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Parsih Bulletn 29th August 2010

Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath

29 August 2010 

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




Congratulations to Poppy O’Dwyer (Mooretown), Daniel Bennett (The Pines), Alexander Evans (Steeplechase Green), Seona Cunningham (Somerville), Alannah McNally (Steeplechase Green), Victoria McGrath (The Old Mill) and Rose Dowling (Milltree Park) who were baptised recently.
Congratulations to Stephen Staunton & Ciara Mooney and to Kevin Tonks & Amanda Keenan who                      were married during the week
The sick and the housebound will be attended to in their homes on this Thursday and Friday.
                Fr. Patrick Leaves for Tullamore                                                                  
As Fr. Patrick prepares to leave our parish in the coming week for his new assignment in Tullamore, we thank him for his dedication and service to the people of this parish over the last four years. We have been enriched by his presence among us, by his commitment to spreading the gospel, by his pastoral care, by his service to the young and old, by his involvement in community life, by his work with the young people, particularly in the schools. Patrick enjoyed the friendships and company of so many in the community in the past few years.                                                       We wish Patrick every joy and blessing as he takes on his new assignment and we hope that the Lord will guide and strengthen him in the years ahead.
Next weekend we welcome Fr. Brendan Ferris to the parish.
 Trocaire Appeal for Pakistan: We are very grateful for your extraordinary generous response to our appeal last week end on behalf of Trocaire for the people of Pakistan. €6,000 was taken in at the Masses and we have forwarded the sum to the diocesan office and they will pass it on Trocaire.  Many thanks for your most generous response.
Envelope Collection for the weeks ending 8th, 15th & 22nd August €3,207.86 
Many thanks for your continued support and generosity.
Next weekend is a blue offering day.
We are looking for two or three new members for the Parish Liturgy Committee. If you are interested, please call the parish office.
 If you are interested in helping out with the Children’s Liturgy, please let us know by ringing the parish office during the coming week. It will involve about 4 Sundays in the year and 4 meetings to prepare for the Sundays.
If you would like to be a reader (Minister of the Word) at the weekend Masses, would you please ring the parish office in the coming weeks.
If you would like to be a Eucharistic Minister, to complement our existing group of ministers, would you please ring the parish office as soon as possible.
The Parish Choir will resume shortly. If you are interested in joining the choir please call the parish office. The choir practice every Tuesday evening at 8.30pm and sing at the 12.15pm Masses on Sunday and on other important liturgical occasion.
The Pro Life Trust would like to thank all those who contributed so generously to their annual collection which amounted to €874.03
National Centre for Liturgy. St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth. Liturgy courses commence on 20th September. Contact 01-7083478 email: 
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A course in Ministry and Evangelisation is being offered in the diocese during the coming year. It is a one year course which begins in October and ends in July 2011. Those who complete the Course successfully will receive a Diploma from Maryvale Institute in Birmingham. It is a distance learning course i.e. students study at home, using materials provided by Maryvale Institute. There is a Study Day at the beginning of each term to introduce students to materials for the course. Closing date for registration - Fri 17th September. Information and Registration forms from Fr. Seamus Heaney P.P., Parochial House, Delvin, Co Westmeath. (Tel. 044-9664127) or Geraldine Fallon, Balrath South, Delvin, Co Westmeath. (Tel. 044-9664016).
If you are thinking about exploring your faith, wishing to broaden your understanding of your faith, longing to search for some kind of deeper meaning in life and have an interest in new ideas then Pathways might be the course for you. Pathways, exploring faith and ministry – one night a week, two year programme, no exams, for adults of all ages in All Hallows College, Drumcondra. Apply by Friday 10th September. Phone 01-8520706 or 8373745 or email 
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. Autumn Semester Sept 2010 to Feb 2011. Degree, diploma and certificate programmes. Study theology in your own home. The course is designed especially for lay people who may have no previous academic experience but who wish to learn more about their faith.  For further information call 01-4048124 or email enquiries or visit www.prioryinstitute .com The Priory Institute, Tallaght Village, Dublin 24 

Four delightful gardens will be on view in Curragha village Co Meath on September 11th. Gardens will be open from 11am-5pm in aid of the Pakistan Flood appeal and parish funds. For details please call 0860604039 or 087 2452770


have a vacancy for a person who qualifies to work in community employment. The position will be as a retail assistant in the S.V.P. shop in Dunshaughlin. Contact Danny Gaughan at Dunboyne Office 087-2626727 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Rathbeggan National School will reopen on Monday 30th August.

Kathryn Smith Academy of Singing, Ratoath, enrolling for Sept. Age 8 upwards. Tel 087 2519 771 - 01/63 03 062 - - email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


29 Aug

Twenty Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

5 Sept

Twenty Third Sunday in Ordinary Time



David O’Connor (Months memory)

Michael & Roseanna Nolan

Carmel & Edward McAuley

Vigil 7.00pm

Liam McLoughlin (Month’s Memory)

Paddy Beggy & James, Rose & Peter Brennan & Nan Cahill


Special Intention & Ann McLoughlin




Betty & Jimmy Mannering

Paddy Walsh  

Martin McLoughlin


Ben White


Deceased Members of the O’Neill Family  & Mary Carey


James, Kate, John & James Donnelly

& Nick Price & Mary Nelson


   Monday         Pat & Minnie Reynolds            Tuesday      Daly & Eertman Families

   Wednesday   Kay Blair                                 Friday        Mass for all those on the Parish List of the Dead       


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