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Parish Bulletin 3rd May 2009
Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath3 May 2009
( 01 8256207

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

 Congratulations to  Melissa Connolly (Somerville), Orlaith Sheridan (The Old Mill), Emma Matthews (Foxlodge Manor), James Nolan (Loughlinstown), Keegan Clince (Rathbeggan),Alex Markey (Leigh Valley) and Max Malone (St Oliver’s park) who were baptised recently Please pray for John Chambers (Leixlip) brother of Mary McIntyre (Curragha Road). May he rest in peace.     
Cemetery Sunday: 24th May beginning with evening prayer at 5.00pm. This will be followed by rosary and blessing of the graves.
   Ratoath Parish Youth Team will meet upstairs in the Parish centre on Monday evening at 7.30pm all welcome. Envelope Collection for weeks ending 19th & 26th April €1828.08. Many thanks for your continued support and generosity.  The Children’s Liturgy Committee will meet on Wednesday next 6th May at 8.00pm in the Parish Pastoral Centre.  Kathleen Keaney: This week end we say goodbye to Kathleen who has been with us since February as part of her parish pastoral placement. By the end of this month she will have completed the first of her two years of study and preparation for her role as a parish pastoral assistant. Kathleen has spent time in our schools, assisting at the liturgies in the church, helping with the children’s liturgy, children’s choir and visiting the nursing home. We thank Kathleen for her time with us, for commitment and dedication to her placement work and we hope that she has found her time in Ratoath beneficial and rewarding. We wish her every good wish and blessing for the future. 
First Communion: Over the next three weekends, Second Class children from Ratoath Junior National School, Rathbeggan National School and St Paul’s National School will receive their First Holy Communion. We look forward to these special celebrations in our parish. Next Saturday, we welcome Wilma Nicholl’s  and Sarah Brophy’s Classes from Ratoath Junior National School.
  3 MayFourth Sunday of Easter10 May Fifth Sunday of Easter
Vigil7.00pmDymphna MillsJames, Agnes & Kate Rooney Vigil7.00pm Angelo White & Ann Reilly& Mick O’Mahony
9.00amJoseph Lawlor9.00amSusan Timmins & Johnnie, Christy & Ita Donnelly
11.00amDeceased members of Cudlipp & O’Shaughnessy families  & Eddie & Christy Nulty11.00amSarah & Daniel Eiffe
12.15pmAlice BeggyNicholas Keogh (Months Mind)12.15pmEileen Fernandes& David Mulvaney
[                                                                    Monday              Maria Inder, Bridget McIntyre & David Conmey (11.00am Nursing Home)Saturday            First Communion at 11.00am in the Parish Church 
Next Sunday at the 12.15pm Mass: 
Ratoath GAA invites you to celebrate the 125th Anniversary of the GAA beginning with a special Mass at 12.15pm on next Sunday 10th May in the Parish Church. The celebrations will then continue in Sean Eiffe Park, Brownstown. Please join the GAA for what promises to be a fun day for all.  Events include fun games, live traditional Irish Music, BBQ and much more.  Check out for further information
Rathbeggan National School, The Bush, Dunshaughlin will celebrate its 50th birthday in 2010.  A meeting will be held in Rathbeggan School at 8:30pm on Thursday May 14th to begin to prepare for this special occasion. Anyone with a present or past association with the school is invited to attend. You can contact the school at 01-8259891 or by e-mail at 
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                                           Are you a Family Carer? We have services you can avail of including Drop in Centre for information, Home Respite Services, Training Courses, Support Groups. Contact Blanchardstown Cares Association, Marian House, Main Street, Blanchardstown tel 01 8119555 /8119564email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Aisling Group International Charity needs people to take part in the Flora Women’s Mini Marathon Monday 1st June & help save a life by supporting families in Ireland.
Other events for Aisling Group International on or
For details contact: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 046-9074300 & 0876728197
Navan Cycling Club 50k cycle in aid of Aisling Group International Charity on 13th June. Starts at Teach Na Teanhrach (formerly Balreask Pub), Trim Rd., Navan via Trim, Athboy and finish in Dunderry. Cyclists are invited to join in for part or all of cycle. Contact Matt 087 2577896 for details or be at start before 11a.m.  Start:11.00a.m.
Ratoath/Rathbeggan Community Games - Athletic Day to take place this Sunday 3rd May  Venue: Athletic Track, Jamestown (beside Ratoath College).  Time: 3.00pm onwards.   Under 6s to Under 16 events.   Registration on arrival.  €2 per child.  Any queries please contact Eileen Sheeran : 087 2887217 or Deirdre McCormack : 085 7283263 Want to Learn How to Grow Your Own Vegetables? Courses commencing shortly: Adults: 3 classes (of 2 hours) Price €60 Children: 6 classes (of 1 hour) Price €50 Practical hands on experience. Max. 10 per class. For bookings contact Paddy at 'The Big Tree Allotments', Crerogue, Kilmessan, Co. Meath on  086 3446791.School Bag taken from car in the Codaless.If found please ring 087 6493639. Reward Given.Fund Raiser and Coffee Morning in aid of the Special Olympics will be held in the Ratoath  Community Centre on Friday 8th May 9.30am -12.30pm. Bric a Brac sale. Donations welcomed. Ring Ann 8256150.  Attention all those who attended The Ratoath Fashion Show. A number of raffle prizes have not yet been claimed. If you still have your Goody Bag make sure to check if you have any of the following numbers: No's 3, 5, 23, 34, 42, 56, 66, 71, 122, 125, 175, 184, 214, 217, 218, 242, 244 & 268. If you've been lucky, please contact Doreen on 8257902. Ratoath ICA meeting on Tuesday 5th May at 8.15pm in the Community Centre. New members welcome. Concert.  St Joseph's Secondary School, Navan, will perform Vivaldi's Gloria, and other works from the Baroque period in the Augustinian Church, Drogheda on Sunday 10 May at 8pm. Tickets €10.00 at the door.

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