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Parish Bulletin 23rd October 2011

Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath

23 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. Gerry    
Congratulations to Rebekka Olatejce (Steeplechase Hill), Harry Clarke (Elgerstown), 
Donnchadh Dirrane (Baltrasna), Oisin White (Somerville) and Sam Murphy (Mill View) 
who were baptised recently.
A meeting of the Board of Management of Ratoath Senior National School will be held in the Parish Pastoral Centre at 8.00pm on Monday evening.
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.  
This Sunday is Mission Sunday. On this special day we are given the opportunity to express our unity with and support to Christian communities everywhere.  World Mission Ireland provides spiritual and practical assistance to the Church’s mission worldwide. “Together in Faith” we can all play an active role in helping more than 1,100 dioceses and communities globally. This is the Church in action – communities supporting communities. 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 pope continues, “the universal mission involves all, all things and always. The gospel is not an exclusive possession of whoever has received it but a gift to share, good news to communicate. And this gift-commitment is not only entrusted to a few but on the contrary to all the baptised, who are “a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s own people”, so that they may declare his wonderful deeds”.
The collection at Masses next weekend goes to the support of mission lands.
The Meath Diocesan Eucharistic Congress called Come & See held last weekend in Navan was an outstanding success on so many fronts. From the feedback at the weekend and since, it is very evident that the Lord touched the hearts of many people from our diocese and beyond. The Congress was blessed with 25 outstanding speakers from many walks of life who gave inspiring testimonies, talks and workshops. The parallel young people’s event was inspirational and the way the young entered wholeheartedly and positively into everything that went on was both humbling and inspiring. The Irish Catholic this week carries a two-page spread of photos.
Would you like to sign up as a volunteer for the Eucharistic Congress in June 2012. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, go to the Congress website and go to the section on volunteers for the application form. You will have the opportunity in the form to outline your areas of interest.
If any parishioner who was alive at the time of the last Eucharistic Congress held in Dublin in 1932 wants to receive a Eucharistic Congress pin they should contact the parish office in the coming week.
Spirituality Day: Franciscan Friary, Multyfarnham, Sunday 23rd October 2.00pm-5.00pm. Includes Rosary, Stations of the Cross, Confessions and Mass at 5.00pm.
Evening in Maynooth: Blessed John Paul II Theological Society, a Panel of Speakers from multiple faith communities will speak on “Catholic Spirituality: God’s Initiative, Man’s Response”. Renehan Hall, St Patrick’s College, Maynooth. Mon 24th Oct, 7.30pm. The panel includes speakers from the Dominican Friars, the Benedictines of Rostrevor, the Carmelite nuns of Knock and the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal.


Touched by Suicide.  Annual Healing programme (over 18s) commences October 24rd, 8pm at Dowdstown House.  Ph: 046 9021407 or 087 2731001
Ratoath Allotment Park on the Curragha Road. Plots 160m/sq at € 250 per year or 80m/sq at €150 per year.  All plots manured and rotavated, on site support, water and toilets, children’s playground, bbq area, chickens and pigs. Contact Ashley on 087 6729994
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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Lost: A dollar coin ring in the vicinity of the church and main street. Reward. Contact the parish office.  
Meath County Council is set to make Meath an Age Friendly County and build on past county wide activities. The Age-Friendly County Initiative seeks to engage older people and their communities in making their communities better, healthier and safer places for older people to live and thrive. Come along to a meeting in the Ardboyne Hotel, Navan on Tuesday 25th October at 2.00pm to discuss issues  you feel are important for older people in Meath.
Ratoath Garden Club will meet on Monday 24th October in the Ratoath Inn at 8.30pm. Talk will be given by John Lord (Ratoath Garden Centre) Topic “Preparing for Winter” all welcome
Volunteer Adult Literacy Tutors required locally. Contact 8011787 or 046/9068280 for further details. Full training will be provided to successful applicants.

23 Oct

30th  Sunday in Ordinary Time

30 Oct

31st Sunday in Ordinary Time



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

Vigil 7.00pm

Pat & Patrick McCabe

& John & Tom Reilly

& Patsy Reilly (Months Mind)


Brendan Whyte

& Mary & Anthony Boyle


Sean & Pierce Glynn



Peter & Mary Moore

Michael Maher


Pamela & Patty Fagan

& Desmond Crofton


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

& Michael Coakley


Seamus Ennis

& Peggy & James Farrell



                Monday   Tom Wheeler                                 Thursday    Owen Foster    
                 Friday     Special Intention                              Saturday     No Morning Mass

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