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Parish Bulletin 13th December 2009

Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath

13 December 2009

( 01 8256207

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





Congratulations to Lucy Simon (Moulden Bridge), Mia Dowling (Meadowbank Hill),

Alannah Kelliher (Moulden Bridge), Anna Eiffe (Foxbrook), Noah Mooney (Leigh Valley) and

 Gina Ronan (Somerville) who were baptised recently.


Please pray for Una McGloughlin (Dunboyne) sister of Molly Devine (Kilbride Road) and

Minnie Cusack (Galway) aunt of the Cusack family (Raystown) who died during the week.

May they rest in peace.


Carol Service.

A  Carol Service will take place on this Sunday 13th December in the Parish Church at 7.30pm. It will be led by the Children’s choir, the newly formed Youth Choir and Suantrai.

All are welcome to attend.




Christmas Youth Retreat: (16 -35 years) 18th – 20th December Newbridge College, Co Kildare. Contact Youth Office 01 6753690  email:  for more information. Bring a sleeping bag no charge donation only, free buses.


Envelope Collection for the week ending 29th November & 6th December €2,221.72

Many thanks for your continued support and generosity.


Next Sunday at 8.00pm the Parish Penance Service will be held and a number of priests from the neighbouring parishes will be assisting.


Festive Indoor Christmas Market Artisan Foods  and Local Craft in Dalgan Park, Dublin Road, Navan on Sunday 13th from 10.00am to 5.00pm – festive gifts and presents; local craft and jewellery; fabulous food; cookery demonstrations; festive fun for all the family. Kindly sponsored by McCormack’s Farm



Adult Education in the new year in Ratoath College. The College is currently looking for tutors for the evening classes. Please contact Caroline Barry Director of Adult Education  Ratoath College Tel 01 8254102 ext 121 email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Ratoath PULSE (a safe venue for teenagers to socialise): Christmas cards with view of Ratoath painted by local artist are available from Ratoath Books & Gifts. A percentage of sales from card and original screen prints will be donated to PULSE.


Meath Diocesan Choir will be performing Christmas Songs and Carols in Dunboyne Church on Tuesday 15th December at 8.00pm.  All welcome.




The Good News


In the gospel of Jesus there is the good news that we all children of God

that we are all called together into the love of God.


We are ca

lled to a faith that is personal and connected to the faith of others,

so that we have a care for the poor, and for all in their time of need.


We are to give what we have, to those who have not enough.

those who have two tunics give to those who have none.


And in giving to those who are needy, we are giving to the needy Christ.


He is cold in those who are unclothed, hungry in those who are starving,

lonely in those who are alone, victimised in those who are bullied and abused.


He rejoices with us in good times,

and sympathises with us in our sorrow.

The Lord Jesus was born among us poor, rejected by many,

and loved by Mary and Joseph.

He himself, before he can speak, is good news.


He is the son of God, one of us – we await his birth this year so that we can be reborn ourselves, and each of us can be the good news of God,

reborn in our conviction that all men and women are brothers and sisters,

that all are the children of God and that all will share the joy of God,

when Jesus comes in glory.




13 Dec

The Third Sunday of Advent

20 Dec

The Fourth Sunday of Advent



William & Mary Donnelly

Frank, Mary & Frankie Gorman

Eileen O’Sullivan & Deceased members of the family.



Raymond, Patrick & Teenie Brennan

& Maura McLoughlin

& Aubrey& Patrick McAuley & Carty family & Taffy Moore


James Daly


Bridget & Joseph Gallagher


Billy & Kathleen Lynch


Chrissie Furman

& Noel Walsh


John & son Paul Ennis

Peter & Mary Moore

Maggie Donnelly


Tom Coyle

& Eddie Smith

& Martin Kerrigan





            Thursday         Kathleen McBurney & deceased members of the family


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