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Parish Bulletin 24 November 2019

Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath

             24 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.

We welcome Fiadh Doran, Fintan Doran, Sean Chukwuezi, Elliott Reilly, and Abnnika Sherry into the Christian Community. They were baptised recently.

November is the Month of the Holy Souls. 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.
A meeting of the Board of Management of Ratoath Senior National School will be held on Monday 25th November at 7.00pm in the Parish Pastoral Centre.
The Parish Liturgy Committee will meet on Tuesday 26th November at 8.00pm in the Parish Pastoral Centre.
A meeting of the Board of Management of Ratoath Junior National School will be held on Wednesday 27th November at 7.00pm in the Parish Pastoral Centre
A social evening will be held in the Parochial House on Thursday evening 29th November beginning at 8.00pm for all who distribute the parish envelopes, those who collect them and for those who take up the basket collection at the weekend Masses. We are most grateful to all for their support and work.
This weekend at the 7.00pm and 12.15pm Masses we welcome the boys and girls from Second Class who, as part of their “Do This in Memory of Me” programmes, are preparing for the sacraments of Confessions and Communion. We welcome them along with their parents.
Feast of Christ the King. There will be sung Vespers, exposition and benediction in the Cathedral of Christ the King, Mullingar this Sunday 24th November at 5.00pm.                           

24 Nov

The Feast of Christ the King

01 Dec

First Sunday of Advent

7. 7.00pm

John & Teresa McCann

Stephen Daly

Rosemary & Tom Wallace

John Mulvaney

Joe & Teesie Gorman

7.  7.00pm

Greg Campbell (Month Memory)

Ciaran Kilcline

Alan Rafferty

Frank & Anne O’Reilly

Patsy & Christy Reilly

1  9.00am

Paddy Regan

1  9.00am

Pauline Fox

Patrick Naughton

James Drummond

1 11.00am

Olive McCann

Deceased members of the Brennan family (Cabin Hill)

Michael Ryder

1 11.00am

Breege McIntyre (Months Memory)

Richard King & Bridget Wall

1 12.15pm

Mary White

1 12.15pm




Monday          Breege McIntyre & Pat Ryan  

Wednesday    Philip Byrne

Saturday        Mass in Ratoath Nursing Home 11.00am

           Reflection for the Feast of Christ the King by Pope Benedict XV1

The Gospel according to St Luke presents, as in a great painting, the kingship of Jesus at the moment of his crucifixion. The leaders of the people and the soldiers taunt “the first born of all creation” and put him to the test to see whether he has the power to save himself from death.

Yet precisely on the cross, Jesus is exalted to the very “height” of the God who is Love.

It is there that he can be “known”. Jesus gives us life because he gives us God. He can give God because he himself is one with God.

From the One who “is before all things, and in him all things hold together” the so called “Good Thief” straight away receives forgiveness and the joy of entering the Kingdom of Heaven...... Jesus from the throne of the Cross welcomes every human being with infinite mercy.


The diocesan advisors for Catechetics visited Ratoath Junior and Senior National Schools last week. On this Monday they will visit Rathbeggan NS and on Tuesday they will visit St Paul’s NS
Men's Retreat with Fr Mark Byrne, SOLT on Saturday 30th November from 10am-5pm, in Trim Parish Centre. Day includes: Holy Mass, Adoration,  Confession, Talks and Light Lunch €10. Booking Keith 0868899123.Organised by the Legion of Mary.

Distribution of Parish Envelopes: We are grateful to all who distribute the parish envelopes for us at the end of November and early December every year. We are looking for a number of volunteers who could be available to assist in the distribution of envelopes to a number of areas in the parish. If you can spare an hour for this work, please contact Maureen at the Parish Office.
Ratoath Parish Folk Group presents A Night of Music and Reflection in memory of Ronan Cahill on Thursday 19th December in the parish church at 8.00pm. Tickets €10 from the Parish Office or any member of the group. All proceeds in aid of Cystic Fibrosis, Ireland 

Ratoath Junior National School: Notice re enrolment of children for 2020/21.                            If you have a child or know of a child who is due to start school in the year 2020/21 and wishes to be considered for a place in Ratoath Junior National School The Parents/Guardians of the child should fill out and submit our "Notification of Enrolment Form " available on the school web site  or from the school office.

St. Paul's National School: Christmas Fair, on Sunday 1st December, from 10:30am to 2.30pm. Tickets for the Christmas Prize Draw on sale. Top prizes include a 43" LG Ultra HD TV (sponsored by Rockbrook Engineering), a €400 voucher from Des Kelly Interiors, a beauty hamper worth €400 from Mrs. Makeup, 3Arena premium tickets to any concert (sponsored by Vision Blue), Olympia panto tickets + dinner (sponsored by Event Medical Services), a Tayto Park Seasonal Pass for 4, an Ashbourne Home Center €200 voucher, and more. You can buy tickets now from any St. Paul's N.S. pupil or look out for ticket sellers at Centra on 23-24 November. The draw will take place on the day of the fair.

Support Cystic Fibrosis, Ireland. Coffee morning on Thursday 5th December from 11.00am to 1.00pm in Fitzgerald Hughes Estate Agents, Main Street, Ratoath

Meath Diocesan Pilgrimage to the Holy Land 2020 from October 13th to 22nd with direct flights from Dublin, led by Bishop Tom Deenihan, Bishop of Meath, with pilgrimage directors

Sr Consilio Rock and Father Gerry McCormack. Cost €1,850 incl direct flights, transfers, and half board in a four star hotels, coaching, entrance fees, and a full religious programme.

Booking with GTI Map Travel at 01 8434734 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Tel 8085201


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