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Parish Bulletin 20th September 2009

Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath

20 September 2009

( 01 8256207

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


Congratulations to Isobel Hearns (Woodlands), Rebecca Gilhooley (The Commons),

Ross Peppard (Leigh Valley), Daniel McNamara (Milltree Park), Callum Moran (Fox Lodge Manor), Kate Fitzpatrick ( Fox Lodge Woods) and Ruby Waters (Somerville) who were baptised at the weekend.


Please pray for Joan Carroll (Killmallock), mother of John Carroll (The Old Mill) and

Anne Dooley (Ballyfermot), mother of Michael Dooley (The Old Mill) who died during the week. May they rest in peace.


Envelope Collection for the week ending 13th September €1,066.45

Standing Orders for August €6,030.10

Many thanks for your continued support and generosity.


Dates for your Diary for 2010


First Confessions:           Monday 8th & Tuesday 9th March    Ratoath Junior National School

                                       Wednesday 10th March                 St. Paul’s National School

                                      Thursday 11th March                      Rathbeggan National School


First Communion           Saturday 24th April                         Rathbeggan National School

                                       Saturday 15th May                          Ratoath Junior National School

                                       Saturday 29th May                          St Paul’s National School


Confirmation:                 Saturday 22nd May




The Parish Choir: 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.




20 Sept

Twenty  Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

27 Sept

Twenty Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time



Peter Murray

& Ann Murphy



Liam Woods

& Sheila O’Neill (Months Mind)






 Maeve & Eithne Keane







 Paddy Carroll


            Thursday         Christopher Connell              Saturday          David McKinney






A meeting of the Board of Management of Ratoath Senior National School will take place in the Parish Pastoral Centre on Monday 21st September at 8.00pm


The parents who have volunteered to help with the “Do this on Memory of Me” Masses should come to the Parish Church on this Monday 21nd September at 7.30pm.


The first Masses in the “Do this in Memory of Me “programme will be on Saturday 26th and

Sunday 27th September. 


On Thursday 24th September members of the Altar Society and the Cleaning Group

get-together will take place, beginning with Evening Prayer in the Parish Pastoral Centre at 7.30pm followed by supper in the Parochial House.


A course in Ministry and Evangelisation is being offered in the diocese during the coming year. It is a one year course which begins in October and ends in July, 2010. Those who complete the Course successfully will receive a Diploma from Maryvale Institute in Birmingham. It is a distance learning course i.e. students study at home, following a Course book that is provided. Students do not need to attend classes, except for a study day at the beginning of each term at which they will receive Course materials and aspects of the course will be explained. Information and Registration forms from Fr. Seamus Heaney P.P., Parochial House, Delvin, Co Westmeath. (Tel. 044-9664127) or Geraldine Fallon, Balrath South, Delvin, Co Westmeath. (Tel. 044-9664016)



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



Bingo in Ratoath Community Centre every Sunday at 8.00pm, great prizes. For further information contact the community centre 01 6895600



Family Fun Day in aid of Marie Keating Foundation has been rescheduled to Sunday 30th  September from 2.30 - 5.30pm at 'Big Tree Allotments', Kilmessan . Bouncing Castles, Face Painting, Pony rides, Formula Fun, D.J. Raffle with lots of great prizes, fun races and games for all ages. All Welcome.


Ratoath Badminton Club: The new badminton season will commence in Ratoath College on Mondays, from 14th September (7pm – 10pm) and also in Ashbourne Community Centre on Wednesdays from 16th September (8.30-10.30pm). New members very welcome.

Contact Willie 087 2040470.

Lismullin Hospitality Services Centre has places for this academic year for a Certificate in the  Hospitality Studies Programme (FETAC level 5  Major Award), for girls aged 18-23yrs.. Scholarships available. Contact: Noreen Quinn, 046-9025099 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for further information/application form.  Check out



Time to Learn - Upskill in the Downturn ,  Free courses on offer from Co. Meath Vec to people recently unemployed. For more information contact Eilis Coyne on 046-9068249.  Details  also available from  Adult Literacy Development Officer Co. Meath VEC Abbey Road, Navan, Tel: 046 9068205 Mob: 0876696576


Are you interested in keeping Ratoath clean and tidy? Do you have an interest in the environment and your community? If so please come along to the Ratoath Community Centre - 7.30pm, Wednesday 23rd September. For further information please contact Susan or Marjan at Meath Volunteer Centre - 046 9072280


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