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Parish Bulletin 20th October 2019

Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath

               20 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.

A meeting of the Liturgy Committee will be held in the Parish Pastoral Centre on Tuesday 22nd October at 8.00pm.


A meeting of the Parish Finance Committee will be held in the Parish Pastoral Centre on Wednesday 23rd October at 8.00pm.

Envelope Collection for the week ending 6th & 13th October €1,556.45

Many thanks for your continued support and generosity.

                                          This 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.

November is traditionally dedicated as the Month of the Holy Souls when we pray in a special way from family members/relatives/friends who are no longer with us. The sheets and envelopes for the List of the Dead are available at the back of the church. We ask you to fill them in and return them to the box at the back of the church before early November. All those on the parish list of the dead are prayed for at all Masses in November and on the first Friday of every month.

20 Oct

Mission Sunday

27 Oct

Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

7. 7.00pm

Ronan Cahill (Month’s Memory)

Willie Kissane & Sandra Buttner

Tessie Ennis

7.  7.00pm

Mary Bradshaw (Month’s Memory)

Sean Glynn

Patrick & Pat McCabe

1  9.00am

Maurice Brennan

Maureen Regan

Frank O’Leary

1  9.00am


1 11.00am

Masie & Joe McCormack

Henry & Mary Foran

Ursula Gormley

1 11.00am

Michael Maher

1 12.15pm

Mella Everard

Miriam Browne

John Gray

John & Elizabeth Harmon

1 12.15pm

Agata Broda


Monday           Odhran O’Donnell              Tuesday         Special Intention

Wednesday     Carl Mulchay                     Saturday        Mass 11.00am in Ratoath Nursing Home

                                  Words of Saint John Henry Newman

“I am created to do something or to be something for which no one else is created: I have a place in God’s counsels, in God’s world, which no one else has; whether I be rich or poor, despised or esteemed by man, God knows me and calls me by my name.

God has created me to do Him some definite service; He has committed some work to me which he has not committed to another”.  – from Meditations and Devotions.

“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”

“Lead, kindly light amidst th’ encircling gloom lead thou me on.

The night is dark, and I am far from home, lead thou me on,

Keep thou my feet; I do not ask to see the distant scene,

One step enough for me”

“I sought to hear the voice of God and climbed the topmost steeple, but God declared: “Go down again – I dwell among the people”

“To live is to change and to be prefect is to have changed often”

Therefore, I will trust Him, whatever I am, I can never be thrown away. If I am in sickness, my sickness may serve Him, in perplexity, my perplexity may serve Him. If I am in sorrow, my sorrow may serve Him. He does nothing in vain. He knows what He is about. He may take away my friends. He may throw me among strangers. He may make me feel desolate, make my spirits sink, hide my future from me. Still, He knows what He is about.”

“God has determined, unless I interfere with His plan, that I should reach that which will be my greatest happiness. He looks on me individually, He calls me by my name, He knows what I can do, what I can best be, what is my greatest happiness, and He means to give it me.”

“Let us put ourselves into His hands, and not be startled though He leads us by a strange way, a mirabilis via, as the Church speaks. Let us be sure He will lead us right, that He will bring us to that which is, not indeed what we think best, nor what is best for another, but what is best for us.”

Excerpt from the homily of Pope Francis at the canonisation of

Blessed John Henry Newman on Sunday last.

....Such is the holiness of daily life, which Saint John Henry Newman described in these words: “The Christian has a deep, silent, hidden peace, which the world sees not... The Christian is cheerful, easy, kind, gentle, courteous, candid, unassuming; has no pretence... with so little that is unusual or striking in his bearing, that he may easily be taken at first sight for an ordinary man”.

Let us ask to be like that, “kindly lights” amid the encircling gloom. Jesus, “stay with me, and then I shall begin to shine as Thou shinest: so to shine as to be a light to others”. Amen.

All Saints Day Children's Party 6 pm Friday 1st November. Families with children of all ages are invited to dress up as their favourite saint and come to play a variety of games in the Parish Pastoral Centre.

Ratoath Senior Citizens meet in the Community Centre on Friday 25th October at 11.00am.

Meath Archaeological and Historical Society lecture will take place next Sunday 20th October in the Áras an Phobail, Ráth Chairn at 3 pm. Dr Steve Davis of UCD will speak on “Tlachtga (Hill of Ward) and The Late Neolithic Landscape”.

GAA Lotto results No’s drawn: 1,9,20,21. No Jackpot winner. Next week's jackpot is €5,900.

€50 winners: Emma McGill & Michéal Holahan. Next draw in Auld Stand on Monday 21st October.


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