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Parish Bulletin 4th September 2011

Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath

4 September 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. Brendan  
Congratulations to Sadhbh Friswell (Fairyhouse Lodge), Maebh & Aine  Sliney (Seagrave Park), 
Noah McGlynn (Steeplechase Green), Ellen Daughton (Steeplechase Wood), 
Sean McLoughlin(Woodlands Manor) and Cian McConnon (Meadowbank Hill)  
who were baptised recently.
Please pray for Patrick Hynes (Ashbourne) uncle of the Cusack family (Raystown) who died during the week. May he rest in peace.
Envelope Collection for the week ending 21st & 28th August €1,899.90 
Many thanks for your continued support and generosity. Today is a blue offering day.
In the Parish Pastoral Centre this week:
Monday: Legion of Mary at 6.30pm New members are always welcome. 
               Youth Choir practice at 7.00pm 
                                                                                                                                                                                Parish Finance Committee at 8.30pm 
Tuesday: Liturgy Committee at 8.00pm 
                The Parish Choir will resume after the Summer break at 8.30pm. 
                New members are always welcome. Practices are held on Tuesdays at 8.30pm.
Wednesday: The Children’s Choir will resume after the Summer break at 7.00pm.
                      Parents should attend at the beginning of this session to sign consent forms etc.
                                                      The Children’s Liturgy Committee will meet at 8.00pm
Thursday:      Folk Group at 8.30pm 
                                             The New Missal                                            This weekend we introduce the changes for the people’s response in the Mass. 
The Congregational Cards in the pews are to assist us with the new responses.
We are looking for parishioners to be new Eucharistic Ministers or Readers at our weekend Masses. If you are interested in either ministry, please contact Maureen at the parish office. Thanks to all who volunteered for various ministries after our appeal on weekend of 20th and 21st August
Liturgy Courses: St Patrick’s College, Maynooth. Commence 19th September Contact 
Tel: 01 7083478 or email: 
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Medical supplies, medication and clothes available to anyone travelling to Ethiopia, Zambia or elsewhere. Contact 8257164
Tidy Towns next clean up dates Tuesday 13th at 7.30pm and Saturday 24th at 10.00am outside Supervalu. Looking particularly for men with a few hours for Summer project.
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 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 will be held in the Community Centre on Harvest Festival – Saturday 10th September from 11.00am to 5.00pm. 
Ratoath ICA will meet on Tuesday 6th September at 8.00pm in the Pitch & Putt Clubhouse. 
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, Navan: (046) 9027007.  National Helpline 1800 341 341 
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). For details contact Roseina Murphy on 0868271196
Dundalk I.T. - Daily Service from Ratoath to Dundalk IT resuming September 12th. To avail of the service, contact Royal Breffni Tours 087 9667276. 
Weightwatchers in Ratoath GAA Club on Tuesdays at 9:30am &6:30pm. Contact Aida on 087-9874809. All new and re-joins and gold members most welcome.
Pilates classes returns to Ratoath Community Centre Monday 12th Sep 10am.  New Pregnancy Pilates classes starting soon (Oct). Phone/text to book your place with Nicola on 087 6975207.
In Fairyhouse Racecourse. Established 15 years. Fully qualified staff. Places available. Telephone Mary @ 086 8212979 or 01 8205933. 
Construction tradesmen and handymen required for Volunteer Project in Thailand, Jan 2012. 
If interested contact 
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Irelands Biggest Coffee Morning takes place in Ratoath GAA Club on Thursday September 15th from 9.30 to 12 noon. Raffle and Cake sale. Cake donations welcome on the morning. All monies raised go to Hospice services in Meath.
Cake Decoration and Sugarcraft Classes commencing week beginning September 19th . Six two hour classes concluding end of October. Contact K & L Cakes and Desserts, Ashbourne Phone 8353409 or email
To help with an autistic 7 year old boy (Alex) in Ratoath, if 175 mobile phones are collected, Irish Autism will give Alex an Apple ipad to help with his communication. So if you have any phones please contact Martina Cahill on 087 8147135 or 
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 . Every phone donated will be entered into a draw with Irish Autism to have their mortgage paid for a year. 

4 Sept

23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

11 Sept

24th  Sunday in Ordinary Time



Jim & Lydia Everard

Thomas, Kathleen & Martin Madden

Vigil 7.00pm

 Rose, James, & Peter Brennan &

Ann Cahill

Edward, Carmel, & Albert McAuley


Meda O’Callaghan Lehane


John, Helena, Johnnie & Christy Donnelly


Joseph & Mary White

& Joe & Kitty Murrihy


Kathleen Cusack

& Liam Corcoran


Eileen Fernandes

& deceased members of the Digan family


Deceased members of the Oakley family

& Peter & Mary Middleton



Tuesday        Thomas, Kathleen &Michael Brennan       Wednesday Special Intention

Thursday       Kathleen Gunn                                     Friday                   Edward Gannon

Saturday        No morning Mass


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