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Parish Bulletin 2nd May 2010

Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath

2 May 2010

( 01 8256207


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





Congratulations to Eoghan Kinsella (Leigh Valley), Harry Duggan (Fairyhouse Road),

Carla Doody (Milltree Park), Clodagh Whelan (Clonsella) and Abigail Walsh (MeadowBank Hill)

who were baptised recently.


Congratulations to Youlanda Kelly & Fionnan Blake and to Mary O’Brien & Ray Hannigan who were married during the week.


The sick and the housebound will be attended to in their homes on Thursday and Friday.


Eucharistic Adoration every Wednesday for 10.00am to 10.00pm in the family room of the church. All are welcome.


Ratoath GAA welcomes everyone to celebrate Lá na gClub, a family open day on Sunday 9th May. Club Mass at 11.00am in the Parish Church. Fun and Games start at 2pm in Sean Eiffe Park, Brownstown. Entertainment and BBQ all day.



Cemetery Sunday is on Sunday 30th May beginning with evening prayer at 5.00pm in the church, followed by rosary and blessing of the graves in the cemetery.


Rathbeggan National School – Golden Jubilee - 50 Years On


This year Rathbeggan National School celebrates its 50th year of existence. To celebrate this historic occasion a number of events will be held in the coming weeks.


A social evening will be held this Friday 7th May in Tattersalls – a reunion evening for past pupils. Some tickets are still available. If you are interested, please contact Maria at

087-4155732 before Tuesday 5th May.


Next Sunday the 12.15pm Mass will be a Mass of Thanksgiving for 50 years of Rathbeggan National School. Members of the Board of Management, the staff, pupils, parents and all past pupils are welcome to attend. The school choir will sing and members of staff and parents will participate in the readings, prayers of the faithful and special offertory procession.


President Mary McAleese will visit the school on Wednesday 12th May. Bishop Smith will attend along with other guests.




2 May

Fifth Sunday of Easter

9 May

Sixth Sunday of Easter



Dympna Mills

& Anthony King



Mick O’Mahony


Luke, Margaret & Ita Ralph


Susan Timmins

John, Mary, Larry & Mary Mooney


Bridget & Con Colfer

Bridget McIntyre & David Conmey


Alice Beggy

Kitty & Joe Murrihy


Sarah Kate Somerville

& Eileen Fernandes


Rathbeggan National School Golden Jubilee Anniversary Mass

Alice O’Beirne


Monday         Mass at 11.00am in the Nursing Home

Friday            Mass for all those on the Parish List of the Dead                 Saturday  No morning Mass.


We welcome Brother Brian Johnson will speak at all the Masses this weekend.  The Franciscan Brothers were founded in Galway in the early 1800’s. They were founded to work with the rural poor in Ireland and so all of their monasteries were located in rural areas. Their primary work involved Religious and Secular Education, and Agriculture. They are well remembered for their work during the Great Famine. Presently they have missions in Kenya and Uganda where they are involved in Aids Awareness, Secular and Religious Education, Sustainable Agriculture and Rural Development, Food and Seed Distribution, Food Security, and Famine Relief.


A Tea Day in support of the Alzheimer’s Society will be held in Ratoath Manor Nursing Home on Thursday, 6 May, 2010 from 2.00pm to 5.00 p.m.  Please come along and enjoy a cup of tea with staff and residents – all welcome.


Alzheimer Morning on 6th May from 9.30am at 41 The Old Mill (Aileen Wilson). All welcome.


Alzheimer Tea Day at Fox Lodge, Ratoath on Saturday, May 8th from 11 to 1 pm. All welcome. 


Ratoath Heritage's book “Ratoath Past & Present” is on sale in the following outlets in Ratoath. Fairyhouse Motors; Ratoath Books; Tony Darby's; Centra Near Buy ( J .Ryan);  Ratoath Community Centre. €25 per soft back copy. An ideal gift for birthday's /Anniversaries. We can arrange to have the book delivered to Europe and the rest of the world. Details will be on our website  within the next week.

The organisers of the Pudsar Toole Memorial Flat Race at Fairyhouse wish to thanks all who attended, bought tickets, and supported the very enjoyable day which raised €3,000.00 for Pulse,

St Vincent de Paul and People for People.



On Behalf of the Irish Cancer Society‘s Daffodil Day Kay O’Connell would like to thank all her volunteers and all who supported them on the day which raised €4,094.35. Many Thanks.


Creative Writing Summer Course for Children (10 to 12 years of age).   Duration:  5 days   Dates:  Monday 19th July to Friday 23rd July 2010.  Venue:  Dunshaughlin Community Centre.  For details, please contact Sinéad at 087 2737677.


Gymboree Summer Camps at Fairyhouse Racecourse" Let your child experience our world renowned programme throughout this summer. Camps every week, starting Monday 5th Gym Music, Sports Arts, & Crafts. And Summer Party ! Ages:3-6 years Max 10 children in one group with trained, experienced teachers! limited places available! Cost: from 75 euro. Book now

 on :01-8259402.


The Irish College, Rome is running a new course specifically for lay people entitled “Return to the Source – rediscovering the meaning of our baptism”.  It will take place from 18 to 24 July and will be facilitated by Fr Michael Drumm (Diocese of Elphin; Executive Chairperson of Catholic Schools Partnership). Lectures, liturgies and visits to significant sites in Rome will combine to deepen an appreciation of the sacraments and a rediscovery of the meaning of baptism. Further information can be found at:



An online "Explore the New Testament" course is available, supported by Mary Immaculate College, Limerick and Notre Dame University in the United States.  Course fee is €250. For further details go to or call 061 204379.


Forever Friends Pre-school, Fairyhouse Racecourse, Est. 1998. Health board registered. Fully insured. Fully Qualified staff. Places available for September 2010. Phone Mary at 086 8212979 or 01 8205933.




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