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Parish Bulletin 19th October 2008
Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath19 October 2008
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Opening hours for the Parish Office: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday from 9.30am– 4.00pm

      Congratulations Darragh Brady (Somerville), Lacey Gibbons (Meadowbank Hill),Shannon Rispin (The Ward), Diarmuid O’Brien (Meadowbank Hill), Millie Corcoran (The Old Mill) and David Maher (Coill Beag) 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.
                                   Today is Mission Sunday                          Mission Sunday reminds us of our role as disciples of Jesus. Today we are called upon to play our role in helping to bring the word of God to those who are still hungry for his message. We are given the opportunity to share in the experience of our brothers and sisters who carry on the missionary task today as they “Go and Tell” often in difficult and dangerous circumstances. Our spiritual and material offerings are crucial for the continued work of missionaries throughout the world, allowing them to share God’s love and compassion. The total raised in today’s collection will be sent in its entirety to support various mission projects. Please give what you can afford, every gift – no matter how small – makes a difference.
                                    List of the DeadPlease take home a list of the dead sheet and return the completed list of the dead 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 (the month of the Holy Souls) and in the First Friday Masses throughout the year.
19  OctMission Sunday 26  OctThirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Vigil 7.00pmWilliam Kissane & Sandra ButtnerVigil 7.00pmLizzy Madden& Sean & Peirce Glynn
9.00amBrendan Whyte & Fiachra O’Neill 9.00am Patrick Campbell
11.00amJoseph & Masie McCormack& James Gray11.00amWillie Dunne& Patrick & Margaret King and Mike King
12.15pmEamon & Mary White and deceased members of White family& Michael & Margaret Harron 12.15pm Michael Maher& John McEnroe
   Monday  Monica Maher & Rose, Sean & Frank Hickey       Tuesday   Tony O’Shaughnessy & Eileen HardingWednesday   Michael Heaply                                              Saturday  Bernard WhiteReflections for the Week Our lives are not based on our ambitions or fears, but on the recognition that we have a reference point outside ourselves – outside our own fears and anxieties and sins: Jesus Christ, the Son of God, who is present, who comes to meet us, who speaks to us through his words in the Scripture, who offers forgiveness for our sins, who feeds us with his body and blood.           Archbishop  Kevin McDonald  of Southwark from a sermon at Aylesford in September 2005              _______________________________________________________________________________________ The stringent, impossible demands in the Sermon on the Mount are expressed not of strictness, but of phenomenal freedom.  If you will let the real God come into your life, you will be free of the anxiety that makes it impossible to forgive injuries, to lend on demand, to “turn the other cheek”... Once you’re on course with this God, you will want to throw out anything that is going to stop you from reaching his Kingdom. The brutal hyperboles about plucking out the eye, cutting off the hand or foot, that confuse you, become understandable in this context - and in no other. Jesus’ teaching is full of wild exaggerations. For Jesus is a wild man. He is not restricted by our human fears.Dom Sebastian Moore from The Inner Loneliness, 1982***********************************************************************************    Envelope Collection for the week ending 28th September & 5th October €2,263.00Standing Orders for September €5,427.17  Many thanks for your continued support and generosity. A meeting of the Board of Management of Ratoath Senior National School will take place on Monday next at 8.00pm in the Parish Pastoral Centre. A meeting of the Board of Management of St.Paul’s National School will take place on Wednesday next at 8.00pm in the Parish Pastoral Centre.Ratoath Musical Society is due to stage Aladdin Panto, at the Venue theatre from December 1st  to 7th. Rehearsals Thurs and Sun. Over 16s please. If interested please call 085 – 1608552Ratoath Active Age Group will meet on Friday next 24th October in the Community Centre from 11,00am- 1.00pm all welcome.The altar society will hold a Church Gate Collection next weekend. Your support will assist them, as they need support as they care for the church during the year. Ratoath Garden Club meeting on Monday 20th October in the Community Centre at 8.15pm Speaker Octavia Tulloch (Heritage Bulbs) will speak on “Wild about Bulbs”. Bulbs for sale. Ratoath Athletic Club would like to sincerely thank all those who generously supported the recent Church Gate Collection. Indoor training has begun in Ratoath College Sports Hall for juvenile athletes on Tuesday nights 7-8 o'clock. As there has been a big increase in membership since September, Ratoath Athletic Club is not taking in any new juvenile members until the New Year. However, this is a temporary situation and we will take names and contact details those interested in joining at a later date.

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