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Parish Bulletin 3rd November 2019

Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath

              3 November 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 Greg Campbell (The Old Mill) and Maureen Middleton (Borris in Ossory), sister of Margaret Murrihy (Brownstown) who died during the week.

May they rest in peace.

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. Please return completed lists to the box at the back of the church as soon as possible.  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.

Gate Collection for Catechesis of The Good Shepherd this weekend – please support.

The parish is excited to be able to offer Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (CGS) in the spring of the new year, beginning with children aged 3-6 years old with plans to expand sessions for older children in due course. Training and set up will require funding from the parish and parishioners and your generosity would go a long way towards the catholic formation of the next generation.

Envelope Collection for the week ending 13th & 20th October €2,018.94

Many thanks for your continued support and generosity.

Congratulations to the Senior Team and  all connected with Ratoath GAA after their wonderful win in the County Final last Sunday

3 Nov

Thirty First Sunday in Ordinary Time

10 Nov

Thirty Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

7. 7.00pm


7.  7.00pm

Jim Eiffe (Month’s Memory)

Frank, Mary & Frankie Gorman

Geraldine O’Reilly

Michael Devine

1  9.00am

Alice, Jack & John Mannering

& deceased members of the family

Mal & Sadie Nolan

1  9.00am

Anthony & Mary O’Boyle

1 11.00am

Jim Simpson

John Mc Carthy

John O’Neill

1 11.00am

Matilda & Tim Burns & deceased members of the Burns & Sullivan families

Helen Reilly

1 12.15pm

Remembrance Sunday Mass

1 12.15pm

Sean McGrath (Month’s Memory)

Aggie & Anthony Donohoe

Seamus Ennis

Deceased members of the Oakley family

Danny Ryan


             Wednesday          Billy Kathleen & Liam Lynch  

             Saturday               Molly Devine   (Ratoath Manor Nursing Home 11.00am)   

       Remembrance Sunday- A reflection on death by Pope Francis

“We are all small and defenceless before the mystery of death. However, what a grace if at that moment we safeguard in our heart the little flame of faith! Jesus takes us by the hand, as he took Jarius’ daughter by the hand, and repeats once again: “Little girl, arise!”

I invite you now to close your eyes and think about that moment: of our death.

Each of us think about our own death, and imagine that moment that will come, when Jesus will take us by the hand and tell us: “Come, come with me, arise”.

Jesus himself will come to each of us and take us by the hand with his tenderness, his meekness, his love.

This is our hope in the face of death. For those who believe, it is a door thrust open wide; for those who doubt it is a glimmer of light that filters through an exit that is not quite completely closed.

But for all of us it will be a grace, when this light, of the encounter with Jesus, illuminates us.”


          Columbarium in the Parish Cemetery  - Niches for Purchase.
You may have noticed that we have erected a columbarium in the parish cemetery after the proposal was approved by the Parish Finance Committee.
A columbarium is a place for the interment of cremated remains.                         Initially we have erected a columbarium housing 30 niches. As a general rule each niche in the columbarium will have a maximum capacity of three urns (depending on the size of the urn).
Just as we would honour a person’s physical body by giving him/her a permanent resting place, so too we honour cremated remains by giving them a permanent resting place.  
The parish has devised a policy for the regulations that will govern the interment of cremated remains in Ratoath Parish Cemetery which will be made available to those who wish to purchase a niche. 
Ordinarily grave and niches can only be purchased on the death of a parishioner. However, at its recent meeting the parish finance committee decided that they would release a limited number of niches that can purchased in advance by parishioners. Anyone who is interested in purchasing a niche for their family should contact the parish office who will advise on the next step to be taken. This offer to pre-purchase a niche is for a limited time only.

Meath Alzheimer Cafe:  Wednesday 6th November from 7.00 - 9.00 p.m. in The Pastoral Centre, Dunshaughlin.  All families/carers and loved ones living with Alzheimer's Disease/Dementia are welcome to attend.  Guest speakers are Gayle Drury and Cathy O’Rafferty, Nurse/Managers at Whistlemount Day Centre, who will give a talk on ‘Dementia Care at Whistlemount Day Centre, Navan’. Tea/coffee and scones served.  Admission is free. Contact:  Day Centre at 046-9027007

St. Paul's National School is preparing for its Christmas Fair, which will take place on Sunday 1st December from 10:30am to 2.30pm. This is the school's biggest fundraiser and wouldn't be possible 


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