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Parish Bulletin 27th September 2009

Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath

27 September 2009

( 01 8256207

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



Please pray for Paddy McDermot (Cabin Hill), John Gogan (The Old Mill) and Bridie Murphy (Dingle, Co. Kerry), mother of Mary Phelan, Lagore Road who died recently.  May they rest in peace.


The sick and housebound will be attended to in their homes this Thursday and Friday


Official Opening of Ratoath College


The Minister for Education and Science, Mr. Batt O’Keeffe T.D. will officially open Ratoath College on Wednesday next 30th September at 9.00am. This will be a historic day in the life of the school and we wish all who are involved in the planning and the preparations for the opening every good wish for the day. Many guests, including Bishop Smith, have been invited to the school for the celebration and we extend a warm welcome to all of them.                                     


At present Ratoath College have 612 pupils and a staff of 61.



27 Sept

Twenty  Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

4 Oct

Twenty Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time



Liam Woods

& Sheila O’Neill (Months Mind)



Charles & Elizabeth Keogh

& Francis C. Byrne




Anthony & Michael Gaughan




Enda Mulvey


Paddy Carroll


Mary & Peter Moore

& Noreen Ni Chriosta


            Tuesday     Special Intention

           Friday       Mass for all those on the Parish list of the Dead               Saturday          No morning Mass



All that matters is to be one with the living God

to be a creature in the house of the God of Life....

Sleeping in the hearth of the living world

yawning at home before the fire of life

feeling the presence of the living God

like a great reassurance

a deep calm in the heart     a presence

as of the master sitting at the board

in his own and greater being,

in the house of life.                                                         D.H.Lawrence  “Pax”

October: Mission Month. Thursday, 1st October is the feast of St. Therese of Lisieux, patroness of missions. It marks the beginning of Mission Month, the annual worldwide Catholic celebration of the Church’s missionary activity. October gives us the opportunity to unite with our missionary brothers and sisters through spiritual and material support. All parishioners are encouraged to offer prayers for the protection and guidance of all missionaries currently reaching out to communities worldwide. For more information log on to


Positive parenting : This autumns’ parenting programme in Dowdstown House, Dalgan Park, Navan( 046 9021407) starts on Monday 28th September. There will be 4 speakers on 4 consecutive Monday nights. First speaker Mr John Lonergan, Governor, Mountjoy Prison. An individual or couple can book for the full course or attend any one or more nights of their choice.                   

Ratoath Altar Society wishes to thank everyone for their generous support for their recent church gate collection which raised €1,204.40. Many Thanks.


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. 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)


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


North East Smoke Free Homes Competition. Would you like to make your home a smoke free zone from cigarette smoke for a least 4 weeks and win up to €100. For application forms and information contact Mary Dardis on 085-1206338 or Bridie Costello on 085-1206336


The AGM of St. Oliver Plunkett Community Centre Limited will take place in the Training Room of Ratoath Community Centre on Wednesday 7th October at 7.00pm



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.


Lost and Found: Hearing Aid lost last weekend, they were in a gray spectacle case. If found please contact the Parish Office. Camera found in Church. Contact the Parish Office.




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


Ratoath Garden Club: New season will start on Monday 28th September in the Community Centre. Registration will be at 8.00pm. Topic will be “Growing Together” Speaker Eamon Malone and “Introduction to Vegetable Growing” speaker Richard Bradley. Plant Sale.


Rathbeggan National School is holding its Annual Funday this Sunday in the Dunshaughlin Community Centre from 2:30pm to 5:00pm.  All are welcome. (Admission free)


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