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Parish Bulletin 21st November 2010

Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath

21 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. Brendan
Please pray for Margaret Carthy (Ashbourne) mother of Tiny Gorman (Fairyhouse Road) who died during the week. May she rest in peace.
Congratulations to Sean Dromey (Jamestown Park) who was baptised recently
Envelope Collection for the week ending 24th & 31st October was €2,093.16 and on the week ending 14th November amounted to €2,114.73. Standing Orders for October €5,681.47
Many thanks for your continued support and generosity.

This weekend we welcome Bernie McKeown to our parish who will speak on Eucharistic Adoration.

Parish Liturgy Committee will meet on Monday  22nd at 8.00pm in the Parish Pastoral Centre.
A meeting will be held in the Ardboyne Hotel, Navan on Tuesday 23rd November at 8.00pm for parish representatives in preparation for the Eucharistic Congress in 2012. 
The agenda is as follows:

 ·        A presentation of the ideas in preparation for Congress that have been proposed for our diocese.

·        Update from the National scene re preparation for Congress and resources such as banners etc

·        A short presentation by one of the National Congress Pastoral Committee people on ‘Gathering’

·        A consignment of Congress prayer cards and badges for each parish.

·        A special 4 minute DVD          Questions/Comments       and    Final Prayer


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

An hour of silent prayer in Ratoath Manor Nursing Home every Friday from 7.30pm to 8.30pm

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


Meeting of the Board of Management of Rathbeggan National School will be held on Wednesday 24th November at 8.30pm in the Parish Pastoral Centre  


A Social Evening will be held in the Parochial House on this Thursday evening (25th) beginning at 8.00pm for all who distribute the parish envelopes, those who collect them and for those who take up the basket collection at weekend Masses. We are grateful to all for their support and work.



21 Nov

The Feast of Christ the King

28 Nov

The First Sunday of Advent

Vigil 7.00pm

Mary & Johnnie O’Brien &

Patrick, Bridget, Nancy & Pat Mulvaney

Vigil 7.00pm

Tom Reilly


Anthony & Mary Rafferty

Eamonn & Margaret Tonge


Margaret Campbell


Con Colfer &

Jack, Thomas & Maria Nulty


Frank Maher

& Tom & Rosemary Wallace


Killian McDonnell & Paddy Regan


Alan Rafferty  & Greta Corcoran



Monday    Nellie & Joss Morrissey      Tuesday    The Holy Souls        Wednesday   Tom Wheeler

Thursday  Phil Byrne               Friday       Joseph & Celia Gilchrist and Patrick & Ellen Connaughton  

                                             Saturday   Jim & Angela Gallagher



Since 1960, Viatores Christi has aimed to respond to needs overseas and at home by giving people an opportunity to share their lives and skills with those in need. If you want to explore such a challenge and make a difference, we offer a part time training programme to prepare you for working in a new environment and facilitate you in finding a suitable project.  We need people from all disciplines, from teachers to electricians, doctors to administrators, farmers to childcare workers. If you are interested, please come along to our information and recruitment session on Saturday 27th December 2010 from 11am-2pm in the Irish Aid Volunteering & Information Centre, 27-31 O’Connell Street Upper, Dublin 1. For  information, contact Colette Rooney at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or tel. 01-8689986 or log on to  

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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.


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


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.


Indoor Bowls Club: Starting in Dunshaughlin Pastoral Centre on 25th November at 8.00pm, and will continue every week on Thursday and Friday evenings from 8.00pm – 10.30pm. All welcome.


Foster Care is caring for and sharing your home and family life with children who are unable to live with their own families for a variety of reasons. Health Service Executive, Longford/ Westmeath urgently need additional foster homes. For information contact Noelle Cashin on 043 3350783



Ratoath GAA. Annual General Meeting will take place on Friday 26thNovember at 8.00pm in the Clubhouse at Sean Eiffe Park, Brownstown. All welcome.


Christmas Family Fun Day: Santa is arriving in Ratoath GAA Club on Sunday 5th December at 11.30am – 5.30pm.  Free Admission – all donations received will be forwarded to The Meningitis Research Foundation.  Your support would be much appreciated.


You hear ads for the rest but book & enjoy THE BEST- local panto on your doorstep-
Ratoath Musical Society & its local & talented cast  from Ashbourne; Dunboyne; Dunshaughlin & Ratoath present Sleeping Beauty- Panto from Jan. 7-9th & Jan. 14-16th 2011, at the Venue Theatre, Ratoath. Tickets from the box-office 01-6895600. Opportunity knocks; sleep & you'll miss it!


Home Instead Senior Care has published a new guide in association with Arthritis Ireland called Caring for a Person with Arthritis’.  This valuable resource guide is available to anyone with or caring for someone with arthritis.   Home Instead Senior Care has trained some of its Care Givers last Wednesday and offers training in the community with Arthritis Ireland.  To enquire about arthritis training, to request a free copy of the handbook or to enquire about assistance for independent living at home, please call Home Instead Senior Care at (046) 943 1100


Ratoath College is looking for a full-time temporary FAS Work Placement Programme position in the area of Clerical/Administration (Ref. WPP: 574838). For details contact the FAS office, Navan on 046 9023630 or


Annual Christmas Church Gate Collection for the St. Vincent De Paul Society will take place on 4th and 5th December. Toys available in the St. Vincent De Paul shop in Dunshaughlin.


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