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26 January 2020

Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath

              26 January 2020


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 Erin Brick, Tom Everard, Lucas O’Brien, James van de Burg, Kevin and Calvin Ducie                                into the Christian community. They were baptised recently.

Please pray for the repose of the soul Kevin Walsh (Charelstown Co Mayo) father of Cathal Walsh (Porterstown Lane) who died during the week. May he rest in peace.

This weekend at the 7.00pm and 12.15pm Masses we welcome the boys and girls of Sixth Class who are preparing for Confirmation.  At these Masses they will present their formal applications for the sacrament in March.

There will be a celebration of blessing of Candles and sung Vespers in the Cathedral in Mullingar on Sunday February 2nd at 4pm with the Bishop and Religious of the Diocese. 

All are welcome to this celebration which marks the Day for Consecrated Life and the contribution of religious to our Diocese. 

The reflection will be given by Mother Marie OCSO, the Abbess of Glencairn Abbey.

Rathbeggan National School enrolling now for Sept 2020. Visit our website or call 018259891 for further details



26 Jan

 Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

2 Feb

Presentation of the Lord

7. 7.00pm

Esme Browne

Jack & Lucy Browne

Maurice Keogh

Noel & Theresa Scally

Packie, Francis & Katie O’Brien

Nina Madden

John Redmond

Patrick & Mary Morgan & the deceased members of the Morgan family

7.  7.00pm


1  9.00am


1  9.00am

Eugene & Ronnie Brannigan

1 11.00am

Edward McKeown

1 11.00am

Briege Connolly (Months Memory)

Michael Eiffe

1 12.15pm

Luc & Juliette Dehene

Michael & John Flinter & the deceased members of the family

Pauline Lynch & deceased members of

the Lynch & Cundell family

Christy Crowley

1 12.15pm

Fergus Haverty

Catherine Williams

Martin Kerrigan




        Monday           Mary & Joe Geraghty                     Tuesday      Special Intention  

        Wednesday     Special Intention & Michael, Elizabeth & John Mulvaney; Christy & Patsy Smith;

                              Anna & Frank O’Reilly                    

        Friday             Mary Cox and Maureen O’Connell   

        Saturday          June Barry (Mass at 11.00am in Ratoath Manor Nursing Home)

Catholic Schools Week 2020 will be celebrated from Sunday 26 January – Sunday 1 February on the theme ‘Catholic Schools: Living in Harmony with God’s Creation’. During Catholic Schools Week families, parishes and schools, are invited to participate in a week of celebration of Catholic schools and on their contribution to the common good of our society. 

Commenting on this year’s theme Father Paul Connell, Secretary of the Bishops’ Council for Education, said,

“The theme for Catholic Schools Week this year encourages us to see that we all have a responsibility to care for the earth, not just for our own future, but for the future of every one of God’s creatures.  In 2015, Pope Francis’ wrote his encyclical Laudato Si’, which was the basis of Catholic Schools Week in 2017.  This year, we re-echo the messages of that encyclical.  

In Laudato Si’ Pope Francis has very clearly delivered the message to people all over the world about the need for all of us to care for our common home.  Pope Francis challenges us to look at our lifestyles.  He asks for justice and equality, as it is clear that climate change is creating a huge amount of suffering and impacting the poorest of the poor in our world; the very people who did least to cause this situation.  The hope of Catholic Schools Week 2020 is that we realise how powerful each and every one of us is and that even the smallest changes can have the biggest impact.”


Legion of Mary : Alfie Lambe was born in Tullamore on 26th June 1932. He died as a Legion of Mary Envoy in Buenos Aires, Argentina on 21st January 1959 after less than six years of very active and fruitful work in many of the counties of South America. There is a special Mass to commemorate the death of the Servant of God, Alfie Lambe in Trim on Sunday 2nd February at 11.00am. All welcome.

The National Centre for Liturgy, in association with St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth offers a short course for people who wish actively to support the Liturgy and public prayer in their parishes. This course takes place over12 weeks between February and May 2020, and is comprised of a number of modules, any combination of which may be taken. The course meets on Tuesdays and Wednesdays with modules from 10.00am to 12noon and from 2.00pm to 4.00pm. There is a daily Eucharist at 12.05pm each day. Phone 01-7083478 or visit or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Episode 70 of Faithcast features an interview with Miriam McCabe on Catholic Schools Week 2020. Miriam is a Teacher and Principal. She is currently on secondment to the CPSMA and is one of the writing team for this year’s CSW resources.

The faith news this week features the pastoral letter from Bishop Dermot Farrell entitled Opening the Way to the Scriptures; Archbishop Michael Neary to lead a pilgrimage from Knock Shrine to Rome to participate in the Papal Mass for Sunday of the Word of God; a new audio Thought for the Day series for Catholic Schools Week 2020; Pope Francis’ comments on Christian hospitality as the theme of this year’s Week of Prayer for Christian Unity; and the publication of the February issue of Intercom magazine. You can listen to the weekly faith podcast, Faithcast on

Irish Dancing Classes are held every Tuesday in The Venue at 4pm.  Fully qualified teachers - Garda vetted. Competitive and Non-Competitive classes.  Email:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or just come along

Ratoath College Uniform: Fitting for girls takes place in Blondelles on Monday 3rd to Saturday 7th March & for the boys Monday 9th to Saturday 13th March. Current students can order uniforms at this time. Phone Kathleen 01 8257711

GAA Lotto results....nos drawn: 15,19,23,24 No Jackpot winner.

€50 winners:  Charlie McCabe & É.O'Toole....Draw in Ratoath Inn on Monday 27th January.

Ratoath GAA  3K and 5K Walking Groups will start at the Clubhouse each Monday and Thursday evening at 7pm for the next 4 weeks beginning this Monday 27th January. All welcome to come out and walk with us. Please bring a High Vis vest.

The Community Grant Scheme and the Community Amenity Project Scheme for 2020 is now open for applications. Further details and the application form can be obtained from our website: 


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