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Parish Bulletin 18th October 2009

Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath

18 October 2009

( 01 8256207

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



Congratulations to Lilly Holland (Steeplechase Wood), Hannah Daly (Leigh Valley),

Isobelle Kelly (Foxlodge Manor) and Megan Daly (Powderlough) who were baptised recently.


Congratulations to Alva Gregan and Paul Cullen who were married during the week.


Please pray for Maureen Regan (Meadowbank Hill), mother of Mary Brennan, Katie Callaghan (Roscommon), mother of Ollie Callaghan (Curragha Road) and Mary McHale (Ballina) mother of Pat McHale (Leigh Valley) who died during the week. May they rest in peace.



Taize Prayer

On the Wednesday evenings of October and November a reflective hour of prayer and reflection will be held in the Church. All are welcome to attend even for just a few minutes - listen to the Taize music, to pray for all in our community and to take time to pray for our concerns. The hour of prayer will begin at 8.30pm and conclude with night prayer at 9.30pm.




Post Confirmation

During the week the parish team met the first group of young people who were confirmed last February. The following is the prayer on the back of the prayer cards which the young people received.

Prayer for My Parents                                                                                                                      When I let them down, Give them strength. When they let me down, Give me wisdom. When I worry them, Give them peace of mind. When they worry me, Give me courage. When I bring them joy, Give them pride. When they bring me love, Give me the grace to love them in return. Amen.


The Parish team will meet the last group next Wednesday at 8.20pm in the Venue Theatre.



                                             Today is Mission Sunday                                                   The collection taken up at Masses will be used to support mission projects. The theme for Mission Sunday, is Reach Out. Last year, the people of Meath Diocese contributed a total of € 177,623 to the Mission Sunday appeal, making it the second largest diocesan contribution in Ireland.        There are 1,976 Irish missionaries currently serving throughout the world. Funds raised from the collection last year were allocated to missionaries and associated projects in 13 countries, including India, South Africa, Liberia and Botswana.

Projects supported by the funds raised through the Mission Sunday collection included the building of simple mission churches, the education of seminarians and the formation of lay leaders.         The Mission Sunday gift was also used for the building of health clinics for children, emergency aid in times of war or natural disaster and assisted missionaries in their efforts to care for refugees.




                                                Altar List of the Dead                                                       Please take home a list of the dead sheet and return the completed list to the box at the back of the Church as soon as possible. All our dead are remembered in our Masses during the month of November (the month of the Holy Souls) and in the First Friday Masses throughout the year.


                                                Temperance Mission                                                  Church of the Immaculate Conception, Ashbourne, Wednesday 21st October at 8pm          Guest Speaker: Fr. Peter McVerry, followed by an opportunity to venerate the relics of Venerable Matt Talbot.  Refreshments afterwards.


Envelope Collection for the week ending 4th & 11th October €2,620

Many thanks for your continued support and generosity.


Marian day of Prayer: "The woman clothed with the sun” on 21st October from 10.30am to 4.30pm in Emmaus Retreat and Conference Centre, Swords. 01-8700050 or email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Price: €45 Including Light Lunch. Facilitator: Fr. Michael Maher is a Marist priest currently in community in Dundalk. He has wide experience in conducting Parish Missions, and Days of Recollection and has also been involved in Hospital and School Ministry.


The Rosary will be said each morning after the 9.45am Mass in the family room. All welcome.


Eucharistic Adoration in the Family Room of the Church every Wednesday from 10.00am to 10.00pm


Parenting: Talk by Dr Vincent Molony ‘Ten Commandments for Parents’ in Dowdstown House Dalgan Park on Monday 19 Oct at 8pm. For details, phone 0469021407


A public meeting organised by the International Peace Studies programme at the Irish School of Ecumenics, Trinity College Dublin: Stephen Zunes, "U.S. Foreign Policy in the Middle East:  Peacemaker or Peacebreaker", Robert Emmet Theatre, Arts Building, Trinity College Dublin,

Thursday, October 22nd at 7.00pm.



Winners of the Ratoath ICA colouring competition were Eabha Gannon, Park View and

Sarah McTigue, St. Oliver’s Park. Both receive a book token for Ratoath Books. Well done.




Ratoath Badminton Club: Open to all levels. Play take place in  Ratoath College on Mondays  (7.30pm – 10pm) and Tuesdays (8.30pm – 10.00pm) and also in Ashbourne Community Centre on Wednesdays (8.30-10.30pm).  Contact Willie 087 2040470


Children not attending primary school in Ratoath and living in the area who wish to enrol in Ratoath College in September 2010,  please contact the school directly on 01 8254102 or call to the college for an application form.






18 Oct

Mission Sunday

25 Oct

Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time



John Harmon & James Gray



Elizabeth Madden

& Bridget & Sean Slattery


Brendan Whyte

& Anthony & Mary Boyle


 Sean & Pierce Glynn

& William Dunne


Michael & Margaret Hearne & Deceased members of the family

& Thomas, Margaret & Michael Naughton & Molly & Frank Maher


John Grogan (Month’s Mind)

& Patrick Campbell

& Joseph & Masie McCormack


 James & Kate Donnelly & sons John & James

& Willie Kissane & Sandra Buttner


Paddy McDermott (Month’s Mind)

& Michael Maher



Monday                   Deceased members of the Woods and Reilly families

Tuesday                 Deceased members of the Cunny family

Saturday                  Patrick & Patrick Junior McCabe


                              A Thought for Mission Sunday                                                                                            When we bring people only knowledge, tools, technical ability and not the gospel we bring them too little”                                Pope Benedict, September 2006


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