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Parish Bulletin 24th November 2013

Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath

24 November 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 Lake Hayden (Milltree Park), Faye Hodgens (Leigh Valley),
Lauren Gilirgalia (Moulden Bridge), Noah Matrin (Ennis) and Jude Browne (Seagrave Park) 
who were baptised recently.


Please pray for John Mulvaney (Harlockstown) and Christopher McGrane, a native of Ratoath who died in England during the week. May they rest in peace.


Many thanks to all who contributed so generously to our appeal last weekend for the victims of Typhoon Hiayan in the Philippines which amounted to €7,085. The following message was sent to Bishop Smith from the Secretary to the Archbishop of Manila. "Cardinal Tagle appreciates very much this expression of solidarity for our brothers and sisters who were severely affected by the recent typhoon. He extends his gratitude to the bishop,the priests, religious and lay faithful of the Diocese of Meath."


                                                   This Week
Monday in the Parish Pastoral Centre
Legion of Mary meeting at 6.30pm 
Youth Choir rehearsal at 7.30pm
A meeting of the Board of Managementof Ratoath Senior National School at 8.00pm 
Tuesday in the Parish Pastoral Centre
A meeting of the Parish Liturgy Committee will be held at 8.00pm
The Parish Choir rehearsal at 8.30pm
Wednesday in the Parish Pastoral Centre
The Children’s Choir meet at 7.00pm
The Parish Finance Committee will hold a meeting at 8.00pm.
On Wednesday 27th at the conclusion of the 9.45am morning Mass, there will be the blessing and conferral of medals for the Feast of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal.
Thursday in the Parish Pastoral Centre
The Parish Folk Group meet for practise at 8.30pm
A social eveningwill be held in the Parochial House on this Thursday evening (28th) beginning at 8.00pm for all who distribute the parish envelopes, those who collect them and for those who take up the basket collection at the weekend Masses. We are grateful to all for their support and work.



24 Nov

Feast of Christ the King

1 Dec

First Sunday of Advent


Attracta Donnelly & John McEnroe & deceased members of the family


Pauline Fox

Ciaran Kilcline


Paddy Regan

Tommy & Rosemary Wallace




Richard King & Bridget Wall

Derek Walker


Anna & Frank O’Reilly

Patsy & Christy Smith


Tom Wheeler

 Jack, Thomas, & Maria Nulty


Eamon & Margaret Tonge

Alan Rafferty


             Monday  James & Ann Keenan                      Tuesday        Phil Byrne

             Friday     Patrick Boylan                               Saturday        Joe, Mary & Paddy Bradley (11.00am)


This weekend we welcome the boys and girls who are preparing for their First Confessions and First Holy Communion next year. As part of the “Do This in Memory of Me” programme we welcome them along with their parents. 
Next weekend the boys and girls who are to receive Confirmation in March will join us as they continue to prepare for the Sacrament. We welcome them along with their parents.

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.


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.


Our new Parish Safeguarding Representatives will attend a training session next Saturday 30th November in Kells.


For those interested in overseas volunteering, Viatores Christi lay missionary association is currently recruiting and will hold an information and recruitment session on Saturday 30th November at 11.00am in our HQ at 8 New Cabra Road, Phibsboro, D 7. Phone 01-8689986 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Ratoath Church Children's Choir, Christmas Concert, Friday 6thDecember at 7:30pm in The Venue Theatre. Tickets €8, available for purchase from Susan 087 053 2991.  All proceeds to the LauraLynn House. Please support.


The St. Vincent de Paul Society  hold their annual church gate collection for Christmas on the 7th and 8th December. We ask you to support their work for the needy in our community.


St. Paul's National School Christmas Fair will be held on Sunday 8thDecember from 11.00am - 2.30pm in the school hall. There will be a wonderful selection of cakes, gifts, plants, books and refreshments. Children can meet Santa and the Elves in his magical workshop and enjoy

face painting. The draw for our Annual Christmas Raffle will also take place!


Ratoath Musical Society auditions for Oklahoma! on Tuesday 26thNovember from 7-10pm at the Venue Theatre, Ratoath.  If you are 16+ years of age and interested in auditioning for a principal role in our Spring production, please register your interest by emailing:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  . Additional information on our website Please include your name, email address, mobile number and the role you wish to audition for (a full list of characters etc can be found on the files tab of our FB page and our website under the Auditions/Oklahoma page). 

Dunboyne Community Employment has the following vacancy for people eligible to work under the Community Employment scheme. Position: Cleaning and maintenance Dunshaughlin area. Will require Garda clearance.  For further details please contact Danny Gaughan at 087-2626727 email; 
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Rataoth Garden Club will meet on Monday 25th November in the Ratoath Inn. Speaker will be
Dr George Sevastopulo from the Alpine Garden Society Topic “ Around the Lakes”  
Dunshaughlin Players Winter production which consists of a collection of one act & comedy sketches  to be staged upstairs in O'Brien's Arch bar Dunshaughlin on Thursday 5th, Friday 6th and Saturday 7thDecember at 8pm sharp. Tickets available from Dunshaughlin players committee on 0858368873. Limited no of ticket available at the door. Admission €7; concessions €5
GAA lotto results: no's 6,9,21 & 25- no winner. €50 winners were Jack Flynn & Anne O'Malley(Ratoath) .Next week's draw takes place in the Auld Stand!

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