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Parish Bulletin 4th November 2007


   Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath

4 November 2007

( 01 8256207

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



Congratulations to Kevin Gray (Leigh Valley), James Kelly (Steeplechase Green),

Shauna Killion (Milltree Park), Jack Herron (The Old Mill) and George Surgenor (Dunshaughlin)

who were baptised recently.


Diary for the Week Ahead


Monday:           The parish Baptismal team will meet at 8.00m in the Parish Pastoral Centre


Tuesday:          The Parish Choir will practice at 8.30pm in the Parish Pastoral Centre


Wednesday:     Eucharistic Adoration from 10.00am to 10.00pm in the church (family room)


                         The Children’s Choir will practice from 7.00pm to 8.00pm in the church


                         The Children’s Liturgy Committee will meet at 8.00pm in the Parish Pastoral Centre


                         The Parish Finance Committee meet at 8.30pm in the Parish Pastoral Centre


Thursday:       A meeting for new Eucharistic Ministers will be held in the Parish Pastoral Centre                        at 8.00pm. The presentation, to last about an hour, will be given by Fr. Brendan

                          Ludlow C.C. Navan.  All existing Eucharistic Ministers are welcome to attend.


                        The Legion of Mary meet at 8.00pm in the Parish Pastoral Centre.


                        The Folk Group will practice in the Church beginning at 8.30pm


Friday:           Mass at 8.00pm in Curragha Church to mark the retirement of Fr. Joe Garvey as

                        Parish Priest of Curragha, to be followed by reception and presentation in Swan’s Pub.


List of the Dead: Please return your 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 on the First Friday Masses throughout the year. Our Eucharistic Adoration on Wednesday is offered up for all those on the Parish list of the Dead. All are welcome.



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




4 Nov 

31st  Sunday in Ordinary Time

11 Nov

 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time



Colm & May Keogh



Margaret Tonge

& John & Mary Cunningham


Jack & Alice Mannering


Michael & Nan Killian


John O’Neill & Michael Ward


John Mc Carthy & Larry Medler


Remembrance Sunday

Mass for all our deceased Parishioners


John McEnroe & the deceased members of the McEnroe family

& James & Peggy Farrell





   Monday             Luke & Margaret Ralph                                Tuesday            Michael Brazil

  Wednesday         Pat & Minnie Reynolds & James & Ann Keenan                               

  Thursday           Nellie & Joss Morrissey

  Friday                 Helen Byrne                                                   Saturday           Matilda & Tim Burns     


Reflection for November  - the month of the Holy Souls


Many of us are drawn to reflect on our own lives - what is important to us, what is important in itself - when someone belonging to us dies. This process of re-evaluation can be enriching and help us to adjust to new and challenging circumstances. Hearts that are broken need to be comforted but the Word of God presents the truth about the reality of life and death. Death is not a myth or a fantasy.

We pray today for the dead that their sins may be forgiven and that the all-embracing mystery of God's love and forgiveness will complete them in love for their heavenly destiny.

Julian of Norwich, the English mystic and Anchoress of the fourteenth century is noted for her supreme optimism about the ultimate destiny of humankind. One finds in her writings a graphic example of the hope that all men and women will be saved. She believed that somehow, in a mysterious way known only to God, the Blessed Trinity will perform a great deed at the end of time which will encompass all of creation in the enfolding love of God.         (Joe Cullen



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

(between 9.30-1.00pm or email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


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


Many thanks to all the little pumpkins who came along to the Halloween party at the Parent & Toddler group on 25th October and raised  €250.00 for the People in Need Telethon.

Ratoath Parent, Baby & toddler group meet every Thursday morning from 10am-12.00 noon in Ratoath Community Centre. All welcome.


Ratoath Community Support Group (supporting parents of children with special or additional needs).The group meets once a month on the second Tuesday of the month. The next meeting  is on Tuesday 13th  Nov at 8pm in the Community Centre (Boardroom). Newcomers very welcome! If you would like more information on the group or the meetings, contact Doreen on 8257902.


Liam Lawton in concert in St Mary’s Church Navan on 25th November Tickets €25.00.Tickets available from The Parish Shop.


Ratoath ICA meeting in Ratoath Community Centre on Tuesday 5th November at 8.15pm.


The Venue:The Irish Baroque orchestra on Thursday 8th November and on Friday 9th November Tommy Fleming. Tickets from the box office. Telephone 01 6895600




























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