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Parish Bulletin 27th February 2011

Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath

27 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. Gerry 
Congratulations to Jackie Kelly (Fairyhouse Road), Isabelle Thompson (Foxlodge Woods), 
James Pullen (Foxlodge Woods), Holly Nannery (Foxlodge Manor) and 
Sophie Sherry (Jamestown park)  who were baptised recently.
Congratulations to Yvonne O’Byrne and David Kearns who were married during the week.
The sick and the housebound will be attended to in their homes on Thursday and Friday of this week.
First Confessions for Rathbeggan National School will take place on this Wednesday evening 2nd February at 7.30pm 
First Confessions for St. Paul’s National School will take place on this Thursday evening 3rd February  at 7.30pm 
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: 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:


Meath Diocesan Pilgrimage to Rome, Monday 11-Thursday 21 July 2011, led by Most Rev. Michael Smith. Will include the following: Papal Angelus at Castlegandolfo with lunch at Lake Albano; Tour of St. Peter’s, Vatican Museum & Sistine Chapel; Colosseum & Forum, St. John Lateran, Catacombs, St. Paul’s; San Clemente, Night Tour & Dinner in Rome, Day Trip to Subiaco with lunch incl.; Day trip to Assisi; Information Pack with maps; All Transfers to/from airport in Rome. Fares:  €1,250 sharing Twin Ensuite limited Number of single rooms available on request with supplement £250 p.p.) For booking please send name, address & €200 deposit per person to:   (Cheques can be made payable to MullingarTravel) Mullingar Travel, Austin Friar Street, Mullingar. Tel: (044)9340587   E-mail: 
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  or Bishop’s House, Dublin Road, Mullingar. Tel: (044) 9348841 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 
Tullamore Junior Pastoral Council is hosting a youth conference on Saturday 5th March. 
The theme looks at Church as "Social NJetwork", arising from young people's engagement with social networking online.  Young parishioners (12 - 18 yrs) are encouraged to attend. For further details, contact or 057 9321587.
GAA Lotto Results for 21st February. Numbers draw 15-23-9-4. No Jackpot winner. 
Next week jackpot €5,900. The €50 winners Carolann McNerney, The Grange Ratoath; 
Dan Rooney, St Mary’s Leixlep. Next week draw Ratoath Inn Mon 28th February 9.00pm
Garden Cub presents, “Summer Fruit and Sweet Peas” by Tony Boston R.H.S.I. Talk will commence at 8:30pm on Monday, February 28th following the AGM at 8pm. All are very welcome.
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.
Blondells: Fitting for Skirts for Sixth Class Girls attending Ratoath College in September 2011 will take place on Tuesday 1st March to Saturday 5th March. All other students requiring new skirts can place their orders at this time. Phone Kathleen 01 8257711  
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. Whistlemount Day Centre: (046) 9027007.  To contact the Alzheimer National Helpline, telephone: 1800 341 341 “Don’t Just Worry About Memory Loss.  Do Something About It.
The Irish Cancer Society is urgently looking for Meath Volunteers for their Care to Drive programme. Care to Drive' is a scheme operated by the Irish Cancer Society to provide free transport for patients to and from their treatment. Carefully selected and trained volunteers collect the patients from their homes and drive them to their appointments and back to their homes following these appointments.  ICS are currently seeking trustworthy, reliable volunteers in the Meath area who have free weekday time to provide cancer patients with safe, comfortable and confidential transport to and from their appointments (including Beaumont hospital, Dublin). Please contact Meath Volunteer Centre on 046 9280 790 for more information.

27 Feb

Eight Sunday in Ordinary Time

6 March

Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Vigil 7.00pm

 Gerard Liebrechts (Months Mind)

& Elizabeth & Jack Ryan

Vigil 7.00pm

Bridget & Noel McLoughlin

Brendan McDermott


Patrick Smith

& Sr Josephine Traynor




Scouts Founders Day Mass


Joe Lynch & Margaret Hynes


Laura O’Connor & Matthew Hayes

Leonard & Gerty Meagher


Jim, Elizabeth & Agnes Lowther

& Christine Wims

                    Friday        Mass for all those on the Parish List of the Dead
                    Saturday   No morning Mass

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