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Parish Bulletin 31st August 2014

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath

31 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 Brendan   
Please pray for Sheila Moorhead (Skryne Road), Walter Smith (Loughlinstown), Eileen O’Shea (Ratoath Manor Nuising Home and Clonsilla) and Rose Larkin (Dublin) mother of Frances Connolly (Clonkeen) who died during the week. May they rest in peace.
Congratulations to Donnacha Coyne (Fairyhouse Grove), Alexander Kelly (Steeplechase Green),
James Nogues McEvoy (Somerville),  Saoise Lynam (Foxlodge Woods) and Finn Russell (Clonkeen)
who were baptised recently.
The sick and the housebound will be attended to in their homes on Thursday and Friday.
Envelope Collection for the week ending 10th, 17th & 24th August €3,037.63
Many thanks for your continued support and generosity. Next Sunday is a blue offering day.
Eucharistic Adoration every Wednesday from 10.00am to 10.00pm in the family room of the church.

“From the cross, Christ teaches us to love even those who do not love us”. 
                                                                    Latest tweet from Pope Francis @ Pontifex


The Parish Choir is looking for new members. The Choir practice every Tuesday evening at 8.30pm in the Parish Pastoral Centre and sing at the 12.15pm on Sunday and at all the major liturgical events during the year. If you would like to join just come along on this Tuesday evening (2nd September) or any Tuesday. You will be most welcome.


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  31 Aug

V Twenty Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

2  7 Sept

     Twenty Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

7. 7.00pm             


7. 7.00pm

Edward Gannon

Martin Madden

& Jack Foley

1  9.00am    

John & Mary Mooney

Larry & Mary Mooney

1  9.00am


1  11.00am    

Hugh Bannon

1  11.00am


1  12.15pm    

Patrick O’Sullivan (Month’s Mind)

Matthew Galvin

1  12.15pm

Eileen Fernandes









    Tuesday       Kiva Corr                           

    Wednesday    Peg & Michael Barrett                             

   Thursday      Kathleen & Patrick Boylan

   Friday           Mass for all those on the Parish List of the Dead                 
   Saturday       No morning Mass

On 10th and 11th 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


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 or if you have not your invitation, please contact  Ann on 087 6653458

Bingo takes place every Sunday evening in Ratoath Community Centre at 8pm. Great prizes every week. For more information contact 01/6895600.
Ratoath ICA will re open on Tuesday 2nd September in the Pitch & Putt clubhouse at 8.00pm. New members welcome.
The Venue Theatre presents Eleanor McEvoy on Friday 12th September. Tickets are €18. To book contact the Venue Theatre 01/6895600 or online at


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


Ardcath Festival Fair Day on Sunday 7th September 12 noon to 6.00pm. Many activities – inflatable football field;  bouncing castles; face painting; pony rides; vintage cars & farm machinery; high nelly cycle; sheep shearing; mock wedding parade; firm rescue simulations by Fire Service and much more

The Irish dancing classes will resume in the Verve gym in Ratoath on Fridays from 3pm. 
New members welcome. Contact Veronica on 0861797150
Irish Dancing Classes by Scoil Rince Ni Chearra - O Baolain, resume in Ratoath Community Centre (the Venue) on Tuesday 2nd September at 4.00 pm.   Newcomers welcome.  Boys and Girls of all ages and standards are catered for. Enquiries  086 2092468 or email: 
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Ratoath Community Festival-"Our town"- September 13th and 14th. We need your support, artistic, culinary, your sporting, performing Pop, Country, Traditional, Musical Theatre. Show everyone what our town is made up of! Learn more about our history & heritage;  show visitors around- be an ambassador; help hang bunting; put up signs; co-ordinate; communicate.....Come together.

Contact  [ 01-6895600,],  with your name, contact details & areas of interest.


The Go for Life Sport and Physical Activity Grant Scheme for Older People 2014 is now open for applications. Closing date is 26th September. See for further details or contact Meath Local Sports Partnership at 046 9067337. Contact Joe Faulkner Administrative Assistant Trim Road, Navan.


Taekwondo Classes commence this Tuesday in the Ratoath Community Centre. 
Children 4&5 years 3:15pm. Children 6-9 years 4:00pm. 10+ years 5:00pm. Adults Class 7:30. 
First Class is FREE. visit for more information or TXT : 086 33 555 60 . 
Ratoath Rugby Club Family Fun Day and Rugbython takes place on Saturday 13th September in Jamestown Campus.  Rugby, Barbecue, Bouncy Castles and much more. Meet Leo the Lion! Fun for all the family.  Come along and bring your friends for a great day of fun. All welcome.
**************************************************************************************Morning Offering
O Jesus through the most pure heart of Mary
I offer you, All my thoughts and words, actions, pains and suffering,
of this day for all the intentions of thy Divine and Sacred Heart



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