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Parish Bulletin 23rd November 2014

Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath

23rd November 2014

        01 8256207


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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


Congratulations to Tóman Fitzmaurice (Riverwalk Court), Sean Petherbridge (Moatlands),

Alicia O’Gorman (Cabinhill), Eoin De Hora (Milltree Park), Lewis Marsh (Steeplechase Green)

and Heidi Jordan (Steeplechase Hill) who were baptised recently.


Congratulations to Tracey Redmond and Owen Herlihy who were married during the week.


Please pray for Mary White (Fairyhouse Road and Ballsbridge) who died during the week.

May she rest in peace.


Envelope Collection for the week ending 9th & 16th November €1,536.38

Standing Orders for September €4,067.80 and for October €3,952.52

Many thanks for your continued support and generosity



A meeting of the Board of Management of Senior National School will be held in the Parish Pastoral Centre on Monday next 24th November at 8.00pm


A social evening will be held in the Parochial House on Thursday evening, 27th November beginning at 8.00pm for all who distribute the parish envelopes, those who collect them and for those who take up the basket collection at the weekend Masses. We are grateful to all for their support and work.


Next weekend the boys and girls of Sixth Class who are to receive Confirmation next year join us as they continue to prepare for the Sacrament. We welcome them along with their parents.


Foster Care: Fostering is caring for and sharing your home and family life with children/young people who, for various reasons, are unable to live with their own families, for a short or long period of time. By becoming a foster carer you can provide a stable, secure and loving environment for children in a time of need and make a difference to their lives.  At all Masses next weekend, John Martin, Director

of Foster Care Services will say a few words about the service and hand out some literature to those who might be interested in following up on foster care.







5  23 Nov

     The Feast of Christ the King

30 Nov

    First Sunday of Advent

7. 7.00pm              

 John McEnroe & deceased members of the family & John Mulvaney

7. 7.00pm

Ciaran Kilcline

Patrick Boylan

1  9.00am    


1  9.00am

Christy & Patsy Smith

1 11.00am    

Billy & Kathleen Lynch & deceased

 members of the family

Attracta Donnelly

1  11.00am

 Richard King & Brigid Wall

1 12.15pm    

Paddy Regan

Rosemary & Tommy Wallace

1  12.15pm

 For all who sympathised with the family of Thomas Shaw

Angela Walsh



 Monday         Tom Wheeler                                    Tuesday        Phil Byrne      
Wednesday     Mary Joe & Paddy Bradley                       Thursday     Tommy McQuillen                           
Saturday         Mass at 11.00am in Ratoath Manor Nursing Home

 “We have to let our young people know that their lives are worth living and that they were born for eternal life, not for glamour or guns or sensationalism. They need to be inspired, to have the life of Christ breathed back into them. It is up to us to set an example, not just by doctrinal teaching alone, but by the teaching of our whole lives”       

                                                      (Apostolic Nuncio to the United States, Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano)


“Thanks to baptism, each member of the Church is called to a life of holiness. Holiness is first and foremost God’s gift, not our own achievement. Christ loved the Church, St. Paul tells, and gave himself up for her, to make her holy. In the communion of the Church, each of us has been sanctified by the grace of baptism and is called to grow in this holiness. Whatever state of life, we are called to live our daily lives and to fulfil our various responsibilities in prayerful union with the Lord and our brothers and sisters”       (Pope Francis at the General Audience last Wednesday 19th November)



Thursday next is the feast day of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal.

The Legion of Mary will distribute medals after the 9.45am Mass.


Pilgrimage in the footsteps of Pope Paul V1- recently beatified by Pope Francis, led by

Fr. Gerry MacCormack to the picturesque town of Bellagio at Hotel Splendide on Lake Como,

from August 24th -31st  2015. Early booking offer of €995.00 plus taxes incl of flights, accommodation, meals, and trips when booked by December 1st. Booking with MAP Travel, 36 Upper O’Connell St, Dublin 1. Call 01 878 3111. Enquiries to Kingscourt Parish 042 966 7314


St. Paul's National School Christmas Fair 2014 will be held on Sunday 7th December from

11.00am - 2.30pm in the school - wonderful selection of cakes, gifts, plants, books and refreshments. Children can meet Santa and the Elves in his magical workshop and enjoy face painting. The draw for our Annual Christmas Raffle will also take place! Please come and join us for lots of Christmas fun!"


Ratoath Garden Club will meet in Monday next 24th November in Ratoath Inn at 8.00pm. Speaker is Michael from Rolestown Garden Centre. Topic “Colour in the Garden for Autumn” Plants for sale.

Christmas Gala Night will be Monday 8th December in aid of the Vincent De Paul.



Forever Friends Preschool, Fairyhouse Racecourse now enrolling for September 2015 please telephone Audrey 0868265018 or Paula 0860227605


Institute of Technology, Blanchardstown offer a free CAO Open Evening on Tuesday 25th November 5.00pm to 7.00pm – staff on hand to offer advice on course options, student supports, fees and grants. A chance to see the facilities on campus or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 01 8851530


Ratoath GAA are hosting their main fundraising event of the year " THE KUBE" .For information please contact Paul McCann @ 0879410806 Lotto Results No's drawn were 5, 13,14, winner... €50 winners: Kiera McNamee, Ballivor & Karl Rogers, Ratoath.


Tailteann/Donaghpatrick Heritage Group – Tephi, Queen of Tara, Gibraltar & Teltown – a lecture by Daniel Nolan, will be held in Donaghpatrick Hall, Navan on Thurs, 27th Nov at 8.00pm.  Also a viewing of Spillane an Fánaí.  Teas and refreshments served. Adm €5.


Sage Support and Advocacy Service for Older People needs volunteers to help speak up for older people across all care settings. Sage will provide FETAC training and support.  For more information call 086 183 1428, email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or see


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