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Parish Bulletin 6 May 2007

      Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath

6 May 2007


( 01 8256207


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Opening hours for the Parish Office: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday from 9.30am–



Congratulations to Alexander Rooney (Porterstown Lane), Zara Lynch (Milltree Park),

 Jonathan Hill (Milltree Park), John Clince (Tampa, Florida),  Fionn Heffernan (Woodlands), Cormack Tormey (Jamestown Park), Ciara Kearney (Somerville) and

Tadhg McClean (Moulden Bridge) who were baptised recently.





                                     Cemetery Sunday                                        


A reminder that Cemetery Sunday is on Sunday 27th May beginning with evening prayer for the dead at 5.00pm in the church, followed by rosary and blessing of the graves.


Envelope Collection for the week ending 22nd & 29th April €2,178.62.                                    Many thanks for your support and generosity.

First Communion                                                                                                                                   Three classes from Ratoath National School will make their First Communion next Saturday. There will be two ceremonies, one at 10.30am, and one at 12.30pm. On the following Saturday the remaining two classes from Ratoath and the class from Rathbeggan will make their First Communioin. Again there will two ceremonies  - 10.30and and 12.30pm.                                      We wish all the boys and girls and their families and friends every good wish and blessings for these days of celebration...

The Children’s Liturgy Committee will meet on Wednesday 9th May at 8.00pm in the Parish Resource Centre

A meeting of the Board of Management of Ratoath Junior National School will be held on Tuesday 8th May at 8.00pm in the Parish Resource Centre.

Meath Diocesan Choir resumes rehearsals shortly and is delighted to welcome all who wish to become a member of the choir. Rehearsals take place in Navan and Mullingar to facilitate both ends of the diocese. The choir is particularly interested in acquiring new men to its ranks. First rehearsal May 8th in St. Finian’s College Mullingar or May 14th in Dowdstown House, Navan at 8pm. For more information contact Phil at 01-6286931 or Marguerite at 01-8251009 after 6.30pm

6 May   

Fifth Sunday of Easter

13 May

Sixth Sunday of Easter


Angelo Whyte & Ann Reilly


Joseph Lawlor


James & Agnes Rooney &

Sr Martin




Sean Timmons &

John & Maura Harvey


Dan & Sarah Eiffe &

Thomas O’Flaherty


Bridget Colfer &

Bridget McIntyre & David Conmey


David Mulvaney





                                    Monday              In the Nursing Home at  11.00am                                      

Tuesday              Joan McAuliffe

                                    Wednesday         Deceased members of the McManus Family             

                                    Thursday            Deceased members of the Moran Family              

                                     Saturday            Ratoath First Communion Day




Coming to The Venue Theatre: On Fri 11th  and Sat 12th  May at 8.00pm,

Basement Productions present DA by Hugh Leonard and on Tues 15th  May "The Tinkers Curse" by The Livin' Dred Theatre Company and featuring Mary McEvoy. Tel: 6895600 for bookings.


MA in Management Community & Voluntary Services. Also MA in Leadership & Pastoral Care.  A taught Programme Validated by Dublin City University. Applications invited for September 2007. Completed applications must be submitted by Monday 14th May 2007. For more information contact All Hallows College, The Postgraduate Office tel 01 8520 756/ email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Ratoath Garden Club Annual Summer Outing Saturday 16th June 07 if you are interested in joining us on our trip to Co Wicklow visiting three gardens Lunch and evening meal. For more information tel Irene 086 8615080  or Maureen on 086 8436717


Dunshaughlin Community College: Now enrolling for full time post Leaving Cert Courses Fetac Level 5, commencing September 2007.


1.   Childcare (Including Module on Special Needs Assisting)

       2.  Applied Social Care (Community & Health Services)

            3.  Business Studies / Secretarial


·  Contact us for application form or general enquiry.

·  Fees information available upon request.

·  Students may be eligible for fee waiver and also grant assistance may be available.

·  Mature Students over 23 who do not hold a Leaving Certificate are welcome


For further details phone: 01 8259137   e mail  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it    Website:


Meath Adult Education Guidance Service: Dunboyne College of Further Education will be holding an Open Day on Wednesday, 16th May 07. All courses are open to mature students

(over 23) of all backgrounds. For further details contact the Information Officer, Eilis Coyne

at  046 9068249. Course details available on


MA in Leadership & Pastoral Care All Hallows College: Applications invited for September 2007. Entry requirements: A degree or professional qualification in nursing, social work, counselling & or related pastoral area. Completed applications must be submitted by Monday, 14th May with interviews taking place on Saturday 19th May 2007. Please contact The postgraduate Office Tel 01 8520756. Programme Director Kevin Egan tel 01 8520713 email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


'A new broom sweeps clean, but the old brush knows the corners' ~ Irish Proverb

Much money is spent on the purchase of new products. Cars are constantly evolving and changing. Televisions are now sleek and slim line. Mobile phones gave got smaller and smaller. The manufactures say that if they stay with exactly the same product their sales will collapse. Something new is always fresh and appealing.  But we also can't simply ignore what is old either.  No money can buy experience and the wisdom of simply having been there and learnt from all that's gone on before. Spirituality is also built from solid foundations. There is a deep and rich wisdom from all that has been passed on and at the same time there is an invitation to be open to all that's new and refreshing in our lives as well. Nourishing the spiritual side of lives is the best investment any of us can make in our lives.          

Thought For Today by Fr.James McSweeney    (








































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