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Parish Bulletin 2nd October 2011

Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath

2 October 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 Isabel Winston (Milltree Park) and Kelly Grattin (Foxlodge Wood)
 Kyle O’Reilly (Somerville) who were baptised recently.
Congratulations to Karen O’Rourke and Thomas Kane who were married during the week.
Please pray for Patsy Reilly (formally of Moatlands, Ratoath) and Joseph Reilly (Kilcock) brother of Charlie Reilly (Kilbride Road) who died during the week. May they rest in peace.
The sick and the housebound will be attended to in their homes on Thursday and Friday
Envelope Collection for the week ending 18th & 25th September €1,875.91
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.
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. 
A course in Ministry and Evangelisation is being offered in the diocese during the coming year. It is a one year course which begins in October and ends in July, 2012. It is a distance learning course i.e. students study at home, using materials provided by Maryvale Institute. Information and Registration forms from Fr. Seamus Heaney P.P., Parochial House, Delvin (Tel. 044-9664127) or Geraldine Fallon, Balrath South, Delvin(Tel. 044-9664016). Closing date for Registration: Oct 15th.

2 Oct

27th  Sunday in Ordinary Time

9 Oct

28th  Sunday in Ordinary Time



Bridget & John Slattery

& Sean Cunningham

Vigil 7.00pm

Thomas Clarke and deceased members of the Clarke family

& Michael Hearne & deceased members of the Hearne family


Shi Kong You




Charles & Elizabeth Keogh and deceased members of the family


Michael McIntyre


Eddie Flood & Alice Burke


Robert Davis



Monday         Deceased members of the Cunny family      Tuesday        Ronnie Brannigan                         Wednesday   Joe Geraghty                                              Thursday      Tom Wheeler
Friday           First Friday Mass for all those on the Parish list of the dead.
Saturday       David McKinney & James & Peggy Farrell.
                              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. If you are interested in attending, please ring the parish office.
God has created me to do some definite service. He has committed some work to me which He has not committed to another. I have my mission. I may never know it in this life, but I shall be told it in the next life. 
I am a link in a chain, a bond of connection between persons. He has not created me for naught. I shall do good; I shall do His work. I shall be an angel of peace, a preacher of truth in my own place, while not intending it if I do but keep His commandments. 
Therefore, I will trust Him, whatever I am, I can never be thrown away. If I am in sickness, my sickness may serve Him, in perplexity, my perplexity may service Him. If I am in sorrow, my sorrow may serve Him. He does nothing in vain.
He knows what He is about. He may take away my friends. He may throw me among strangers. He may make me feel desolate, make my spirits sink, hide my future from me. Still, he knows what He is about. 
                                                                                                                Blessed John Henry Newman
Joy, humour and laughter show one’s faith in God. For Christians, an essentially
hopeful outlook shows people that you believe in the Resurrection, in the power of life over death, and in the power of love hatred. Don’t you think that after the Resurrection Jesus’ disciples were joyful?  ..... Blessed Francis Xavier Seelos, a nineteenth-century Redemptorist priest, spoke of the “holy hilarity” as a tool for spreading the Gospel. Joy draws others to God. To paraphrase St Teresa, why hide it?
                                            James Martin SJ from Between Heaven and Mirth (2011)
-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
Could any new players interested in playing U13 soccer this year with Ratoath Harps please contact Brian at 087 2235033. Have to be born in 1999.
People 4 People: We are a volunteer group based in Ratoath, we offer our time. Time to take you to hospital for an appointment, for a chat, to take you to the post office or shopping, to lend a hand when a new baby arrives. Call 086 0325795. Not an emergency service. 
Creative Writing Classes for Children (10 to 12 year olds) starting Saturday morning 8th October (6 week term) in Dunshaughlin Community Centre. For details, contact Sinéad at 087 2737677.
The Friends of Ratoath SVP are holding a quiz in the Ratoath Inn on Fri 7th October at 9.00pm. €10 per person in tables of 4. All proceeds from the night will go to the Ratoath SVP.
Ratoath ICA meeting on Tuesday 4th October at 8.00pm in Ratoath Pitch & Putt clubhouse. 
New members welcome.

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