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Parish Bulletin 13th January 2013

Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath

13 January 2013

       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
Please pray for George Courtney (Bodeen) who has died during the week. May he rest in peace. 
Unite for Life: Pro-life Vigil: Saturday 19th January at 4.30pm in Merrion Square, Dublin 2


White Envelope collection for week ending 6th January €2,508.35 and Standing Orders for December €4,241.40 When writing cheques for the White Envelope Collection please make it out to “Ratoath Parochial Development Fund” as the bank will no longer accept “Ratoath Parish”. Thank you for your continued support. 
We welcome the boys and girls in Sixth Class and their parents to the final Mass of preparation for Confirmation next weekend. Confirmation ceremonies will take place on Saturday 9th February.


A course in Ministry and Evangelisation is being offered by Maryvale Institute (Birmingham) during the coming year. It is a one year course which begins in January and ends in December. It is a distance learning course. A Study Day will be held in Castlepollard, Co Westmeath on Saturday, January 26th to introduce the Course. For information phone 044-9664127/044-9664016/087-2626738. Or Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Latest date for registration is January 24th.


All Hallows College Spring 2013 – programme of part-time evening courses and events


St. Paul’s National School: 2013 enrolment application forms have been posted. If you are expecting an application and didn’t receive one then please contact the school on 01-8267246


Starting on Friday 18th January at 6.30pm, a 12 week term. The class consists of a singing, dance and drama for children aged between 4-12 yrs old. If interested call Danielle on 0852166274.


Ratoath GAA lotto results 5,13,23,28. No jackpot winners. Next week’s jackpot is €5,500

Registration for annual membership now due to be paid between 3rd and 10th February. €150 for juvenile and adult players; €75 for non players and €300 for family membership. Payment can be made by cash, credit or standing order.

The GAA Annual Dinner Dance takes place on Saturday 2nd February. Tickets are €30. Please contact Monica at 087-6493639


Creative Writing: 7 week introductory course starting at end of January. For information contact Ratoath College on 8254102 or 085 1395 320

Meath Branch of the Alzheimer’s will hold a support meeting for the carers and families of people suffering with Alzheimer’s/Dementia at the Community Centre Ratoath on Wednesday 16th January at 8pm. Information will be available for a course for family carers. Please contact 087 6600406

Dunboyne Community Employment has the following vacancies for people eligible to work under the CES. All positions require Garda clearance. (1) Child care assistant in Dunshaughlin (2) Retail assistant in Dunboyne/ Dunshaughlin (3) Adult carer in Dunboyne      

Excerpts from the address of Pope Benedict to the members of the                 Diplomatic Corps at the beginning of the New Year.

Your Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, as at the beginning of each New Year, I am happy to receive you, the distinguished Members of the Diplomatic Corps accredited to the Holy See, and to offer you my greetings and personal good wishes, which I extend to all the beloved nations which you represent, together with the assurance of my constant thoughts and prayers.. In a special way I wish to greet those who take part in this meeting for the first time. Your presence is a significant and valued sign of the fruitful relations which the Catholic Church entertains with civil authorities the world over. It involves a dialogue which has at heart the integral spiritual and material good of each man and woman, and seeks to advance their transcendent dignity everywhere...... As I stated in my Address on the occasion of the last Consistory for the creation of new Cardinals: "the Church, from its origins, embraces the whole universe", and with it each people, each culture and each tradition. This does not represent an intrusion in the life of the different societies, but serves rather to illumine the right conscience of their citizens, encouraging them to work for the good of each person and for the progress of the human race. It is in this context, and with the aim of fostering fruitful cooperation between Church and State in the service of the common good, that in the past year bilateral Accords were signed between the Holy See and Burundi, and with Equatorial Guinea, and the Accord with Montenegro was ratified. In this same spirit, the Holy See takes part in the work of various International Organizations and Institutions. In this regard, I am pleased that this past December its request to become an Extra-regional Observer in the Central American Integration System was accepted.....The visits of the various Heads of State and of Government whom I received in the course of the past year, as well as the memorable Apostolic Journeys which I made to Mexico, Cuba and Lebanon, were privileged occasions for reaffirming the civil commitment of Christians in those countries, and for promoting the dignity of the human person and the foundations of peace.......

I must note with dismay that, in various countries, even those of Christian tradition, efforts are being made to introduce or expand legislation which decriminalizes abortion. Direct abortion, that is to say willed as an end or as a means, is gravely contrary to the moral law. In affirming this, the Catholic Church is not lacking in understanding and mercy, also towards the mother involved. Rather, it is a question of being vigilant lest the law unjustly alter the balance between the right to life of the mother and that of the unborn child, a right belonging equally to both.

13 Jan

The Baptism of the Lord

20 Jan

Second Sunday in Ordinary Time



Gerard Liebrechts

Vigil 7.00pm

Dympna Mills & Nina Madden

Noel & Theresa Scally


Cyril Brennan


Catherine & Nicholas Kavanagh and deceased members of the family & Ciaran Kilcline


Elizabeth Cullen & Elizabeth, Christine & Christy Nulty

& deceased members of the family


Willie Carey & Noel Walsh

& Pat & Mary Reilly


Declan Hoare

Ian Smith

Doris McGuire


Patrick & Masie Kennedy

Norah & Henry Conway & deceased members of Conway & O’Connor families




           Monday     Pat & Minnie Reynolds         Tuesday     Sean Fitzpatrick & Fran Smith                                     Saturday     No morning Mass


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