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Parish Bulletin 16th September 2007


   Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath

16 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. If interested in either of these ministries, please ring the parish office or let Fr. Gerry or Fr. Patrick know.


Congratulations to Cillian Malone (Mill Tree Park), Alexandria Boggans (Woodlands Hall) and Eoin Feldman (Elgarstown) who were baptised recently.


Please pray for Maura Reddington (Dublin) sister of Ita O’Sullivan (Lagore Big) who died during the week. May she rest in peace.


Envelope Collection for the week ending 9th September €2,287.06

Standing Orders for August €4,688.35. Many thanks for your generosity and continued support.


A meeting of the BoM of Ratoath Junior National School will be held on Tuesday 18th at 8.00pm



Rehearsals for the Children’s choir will begin this Wednesday evenings (19th Sept) at 7pm in the Church. Children from 2nd 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.


All Parents who have children for First Communion next year are invited to a meeting in the Church this Wednesday evening (19th September) at 8.00pm for the introduction of the “Do This In Memory of Me” programme.


Eucharistic Adoration takes place every Wednesday from 10.00am to 10.00pm

Rosary is recited after morning Mass on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.



New Spirituality Courses commence in late September at An Croi, Baltrasna, Ashbourne            1. The Heart of Spirituality (Wednesdays 7.30-9.30pm 10 weeks)

2. The Creative Way (Thursdays 7.30-9.30pm 10 weeks) 01-8352156. email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Positive parenting : This autumns’ parenting programme in Dowdstown House, Dalgan Park, (phone 046 9021407) starts on Monday 24 September. There will be 5 speakers on 5 consecutive Monday nights, followed by a further 4 sessions which will involve interactive discussion.



Irelands Biggest Coffee Morning - Thursday Sept 20th in Ratoath G.A.A. Clubhouse from 9a.m. to 12noon. Cake sale and raffle on the morning. All cake donations welcome on the morning. Anyone willing to help can phone Gina on 8257590


Computer Courses (The Internet, E-mail, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel) in Ratoath Community Centre courses Tuesday and Thursday, commencing Tuesday 25th September. Morning courses 10am -12pm.  Contact Ger O'Sullivan 086 8241191 to reserve a place.




16 Sept 

24th   Sunday in Ordinary Time

23 Sept

25th  Sunday in Ordinary Time



Ann Murphy

& Paddy O’Neill



Paddy Beggy

& Paddy Monahan (First Anniv)






Jim & Lydia Everard & Peter Murray




Jack Donnelly & Mary Salama


Baptismal Anniversary Mass




Monday   Deceased Members of the Cunny Family

Tuesday    Dominic Casey                  Wednesday     Special Intention              Thursday          Special Intention 





A New Deputy Principal for Ratoath College.


Oonagh Prendergast has recently been appointed as the new Deputy Principal of Ratoath College.

Oonagh, a native of Carlow but a Lucan resident for the past 15 Years is a graduate of the NUI Maynooth. In recent years she has also completed a Higher Diploma in Education Management and holds a first class Masters in School Leadership.

Oonagh has over 20 years teaching experience and also considerable expertise in the development of new schools, having previously been a founding member of staff of two Greenfield schools. During her nine years in Killinarden Community School, Oonagh contributed greatly to the development of the school seeing it grow from an initial intake of 80 students to over 1000 students.

In 1993 Oonagh moved to Hartstown Community School which was at that time also in its second year of development. For the past 14 years Oonagh has taught Maths and German in Hartstown and for 11 of those years she has been Year Head to year groups of over 200 students.

She engaged in many extra curricular activities, coaching football and athletics, setting up the Chess club, editing the school magazine and regularly leading school tours both at home and to Germany. She also severed on the School’s Board of Management for three years.

While in Hartstown Oonagh developed excellent relationships with parents, students and staff and the wider community. She is noted for being an excellent teacher, enthusiastic and diligent about her subjects and for the strong sense of care she has for her students and her commitment to their overall welfare. Oonagh is delighted to be appointed as Deputy Principal of Ratoath College and is looking forward to being involved in and contributing to the continued development of the school.





A special meeting to explore the possibility of forming a Tennis Club for Ratoath will be held on Tuesday 18th Sept at 9.00pm in the Glascarn Studio of Ratoath Community Centre. Anyone interested in having a tennis club at the Community Grounds in Jamestown is welcome to attend.



New Website for Meath Mothers Featuring information on issues relating to parenting, guides to activities and local events, a shopping directory and a Discussion Forum where mums can network and provide mutual friendship and support.


Return to Education: if you would like to improve your literacy and numeracy skills why not join our return to education course. The subjects covered are English, Maths, and Basic Computing. For more information ring 01 8011787.All calls are confidential.

Tutor Training Course: Tutors required to help adults with reading and writing. No qualifications necessary, but a good standard of English is required. Ring 01 8011787

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Co Meath VEC are accepting applications for the Vocational Training Opportunities Scheme (VTOS) You must be over 21 years and be receipt of a Social Welfare payment/credit. Please send your name, address, and telephone number to VTOS, Co Meath VEC, Abbey Road, Navan, Co Meath for interview. Phone 046 9073163 email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Kitten found in Steeplechase on Sat 1st Sept - Black kitten with four white paws and white chest approx 4-5 months old, has blue collar with gold pawprints. Contact 087 9382078 if owner.


Meath Macra na Feirme; are celebrating their 60th Anniversary if you were ever a member please join us on 20th October in the Headford  Arms Hotel, Kells. Phone Martin on 087 8216172.


On Q Theatre Company presents "Run For Your Wife" at The Venue Theatre, Ratoath Community Centre, on Sat 22nd and Sun 23rd September. Adm €18/€15.


Ratoath Bridge will resume play on Thursday 20th September at 7.30pm in GAA clubhouse


Money Advice & Budgeting Service. Helpline 1890 283438  A confidential  service.


Kathryn Smith Academy of Singing and Theatre at Ratoath GAA Club, Brownstown.

Phone 087-2519771 or 01- 6303062














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