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Parish Bulletin 3rd November 2013

Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath

3 November 2013

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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 Charlotte Keane (Fairyhouse Lodge), Sophie Clarke (The Old Mill),
James McNamara (Australia), Harrison Sweeney (Seagrave Park), Julie O’Brien (Foxlodge Manor),  
Suraphel Murphy (Coill Beag) and James Mannering (Kilbride Road) who were baptised recently.
Please pray for Sinead Lynn (Drogheda) niece of Johnnie Ryan and Maureen Woods (Ratoath) May she rest in peace.
Congratulations to Maeve Loughnane and Andrew Purcell who were married during the week.
Envelope Collection for the week ending 20th & 27th October €2,107.83 
Many thanks for your continued support and generosity.
Eucharistic Adoration every Wednesday from 10.00am to 10.00pm. All welcome.

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.

Indeed, the Church in its pilgrim members, from the very earliest days of the Christian religion, has honoured with great respect the memory of the dead and because “it is a holy and a wholesome thought to pray for the dead that they might be loosed from their sins” she offers her suffrages for them.


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 as soon as possible.


If you are interested in become a reader at any of our weekend Masses please contact Fr. Gerry or Fr. Brendan or ring Maureen in the parish office.


Do visit the parish web site The daily Mass readings and thoughts for the day can be found in the Catholic section. The parish bulletin is published on the website every week. There is information re the sacraments; links to other websites including the Vatican website; the Diocesan website and the Catholic Communications website and much more.

3 Nov

Thirty First Sunday in Ordinary Time

10 Nov

Thirty Second Sunday in Ordinary Time


Bridget & Sean Slattery

John & Tom Reilly


 Patrick & Mary Moore

& Helen Byrne & Molly Devine


Alice & Jack Mannering


Anthony & Mary O’Boyle


John McCarthy & John O’Neill

Jim Simpson & Michael Maher

& Carmel O’Connor


Kathleen Ryan

& Jim & Peggy Farrell


Remembrance Mass


Seamus Ennis

Jack & Maggie Donnelly

& Margaret & Thomas Campbell & deceased members of the family


Monday        Ann Alford                                                         Tuesday             Paddy Walsh   

Wednesday   Deceased members of the Legion of Mary                        

Friday           Michael Barrett & Kathleen McGuire

Saturday       No Morning Mass


                      Remembrance Sunday


So you have pain now, but I will see you again and your hearts will rejoice and no one will take your joy from you (John 16)


Lord, welcome into your calm and peaceful kingdom those who have departed out of this present life to be with you. give them rest and a place with the spirits of the just and give them the life that has no age, the reward that passes not away through Christ our Lord. Amen (St. Ignatius of Loyola)


We give them back to you, O Lord,

Who first gave them to us;

And as you did not lose them in the giving,

So we do not lose them in the return  (Bede Jarrett O.P.)


I believe that when death closes our eyes we shall awaken to a light, of which our sunlight is but a shadow (A Schopenhauer)


God shall wipe all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, nor crying; neither shall there be any more pain for the former things are passed away( Revelations 21)


For the love of God is broader than the measure of man’s mind,

And the heart of the Eternal is most wonderfully kind (Frederick Faber)


Grace and mercy await those he has chosen (Wisdom 31)


We are taken up into “the infinite sweep of the love of God” (William Barclay)


We want you to be quite certain, brothers and sisters, about those who have died, to make sure that you do not grieve about them like the other people who have no hope. We believe that Jesus died and rose again, and that it will be the same for those who have died in Jesus: God will bring them with him.   (Thess 4)  


The Alzheimer Café will take place at the Pastoral Centre, Dunshaughlin, on Monday,
November 11th from  2pm to 4 pm. For all those coping with Dementia, their carers and families welcome.


GAA Lotto results No winner next week’s jackpot  €8,000


One Fulltime & one Part-time place available at The Schoolhouse Montessori. Contact Andrea on 085 7461644.


Navan Theatre Group presents Bernard Farrell's  The Last Apache Reunion, directed by Nigel Ryan in Solstice Arts Centre, Navan from Wednesday 20th to Saturday 23rd November.  Tickets €16/€14 available on  or (046)909 2300. The cast and crew feel sure this will be a Reunion worth attending!



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