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Parish Bulletin 14th November 2010

Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath

14 November 2010 



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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 Aaron Harland (Moulden Bridge) Robyn Kelly (Steeplechase Green)
 Megan Lane (Milltree Park) Isabelle O’Reilly (Clonkeen) Eila Byrne (Milltree Park) 
Cian Fuller (Clonkeen) and Michael Murray (Steeplechase Green) who were baptised recently
Please pray for Kathleen McGuire (Clonkeen) who died during the week. May she rest in peace.

Eucharistic Adoration every Wednesday from 10.00am to 10.00pm in the family room.


Taize prayer on Wednesday nights of November from 8.30pm to 9.30pm ending with night prayer. All are welcome. We pray for all those on the Parish List of the Dead


Next weekend we welcome Bernie McKeown who will speak at all the Masses on Eucharistic Adoration in our parish.


     Official Opening of the extensions to Ratoath Junior and Senior National School 


The Official Opening of the extensions to Ratoath Junior and Senior National School will take place this Monday 15th November at 11.00am. Bishop Smith will bless the new extensions and the buildings will be officially opened by Mary Wallace T.D. Each school now has 20 main stream classrooms, special needs rooms, G.P. halls and other accommodation facilities as given in the schedule of accommodation by the Department of Education and Skills.                                         Each school can cater for 560 pupils and this phase of extensions complete the final work on this Fairyhouse Road site.

We thank all who have been involved in this final phase of work - the design team; Sammon Construction; the Department of Education and Skills and their officials; our local public representatives; the Parents Association but above all, we are indebted to the Principals, teaching staff and the Boards of Management of both schools for their ongoing support, encouragement and patience during the construction of this final phase of the project.



14 Nov

33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

21 Nov

The Feast of Christ the King

Vigil 7.00pm

James & Peggy Farrell

&Tom & Annie O’Halloran

& Bernard & Josephine Gannon

Vigil 7.00pm

Mary & Johnnie O’Brien &

 Patrick, Bridget, Nancy & Pat Mulvaney


Alice & John Mannering



Anthony & Mary Rafferty


Anthony Donohue

& Eamon & Margaret Tonge


Con Colfer &

Jack, Thomas & Marie Nulty


Mary Alice Burke (Month’s Mind) & Margaret Hayes


Killian McDonnell

& Paddy Regan




 Monday       Deceased Members of the Reynolds family                                                                                  Deceased Members of the Reynolds family

Tuesday        Deceased Members of the Murphy family                                                                                                                                                                              Murphy family

                Wednesday   Deceased Members of the Allen family

                Thursday      Special Intention & Noah Hitillambeau

                Friday           Maura & Tom Geoghegan (9.45am)

                                    11.00am Mass in the Nursing Home for all the deceased residents of the home



Ratoath College presents "Chop to It" - a cookbook comprising of delicious recipes submitted by parents, students, famous chefs and friends of Ratoath College. For more information and to get a copy please contact the school on 01-8254102 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


People 4 People are a volunteer group based in Ratoath, we offer our time. Time to take you for a hospital appointment. Time for a chat or to take you to the post office or shopping. Time to lend you a hand when the new baby arrives. Call 086 0325795. This is not an emergence service.


The Ratoath Folk Group is putting on a concert in the Venue Theatre on the 3rd December at 7.30pm. Tickets are €20 and proceeds will go to Down Syndrome Ireland. This is a very worthy cause and we welcome your support on what promises to be a very enjoyable evening.


Dunshaughlin Players celebrates its 10th anniversary this year. Festivities begin with a return to O’Brien’s Arch Bar in Dunshaughlin on Thursday November 18th, Friday 19th and Saturday 20th at 8.00pm for an evening of comic drama.

Access to Success free Education Fair is taking place in the Newgrange Hotel Navan on Thursday November 18th  11am- 3.30pm. The day will consist of information stands from various Colleges and support agencies, designed for those interested in entering further or higher education for both young people and adults. For information contact Robert at Meath Partnership on 046 9280790

On Monday 22nd November Deidre Ryan 'RHSI'   "Foliage and its use in the garden" at 8.30pm in Ratoath Community Centre. New members welcome Non members €6 Contact Anne-Marie Murphy 087 4135695 or Claire Bellis 087 9217786 for further information email,  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Our Christmas flower arranging Gala will be held on Monday 6th December in the GAA Clubhouse  in Ratoath starting at 8pm.  €10 per person.  Deirdre Cambell will be creating the flower displays.


All Community & Voluntary Groups and Residents in the Dunshaughlin Electoral area are invited to attend a “Meet and Greet” evening on Thursday 18th November at 7.30pm in the Dunshaughlin Library. For further information contact Ellen Cosgrave on 087 961 4022



November the Month of the Holy Souls


Autumn and November remind us gently of death.

The trees losing their leaves will soon stand out like skeletons against the skyline; cold winds blow; darkness sets in early.

Yet we know spring will come bringing new growth, so any thought of death is softened by this promise of new life.

Christianity is the religion of the optimist, because belief in the afterlife is one of the most important beliefs of our faith. We profess it every time we say the Creed:” We look for the resurrection of the dead and the life of the world to come”

As a resurrection-people we live in confidence, with a spring in our step, a smile on our face and a light in our eye.


Forgiveness is above all a personal choice, a decision of the heart to go against the natural instinct to pay back evil with evil. The measure of such a decision is the love of God who draws us to himself in spite of our sin. It has its perfect examplar in the forgiveness of Christ.                       Pope John Paul 11 in 2002


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