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Parish Bulletin 19th October 2014


Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath

19 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. Gerry  
Congratulations to Maeve Colgan (Porterstown Lane) who was baptised recently.

Eucharistic Adoration every Wednesday from 10.00am to 10.00pm


Please pray for Elizabeth Barron (The Bush) who died during the week. May she rest in peace.



A meeting of the Parish Liturgy Committee will take place on Tuesday next 21st October at 8.00pm in the Parish Pastoral Centre.

October is Mission Month and this Sunday is Mission Sunday. There are approximately 1,500 Irish born missionaries working in more than 80 countries. They continue to spread the Gospel through their work, their deep commitment to the people they serve and their Faith. In essence, they lead by example and have helped to change, for the better, millions of lives all over the globe. It is fitting then that the theme for this years’ Mission Month of October is ‘That they may have life’ in all its richness and dignity - The richness of knowing the Gospel and Jesus Christ and the dignity of having food to eat, a roof to sleep under and work to go to. Through their work, our missionaries strive to make all this a reality for the people they serve. 
The Society for the Propagation of the Faith organises the Mission Sunday collection in all Churches nationwide, which this year takes place this weekend. Please give generously.
November is traditionally dedicated as the Month of the Holy Souls when we pray in a special way for family members/ relatives/ friends who are o longer with us. By a long standing tradition, many people choose to abstain from alcohol for the month of November and offer this sacrificial act for the benefit of their deceased loved ones and for the souls in Purgatory.
The sheets and envelopes for the Lists of the Dead are available at the back of the church. We ask you to please fill them in and return them to the box at the back of the church before early November.

                              Latest tweets from Pope Francis @Pontifex
“A Christian is merciful by nature; this is the heart of the gospel” 16th October
“O Lord, comfort all those who suffer, especially the sick, the poor and the unemployed” 14th October





5   19 Oct

     Twenty Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time

2  26 Oct

     Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

7. 7.00pm              

 Anthony Sheridan (Month’s Mind)

Lizzie & John Madden

Paddy & Mary Cassidy

7. 7.00pm

Miriam Browne

Patrick Jr & Patrick McCabe

1  9.00am    

Sean & Pierce Glynn

1  9.00am


1 11.00am    

Masie & Joe McCormack

Bernard Fitzgerald

Mella Everard

1  11.00am

Michael Maher

Tony & May O’Shaughnessy

& Eileen Harding

1 12.15pm    

Aggie Donohue & Maureen Regan

& Willie Kissane & Sandra Buttner

1  12.15pm

James & Peggy Farrell

Desmond Crofton



                                Saturday           Mass in Nursing Home at 11.00am 
Wednesday October 22nd- Feast Day of St. John Paul 11
Prayer for the intercession of St. John Paul 11
O Holy Trinity, we give you thanks for having given to the Church Pope John Paul 11, and for having made him shine with your fatherly tenderness, the glory of the Cross of Christ and the splendor of the Spirit of love.
He, trusting completely in your infinite mercy and in the maternal intercession of Mary, has shown himself in the likeness of Jesus the Good Shepherd and has pointed out to us holiness as the path to reach eternal communion with You.
Grant us, through his intercession, according to your will, the grace that we implore, as he s numbered among your saints. Amen

A meeting of the parish representatives of the Safeguarding Children Committee from the local parishes will be held in the Parish Centre, Dunshaughlin on Thursday next 23rd October at 7.30pm

Places still available for Junior Infants in Rathbeggan N.S. for September 2015.  Parents may register their interest in enrolling their child in Rathbeggan by contacting school secretary Margaret at 01-8259891 or by emailing the school at 
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Pioneer Total AbstinenceAssociation of the Sacred Heart. To celebrate 90 years in Dunshaughlin, a social afternoon will be held in Dunshaughlin Parish Centre on Sunday 9th November from 3.00pm until 6.00pm. Everyone is welcome! Do come and join us. For information contact Jerry on 087 958 9855
Halloween Drive-in movies will once again return to Tattersalls Country House, Ratoath from Oct 24th – Nov 2nd.  Movies lovers will be spoilt for choice with family favourites, movie classics and terrifying horror films lined up to promise a howl of a time this Halloween.  To book please visit our website or contact us on (01) 886 4308.
The Irish Cancer Society’s Care to Drive service is currently seeking volunteer drivers to drive local patients to and from their hospital chemotherapy treatments in Dublin. We are looking for volunteers to pick a patient up at their home, drive them to the door of the hospital, then when they have finished treatment, to pick them up again and bring them home. The service is free to the patient and all drivers expenses are paid. Telephone the Irish Cancer Society on 01 2310 566 / 01 2316 642 or email 
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Pilates Classes run in Ratoath Community Centre Monday mornings 10.30am. All fitness levels catered for.  Also new Saturday class starting in Dunshaughlin 25th Oct. Book/Enquires to 
Nicola 087 6975207
Ratoath Garden Club will meet on Monday 20th October in the Ratoath Inn at 8.00pm Topic for this month is “Hedging” 
Lotto results: No's drawn were 7,11, 20 & 24. No winner. €50 winners were Jack McGowan& Kevin Fitzmaurice. Draw in Ratoath Inn next week
The Venue Theatre presents John B Keane “The Matchmaker” on Friday 24th October at 8.00pm. This production stars Mary McEvoy and Jon Kenny and is directed by Michael Scott. Tickets €20.
Also taking place on Friday 31st October at 4.00pm is The Jackula Magic Show for children. Tickets are €8 each and are available from the Box Office 01-6895600 or from



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