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Parish Bulletin 6th October 2013

Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath

6 October 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 Elliott Prendergast (Steeplechase Green), Ciaran Keeley (Rathbeggan Lane), 
Mason McDonagh (Riverwalk Walk Court), Tighe Rafter (Moatlands) and
Kayla Callaghan (Cairn Court) who were baptised recently.
Please pray for Stanley Vidler (West Sussex ) father of Jackie O’Brien (Fairyhouse Lodge) and Margaret Reilly (Rathkenny) aunt of Joe Reilly (Fairyhouse Road) who died during the week. 
May they rest in peace.

A meeting for parents who have children for baptism in the near future will take place the Parish Pastoral Centre on Wednesday next 9th October at 8.00pm


Eucharistic Adoration every Wednesday from 10.00am to 10.00pm. All welcome.
Next weekend we welcome the boys and girls of Sixth Class who are preparing for Confirmation in March. They will be accompanied by their parents and during the Masses the boys and girls will present their Confirmation Commitment forms.
Envelope collection for the week ending 22nd & 29th September €1,573.60
Many thanks for your continued support and generosity.

The Diocese of Meath has a Safeguarding Children Policy; you may access this on 

The National Day of Prayer for children organised by the Society for Missionary Children takes place on 11th October. For information or to make a donation visit

6 Oct

Twenty Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

13 Oct

Twenty Eight Sunday in Ordinary Time


Kathleen & Jimmy Cusack

Paddy Hynes

Robert Davis

Noel & Marie Giles


Christy Donnelly

Bridget Watson

Francis C. Byrne


John & Mary Mooney

& Larry & Mary Mooney




Michael McIntyre 

Charles & Elizabeth Keogh & deceased members of the family

Mary & Paddy Nixon


Peter & Mary Moore


Padraig Halton (Months Mind)

Ronnie Brannigan & deceased members of the family

Maureen Frawley


Bernard Fitzgerald


Monday              Tom Wheeler                               Tuesday              William & Angela Dunne   

Wednesday           Gretta & Thomas Butterly                 Friday                    Joe Geraghty                                   Saturday                  Mass in the Nursing Home 11.00am

                                Harvest Thanksgiving Prayer

Almighty and ever living God, we give you heartfelt thanks that you have safely brought us to the season of harvest, visiting the earth and blessing it and crowning the year with your goodness.  We praise you for the fruits of the earth which you have bestowed upon us, filling our hearts with gladness. Teach us to remember that we do not live on bread alone and grant that we may always feed on the true bread from heaven, Jesus Christ, who is Lord for ever an ever. Amen.


Enrolments 2014- Ratoath College: The Principal and Deputy Principal will meet the students of 6th class this week (7th – 10th October) in the four local feeder schools regarding enrolment for Ratoath College 2014.  (Ratoath Senior National School, St Pauls, Rathbeggan National School and Curragha National School). If you have not already contacted Ratoath College and you are living in the area and your child is not attending one of the local feeder schools, please call to the college for your enrolment application form.

Ratoath/Rathbeggan Community Games AGM is on next Wednesday 9th October in the GAA clubhouse at 8.30pm. New volunteers always welcome.

Over 55's Exercise Class: Gentle Stretches and Exercises to improve your health, every Tuesday at 10am in Ashbourne Library and every Thursday at 11am in Dunshaughlin Pastoral Centre. Please call Catherine 0872883729

Starcamp is running a children’s Halloween Camp in Ratoath GAA clubhouse from the 29th October to 1st November 9.30am to 2.30pm daily with a finale show on the Friday for parents to come and see. The camp is a fun filled way for boys and girls aged 4-12 to spend their school holidays. Singing, acting and dancing in a non competitive self esteem building environment. To book your child’s place visit or call us on (021) 4377900

Meath Archaeological and Historical Society lecture on "The Gypsum Industry (1930s-1950s), Progress, People, Politics" by Micheal Mac Diarmada in association with O'Carolan Harp Festival. Community Hall, Nobber, at 3pm this Sunday 6th October. Inquiries to J. Clancy at  01 8259438

Pilates Classes returns on Monday mornings at 10.30 am at Ratoath Community Centre beginning  7th October.  Phone Nicola on 087 6975207 to book your place. New drop in childminding facility available at the centre for people who want to avail of classes

GAA Lotto results: No’s drawn12,14,19, 20. No winner. Next weeks jackpot €8.000


Please support Ratoath GAA's Trad for Trócaire night next Sunday 6th October from 7pm until late. Please support and feel free to contribute to the Trócaire collection boxes. All musicians of every instrument and of every age welcome to join in to this great event.


A Paediatric First Aid Course takes place in Ratoath Community Centre on Tuesday 8th and 15th October 2 hours per session - 10am to 12pm. Rate €50 (for both days). To book ring 6895600



“I have a dogmatic certainty: God is in every person’s life. Even if the life of a person has been a disaster, even if it is destroyed by vices, drugs or anything else – God is in this person’s life. You can, you must try to seek God in every human life. Although the life of person is a land full of thorns and weeds, there is always a space in which the good seed can grow. You have to trust God”. (Pope Francis)


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