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Parish Bulletin 27th January 2008



   Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath

27 January 2008

( 01 8256207

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

3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

All-powerful and ever-living God, direct your love that is within us, that our efforts in the name of your Son may bring humanity to unity and peace. We ask this through Christ our Lord, Amen.



Theme: Living Faith Fully


Today is education in Faith Sunday. This day challenges us to recognise that as members of the Church we are all teachers under the guidance of the Spirit and share in the responsibility of furthering the Reign of God. The Gospel for Education in Faith Sunday opens with an account of Jesus preaching out in the open. Up to this moment Jesus has remained practically silent. From now on it is time for him to speak, to proclaim that the Reign of God is at hand, at this crossroads of the nations, Galilee. Catholic Education Week finishes on Sunday 3rd February – designated as a day of prayer for Temperance. It is timely on the Sunday before the beginning of Lent to remind ourselves of “what a great legacy and gift it would be for our children in this new emerging country of ours if we would be the generation brave enough to promote and work for an attitude and culture of moderation rather than excess in our use of alcohol”

Pastoral Letter from the Irish Bishops’ Conference, Alcohol: The Challenge of Moderation (2007).

Congratulations to Tarah Coyne (Norman Grove), Rian O’Sullivan (St. Oliver’s Park), Liam            Larkin (Jamestown Park), Katie Byrne (Foxlodge Manor) and                                                     Max and Lucy O’Reilly ( Seagrave Hall) who were baptised recently. 

Please pray for Dymphna Mills (Fairyhouse Road) and Bridget White (Dungarvan) mother of Gerry White (Powderlough) who died during the week. May they rest in peace

27 Jan

Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

3 Feb

Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time



Tom, Catherine & Tommy McLoughlin

& Maurice Keogh



John Redmond & Douglas & Gretta Pykett & Ros Kavanagh (Months Mind)




Bob Slattery

& Bill & Ellen McKeown


Winnie & Michael Mahon

& Michael & Elizabeth Mulvaney


Michael & Elizabeth Kavanagh

& Edward & Mary Rafferty


Michael Flinter








Wednesday      Martin Kerrigan                       Saturday     Pat Moorehead (11.00am)                                  


The Children’s choir will resume their practices on Wednesday next 30th January at 7.00pm in the Church.

The sick and the housebound will be attended to in their homes on this Thursday 31st January and Friday 1st February.

Parents if you have children who wish to start school in September 2008, please contact

St. Paul's National School as soon as possible as enrolments will be posted out shortly Ring

01 8257246.


Ratoath Adult Camogie team are now recruiting for the 2008 season. Everybody welcome from the age of 16 up. Please contact Colum King on 0876858244


Ratoath Garden Club: First meeting of the year will be held in the Community Centre on Monday 28th January at 8.15pm. Topic will be “Down Memory Lane” given by Evelyn Corrigan.


Ratoath GAA wishes to invite all junior and senior infant boys to join our Ducks Hurling Team.   The Ducks meet every Sunday morning from 10:00am to 11:00am  indoors at Sean Eiffe Park, Brownstown.  To get started players just need trainers and shin-guards, hurleys and helmets will be provided.   Contact Paul at 087-948-0106



Assessment of Housing Need 2008. Meath County Council is currently updating the housing list and inviting new applications from persons or families who are in need of housing from either the Council of the 3 Town Councils i.e. Navan Trim and Kells. Application forms are available at the local Council Area Offices, Branch Libraries and the Town Council office directly. 


Person- Centred Counsellor, offering a confidential counselling service in South County Meath. Help with Relationships, Depression, Sexual Abuse, Bereavement, with particular interest and experience and training in the area of eating disorders. For more information call the parish office.


Get fit, loose weight and have fun!  : Ladies Fitness Class incorporating aerobics, circuit training, pilates and stretching.  Suitable for beginners. Run by experienced Personal Trainer. Starts Monday 18th Feb, Ratoath GAA Clubhouse, 7.15pm 8.15pm. Places Limited. For Booking contact Mary: 086 239 1987 or


Anyone for Tennis? Ratoath Tennis Club seeks new membership. Please contact Derek Brady  club secretary on 087 2284150. See for further information on the club. Membership forms are available to download from the website.


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. Next meeting  on Tuesday 12th February at 8pm in the Community Centre (Boardroom). Newcomers welcome! If you would like more information on the group or the meetings, please contact Doreen on 8257902


Daffodil Day: Anyone wishing to run a Daffodil Day 7th March for Ratoath Village please ring

01 8257164  within the next week. Helpers available.


Ratoath Pitch & Putt AGM will be held on Monday 4th February at 8.00pm in the clubhouse Skyrne Road. Members and non members welcome.


Ratoath Musical Society presents “Oliver” from 11th –17th February in the Venue Theatre. Tickets available from the Booking Office tel 01 6895600


The Venue Theatre presents Des Keogh in “The Love Hungry Farmer” by John B. Keane on Friday 1st February at 8.00pm Adm €20.00/€18  Booking  Office 01 6895600






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