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Parish Bulletin 3rd February 2008



   Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath

3 February 2008

( 01 8256207

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


Act justly, love tenderly and walk humbly with your God (Micah 6:8)


The Season of Lent, which begins on Wednesday, is an invitation to us to draw closer to Christ and to renew within us the life of faith. As the preface of the Mass says, “this great season of grace is your gift to your family to renew us in spirit”. We invite you to participate in our ceremonies for the opening 3 days of Lent.


                        Ash Wednesday

                                        9.45am                  Mass with distribution of Ashes.         


     10.15am- 10.00pm   Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament.


                                 8.00pm                      Mass with   distribution of Ashes.


                                 9.45pm             Night Prayer of the  Church


            Thursday after Ash Wednesday


  9.45am         Mass.


 10.15am     Lectio Divina, praying with the scriptures.


8.00pm- 9.00pm   An evening of quiet prayer (with Taize reflection)


                                        Friday after Ash Wednesday


                  9.45am                  Mass.


                            8.00pm                  Mass of Blessing & Healing



Since November 2001, we have held Eucharistic Adoration every Wednesday from 10.00am to 10.00pm in the church. This weekend we welcome Bernie McKeown who will speak at all the Masses on Eucharistic Adoration.


Congratulations to Fionn Colwell (Moulden Bridge) who was baptised recently.


Please pray for Richard Clynch (Ratoath Manor Nursing Home) who died during the week.

May he rest in peace. 







3 Feb

Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

10 Feb

First Sunday of Lent



Douglas & Gretta Pykett &

Ros Kavanagh (Months Mind)



Joe Gorman

& George McAuley


Bob Slattery

& Bill & Ellen McKeown


Sean Wheeler


Michael & Elizabeth Kavanagh

& Edward & Mary Rafferty


Eugene & Ronnie Brannigan

& Nelly Shanny


Thomas Everard


Jack Read






Monday          Special Intention                               Thursday        Michael & Bridget Carey

Saturday        Deceased Members of Beggan, Kelly & Corkery families and Michael Comerford (11.00am)                                  



Envelope Collection for the week ending 20th & 27th January €3,271.64

Many thanks for your continued support and generosity.


A Meeting of all the members of the Children’s Liturgy Committee will meet on Wednesday next 6th February at 8.45pm in the Parish Pastoral Centre. Please note the change of time.


A meeting of the Board of Management of Rathbeggan National School will take place on Monday 4th February at 8.30pm in the Parish Pastoral Centre.


Parents who wish their children to start school in September 2008, should contact St. Paul's National School as soon as possible as enrolments will be posted out shortly. Phone 01 8257246.


The Legion of Mary meet every Thursday evening at 8.00pm in the Parish Centre. New members welcome.


********************************************Community Notes…


Rumours of Fleetwood Mac play at The Venue Theatre on Friday 8th February.

Tickets €25 available from Box Office at Ratoath Community Centre. Phone 6895600




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). Next meeting on Tuesday 12th February at 8pm in the Community Centre (Boardroom). Newcomers welcome! For information on the group or the meetings, 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 ICA meeting on Tuesday next at 8.15pm in the Community Centre.


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


Ratoath  Active Age meet on Friday 8th from 11.00am – 1.00pm in the Community Centre.


Midway (formerly Meath Sheltered Workshop) will to thank all who contributed to their recent church gate collection which raised €1027.16. Many Thanks.











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