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Parish Bulletin 24th August 2014

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath

24 August 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 
Congratulations to Riana Hogan & Luke Robinson who were married during the week.
Eucharistic Adoration every Wednesday from 10.00am to 10.00pm in the family room of the church.
The Priory Institute “Bringing Theology Home”. Study from home or in class. Application deadline is 22nd September 2014. Phone 01 404 8124 or email 
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Ratoath Community Centre & Active Age Gettogether will be held on Wednesday 10th September in Tattersalls. If you are new to the parish and would like an invitation please contact

Ann on 087 6653458 


 “Come and See” Catholic Youth Conference 30th-31st August in All Hollows College.

Non-residential €40; residential €55. Contact Liam 086 888 8918


St Columban Conference  takes place at St Columban's, Dalgan Park, beginning Friday 29thAugust at 7.30 pm & concluding on Saturday 30th at 4.30 pm:  Programme includes lectures, discussions and inputs from Columban groups in Ireland and Europe.  Lecturers include Dr Conor Newman, Dr Daibli O'Cronin, Dr Alex O'Hara and Fr Billy Swan. Cost €50.  Please contact Elizabeth McArdle, Columban Ecological Institute, Dalgan Park, Navan.  Email: 
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 .  Tel: 046 9021525  ext 567

On 10 – 11 September, the much acclaimed “Rebuilt Conference” will take place in Maynooth, presented by Alpha Ireland. Fr. Michael White and lay associate Tom Corcoran (authors of Rebuilt: Awakening the Faithful, Reaching the Lost, and Making Church Matter) will present the compelling and inspiring story of how they brought their parish back to life.


We are looking for parishioners who would like to become readers at our weekend Masses.               If you are interested please call Maureen in the Parish Office and give her your name or talk to Fr. Gerry or Fr. Brendan


1  24 Aug

V Twenty First Sunday in Ordinary Time

2  31 Aug

     Twenty Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

7. 7.00pm             

Rita McCabe (Months Mind)

Johnnie Staunton & Tommy Thornton

Fergal Ronan

James & Patricia Reilly

7. 7.00pm


1  9.00am    



1  9.00am

John & Mary Mooney

Larry & Mary Mooney

1  11.00am    

Mary Carey

Deceased members of the O’Neill family (Coldwinter) & Tom & Maimie Glackin

1  11.00am

Hugh Bannon

1  12.15pm    

Jacqueline Mannering

Alice & Patrick Beggy

Patrick White  & Padraig Halton

1  12.15pm

Patrick O’Sullivan (Month’s Mind)

Matthew Galvin









    Monday         Linda Reynolds                           Wednesday     Val Murrihy

    Friday           Pat & Minnie Reynolds                 Saturday         No morning Mass
Excerpt from the homily of Pope Francis at the closing Mass on Sunday last in Korea
As young Christians, whether you are workers or students, whether you have already begun a career or have answered the call to marriage, religious life or the priesthood, you are not only a part of the future of the Church; you are also a necessary and beloved part of the Church’s present! You are Church’s present! Keep close to one another, draw even closer to God and with your bishops and priests spend these years in building a holier, more missionary and humble Church, a Church which loves and worships God by seeking to serve the poor, the lonely, the infirm and the marginalized.
In your Christian lives, you will find many occasions that tempt you, like the disciples in today’s gospel, to push away the strange, the needy, the poor and the broken-hearted. It is these people especially who repeat the cry of the woman of the Gospel: “Lord, help me!” The Canaanite woman’s plea is the cry of everyone who searches for love, acceptance, and friendship with Christ.
It is the cry of so many people in our anonymous cities, the cry of so many of your own contemporaries, and the cry of all those martyrs who even today suffer persecution and death for the name of Jesus: “Lord help me” It is often a cry which rises from our own hearts as well: “Lord help me”, Let us respond, not like those who push away people who make demands on us, as if serving the needy gets in the way of our being close to the Lord. No! We are to be like Christ, who responds to every plea for his help with love, mercy and compassion.
Bingo takes place every Sunday evening in Ratoath Community Centre at 8pm. Great prizes every week. For more information contact 01/6895600.


Ratoath Bridge Club will re-commence on Thursday 4th September in Ratoath Community Centre at 7.00pm sharp

The Venue Theatre presents Eleanor McEvoy on Friday 12th September. Tickets are €18. To book contact the Venue Theatre 01/6895600 or online at
Navan Career Start is starting a new programme on 25th August for unemployed early school leavers who are aged 18-35. The programme will run Monday to Friday in Claremont Stadium. For further information please contact Marie on 086 8273857 or 046 9031418 or follow us on Facebook
This Sunday 24th August in Duleek Parochial Hall, 2.30pm. Meath Archaeological and Historical Society talk on “The Augustinian Presence in Duleek” and walkabout the village with Michael Wymes. 
All welcome. Contact J. Clancy 01 8259438
Dunboyne Community Employment has the following vacancy for people eligible to work under the Community Employment scheme. Position: Ground maintenance in Ratoath area. Coffee Dock assistant in Dunshaughlin. Will require Garda clearance.  For further details please contact Danny Gaughan 087 2626724 or 01 8252864 or email 
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The Irish dancing classes will resume in the Verve gym in Ratoath on Fridays from 3pm. 
New members welcome. Contact Veronica on 0861797150



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