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Parish Bulletin 9th November 2014


Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath

9thNovember 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  

Eucharistic Adoration every Wednesday from 10.00am to 10.00pm


Please pray for Brigid Kelly (Firhouse) daughter of Maura O’Flaherty (Lagore) who died during the week. May she rest in peace


Next weekend the boys and girls in Second Class who are taking part in the “Do This in Memory of Me” programme will participate in our Masses. We welcome them along with their parents.

The parents committee, who are assisting at the Masses, will meet in the Parish Pastoral Centre on Thursday next 13th at 7.30pm


A meeting of the Parish Liturgy Committee will be held in the Parish Pastoral Centre on Tuesday next 11th November at 8.00pm


Envelope Collection for the week ending 26th October €999.79

Many thanks for your continued support and generosity.


The Ratoath Folk Group concert is being held on the 21st November in the Venue Theatre, 8pm. This year the proceeds from the night are going to The Jack Kavanagh Foundation and Down Syndrome Ireland. These are two very worthy causes and we hope you can support us by buying a ticket and joining us for what promises to be a very enjoyable night of music. Special guests on the night include The Rat Pack2. Tickets are available through the Folk Group.


Pilgrimage to Rome - February 4th to 14th including Assisi, Monte Cassino and audience with Pope Francis. Accommodation (Bed & Breakfast) in Villa Irlanda, Irish College.  €1,220.00 per person sharing.  Director – Fr Oliver Skelly, PP.  For further details and booking please contact Mullingar Travel, Austin Friar Street, Mullingar. Tel: 044 9340587




5   9 Nov

    The Dedication of the Lateran Basilica

16 Nov

     Thirty Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

7. 7.00pm             

Frank, Mary & Frank Jr. Gorman

7. 7.00pm

Johnnie & Mary O’Brien

Kathleen Maguire & Audrey Kearney

1  9.00am    

Molly Devine

Anthony & Mary O’Boyle

Helen Byrne

1  9.00am


1 11.00am    

John McCarthy

James & Peggy Farrell

Joan Copley & Julie McCabe

1  11.00am

Anthony Donohue

& Joe & Josephine McGuinness

& Annie & Matt Browne

1 12.15pm    

Seamus Ennis

Jack & Maggie Donnelly

Kathleen & Peter Mullen

Kathleen Ryan

1  12.15pm

Liz Barron (Months Memory)

George Egar  

Derek Walker & deceased members of the Walker and Kenny families



 Monday    Matilda & Timothy Burns & deceased members of Burns & O’Sullivan families 
Tuesday     Special Intention                    Wednesday   Deceased members of the Legion of Mary                              Thursday   Thomas Hanagan    
 Friday       Louise Kelly & deceased members of the Kelly & O’Reilly families 
 Saturday   No Morning Mass 
9th November – Feast of the Dedication of the Lateran Basilica
The original basilica was built in the reign of Pope Miltiades (311- 314). According to a tradition dating from the 12th century its dedication took place on this day. The feast is celebrated throughout the Catholic world because this basilica is the cathedral of Rome and the “Mother and Head of all Churches of the City and of the World”. Our celebration today stresses our links with the Successor of St. Peter. It is dedicated to the Most Holy Saviour.
Music in Dalgan Park, Navan on Sunday 16th November at 3.00pm when John Walsh, composer and soloist will present “The Art of The Flamenco Guitar”. Tickets for sale at the Reception, Dalgan Park or before the concert. Adults €15; students €5


Irish Blood Transfusion Service; Mobile Unit, Ashbourne House Hotel, Monday 10th and

Tuesday 11th November from 4.30pm- 8.00pm 


Ratoath Foroige went to Dublin Castle Wednesday 29th October. They reached the Final of Foroige's Youth Citizenship Award, with their Project Sli Na Slainte'' Path to health'' bringing a safe 4km walk to their village of Ratoath. Even with super Projects from around Ireland Ratoath took first place. They would like to say a special Thank You to all who supported them in reaching their goal. Well done to all the teenagers in Foroige and to their leaders. 


A Beautiful Evening of Music & Song  with 'Maria Butterly' & Special Guest 'Charlie             McGettigan'.Charity Concert   in aid of the Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association. On this Sunday 9th November 5.00pm – 7.00pm in St. Patricks Catholic Church, Trim, Co Meath. Free Admission.


The Alzheimer's Society will hold their Cafe on Monday 10thNovember from 2 to 4pm in the Pastoral Centre, Dunshaughlin. All Dementia sufferers, their families and Carers welcome.


Ratoath GAA presents the Kube on Saturday 29th November in the Pillo Hotel, Ashbourne. Please support. Tickets from Monica O’Brien on 087 6493639. Cost €20.


Safeguarding Awareness Sunday – 9th November
Our Parish Safeguarding Children team consists of Gerardine 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. 
This 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.


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