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Parish Bulletin 23rd August 2009

Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath

23 August 2009

( 01 8256207

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


Please pray for Joe Costello (Ratoath Manor Nursing Home) who died during the week. May he rest in peace.


Congatulations to Jack O’Gorman (Foxlodge Woods), Sorsha Lumley (Steeplechase Green),

 Sam Brady (The Village Green),  Zoey Corcoran (Chapelizod), Cian McGrory (Moulden Bridge), Faye Woods (Woodlands Park) and Cillian Wall (The Old Mill)  who were baptised this week.


Congratulations to Pamela Adams and Mark Byas and to Julie Mannering and Joe Mulvaney who were married during the week.


Eucharistic Adoration every Wednesday from 10.00am to 10.00pm in the family room of the church. All welcome


Envelope Collection for the week ending 9th & 16th August €1,512.79

Standing Orders for July €5,154.46 Many thanks for your continued support and generosity.


Safeguarding Children: The Diocese of Meath recognises and upholds the dignity and rights of all children and is committed to ensuring their safety and well-being. The diocese values and encourages the participation of children in parish related activities. The diocesan policy for the safeguarding of children and guidelines and contact details can be found on the diocesan web site


Study Theology from Home. The Dominicans are offering a theology programme specifically for lay people, offered by distance learning. You can study for a certificate, diploma or degree in theology from the comfort of your home. Please contact The Priory Institute, Tallaght Village, Dublin 24. Tel 01 404 8124/7 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it



Can You Help?


We are looking for some adults who would be willing to assist us with the Children’s Liturgy.

It is not a big commitment (usually 3 to 4 times a year). If you are interested, please speak to Fr. Gerry or Fr. Patrick or call the parish office.


Liturgy Committee: We are looking for new members for our parish Liturgy Committee. If you are interested in joining us please let Fr Gerry or Fr Patrick know or contact the parish office



23 Aug

Twenty First  Sunday in Ordinary Time

30 Aug

Twenty Second  Sunday in Ordinary Time



James Reilly



Michael & Roseanna Nolan




Michael &  Annie Walls


Paddy O’Connor & Maria O’Connor Howard 



Betty & Jimmy Mannering

& Paddy Walsh


Jackie Mannering & Ann McLoughlin


Mary Carey

& Joseph Morton (Months Mind)


            Monday          Louis Sisters, Rathmines       Tuesday         Thomas Kirwan

           Wednesday    Birthday Remembrance        Thursday       Special Intention

           Friday            John John

Creative Approaches to Personal and Faith Enrichment: Short courses for autumn 2009.This series of short courses is part of All Hallows’ ongoing commitment to produce quality programmes in Personal and Faith enrichment. Explore aspects of Spiritually in a living Faith context. Enhance and enrich your own journey in a relaxed, informal and welcoming environs of all Hallows’. For more information Phone 01 852 0702 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it



The Pro-Life Campaign would like to thank all parishioners who so generously supported their recent annual collection which raised €668.50. Many thanks.


Ashbourne Credit Union. Serving Ashbourne, Ratoath and surrounding areas. If you are interested in joining or require information phone 8351177.


Ratoath Badminton Club: The new badminton season will commence in Ashbourne Community Centre on Wednesdays from 8.00pm to 10.00pm starting next week 26th August. New members very welcome. Contact Willie on 087 2040470


 Have you ever wanted to Sing? – The Kathryn Smith Academy, Ratoath, now enrolling for NewTerm. Due to popular demand, introducing new classes in Speech & Drama, Singing & Musical Theatre for all grades & standards.  Preparation for Junior/Leaving Cert & Audition. Exams available and purely optional.  PS. Why should the kids have all the fun? Come enjoy our adult day & evening singing classes, including our new MALE  SINGING CLASS  in relaxed & informal surroundings, young or old – we all have a voice. Beginners Welcome.

Information & application forms  - Tel 0872519771 or (01 6303062)   or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Family Fun Day (Intercultural) August 23rd: from 12.30 onwards. Music  by local artists, Trade Stands , Holistic stands, Country Market, Archery, Paintballing, Bouncy Castles and Slides, Athletics, Displays – Tae Kwon Do, Thi Chi, Punch & Judy Show,  Heritage Week Exhibitions,

Mr & Mrs. Competition, Mad Matters Tea Party (Fancy Dress) Face Painting, and much more.

Fun for everyone. Contact 01 8258863for further details.


Would you like to play In Door Bowls? For more information Contact Michael on 087 2045582


Purse found in Village on Saturday 15th August. Phone 086 0772057


No winner of the Community Lotto this week, numbers drawn Next week’s jackpot will be €980.00


The Carers Association is inviting Family Carers living in County Meath to attend our pre-budget  forum in the Ardboyne Hotel, Navan at 8.00pm on Thursday 27th August at 8.00pm. 

The forum will give carers the opportunity to discuss what they feel are the priority issues to be considered by government in supporting carers. The Forum is open to family carers, the general public and interested parties. For more information contact Clare Duffy on 057-9370215


For up to date advice on Swine Flu precautions for Primary Schools as we prepare for a new school year, please visit the Diocese of Meath website where there are HSE and CPSMA guidelines and resources available.


Words of Pope Benedict XV1in the Cathedral of Aosta on 24th July


God must enter into this world in order to set against the ocean of injustice a larger ocean of goodness and of love. And this is the event of the Cross: from that moment, against the ocean of evil, there exists a river that is boundless, and so ever mightier than all the injustices of the world, a river of goodness, truth, and love. Thus God forgives, coming into the world and transforming it so that there may be a real strength, a river of goodness wider than all the evil that could ever exist.


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