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Parish Bulletin 22nd November 2009

Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath

22 November 2009

( 01 8256207

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



Congratulations to Lily Flood (Steeplechase Green), Ruadhan Tansley (Foxbrook) and

Jamie Egan (Kilbrew) who were baptised recently.

Remembering our loved ones who have died


On next 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


Taize Prayer: Our final night of Taize prayer for 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



22 Nov

The Feast of Christ the King

29 Nov

The First Sunday of Advent



Patrick, Brigid, Nancy & Pat Mulvaney &

Mary & Johnnie O’Brien



Des Crofton (Months Mind)

& Deceased members of the Elliott family (Cabinhill)


Jack, Thomas, & Marie Nulty

& Killian McDonnell


Kevin & Kate Darby

& Helen Kavanagh and deceased members of the Kavanagh family


Maureen Regan (Month’s Mind) & Paddy Regan

& Mary, John & Esther Butler


Richard King & Brigid Wall


Con Colfer

& Anne Clancy (Months Mind)

& Rosemary & Tommy Wallace


Frank Maher

& John McEnroe



Monday           Mary & James Keogh                          Tuesday           Tom Wheeler                                                                                       Wednesday     Phil Byrne                                          Thursday         Special Intention

 Friday            Special Intention                                      Saturday          No morning Mass (Wedding Mass)



A social evening will be held in the Parochial House on this Thursday evening (26th November) beginning at 8.00pm for all who distribute the parish envelopes, those who collect them and for those who take up the basket collection at the weekend Masses. We are grateful to all for their support and work.


New members are welcome to join the Parish Choir at any time. Even if you can commit to joining for the Christmas period, you will be most welcome. The choir practices on Tuesday evenings at 8.30pm for an hour in the Parish Pastoral Centre.


St Vincent de Paul: Church Gate collection on 5th -6th December and a collection at the local supermarkets on Saturday 12th December. You can contact St Vincent de Paul on 087 987 5641.


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.


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

Regina Doherty on 087 2680182


The Spiritan Zambia Orphan Fund wish to thank all those who contributed to their recent church gate collection which raised €502.80


Christmas Fair and Fun Fashion Show: in aid of the Marie Keating Foundation, Tuesday 24th November 4-00pm-8.00pm, preview, Wednesday 25th November 10.00am-5.00am at

Tattersall’s House, Fairyhouse Road. Tuesday evening €10.00(including glass of wine) Wednesday €5.00. All your Christmas Shopping from food, toys, stocking fillers, Jewellery, Linen and much more. Enquiries Ph Anne 087 7666 4846


St.Michael's House is a voluntary organisation which supports people with intellectual disabilities. We are a community residential house providing 24 hour support to four people with moderate-severe intellectual disabilities. The fundraiser is called Santa swim. It is taking place in Aura Leisure Link in Trim on Saturday the 28th of November between 5pm and 7pm. The swim is for people of all abilities whether they can doggie paddle for 1 length or do a perfect front crawl for 50 lengths. All proceeds will go towards sensory equipment, communication equipment or towards buying transport for St. Michael's House, Navan.


Have you ever wanted to Sing? – The Kathryn Smith Academy, Ratoath, now enrolling for NewTerm. Due to popular demand, introducing new classes in Singing & Musical Theatre for all grades & standards.  Preparation for Junior/Leaving Cert & Audition. Exams available and purely optional.  PS. Why should the kids have all the fun? Come enjoy our adult day & evening singing classes, including our new male singing class  in relaxed & informal surroundings, young or old – we all have a voice. Beginners Welcome.Information & application forms  - Tel 0872519771 or (01 6303062)   or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it



Free Stop Smoking Service available to all in Navan and surrounding areas - every Monday to Friday in Claremont Stadium, Navan. - Oaklawns Community House, Clogherboy, Navan and 96 Teach Na Daoine, Claremont Estate, Navan. Contact Mary on 085-1206338 or Bridie on

 085-1206336. One to one service, group service or just drop in service available - no appointment needed. Free Carbon Monoxide test on request. This service is funded by HSE North East and administered by Meath Partnership


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