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Parish Bulletin 11th September 2011

Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath

11 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. Gerry  
Congratulations to Ben Ryan (Tyrrellstown) and Lara Clarke (Coill Beag) who were baptised recently.
Congratulations to Niamh Ralph & Brendan McGuinne who were married during the week.
A meeting for parents who have children for baptism in the near future will take place in the Parish Pastoral Centre on Wednesday 14th September at 8.00pm
A meeting for all parents who have children for First Confession and First Communion will take place in the parish church this Thursday 15th September at 8.00pm. At this meeting the outline of the “Do This in Memory of Me” programme for the year ahead will be explained.
Standing Orders for August €5,984.48 Many thanks for your continued support and generosity.
                                                      The New Missal                                                      
The Congregational Cards in the pews are to assist us with the new responses.
                              Meath Diocesan Eucharistic Congress
“Come and See – celebrating our faith in the Eucharist, signs of hope for the future”.
A weekend of events in preparation for next year’s Eucharistic Congress will be held in St. Mary’s Parish, Navan on the 14th , 15th and 16th October. You are invited to hear and meet some of the best national and international speakers, participate in workshops, see firms and exhibitions, engage in Eucharistic Adoration, attend Mass, ask questions, enjoy music and share experiences. Brochures with application forms available after Masses this weekend or at the back of the church or from the parish office.
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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The annual Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes takes place from 12-17 September. Bishop Smith will lead the pilgrimage of over 800 people answering the invitation of Our Lady to “come in procession”. The theme for the pilgrimage this year is: "With Bernadette, praying the Our Father". 

11 Sept

24th  Sunday in Ordinary Time

18 Sept

25th  Sunday in Ordinary Time



 Rose, James, & Peter Brennan &

Ann Cahill & Edward, Carmel, & Albert McAuley

Vigil 7.00pm

Ann Murphy

& Peter Murray


John, Helena, Johnnie & Christy Donnelly




Kathleen Cusack

& Liam Corcoran


Seamus & Kate Middleton
& Michael & Patricia Reilly


Deceased members of the Oakley family  & Peter & Mary Middleton





                            Saturday Mass in Ratoath Nursing Home at 11.00am
Meath Living Links is part of a National Organisation dealing with families and individuals bereaved by suicide.  For 10 years trained personnel have supported people in the aftermath of suicide. Contact Dowdstown Counselling Services at 046 90 21407 or Tony on 087 2731001.
Night Classes in Ratoath College: Open Day Saturday 17th  September 12-3pm and enrolment evening Monday 19th September 7-9pm. Online enrolment at For more information, please contact Caroline at 
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  or 087-126741
Ratoath Rugby Club -The club are looking for players for U13 (born 1999) training every Wed. 7pm-8pm and Sat.12.30pm-1.30pm. Girls Tag Rugby (non contact) are looking for girls between 12-15 years to set up a new team. Please contact Anne @086 3374139
Dunboyne FAS Community Employment have the following vacancies for persons qualified. 1. Office reception/ admin in Dunshaughlin and 2. Coffee dock assistant in Dunshaughlin. Please apply to Danny Gaughan at Dunboyne FAS CE 0877262727 or email 
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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.
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.
Forever Friends Pre School. In Fairyhouse Racecourse. Established 15 years. Fully qualified staff. Places available. Telephone Mary @ 086 8212979 or 01 8205933. 
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
Glee Club Ireland comes to Meath. Ratoath Community Centre Fridays 6.30pm-8.00pm starting 23rd September. Children 4-12. Newcomers and more experienced singers, dancers and little actors welcome. Call Lisa 087 761 9605
Get Creative! - Art Classes for Adults Ratoath Community Centre on Wednesday evening 8pm to 10 pm. 8 week term for €80.00. All levels welcome, no previous experience necessary. A couple of places left. Contact Michael Daly 087 2472082 

Ratoath Youth Art Club Art classes -An exciting programme of Arts & Crafts a creative & fun outlet for your children  New Term starting Saturday 17th September. Ratoath Community Centre - Saturdays 10am-11.30am ages 5-12 - - €100 for 10 weeks (flexible payment plan available) All materials supplied. Contact Michael - 087 247 2082 for further details
Creative Writing Classes for Children (10 to 12 year olds) starting Saturday morning 
24th September 2011 (8 week term).  Venue: Dunshaughlin Community Centre. For details, please contact Sinéad at 087 2737677.
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. 
Aisling Group Charity Mini-Marathon 10k  Sun 18th Sept starts and ends at Teach Na Teamhrach (Old Balreask Arms)Trim Rd, Navan. Register on-line @ 

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