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Parish Bulletin 10 December 2006

      Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath

10 December 2006


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Congratulations to Cecily Hayes (Glebe Park) and Patrick White (Somerville) who were baptised recently.


Please pray for Angela Walsh (Woodlands) who died during the week. May she rest in peace



                        Dates for your diary …                                    


v    The Christmas Penitential Service for Christmas will take place on next Sunday 17th December at 8.00pm


v    The Diocesan Choir will lead us in a Carol Service on Tuesday 19th December at 7.30pm. This is the first time that the choir has come to Ratoath Church and they will be joined by pupils of Ratoath Junior and Senior National Schools, for a number of the carols.                           


v    There will be a parish mission next February, including a two week school based programme for the primary schools; home visitation; and a five day church-based mission. What should it be included? What should the mission be called? What do you want from a mission? All suggestions will be welcomed. Please let us know in the next few weeks.


A meeting of the Board of Management of Ratoath Senior National School will take place in the Parish Resource Centre on Tuesday 12th December at 8.00pm


Envelope Collection for week ending 19th & 26th November & 3rd December €3,017.56

Standing Orders for November €5,757.60

Many thanks for your continued support and generosity.


Christmas Youth 2000 Retreat. A National Youth Christmas Retreat for young people

aged 16-35 takes place at St Paul’s girls secondary school, Greenhills, Dublin from

Friday 15th to Sunday 17th December. For more information ring Paul on 087 8375680

or Youth 2000 Office on 01 6753690.  


Missionaries of the Sacred Heart can recycle used mobile phones to support their work in the Third World countries. Phones with batteries (no chargers) and also empty inkjet cartridges can be posted to Mobile Phone Recycling, P.O. 23, Western Road Cork.




 10 Dec

Second Sunday of Advent

 17 Dec

Third Sunday of Advent


Eileen Brady

& Frank, Mary & Frankie Gorman


Maura McLoughlin

& Peter & Mary Moore

& David Mulvaney


Nan & Michael Killian


Raymond, Tennie & Patrick Brennan


Kathleen & Billy Lynch


Bridget & Joseph Gallagher

Winnie & Michael Mahon



Sean Eiffe

& James & Mary Monahan


Eddie Smith & Maggie Donnelly

& Con Colfer (Month’s Mind)








   Prepare the Way.


Everything we do can prepare the way for God

For God makes his home among us,

and Jesus is born to dwell within each of us .


In love and in friendship, there is the meeting place

of God and people, as in the love and the promise of Mary

there was the space for God to become one of us.


In our human love we prepare the way for the love of God,

in our human forgiveness we prepare the way for the

forgiveness of God,

in our human compassion we prepare the way

for the compassion of God.


Our human work for the betterment of people prepares

the way for the justice of God, and

our human way of reconciliation for the grace of

reconciliation of God for his people.


In love, forgiveness and compassion

we are sharing in the very life of God.

Without our co-operation, there can be no justice of God,

no reconciliation of God, no speaking of the word of God,

for without our voice the word of God is silent.




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

The following meeting will be held in the Community Centre on Wednesday 20th December at 10.30am We are also holding a raffle to raise funds for the support group. Tickets will be sold at the Christmas Fair in the Community Centre on the 10th December and the draw will take place on the day. If you would like to know any more about the group, please contact Doreen on 8257902 or Lisa Gannon on 086 8726983


Christmas Fair will be held in the Community Centre on this Sunday10th December from 2.00pm. Wheel of Fortune and sale of local crafts. Santa will arrive at 5.00pm to switch on the Christmas tree lights.

St Paul’s National School Cake Sale starting at 11.30am in the centre.

Ratoath Garden Club Christmas Gala Floral Display by Carol English, Farmleigh House will be held in the GAA clubhouse on Monday 11th December at 8.00pm. Non members €10.00.



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