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Parish Bulletin 21 October 2007


   Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath

21 October 2007

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


This Sunday is Mission Sunday. Christians are invited to support the work of missionaries as they reflect God’s love on the five continents. People are asked to give generously to the Propagation of the Faith collection, which will be sent in its entirety to a young Church.


Congratulations to Billy Dolan (Mooretown), Hannah Foster (Moulden Bridge) and Jack Moran (Foxbrook) who were baptised recently.


Envelope Collection for weeks ending 30th Sept & 7th Oct  €2,351.27

Standing Orders for September €5,552.83. Many thanks for your generosity and continued support.


List of the Dead:

Please take home a list of the dead sheet and return the completed list to the box at the back of the church as soon as possible. All our dead are remembered in our Masses during the month of November (month of the Holy Souls) and the First Friday Masses throughout the year.




Ratoath Garden Club: Dale Treadwill will give a talk on “ Wildlife and Sensory Gardens”

Venue Ratoath Community Centre, Monday 22nd at 8.30pm.  Plant sale at 8.00pm.


The Venue: The Wolf Tones will play the Venue Theatre on Saturday 27th October at 8.00pm Admission €25.00. Tickets from the box office 01 6895600


Ratoath College: An Information Evening for parents with incoming students will be held on Tuesday 23rd October at 7.30pm in the school. All pre-enrolment forms to be returned on the night.


A meeting of the BOM of Ratoath Junior National School will take place on Monday 22nd October at 8.00pm in the Pastoral Centre


Mid Term Disco: Ratoath GAA Club, Sean Eiffe Park on Friday 2nd November

8 to 12 years 6.30pm to 8.00pm  €5 and 12 years and over 8.30pm to 11.00pm €7


Reel Fitness: Adult Irish Dancing Classes continue after Halloween in The Venue Ratoath and also in Ratoath GAA Club on Wednesday evenings.  Call Laura or Marcus to enrol on

086 8841239 or 086 3168792. New term commencing Nov 7th .


History of Dunderry. A public lecture by Patrick and John Keely will be held in Dunderry GFC Hall on this Sunday 21st October at 3.00pm.The talk will cover all aspects of the history of Dunderry and surrounding parishes. The Outing is under the auspices of Meath Archaeological and Historical Society. All welcome.


21 Oct 

29th Sunday in Ordinary Time

28 Oct

 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time



William Kissane

& Sandra Buttner



Hella & Willie Vogelaar


Brendan Whyte


Sean & Pearce Glynn


Teresa McCann


Noel McLoughlin & William Dunne


Michael Maher

& Mary & Peter Moore


Seamus Ennis

& Eamon & Mary White & deceased members of the White family


Monday           John Alcock                                Wednesday         Margaret & Michael Blake

Saturday          Patrick & Patrick Junior McCabe




Excerpt from the message of Pope Benedict XV1 for Mission Sunday

"All the Churches for all the world"

In the demanding work of evangelization we are sustained and accompanied by the certainty that Christ is with us and continues to guide his people. Christ is the inexhaustible source of the Church's mission.  "All the Churches for all the world": this is the theme chosen for the World Mission Day. It invites the local Churches of every continent to a shared awareness of the urgent need to relaunch missionary action in the face of the many serious challenges of our time…

Much still remains to be done in order to respond to the missionary call which the Lord never tires of addressing to every one of the baptized. In the first place, he continues to call the Churches of so-called "ancient tradition", which in the past provided the missions with a consistent number of priests, men and women religious and lay people as well as material means, giving life to an effective cooperation between Christian communities…

This cooperation has yielded abundant apostolic fruit both for the young Churches in mission lands as well as in the ecclesial situations from which the missionaries came. In the face of the secularised culture, which sometimes seems to be penetrating ever more deeply into Western societies, considering in addition the crisis of the family, the dwindling number of vocations and the progressive ageing of the clergy, these Churches risk withdrawing into themselves to view the future with ever less hope and weakening their missionary effort…

Yet, this is the very time for opening oneself with trust to the Providence of God, who never abandons his People and who, with the power of the Holy Spirit, guides them toward the fulfilment of his eternal design of salvation…

The Good Shepherd also invites the recently evangelised Churches to dedicate themselves generously to mission. Despite the many difficulties and obstacles they encounter in their development, these communities are constantly growing…

I also hope that World Mission Day will contribute to making all the Christian communities and every baptized person ever more aware that Christ's call to spread his Kingdom to the very ends of the earth is universal.

Therefore, as has often been said, missionary commitment remains the first service that the Church owes to humanity to offer Christ's salvation to the people of our time in so many parts of the world who are humiliated and oppressed by endemic poverty, violence and the systematic denial of human rights.

Nor can we forget the many men and women religious and lay volunteers who, together with the priests, spared no effort to spread the Gospel to the very ends of the earth. May World Mission Day be an opportunity to remember in prayer these brothers and sisters of ours in the faith and all who continue to work in the vast field of the mission. Let us ask God that their example may everywhere inspire new vocations and renewed mission awareness in the Christian people.










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