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Parish Bulletin 15th November 2009

Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath

15 November 2009

( 01 8256207

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


Congratulations to Elaine McCormack & Brian Dunne who were married on Saturday.


Congratulations to Billy McEvoy (Jamestown Park), Abbie Mannering (St Oliver’s Park),

Sean Morgan (The Old Mill), Cai Duggan (Ashbourne) and Eva McCarthy (Jamestown Park) 

who were baptised recently.


Congratulations to Canon Pat Browne: Canon Pat Browne, who is originally from Ratoath, has been appointed Catholic chaplain to the Houses of Parliament in Westminster. Canon Pat is a priest of the diocese of Westminster and is parish priest at Holy Apostles Church, Pimlico, close to the Palace of Westminster. Canon Pat is the first Catholic chaplain appointed to the Houses of Parliament since the Reformation.  His official title is “Parliamentary Roman Catholic Duty Priest”. This will involve celebrating Mass and the Sacraments there on a regular basis and being available not only to MPs and Peers but also to the many Catholics that work in the Palace of Westminster. The new post was created after MPs requested that a priest be appointed to serve them.


Please pray for Joan Copley (Ratoath Manor Nursing Home) who died during the week.

May she rest in peace.


Remembering our loved ones who have died

Two remembrance services will be held in Holy Trinity Church Ratoath, during the month of November.



On Thursday 19th November at 8pm, ‘Anam Cara’, is for all parents, family members and friends who have had to cope with the tragic and untimely death of their infant, child, teenager or adult son or daughter. At this ceremony we remember with love and celebrate the lives of babies who have died before or around the time of birth. We remember the short and precious lives of children who have died, and we remember adult sons or daughters who have died.


On Monday 23rd November at 8pm, our second remembrance service; ‘Light in Darkness’ is for all parents, family members and friends who have been bereaved by suicide.


We extend a warm welcome to everyone and hope that they will find some comfort in coming together to remember their loved one in a special way at these services


“Do This in Memory of Me”: The boys and girls in Second Class who are to receive their First Communion next May will attend, with their parents, the second “Do This in Memory of Me” Masses next weekend. The parent’s committee who are helping with the Masses next weekend will meet in the parish Pastoral Centre on Monday next 16th November at 7.30pm


Taize Prayer: On the Wednesday evenings of 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.      The hour of prayer will begin at 8.30pm and conclude with night prayer at 9.30pm.


Come Share the light: Diocesan Youth Forum 27th to 29th November in St. Finian’s College, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath Young adults 18 – 35 years are invited to participate in talks, group discussions, fun, music and prayer, as young people meet to explore their role in the Church. See  for more details or 087 7631916 after 6 pm.



To celebrate 50 years since it first opened its doors, Rathbeggan National School is calling the Roll one more time for all of its past pupils.  If you are a past pupil or parent of a past pupil we would you contact with the school immediately to ensure that you are kept updated on plans for this historic occasion. The school is especially interested in any old photographs, newspaper cuttings or memorabilia associated with the school. To answer ‘Anseo’ to Rathbeggan’s Roll call you can contact the school at 01-8259891 or by e-mail at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Envelope Collection for 8th November €1,618.96

Standing Orders for October €5,056.32Many thanks for your continued support and generosity.


15 Nov

Thirty Third Sunday in O.T.

22 Nov

The Feast of Christ the King



Audrey Kearney

& Tom & Annie O’Halloran



Patrick, Brigid, Nancy & Pat Mulvaney Mary & Johnnie O’Brien


 Special Intention


Jack, Thomas, & Marie Nulty

& Killian McDonnell


Anthony Donohue

 & George Egar


Maureen Regan (Month’s Mind) & Paddy Regan

& Mary, John & Esther Butler


Theresa & John McCann

& Michael Ward


Con Colfer

& Rosemary & Tommy Wallace



Monday           Charlie & Nancy Moore & Andrew Johnson                     Tuesday       Maura Geoghegan                                       Wednesday      Nora Hitillambeau                                                         Thursday      James & Ann Keenan                                   Friday              Michael, Margaret, & Noel Blake                                     Saturday       Michael Murphy




A Suicide Information and Awareness Evening will be held on Tuesday 24th November at 8.00pm in the Ardboyne Hotel, Navan. Speakers: Ms Caroline McGuigan (Founder/CEO of Suicide or Survival – Psychotherapist); Mrs Margaret Hayes (mother of the late Gerard Hayes, who died by suicide in 1987); Mr Jim O’Connell (involved in the school centred based project ‘Jigsaw’ - a mental health program for young people, implemented by the HSE, VEC, NEPS and Headstrong); Dr John Sheehan (Consultant psychiatrist at the Mater Hospital, Dublin); Mr Garreth Phelan (Suicide/Support Officer with the HSE) and Chairperson,  Mr Paul Kelly, (who founded ‘Console’ following the death of his younger sister Sharon, through Suicide.  Paul is also a director of the Irish Association of Suicidology). Admission free and tea/coffee will be served.


Virginia Kerr’s Winter Concert: Enjoy a wonderful evening of music with Virginia Kerr and guests at the Summerville Rooms, Tattersalls, Fairyhouse Road, Ratoath on Saturday 21st November at 8.00pm. Interval drink and post concert finger food. All proceeds in aid of the Romanian Breadbasket Appeal. For tickets phone Deirdre Redmond on 087-6507174


The Age of Stupid, a highly original film on Climate Change, will be shown in the Solstice Arts Centre, Navan on Monday 16th Nov at 10.30am and 1.30pm for schools and at 8pm for the general public .An audience and panel discussion will follow the film. Tickets:  €6. Booking at Solstice 046-9092300 or








Aisling Group International Charity Coffee Morning with " Mari Brannock of Midas Group" November 21st at Ryan's, Trimgate St., Navan- 11am till 12.30pm. Donations €10 contact: Jacinta/Deirdre (046) 9074300. Proceeds support counselling, training and education services.


Ratoath Meals on Wheels: If you would like to avail of this service please contact

Regina Doherty on 087 2680182



Dunshaughlin Players present our winter production, 'Drama at the Arch', three one act pieces to be held from Thursday 19th to Saturday 21st at 8.30 pm in upstairs in the Arch Bar, Dunshaughlin. Contact Carol on 086 6054387 for details or just come along on the night.


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