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Parish Bulletin 5th October 2008
Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath5 October 2008
( 01 8256207

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

      Congratulations to Grace Gallagher (Streamstown), Evan Tormey (Navan) and  Abi McLoughlin (Milltree Park)who were baptised recently. 
                                     Taize Prayer
Every Wednesday evening, as part of our Eucharistic Adoration on Wednesdays, during the months of October and November in the church there will be an opportunity for reflective prayer before the Blessed Sacrament between 8.30pm and 9.30pm. The hour will conclude with night prayer. All are welcome to attend even if it is just for a few minutes.
Lectio Divina
Have you ever wanted to understand the Sunday readings a bit more?
If the answer is yes, you are invited to join the Parish Lectio Divina group. The group gathers for an hour every Monday evening at 8pm in the Parish Pastoral Centre to explore the Gospel of the following Sunday and to connect it with our lives. The group is made up of young and old, and is led in an informal, relaxed and reflective atmosphere.
All are welcome to attend.
5 OctTwenty Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time12 OctTwenty Eight Sunday in Ordinary Time
Vigil 7.00pmCharles & Elizabeth Keogh & Enda MulveyVigil 7.00pmChristy Donnelly& Michael McIntyre
9.00amAnthony & Michael Gaughan9.00am 
11.00amMichael McIntyre& Carina McCabe11.00amWilliam & Anne Kavanagh& Suzanne Sutton
12.15pmPeter & Mary Moore& Noreen Ni Chriosta12.15pmEileen Fernandes (Months Mind)
  Monday               Special Intention                    Tuesday    Tom Wheeler                   Friday      Stephen Fowler Children’s Liturgy Committee meet in the Parish Pastoral Centre on Wednesday at 8.00pmBaptismal Programme on Wednesday at 8.00pm in the Parish Pastoral Centre Learn First Aid: For the home and workplace in Ratoath Community Centre on 6th October and 10th October. Course instructor is Cathering McDonagh R.M.R.N. For details phone 01 6895600.  Ratoath Active Age Group will meet on Friday next the 10th October in the Community Centre 11.00am-1.00pm. New members welcome. Ratoath ICA meeting on Tuesday 7th October in the Community Centre at 8.15pm.  Ratoath Musical Society is desperately seeking male voices for our chorus in our forthcoming Aladdin Panto, due to stage at the Venue theatre from December 1st to 7th. Rehearsals Thurs and Sun. Over 16s please. If interested please call 085 - 1608552. Ratoath Athletic Club. Meet and train programme starts on Wednesday 8th October at Jamestown Sports complex. New Members very welcome. Ratoath College are now enrolling for Sept, 2009.  If you have a son/daughter who is not currently attending Ratoath National School, Rathbeggan National School or Curragha National School please contact Ratoath College immediately on 8254102 if you have not done so already.           Harvest Sunday                 Ode to Autumn                                              by John Keats Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness,
Close bosom-friend of the maturing sun;
Conspiring with him how to load and bless
With fruit the vines that round the thatch-eaves run;
To bend with apples the mossed cottage-trees,
And fill all fruit with ripeness to the core;
To swell the gourd, and plump the hazel shells
With a sweet kernel; to set budding more,
And still more, later flowers for the bees,
Until they think warm days will never cease,
For Summer has o'er-brimmed their clammy cell.

Who hath not seen thee oft amid thy store?
Sometimes whoever seeks abroad may find
Thee sitting careless on a granary floor,
Thy hair soft-lifted by the winnowing wind;
Or on a half-reaped furrow sound asleep,
Drowsed with the fume of poppies, while thy hook
Spares the next swath and all its twined flowers;
And sometimes like a gleaner thou dost keep
Steady thy laden head across a brook;
Or by a cider-press, with patient look,
Thou watchest the last oozings, hours by hours.

Where are the songs of Spring? Ay, where are they?
Think not of them, thou hast thy music too,--
While barred clouds bloom the soft-dying day,
And touch the stubble-plains with rosy hue;
Then in a wailful choir, the small gnats mourn
Among the river sallows, borne aloft
Or sinking as the light wind lives or dies;
And full-grown lambs loud bleat from hilly bourn;
Hedge-crickets sing; and now with treble soft
The redbreast whistles from a garden-croft,
And gathering swallows twitter in the skies.

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