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Parish Bulletin 16th January 2011

Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath

16 January 2011



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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 Nicolas Mlynski (Steeplechase Green) who was baptised during the week.
Please pray for Gerard Liebrechts (Fox Lodge Manor), Fr. Finbarr Mullane (Raheny) uncle of Peter Lehane (Meadowbank Hill),  Kathleen Kennedy (Lucan) sister of Alice Eiffe, (The Village Green), Gerard Haslem (Letterkenny) brother of Karen Haslem Mannering (St Oliver’s) and 
Pat O’Neill (Kells) father of Pat O’Neill (Glascarn Lane) who died recently. May they rest in peace. 
Legion of Mary meet every Monday in the Parish Pastoral Centre at 6.30pm. All Welcome
Night Classes in Ratoath College will be commencing soon. Enrolment take places in the school on Mon 17th & Tue 18th January from 7.30-9pm or you can enrol online at For information, contact Caroline at 
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Pilates classes resumes in Ratoath Community Centre on Monday 17th January at 10.00am.  
Please book your place with Nicola on 087 6975207. 
Backstage Academy of Performing Arts-Open Day for new students aged 8-18. Ratoath Community Centre 3pm-6pm Saturday 22nd January
GAA Registration commences on Saturday 22nd January from 9.30am. All members must register/re register to train or play. Registration will finish on 5th February. 
Final Warning at Fairyhouse for Dog Walkers. Fairyhouse Racecourse welcomes walkers at the race track. However there is a health & safety issue with dog littering. The racecourse executives have repeatedly requested for dogs to be kept on leads and dog littering to be discarded by owners in the appropriate manner.  Unfortunately these rules are not being abided by. If there is no elimination in the amount of litter, dogs will have to be banned from Fairyhouse with immediate effect. We hope to continue to welcome you all to Fairyhouse, so please work together to make it enjoyable for everyone!
Open Evening at the Institute of Technology Blanchardstown. The ITB Open Evening next Wednesday 19th January from 4pm to 7.00pm will be of interest to you!   Full details on
Aisling Group Int. Charity presents 'Stars in Their Eyes' 28th Jan 8pm and 'Strictly Come Dancing' 3rd and 10th Feb 8:30pm Knightsbrook Hotel Trim.  Proceeds: 'Aislings' children and family support services and small portion to Ireland's 4 man Race Across America team.  Tickets available in The Knightsbrook Trim, E2 Music Navan and 'Aisling's' Office based in CYWS Hall Navan.  Contact us on 046-9074300. 
Our friend & cast-member Gerard Liebrechts, died suddenly on Monday  10th January. 
In consultation with Ger's wife Lesley & the cast & crew, this weekend's performance of shows at the Venue Theatre, is postponed to the weekend of 21st -23rd January, when the show will be dedicated to Ger. He is fondly remembered by all of us.

World Day for Migrants and refugees on January 16th    Pope Benedict XV1 in his message said “The world day of Migrants and refugees offers the whole church an opportunity to reflect on a theme linked  to the growing phenomenon of migration, to pray that hearts may open to Christian welcome and to the effort to increase in the world justice and charity, pillars on which to build an authentic and lasting peace. All belong to one family, migrants and local populations that welcome them, and all have the same right to enjoy the goods of the earth whose destination is universal, as the social doctrine of the Church teaches. It is here that solidarity and sharing is founded”                                                              

*********************************************************************************************** Worldwide there are some 43 million forcibly displaced persons whom over 15 million are refugees, almost 1 million are seeking asylum and 27 million are people displaced within the borders of their own country. In addition it is estimated that some 12 million people are stateless.   (UNHCR statistics)

***********************************************************************************************                              Prayer for the One Human Family                                                Good and gracious God, we thank you for the gift of families. We are grateful for all the joy and love that they bring into our lives and we ask that you provide special protection for all families, particularly those who face hardships as they move in search of a better life. 

Show mercy on those who travel in danger, and lead them to a place of safety and peace. Comfort those who are alone and afraid because their families have been torn apart by violence and injustice.

As we reflect upon the difficult journey that the Holy Family faced as refugees in Egypt, help us to remember the suffering of the migrants families.                                                                

Through the intersession of Mary our Mother and St Joseph the Worker, her spouse, we pray that all migrants may be reunited with their loved ones and find the meaningful work they seek. Open our hearts so that we may provide hospitality for all who come in search of  refuge. 

Give us the courage to welcome every stranger as Christ in our midst. We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God  forever and ever. Amen     (US Bishops Conference)

16 Jan

Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

23 Jan

 Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

Vigil 7.00pm

 Maurice Keogh  & Catherine Brady & Tom, Catherine, & Tommy McLoughlin

Vigil 7.00pm

 Michael & Bridget Carey

 & Dympna Mills 

 Ted & Peg Gannon & Jemmy Boyle


Kavanagh Family (Jamestown)


Dorothea Mates & Detta Colfer


Pat & Mary Reilly & Willie Carey & Miriam Deering


Peter Whelan

& Patrick & Teresa Gorman


Michael & Aileen Conway

& Declan Hoare

& Chris Ryan


Rita Cusack (Months Mind)

Patrick & Masie Kennedy

& Harry, Norah, Stephany , Lally & Jr Conway



Monday                Special Intention                                                 Tuesday    Breda Lonergan                    Wednesday          Special Intention & Bernie & Gerald Donnelly                                                     Thursday              John, Kathleen & Robert Murray                          Friday      Special Intention                  Saturday               Patrick & Catherine White & Annie Clarke


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