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Parish Bulletin 13 October 2019

Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath

                 13 October 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.

We welcome Aoife Mulvey; Lucy Murphy; Phoebe Thunder Peat; Josh, Alex and Jack Botha into the Christian community. They were baptised recently.

Standing Orders for September €3,108.60 Many thanks for your continued support and generosity.

Message from Brother Kevin at the Capuchin Day Centre for the Homeless People after the fruit and vegetables from the Harvest Mass were donated to them.

“Sincere thanks to Frs Brendan and Gerry, Josie, Ailish, Rosemary and Michael and all the community of the Holy Trinity Parish, for your fantastic harvest festival donation of fresh fruit, vegetables and eggs and your cash donation of €660.                                                                                                    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 you and all you hold dear”

                                                Next Sunday is Mission Sunday
Our church is a global community, we depend on one another, on our shared prayer and solidarity. In recognition of this, World Mission Sunday calls on every single parish worldwide to pray together and to will give what they can to support overseas missionaries, many of whom work in some of the world’s most impoverished communities.  
This is the Holy Father’s official charity for overseas missions, to fund the continued building of the church infrastructures and enable the training and work of missionaries. We are asked next weekend to support the churches that are too new, young or poor to support themselves – the struggling dioceses in 157 countries.

13 Oct

Twenty Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time

20 Oct

Mission Sunday

7. 7.00pm

Lizzy & John Madden

Paddy & Mary Cassidy

Christy Donnelly

7.  7.00pm

Ronan Cahill (Month’s Memory)

Willie Kissane & Sandra Buttner

Tessie Ennis

1  9.00am

Alan Pierce

1  9.00am

Maurice Brennan

Maureen Regan

Frank O’Leary

1 11.00am


1 11.00am

Masie & Joe McCormack

Henry & Mary Foran

1 12.15pm

Alice & Paddy Beggy

Youlanda Kelly

Ronnie Brannigan

1 12.15pm

Mella Everard

Miriam Browne

John Gray

John & Elizabeth Harmon



Monday            Donal Wells                           Tuesday           Michael Garrett                          Wednesday     Special Intention                      Thursday          Special Intention

          Friday              Deceased members of the Cudlipp and O’Shaughnessy families                                                                        

         Saturday         Declan Sweeney      Mass 11.00am in Ratoath Nursing Home

The safeguarding children representatives of our parish will attend a meeting to refresh and update safeguarding activities along with the priests of the parish this Wednesday evening 16th October in Ashbourne Parish Centre at 8.00pm.

                   Canonisation of Blessed John Henry Newman (1801 - 1890)

This Sunday 13th October, Blessed John Henry Newman will be declared a saint by Pope Francis.  Blessed John Henry Newman is best known in Ireland as the founder of the first Catholic university in Ireland.  He served as the university’s first rector in 1858.  In his 1993 Encyclical Letter, Veritatis Splendor (The Splendour of Truth), Pope Saint John Paul II, explaining the relationship between conscience, individual freedom and the duty to adhere to objective truth, quoted Cardinal Newman and describes him as ‘an outstanding defender of the rights of conscience’.                                             On 19 September 2010, during his papal visit to Britain, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI beatified Cardinal Newman in Birmingham, saying during the Mass of Beatification that he was ‘a man of gentle scholarship, deep wisdom and profound love for the Lord.’

Two of the hymns that we are singing at Mass these past few Sundays were written by John Henry Newman – Firmly I believe and Praise to the Holiest. He also wrote Lead Kindly Light and this prayer that so many know “May the Lord support us all the day long, till the shadows lengthen and the evening comes and the busy world is hushed and the fever of life is over and our work is done; then in His mercy, may He give us a safe lodging and a holy rest and peace at the last”.

Ratoath Youth Choir is looking for new members. We rehearse every Monday evening from 7.30pm in the Parish Centre. Membership is open to children and teens from first-year of secondary school and upwards. We practice a variety of songs - some that we perform at Sunday Mass and also some contemporary, popular songs just for fun. If you would like to join us and you can sing or play an instrument pop down to the parish centre next Monday evening at 7.30. We would love to meet you.

Failte Isteach: Conversational English classes are back, starting from 24th October from 7.00pm to 9.00pm and will run for 8- 10 weeks in Ratoath Training Centre, Riverwalk Court, Fairyhouse Road (above Tesco). The classes are free of charge and everyone is welcome. For information contact Irena on 089-4798146 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Ratoath National Schools Parents Association is holding a "Clothes for Cash" collection from Monday 14th to Thursday 17th October.  Please drop your unwanted clothes, footwear (in pairs), bags, bed linen (no duvets) & towels in a bag at the low wall beside the schools car park from 9am to 3pm  Your support is very much appreciated as the school receives 4 euro per bag!
Ratoath GAA goes to the OsKaRs on Sat 19thOctober in Tattersalls. Don’t miss a great night out with some amazing acting by local people from our community. Movies include Michael Collins, Braveheart, Sister Act, Something About Mary, Man About Dog, Dirty Dancing and Waking Ned!!! Tickets are on Sale Now! Contact Noreen at +353872832992 or Nuala at 0876693530 
Job Vacancy Dunboyne Community Employment: Have the following 5 vacancies:
1. Ground Maintenance Person: Batterstown Community Area.
2. Ground Maintenance Person: Dunboyne Area
3. Parish Maintenance Person / Sports Ground - Kilbride Parish Area.
4. Ground Maintenance Person: Ratoath Community Centre/Sports Campus Area.  Duties to include maintenance & cleaning & upkeep of common areas and sports grounds areas. For persons eligible to work under the Community Employment Scheme. These positions are part-time (19.5 hours).  Full training programme will be put in place for successful candidates
 5. Office Administration: Dunboyne Community Area Duties to include general office administration, dealing with incoming calls and queries, have a knowledge of payroll & accounts and and knowledge of word & excel essential. For further details on these positions please contact Danny Gaughan Email: 
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