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Parish Bulletin 25th November 2007



   Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath

25 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 Max Brady ( Jamestown Park), Ava Ward (Somerville),

Sean Temple (Foxlodge Manor), Adam Malone (Foxbrook), Lydia Brazil (Jamestown Park),

Harry Bogan (Leigh Valley) and Amy Birmingham (Fourtune Court Way)

who were baptised recently.


Please pray for Patrick Sheridan (Ratoath Manor Nursing Home) who died during the week.

May he rest in peace.


Envelope Collection for the week ending 11th & 18th November €2,071.27

Many thanks for your continued support and generosity


To express thanks to all our parishioners who distribute the parish envelopes for us; for those who collect the envelopes and for those who collect at the weekend Masses, a social evening will be held in the Parochial House at 8.00pm on this Thursday 29th November.


For Christmas: The parish choir are looking for parishioners who are willing to join them in the run up to Christmas. Practice on Tuesday at 8.30pm in the Parish Pastoral Centre. All are welcome.






Diary for the Week Ahead


Tuesday:          Board of Management of Ratoath Junior National School meet at 8.00pm in the

                          Parish Pastoral Centre


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


Wednesday:     The Diocesan Catechists will give a presentation to the teachers of Ratoath Junior

                           and Senior National School.


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

                          We pray for all our dead during the month of November at our adoration.


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



Thursday:       A social evening will be held in the Parochial House at 8.00pm for all those who

                         distribute the parish envelopes; for those who collect the envelopes and for those who

                         collect at the weekend Masses.


                        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:           The Diocesan Catechists will give a presentation to the teachers of Rathbeggan and

                         St Paul’s National Schools


Saturday/       The children of 6th class and their parents will be attending their second special Mass

Sunday           in preparation for their Confirmation





Childcare Assistant required for Happy Days Creche in Ratoath Community Centre. Applicants must qualify for Fas Community Employment Scheme. Apply to Ms. Deirdre Carroll, Manager. Phone 01-6895600


Ratoath Active Age will meet on Friday next 11.00am-1.00pm in the Community Centre


Dunshaughlin Players present "Other Places" a trilogy of one act plays in The Venue Theatre Ratoath on Sunday 25th November next at 8.00pm. Admission €15 - Concession €12 Bookings: (01) 6895600 or

Brendan Shine and his Band will be at the Venue on Friday 30th November at 8.00pm Tickets  €24.50 from the box office.


Ratoath Garden Club Monday 26th November in the Community Centre speaker will be

Noreen Curran. Topic: Design and Maintenance of the Winter Garden. Christmas Gala will be held in the GAA clubhouse on Monday 10th December. Christmas Demonstration will be given by

Marie Laird (AOIFA) Everyone Welcome.


Ratoath GAA Presents The Father Ted Variety Show on 7th  & 8th December in the Clubhouse at  8.00pm. Tickets are €10.00 and can be obtained from Jane Coyne on  086 344 5443.


The history, life and times of Thomas Lewis O'Beirne, the most successful Protestant Bishop of Meath will be the subject of a public lecture in St. Mary's, Church of Ireland, Navan, on Sunday, 25th. November, at 3.00pm. Sponsored by Meath Archaeological & Historical Society. All Welcome


Older Adults Festive Fun Day for older adults in Meath on Thursday 6th December at 10am in Simonstown GAA Centre, Navan. If interested please confirm attendance to Meath LSP

on 046-9067337.


The Management of Ratoath Manor Nursing Home would like to ask all Mass goers who park their cars in the Nursing Home grounds, to please have consideration for the residents and staff by parking cars appropriately. Please do not block entrance to the front or back of the Nursing Home. These exits must be kept clear at all times in case of emergency. Thank you for your co-operation.



The St Vincent de Paul Society is holding their annual Christmas Collection next weekend -  1st & 2nd December.                                                                                       This collection is for the support of the local community and your generous support would be appreciated once again.                                                      The Ratoath Conference would like to recruit new members.

Are you interested in joining the conference?                                            Please call 01 8256375 or 01 8259549. 



25 Nov 

The Feast of Christ the King

2 Dec

 First Sunday of Advent



Frank, Mary & Frankie Gorman &

Deceased Members of the Elliott Family



Anthony Donohue



Jack, Thomas & Maura Nulty


Patrick, Bridget, Nancy & Pat Mulavney


Christy Nulty

& Gretta Corcoran


Bridget Wall


Richard King & Kevin Darby

& Baby Killian McDonnell


Frank Maher

& Lily Brady (Months Mind)





 Monday             Phil Byrne

 Wednesday        James & Margaret O’Callaghan

 Thursday           Special Intention        

                         Friday                Charlie & Andrew Moore & Andrew Johnson

                         Saturday            Alan Rafferty & Michael Murphy
























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