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Parish Bulletin 27th January 2013

Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath

27 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
Congratulations to Zara Collins (Steeplechase Green) and Fionnan McCormack (Foxbrook) who were baptised recently
The sick and housebound will be visited in their homes on Thursday and Friday of this week.
A meeting of the Parish Liturgy Committee will be held in the Parish Pastoral Centre on Tuesday next 29th January at 8.00pm
A meeting of the Parish Finance Committee will be held in the Parish Pastoral Centre on Wednesday next 30th January at 8.30pm

Eucharistic Adoration on Wednesdays from 10.00am to 10.00pm.


A Mass of Remembrance will be held on Wednesday 6th February at 2.30 pm in St. Loman's Hospital Chapel, Mullingar, in memory of deceased patients and people buried in St. Loman's Hospital Cemetery from 1907 to 1970.

Envelope Collection for the week ending 13th & 20th January €2,649.37 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. 

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


The Priory Institute, Tallaght – Spring Semester (Feb to June) Theology by distance learning or email enquiries@ or phone 01-4048124


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



27 Jan

Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

3 Feb

Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time



Pat Naughton (Months Mind)

John Redmond & Dorothea Mates

Vigil 7.00pm

Maurice Keogh

& Michael & Aileen Conway




Ita Doran


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


Anne Malone (Months Mind)

& Bridget & Michael Carey



Michael & John Flinter & deceased member of the family

& Alex & Mary O’Neill

& Luc Dehaene

& Martin Kerrigan


Fergus Haverty & Jack Reid

& Michael Eiffe





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

          Saturday   Phil Eiffe (Months Mind) 11.00am Ratoath Nursing Home                          

“To one who has faith, no explanation is necessary. To one without faith, no explanation is possible.”       St. Thomas Aquinas (Feast day on Monday 28th January)

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.


Enrolment Week for those wishing to enrol their child in Rathbeggan N.S. this September 2013 will be from January 28th to February 1st. If your child is due to start school this September please ensure that he/she has been enrolled by February 1st. For further information or a copy of our enrolment/admissions policy please contact the school secretary Margaret at 01-8259891.


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 01-8257246

Ratoath Garden Club meeting on Monday 28th January in The Ratoath Inn at 8.00pm.                Cathy Doyle will talk on “What the Victorians did for us”. All welcome.


Registration for annual membership GAA 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. GAA Annual Dinner Dance takes place on Saturday 23nd February. Tickets are €30. Please contact Monica at 087-6493639

Ratoath GAA Lotto results for 21/01/13: 1,5,15,25.  No Jackpot winner. Next week’s Jackpot is €5,700.00


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



The Schoolhouse Montessori on the Fairyhouse Rd is Est. 1999.  A few limited Free Child Places available for September 2013. Contact Andrea @ 085/7461644 to book your child’s place.

Night Classes at Ratoath College will commence on Monday 28th January 2013. 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 .

Auditions/Readings will be held in The Arch Bar Dunshaughlin this Monday 28th January at 8pm for the Dunshaughlin Players amateur drama group's Spring production to be staged in the Solstice Navan in April . Those interested please attend. Further info ring committee 085 8368873


Irish Blood Transfusion Service will be in Ashbourne House Hotel on Monday 28th & Tuesday 29th January from 4.30pm-8.00pm.

Ratoath Golden Gloves boxing club opening on Saturday 16th February  in Ratoath Community Centre 12.30-2.30pm.  €6 per week. Run by Qualified Coaches - Members from aged 9 upwards welcome. 9 to 14 year olds training separately the first hour and 15 to adult training the second hour. Volunteers willing to assist in any way welcome. Please phone Fergus on  087 6472747

Ratoath Chamber of Commerce is presently preparing for St. Patricks Day Parade 2013. If you are a business or a local community and would like to enter a float in the parade, contact Nick Killian as soon as possible at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Parade will take place on Sunday 17th March at 1.00pm. All are welcome. Volunteers are also required to assist on the day for 2 hours.


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