Nora Looney

Johnnie Carey

1 11.00am

Dermot Dollard (Months Memory)

Charles & Elizabeth Keogh & deceased members of the family

Michael McIntyre & deceased members of the family

Michael & Mai Carey

1 12.15pm

Alice Burke

1 12.15pm

Pauline Everard (Months Memory)

Michael Scannell

Peter & Mary Moore

Elizabeth Gilsenan-eng

   

      

Monday            Special Intention                   Tuesday        May & Tom Clince                            Wednesday       Special Intention

          Thursday          Christy Fagan & Deceased members of the Dunne & Murray family

         Friday               Mass for all those on the Parish List of the Dead

         Saturday          Sheila & Pat Moorehead & Christy Fagan at 11.00am in Ratoath Nursing Home

Ratoath Harps are holding a table quiz on Friday 4th October 2019 in Ratoath Inn at 9pm. Raffle & prizes for winning team. All support greatly appreciated.
Connect Cafe will take place in Ratoath Community Centre on Thursday 10th October from 12-1.30pm to celebrate World Mental Health Day.  We invite you to join us for a cup of tea, coffee, cake and a chat. Proceeds from the event will go towards the Men's shed in Ratoath and ASK (Adults supporting Kids) group. If you would like transport to the event or more information please contact Una Curran on 083355907 or Gillian Toole on 0862441973
                                                        Harvest Sunday
 
We thank all who have supported our harvest display this weekend by giving generosity to it. Thanks to all who collected the various food items for the display and thanks to the members of the Altar Society who prepared the display.                                                         On Monday morning all the produce of the land that was given to us will be brought to Brother Kevin in the Capuchin Day Centre for Homeless People. 
Prayer for the Harvest
Thank you for the gift of sunshine and rain in due season,
of seed, soil and harvest, provision for our needs and others, if in love we share.
Thank you for the gift of living water that does not run dry
and the nourishment of your Word which feeds our souls and others, if in love we share.
For love which endures, blessings which satisfy
and the opportunity to share all that you have given
We bring to you our thanks


World Day of Migrants and Refugees
Throughout history, humans have migrated across the globe, making their homes in new places. Yet, at this moment, we are experiencing the largest migrant and refugee crisis in modern history. Conflict, poverty and violence have forced tens of millions of people away from their homelands into unknown futures because the insecurity of the journey is preferable to the unsafe conditions in their own homes and countries. 
We know God is with our sisters and brothers seeking refuge. Will we answer the call to stand with them and recognise that we share their journey?
“For the Lord your God is God of gods and Lord of lords, the great God, mighty and awesome, who is not partial and takes no bribe, who executes justice for the orphan and the widow, and who loves the strangers, providing them food and clothing. You shall also love the stranger, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt” (Deuteronomy 10: 17-19)
In his message for today Pope Francis says “..the presence of migrants and refugees is an invitation to recover some of those essential dimensions of our Christian existence and our humanity that risk being overlooked in a prosperous society. That is why it is not just about migrants. When we show concern for them, we also show concern for ourselves,  for everyone; in taking care of them, we all grow; in listening to them, we also give voice to a part of ourselves that we may keep hidden because it is not well regarded nowadays.”

 

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