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Parish Bulletin 12th January 2014

Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath

12 January 2014

        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 
Please pray for Peggy Lynch (Dunshaughlin Road) who died during the week. May she rest in peace.

1 12 Jan

S  The Baptism of the Lord

5   19 Jan

S   Second Sunday in Ordinary time

7. 7.00pm

R  Gerard Liebrechts

    Michael & Aileen Conway

    Celia Garrett

7.  7.00pm

    Catherine & Tommy McLoughlin

&  Lucy & Jack Browne

1   9.00am    

F  Cyril Brennan

    Ciaran Kilcline

1   9.00am

Nicholas & Catherine Kavanagh & deceased members of the family

1  11.00am    

F  Elizabeth, Christina & Christy Nulty &

    Lily Cullen and deceased members of

    the family

1  11.00am

T  Tom McGoldrick (Months Mind)                            &  Noel Walsh & Willie Carey                          &  Pat & Mary Reilly

1  12.15pm    

F  Denis & Una McLoughlin

    Declan Hoare

1  12.15pm

    Margaret Lawless                                              &  Patrick & Masie Kennedy                                            &  Carmel O’Connell & Tommy Dolan



                  Monday           Sean Fitzpatrick & Fran Smith

                   Tuesday           Pat, Minnie & Linda Reynolds 9.45am

                  Saturday          Mass at 11.00 am in the Nursing Home


                                    Dates for your diary 2014


Ash Wednesday                5th March


First Confessions               Rathbeggan 6th March; St. Paul’s 11th March; Ratoath Junior 12th & 13th March


Confirmation                      28th March 11.00am and 3.00pm


Easter Sunday                   20th April


Canonization of Blessed John XX111 and Blessed John Paul 11       27th April


First Communion               Ratoath Junior National School    10th May

                                       St. Paul’s National School             17th May

                                       Rathbeggan National School         24th May


Cemetery Sunday               25th May at 3.00pm


Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock  10th August


75th Anniversary of the Consecration of Cathedral of Christ the King        7th September


Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes     12th to 17th September




A meeting of the Board of Management of Ratoath Junior National School will be held in the Parish Pastoral Centre on Monday evening at 7.30pm


The Alzheimers Society will hold their Café on Monday, January 13th, from 2 to 4pm in the Pastoral Centre, Dunshaughlin. All those suffering from Dementia, their families and carers welcome 

                                             School Enrolments 2014




Ratoath Junior National School – incoming Junior Infants for 2014. All notification of enrolment for incoming Junior Infant for September 2014 should have already been received by the school.       Places will be allocated in the week commencing 3rd February 2014. The Enrolment Policy will be strictly adhered to. If you have not already done so or you know of a child who is due to start school please sent in our “Notification for Enrolment Form” available from the office or on the school but no later than 3.00pm on the 31st January 2014. If you are unsure as to whether your child’s name is included on our list please contact the office on 01-8256639


St. Paul’s National School enrolment application forms have been posted. If you are expecting an application and didn’t receive one then please contact the school.


Enrolment week for those wishing to enrol their child for September 2014 in Rathbeggan National School will be from Monday 27th to Friday 31st January.  For enquiries please contact the school secretary at 8259891.



The Diocese of Meath has a Safeguarding Children Policy; you may access this on 
The Designated Liaison Person is Fr. Sean Henry. If you have any child protection concerns, you may contact him on 086-1574774 or you may contact the HSE and Garda directly.
In our parish we have parish safeguarding representatives who are Eileen Doherty and Geraldine Rodgers.
We have a Parish Safeguarding Children Policy. If you would like to view it, it can be found on our parish website.
Pilgrimage from Meath Diocese to the Holy Land for seven days from October 27th –November 3rd (school mid term break) led by Sr Consilio Rock, RSM, Navan. Fr Gerry McCormack PP, Kingscourt and Fr Dwayne Gavin, Irish College, Paris. Cost €1190 plus taxes. Booking with Map Travel, 36 Upper O’Connell St Dublin 1 at 01 8783111 or 
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 . or Kingscourt parish 042 9667314  

Modern Irish Dancing (Riverdance style) that  places emphasis on the fun side of Irish dancing. The children have performed in shows, festivals and pantomimes. Classes will resume next week and new members are welcome. If interested please contact Veronica on 0861797150.
Calling all cowboys and cowgirls for Oklahoma in Ratoath ! Do you see yourself as a Cowboy, Cowgirl or a Farmer in the Wild West? Ratoath Musical Society is looking for you!!  If you are over 16 years of age come along on Thursday, January 16th, 8pm to 10pm and join us in the first Chorus rehearsal of this very exciting production of OKLAHOMA ( men are particularly welcome....we need Cowboys!!) We rehearse on Tuesday and Thursday in The Ratoath Community Centre from 8-10pm and our Show is due to go onstage at the end of April. We would love if you decided to join us as it promises to be a fun show with lots for everyone to do. Friend us on facebook: ratoath musical society or on our website  or call us on 087 7374478 if you have questions. See you on January 16th YEEHAW!


Ratoath Glee Club starts back in the Ratoath community centre on Friday 17th January. Classes are for children aged 4-12yrs old. If you are interested please call Danielle on 0852166274


Olympic Taekwondo Classes: Tuesday’s - Ratoath Community Centre. 
3pm (Tiny Tigers) - 3 and 4 year olds NEW CLASS. 4pm (Tigers) 5 - 11 years (Limited Places).                                5pm (Teenagers) 5 places left. 7:30pm Adults Class. 6 places left. 
For more information contact Master Joe on 086 33 555 60 or visit 

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