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Parish Bulletin 23rd May 2010

Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath

23 May 2010

( 01 8256207


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





Congratulations to Gracie Burke & Kayla Browne who were baptised recently.


Please pray for Paul Demange, father of Gillian Moran (Woodlands) who died during the week. May he rest in peace.


Next Sunday is Trinity Sunday. It is a blue offering day.



We welcome the boys and girls in Second Class in St. Paul’s National School who will receive their First Holy Communion next Saturday.


Revised Child Protection Policy and Procedures

The revised child protection policy and procedures for the Diocese of Meath have been published, following consultation with the HSE and the National Board for Safeguarding Children.  It describes what is expected at parish level to ensure that children are kept safe while taking part in Church activities and how volunteers can be supported. It also outlines the diocesan structures for responding to concerns and complaints.  The document is being distributed to parishes at the moment and it is available on the new diocesan child protection website



                                                Cemetery Sunday

Cemetery Sunday is next Sunday. Evening prayer of the Dead will begin in the church at 5.00pm. This will be followed by rosary and blessing of the graves in the cemetery. A skip will be left this week in cemetery grounds to help with clean up.

Fore at Four – Pilgrimage to Fore Abbey: To mark the first decade of the third millennium and to focus on the Year of Priests in preparation for the International Eucharistic Congress in 2012, there will be a pilgrimage in Fore Abbey at 4.00pm on Sun 23rd  May. An invitation is extended to parishioners from all parishes in the diocese.

Alpha continue to meet on Monday evening at 8pm in the Parish Pastoral Centre. All are welcome.








23 May

Pentecost Sunday

30 May

Trinity Sunday



Ben & Vonnie Cullen

& Padraig O’Malley



Angelo White & Ann & Bridget Reilly & Michael Brady


Christy, Johnnie,& Ita Donnelly


Des & Julia Toole

& Bobby Smithers


 Patricia Hendron

& Molly Gaffney


 Sarah & Daniel Eiffe

&Frank Mason


Mary, Peter, Seamus & Pete Middleton & Jimmy White &

Laura O Connor


Rose Hickey & deceased

of Hickey family

& Michael Bowe & Dympna  Murphy


Monday              Special Intention                                   Tuesday             Special Intention  

Wednesday         Albert McAuley and the deceased members of McAuley family

Thursday            Special Intention                      Friday       Baby Grace Flynn & Mark Stanley

Saturday                First Communion Ceremony for St. Paul’s National School at 11.00am

Congratulations to the boys and girls in 6th class in Ratoath Senior National School and Rathbeggan National School who were confirmed by Bishop Smith on Saturday.


A visit to John Lord’s Garden (Ratoath Garden Centre) On Monday 24th May meet at Ratoath Garden Centre, commencing at 7:00pm, with Practical demonstration on maintenance pruning, summer bedding and designing a mixed border. All visitors & new members are welcome.


The Ratoath Garden Club’s Summer Tour on Saturday 19th June. A Glimpse of the Carlow Garden Trail to include: Hardymount Garden, Ballon Garden & Altamont Garden. Members €60.00. Non members €70.00 For further info/booking contact Patricia 086 0604039, or

Anne –Marie 087 4135695


Thanks to all who supported the Alzheimer Tea Day at Fox Lodge on Saturday, May 8th.

We raised €1,456 which will be spent in the local area. Máire Ryan


The Residents and Staff of  Ratoath Manor Nursing Home wish to thank all who supported their Alzheimer Tea Day which raised €950.00 which will be spent in the local area.


Many thanks to all who supported the Alzheimer Tea Morning at 41 The Old Mill (Aileen Wilson). €510 was contributed to this worthy cause.


An Garda Siochana invite you to an open evening of information for all residents. Venue Ratoath Community Centre on Thursday 27th May at 7.30pm. Topics on the night will cover crime prevention in the home; people for people; fire safety; Ratoath heart safe initiative; mobile panic buttons. All welcome.

A Royal Family Day Out The Tattersalls Festival, 27th – 30th May 2010, combines the Tattersalls International Horse Trials with a fabulous family day out. Top Olympic hopefuls such as royal heir, Zara Phillips, will compete in the equestrian event at the Ratoath venue (opposite Fairyhouse Racecourse). The Festival Village hosts a Good Food Ireland Food Market, lots of shopping and a farmers market.  Enjoy a picnic area by the spectacular water fence or lets the kids enjoy the pony rides, dog competitions, facing painting, archery and much more. Ratoath Pulse are the official charity for the Festival and will have a tent in the Festival Village. Children under 16 go free – with adult entry €10 on Saturday & €5 on Sunday. For  info visit or call 01 886 4380

Ratoath Chamber of Commerce is organising a Golf Classic on June 10th and would welcome anybody who would like to enter a team (€300 per team of 4) or perhaps just come to the evening part of the event (€35) which includes a buffet bbq, drink & entertainment. The Chamber would obviously like to see as many people as possible get involved. Full details can be seen on or if there are any further questions please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Venue Productions present The Beauty Queen of Leenane at the Venue Theatre on Friday 28th & Saturday 29th at 3.00pm & 8.00pm. Admission €15. Call Community Centre on 01- 6895600

Growing Together is sixteen acre private park located just past Leigh Valley Estate on the left, The idea is to bring families and community together by growing their own food and recreating at the same time.   Each family gets a 100 sq metres to grow their own food, the park will be beautifully landscaped, manicured lawns , fruit and birch trees,  play ground and more . We are having open days every weekend in May and June. We are asking the community to come along and we will give them personal guided tour of the park. More events planned for the summer.

Dunboyne FAS Community Employment have a position as Cleaner in the Ratoath area. Must be in receipt of a social welfare payment. Please contact Danny Gaughan at Dunboyne FAS Office , The Old School House, Tel 01 8252862 or 087 262 6727.


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