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Parish Bulletin 14th September 2014

Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath

14 September 2014

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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 Fiadh Dempsey ( Steeplechase Green) and Patrick Crofton Brangan (Ballybin)   
who were baptised  recently.

Eucharistic Adoration every Wednesday from 10.00am to 10.00pm


Envelope Collection for the week ending 31st August €1,138.24

Standing Orders for August €3,906.35 Many thanks for your continued support and generosity.


A meeting of the Parish Liturgy Committee will be held in the Parish Pastoral Centre on next Tuesday 16th in the Parish Pastoral Centre at 8.00pm


A meeting of all parents who wish to have their children receive the Sacraments of Confession and First Holy Communion next year will be held in the Church on Wednesday evening next 17th at 7.30pm. The “Do This in Memory of Me” programme will be introduced.


A meeting of the Parish Finance Committee will be held in the Parish Pastoral Centre on next Wednesday 17th in the Parish Pastoral Centre at 8.30pm


A short prayer service will be held in the Parish Pastoral Centre for members of the Altar Society and the Cleaning Groups of the church in Thursday next 18th at 7.30pm. This will be followed by supper and get together in the Parochial House.


Meath Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes (12-17 September). On Friday 12thSeptember over 800 pilgrims from our Diocese travelled to Lourdes, among them are many of our elderly and sick and over 200 volunteer helpers.  During this time we invite all the people of the diocese to be part of this great movement of prayer, which leads us through the door of faith and into the presence of God and his action in our lives. This is also a time to acknowledge with gratitude the generosity of so many people in our diocese who make this pilgrimage possible.


Why not join the Parish Choir – a great way to meet people; conquer boredom; overcome the doldrums; expand your horizons and share your talents as a singer in investing in nurturing the life and faith of the parish community. The choir practice every Tuesday evening at 8.30pm in the Parish Pastoral Centre and sing at the 12.15pm Mass on Sunday. Come along, you will be most welcome


1  14 Sept

V The Exaltation of the Holy Cross

2  21 Sept

     Twenty Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

7. 7.00pm             

Margaret Everard (Months Mind)

James, Rose,&Peter Brennan & Nan Carroll

Liam Woods & John Rath & Kathleen Gunn

7. 7.00pm

Jim & Lydia Everard

& Anne Murphy

1  9.00am    


1  9.00am


1 11.00am    

Special Intention

1  11.00am

Paddy McDermott

& Grace Jordan

1 12.15pm    

Deceased members of the Oakley family

1  12.15pm

Kathy, Jack, Thomas & Maria Nulty

Kiva Corr

Vincent Donnelly








   Saturday     Barney Browne & Patrick Coyle 11.00am in Ratoath Nursing Home
All of us want peace. Many people build it day by day through small gestures and acts; many of them are suffering, yet patiently persevere in their efforts to be peacemakers. All of us – especially those placed at the service of their respective peoples – have the duty to become instruments and artisans of peace, especially by our prayers. Building peace is difficult, but living without peace is a constant torment. The men and women of these lands, and of the entire world, all of them, ask us to bring before God their fervent hopes for peace.                                         Pope Francis on 25th May 


Lough Derg. One Day Retreats on September 20 & 21 Booking Essential.  For information contact Maureen or Sharon Tel: 0719861518 email:info@loughderg


Legion of Mary Pilgrimage to Knock Sunday 28th September. To book a seat on the bus contact Peggy on 087 784 6455


Hospice Coffee Morning takes place on Thursday September 18th in Ratoath GAA Club from 9.30 to 12 noon. Raffle and cake sale on the day. Cake donations always welcome.

Children's Art Classes commence in Ratoath Community Centre on Sat 20th September at 11.30am.
For more information contact Clare on 086/3737720
The Fun Irish Dancing classes are on Fridays in the Verve gym Ratoath from 4pm. New members are welcome. Contact Veronica: 0861797150. 
Ratoath Foróige Youth Club 8pm-9.30 p.m. in the Scouts Den, Ratoath. The club is for all teenagers in secondary school. New members welcome. Phone/text 085-8716429 for further information.


Meath Civil Defence Services Dunshaughlin Unit Recruitment. Information and registration night on Wednesday 17th September at 8.00pm  in Dunshaughlin Courthouse Main Street. Open to members 18 and over. Contact Jonathan Lynch Tel: 087 9631344  Email: 
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Bridge Classes for beginners starting on Thursday 25th September 9.15am – 11.15am. in Dunshaughlin  Pastoral Centre. For more information contact Mary on 087 123 6786. 


Creative Writing for Children (9 to 12 year olds) on Saturday Afternoons in Ashbournefrom 3.00 p.m. to 4.30 p.m. Fee:  €85.00 duration:10 weeks commencement date: Saturday 27th September.  For details, please contact Sinéad at 087 2737677.


The Alzheimer's Support Group will meet on Wednesday17th September at 8pm in the Venue, Ratoath. The Alzheimer's Society will also host a free information meeting in the Newgrange Hotel, Navan on Thursday18th September at 7.30pm. Experts will speak on the Physchiatric, Theraputic, Legal and Support issues. All welcome.


Over 55's Exercise class in Ashbourne library. Gentle exercises to improve overall health.

Open to all. Every Tuesday and Friday at 10am. Please call Catherine 0872883729


On Saturday 20th September All-Ireland Intermediate Football Sevens Competition

Sunday 21st September

All-Ireland Football Final Lucky Dip (predict the precise second when 1st Goal scored) Prize €500. Tickets only €2 ea. Tickets on sale through Committee members and all section team managers.


Lotto News: No's drawn:2,13,16 & 20.No Jackpot winner...€50 winners were Bren Kelly (Ratoath), Dave Abbott(St Margaret's)...Draw in Ryan's next week.


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