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Parish Bulletin 26th August 2012

Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath

26 August 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 

Congratulations to Khristine Cristobal (Main Street), Hugo Stone (Bodeen),

Cara Scally (Milltree Park), Ciara Mulcahy (Steeplechase Hill), Rian Doyle (Foxlodge Manor)

and Cáit McElroy (Coill Beag) who were baptised recently.


Please pray for Margaret Cahill (Fairyhouse Road) and Philomena Condron (Ratoath Manor Nursing Home) who died during the week. May they rest in peace.


Envelope Collection for the week ending 12th & 19th August €2,062.55

Many thanks for your continued support and generosity.

Next Sunday is a blue offering day.


Lough Derg One Day Retreat on Saturday 1st September (No fasting or walking barefoot)

Please contact Mary Crowley (01)8259596


                                                            Dates for 2013

            Confirmation                                                 9th February

          First Communion      

               Rathbeggan N.S.  27thApril  /     St. Paul’s N.S. 11th May    /  Ratoath Junior N.S. 18th May




                                                  We are looking for....


We are looking for a few new members to join our parish liturgy committee. We meet about 8 times a year. If you are interested, would you please contact the parish office in the near future.


Children’s Choir: Children from 2nd class upward are invited to join the choir. Rehearsals on Wednesday evenings at 7.00pm and the choir will sing every second weekend at the Vigil Mass at 7.00pm. Please contact Aisling  on 086 8446166 or the parish office.


The parish choir is seeking new members. They rehearse every Tuesday evening at 8.30pm for about an hour and sing at the 12.15pm Masses on Sundays and other important liturgical events. If you are interested, please ring the parish office.


If you would like to help at the children’s liturgy at the 11.00am and 12.15pm Masses, please ring the parish office. The commitment would be about 5 Sundays a year.







26 Aug

Twenty First Sunday in Ordinary Time

2 Sept

Twenty Second Sunday in Ordinary Time



Thomas Kirwan

&  James Reilly & Fergal Ronan

Vigil 7.00pm

Hugh Bannon

& Margaret Grimes


Ann McLoughlin




 Mary Carey


 Frank, Mary & Paddy Walsh


Sheila Farrell (Months Mind)

& Jacqueline Mannering

& Maria & Paddy O’Connor




      Tuesday          Thomas, Kathleen & Michael Brennan      Friday   Kathleen Boylan                          
      Saturday          Mass in Nursing Home 11.00am

                               Response to the Mystery of Faith at Mass

 We proclaim your Death, O Lord, and profess your Resurrection until you come again  or

 When we eat this Bread and drink this Cup, we proclaim your Death, O Lord until you come again

or Save us Saviour of the world, for by your cross and resurrection you have set us free.


Naíonra na Ríthe  Domhnach Seachnaill Co na Mí. For more information on spaces available for Sept 2012 please contact Caitlín  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it 0879027382

Girley Harvest Festival Sun 26th Aug from 12 Noon on the Kells / Athboy Rd (new site)
Adm €10 children FREE Great Family Day (Tractor Pulling ) 0862522757

A Creative Writing course will commence in Ratoath Community Centre in September. Classes will run on Monday evenings at 7.30pm  and on Tuesday mornings at 10.30am.  For more information contact Valerie on 087/8170047

 Volunteers needed for our new charity shop opening soon in Ashbourne .Can you spare an hour or two a week for the Irish Deaf Society? Make a difference with your spare time Contact: Janette 086 785 1713 or our office 01-8601878 Or email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 “Rose of Ratoath” will be chosen at Ratoath Street Festival on Saturday 8th September at 4 pm., application forms available from Blondelles and La Bucca. Fabulous prizes for winner.

St Patrick’s College Maynooth. Pastoral Liturgy Course starts 17th September Monday’s & Tuesday’s 10.00am-4.00pm. Contact Rev Patrick Jones Tel 01 7083478 email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Sunday, August 26th at 3.00pm in the Pastoral Centre, Dunshaughlin: talk - “A Grave Matter - Burial & Settlement in early Medieval Meath' by Dr. Matthew Seaver.  Hosted by Meath Archaeological and Historical Society. All welcome


Ratoath Community Annual Active Age Social Evening in Tattersalls in September. Please call Anne at 0876653458  before September 8th if you would like a invitation (numbers limited) 


Meath Living Links: To coincide with “World Suicide Prevention Day and World Suicide Awareness Week” there will be a Mass in St Mary’s Church Navan, on Sunday 9th September 2012 for families bereave by suicide and their deceased loved ones.



Ratoath GAA lotto results No winner, next week’s lotto €3500.00


Ratoath GAA “Pig on a Spit” night will be held on 15th September admission €10.00. Music by Timeless.  Please call 087 6493639 to book your tickets.


Speech and Drama Classes commencing on Tuesday 11th September in Ratoath Scout Den. Confidence, Creativity and Elocution. Small Groups  Junior Infants - 6th Class. Info/Enrol: 046 90 52525 / 087 2899404. Penelope Moorhead Interact School of Speech Drama and Communication.


Panto Auditions: Ratoath Musical Society. This year’s Christmas Pantomime "Red Riding Hood" Junior cast auditions ages 6 - 18, plus auditions for the title role of Red Riding Hood (female age 16- 25) will take place on Sunday 2nd September at the Venue Theatre, Ratoath. Audition times will be allocated based on age group following registration  Adult auditions (ages 16 + ) dancers and general chorus will be held on  6th September, 6:30 - 10pm.  If you wish to audition please register by text or email before Wed 29th August, include your name; date of birth & age (if under 18); address, email address & parent/guardian contact details to  text: 087 737 4478 or  087 737 4497 or Email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it   An audition packet with all the details will be emailed to you before the 2nd. The Audition fee is €5.00.


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