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Parish Buletin 25th July 2010

Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath 

25 July 2010

( 01 8256207

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



Mass Times in Holy Trinity Church:

Saturday Evening Vigil Mass 7.00pm. Sunday Morning 9.00am,11.00am and 12.15pm.

Weekday Mass 9.45am Monday – Friday.



Congratulations to Daisy Kehoe (Coill Beag), Dylan Halphenny (Portlaoise),

Hannah McCue (Foxlodge Manor), Amy Humpheries (Steeplechase Green), Zeng Gao (Dublin)

and Chloe O’Farrell (Woodlands) who were baptised recently.


Baptism, as a general rule, takes place in the Church on the first and third Saturday of the month at 4.30pm and on the second and fourth Sunday at 1.15pm.

The Baptismal programme for parents whose children are about to be baptised is on the second Wednesday of each month in the Parish Pastoral Centre at 8.00pm.



The Parish requires a minimum of six months notice of your intention to marry.

          The date and time of the wedding is arranged with the Parish Office.

          Weddings are not celebrated on Sundays and holy days.

          A pre-nuptial inquiry form must be completed in the parish of your residence.

          To complete the form you will need:

                   Baptismal and confirmations certificates (issued within the past six months)

                   Letter of freedom,

                   Pre marriage course certificate

                   Permissions and dispensations where applicable need to be applied for. If either party              has been previously married, it is essential that freedom to marry be established                      before any marriage arrangements can be confirmed.

Civil Requirements

At least three months before the wedding, you must arrange to meet in person a civil registrar, to give the required three months notice of your intention to marry. You will receive the Marriage Registration Form (MRF) from the civil registrar. Without this document your marriage cannot take place.


Meath Diocesan Pilgrimage  to Knock – Sunday 8th August:  Fitzpatrick's bus leaving Dunshaughlin Church at 8a.m. and stopping at Dunboyne Church at 8.30a.m. Cost: €20. For information and to book seat contact Rena on 086 0865128 (after 3p.m.) or May on 01 8250139.


Please pray for Rose McCarthy (Glascarn Lane) who died during the week. May she rest in peace.




25 July

Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

01 Aug

Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time



Paddy & Eilish Everard and deceased members of the Everard family



 Frank & Mary Walsh

& Peg Everard


Aidan O’Brien (Months Mind)




Patrick & Josephine Muldoon


Brendan Ralph & Conor Fogherty


John O’Donoghue (Months Mind)

& Roland Garrett


Jackie O’Sullivan

& Molly Maher


                                    Saturday          No morning Mass


The Church in Ireland


 “Reform of (Church) structures requires not just business and organizational experience and acumen.  It requires deep renewal in the faith and the ability to look anew at the essentials of our faith and how that faith can be lived and spread in the specific conditions of our time.  I stress again just how much I feel that knowledge of the scriptures should be at the heart of our renewal.  Looking back at our project of making Saint Luke’s Gospel better known, I can see that one large obstacle is that many people do not yet know how to read the scriptures prayerfully.  Perhaps people have too little time. Perhaps people have become afraid of being alone with their own heart.   Perhaps we as priests have ourselves not made sufficient progress in our knowledge of the scriptures and in our ability to transmit that message.


Catholicism in Ireland and Irish Catholicism are changing. There is no point in thinking that things have not changed radically and in many cases I believe we are not addressing all the dimensions of that change.


The Church lives within a particular society and in a particular culture.    The life of the Church is shaped by that culture, but the Church must also in its own unique way influence and shape that culture.   The primary responsibility of working to ensure that the principles of the Gospel are transmitted to and influence society and the “public square” belongs to lay men and women.  They live and work in the world and have the appropriate expertise and knowledge.  The Catholic Church in Ireland requires a more critical engagement with the changing society, even when the values that spring from the Gospel do not win popular acceptance.  Questions about the family, marriage and sexuality, the protection and transmission of life are vital questions about which the Christian message has a vital contribution to bring.  Christians have the obligation to witness these values by their own lives”.

Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin
Archbishop of Dublin and Primate of Ireland
Pro-Cathedral, 10th July 2010


Ratoath Heritage Group, are looking for volunteers to help with the cleanup of the old graveyard, on Monday nights from 7.30pm- 9.00pm.


Social/ Activity Group, for Day /Evening Walking, Talking, Outings, having coffee and chat. Everybody under 100 welcome. For more information ring Tim 086 892 9617


 Free Child Places left at The Schoolhouse Montessori for this coming September. Contact Andrea at 085 7461664



The Carers Association. Are you a family carer? We have a service you can avail of including a drop in centre for information, home respite service, training courses, support groups, stress management courses, and a opportunities to meet and lobby politicians. Contact Blanchardstown  Carers Association, Marian House, Main Street, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15.

Tel : 01 81195555.  Email:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Ratoath Musical Society invite you to audition for their Panto “ Sleeping Beauty” on Saturday September 4th at the Venue Theatre Ratoath, 9am to 6pm. Your musical society needs YOU- adults & children [over 8 at time of audition & with parental consent]. Application forms & all information, available to download from our website - [] after August 14th. SLEEP & YOU’LL MISS IT!  Free time on your hands? 

This winter, would you like to meet new friends; get out of the house for a few hours; maybe use your talents to help a local fun-loving, entertainment-providing organisation??? Seamstresses, hairdressers, beauticians, teachers, electricians, painters, ideas-people  hard-worker- from  October, we need you to help Ratoath Musical Society get “Sleeping Beauty” ready to tread the boards in early January 2011! Further information from Gillian McGrath [Ratoath Musical Society] 086-2441973 or


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