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Parish Bulletin 2nd December 2012

Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath

02 December 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 Ava Wilson (Park View), Joel Phelan (Jamestown Park) and

Mia Fullam (Steeplechase Green) who were baptised recently.  


Please pray for Mary Bradley (Derry) mother of Michael Bradley (Powderlough) who died this week in her 105th year & for Kieran Kilcline (Kilbride Road) May they rest in peace.


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


A meeting of the Parish Finance Committee will be held in the Parish Pastoral Centre on Tuesday 4th December at 8.30pm


Envelope Collection for the week ending 18th & 25th November €1,923.25

Many thanks for your continued support and generosity.


Friday is the Feast of the Immaculate Conception. It is a Holy Day of Obligation.

Vigil Mass on Friday evening at 7.00pm and Mass at 11.00am on Saturday.


Children’s Liturgy Committee meeting on Wednesday 5th December at 8.00pm


Parish Carol Service led by the Children’s Choir will be held on Wednesday 19th December at 7.00pm. An evening of Carols and Reflection in preparation for Christmas. All welcome.


The Parish Choir would like to have new and former choir members to join us for Christmas. Sopranos, altos, tenors and basses needed. You don’t need to be able to read music.

There are only three night’s rehearsals involved: 4th 11th and 18th December at 8.30 pm in Parish Centre. The Parish Choir will sing at 9.00pm Mass on Christmas Eve


St. Vincent De Paul will hold their annual Church Gate Collection on 8th-9th December. We ask you to be as generous as possible.



01 Dec

First Sunday of Advent        

09 Dec

Second Sunday of Advent



Tommy & Mary Walls

& Patrick Boylan

Vigil 7.00pm

Ben & Vonnie Cullen

Eileen & Michael Brady






Michael Murphy & Frank Maher

& Anna & Frank O’Reilly

& Patsy & Christy Smith


Billy & Kathleen Lynch


Margaret & Patrick Campbell


Angela Walsh & Paddy McEvoy

& Sean Eiffe



         Monday         Pauline Fox & James, Edward Murphy & Agnes O’Connor

        Thursday       Kathleen & Christopher Martin

         Friday           9.45am Mass for all those on the Parish List of the Dead

         Friday           Vigil Mass for the feast day at 7.00pm Patrick & Catherine O’Brien

       Saturday         Mass for the Feast Day at 11.00am Christopher & Kathleen Hartford

                             in the Parish Church

Advent Reflection: “Prepare your heart" an evening of reflection for Advent for young people (18-35yrs), with reflection, music and prayer is taking place in the parish room, St Anne's Resource Centre, Navan on Friday 7th December from 8.00-10pm for more info contact Edel: 0876282665 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


A meeting of the Board of Management of St Paul’s National School will be held in the school on Thursday 6th December at 7.00pm.


Please support St. Paul’s National School Christmas Fair on Sunday 9th December from 11.00am to 2.30pm in the school hall. Come and meet Santa, enjoy face painting, cakes, gifts, book stalls, refreshments, games and lots more!


The Meath Branch of the Alzheimer’s Society support group will meet in the board room of the Community Centre in Ratoath at 8pm pm Wednesday the 12th December. This support group is for the families of loved ones suffering with dementia. All are welcome. For further information contact 046-9023719 or 087-6600406

Ratoath Folk Group Gala Concert on Friday 14th December at 8pm at The Venue Theatre. Tickets €20 with complimentary Wine Reception in "As You Like It" from 7.15pm. Proceeds will support the BMX Track and Rainbows. Ticket enquiries 087-1274248

Ratoath Musical Society presents THE RAT PACK 2- Live at the Ratoath Inn with a live 6 piece band conducted by Kevin Walsh, a talented cast including our very own Larry Farrell, Kevin Hartnett, Gerry Hannigan and Frank Dunne. ONE NIGHT ONLY on Friday 7th December, at the Ratoath Inn. Tickets €15 email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , or texting 087 737 4497.

All proceeds will go towards costumes for our upcoming Pantomime, Red Riding Hood.


Ratoath Cardiac First Responders will be carol singing outside SuperValu next Saturday 8th December from 3pm to 5pm. Please support this worthy cause. An information leaflet about the group and what to do in an emergency will also be distributed.

Ratoath Garden Club Christmas Gala Flower Arranging evening “ The Joy of Yuletide” on Monday 10th December in the Ratoath Inn at 8.00pm. Guest flower arranger Jennie Murphy, Chelsea gold medallist 2012. Admission €10.00 includes supper. Proceeds to Bernardo’s and Enable Ireland.

GAA Lotto results for 26th November No winner. Next week’s jackpot €4,900.       Santa coming to Ratoath GAA on Saturday 8th December from 2pm to 5pm and Sunday 9th December from 12noon to 5pm. No charge. All donations to Our Lady’s Hospital Crumlin.    Ratoath GAA presents “Royal Grease” on 14th & 15th December at 8.00pm. Tickets €10    Contact Veronica 086- 3845933

Meath Archaeological and Historical Society talk – on Sunday 9th December “Unionism in Meath, 1912-14' by Ruth Illingworth in St Mary's Church of Ireland Hall, Navan, at 3 pm. All Inquiries 01 8259438

Craft of Christmas – new premier indoor Christmas Markets at Tayto Park, Ashbourne

Traditional Christmas Fair -Dunshaughlin Community Centre on Sun 2nd December12.30 to 6pm


The history of The Warren Family and Warrenstown, by Jack Irwin, in Dunshaughlin Library Thursday 6th December at 7.30pm. Followed by refreshments.


The Dunshaughlin Players stage 'Comedy at the Arch' from Thur 6th to Saturday 8th December.


Ashbourne Comhaltas Christmas Concert on Wednesday 5th December in Gaelscoil na Cille at 7:30pm.  Admission €3 /€5 for family.  Fáilte Roimh Cách.


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