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Parish Bulletin 28th October 2007


   Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath

28 October 2007

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



Congratulations to Jenna Callaghan (Fairyhouse Lodge), Louis Burke (Steeplechase Green) and Brandon Tighe (Fortune Way) who were baptised recently.


Please pray for Patrick Campbell (Donore), brother of Nancy Ralph who died during the week.

May he rest in peace.


The sick and the housebound will be attended to on Thursday and Friday this week.


November 1st Feast of All Saints. This is a holy day and the Vigil Mass is at 7.00pm on 31st October and Masses on the feast day are at 9.00am and 11.00am.


November 2nd Feast of All Souls. On this day we remember all the faithful departed in our Masses at 9.45am and at the evening Mass at 7.30pm


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.


Next Sunday is a blue offering day.


Envelope Collection for the week ending 14th & 21st October €2,276.76

Many thanks for your generosity and continued support.


For those bereaved by suicide, five weeks Healing Programme in Dowdstown House, Dalgan Park, beginning November 6th, at 8pm for five consecutive Tuesdays.
Contact the Secretary 046 9021407 between 10.00am to 1.00pm Monday - Friday.




Knock Marriage Introduction Bureau. The aim of the Bureau is to introduce people considering marriage to a suitable partner. For information, phone The Bureau at Knock on 094 937 5960


Human and Faith Development Course: are you in your 20’s? Would you like to deepen and develop your faith commitment and explore your own personal response to God? Would you like to discuss and understand faith with other young adults along with addressing the contemporary challenges of our Post-modern culture within a supportive and engaging environment? If you are between the ages of 20-30 you may be interested in a series of human and faith development seminars in November and December 2007. Contact Fr Dave, phone 01 8474123

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28 Oct 

30th Sunday in Ordinary Time

4 Nov

 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time



Hella & Willie Vogelaar



Colm & May Keogh


Sean & Pearce Glynn


Jack & Alice Mannering


Noel McLoughlin & William Dunne


John O’Neill & Michael Ward


Seamus Ennis

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


Remembrance Sunday

Mass for all our deceased Parishioners





                        Monday               Mass in Ratoath Manor Nursing Home at 11.00am (Bank Holiday)

                        Friday                  Mass for all those on the Parish List of the Dead (9.45am and 7.30pm)

                        Saturday              Remembrance Mass for all families who have lost a child will be held in

                                                    Ratoath Manor Nursing Home at 11.00am

Excerpt from the address of Pope Benedict to Mr Noel Fahey, new ambassador of Ireland to the Holy See on

15th September at Castel Gandolfo

Your Excellency, it is with pleasure that I welcome you to the Vatican and accept the Letters of Credence by which you are appointed Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ireland to the Holy See….

As Your Excellency has observed, for over sixteen hundred years Christianity has shaped the cultural, moral and spiritual identity of the Irish people. This is not simply a matter of historical importance. It lies at the heart of Irish civilization and it remains as a ‘leaven’ in the life of your nation. Indeed, the Christian faith has lost nothing of its significance for contemporary society since it touches "man’s deepest sphere" and gives "meaning to his life in the world", enabling both civic and religious leaders to uphold the absolute values and ideals inherent in the dignity of every person and necessary for every democracy….

The Northern Ireland Peace Process has been a long and arduous endeavour. At last, there is hope that it will bear enduring fruit. Peace has been achieved through widespread international support, determined political resolve on the part of both the Irish and the British Governments, and the readiness of individuals and communities to embrace the sublime human capacity to forgive. The entire international human family has taken heart from this outcome and welcomes this wave of hope sent across the world that conflict, no matter how engrained, can be overcome. It is my fervent prayer that the peace which is already bringing renewal to the North will inspire political and religious leaders in other troubled zones of our world to recognize that only upon forgiveness, reconciliation and mutual respect can lasting peace be built. To this end, I welcome your own Government’s commitment to deploy both experience and resources in the prevention and resolution of conflict, as well as its pledge to increase various forms of assistance to developing countries….

Your Excellency, like many nations around the globe, Ireland has in recent years made care of the environment one of its priorities in both domestic policy and international relations. The promotion of sustainable development and particular attention to climate change are indeed matters of grave importance for the entire human family, and no nation or business sector should ignore them…..

Your Excellency, I am sure that your appointment will further strengthen the bonds of friendship which already exist between Ireland and the Holy See. Upon you, your family and your fellow citizens I cordially invoke the abundant blessings of Almighty God….

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 November 7th.


Ratoath Active Age meet on Friday 2nd Nov in the Community Centre from 11.00am-1.00pm.


The Venue Theatre: 2nd November. A tribute to Neil Diamond with Rob Leigh €22.50

On Sunday 4th November “Circus Hilarious” at 3.00pm and 7.00pm. Booking 6895600


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

























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