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Parish Bulletin 8 October 2006

     Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath

8 October 2006


( 01 8256207


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Please pray for Dave McKinney (Growtown), for Enda Mulvey (Mullingar) father of Marie O’Neill (Clonkeen), for Chris Corrigan (Ballaghaderren) brother of Patsy Boyle (The Commons) and for Tommy McLoughlin (Essex) brother of Sheila Farrell (Mullinam Lane) and of Patricia Barker (Fairyhouse Road) who died during the week. May they rest in peace.


A meeting of the Board of Management of Ratoath Junior National School will take place on Monday 9th October at 8.00pm in the Parish Resource Centre.


The AGM of the Parents Association of Ratoath Junior and Senior National School will take place on Wednesday 11th October at 8.000pm in the Senior School.


The Hospice Coffee morning held recently in the Community Centre raised €4,000.58.

Money raised was sent to Meath Palliative Care. Many thanks to all who supported the day.


Dowdstown House, Dalgan Park, Navan. For details of the 2006-07 Programme,

phone 046-9021407 or email  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Courses offered in Faith Development; Spirituality; Family; Healing Programmes

and Training for Voluntary Workers.


Mass in Polish language in Ashbourne Parish Church on Sunday 15th October at 8.00pm


Meath VEC Adult Education Centre: 8 weeks basic maths and spelling course for adults who would like to improve their maths and /or literacy skills. For more information ring 01 8011787. All calls are confidential.


Ratoath Community Support Group:(supporting parents of children with special needs)

Will meet on Tuesday 3rd October at 8.00pm in the Community Centre. If you would like to know more about the group, contact Doreen on 01 8257902 or Lisa Gannon on 086  872 6983


Ratoath Athletic Club would like to thank everyone who was so generous in supporting the recent Church Gate Collection.

Indoor training on Tuesday nights at the Ratoath Community Centre from 7-8pm.

If any ex-members have a Ratoath A.C. singlet tucked away in the bottom of a drawer, they could hand them in to the hall at the above time. No questions asked!


English as a Second Language. Classes will commence in October in the Ratoath Community Centre. Course duration will be eight weeks. Contact Angela at 086 857 5988


Ratoath ICA wish to thank The Irish Society for Autism, guest speakers, members of the guild and the Ratoath Community Centre for making last Tuesdays “Information Evening on Autism” so successful.


Badminton Club: Have a game in Dunshaughlin Community Centre on Wednesdays

9.00pm -11.00pm.For information ring 086 8929617


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                        Pied Beauty


Glory be to God for dappled things –

For skies of couple-colour as a brinded cow;

For rose-moles all in stipple upon trout that swim;

Fresh-firecoal chestnut-falls; finches wings;

Landscape-plotted and pierced - fold, fallow and plough;

And all trades, their gear and tackle and trim.


All things country original, spare, strange;

Whatever is fickle, freckled ( who knows how?)

With swift, slow; sweet, sour; adazzle, dim;

He fathers-forth whose beauty is past change:

                        Praise Him.


                                                                             Gerald Manley Hopkins (1844 –1889)


                      Thought for today,

I believe that God loves each one of us without condition, no matter what we ever do or say or think or feel.'         ~Nina Herrmann

A farmer placed a weathercock inscribed with the sentence, “God is love” on the top of his barn. One day a traveller noticing the weathercock, stopped to look and with a smirk on his face asked the farmer: “Do you think that God's love can change so lightly like the wind vane you've got up there?” The farmer shook his head and replied: “No my friend. That is meant to show that whichever way the wind blows, ‘God is love'.” For all of us life is constantly changing and turning. In the middle of all of life's changes and in the middle of all of life's ups and downs, God's love for us is always constant. We are free to accept that love, reject it or go it alone. But for those who choose to accept that love, the benefits are great.                         From


8 Oct

27th   Sunday in Ordinary Time

 15 Oct

28th  Sunday in Ordinary Time


Charles & Elizabeth Keogh

& John Padian


Christy Donnelly

& Pete Murray (Month’s Mind)


Anthony & Michael Gaughan




Gretta Butterly


Teresa McCann


Noreen Ni Chriostai


Eamonn & Mary White & Deceased Members of the White Family.



Friday              Micheal O’Griofa                                        Saturday          Michael McIntyre























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