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Parish Bulletin 25th October 2009

Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath

25 October 2009

( 01 8256207

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



Congratulations to Fiadh Fitzmaurice (River Walk Court), Kym Eagers (Steeplechase Green),

Adam Casey (Blanchardstown), Robyn Reilly (Jamestown Park), Rachel White (Somerville) and Shawna Conroy (St Oliver’s Park) who were baptised recently.




Next Sunday is a Blue offering day

Standing Orders for September €5,258.59 Many thanks for your continued support and generosity.

The year the Volunteer Missionary Movement has been granted permission to visit the Diocese of Meath by Bishop Smith. Next weekend a volunteer representing the organization will be speaking at all weekend Masses.  VMM is a lay Catholic Missionary Organisation whose members volunteer to work  alongside local communities in the developing world.            VMM was founded in Ireland in 1969, and since then it has sent more than 1500 missionaries overseas.  VMM recruits and prepares committed people from a wide variety of professional backgrounds to work in the developing world.  However, in order for them to support their volunteers and projects, they depend on the kindness and generosity of the public.                       So any contributions donated on the day however small would be greatly appreciated.

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.







                                                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.



Children’s Choir There are no more places left in the Children’s choir. There is a waiting list for those who wish to join. Please contact the Parish office.


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


Ratoath Vincent de Paul: New contact mobile phone number is 087 987 5641




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


Ratoath Garden Club: Meeting on Monday 26th October at 8.30pm.  Paul Coulter (Altamount Gardens) will speak on “A Garden through the Seasons” Membership registration at 8.00pm.

All welcome.


Lagore Community Childcare Ltd:  Will open for business  this Tuesday October 27th. If you wish to view this beautiful childcare facility you may contact Annie Ward, Manager 01 8240 756 or Ellen Cogavin, Chairperson

Excerpt of the homily of Pope Benedict on Monday 28th September, (the feast of St. Wenceslaus, patron saint of the Czech Nation) in Stara Boleslav.

This morning, we are gathered around the altar for the glorious commemoration of the martyr Saint Wenceslaus, whose relics I was able to venerate before Mass in the Basilica dedicated to him. He shed his blood in your land, and his eagle, you chose as a symbol for this visit, constitutes the historical emblem of the noble Czech nation. This great saint, whom you are pleased to call the “eternal” Prince of the Czechs, invites us always to follow Christ faithfully, he invites us to be holy. He himself is a model of holiness for all people, especially the leaders of communities and peoples. Yet we ask ourselves: in our day, is holiness still relevant? Or is it now considered unattractive and unimportant? Do we not place more value today on worldly success and glory? Yet how long does earthly success last, and what value does it have?

The last century – as this land of yours can bear witness – saw the fall of a number of powerful figures who had apparently risen to almost unattainable heights. Suddenly they found themselves stripped of their power. Those who denied and continue to deny God, and in consequence have no respect for man, appear to have a comfortable life and to be materially successful. Yet one need only scratch the surface to realize how sad and unfulfilled these people are. Only those who maintain in their hearts a holy “fear of God” can also put their trust in man and spend their lives building a more just and fraternal world. Today there is a need for believers with credibility, who are ready to spread in every area of society the Christian principles and ideals by which their action is inspired. This is holiness, the universal vocation of all the baptized, which motivates people to carry out their duty with fidelity and courage, looking not to their own selfish interests but to the common good, seeking God’s will at every moment.

***********************************************************************************Please pray for Bernie O’Byrne (Lucan), mother of Gerry O’Byrne (Skyrne Road) and             Anne Clancy (Growtown Estate), who died during the week. May they rest in peace.








25 Oct

Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

1 Nov

All Saints



Elizabeth Madden

& Bridget & Sean Slattery



Willie & Hella Vogelaar

& Tom & John Reilly


 Sean & Pierce Glynn

& William Dunne


 Margaret & Michael Hearne & deceased members of the family


John Grogan (Month’s Mind)

& Patrick Campbell

& Joseph & Masie McCormack


John O’Neill

& Margaret Tonge


Paddy McDermott (Month’s Mind) & Michael Maher


Mary White and deceased members of the family & Michael Ward



                   Monday        Special intention - Mass in the Nursing Home (11.00am)


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