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Parish Bulletin 26th August 2007



   Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath

26 August 2007

( 01 8256207

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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. We are looking for new Eucharistic Ministers and Readers for our parish, to complement our existing Eucharistic Ministers and Readers. If 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 shortly 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 Matthew Crossan (Steeplechase Wood), Emily Shine (Fox Lodge Manor),

Fynn McCordick (Steeplechase Hill), Lauren Wills (Foxbrook) and

Kenzie Cromwell (Leigh Valley) who were baptised recently.


Please pray for Ann Welsh (Belmullet) sister of Peter, Willie, John and Michael Carey (Ratoath) who died during the week. May she rest in peace.


Please keep Rev. James Crofton in your prayers as he approaches his ordination day on 30th September. He will be with us for the next number of weeks before he is ordained.


26  Aug  

21st Sunday in Ordinary Time

2 Sept

22nd  Sunday in Ordinary Time

Vigil 7.00pm

Agnes O’Hare

& James Reilly



Kathleen & Martin Madden

Frank Monahan &

Jackie O’ Sullivan (Month’s Mind)


Michael & Annie Walls


James, Rose & Peter Brennan

& Ann Cahill


Mary Carey 1st Anniversary

& Sean O’Carroll


James, Kate, John & James Jr. Donnelly

& Conor Fogarty (Month’s Mind)


Jacqueline Mannering


Aggie Walsh

& Margaret Everard (Month’s Mind)




Tuesday           Special Intention                             Thursday         Pat and Minnie Reynolds                           




Ratoath Parish Altar Society:  Fund Raising Coffee Event at all Masses next weekend

(1st /2nd September) in the Parish Resource Centre. Cake Sale, Bric a Brac, Raffle.

There will be a Knit In after the 12.15pm Mass. 


A once off opportunity to participate in All Hallows “Pathways” course in Emmaus Retreat Centre. Have you ever thought about exploring your faith.. or wished you could broaden your understanding of your faith…or found yourself longing to search for some kind of deeper meaning in a life. Best of all there are no exams on this course, no written work. Just come along and enjoy! For more information contact the Pathways Office, All Hallows College at 8373745


The Priory Institute: You can study theology, either for its own sake or for a degree, from the comfort of your own home! The Dominicans in Tallaght are offering a full programme through  distance learning-following the method of the Open University consisting of fifteen week modules and supported by a network of centres around the country. For further information  contact, The Priory Institute, Tallaght Village, Dublin 24. Tel 01 404 8127 email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Maryvale Institute Birmingham are offering part time and studied courses from home with support of study days in Catechesis, Theology, and Scriptural Studies, eg Ministry to the Sick, a course from home carers, hospital visitors and all who minister to the sick, a certificate in New Testament Studies. Affordable course fees. Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Stalla Maris Retreat Centre, Carrickbrack Road, Baily, Howth. Various retreats and events are offered throughout the year for people to come away and take some time out for themselves to nourish the soul and renew the spirit. Tel  01 8322228. email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Happy Days Playschool at Ratoath Community Centre will begin an afternoon session

(1.00pm to 3.30pm) for pre-school children from late September. For further details contact Deirdre Carroll on 6895600


Dunshaughlin Community College: Microsoft School of the Future

Now enrolling for Full Time Post Leaving Cert Courses. All Courses are Fetac Level 5

Childcare (Including Module on Special Needs Assisting) / Applied Social Care (Community & Health Services) / Business Studies / Secretarial. Commencing September 2007

Fees information available upon request. Students may be eligible for fee waiver and grant assistance may be available. Mature Students over 23 who do not hold a Leaving Certificate are welcome. For details phone: 01 8259137   e mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it    Website:


Rucking and Mauling back in Ratoath RFC

Rugby will return to Ratoath, after the summer break and training will resume at our Curragha Rd grounds on the Saturday 1st  September.  All are welcomed existing, new members and unregistered players to come and take part.  Please wear appropriate clothing and gum shields are compulsory.  No experience is necessary as full training will be given by experienced coaches. All coaches adhere to the code of ethics as outlined by the IRFU. Training starts at 12.15 and finishes at 1.30.  Please visit our website for further information .


Dundalk I.T. Daily bus service from Ratoath to Dundalk I.T. resuming in September. Booking essential. Contact Val Russell Coaches on 042 9667276.


Ladies Health and Fitness Class: 8 week programme suitable for beginners. Aerobic Class and Healthy Eating talk each week. Run by experienced Personal Trainer. Starts Monday 10th Sept at Ratoath GAA Clubhouse, 7.15pm 8.30pm. Places Limited. For Booking contact Mary Tel

086 239 1987 or


Meath Archaeological & Historical Society. "The Vernacular Buildings of Meath" by Ms. Jill Chadwick - Conservation Officer on Tuesday 28th Aug at 8pm. Br na Boinn Interpretative Centre






















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