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Parish Bulletin 16th October 2011

Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath

16 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 Riley Galvin (Foxlodge Manor), Daniel Casey (Mooretown),
Robyn Byrne (Meadowbank Hill) and Mary Gibbons (Woodlands Park) who were baptised recently.
Congratulations to Cormac Reilly and Louise White who were married during the week.
Envelope Collection for the week ending 2nd & 9th October €1,717.88
Standing Orders for September €4,036.11 
Many thanks for your continued support and generosity.
A meeting of the Parish Liturgy Committee will be held on Tuesday next 18th October at 8.00pm in the Parish Pastoral Centre.
We are looking for parishioners to be new Eucharistic Ministers at our weekend Masses. If you are interested, please contact Maureen at the parish office during this coming week.
                            Opening of St. Paul’s National School 
The Official Opening of St. Paul’s National School takes place on Friday next 21st October at 2.00pm. Bishop Michael Smith will celebrate Mass and officially open the school which now has over 500 pupils and is designed to accommodate over 600 pupils by 2013. 
In 2005, St Paul’s began with 40 pupils in temporary accommodation. The new school is a 2 story, 24 classroom school with a designated autistic unit. The building also has 4 special need classrooms, a very large PE/Hall, library, offices and other ancillary accommodation. 
There are three outdoor basketball courts and a car park providing 72 car spaces. The school was delivered as part of the Department of Education and Skills rapid development programme and it took just 26 weeks to build. 
We express our immense gratitude to all who were involved in the planning, design and delivery of this school. We thank the officials at the Department, the design team, the construction company, the Principal Morag McGowan and her staff, the Board of Management, the Parents Association and our local public representatives. 
We wish all in St. Paul’s every good wish for the opening and for the continued success of the school over the coming years.
Altar List of the Dead
Please take home a list of the dead sheet and return the completed list to the box at the back 
of the Church before the 2nd November (The Feast of all Souls) All our dead are remembered
in our Masses during the month of November (the month of the Holy Souls) and on the
First Friday Masses throughout the year.  
Next Sunday is Mission Sunday. In his message for Mission Sunday, Pope Benedict wrote, “missionary activity renews the Church, revitalizes faith and Christian identity, and offers fresh enthusiasm and new incentive. Faith is strengthened when it is given to others”
The collection at Masses next weekend goes to the support of mission lands.
Spirituality Day: Franciscan Friary, Multyfarnham, Sunday 23rd October 2.00pm-5.00pm. Includes Rosary, Stations of the Cross, Confessions and Mass at 5.00pm.  
Touched by Suicide.  Annual Healing programme (over 18s) commences October 23rd, 8pm at Dowdstown House.  Ph: 046 9021407 or 087 2731001


The Principal and Deputy Principal have met this week with the students of 6th class in the three local feeder schools regarding enrolment for Ratoath College 2012.  Can anyone else living in the area whose child is not attending one of these schools, please contact Ratoath College directly on 01 8254102 or call to the college for an enrolment application form.

To help combat the recent increase in rural crime and burglaries Meath Macra na Feirme is hosting a crime prevention eve on 17th October at 8pm in Trim Castle Hotel. Guests include Meath Garda Crime Prevention Officer Sergeant Dean Kerins and Michael Corcoran of Smart Water Technology. Topics covered include crime prevention strategies and a proven technology for tracking stolen property and reducing theft and increasing convictions. For details or to reserve your place, call or email Nicholas Coyle at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 087-2829327.
Many thanks to those who supported the recent Hospice Coffee Morning, total received was €2,455.72, monies have been sent to Navan Palliative Care, Gary Kelly Cancer Support Centre and the East Meath Hospice Association.
Juvenile Halloween Fancy Dress Disco at Ratoath GAA on 28thOctober 7.00 pm to 9.30 pm, Admission €5.00 Prizes for best dressed. 
Fancy Dress Fundraiser in aid of St John’s Children’s Cancer Ward Crumlin Hospital will be held in Dunboyne Castle Hotel on 29th October 2011.There will be prize’s for the best dressed male/female and also a raffle with prizes galore. Music by Trevor Smith & Band and followed by DJ Tickets only €10 or you can pay at the door. For further information contact 086 8609154
Dunboyne FAS Community Employment has the following vacancies for persons eligible to work under the CES. Groundsmen for Dunshaughlin/ Kilbride and Childcare Assistant in Raotath. Garda Clearance required.  Apply to Dunboyne FAS CE. Contact Danny Gaughan on 8252864 or 0872626727 or email 
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The yoga Rooms presents Kevin Sheridan with his successful weight loss challenge -6 week course begins November 7th For information call June at 0861002855 or Kevin at 0872893675
Many thanks to all who contributed the Tidy Towns Project and to the collection last weekend. Please help on 5th & 19th November 10.00am meet at Supervalue Carpark
Lost: A dollar coin ring in the vicinity of the church and main street. Reward. Contact the parish office.  
Introduction to Drama course takes place every Monday evening in Ratoath Community Centre at 7.30pm New members are welcome. For information contact 01 6895600

16 Oct

29th  Sunday in Ordinary Time

23 Oct

30th  Sunday in Ordinary Time



Christy Donnelly

& Elizabeth Madden

Vigil 7.00pm

James Gray and John & Elizabeth Harmon & Paddy & Mary Cassidy


Anthony & Michael Gaughan


Brendan Whyte

& Mary & Anthony Boyle


Joe & Masie McCormack


Peter & Mary Moore

Michael Maher


Maureen Regan

& Donal Wells


Vincent Donnelly (Months Mind) & Patrick Campbell and deceased members of the Campbell family

& Michael Coakley



                 Thursday  Frank Cahill                Saturday                  Declan Sweeney & Des Mullally

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