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Parish Bulletin 8th May 2010

  Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath

9 May 2010

( 01 8256207


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





Congratulations to Ruairi Mulcahy (Leigh Valley), Ava Burke (Steeplechase Green),

Aoibhe McKenna (Seagrave Hall), Ben Hayes (Porterstown Lane),  Aoife O’Dwyer

(Steeplechase Green), Emily O’Reilly (Woodlands) and Lily Bulger (Steeplechase Hill)

who were baptised recently.


The Diocese of Meath thank all the parishes of the diocese, on behalf of the Society for the Propagation of the Faith, for your support on Mission Sunday which amounted to €153,528.00 in 2009. Thank you for your great generosity despite very difficult financial times.



A meeting of the Children’s Liturgy Committee will take place on Wednesday 12th May in the Parish Pastoral Centre at 8.00pm and a meeting of the Parish Liturgy Committee will take place on the same evening in the Parish Pastoral Centre at 8.30pm


The baptismal meeting for parents who have children for baptism in the near future will take place on Wednesday 12th May in the Parish Pastoral Centre at 8.00pm




A meeting of the Board of Management of Ratoath Senior National School will take place on Thursday 13th May in the Parish Pastoral Centre at 8.00pm


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



The 12.15pm Mass today will be a Mass of Thanksgiving for 50 years of Rathbeggan National School. We welcome in a special way all those who have been involved with Rathbeggan National School down through the years to present day. The school choir will sing at the Mass and the Board of Management, Parents, Pupils and Staff will be involved in the Mass.


President Mary McAleese will visit the school on Wednesday 12th May.

Bishop Smith will attend along with other guests.




9 May

Sixth Sunday of Easter

16 May

Ascension of the Lord



Mick O’Mahony

Catherine, Patrick, Jack & George Cawley



Patrick & Mary Wall

& Yvonne Saul Fagan


Susan Timmins

John, Mary, Larry & Mary Mooney


John & Helena Donnelly


Alice Beggy

Kitty & Joe Murrihy


Michael McMahon & John McIntyre

& John Barron


Rathbeggan National School Golden Jubilee Anniversary Mass

Alice O’Beirne


Nancy Ryan

& David Mulvaney


Tuesday       Maura, Jim, & Marie Chawke                           Thursday         Special Intention

Saturday      First Holy Communion Ceremonies for Ratoath Junior National School at 10.30am & 12.30pm


Franciscan Brothers Appeal Last Weekend


Brother Brian Johnson writes: “Dear Parishioners, Greetings of peace and love to each one of you. I am stuck for words! Your response to our request for help with our work in Kenya and Uganda is overwhelming. You are so good and kind, I don’t know what to say. Your generous response is a huge lift to the brothers working abroad. I don’t have much to offer you in return for your great welcome, kindness and generosity except to let you know that you are remembered in the daily prayers of the brothers. For my part I will do a little fast for you and your families and I’ll remember you with a climb of Croagh Patrick in the next few days. And as we prepare for Pentecost I pray that the Holy Spirit will fill your hearts and homes with joy and peace.

Total Collection €5,550.00 Again, a million thanks.”



The Alpha Course which took place in the parish over the last 12 weeks has come to an end and we thank all who took part in this amazing course. A special thanks to Michael, Myles,

Sr. Bernadette and Sr. Joan who travelled from Dublin to facilitate the weekly sessions.

A Reminder to all alpha members that there will be a meeting in the Parish Centre on

Monday 10th May at 8.00pm to explore the future of Alpha in the parish.



Roisin, Sarah, Katie and Louise from Ratoath NS Sixth Class would like to thank those who attended their Family Fun Quiz in Ratoath GAA. Special thanks to those who donated spot prizes. € 635.00 was raised for Trocaire’s Lenten Appeal.


Artisan Food & Craft Market in Dalgan Park this Sunday 9th May from 10.00am to 4.00pm. Supported by Meath Food Producers and the Columban Missionaries.



The Meath Fleadh takes place in Ashbourne from the 14th to 16th May.  The Open Session on 14th in The Venue Ratoath at 8.30pm;  15th singing night in Donaghmore Ashbourne GAA Club at 8.00pm & Competitions commencing in Gaelscoil na Cille & Ashbourne Community Schoolat 10.30am.  Fáilte roimh cách


Gymboree Summer Camps at Fairyhouse Racecourse Let your child experience our world renowned programme throughout this summer. Monday 5th July Ages:3-6 years Max 10 children in one group with trained, experienced teachers! limited places available! Cost: from €75.00 Book now on :01-8259402.


Nu-Generation Hip Hop Classes every Monday in Ratoath Community Centre. Beginner/intermediate classes – 5 to 11 year olds from 4.00pm to 5.00pm and 12 to 18 year olds from 5.00pm to 6.00pm.  Pay as you go! All are welcome to come and have a look. Contact Laura on 085 1308996


Ratoath Community Support Group (supporting parents of children with special or additional needs). The next meeting will take place on Tuesday 11th May at 8pm in the Community Centre (Boardroom). Newcomers very welcome! If you would like more information on the group or the meetings, please contact Geraldine on 01-8241780.


Phoenix-Tara Toastmasters public speaking club next meeting Monday 10th May
Time: 7.45pm - 10.15 pm Dunboyne Castle, Dunboyne, Co Meath Admission: Free to visitors and guests For more information contact: Tony on 086 822 1274 or John on 086 2376323 Or visit or just come along on the night.



National Famine Memorial Day is on Sunday 16th May 2010.  Dunshaughlin & District Historical Society will be holding their annual commemoration ceremony at the Famine Graveyard, behind the Workhouse on the Dublin Road on the 16th May at 3pm.  It is estimated at up to 1,000 people are buried there. Yours participation in this event is encouraged to remember those who lost their lives during this catastrophic period in Irish history.


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