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Parish Bulletin 18th September 2011

Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath

18 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 Lily Mellor (Steeplechase Green), Rian Dunne (Milltree Park), 
Esme Allen (Ashbourne) and Sam English (Surrey) who were baptised recently.
Please pray for Julia Brady (Ratoath Manor Nursing Home) who died during the week. 
May she rest in peace.
Envelope Collection for the week ending 11th September €1,089.00
Many thanks for your continued support and generosity.
A Board of Management meeting for Ratoath Senior National School will be held on next Monday 19th at 8.00pm in the Parish Pastoral Centre
A Board of Management meeting for St. Paul’s National School will be held on next Tuesday 20th at 4.00pm
A Board of Management meeting for Rathbeggan National School will be held on Wednesday 21st at 8.15pm in the Parish Pastoral Centre
All members of the Altar Society and Na Glantori are invited to a short prayer service in thanksgiving for their work in the Parish Pastoral Centre on Thursday 22nd September at 7.30pm. This prayer service will be followed by supper in the Parochial House.
Next weekend at the 7.00pm Vigil Mass and at the 11.00am and 12.15pm Masses we welcome the boys and girls of Second class for their first “Do This in Memory of Me” Mass where they will be enrolled for the sacraments of First Confession and First Communion. The sub committee of parents who have volunteered to help will meet at 7.30pm in the Parish Pastoral Centre this Tuesday evening 20th September
                                                      The New Missal                                                      
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
Some photos and videos of last week's Meath pilgrimage to Lourdes are now available at
Liturgy Courses: St Patrick’s College, Maynooth. Commence 19th September 
Contact 01 7083478 or email: 
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18 Sept

25th  Sunday in Ordinary Time

25 Sept

26th  Sunday in Ordinary Time



Ann Murphy

& Peter Murray

Vigil 7.00pm

Liam Woods


Eithne & Maeve Keane




Seamus & Kate Middleton
& Michael & Patricia Reilly






Paddy Carroll & John Grogan



 Monday     Special Intention          Tuesday    Special Intention                           Wednesday  Grace Jordan
Saturday    Bernard Browne & Patrick Hoey in Ratoath Nursing Home at 11.00am
                              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. Brochures with application forms available at the back of the church or from the parish office. 
Registration by 23rd September
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:  Enrolment evening Monday 19th September 7-9pm. Online enrolment at Contact Caroline at 
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  or 087-126741
-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
An Alzheimer's Information Meeting At Trim Castle Hotel on Wed. 28th at 8.30pm. If you feel you want to know more about Alzheimer's Disease, Dementia or are worried about memory loss for you or a family member you may find the evening beneficial. The key speakers on the night will be Dr. Bill Bourke, a consultant physician in geriatric medicine; Elaine Byrne, a solicitor, who will speak on financial and legal matters. Information will be available on the Day Care Services and personnel from the HSE will be in attendance. The meeting is open to all and admission is free. A brochure will be launched on the night giving details of the services available in Co. Meath.
Dunboyne FAS Community Employment have the following vacancies for office reception/ admin in Dunshaughlin; coffee dock assistant in Dunshaughlin;  Groundsman based in Ratoath. Apply to Danny Gaughan at Dunboyne FAS CE 0877262727 or email 
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Tidy Towns next clean up Saturday 24th at 10.00am outside Supervalu. Looking particularly for men with a few hours for Summer project.
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 
Creative Writing Classes for Children (10 to 12 year olds) starting Saturday morning 
24th September (8 weeks) in Dunshaughlin Community Centre. Contact Sinéad at 087 2737677. 
Tai Chi classes commencing on Wednesday 21st Sept at 8.30pm in Ratoath Community Centre.  Phone Suzanne on 086 3011915 to reserve your place. Start anytime, no terms.
Flintstones pre-school Places available for afternoon session. Children aged 2.5 years to school going. Small classes, fully qualified staff. Free ECCE scheme. Please contact Eileen on 0851480979 or Louise on 0863894647
Meath Community Drug & Alcohol Response, The Maudlin Centre, Trim celebrating 10 years. We invite you to share with us with an open community information night ‘Alcohol Use and Misuse Tearing Families and Communities apart…what can we do?’ Guest Speaker Rolande Anderson on Wednesday 21st September in Scoil Mhuire, Trim at 7.30pm. 

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