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Parish Bulletin 2nd September 2007



   Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath

2 September 2007

( 01 8256207

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


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 introducing a baptismal programme for parents who wish to have their child baptised in our church. This programme is now the norm in most parishes. We need 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 it  will be asked to present the programme a few times during the year.


Congratulations to Elana Talbot (Meadowbank Hill), Saul Harris (Coill Beag),                

Jacob Carberry (Bective) and William Brady (The Old Mill) who were baptised recently.


Please pray for Marion Woods (Monaghan) niece of Ann O’Malley (Mruigtuaithe) who died during the week. May she rest in peace.


The sick and the housebound will be attended to in their homes on Thursday and Friday.



2 Sept 

22nd  Sunday in Ordinary Time

9 Sept

23rd  Sunday in Ordinary Time

Vigil 7.00pm

Kathleen & Martin Madden

Frank Monahan & Jackie O’ Sullivan



Jim McNally and deceased members of the O’Neill and McNally family.


James, Rose & Peter Brennan

& Ann Cahill


Edward Gannon


James, Kate, John & James Jr. Donnelly

& Conor Fogarty (Month’s Mind)


Michael & Patrick Reilly


Aggie Walsh & Margaret Everard


John Kavanagh & Connie Keating




Tuesday     Special Intention                                         Wednesday  Roger & Elizabeth Corcoran                            

Friday       Mass for the Parish List of the Dead.           Saturday      No morning Mass in the Nursing Home                      


Children’s choir Registration.

We are starting up a children’s choir this month. Children from second class and upwards are welcome to join. For practical reasons we have to limit the choir. The first 35 children to register will be accepted and others will be placed on a waiting list. If your child is interested in joining the choir, please phone the parish office in the next few days.

The choir will sing at the Vigil Mass on every second Saturday. Rehearsals will take place on Wednesday evenings from 7pm to 8pm in the Church, beginning on Wednesday 19th September.


The parish choir will resume their practice in the Parish Pastoral Centre on Tuesday nights at 8.30pm beginning on this Tuesday 4th September. They sing at the 12.15pm Mass on Sunday and at major liturgical occasions. New members are welcome to come along and join.


The Children’s Liturgy Committee meet on Wed (5th) at 8.00pm in the Parish Pastoral Centre.


Envelope Collection for the week ending 19th & 26th August €1,817.47 Many thanks.


The Pro Life Trust thank all who contributed to their Church gate collection which raised €928.2



Ratoath Parish Altar Society:  Fund Raising Coffee Event at all Masses this weekend in the Parish Pastoral Centre. Cake Sale, Bric a Brac, Raffle. A Knit In after the 12.15pm Mass. 


Fr Patrick in Ethiopia.


Fr Patrick is joining 12 priests from Ireland, England, Wales and Scotland to visit Ethiopia to join the country’s Millennium celebrations and to take part in the renowned Great Ethiopian Run on Sept 9th, the brainchild of Ethiopian Olympic gold medallists Haile Gebreselassie.

During the visit, each priest will be placed with a local priest for four or five days. The priests’ trip is being arranged by the Catholic agencies of their respective countries (Trocaire in Ireland) and is designed to allow them to visit the local Church communities. During their stay, they will see how Ethiopian people face the challenges of earning a living, protecting their environment, living with HIV and strengthening local organisations to better influence government.

The priests will be in Ethiopia for one of the country’s most exciting celebrations on September 12th next – the Millennium. The date for Ethiopia’s millennium originates from an older calendar that divides the year into 13 months. As a result Ethiopian dates fall between seven and eight years after the Western calendar. We wish Fr. Patrick every blessing and good wish on his visit.



A Public Information Open Day will be held in Ratoath Community Centre from 12noon to 4.00pm on Sunday 9th Sept. This is an opportunity for local clubs and associations to advertise their activity to the wider community of Ratoath. Phone the Community Centre on 6895600.


A fund raising quiz in aid of the Guide Dogs of the Blind on Friday 7th Sept at 9pm in the  GAA Clubhouse (75 km walk in the West). All welcome. Details, contact Ger O’Byrne on 0874194818.


Ratoath GAA: Coaching recommences on Saturday 8th Sept at 10am in Brownstown for boys under 6, 7 and 8.


Happy Days Playschool at Ratoath Community Centre begins an afternoon session (1.00pm to 3.30pm) for pre-school children from late Sept. For details contact Deirdre Carroll on 6895600


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 Mon 10th Sept at Ratoath GAA Clubhouse, 7.15pm. For Booking ring Mary 086 239 1987 or


Kathryn Smith Academy of Singing and Theatre at Ratoath GAA Clubhouse Brownstown. All singing grades to Diploma level including Musical Theatre Grades, through the Leinster school of Music & Drama. Tel 01 6303062 / 087 251 9771



The 'REEL' deal in keeping Fit this Autumn and Winter. Adult Irish dancing classes commencing Mid September in Dunshaughlin and Ratoath. Cardio, stretching and basic Irish Dance taught from beginner level. All adults welcome and anyone over the age of 16. Course Instructors are Marcus Maloney TCRG and Laura Mulligan TCRG, both members of Riverdance. Contact Marcus on 086 3168792 or Laura on 086 8841239 for more details.


Ratoath Senior Citizens Autumn Party in Tattersalls: If you are new to the parish and would like to join us this year will you please give your name and address to Ann Brady  tel 01 8256150


The Foroige Youth Club has been running successfully in Ratoath for 3 years catering for teenagers from 13-18 years. We are looking for adult volunteers to join us on one evening a week. Training will be provided. Contact Roseina on 086 8271196 for details. The Club will start back on Tue 11th  Sept at 20:00  for existing members only in 'The Venue' in the Community Centre.


Family Fun Day at Ratoath GAA Club, Brownstown, on Sat 8th September 1pm to 6pm.
Face Painting, Live Music, Fun Stalls - prizes galore, Princess party for 3 -10 year olds. Numbers limited for Princess Party. Book your place on 086 3788874. Small fee applies. Mentors Challenge Match at 2pm. A great Family day out..... not to be missed.



A new Junior & Leaving Certificate tuition service offering intensive tuition aimed at achieving a top grade in the certificate examinations launches in Ratoath Community Centre this month.   For Information contact:  Exam Success Tuition, Junior and Leaving Certificate Tuition, Ratoath Community Centre.        This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it             086 816 8120


















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