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Parish Bulletin - 3rd September 2006

    Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath

3 September 2006


( 01 8256207


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Congratulations Sadhbh Kelly (Jamestown Park), Luke & Charlotte Hurley (Woodlands),

Amber Preston (Kentsfield), Conor Duffy (Woodland Manor),

Ella Clarke (Coill Beag) and Conor Shirley (Steeplechase Green) who were baptised recently.


The Parish Choir will resume rehearsals after their Summer break on this Tuesday evening,     5th September at 8.30pm. They meet every Tuesday evening at 8.30pm and sing at the 12.15pm Mass on Sundays and other important days in the year. New members are always welcome.

If you are interested, call the parish office or just come along on Tuesday nights.


Eucharistic Ministers and Readers: If you would be willing to serve as a Eucharistic Minister or Reader of the Word of God, we would be delighted to have you to assist us at our Masses.

If you are new to the parish and have served as a Eucharistic Minister or Reader in your pervious parish, why not join our parish group.

Please contact Fr. Gerry or Fr. Phil or ring the parish office or email us at the above address.


Eucharistic Adoration is on Wednesdays from 10.00am to 10.00pm in the Parish Church.


Envelope Collection for the week ending 20th & 27th August €2,143.95

Many thanks for your continued support and generosity.


A meeting of the Children’s Liturgy Committee will take place on Wednesday 6th September in the Parish Pastoral Centre at 8.00pm. We are looking for a few more adults to help with the Children’s Liturgy. If you are interested, please contact Fr. Gerry or Fr. Phil or ring the parish office or email us at the above address before Wednesday of this week.


Masses for Foreign Nationals will be celebrated in Ashbourne Church on

Sunday 10th September at 6.00pm in the Lithuanian Language;

Sunday 17th September at 8.00pm in Polish and on

Sunday 24th September at 4.00pm for the people from Kerala, India


A sum of money was found in the Parish Cemetery last Sunday afternoon. Owner can collect it from the parish office.


3 Sept

22nd  Sunday in Ordinary Time

10 Sept

23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time


Michael & Annie Walls


Martin & Kathleen Madden

& Edward Gannon


Alice & John Mannering


James, Rose & Peter Brennan

& Nan Cahill


James, Kate & John Donnelly


Michael & Patricia Reilly

& Maureen O’Driscoll


Jim McNally

& Aggie Walsh


Frances & Jack Durkin


                        Monday                  Kathleen Mc Burney

                        Tuesday                   Roger & Elizabeth Corcoran

                        Wednesday              James & Margaret O’Callaghan

                        Thursday                  Mass of Thanksgiving


The Official Opening of Ratoath Community Centre



The Official Opening of Ratoath Community Centre by President Mary McAleese will take place next Saturday 9th September.

The day will begin at 12.30pm with a children’s open air disco, face painting, traditional Irish music and many more activities. The President will arrive at 4.00pm and the day will end with an open air concert featuring Eamon Toal and Angela Shanny at 5.30pm.


Have you 2 or 3 hours to spare next Saturday 9th September for the official opening of Ratoath Community Centre?  We need 10 people to assist with catering in the Festival Marquee; 20 people for car park duties and 10 people to assist with marshalling duties. If you can help, please call to the Centre on Thursday evening at 8.00pm or phone 6895600.


Now booking at the Venue Theatre, Ratoath Community Centre, Sean O’Casey’s “Juno and the Paycock”, presented by Spiders Anklers Productions on 14th, 15th, 16th and 17th September.

Telephone Bookings: 6895600


Anyone interested in the After School Service in the Ratoath Community Centre, please contact Eilis or Aine on 01-6895600 for your application form.


Enrol now for Foundation Course in Counselling and Relationship. For further information on this course or programmes in spirituality contact: An Croi, Baltrasna, Ashbourne.

Phone 018352156 or e-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Ceili Dance Classes: Recommencing on Tuesday 5th September in the Gaelscoil na Cille (Irish School), Ashbourne, from 8.30pm-10.00pm All Welcome. For more details Tel 086 8048922


An Open Evening will take place in the Institute of Technology Blanchardstown on

Thursday 7th September from 4.00pm to 8.00pm. ITB offer a range of full-time and part-time courses by day, evening and distance learning. For any immediate queries phone 8851023


Ratoath Parent & Toddler group is recommencing on Monday 4th September between

10.00 am and 12 noon in Ratoath Community Centre. The group will now meet on Monday & Thursday mornings. All parents/carers with pre school children are very welcome.


The Academy & Agency of Performing Arts is calling boys and girls aged 3-20 years interested in Dance, Drama and Singing to join us in the Community Centre every Saturday.

Fun and inspiring classes are provided in a professional environment where students can build confidence and develop as individuals. Students are encouraged to do Acting & Singing examinations with R.I.A.M. and L.A.M.D.A. but they are not compulsory. Credits to date include the Late Late Toy Show 2004 & 2005, The Den RTE, Dublin St. Patrick’s Parade, with many students taking part in professional productions and our yearly shows.
The forthcoming term runs from Saturday 16th  Sept – 16th  Dec and due to limited numbers per class, we recommend that you book a place in advance by calling us on 046 94 36324

or 086 8304747 or email us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
Alternatively, come along to our Award Ceremony on Sunday 3rd September at 4.00pm in

The Theatre at Ratoath Community Centre with Mick Lally and Eamon Toal or see us entertain her Excellency Mary McAleese at 3.30pm on Saturday 9th September in The Theatre at Ratoath Community Centre.


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