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Parish Bulletin 20th October 2013

Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath

20 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 Amanda Brennan and Tony Keenan and to Teresa McIntyre and William Tormey who were married recently.
Please pray for Youlanda Kelly (Fairyhouse Road)and Imelda Everard (Glascarn) and Phyllis Delaney (Corbalis Demesne) who died during the week.  May they rest in peace.
Envelope Collection for the week ending 6th & 13th October €1,437.06
Standing Orders for September €4,703.52
Many thanks for your continued support and generosity.
We are always looking for new readers of the Word of God at our weekend Masses. If you would like to read, we would be delighted to have you assist us. Please contact Fr. Gerry or Fr. Brendan or Maureen in the Parish Office. Readers usually read about once every seven to eight weeks.
Eucharistic Adoration every Wednesday from 10.00am to 10.00pm. All welcome.
A meeting of the parish Liturgy Committee will take place on Tuesday next 20th October at 8.00pm in the Parish Pastoral Centre
This Sunday is Mission Sunday. In his first encyclical “Light of Faith”, Pope Francis invites us to reflect on the great gift of faith and how this adds so much to the quality and meaning of life. Sharing this message of faith to the world is our Christian duty, especially assisting the growth of our young mission churches. The collection taken up at Masses this weekend is for the Missions. For further information visit www.wmi.iw

November is traditionally dedicated as the Month of the Holy Souls when we pray in a special way for family members/ relatives/friends who are no longer with us. By a long-standing Irish custom, many people choose to abstain from alcohol for the month of November and offer this sacrificial act for the benefit of their deceased loved ones, and for all the Souls in Purgatory.


The sheets and envelopes for the Lists of the Dead are available at the back of the church.

We ask you to please fill them in and return them to the box at the back of the church before early November.


20 Oct

Twenty Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time (Mission Sunday)

27 Oct

Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time


Paddy & Mary Cassidy

Declan Sweeney

Lizzie & John Madden


Patrick Jr & Patrick Sr McCabe Miriam Creighton

Maeve & Eithne  Keane


Maureen Regan


Sean & Pierce Glynn


Masie & Joe McCormack


John & Teresa McCann




Desmond Crofton


Wednesday      Youlanda Kelly                                  Thursday    Kathleen Boylan                       Saturday           Mass at 11.00am in the Nursing Home


Pilgrimage to Rome - February 4th to 14th 2014 including Assisi, Monte Cassino and audience with Pope Francis. Accommodation (Bed & Breakfast) in Villa Irlanda, Irish College.  €1,220.00 per person sharing.  Director – Fr Oliver Skelly, PP.  For further details and booking please contact Mullingar Travel, Austin Friar Street, Mullingar. Tel: 044 9340587


Tickets for the 3rd Ratoath College musical  Grease are available from the college at €10 per ticket. The show will run from Wednesday 23rd to Friday 25thOctober and promises to be a great show.


Pilates every Monday morning at 10.30am in Ratoath Community Centre. Contact Nicola Hayden 087 6975207

Adult Ceili Dance Classes in St Patrick’s Hall Dunshaughlin every Thursday at 8.15pm. 
Contact Monica 087 273 4446
Dunboyne Community Employment has the following vacancy for people eligible to work under the Community Employment scheme. Position: Ground Maintenance Dunshaughlin area. Will require Garda clearance.  For further details please contact Danny Gaughan at 087-2626727 email; 
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On Tuesday 22ndOctober in Dunshaughlin Pastoral Centre:  Meath Archaeological and Historical Society lecture 'Kingship, Violence and  the Loch Da Gabhor Landscape', a talk on aspects of the Lagore excavations by Niamh Carty and Patrick Gleeson in the Pastoral Centre, Dunshaughlin, at 7.30pm. Held in association with the Dunshaughlin Historical Society. All welcome. For inquiries contact J. Clancy at 01 8259438
Ratoath Garden Club: meeting on 28th October in th Ratoath Inn at 8.00pm Speaker will be 
Shane Lombart who will talk on “ The Beauty of Wild Flower Meadow. All welcome.
GAA Lotto: No's drawn 2,5,15 & 20. No jackpot winner. Next week’s jackpot €8,000
A new club is starting in Dunshaughlin as a result of our recent festival, Dunfest which gave a platform to wonderful young local performers. It is called Chords,  aimed at teens aged 14 years upwards who love music and play an instrument. The idea is to create a space to rehearse, jam and be creative - it is not tuition based but plans are afoot to have workshops on performance, song writing and sound. Club nights will be the first and third Tuesday each month from 7.30 - 9.30pm at St Seachnaill's Primary School. Registration night 22nd Oct - 7.30, St Seachnaills N.S.  For any enquiries please phone; 086 605 8908 (evenings - Claire)

A raffle is being held for Jack Kavanagh. Tickets will be on sale at Supervalu Ratoath on

October 23rd and then again on November 2nd and 3rd. 


Meath Education and Training Board will run free computer course at Ratoath Community Centre in November. This course will run 3 mornings per week (2.5 hours per session). Classes are limited so early booking is essential. Contact Ratoath Community Centre 01-68895600


Vincent's Shop, Main St., Dunshaughlin, which supports Ratoath and Dunshaughlin St Vincent de Paul are opening on Wednesdays, commencing on 23th October. Opening hours: Tues, Weds, Fri and Sat from 10am to 3 30pm.


                                                                Mission Sunday                                                 May this Year of Faith increasingly strengthen our relationship with Christ the Lord, since only in him is there the certitude for looking to the future and the guarantee of an authentic and lasting love. This is my wish for World Mission Day this year.                                                                                                                Pope Francis for Mission Sunday


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