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parish bulletin 2nd November2014

Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath

2nd November 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 Tom Murrihy (Kildalkey), Clodagh Goggin (Meadowbank Hill) 
Aoife Finlay ( Meadowbank Hill) and Rian O’Rourke (Foxlodge Manor)  who were baptised recently.
Congratulations to Tom Dooley and Aoife Harrington who were married during the week.

Eucharistic Adoration every Wednesday from 10.00am to 10.00pm


The sick and the housebound will be attended to in their homes on Thursday and Friday

Prayer for All Souls day
Lord God,
whose days are without end and those mercies beyond counting,  keep us mindful that
life is short and the hour of death unknown.
let your spirit guide our days on earth in the ways of holiness and justice,
that we may serve you in union with the whole Church,
sure in faith, strong in hope, perfect in love.
And when our earthly journey is ended, lead us rejoicing into your kingdom,
where you live forever and ever. Amen




5   2 Nov

T  The Commemoration of All the Faithful            a  Departed –All Souls Day

9 Nov

     The Dedication of the Lateran Basilica


7. 7.00pm             

 John & Teresa McCann

& Gerard Ralph & Carmel O’Connor

7. 7.00pm

Frank, Mary & Frank Jr. Gorman

1  9.00am    

Alice & Jack Mannering

1  9.00am

Molly Devine

Anthony & Mary O’Boyle

1 11.00am    

Mae Carey (Months Memory)

Jim Simpson

1  11.00am

John McCarthy

James & Peggy Farrell

Joan Copley & Julie McCabe

1 12.15pm    

Remembrance Sunday Mass

1  12.15pm

 Seamus Ennis & Jack & Maggie Donnelly

Kathleen & Peter Mullen

Kathleen Ryan



 Tuesday      John O’Neill & Special Intention       Wednesday    Special Intention
Thursday     James and Ann Keenan
 Friday         For all those on the Parish List of the Dead 
 Saturday     11.00am (in the Nursing Home) Maureen McGarrigle 
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 no longer with us and all the Faithful Departed. 
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 as soon as possible.
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 9589855 Ashbourne-Donaghmore Parish is pleased to announce the launch a ‘Youth 2000’ prayer-group for young people, 16-35 year olds, beginning Monday 10th November.  Youth 2000 is an international movement of young people called to spread the Good News of the Catholic faith and share this experience with other young people.  Their motto is “Youth leading youth to the heart of the Church.”  Prayer meetings will take place each Monday at 8pm in Ashbourne Church, lasting one hour.  Each Holy Hour will include Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, Rosary, Silence, Music, Prayers of petition and thanksgiving.  
Dunshaughlin Players invite you to our winter production “Comedy at the Arch” in The Arch Bar, Dunshaughlin on Friday 7th & Saturday 8th November and Thursday 13th, Friday 14th & Saturday 15th November at 8pm. Over two weekends To book ticket please call Cora on 085 8368873.
A Beautiful Evening of Music & Song  with 'Maria Butterly' & Special Guest 'Charlie McGettigan'.Charity Concert   in aid of theIrish Motor Neurone Disease Association. 
Sunday 9th November 5.00pm – 7.00pm in St. Patricks Catholic Church, Trim, Co Meath. 
Free Admission. Raffle on Night.
The Miscarriage Association of Ireland's annual Service of Remembrance is being held on Sunday 9th November at 3.00pm in St.Theresa's Church, Donore Avenue,  Dublin 8  
GAA Lotto results:  7,9,11 & 13. No winner.€50 winners were Kahlan Hyland and Mark Andrews (Both Ratoath). Draw in The Auld Stand next week!

Safeguarding Awareness Sunday – 9th November
Our Parish Safeguarding Children team consists of Geraldine Rogers and Eileen Doherty. Our Parish Safeguarding Children Policy is available to view on the Parish website. It includes codes of behaviour for children and adults participating in parish activities, consent forms which parents sign before children participate in parish related activities, adequate supervision and good recruitment practices. The Parish Representatives and Priests have attended training and receive ongoing support and resources to assist them in fulfilling this important task. Last year we distributed a leaflet prepared in child friendly language for altar servers. This year we are preparing a similar one for children and youth members of parish choirs. Next Sunday is designated by the Diocese as Safeguarding Awareness Sunday. We acknowledge the children and young people who participate in various parish activities and contribute to the life of our parish. We also thank the volunteers and parents whose dedication, commitment, enthusiasm and care ensure that our young parishioners have a positive experience in our parish. 
The Meath Diocese has a Safeguarding Children Policy; you may access it on 
If you have any child protection concerns regarding a Church related activity, the Designated Liaison Persons in the Diocese of Meath (Fr. Sean Henry and Nuala McLoughlin) may be contacted at 086-1574774 or you may contact TUSLA (The Child and Family Agency) or An Garda Síochána directly.



If the whole church takes up its missionary impulse, she has to go forth to everyone without exception.
But to whom should she go first? When we read the Gospel we find a clear indication: not so much our friends and wealthy neighbours. But above all the poor and the sick, those who are usually despised and overlooked, ‘those who cannot repay you.’ There can be no room for doubt or for explanations which weaken the clear message. Today and always, ‘the poor are the privileged recipients of the Gospel’ and the fact that it is freely preached to them is a sign of the Kingdom that Jesus came to establish. We have to state, without mincing words, that ‘there is an inseparable bond between our faith and the poor’. May we never abandon them. 
The Joy of the Gospel in Today’s World
Pope Francis



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