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Pariah Bulletin 28th August 2011

Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath

28 August 2011

01 8256207


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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 Fergal Ronan (Fairyhouse Lodge), Brian Bradley (Mullinam Lane), Dinney Brady and Marie O’Toole (Dublin) mother of Martin O’Toole (Woodlands) and Maureen McManus (Ratoath Manor Nursing Home) who died during the week. May they rest in peace.
Congratulations to Cathal Traynor (Jamestown Park), Shane McTiernan (Coill Beag),
Nina Mooney (Foxlodge Manor), Kyle Kane (Steeplechase Green), John McConville (Seagrave Hall), Allie Lennon (Leigh Valley), Cillian Owens(Somerville) and Rian Donnelly (Big Lagore)
who were baptised recently.
                                             The New Missal                                            Next week end, be prepared for some changes in the responses that you will pray at Mass. 
To assist us we will have new Congregational Card in the pews which will have all the changes in the people’s parts of the Mass. 
We are looking for parishioners to be new Eucharistic Ministers or Readers at our weekend Masses. If you are interested in either ministry, you would kindly contact Maureen at the parish office.
The sick and housebound will be attended to in their homes this week
Liturgy Courses: St Patrick’s College, Maynooth. Commence 19th September Contact 
Tel: 01 7083478 or email: 
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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, 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 in learning more, come along to our information and recruitment session in Dublin on Saturday 3rd September  from 11am-2pm in the Irish Aid Volunteering & Information Centre, 27-31 O’Connell Street Upper, Dublin 1. For information and/or to book your place at this information session, contact info This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or Tel. 01-8689986 or log on to
Have you ever thought about exploring your faith? If so, Pathways may be the course for you. Pathways is a course for adults who wish to explore their faith.  There are no exams on this course, no written work.  The only qualification is an openness to listening to others. For information phone 01 8373745 or email us at 
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Rathbeggan National School will reopen on Wednesday 31st August.
Ratoath Senior Citizens annual party in Tattersalls will be held on Thursday 8th September. 
If you would like an invitation please contact Anne on 01 8256150 or 087 6653458.  Donation of gifts for spot prizes would be much appreciated.
Ratoath Active Age Group will re start on Friday 2nd September from 11.00am – 1.00pm in the Community Centre. All welcome.
Ratoath Harvest Festival, organised by the Chamber of Commerce takes place on Saturday 10th September. If you wish to help or take a stand at the festival, contact Bee Flanagan on 086-8094294 
A Community Information Day for all upcoming activities starting this Autumn in the parish will be held in the Community Centre on the day of the Harvest Festival – Saturday 10th September from 11.00am to 5.00pm. if you are interested in participating with your club contact Marie or Denise on 01-6895600
Dunboyne FAS Community Employment has the following vacancy under the scheme. Childcare assistant in the Dunshaughlin area. Applicants must qualify to work under CE. Garda Clearance will apply. Contact Danny Gaughan at Dunboyne CE. Email 
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Foroige Open Night for Teenagers on Tuesday 6th September in the Ratoath Scouts Den. 7.00pm to 8.30pm for Junior Club (1st to 2nd Years) and 8.30pm to 9.45pm for Senior Club (3rd to 18 years). Foroige is a youth club that has been in Ratoath for 7 years, meeting each week for one and half hours approx. The young people run the club themselves with the help of adult volunteers. We are just back from Alton Towers. For details contact Roseina Murphy on 0868271196
Why not enter the Soap Box Derby, Photography or Harvest Queen competitions at the Dunshaughlin Harvest Festival 18th-23rd September. See or Tel: 085 8218908 for more details.
Auditions for Panto 2012 Snow White at the Venue Theatre Sunday 4th September. Age 6-99   [ 6 on 4/9/11- proof required] from 1-5pm. Bring 2 passport photos on the day & audition fee of €15 [ incl. membership of RMS to May 2012]. & our facebook page.
Meath Partnership developed a training course to help community groups effectively manage their community facility.  This course is designed for committees managing community sports and recreational facilities e.g. Playgrounds/community centres/sports halls/training centres etc.  For more information contact Áine on 046 9280 790 or email 
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Dundalk I.T. - Daily Service from Ratoath to Dundalk IT resuming inSeptember. Booking Essential. If you wish to avail of the service, contact Royal Breffni Tours 087 9667276. for details. The service will be resuming on September 12th 

28 Aug

22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

4 Sept

23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time



John & Elizabeth Padian

& John & Elizabeth Boylan

Vigil 7.00pm

Jim & Lydia Everard

Thomas, Kathleen & Martin Madden


John, Jane & Christy Mulvaney

& Ann McLoughlin


Meda O’Callaghan Lehane


Betty & Jimmy Mannering

& Mary Carey


Joseph & Mary White

& Joe & Kitty Murrihy


Paddy, Mary & Frankie Walsh


Eileen Fernandes


Friday           Mass for all those on the on the Parish list of the dead         

Saturday       No Morning Mass         


The American T.V. newscaster Dan Rather once asked Mother Teresa. “What do you say to God when you pray?” Mother Teresa looked at him with her dark, soulful eyes and said quietly
 “I listen”.  Slightly flustered, Rather tried again “Well, then, what does God say?” 
Mother Teresa smiled. “He listens”.               
                                                                 from Finding God in Unexpected Places (Philip Yancey)

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