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Parish Bulletin 5th October 2014

Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath

5 October 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 Charlotte Fitzpatrick (Leigh Valley) who was baptised  recently.

Eucharistic Adoration every Wednesday from 10.00am to 10.00pm


A meeting for parents who have children for baptism in the near future will take place the Parish Pastoral Centre on Wednesday next  8th October at 8.00pm 


A meeting of the Board of Management of St. Paul’s National School will be held in the school on Thursday 9th October at 4.30pm.


Scoil Naomh Cianain (Cushinstown School), Kilmoon Cross, Ashbourne is holding their 80th Anniversary Mass in the school on Friday 17th October at 7pm.  All present and past pupils, parents, teachers and present and past staff are cordially invited.  There will be refreshments on the night.


Dunboyne Community Employment has the following vacancy for people eligible to work under the Community Employment scheme. Position: Cleaner position for Dunshaughlin area. Eligibility: minimum of 12 months on social welfare. Will require Garda clearance.  Contact Danny Gaughan 087 2626724 or email 
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Archbishop Diarmuid Martin, Archbishop of Dublin, will represent the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference at the Third Extraordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops which will take place at the Vatican from 5 to 19 October to discuss the topic: The Pastoral Challenges of the Family in the Context of Evangelisation. Speaking ahead of the Synod Archbishop Martin said: “The challenge posed by Pope Francis for the upcoming Synod of Bishops is to be open to ways of applying the primacy of mercy to particular situations while remaining faithful to fundamental truth.”  We are asked to guide the Synod fathers in their discussions. The synod working document or Instrumentum Laboris is available to view on a special section on where regular updates will be posted over the coming weeks. 


Creative Writing for Children (9 to 12 year olds) on Saturdays in Ashbourne  from 3.00 p.m. to 4.30 p.m. Fee:  €70.00. Duration:  8 weeks commencing on Saturday 18thOctober. For details, please contact Sinéad at 087 2737677




5   5 Oct

     Twenty Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

2  12 Oct

     Twenty Eight Sunday in Ordinary Time

7. 7.00pm             

Robert Davis
Mary Alice Burke

7. 7.00pm

Christy Donnelly

& Francis Byrne & Robert Davis 

1  9.00am    


1  9.00am

Anthony, Mary Kate & Michael Gaughan

1 11.00am    

Aidan Conway

Charles & Elizabeth Keogh & deceased members of the family

Michael McIntyre

1  11.00am

Youlanda Kelly

& Deceased members of the Brennan


1 12.15pm    

Stanley Vidler

Ronnie Brannigan & deceased members of

the family

1  12.15pm

Michael & Aileen Conway




Tuesday           Tom Wheeler                                Saturday           Mass in Nursing Home at 11.00am 
Harvest Sunday
Seasons of mists and mellow fruitfulness,
Close bosom-friend of the maturing sun;
Conspiring with him how to load and bless
With fruit the vines that round the thatch-eaves run; 
To bend with apples the moss’d cottage-trees,
And fill all fruit with ripeness to the core
To swell the gourd, and plump the hazel shells
With a sweet kernel; to set budding more,
And still more, later flowers for the bees,
Until they think warm days will never cease;
For Summer has o’erbrimm’d their clammy cells  
                                                           from Ode to Autumn by John Keats


Tírechán’s Creed
Our God is the God of all things humans. 
The God of heaven and earth: the God of the sea and the rivers; 
the God of the sun and the moon; the God of all the heavenly bodies;
the God of the lofty mountains and God of the lowly valleys;
God is above the heavens and God is in the heavens, the God is beneath the heavens.
Heaven and earth and sea and everything that is in them such God has as his abode.
God inspires all things, gives life to all things;
God stands above all things and stands beneath all things. 
God enlightens the light of the Sun
and strengthens the lights of the night and the stars.
God makes wells in arid land and dry islands in the sea, and places the stars in the service of the greater lights.
God has a Son who is coeternal with himself and similar in all respects to himself, and neither is the Son younger that the Father nor is the Father older than the Son.
And the Holy Spirit breathes in them. And the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit are inseparable.
Sometime around 670AD, an Irish Bishop named Tírechán set about collection the traditions around
St Patrick. This is part of the Creed or statement of faith which Tírechán puts on the lips of Patrick. The format suggests that it may have been used in Liturgy.



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