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Parish Bulletin 9th February 2014

Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath

09 February 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 Brian Murphy(Leighlinbridge,Co. Carlow) father of Gerry Murphy(Meadowbank Hill) who died during the week. May he rest in peace.
Congratulations to Eli McNamara (Milltree Park), Conor White (Somerville), 
Penny Browning (Ashbourne), Fionn Pelly (Jamestown Park) and Michael Ryan (Milltree Park) 
who were baptised recently.
Congratulations to Suzanne Colgan & Brian Kenny who were married during the week.
Eucharistic Adoration every Wednesday in the family room from 10.00am to 10.00pm. All welcome.
The Legion of Mary meets every Monday evening at 7.00pm in the Parish Pastoral Centre.  
A meeting of the Board of Management of Ratoath Senior National School will take place in the Parish Pastoral Centre on Monday 10th February at 8.00pm
The Liturgy Committee will meet on Tuesday 11th February at 8.00pm in the Parish Pastoral Centre.
The Parish Finance Committee will meet on Wednesday 12th February at 8.00pm in the Parish Pastoral Centre.
Parents who have children for baptism in the near future should attend the Baptismal Course on Wednesday next 12th February at 8.00pm in the Parish Pastoral Centre
We would be grateful to parishioners who received letters from the Parish Office, in relation to the tax relief for donations to eligible charities (CHY4 Cert) in the past few weeks, would return the completed forms to the parish office as soon as possible.

1 09 Feb

      Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

5  16 Feb

      Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

7. 7.00pm             

Al Moroney & Michael Caffrey

7.  7.00pm

Tiny Gorman (Month’s Mind)

Nuala Callaghan & Margaret Hynes

1  9.00am    

Deceased Members of the Fagan Family

1   9.00am

Deceased members of the Molloy family

1  11.00am    

     Peggy Lynch (Month’s Mind) & Joe Lynch

     Paddy & Lily Connery

1  11.00am

    Peggy & Jim Farrell  & Special Intention

    Denis (Dinny) Farrell

1  12.15pm    

     John Harris & Matthew Hayes

1  12.15pm 

     Michael & Bridget Carey



Tuesday      Mary Geraghty           Wednesday        Val Murrihy             Thursday            Special Intention

Saturday     No Morning Mass

The great danger in today’s world, pervaded as it is by consumerism, is the desolation and anguish born of a complacent yet covetous heart, the feverish pursuit of frivolous pleasures, and a blunted conscience. Whenever our interior life becomes caught up in its own interests and concerns, there is no longer room for others, no place for the poor. God’s voice is no longer heard, the quiet joy of his love is no longer felt, and the desire to do good fades. This is a very real danger for believers too. Many fall prey to it, and end up resentful, angry and listless. That is no way to live a dignified and fulfilled life; it is not God’s will for us, nor is it the life in the Spirit which has its source in the heart of the risen Christ  (Evangelii Gaudium – paragraph 2)
From the First Reading this Sunday from the Prophet Isaiah
                             “Thus says the Lord:
                              Share your bread with the hungry,
                              And shelter the homeless poor,
                              Clothe the man you see to be naked
                              And turn not from your own kin”
Since Christ willed to be born poor, he chose for himself disciples who were poor.      He made himself servant of the poor and shared their poverty. 
He went so far as to say that he would consider every deed that either helps or harms the poor as done for or against himself. 
Since God surely loves the poor, he loves those who love the poor. 
For when one person holds another dear, he also includes in his affection anyone who loves or serves the one he loves. 
That’s why we trust that God will love us for the sake of the poor.    
So when we visit the poor and the needy, we try to understand the poor and weak.         We sympathise with them so fully that we can echo St. Paul’s words: “I have become all things to all men”.
For this reason we must try to be stirred by our neighbours’ worries and distress.       We must beg God to pour into our hearts sentiments of pity and compassion, and to fill them again and again with these dispositions.                      St. Vincent de Paul

If you wish to purchase the Irish Catholic please put €1.50 in the candle shrine box or in the box on the table at the back of the church. Thank you.

Dunboyne Community Employment has the following vacancy for people eligible to work under the Community Employment scheme. Position: Ground maintenance in Ratoath and Dunboyne  area. Will require Garda clearance. For details please contact  01 8252864 email; 
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Over 55's Exercise class in Ashbourne Library, gentle exercises to improve overall health Every Tuesday morning at 10am Please call Catherine 0872883729
The Bush Community Alert Group will hold a Table Quiz/Social Night on Friday 21st February at 8.30pm in the County Club. €40 per table of 4. All very welcome.
Toastmasters :Do you fear pubic speaking? Come to Phoenix-Tara Toastmasters on the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month, or to our visitor’s night on Monday 24th February in Dunboyne Castle Hotel at 8pm free of charge.  For further details visit:
The Alzheimer's Society will hold their Cafe on Monday, February 10th from 2 to 4pm at the Pastoral Centre, Dunshaughlin. All those suffering from Dementia, their families and Carers welcome.
Meath Partnership is running computer and i-pad training for people aged over 55 in Kells, Dunshaughlin, Trim, Ashbourne and Navan. Phone Kay on 046 9280 790 ext 206 for information.
Ratoath Community Centre Certified First Aid Course 21st Feb 2014 Cost €65 from 6pm to 11pm  Contact 01/6895600



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