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Parish Bulletin 28th November 2010

Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath

28 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
Please pray for Michael Elliott brother of Eric & Kevin Elliott and Peggy Flood who died during the week. May he rest in peace.
Congratulations to Amelia Couch (Milltree Park), Mary Rose Nugent (Wilkinstown), Sophie Griffin (Meadowbank Hill), Evan Donohoe (Swords) and Reece Wall (Steeplechase Green) who were baptised recently
Congratulations to Jennifer Reilly & Alan Fagan and to Barbara McGoldrick & Philip Guckian who were married during the week.

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


The sick and the housebound will be attended to in their homes on Thursday and Friday.


A meeting of the Board of Management of Ratoath Senior National School will be held on Monday next 29th at 8.00pm in the Parish Pastoral Centre.


St. Paul's National School. The school will hold its Christmas Fair on Sunday the 5th of December from 11.30am - 2.30pm. There will be a cake stall, book stall, face painting, the children can visit Santa, a raffle and lots more. Please come and join us for lots of Christmas fun.



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.




Christmas Carol Service on Monday 13th December at 7.30pm in the Parish Church. We invite you to come along for an evening of carols and songs as we prepare for Christmas.




28 Nov

The First Sunday of Advent

5 Dec

The Second Sunday of Advent

Vigil 7.00pm

Tom Reilly

Vigil 7.00pm

 Ben & Vonnie Cullen

& Patrick & Catherine O’Brien


Margaret Campbell


Kathleen McGuire (Month’s Mind)

Frank & Anna O’Reilly

& Patsy & Christy Smith


Frank Maher

& Tom & Rosemary Wallace


Bridget Wall & Richard King

& Sarah Brennan


Alan Rafferty  & Greta Corcoran


Jim Simpson (Month’s Memory)

John & Paul Ennis & Angela Walsh



Monday        Kevin & Katie Darby                    Wednesday   Special Intention                              Thursday      Special Intention                           Friday           Mass for all on the Parish list of the Dead                     Saturday      Michael Murphy


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


Katheryn Smith Academy of Singing Ratoath, now enrolling for Term 2. Classes for all ages & levels, Leaving & Junior Cert preparation/Adult Male/Adult Female/Junior & Senior Singing & Musical Theatre Classes. Tutors Kathryn Smith, Miriam Mulrooney, Niamh McGarry. Further information Email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Tel 01/6303062 Mob 0872 519771


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.


Home Instead Senior Care has published a new guide in association with Arthritis Ireland called Caring for a Person with Arthritis’.   Home Instead Senior Care has 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


Futsal Soccer Academy - Mondays  4pm to 6pm:   Ages 5yrs to 7yrs run by qualified FAI coaches. Futsol, an international game of skill, emphasises improvisation, creativity and technique as well as effective ball control and passing as well as making new friends.


Fun Art & Craft  Classes - Wednesday   4.30 to 6pm ages 5yrs to 12 join in and enjoy the creative and fun side of  Christmas, by making Christmas decorations & gifts, while also learning, painting, sketching sculpting . Plenty of imaginative games, activities and fun guaranteed. Run by qualified artist, from the recent Pocus & Potions Halloween Festival. 


Christmas Fair - 5th December from 12.30pm to 6pm Celebrate the start of the Christmas Season on the 5th December with our annual Christmas Fair. With carol singers to delight the crowd, an extensive assortment of exquisite gift ideas, enter the magical world of Santa's Grotto,  enjoy the Christmas Pageant, with  Mulled Wine, Stocking Fillers, Crafts, Jewellery, Books, Toys, Novel Gifts, Wreaths & Raffles- it promises to be a day full of festive fun for all the family.  Some Trade Stands still available please contact the Community Centre at 01 8258863 for further details. Thank you very much for your continued support.


Make sure no child is without a toy this Christmas’

Toys for Tubs appeal (2FM & St Vincent De Paul) Ryan Tubridy/2FM appeal on behalf of SVDP nationwide aims to provide toys for those most in need this Christmas. In Ratoath the local toy ambassadors are Gina O’Neill (086 8385273) & Jacinta Forde (086 1713136). Can you donate a new unwrapped toy for any age (including presents for adults) with a minimum value of €10.00 Gift vouchers are also welcome (suggest supporting local businesses).  You can drop your gift to Ratoath GAA Club on Thursday December 9th & Friday December 10th from 11am to 5pm. Full details of toys being sought and unsuitable gifts are available from the above or from


The Meath Branch of the Alzheimer Society of Ireland Support Meeting, takes place on the first Tuesday of each month at 8.00 p.m. and the first Thursday of each month at 11.00 a.m. by appt.  Tel. Branch Secretary: (046) 9028452 or Whistlemount Day Centre: (046) 9027007.


Ratoath GAA lotto this week jackpot €4,600. Draw will take place Sunday evening 28th at 6.00pm in the club house. If you are not in you can’t win.


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