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Parish Bulletin 19th January 2014

Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath

19 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. Gerry 
Please pray for Tiney Gorman (Fairyhouse Road) who died during the week. May she rest in peace.
Envelope Collection for the week ending 5th & 12th January €4,625.95
Standing Orders for December €4,505.24 Many thanks for your continued support and generosity.

1 19 Jan

S   Second Sunday in Ordinary time

5  26 Jan

S   Third Sunday in Ordinary time

7. 7.00pm

    Tom, Catherine & Tommy McLoughlin

&  Lucy & Jack Browne & Catherine Brady

7.  7.00pm

    John Redmond & Dympna Mills

&  Maura Keogh

&  Mabel Scully   

1   9.00am    

Nicholas & Catherine Kavanagh & deceased members of the family

1   9.00am

Dorothea Mates

1  11.00am    

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

1  11.00am

T  Luc Dehaene & Edward McKeown

    Martin Kerrigan

1  12.15pm    

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

George Courtney

1  12.15pm 

    Michael & John Flinter and deceased              e  members of the family

    Pauline Lynch & deceased members of the        

    Lynch and Cundell families    



                  Saturday          Mass at 11.00 am in the Nursing Home





                                             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.  Contact the school secretary at 8259891.


Pastoral Liturgy and Ministry course at the National Centre for Liturgy in St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth, begins the second semester on Monday 3rd February.. For information contact the Director, Rev. Danny Murphy on 01-7083478 or email: 
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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  
Excerpt from the address of Pope Francis to the members of the Diplomatic Corps accredited to the Holy See on Monday last.
It is now a long-established tradition that at the beginning of each new year the Pope meets the Diplomatic Corps accredited to the Holy See to offer his greetings and good wishes, and to share some reflections close to his heart as a pastor concerned for the joys and sufferings of humanity. Today’s meeting, therefore, is a source of great joy. It allows me to extend to you and your families, and to the civil authorities and the peoples whom you represent, my heartfelt best wishes for a new year of blessings and peace. 
The year just ended was particularly eventful, not only in the life of the Church but also in the context of the relations which the Holy See maintains with states and international organizations. I recall in particular the establishment of diplomatic relations with South Sudan, the signing of basic or specific accords with Cape Verde, Hungary and Chad, and the ratification of the accord with Equatorial Guinea signed in 2012. On the regional level too, the presence of the Holy See has expanded, both in Central America, where it became an Extra-Regional Observer to the Sistema de la Integración Centroamericana, and in Africa, with its accreditation as the first Permanent Observer to the Economic Community of West African States.
In my Message for the World Day of Peace, I observed that “fraternity is generally first learned within the family…”, for the family “by its vocation… is meant to spread its love to the world around it” and to contribute to the growth of that spirit of service and sharing which builds peace. This is the message of the Crib, where we see the Holy Family, not alone and isolated from the world, but surrounded by shepherds and the Magi, that is by an open community in which there is room for everyone, poor and rich alike, those near and those afar. In this way we can appreciate the insistence of my beloved predecessor Benedict XVI that “the language of the family is a language of peace”.
Care Assistants required urgently in the Ratoath Area. Full Training will be given.  An up to date Garda Clearance is an advantage.  Contact Irish Homecare on 042 97 51046 or 
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Meath Archaeological and Historical Society talk on the L C History Syllabus by Dr Patrick Callan (former National Co-ordinator for L.C. History) Thursday January 23rd  in St Patrick's Classical School, Navan, at 8.00pm.  Students, teachers, parents - all welcome. For inquiries 01 8259438 
Creative Writing for Children (9 to 12 year olds) on Saturday Afternoons in Ashbourne  Time: 
 3.00 p.m. to 4.30 p.m.Fee:€85.00    Duration: 10 weeksCommencement Date:Saturday 25th January 2014.  For details, please contact Sinéad at 087 2737677.
GAA lotto: Numbers drawn 7.18.22. 28.  Next week’s draw in the Ratoath Inn. 
Irish Dancing Classes by Scoil Rince Ni Chearra - O Baolain have now resumed and are held every Wednesday from 4pm - 6pm in Ratoath Community Centre enquiries: Tel 086 2092468
The Bare Bodkin Theatre Company brings Peter Duffy’s theatrical performance of Patrick Kavanagh’s  “The Great Hunger”  to the Venue Theatre on Friday 31st January.  Admission is €15. Tickets available from The Box Office at Ratoath Community Centre or online

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