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Parish Bulletin 16th September 2012

Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath

16 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. Brendan

Congratulations to Olivia Nally (Foxlodge Woods) and Rachel Smyth (Moulden Bridge) who were baptised recently.  


Congratulations to Karen Foy & Richard Cunningham and to

Seamus Kavanagh & Fiona Stimpson who were married during the week.  


Eucharistic Adoration on Wednesdays from 10.00am to 10.00pm in the church.


A meeting for parents of children in Second Class who are due to receive the Sacraments of First Penance and First Communion next year will be held in the church on Wednesday evening next 19th September at 8.00pm


All members of the Altar Society and Na Glantori are invited to a short prayer service in thanksgiving for their work to be held in the Parish Pastoral Centre on Thursday 20th September at 7.30pm. This prayer service will be followed by supper in the Parochial House.


At Mount Saint Anne's, Killenard, Portarlington: A Day of Meditation with Sr. Róisín Gannon.  Come along and enjoy a day of quiet time to relax your body and calm your mind on Saturday 22nd September, from 10am - 4pm.  Cost: €25 (please bring packed lunch). Tea/Coffee and biscuits provided. Meditation every Tuesday night 8 - 9pm (all welcome - no charge, donations welcome)

Art and Craft Class every Thursday night 8 - 10pm - bring along your knitting, crochet, stitching, etc and meet like-minded people to share ideas and have a chat.

For information or bookings, contact Catherine on 057-8626153 or by email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


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.







16 Sept

Twenty Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

23 Sept

Twenty Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time



Ann Murphy & Liam Woods

& James, Rose, & Peter Brennan & Nan Cahill

Vigil 7.00pm

Margaret Cahill (Months Mind)

Jim & Lydia Everard & Peter Murray





Dan & Nellie O’Sullivan & Deceased members of the of the family


Philomena Condron (Months Mind)

James & Peggy Farrell




Deceased members of the Oakley family & Paddy Hynes & Kathleen Cusack and deceased members of their families.


Paddy McDermot

& Mary Alice Burke

& Vincent Donnelly


          Monday  Special Intention               Saturday     Mass in the Nursing Home (11.00am)

Night Classes at Ratoath College will commence on Monday 24th September. For information on the courses available and to enrol online visit or contact John McCarthy, Director of Adult Education on 087 126 7411 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .





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



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          

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

Phoenix-Tara Toastmasters, Dunboyne - host visitors' night in Dunboyne Castle Hotel, on Monday 17th September at 8 pm sharp. We can help with wedding speeches, interview and presentation skills. For further information, see
GAA Lotto results for 8th September no winner, next week’s jackpot is €3,800

Hospice Coffee Morning takes place on Thursday September 20th in Ratoath GAA Club from 9.30am to 12 noon. Raffle and cake sale. Cake donations welcome on the morning. All monies raised go to hospice care in Co. Meath.


Aisling Group Presents: Strictly Come Dancing- The Duets in Swan Lane (beside Ardboyne Hotel, Navan) Saturday 22nd September at 8pm (door 7:15) Tickets available:;

Holly's Kitchen, Market Square, Navan; Ambrose Clinton Salon, Kennedy Rd, Navan; Arboyne Hotel reception & website


Ratoath Garden Club will commence its new season on Monday 24th September at 8.00pm in the Ratoath Inn. A visitor’s fee of €7.00 applies to non members. Members fee €35.00.

John Lord will talk on “Enjoying your GardenAll welcome.

House Keys found in church last weekend. Contact the Parish Office.
"If you are wise, then understand that you were created for the glory of God and for your eternal salvation. Favorable or adverse circumstances, wealth and poverty, health and sickness, honor and offense, life and death, the wise must neither seek these things, nor seek to avoid them per se. They are good and desirable only if they contribute to the glory of God and to your eternal happiness, they are bad and to be avoided if they hinder this." 
                                                      Words of St. Robert Bellarmine whose feast day is on Monday

Benedict XVI
commenting on the above words said:
 "These words have not gone out of fashion, but should be meditated upon at length in order to guide our journey on this earth. They remind us that the goal of our life is the Lord. . . . They remind us of the importance of trusting in God, of living a life faithful to the Gospel, and of accepting all the circumstances and all actions of our lives, illuminating them with faith and prayer."

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