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Parish Bulletin 23rd September 2012

Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath

23 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 Ryan Corbett (The Village Green), James Eglington (Woodland Hall),

Éabha Coy (Foxlodge Manor), Louise Maguire (Steeplechase Green) and

Conor Hickey (Steeplechase Hill) who were baptised recently.  


Congratulations to Eimear O’Sullivan and Kieran Lawlor who were married during the week.  


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


Next weekend at the 7.00pm Vigil Mass and a the 11.00am and 12.15pm Masses, we welcome the boys and girls as they enroll to receive the Sacraments of Confession and First Holy Communion next year as part of the “Do This In Memory of Me” programme.

They will be accompanied by their parents.


Envelope Collection for the weekend of 9th & 16th September €1,344.67

Many thanks for your continued support and generosity.


A Board of Management meeting of the Rathbeggan National School will be held in the Pastoral Centre on Thursday 27th September at 8.00pm


The Alzheimer Society Meath Branch: information evening Thursday 27th September in

Slevin’s Lounge, Dunboyne at 8.00pm.


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 .








23 Sept

Twenty Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

30 Sept

Twenty Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time



Margaret Cahill (Months Mind)

Jim & Lydia Everard & Peter Murray


Vigil 7.00pm

Patricia Reilly

& Thomas Clarke


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


Mary Nixon





Paddy John & Margaret Cowley and deceased members of the family &

Paddy Carroll


Paddy McDermott

& Mary Alice Burke

& Vincent Donnelly


Paddy White (Month Mind) &

Mary & Joseph White & John Grogan

& Kathleen McCormack


          Monday       Special Intention                         Thursday      Val Murrihy (Month’s Mind)

         Saturday     Bernard Browne and Paddy Hoey (11.00am)




Toastmasters: Looking for an entertaining and educational way to spend the long winter evenings? Come along to Phoenix-Tara Toastmasters next meeting, on Monday 24th September (contest night), in Dunboyne Castle Hotel, at 8 pm sharp. See





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 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.


Access Ratoath is a recently launched website for the community - giving you direct access to information on local businesses, services and clubs in Ratoath. Includes calendar of local events, after school activities calendar, links to all businesses and services etc. plus lots more. Find what you want, when you want it!

House Keys found in church. Contact the Parish Office.
Beginners Hatha Yoga in The Yoga Room Ratoath. Starts Thursday 4th October at 12pm. 
€40 for 4 classes. To book a place or any questions please call Peter Walsh on 087 2406005.
GAA Lotto results for 15th September no winner. Next week’s jackpot €3800.00.
Adult Literacy Classes are available for free, for adults who either left school early or who find themselves unemployed, who may wish to update their own skills in maths, reading, writing or spelling techniques or to help their children with homework. Classes are available locally at times to suit. Contact 01-8011787

Dunshaughlin's Harvest Festival 2012 is proud to present "Rock Meets the Classics" concert, to launch this year's festival on Thursday 27th September at 8pm in Dunshaughlin Community Centre. An eclectic mix of live performances from talented local artists of national and international acclaim from Bohemian Rhapsody to Beethoven. Tickets on sale at the Festival Office, Main Street (beside Foley's Forge). Just €12 Also, watch out for the 'High Nellies' at 3pm on Saturday next and the food and craft markets at the Dunshaughlin Harvest Festival. Call 085 8218908

This word has been written down, so that we may have something solid to support us. It is, however, not Christ’s will that we read him like a book; he himself has written nothing: 
“My words are spirit and life.” During the lifetime of the Apostles and immediately afterwards, there exists no “New Testament.” 
The Apostles proclaimed the life of Christ, and they did this with their own lives. St Paul is not presumptuous when he says: “Observe me, Christ lives in me; imitate Christ the way I imitate him.” And further:  “You have accepted the Word for what it really is: not my word, but the word of Christ.” 
The word of God cannot be simply recited, but requires the testimony of a living Christian, because the Word had become flesh; and hence one has to demonstrate with one’s flesh what the Word is.     
                               Hans Urs von Balthasar   from Hold Fast to what is Good (1989)

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