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Parish Bulletin 30th October 2011

Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath

30 October 2011

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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 Ruby & Ellie Brewer (Meadowbank Hill) and 
Alice Dehaene Edge (Moulden Bridge) who were baptised recently.
Please pray for Miriam Creighton (nee Browne) (St. Oliver’s Park) & Mary Deering (Dublin) sister of Frank Deering (Curraha Road) who died during the week. May they rest in peace. 
Congratulations to Kizzy Moroney and John Harvey who were married during the week.
Tuesday is the Feast of All Saints. It is a holy day of obligation. Masses on 1st November are at 11.00am and 7.00pm
Wednesday is the Feast of All Souls. Masses on 2nd November are at 11.00am and 7.00pm
“The Church in its pilgrim members, from the very earliest days of Christian religion, has honoured with great respect the memory of the dead; and “because it is a holy and wholesome thought to pray for the dead that they might be loosed from their sins” she offers her suffrages for them”.
The sick and the housebound will be attended to in their homes on Thursday and Friday of this week.
Envelope Collection for the week ending 15th & 23rd October €1,554.15
Many thanks for your continued support and generosity.
Next Sunday is a blue offering day.
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.  

30 Oct

31st  Sunday in Ordinary Time

6 Nov

32nd  Sunday in Ordinary Time



Pat & Patrick McCabe

& John & Tom Reilly

& Patsy Reilly (Months Mind)

Vigil 7.00pm

Maisie Clince (Months Mind)

Paddy Cowley (Months Mind)

& John & Theresa McCann 

& Frances Christopher Byrne


Sean & Pierce Glynn


John & Alice Mannering


Pamela & Patty Fagan

& Desmond Crofton


John McCarthy & Jim Simpson

& Carmel O’Connor


Seamus Ennis

& Peggy & James Farrell


Remembrance Sunday Mass



Monday               11.00am Mary Deering - Mass in Nursing Home (Bank holiday)
Tuesday               11.00am Donal Wells       Mass also at 7.00pm    
Wednesday         11.00am & 7.00pm          Thursday        John O’Neill
Thursday             John O’Neill                    Friday          Mass for all on the Parish list of the dead
Saturday                No Morning Mass 
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.
Volunteer Adult Literacy Tutors required locally. Contact 8011787 or 046/9068280 for further details. Full training will be provided to successful applicants.
Are you 50+ and thinking in starting or investing in a business?  Then the 50+ Start a Business Programme could be exactly what you need.  Following the very positive outcomes of the Senior Enterprise pilot project in 2010, Meath County Enterprise Board is again offering those aged 50+ in the area with the opportunity to participate in the programme in Autumn 2011. The Senior Enterprise Start Your Own Business Course commences in early November and training will take place in Meath County Enterprise Board Training  Suite, Trim Road, Navan. Course places are limited to a maximum of 15. Phone: 046 9078400 E-mail: 
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Directives of the Diocese of Meath for Funeral Masses

Eulogies are not to be part of the Funeral Mass. These can take place in the Funeral Home or in the Cemetery, after the burial.

Readings at the Funeral Mass must be taken from the Lectionary and music must be appropriate.  Songs, poems and texts devoid of a Christian content are out of place.

A post-Communion reflection of a prayerful nature can serve to enhance the Liturgy.

The priests of the parish will be glad to discuss with you any aspect of the Funeral Liturgy. We will assist you in the preparation of the Funeral Liturgy – readings from Scripture, Prayers of the Faithful, Offertory Procession, Sacred Music, etc. It is our wish that the Liturgy will be a time of prayer for your loved one and of consolation and hope for you. In the course of the Funeral Liturgy, we try to let God’s word speak to the hearts, so that we all might hear and be comforted by the Christian message,  that life is changed not ended; when the body of our earthly dwelling lies in death, we gain an everlasting dwelling place in heaven (Preface for the Dead 1)

The “door of faith” is always open for us, ushering us into the life of communion with God and offering entry into his Church. It is possible to cross that threshold when the word of God is proclaimed and the heart allows itself to be shaped by transforming grace. To enter through that door is to set out on a journey that lasts a lifetime. It begins with baptism through which we can address God as Father, and it ends with the passage through death to eternal life, fruit of the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, whose will it was, by the gift of the Holy Spirit, to draw those who believe in him into his own glory. To profess faith in the Trinity – Father, Son and Holy Spirit – is to believe in one God who is Love: the Father, who in the fullness of time sent his Son for our salvation; Jesus Christ, who in the mystery of his death and resurrection redeemed the world; the Holy Spirit, who leads the Church across the centuries as we await the Lord’s glorious return.  (Pope Benedict)

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