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Parish Bulletin 20th February 2011

Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath

20 February 2011



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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 Kya Donegan (Seagrave Park) and Lauren Doran (Foxlodge Manor) who were baptised recently.
Next Sunday is a blue offering day.
Envelope Collection for the week ending 6th & 13th February €2,706.09
Standing Orders for January €8,025.06 Many thanks for your continued support and generosity.
Upcoming Retreats, Courses and Seminars
Lectio Divina (Reading and Praying Scripture). A four week introductory course will continue in Dowdstown House, Navan on  23rd February and 2nd March from 8.00pm to 9.30pm. 
Upcoming Workshops at Mount St. Anne's Retreat Centre, Killenard, Portarlington, Co. Laois 
Lenten Series: We are holding a series of four presentations on "Why Remain Catholic Today?" during Lent by well known speakers.  Each presentation will be followed by an opportunity for conversation on the topic.  There is no charge, donations welcome at your own discretion.  You can attend as many of the presentations as you wish.  From 7.30pm - 9.30pm each evening.
Friday 11th March - Facilitated by Baroness Nuala O'Loan MEP
Tuesday 22nd March - Facilitated by Bishop Willie Walsh
Tuesday 5th April - Facilitated by Mr. Ned Prendergast, Director of Faith Development CEIST
Tuesday 12th April - Facilitated by Fr. Mark Hedderman OSB - Glenstall Abbey
At All Hallows College (1) Inner Wellbeing – Retreats for Spiritual Care in Busy Lives. Continuing our series of day-long, two-day and weekend retreats, the next retreat is Thursday and Friday 24th & 25th February, at a special rate of €105, residential and €55 non-residential.
(2) Developing Parish Annual Seminar:.This year, with Nuala O’Loan giving the keynote address, the seminar is entitled Honesty, Healing & Hope and will run on 28th February and 1st March. Baroness O’Loan will also give a Public Lecture at 7pm on 28th February. No pre-booking is necessary for the Public lecture. Further details and booking information:
March. For more information ring Declan 087 760 8268 E mail 
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St Patrick’s College Maynooth: Higher Diploma in Theological Studies, one year part time course begins Monday 19th September 2011 or Master’s Degree in Theology. Application forms and further information are available on our website or on request from: Admissions Office, Pontifical University, St Patrick’s College, Maynooth. Email: 
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   Tel: 01 708 4772 
Eucharistic Adoration every Wednesday from 10.00am-10.00pm in the Parish Church and a Holy Hour of prayer on Monday and Friday from 7.30pm - 8.30p in Ratoath Nursing Home. 
St Vincent de Paul: Charity Shop in Dunshaughlin called “Worth a Glance” on the Main Street. Opening hours Tuesday, Friday and Saturday 10.00am – 3.00pm. Contact 087 987 564 
The committee organising the centenary celebrations for Ratoath National School is looking for copies of any photos or material relating to the school over the century. Anyone willing to loan or allow copies to be made of material can contact the committee at 
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  or contact Claire Donnellon in Ratoath Senior N S at 01-825 4470
Jasango Theatre present the award-winning comedy Bombshells at the Venue Theatre, Ratoath on Friday February 25th at 8p.m.  All about the"bombshells" that may occur to women over the course of their lives, it features four female characters ranging in age from 16-64 and the show comes to Ratoath as part of a national tour which has sold out throughout the country. Tickets from The Venue at 01-6895600.  Tickets are €18/16 and group rates are also available.
Electors should note that changes have been made in some cases to the place of polling. You are advised to read your Polling Card carefully, check online at or contact the Register of Electors section in Meath County Council (046-9097000) to confirm where you will be voting in the upcoming General Election. 
Dunshaughlin Community College presents the hit musical Oliver from the 3rd to 5th March. Their musical debut promises to be a night filled with music, drama, laughter. Tickets €10 for adults with concessions available for students and seniors for €6. Doors open at 7.30pm nightly with performance starting at 8pm. In addition to the nightly performance, there will be a Saturday matinee on the 5th March at 3pm. Tickets are available at school reception or at the door.
February 2011 celebrating and showcasing adult learning. Tutors are giving their time free to show what is on offer at An Grianan. Programme for events this week include Green Learning, Learning Communities, Learning for Work. From 11.00am -4.00pm each day. For more information call Joanne Dunne 01 6680002 or 
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Every believer in this word must become a spark of light   
                                                                                                      Pope John XX111
You have made us for yourself O Lord and our hearts are restless until they rest in you                                                                                            St. Augustine                 
Every day we are given stones. But what do we build? 
Is it a bridge or is it a wall?                                                        Unknown author                                                           

20  Feb

Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

27 Feb

 Eight Sunday in Ordinary Time

Vigil 7.00pm

 David Lynch

& Brian Gahan

Vigil 7.00pm

 Gerard Liebrechts (Months Mind)

& Elizabeth & Jack Ryan


John Timmins


Patrick Smith

& Sr Josephine Traynor


Jimmy Brady & Andy Peat


Scouts Founders Day Mass


Dinny Farrell & Nuala Callaghan


Laura O’Connor

Leonard & Gerty Maher


 Monday     Emily Kirwan                         Tuesday       Eugene Eiffe            Wednesday     Special Intention
Thursday    Margaret Hynes                     Saturday      No Morning Mass

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