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Parish Bulletin 30th August 2015

Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath

30 August 2015

        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. Gerry                   

Eucharistic Adoration every Wednesday from 10.00am to 10.00pm in the church. All welcome.

Congratulations Seren Woodley (Clonkeen), Elisa McCullagh (Mooretown),

Daniel O’Neill (The Old Mill), Hannah Sweeney (Cabinhill), Sarah Cleary (Rathbeggan)

and Morgan & Darragh Larkin (Clonkeen) who were baptised recently.     

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

Next Sunday is a blue offering day.

The National Grandparents pilgrimage takes place on Sunday 13th September to Our Lady's Shrine at Knock.  Blessing of the sick 2.30pm, Mass at 3pm.  Chief Celebrant - Bishop Brendan Leahy, Bishop of Limerick.  Guest Soloist, Fr. Liam Lawton. Everyone welcome.  Children are invited to compose a prayer for their Grandparents and send it to CGA office, Castlebar St, Westport, Co Mayo. All prayers will be blessed during the Mass.  For further information please phone 09824877 or email   This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


                                                       Fr. Gerry off to Rome                                                                                                         Fr. Gerry will begin a sabbatical period in Rome beginning on Monday 7th September.                     Fr. Gerry will spend the first month in the Pontifical North American College (which is close to the Vatican).                                                                                                                                     On 3rd October he will transfer to the Pontifical Irish College where he will reside, while attending a number of course in the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas (Angelicum) for the first semester.                                                                                                                                     In Fr. Gerry absence, Fr. Brendan will be assisted in the parish by Fr. Sylvestre Ndagijimana, a priest for 12 years, who ministers in the Diocese of Orleans, France. During his first three years as a priest, he was parish vicar and parish priest during the last nine years (especially with the youth ministry – high school and college students). 
Fr. Sylvestre (who arrives on the 1st September) will reside in the Parochial House during his time in Ratoath. We warmly welcome him to the parish. 

30 Aug

     Twenty Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

6 Sept

     Twenty Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

7. 7.00pm             

Paul Phillips

7.  7.00pm

Thomas, Kathleen & Martin Madden

& Edward Gannon

9. 9.00am

1  9.00am

Eileen Ferndanes

1 11.00am    

Mary Carey

1  11.00am

Joseph & Mary White

Jack Foley & Matthew Galvin


Padraig Halton

1  12.15pm

Jimmy Ralph (Months Mind)

Pudser Toole

Roger & Elizabeth Corcoran


     Monday       Pat & Minnie Reynolds                              Tuesday      Special Intention    

     Wednesday    Kiva Corr                                                Thursday     Special Intention       

     Friday            For all on the Parish List of the Dead         Saturday      Mass at 11.00am in the Nursing Home

“We ought to be overjoyed that God lives in our souls, and even more so that our souls live in God, for our souls are made to be God’s own residence and the residence of the soul is God, who is uncreated. It is a most profound and wonderful thing to see and realise within ourselves that God, who made us, is living in our souls. It is something even more profound and marvellous to know within ourselves that our souls, which are created, live in the substance of God”                                                                                                      Julian of Norwich


A meeting of the Parish Finance Committee will take place on Monday 31st August at 8.30pm in the Parish Pastoral Centre.

Lough Derg one day retreats on 5th, 6th, 8th, 9th, 12th, 14th, 15th , 19th and 20th September. 

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Scoil Rince Díolún will recommence Irish dance classes for children in The Ratoath Fitness Factory on Tuesdays from 3.30pm-4.30pm and Fridays from 5pm-6pm. They are taught by a fully qualified teacher. For more information please phone: 0861797150.

Dunboyne, Irish Autism Action needs you. If you are over 25 and on a Social Welfare payment for 12 months you may be eligible to join community employment to work (19.5 hours per week) and train as a care assistant.  Enquiries: Siobhán @ 0469071938 Email: 
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  TEL: 01 825 2864

Ratoath Community Centre with the support of LMETB will run the following courses from September - flower arranging, paper crafts, IT Courses (all levels + Ipad) & Sugar Craft.  Participants should be unemployed, stay at home, lone parents, over 55s, schemed workers or others in need of social interaction within the community.  Cost approx. 30 - 50.                                                        Contact Ratoath Community Centre on 01 6895600 for details re dates and cost.

Ratoath ICA will reopen on Tuesday 1st September at 8.00pm, in Ratoath Community Centre. New members welcome.

Ratoath Men’s Shed continues to meet every Tuesday mornings at 11.00am in Ratoath Parish Pastoral Centre. Call in for a chat and Tea. Guest speakers. Tel 087 259 6753 for further details
Ratoath Bridge Club will restart its year on Thursday 3rd September in Ratoath Community Centre at 7.00pm sharp.
Pilates Classes returns Monday 14th September at 10am Ratoath Community Centre.  Phone Nicola on 087 6975207 to book your place.
GAA Lotto: No Jackpot . Number's drawn were 2,14,23,26.  Next week's draw in the Ratoath Inn.
Ratoath Foroige Youth Club. Our club is the current holder of The National Youth Citizenship Award 2015. The Club is for young people run by the members themselves, with the support of adult volunteers. 1st year to 6th year. Great way to make friends, go on trips, have fun at inter county events. Ratoath Scout Den, Tuesday 8th September 8pm - 9.30pm €3.00 per week. We are looking for Adult Volunteers, a great way to get involved in your Community. Training available. For more information contact Breda O'Rourke Regional youth officer 086 6579606 or Roseina Murphy, Club Leader phone 085 8716429.
Dunshaughlin Players are at present meeting and conducting readings for their forthcoming productions at 'Comedy at the Arch' in November. New members are always welcome. For further details please contact 085-8368873 or email 
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Irish Blood Transfusion Service: Monday & Tuesday 14th -15th September Ashbourne House from 4.30pm-8pm


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