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Parish Bulletin 20th January 2013

Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath

20 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. Brendan
Congratulations to Jamie Roche (Jamestown Park), Rhys Malone (Milltree Park), Jayden Akinyeml (Foxlodge Woods) and Caius Corr (Seagrave Hall) who were baptised recently
Congratulations to Ciara O’Shea and Shane De Hora who were married during the week.

                                                            Dates for your diary 2013


            Confirmation       9th February 11.00am and 3.00pm


          First Confessions

                                      Ratoath Junior N.S. Monday 4th and Tuesday 5th March at 7.30pm

                                      Rathbeggan N. S. Wednesday 6th March at 7.30pm

                                      St. Paul’s N.S. Thursday 7th March at 7.30pm


          First Communion    

                                     Rathbeggan N.S. 27thApril

                                      St. Paul’s N.S. 11th May  

                                      Ratoath Junior N.S. 18th May


          Cemetery Sunday   26th May at 3.00pm (note the change of time)



The Diocese of Meath has a Safeguarding Children Policy; you may access this on 
The Designated Liaison Person is Fr. Sean Henry. If you have any child protection concerns, you may contact him on 086-1574774 or you may contact the HSE and Garda directly.
In our parish we have parish safeguarding representatives who are Judith O’ Brien; Fiona Quigley and Jackie O’Brien
We have a Parish Safeguarding Children Policy. If you would like to view it, it can be found on our parish website.

20 Jan

Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

27 Jan

Third Sunday in Ordinary Time



Dympna Mills & Nina Madden

Noel & Theresa Scally

Vigil 7.00pm

Pat Naughton (Months Mind)

John Redmond & Dorothea Mates


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




Willie Carey & Noel Walsh

& Pat & Mary Reilly


Pauline Lynch and deceased members of Lynch & Cundell families & Peter Whelan & Peter Colin Whelan


Patrick & Masie Kennedy

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


Michael Flinter

& Alex & Mary O’Neill

& Luc Dehaene






          Monday     Noirin Hurley                    Wednesday   Special Intention

          Saturday   Mass 11.00am in the Nursing Home


Eucharistic Adoration on Wednesdays from 10.00am to 10.00pm.

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. 


For January/ February programme at the Emmaus Retreat and Conference Centre, Swords phone 01-8700050 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


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


Holy Land Pilgrimage 2013: Additional places have been added to the forthcoming pilgrimage from 14th -22nd October. Cost €1329.00. Booking with Map Travel Dublin at 01 8783111 or enquiries to Fr. Gerry McCormack at 042 9667314

Ratoath Junior National School: If you have a child or know of a child who is due to start school in the year 2013/14 and wishes to be considered for a place in Ratoath Junior National School and they have not received an Application for Enrolment Form, please contact the school immediately. All forms must be completed and sent back to the school before 3.00 pm on the 31st January 2013.


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


Ratoath GAA lotto results for 14th January 4,1,15, 27. No winner. Next week’s jackpot is €5,600 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 23nd February. Tickets are €30. Please contact Monica at 087-6493639

Ratoath GAA Camogie section is having a table quiz in the GAA club on Friday 25th January to raise money for the camogie section beginning at 8.30pm and is €40 per table of 4.


Phoenix-Tara Toastmasters Dunboyne. Open visitors night Monday 28th January at 8.00pm in Dunboyne Castle Hotel. All Welcome


Creative Writing for Children (9 to 12 year olds) on Saturday afternoons in Ashbourne     from 3.00 p.m. to 4.30 p.m and for 10 weeks, beginning 26th January. Fee: €85.00

For details, please contact Sinéad at 087 2737677.


Ashbourne Youth Theatre resumes on Thursday 24th January at 6.30pm. This is also an open night for new members that might be interested in joining. Our main focus is to engage with young people through drama. No experience necessary. So interested call Danielle on 0852166274.

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                                    Contact Danny on 087 262 6727

7th Meath Dunshaughlin scouts will be hosting a table quiz to raise funds for the group on Saturday the 2nd February at 8pm upstairs in the Sibin. Bring a team of four or come on your own - we'll find you a team. Only €10 a head (€40 for a team of 4) and all welcome. Great prizes to be won and spot prizes also available on the night        


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