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Parish Newsletter 6 september 2009

Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath

6 September 2009

( 01 8256207

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


A meeting of the Children’s Liturgy Committee will be held in the Parish Pastoral Centre on Wednesday 9th September at 8.00pm


The baptismal programme for parents who have children for baptism in the near future takes place on 9th September at 8.00pm in the Parish Pastoral Centre


Envelope Collection for the week ending 23rd & 30th August €2,720.42

Many thanks for your continued support and generosity.




The Parish Choir will resume this coming week. Rehearsals take place on Tuesday evenings at 8.30pm in the Parish Pastoral Centre and the choir sing at the 12.15pm Mass on Sundays and on the major liturgical events during the year. New members are always welcome. If interested, come to the first rehearsal of the new session on Tuesday 8th September at 8.30pm in the Parish Pastoral Centre.



Ratoath Active Age Group will resume on Friday 11th September in the Community Centre

11am -1.00pm


The annual Get Together in Tattersalls for Senior Citizens is coming up soon and will be invitation only, as places are restricted. If you would like to attend please phone

Anne on 01 8256 150


Retreat for Young Adults: for those between 18-38 years who would like to experience any of the following; A relaxed prayerful weekend, Time out to reflect on your journey through life and your priorities,  An opportunity to discern how God may be calling you. Date 11th -13th September Friday evening to Sunday afternoon. Dowdstown House, Dalgan Park, Navan. Donation €55.00 (full board) Contact Sr Una 0906481666 or Kieran 087 9711162 email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


A Marriage Enrichment weekend. Why not invest in your marriage and book the next weekend at Emmaus conference centre in Swords on 9th – 11th October. Visit or contact 085166086


Ratoath Community Support Group (supporting parents of children with special or additional needs). The group meets once a month on the second Tuesday of the month (during school terms)

The next meeting will take place on Tuesday 8th September at 8pm in the Community Centre (Boardroom). Newcomers very welcome! For more information, contact Doreen on 8257902.


Dunshaughlin Promotions Presents - The Welcome Back Nite, Saturday 19th September at 8.30pm in Dunshaughlin Community and Sports Centre. With acts like - Oxegen 09 stars - The Corona's, supported by successful Dunshaughlin'ites Home Star Runner and fresh DJ – Eddie Mac. Tickets (€15) are available from 2nd of September from Dunshaughlin Community and Sports Centre, e2Music - Navan, Easons - Ashbourne or through our booking line 018024876.


Join our free six week stop smoking course from 7pm-9pm on September 7th in Claremont Stadium, Commons Rd. Navan. Contact Mary Davis on 085-1206338 or Bridie Costello on 085-1206336


Gymboree Play and Music will hold an open week at their Play Centre at Fairyhouse Racecourse, commencing on Monday Sept 7th. Please call us on 01-8259402 to arrange your free class and experience the fun filled benefits of the program. Classes cover children from age 0-5.


The Ducks Football (age 4 - 6 year olds) training starts back for the new season at 9.30am on Saturday 12th September in Sean Eiffe GAA Club Ratoath.


Irelands Biggest Coffee Morning - Thursday September 17th in Ratoath GAA Club from

9.30 to 12noon. Raffle and Cake sale on the day. Cake donations welcome on the morning. Please come and support this great cause. All monies go the Hospice Care in Meath


Do you know of anyone going to work on the Missions or a truck going that will take medical equipment with them. Please contact Jackie 0n 01 8257942


Have you ever wanted to Sing? – The Kathryn Smith Academy, Ratoath, now enrolling for New Term. 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


Bingo commences in Ratoath Community Centre on Sunday 6th September at 8.00pm Hurray. €900.00 plus in prizes. For further information contact the community centre 01 6895600


Ratoath Foroige Club seek the assistance of a person/persons in the collection and return of a large bicycle for fundraiser in the village on the 19/20th September. Would require a large trailer/van/truck to transport this bicycle. For further information please contact Deborah on

086-1708208. Any help would be gratefully received."


Ratoath Bridge Club: Play will resume on Thursday 10th September at 7.30pm in the GAA clubhouse Brownstown. New members welcome


Please pray for Vincent Nolan (Navan Road) father of Vincent Nolan (Foxlodge Woods) who died during the week. May he rest in peace.




6 Sept

Twenty Third  Sunday in Ordinary Time

13 Sept

Twenty Fourth  Sunday in Ordinary Time



James, Rose, & Peter Brennan

& Nan Cahill



Patrick Beggy

& Jim & Lydia Everard


Kathleen McBurney & Joe Murphy


Eileen & Michael McSweeney


Michael & Patricia Reilly

& Jimmy & Betty Mannering


 Jack Donnelly

& Eddie Gannon


Thomas Clarke and deceased members of the Clarke family

& Suzanne Sutton


Sean Connolly

& Pudsar Toole (Months Mind) & Deceased members of the Oakley family


            Monday           Deceased members of the Greer & Murphy family

            Tuesday           Eileen Fernandes       

            Saturday          Bernard Browne & Patricia Hoey


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