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Parish Bulletin 21st September 2014

Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath

21 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. Brendan     
Congratulations to Emma Reilly (Growtown), Cooper Griffin (Woodlands), Lelia Fitzroy (Coill Beag)
and Isabelle Staunton (Curragha Road) who were baptised  recently.
Please pray for Rev Declan Kelly and Rev Ciaran Clarke who will be ordained to the priesthood for service in the Diocese of Meath by Bishop Smith.  Declan will be ordained this Sunday and Ciaran on Sunday week (28th September). Both ordinations will be celebrated in the Cathedral.
Please pray for Anthony Sheridan (St. Oliver’s Park) who died during the week. May he rest in peace. 

Eucharistic Adoration every Wednesday from 10.00am to 10.00pm


Next weekend we welcome the boys and girls in Second Class who are preparing to receive the Sacraments of Confessions and Communion next year. They will be accompanied by their parents are part of the “Do This in Memory of Me” programme.

A short meeting of the parents who have volunteered to assist in the “Do This in Memory of Me” programme will be held in the Parish Pastoral Centre at 7.30pm on Thursday evening.


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


Young Adult Group is Back! After a summer break the Young Adults Group, led by the Franciscan Sisters of the Renewal, is starting up 27th September at 5:15pm. The night begins with Holy Hour followed by food, fellowship and more. At the Augustinian Church, Shop St., Drogheda Town Centre (Free car park behind church - from Shop Street turn left before Church onto Bachelors Lane)

No booking required - for more info contact Franciscan Sisters - 0419830441. For ages 18-40.


Pioneers of Meath Diocese:  Gathering / Spirituality Day in Bloomfield House Hotel, Mullingar on Sunday 5th October from 10.30 am - 6.30 pm.  Talks, Panel Discussion with Pioneer President, Robert Shannon and Spiritual Director Fr. McGuckian.  Mass with Bishop Smith.  Lunch / Evening Tea included.  Tickets €25



The Ratoath Parish Youth Choir.  Girls and boys from 6th class and upwards are invited to join us

on Monday evenings  from 7.30pm-8.30pm in the Parish Centre. New members welcome. Contact Deirdre on 086 242 8311



1  21 Sept

     Twenty Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

2  28 Sept

     Twenty Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

7. 7.00pm             

Jim & Lydia Everard

& Anne Murphy

7. 7.00pm

Pete Murray

& Paul Phillips (Months Mind)

1  9.00am    


1  9.00am


1 11.00am    

Paddy McDermott

& Grace Jordan

1  11.00am

Patrick Cowley & deceased members

of the family

& Kathleen McCormack

1 12.15pm    

Kathy, Jack, Thomas & Maria Nulty

Kiva Corr

Vincent Donnelly

1  12.15pm

Maurice Brennan

& Paddy Carroll





            Monday   Matthew Carr                            Saturday     No morning Mass
Dear Brothers and Sisters: When we profess the Creed, we affirm that the Church is catholic and apostolic. The word catholic signifies that she is universal. This means that the Church is found everywhere and teaches the whole truth regarding the heavens and the earth. The Church shows her catholicity by speaking all languages which is the effect of Pentecost, when the Holy Spirit gave to the Apostles and the whole Church the gift of proclaiming the Good News of God’s salvation and love to all, even to the ends of the earth. The Church then is of her nature missionary, given to evangelization and encounter; that is, she is apostolic. Founded on the Apostles and in continuity with them, the Church is called to proclaim the Gospel to everyone, and to show the tenderness and power of God. This too flows from Pentecost. It is the Holy Spirit who prevents us from being self-absorbed, of thinking that the blessings of God are for us alone. Rather, the Spirit compels us to encounter our brothers and sisters, even those most distant from us in every way, to share with them the love, peace, and joy of the Risen Lord.  May we always live in solidarity with all of humanity, and never closed in on ourselves. May we go out, in communion with the Successors of the Apostles, to announce Christ and his love to all. And may we always be a sign of the Church our Mother: holy, catholic and apostolic.  
                                             (Pope Francis at the General Audience in Rome on Wednesday last)
Ratoath Altar Society wish to thank all who contributed so generously to last week ends collection which came to €1,074.26. 
A meeting of the Board of Management of Rathbeggan National School will be held in the Parish Pastoral Centre on Tuesday next 23rd September at 8.30pm


A one year course in Ministry and Evangelisation is offered in Ireland by Maryvale Institute (Birmingham). The course will take place in Castlepollard, Co Westmeath.  Students will be required to attend three Study Days in Castlepollard. The rest of the work can be carried out at home. The first Study Day will be held on October 25th.  Information from 044-9664127/087-2626738 or 087-9868125. Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it   Latest date for registration is October 10th.


Creative Writing for Children (9 to 12 year olds) on Saturday in Ashbournefrom 3.00pm to 4.30pm.  Fee:  €85.00 for10 weeks starting Saturday 27th September.  Phone Sinéad at 087 2737677.


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


The Carers Association requires respite care staff in all areas of Meath. Please contact the Training Unit on 057 93 22920 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more info.


Computer Courses commencing in Ratoath Community Centre in early October.  These courses are suitable for beginners and over 55s and also for people on CE, Tus & Job Seekers schemes.  8 week course €30.  For more information contact the Community Centre 01/6895600

On this Sunday 21st Ratoath's Intermediate footballers are in semi final action at 6 O'clock in Trim against Ballinabrackey in the championship.


On Saturday 27th September "Girls Night Out". The ladies from the community are invited to attend an all singing all dancing girls night out. Cocktails finger food and a DJ at Ratoath GAA clubhouse.

Lotto Results. No's drawn: 4,9,17 & 22.


Ratoath Garden Club: will recommence on Monday 29th September in the Ratoath Inn at 8.00pm

John Lord will give a talk and slide show. All welcome.


Sunday 28th September: St Columba's Church of Ireland, Kells (3pm). Meath Archaeological and Historical Society lecture: "Serving God and Mammon: the Charters written into the Book of Kells", by Denis Casey. All welcome. Inquiries to J. Clancy 01 8259438 (



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