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Parish Bulletin 23rd September 2007


   Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath

23 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 Erin McNamara (Milltree Park), Jack & Rebecca Manley (Milltree Park),

Luca Grant (Somerville), Sean Coleman (Foxlodge Manor) and Mary-Kate Prior

(Steeplechase Wood) who were baptised recently.


Please remember in your prayers Rev. James Crofton, who will be ordained for the diocese next Sunday afternoon (30th September) at 3.00pm in Mullingar Cathedral.


Couples Preparing for Marriage.

v     All couples wishing to get married must book the church and contact the local priest

      well in advance of making preparations for their wedding day.


v     All couples must complete the Pre-Nuptial inquiry Forms in their local parish at least six months before they wish to marry


v     It is particularly important that couples planning to get married abroad must contact the local parish priest before making any arrangements with travel agents or wedding co-ordinator. This should help to ensure that no serious difficulties arise before major commitments have been made.




A meeting of the BoM of Ratoath Senior National School will be held on Tuesday 25th at 8.00pm


A meeting of the parents sub group of the “Do This In Memory of Me” programme will meet on Tuesday next 25th September in the Parish Pastoral Centre at 7.30pm



Rehearsals for the Children’s choir take place on Wednesday evenings 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.


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

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



23 Sept 

25th   Sunday in Ordinary Time

30 Sept

26th  Sunday in Ordinary Time



Paddy Beggy

& Paddy Monahan (First Anniv)



Liam Woods

& Elizabeth Harmon




Anthony & Michael Gaughan


Special Intention






Patrick Carroll & Caroline Sweetman (Months Mind) & James Lynch



Monday           The Greer Family

Tuesday           Molly & Mattie Duffy

Wednesday      Special Intention

Saturday          Christy Browne

Other Notices……


New Spirituality Courses commence on 26th/27th  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.




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



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


Ratoath Garden Club: First meeting of the year will take place on Monday 24th September in the Community centre at 8.30 pm. Speaker Carmel Duignam  “Confessions of a Plantaholic” Registration will take place at 8.00pm


Ratoath College Parents' Association - Annual General Meeting on Monday 1st October at

8.00 pm in Ratoath College. All parents and guardians are encouraged to attend.


Many thanks to all who contributed so generously to the Guide Dogs for the Blind  which raised €3,200.00. Ger O’Byrne


Thanks to all who contributed to the recent Church Gate collection in aid of the senior citizens party which raised €1,475.65 Many thanks.


Rataoth Active Age in conjunction with Ratoath Community Centre host the Get Together in Tattersalls. Dinner will be served at 8.00pm sharp. It is important to confirm your attendance  please ring Ann Brady at 01 8256150.


The Dublin Gospel Choir are playing The Venue Theatre, Ratoath on Sunday 30th September at 8.00pm. Tickets are €25 and available from 6895600


Adult Set Dancing in the Black Bush Golf Club starting on Thursday 27th September at 8.30pm.

5 week course €40.00. Beginners welcome.


Ratoath Suicide Awareness week: 3rd – 5th October 2007. You are invited to attend a seminar entitled “Let’s Listen” on Wednesday 3rd October in the Venue Ratoath Community Centre. A number of healthcare professionals will speak at this event followed by questions and answers.

Thursday 4th October “Testimonies” a personal impact of a suicide will be told by relatives and actors. The age group for this will be 16+ only. Counsellors will be present on the night.

Friday 5th  A commemorative service “Light in the Darkness” will be held in the Ratoath Parish Church at 8..00pm. everyone welcome. 


Auditions for Dunshaughlin Players November  production will be held  next Thursday 27th September at 8.30 pm upstairs in the Arch Bar Dunshaughlin.  If you have an interest in Drama and would like to attend the readings and/or join our group please contact Ettie on 01 8011662











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