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Parish Bulletin 12th August 2007


   Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath

12 August 2007

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Opening hours for the Parish Office: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday from 9.30am– 4.00pm


Help needed….

New Eucharistic Ministers and Readers. Over the next few weeks, we are looking for new Eucharistic Ministers and Readers for our parish, to complement our existing Eucharistic Ministers and Readers. If you are interested in either of these ministries, please ring the parish office or let Fr. Gerry or Fr. Patrick know.


Baptism: We are hoping to introduce a baptismal programme for parents who wish to have their child baptised in our church. This programme is now the norm in most parishes. As a first step we need the assistance of a number of parishioners who would be willing to present the programme. You don’t have to be an expert, as you will be given the necessary training. The programme will run once a month and those who volunteer to run the programme will be asked to present the baptismal programme only a few times during the year.

Children’s Choir:

We are hoping to introduce a children’s choir in the Autumn. It is proposed that the choir will sing at the Vigil Mass on every second Saturdays. They will alternate with the  Parish Folk Group. We are looking for a number of people who would be willing to prepare the choir and direct them at the Mass. If you are interested in helping with the children’s choir, please ring the parish office or let Fr. Gerry or Fr. Patrick know.

Parish Choir: The parish choir will be resuming their practices in September after their Summer recess. They practice in the Parish Pastoral Centre on Tuesday nights at 8.30pm and they sing at the 12.15pm Mass on Sunday and at major liturgical occasions.

New members are always welcome and if you are interested please ring the parish office or let

Fr. Gerry or Fr. Patrick know.


Congratulations to Conor Cleary (Tyrrellstown), Ben Mulvaney Mannering (The Village Centre), Aidan Clarke (Jamestown Park), Laura Kinsella (Meadowbank Hill), James O’Hara (Woodlands) and Harry Glackin ( Meadowdank Hill) who were baptised recently.

Wednesday is the feast of the Assumption of Our Lady.  It is a holy day of obligation.

The Vigil Mass is at 7.00pm on Tuesday and the Masses on the 15th are at 9.00am and 11.00am.


12 Aug  

Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

19 Aug

Twentieth  Sunday in Ordinary Time

Vigil 7.00pm

Bridget Whiteson



Mary & Joseph Elliott



Frank & Mary Walsh


John, Jane & Christy Mulvaney


Betty & Jimmy Mannering

& Bridget Murray


Paddy O’Connor

& Maria O’Connor Howard


Christopher Donnelly

& Maureen & Michael O’Driscoll

& Seamus & Pete Middleton


Joan & Jerry Keating

& Paddy Everard

& Eilish Everard (Month’s Mind)




Monday          Golden Jubilee of Sister Mary Fallon      Tuesday         Golden Jubilee of Sister Mary Fallon

Wednesday      Gerry Smyth (9.00am)                            Friday             Fintan Purcell (Month’s Mind)

Saturday           Birthday Remembrance (11.00am)

Feast of the Assumption of Our Lady    -   Wednesday


Mary’s Summertime feast

expands our vision from earth to heaven,

from time to eternity, from the human to the divine;

as she is now in heaven,

our sure hope is that one day we shall this vision:

to see God face to face, to live in the circle of love which never ends,

to be alive in the light of joy that never fades.


This feast today lifts our eyes beyond smoky cities,

to the new and eternal city of God,

attunes our ears beyond any strident cry,

to the silent music of the world’s creator,

puts us in touch with the fragrance of God

and the touch of the father of the world,

gentle, healing, making whole.

This feast today

reminds us all of our immense dignity as children of God,

a dignity that lasts beyond this life

into the joy and the light of eternity.


We lift our eyes this day

and see the dignity of the one who has gone before us:

Mary, mother of Jesus, Mary mother of God.


We welcome Rev. James Crofton to our parish. James is from the parish of Dunboyne and will be ordained to the priesthood by Bishop Smith for the Diocese of Meath on 30th September.

James, who attended the Irish College in Rome, will be with us for the next number of weeks before he is ordained. We hope you will give him a warm welcome and pray for him as he prepares for his ordination day in September.


Standing Orders for July €7,014.17. Many thanks for your continued support and generosity.


County Meath V.E.C. are organising two workshops for students and  their parents to give assistance on completion of their 3rd level grant application forms for 2008 academic year, and outlining  what documentation should be submitted with them.  Workshops will be held at the VEC head office Abbey Road, Navan Co Meath. On Tuesday 21st August 11.00am-12.30pm and Wednesday evening 22nd August 7.00pm-9.00pm. please confirm your attendance by ringing 046 906 8296 / 906 8228


Ratoath Musical Society, auditions for ‘Oliver!’ on Sunday 26th August. Seeking teenagers and adults in particular. Details and registration at 085- 1608552/ 085-1608587 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Ratoath College: Uniform Sale on Tuesday 14th and Tuesday 21st August at 10.00am will take place in Fairyhouse Racecourse and not Jamestown as previously advised. The school jacket for incoming first years will not be available until after 1st September.

































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