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Parish Bulletin 22nd December 2013

Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath

22 December 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
                                                                         Christmas Masses                                  
Christmas Eve                 5.00pm; 7.00pm and 9.00pm 
Christmas Day                9.00am; 11.00am and 12.15pm  
All Masses on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day are offered for the people of the parish.
Mary wants to bring the great gift of Jesus to us all; and with him she brings us his Love, his Peace and his Joy.          
                   Pope Francis (General Audience 23rd October)
Confessions after the 9.45am Mass on Monday
Ratoath Garden Club would like to thank all who so generously supported the Christmas Gala Night in aid of the St. Vincent de Paul Society which raised over €1,000


Dunboyne Community Employment has the following vacancies for people eligible to work under the CES (1) Ground Maintenance in Ratoath. (2) Ground Maintenance in Ratoath. (3) Clearing Maintenance in Dunshaughlin. For further details on the above position please contact Danny Gaughan 087-2626727 
Office 01-8252864  email:
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Ratoath GAA is holding an Irish Night for all local Senior Citizens in the Ratoath GAA Clubhouse from 5.00pm this coming Sunday, 22nd December. All welcome.

1  22 Dec

Fi Fourth Sunday of Advent

8   29 Dec

S   The Feast of the Holy Family

7. 7.00pm

   Raymond, Patrick & Teeny Brennan

   Ella Smith & Margaret & John Donnelly

   Elizabeth & Charles Keogh

7.  7.00pm

R  Benny Wallace

    Tommy & Mary Wall                                     P   Patrick, Bridget, Nancy & Pat Mulvaney                                                           

9. 9.00am

    Bridget & Joseph Gallagher

    Michael Coakley

9.  9.00am



1  11.00am    

F  Pat Naughton  & Mary Smith

    Martin Kerrigan

1  11.00am

F  Ann Malone


1  12.15pm

 J  Phil Eiffe & Kevin White              

    Eileen Fernandes & Paddy Kelly

    Aubrey & Patrick McAuley & deceased

    members of the McAuley & Carthy



 J  James & Margaret Nolan



                  Monday          Claire Kinsella &  Jack & Elizabeth Ryan  

                  Tuesday, Thursday and Friday       No morning Mass

                  Saturday         Paddy Kelly (11.00am in the Nursing Home)

                A Word of Thanks for Christmas

We would like to thank all who assist us in the church during the year–  our sacristans; the church cleaners; the altar society; the altar servers; our choirs -the parish choir, the folk group, the youth choir, the children’s choir; our cantors and our choir directors; our organists; our readers and their co-ordinators; our Eucharistic ministers and their co-ordinators; the basket collectors; our liturgy committee; the children’s liturgy committee; the baptismal team; the Do this in Memory of Me Committee; the Legion of Mary and the St. Vincent de Paul Society.

We also thank our groundsmen Bill, Tony and Alan who look after the church grounds and cemetery, and Patsy and Maureen who work at the Parochial House and Parish Office.

We thank those who advise and assist us in the management and the administration of the parish, especially the Parish Finance Committee.

Thanks to Dan and Joy who donated our Christmas tree and all in the altar society who decorated the church for Christmas.

At our Masses over the Christmas season we remember in a special way all our parishioners who lost a loved one in the past 12 months and we pray for our deceased parishioners.

We send our best wishes and congratulations to the couples who were married here during the year; to the boys and girls who were confirmed in February; to the children who received their First Confessions in March and their First Communion in April and May; and to all who were baptised during 2013.

We thank all involved in our four parish schools -the Principals and their teaching staff and all other staff members; the Boards of Management and Parents Associations; and we wish the very best to all the pupils.

A warm welcome to those who are home from abroad and we think too of all our parishioners who are away from home this Christmas and we remember them in our prayers on Christmas.           

And finally, to you our parishioners, we would like to thank you most sincerely for your kindness and support to us during the year and we wish you a happy and blessed Christmas and every good wish for the New Year.                                                                                                 Frs. Gerry & Brendan

May you have the gift of Faith, the blessing of Hope

and the peace of Christ’s Love this Christmastide.


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