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Parish Bulletin 29th January 2012

Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath

29 January 2012

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   
Cemetery Sunday is on Sunday 20th May 2012
Congratulations to Ceara Coulter (Seagrave Hall) Joseph Tormey (Jamestown Park) 
Catlin Herra (Streamstown) and Harry Nugent (Ashbourne) who were baptised during the week. 
Congratulations to Aisling Donnelly and Stephen Reilly who were married during the week. 
Please pray for Maeve Muldoon (Twentypark) who died during the week. May she rest in peace.
The sick and housebound will be attended to in their homes on Thursday and Friday this week.
We welcome the boys and girls who are preparing for their First Confessions and First Holy Communion, along with their parents, to the Masses next weekend - Saturday 4th at 7.00pm or Sunday 5th at 11.00am or 12.15pm.This is their third “Do This In Memory of Me” weekend. 
The parents committee who are helping with this weekend will meet in the Parish Pastoral Centre on Tuesday evening 31st January at 7.30pm
The Parish Liturgy Committee will meet in the Parish Pastoral Centre on Tuesday evening 31st January at 8.00pm
Thursday, the 1st February is the Feast of St. Brigid   
Friday is the Feast of St. Blaise. The blessing of throats will take place after the 9.45am Mass.
Envelope Collection for the week ending15th & 22nd January €3,176.03
Many thanks for your continued support and generosity.
A course in Ministry and Evangelisation is being offered by Maryvale Institute (Birmingham) during the coming year. It is a one year course which begins in March and ends in December 2012. It is a distance learning course i.e. students study at home, following a Course book provided by Maryvale. A Study Day will be held in Castlepollard, Co Westmeath on Saturday, March 10th to introduce students to the Course. Further information from 044-9664127/044-9664016/087-2626738. Latest date for registration is March 2nd 2012.

29 Jan

Fourth  Sunday in Ordinary Time

5 Feb

Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time



John Redmond

& Tom, Catherine & Tommy McLoughlin

Vigil 7.00pm

Joe Gorman

Tom Everard


Ted & Peg Gannon & Jemmy Boyle




Aileen & Michael Conway

& Pauline Lynch & Terry Cundell & deceased members of the family


Pud & Winnie Mahon



Michael Flinter

& Luc Dehaene & Martin Kerrigan


Jack Reid

& Fergus Haverty



Monday           Funeral Mass for Maeve Muldoon (9.45am)                  Wednesday   Hugh Muldoon
Friday              Mass for all those on the Parish List of the Dead           
Saturday          Patrick & Catherine White & Annie Clarke   
May, on Thursdays from 7.30pm to 9.30pm in Purcell House, Room 2, All Hallows College, Drumcondra 01-8373745 ext 552 or email: adultlearning
Emotional Transformation - 1 Day Workshop 12th February Emmaus Retreat Centre, Swords. Time: 10.30am - 4.30pm  Price: €65.00 Cost Includes Lunch. Emotional Transformation is a simple, self-help, natural healing technique that is easy to learn and will elegantly transform and release trapped uncomfortable feelings, anxiety, and worry leaving you feeling freer, peaceful and lighter.  You will be able to use this technique on yourself when you go home. 
Facilitators: Aisling Killoran and Ray Manning of Accomplish Change Clinic in Dublin.
Ratoath Junior National School: Notification of Enrolment. If you have or know of a child who is due to start school next September 2012, please note all notification of Enrolment Forms must be received before 3.00pm on the 31st January 2012. If you are unsure if your child’s name is already on our list please contact the school office 01- 8256639
St. Paul’s National School enrolment application forms have been posted. If you are expecting an application and didn’t receive one then please contact the school. Tel 01-8257246
Forever Friends Preschool, Fairyhouse Racecourse now enrolling for 2012.  Please contact Mary Farnan at 086 8212979 as soon as possible to secure a place as limited places available.
Ratoath Junior National School, Ratoath Senior National School and Ratoath College are delighted and excited that they have in total 7 finalists in the Doddle4google art competition. This is a phenomenal result and opportunity for Ratoath Schools. There is no other place in Ireland who has come anywhere near this achievement. This is a great honour for the children and for our schools. We need you and all your extended family and friends to vote for the children’s entries online There is at least one Ratoath finalist in each category. There is a €10,000 prize to the school for the overall winner. 
Ratoath College will transform into the streets of 1950's New York between the 6th and 10th of Feb, as the students put on a wonderful performance of West Side Story.  Tickets for the show are now on sale and priced at €10 (stalls) & €12 (upper circle).  For a night of magical musical performace inspired by William Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet, buy your tickets now and for further information log onto 
GAA Lotto results: numbers drawn 6,7,12,22 No jackpot winner. €50 winner Pauric Smith, Ratoath and Preston Sheridan, Kilbride. Draw in Ratoath Inn next week at 9.00pm
running  training courses for Community Groups this Spring -  Website Development for Community Groups, PR and Communications for Community Groups, Oral History Training Programme, Care and Conservation of Historic Graveyards and Tour Guide.  Contact Áine on 046 9280 790, email 
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Eight week programme for Older Adults in Navan starting Monday 6th February in the Pitch and Putt Club at 11am. Activities will include seated Pilates, Movement for Life, core stability/balance and bowls.  Nominal charge to cover facility and refreshments. For details contact Meath LSP on 046-9067337.
New Indoor Walking Programme - In association with Meath Community Forum starting Wednesday 1st Feb in Claremont Stadium, Navan at 10.30am. This is a 5 Week Programme with aerobic and fat burning benefits. Nominal charge. To reserve a place please contact Meath Local Sports Partnership on 046-9067337 or email 
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