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Parish Bulletin 16th February 2020

Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath

               16 February 2020


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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.

At the 9.45am Masses on Tuesday 18th and Wednesday 19th we welcome the grandparents of the pupils of St Paul’s National School to our Masses, before they go to visit the school and meet the staff and pupils. The student’s council will participate in the Masses and they will be assisted by a choir from the school. We look forward to welcoming all the grandparents to these Masses.

For the intention of Pope Francis. Each year, the Holy Father asks for our prayers for a specific intention each month. You are invited to answer the Holy Father's request and to join with many people worldwide in praying for this intention each month. 

His intention for the month of February is that the cries of our migrant brothers and sisters, victims of criminal trafficking, may be heard and considered.

Next Sunday is a blue offering day

Envelope Collection for the week ending 2nd & 9th February €2,499.81

Standing Orders for January €4,249.16

Many thanks for your continued support and generosity.

Bishop Deenihan has invited the Rosminians to visit the parishes of the Diocese of Meath to give this year’s annual appeal on behalf of the Irish Missionary Union. We welcome a member of the Rosminian missions to speak at all our Masses next weekend. They will speak on their missionary pastoral involvement with the poor in the area of education, mother and child healthcare, social and rural development, water projects, leprosy victims etc in mostly rural areas in Tanzania (East Africa).

Launch of Ríocht na Midhe 2020 on Wednesday 19th February – 7.30pm followed by Lecture – “The Discovery of the medieval Monastic Site at Beamore, Co Meath, 2019”   Geraldine Stout (MRIA).

Venue: Ardboyne Hotel, Navan. Reception and book fair – members and guests: 6.30pm-7.30pm




16 Feb

Sixth Sunday in Ordinary

23 Feb

Seventh Sunday in Ordinary

7. 7.00pm

Michael & John Shevlin

7.  7.00pm

David Lynch

Maureen Cooney

Margaret Hynes

1  9.00am


1  9.00am


1 11.00am

Claire Butler

Renata Munnelly

Special Intention

1 11.00am

Robert & Annie Jackson

Maureen Byrne

1 12.15pm

Damian Corr

Jane & Nora Reilly

Michael & Bridget Carey

Marie Dempsey

1 12.15pm

Jim Brady




          Monday                      Deceased members of the Maher and Kinsella family       

          Wednesday                  Mary Power    

         Thursday                      Bridget & Michael Cleary 

          Friday                           Special Intention   

   Saturday                     11.00am in Ratoath Manor Nursing Home


Sweet Memories Dementia Choir: Commencing 3rd March, led by Angie Lynch, choir director. It is being facilitated through the Occupational Therapy Department HSE Longford/Westmeath and the Alzheimer’s society Longford/Westmeath. The choir will take place in Mullingar Arts centre, Mullingar

on Tuesdays from 1 to 2.15 pm. Free to attend and all singing capabilities welcome.  The choir is for people with Dementia/Alzheimers and their families/carers. Contact Emer Donohoe Occupational Therapist HSE 086 6076879 or Dr. Orla Dolan, Occupational Therapist HSE 086 0281584

Vocations Information Day : St Mary's Church, Navan on 5th April. The Diocese will hold a vocations information day on Palm Sunday in St. Mary's Church, Navan. If you have been considering the priesthood this is an opportunity for you to find out more about what priesthood entails, about seminary studies; and a chance to explore God's call to priesthood in a deeper way.  Begins at 1pm with the Mass for Palm Sunday in the Parish Church. For information please contact Fr Shane Crombie This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Ratoath Active Age group meeting on Friday 21st February in the Community Centre at 11.00am. 
All Welcome

The Venue Players present The Beauty Queen of Leenane by Martin McDonagh at The Venue Theatre, Ratoath, on the Thursday 20th, Friday 21st and Saturday 22nd February at 8pm (over 16s).  Tickets available from or direct from Box Office at the Community Centre

Do You Have Type 2 Diabetes HSE Led – Diabetes Education Course called ‘Desmond’ for all patients with Type 2 Diabetes will be starting in Dunshaughlin Health Centre in February 2020.

Free course that runs for 2 x half days (3 hours each session).  Please contact Joanne on 041 6860766

GAA Lotto results....nos drawn: 14,16,22,26.   No Jackpot winner.

€50 winners: Timmy Riordan & Ann Tormey. Draw in Auld Stand on Monday 17th February 

Dunshaughlin and District Historical Society: On 24th February at 7.30pm in Dunshaughlin Library. Pat Murphy presents "The Asgard" - the life of this famous yacht in Irish history from her launch in 1905 to her preservation today in Collins Barracks Museum.


“If your virtue goes no deeper than of the scribes and Pharisees, you will never get into

the kingdom of heaven”

You can do the right things for the wrong reason, like going to Mass to be seen there, or to avoid God’s displeasure, like helping someone in school to look well for a teacher - and then our virtue is no deeper than a hypocrite’s. We are people of mixed motivations, and God wants our goodness to be sincere. In the intentions of the heart, God is pleased, wanting our lives to be lived in love.

The smallest help to another done from love is worth more than the biggest done to get approval; that’s what Jesus meant when he praised the poor woman who gave away a small amount – all she had; and what it means is that God never asks more than we can give.And we can give everything away, even our bodies in death, but if we have no love, it means nothing at all. And what could look less than the piece of bread at Mass? but this is  God giving all of himself to us.

                                          We ask for the gift of sincerity


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