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Parish Bulletin 2nd September 2012

Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath

2 September 2012

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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 Oliver Couch (Milltree Park), Aoife Hayden (Steeplechase Court),

Olivia Breen (Steeplechase Green), Emma Flood (Steeplechase Green) and

Lucy McConnon (Meadowbank Hill) who were baptised recently.


Please pray for Paddy White (Meadowbank Hill), Val Murrihy (Brownstown), and

Nicolae Focsa (The Old Mill) who died during the week. May they rest in peace.


Eucharistic Adoration every Wednesday from 10.00am to 10.00pm


The sick and the housebound will be attended to in their homes on Thursday and Friday.



                                                            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.



The parish choir is seeking new members. They resume rehearsals this Tuesday evening in the Parish Pastoral Centre and 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 or just turn up at the rehearsals.








2 Sept

Twenty Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

9 Sept

Twenty Third Sunday in Ordinary Time



Hugh Bannon

& Margaret Grimes

Vigil 7.00pm

Edward Gannon






Frank, Mary & Paddy Walsh


Michael & Patricia Reilly


Maura Ryan (Month’s Mind)


Eileen Fernandes &

Maggie & Thomas Byrne & Margaret Cunningham & Ellen Stafford


Monday   Kevin Fitzsimons                       Tuesday              Celine McGahey
Friday      For all those on the Parish List of the dead
Saturday               Mass in the 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.

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

Creative Writing for Children (9 to 12 year olds) on Saturdays. Duration: 10 weeks  

Morning Classes in Dunshaughlin   Time: 11.00 a.m. to 12.00 p.m. Fee: €75.00

Afternoon Classes in Ashbourne     Time: 3.00 p.m. to 4.30 p.m.     Fee: €85.00

Commencement Date: Saturday 29th September. For details, contact Sinéad at 087 2737677.

 “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.

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 for families bereave by suicide and their deceased loved ones.



Ratoath GAA lotto results 25th Aug 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.


The Pulse facility will be opened during the Ratoath Festival on the weekend of 8th & 9th September. Join now – youth members and adult volunteers all welcome.
Ratoath Pulse, in conjunction with Meath Youth Federation is hosting a workshop evening taking place in the Community Centre from 7.00pm to 9.00pm on Friday 6th Free pizzas and refreshments available on the night. All teenagers welcome


Ratoath Senior Foroige Youth Club starts back on Tuesday 11th September meeting in the scouts den every Tuesday night from 8.30 until 9.45. Senior Club is for young people in 3rd year to 6th year. The club is run by the young people themselves with the help of Adult Volunteer Leaders. We have recently won a place in the top ten clubs in Ireland in the Foroige Permanent TSB awards. We will be on  TV3 on Thursday 1st November, which will be televised from the Helix Dublin. New members always welcome. New leaders needed for this age group. Full training and workshops to help you get started are available. For further information please contact Joanne O’ Brien Regional youth officer 086 6579606. Roseina Murphy 086 8271196 or Mary Redmond 086 4097044.


The Ratoath Parent and Toddler Group meets in the Community Centre on a Thursday morning from 10 to 12. It is a great opportunity for your children to play and interact with children their own age and for parents to meet up with other parents for a chat and a cup of tea. The cost is €3 per family. The group run during the school term and will return on Thursday 6th September.


Taekwondo : Classes for beginners every Tuesday in Ratoath Community Centre 4-6 years at 3.15pm; 7-11 years 4.00pm; 12- 16 years 5.15pm; adult classes 7.15pm. This is the ONLY Olympic style taekwondo in Ratoath. First class free. For more details, text Master Joe on 086 3355560


Dundalk I.T. –daily bus service from Dunboyne/ Dunshaughlin/ Ratoath resuming on 10th September. Booking essential. Contact Royal Breffni Tours on 087-9667176 or visit


Ratoath Bridge Club will re open in Ratoath Community Centre Thursday 6th September 7.30pm


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