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Parish Bulletin 5th September 2010

Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath

5 September 2010 

( 01 8256207

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




Priest on Duty : Fr. Gerry
Congratulations to Thomas Cahill (Fox Lodge Manor), Daniel Connolly (Fox Lodge Manor), Caoimhe McKeown (Steeplechase Green), Cillian Phillips (Corballis Demesne), 
Kacie O’Reilly(Somerville), Dylan Tighe (Fortune Way), Ava Deehan (Cairn Court), 
Olivia Whyte (The Village Green) and Jamie Reynolds (Ashtown) who were baptised recently.
Congratulations to Amanda O’Riordan and Barry Keane; to Sharon Penrose and Edward Clarke; and to Jennifer Hannigan and Kieran O’Neill who were married during the week.
Please pray for Dr. Meda O’Callaghan Lehane (The Paddocks) who died during the week. 
May she rest in peace.
We extend a warm welcome to Fr. Brendan Ferris to our parish this weekend.
The Youth Choir will resume their practise on Monday 6th September at 7.00pm in the family room of the Church. Young people in 1st year of post primary school and upwards are welcome to join. It you are interested in joining please attend on that evening. 
The parish choir resumes their practice this Tuesday evening 7th September at 8.30pm in the Parish Pastoral Centre.  If you are interested in joining please come along on Tuesday evening. 
A meeting of all the members of the Children’s Liturgy Committee will take place on Wednesday 8th September at 8.00pm in the Parish Pastoral Centre.
Parents who have children for baptism in the near future should attend the baptismal meeting at 8.00pm on next Wednesday 8th September in the Parish Pastoral Centre.
The folk group will resume their practice on this Thursday 8th September at 8.30pm in the Parish Pastoral Centre.
A meeting of the Parish Liturgy Committee will be held on Thursday 8th September at 8.30pm in the Parish Pastoral Centre.
The Children’s Choir will resume practice on Wednesday 15th September at 7.00pm. This session will begin with a short meeting with parents. The choir is now full and there is a waiting list in operation.

5 Sept

Twenty Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

12 Sept

Twenty Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time



Liam McLoughlin (Month’s Memory)

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

Vigil 7.00pm

Jim & Lydia Everard

Mary & Joseph Elliott




Joseph & Mary White


Ben White

& Eileen Fernandes   


Michael & Patricia Reilly

Oakley Family


James, Kate, John & James Donnelly & Mike Price & Mary Nelson                        


Peter Murray

Eithne & Maeve Keane


Wednesday               Special Intention                                      Thursday       Edward Gannon 

If you would like to be a reader (Minister of the Word) or a Eucharistic Minister, to complement our existing group of ministers, at the weekend Masses, would you please ring the parish office in the coming weeks.
                                        Dates for Your Diary 2011
Confirmation:   Friday 25th March 
First Communion: 
                       St. Paul’s National School            - Saturday 7th May
                       Ratoath Junior National School    - Saturday14th May
                       Rathbeggan National School       -  Saturday 21st May
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. 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).
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. For  information call 01-4048124 or email enquiries or visit www.prioryinstitute .com The Priory Institute, Tallaght Village, Dublin 24 
Ratoath Active Age resumes on Friday 10th September at 11am in Ratoath Community Centre.
Official Opening of Ratoath Scout Den will be on the 10/10/10. We would like to extend an invitation to all past Leaders, Members and Friends who were in any way connected with the Group, to join us on the day. Further details will follow nearer to the day, but keep the date free.
Irelands Biggest Coffee Morning - in Ratoath GAA Club on Thursday September 16th from 9.30 to 12 noon. Raffle and Cake sale. Raffle prizes are always welcome and cake donations welcome on the morning. Contact Gina on 086 8385273.
Ratoath Foroige Club is entering their 7th year. The youth club offers young people the opportunity to run the club for themselves with the support and guidance of trained adult volunteers. We are currently seeking adult volunteers to help in the running of the club. Induction and continued training will be provided. For information contact Roseina Murphy 086-8271196 or Deborah Murphy 086-1708208 or Foroige Regional Youth Officer Joeanne O' Brien 086-6579606
Ratoath Bingo 1st Anniversary. Special prizes, win a bingo book for a year worth €600. Over €3,5000 in prize funds. Bingo on Sunday nights at 8.00pm in the Community Centre.

Would you like to play bowls? New members welcome. Contact Michael on 6896778


Ratoath Bridge Club will resume on 9th September at 7.30pm in the Ratoath GAA Clubhouse. New members welcome.


Creative Writing Course for children 10 to 13 years of age commencing Saturday 3rd October for 10 weeks in Dunshaughlin Community Centre. Contact Sinead on 0872737677


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