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Parish Bulletin 4th October 2009

Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath

4 October 2009

( 01 8256207

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



Congratulations to Isobelle and Lucy Kelly (Fox Lodge Manor), Kyle Levingston (The Old Mill),

Katie Lundy (Somerville), Alan Keogh (Baltrasna), Erin Hughes (Fox Lodge Manor) and

Kelly Walsh (Woodlands) who were baptised recently.


Congratulations to Andrea Kenny and Declan Kelly who were married on Saturday.


Envelope Collection for the week ending 20th & 27th September €2,314.83

Many thanks for your continued support and generosity.


A meeting of the Board of Management of Ratoath Junior National School will be held in the Parish Pastoral Centre on Tuesday next 6th October at 7.30pm


A meeting of the Board of Management of St Paul’s National School will be held in the school on Wednesday next 7th October at 4.00pm


A meeting of the Board of Management of Rathbeggan National School will be held in the Parish Pastoral Centre on Wednesday next 7th October at 8.30pm


The Children’s Liturgy Committee will meet in the Parish Pastoral Centre on Wednesday next 7th October at 8.00pm


The Baptismal Team will meet on Thursday next 8th October in the Parish Pastoral Centre at 7.30pm, followed by supper in the Parochial House.


Parish Youth Choir: The parish has established a new choir for young people. It will be directed by Deirdre Kinsella and will meet for practise on Monday evenings for an hour beginning at 7.45pm. For more information contact the Parish Office.


At the Masses next weekend, we will celebrate our annual Thanksgiving for the Harvest.


October is Mission Month, the annual worldwide Catholic celebration of the Church’s missionary activity. This annual celebration encourages Catholics to lend support, through spiritual and material contributions, to missionaries and mission projects worldwide. Mission Sunday is on 18th October. The theme this year is Reach Out. For more information log on to




4 Oct

Twenty  Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

11 Oct

Twenty Eight Sunday in Ordinary Time



Charles & Elizabeth Keogh

& Francis C. Byrne



Christy Donnelly

& Special Intention


Anthony & Michael Gaughan




Enda Mulvey & John Tyrrell


Michael McIntyre


Mary & Peter Moore

& Noreen Ni Chriosta





            Tuesday         Mattie and Mollie Duffy                               Wednesday     Tom Wheeler                                                       Friday             Gretta & Thomas Butterly      

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 8.00pm


HSE Parenting Programme takes place in the Community Centre on Thursday mornings from 10.30am to 12.30pm. For further information contact Sandra on 046-9073178


Parenting: Talk by Catherine Brennan on Positive Discipline in Dowdstown House, Dalgan Park on Monday 5th October at 8.00pm. For details, phone 0469021407


Many thanks to all who supported the Hospice Coffee Moring which raised €4,115.74



Day for Life - Sunday 4th October “You are precious in my sight”


Day for Life was initiated by the late Pope John Paul II, to encourage the Catholic Church worldwide to celebrate the sanctity of life – a day dedicated to raising awareness about the meaning and value of human life at every stage and in every condition.

For 2009, the theme is ‘You are precious in my sight’. Building upon last year’s focus on mental health; the bishops hope that this year’s day with its particular focus on suicide will help raise awareness of the vital role played by families and a supportive parish community in supporting and sustaining those who may be struggling to cope.

 The Church believes that every life is worth living and look at the reasons why people contemplate suicide, including acute mental illness and the possible spiritual factors involved. It also point towards the support that the professional services can bring and hopefully help to reduce the stigma too often associated with mental illness and depression.

Day for Life Prayer


We thank you Lord for the gift of life.

Help us to appreciate the unique dignity of

every human person and the individual

contribution they make to the world, in

fulfilment of the task you give them.

Enable us by your grace to promote their wellbeing,

serving you in one another in a spirit of

generosity, through Christ Jesus Our Lord. Amen.


“We need the greater and lesser hopes that

keep us going day by day. But these are not

enough without the great hope, which must

surpass everything else. This great hope can

only be God, who encompasses the whole of

reality and who can bestow upon us what we,

     by ourselves, cannot attain” (Pope Benedict XVI )



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