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Parish bulletin 9th September 2012

Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath

9 September 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 Ben Arthur (Milltree Park), Jayden Crawley (Foxlodge Woods) and

Conor McCleen (Moulden Bridge) who were baptised recently.  


Please pray for Jack Foley (Growtown) who died during the week. May he rest in peace


A meeting of the Parish Liturgy Committee will take place in the Parish Pastoral Centre on Tuesday 11th September at 8.00pm.


A meeting for parents who have children for baptism in the near future will be held in the Parish Pastoral Centre at 8.00pm on Wednesday 12th September.


Envelope Collection for the week ending 26th August €1,078.17

Standing Orders for August €3,817.52

Many thanks for your continued support and generosity.

                                    Meath Pilgrimage to Lourdes 12 – 17 September

The annual Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes takes place from 12-17 September. Bishop Smith will lead the pilgrimage of over 800 people answering the invitation of Our Lady to “come in procession”. The theme for the pilgrimage this year is: "With Bernadette, praying The Rosary".

Many of the pilgrims to Lourdes carry the cross of sickness and 200 of our pilgrims will stay in the Accueil Notre Dame Hospital. They will be cared for by a group of over 200 volunteer staff. This great work is made possible by the generous support of the people throughout the diocese and is an example of our diocesan community working together for care of one another. 

The pilgrims bring with them the hopes and prayers, the pains and joys from the people of the entire Diocese. At the end of the Pilgrimage a large candle will be left burning at the Grotto which gathers into one focus of light all our prayers. During these days of Pilgrimage all the people of our Diocese, whether at home or in Lourdes will be part of the great movement of prayer under the protection of Our Lady of Lourdes.






9 Sept

Twenty Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

16 Sept

Twenty Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time



Edward Gannon

Kathleen Gunn

Vigil 7.00pm

Ann Murphy, & Liam Woods

& James, Rose, &Peter Brennan & Nan Cahill






Michael & Patricia Reilly


James & Peggy Farrell


Eileen Fernandes &

Maggie & Thomas Byrne & Margaret Cunningham & Ellen Stafford


Deceased members of the Oakley family & Paddy Hynes and deceased members of the family.




         Monday     Deceased Members of Hackett, McDonald & Sheeran families

          Tuesday     Deceased members of the Dempsey, Donavan, & Mernagh families    

          Saturday     Mass in the Nursing Home (11.00am)

There will be an open evening held on Thursday 13th September next, where all Parishioners are welcome to view the plans for the proposed new Extension to Ratoath College. The Plans will be on view from 6.00 p.m. - 8.00 p.m., where you will have the opportunity to come and meet with the Architect and have a look at the future extension plans proposed in order to meet the capacity needs of the Students attending the College.

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.


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)


Morning and evening programmes will take place at the Emmaus Retreat Centre in Swords, Co Dublin during the month of September. To obtain more information or to book a place on any of the courses simply call Emmaus on 01-8700050 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Included in the cost of all of the 1 day programmes is a lovely lunch so why treat yourself to a day out at Emmaus or maybe even bring a friend.



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.


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.



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 Athletic Club presents its 5k ‘Inaugural’ Road Race / Fun Run 16th September at

11:00am. Register on line (€15 on line or €18 on the day) Chip timing by precision timing. Showers / refreshments at finishing point. All queries to 086-8542860


Go for Life has launched its annual grant scheme for older groups and clubs. Any group seeking to provide increased opportunities for older people to participate in sport and physical activity may apply for a grant. Closing date is 28th September. Contact Meath LSP on 046-9067337 or see          

Ratoath GAA Lotto results for 3rd Sept: Nos drawn: 4,6,22,27 . Next week’s Jackpot is €3,700

Dunboyne Community Employment has the following vacancy. Childcare Assistant in Dunshaughlin, and Adult Carer required for the Dunboyne area. Garda clearance required for these positions. Contact Danny Gaughan 087 2626727 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Ratoath Bridge Club: Thursday 7.30pm Ratoath Community Centre. New Members welcome.


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