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Parish Bulletin 24th October 2010

Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath

24 October 2010 



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




Priest on Duty: Fr. Brendan
Congratulations to Eugene Lyons (Dublin) Tigh Carey (St Oliver’s Park) and to Omactbemi, Temisan & Queenslyn Arubi (Moulden Bridge) who were baptised recently.
Envelope Collection for the week ending 10th & 17th October €1,669.12
Many thanks for your continued support and generosity.


Volunteers needed for Church Cleaning, which will entail only 4 mornings in the year.

Contact Jackie 086 1271252





John Markham speaker affiliated to The Royal Horticultural Society of Ireland, will give a talk on   "Twelve months of Colour and Interest" Monday 25th October at 8.30pm in the Ratoath Community Centre, New members welcome.  Non members €6 Contact Anne-Marie Murphy

087 4135695 or Claire Bellis 087 9217786 e mail,  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


                                                 Mission Sunday Today
 On this special day we are given the opportunity to express our unity with and support to Christian communities everywhere. 
World Mission Ireland provides spiritual and practical assistance to the Church’s mission worldwide. “Together in Mission” we can all play an active role in helping over 1,096 dioceses and communities globally. This is the Church in action – communities supporting communities. Support is needed by prayer as well as financially. 
On Mission Sunday 24th October 2010 please pray for the universal missions of the Church and give as generously as you can to the Mission Sunday Collection. Every cent of the money donated to this collection goes into a universal fund and is distributed to the missions most in need.
All aid is greatly appreciated by communities less fortunate than ourselves and “Together in Mission” may we continue to spread the good news in God’s name.
                                                     Altar List of the Dead
Please take home a list of the dead sheet and return the completed list to the box at the back of the Church before the 2nd November (The Feast of All Souls). All our dead are remembered in our Masses during the month of November (The month of the Holy Souls) and on the First Friday Masses throughout the year.



24 Oct

Mission Sunday

31 Oct

31st Sunday in Ordinary Time

Vigil 7.00pm

Pat & Patricia McCabe

& John Reilly

Vigil 7.00pm

Willie & Hella Vogelaar

& Desmond Crofton


Brendan Whyte


Sean Glynn

& Teresa & John McCann


Patsy Campbell

& William Dunne


Special Intention


Michael Maher


John Grogan



      Monday          Mass at 11.00am in the Nursing Home

      Tuesday          Joan Whelan                        

      Thursday        Deceased members of Reilly & Woods families                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

      Saturday         No morning Mass                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Joan Whelan

Excerpts from the press release following the October meeting of                                           the Irish Bishops


  • International Eucharistic Congress in Ireland in 2012

The Catholic Church throughout Ireland has embarked on a journey of spiritual and practical preparation for the 50th International Eucharistic Congress which takes place from 10 to 17 June 2012.  The theme of the Congress is ‘The Eucharist: Communion with Christ and with one another’. 


Bishops agreed that, as a key moment in the pastoral preparation for the International Eucharistic Congress, a national gathering would take place to coincide with the Solemnity of Corpus Christi on the last weekend of June 2011.  Further details will be announced at the December General Meeting of the Episcopal Conference.


Archbishop Martin, President of the Congress, approved a new Eucharistic Congress Prayer, which is available in English, Irish, Polish, French, German, Italian and Spanish.  The Eucharistic Congress Prayer draws its inspiration from the Gospel story of the two disciples on the road to Emmaus and from the words of the prophet Micah “This and only this is what the Lord God asks of you: to act justly, to love tenderly and to walk humbly with your God” Bishops invite the faithful to pray this new prayer on a daily basis.  A short video reflection based on the prayer, along with other Eucharistic Congress resources, is on   


The Congress hymn Though We Are Many, We Are One Body in Christ has been prepared for the Eucharistic Congress by the well known Irish composer Bernard Sexton.


A pastoral programme has been devised by the Eucharistic Congress Planning Committee.  A range of catechetical material is now available to assist on our journey towards an encounter with Christ, to enable a rediscovery and a renewal with Him and one another.  More details are available on


  • New Missal expected to be in use in November 2011

The work of publishing an edition for Ireland has now begun and it is hoped that it will be in use on the First Sunday of Advent, 27 November 2011.


A new edition of the Latin Roman Missal - the book of prayers used at Mass - was published in 2002. The International Commission on English in the Liturgy (ICEL), established by Bishops in English-speaking countries during the Second Vatican Council (1962 – 1965) has, for the past six years, worked on the translation of this new edition of the Missal.  Issued in twelve segments, the draft Missal was reviewed by the Bishops’ Conferences and their consultors.  The final draft received the approval of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments. 


Catholics have used our present English Missal at Mass since St Patrick’s Day, 1975.  Our new edition will include the many additions made since then, including Masses for over twenty feasts like St Maximilian Kolbe, St Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (Edith Stein), St Pius of Pietrelcina (Padre Pio), Our Lady of Guadalupe; our National Calendar of Saints with prayers for Mass and the three Eucharistic Prayers added since 1975. 


The new edition will also be in a new translation.  Bishops are very aware that this means changes in prayers that have been used and loved for almost forty years.  From early 2011, explanatory material and workshops will be made available to priests and parishes. 



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