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Parish Bulletin 13 September 2015

Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath

13 September 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. Brendan 

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

                            Did you ever think of becoming a priest?
People who feel that God may be calling them to the priesthood sometimes dismiss it, put it off or ignore it altogether. Many have a only vague idea of what the priesthood is about and what priests do. It is a life worth living! The Church needs priests: if God has called you, he has a plan for you and you are not alone. If you would like to find out more about serving God as a priest in the Diocese of Meath, please join us on the Sunday September 27th in St Mary's Church, Navan, at 4pm.                  No commitment or cost involved. For more information contact Fr Shane (Tullamore) 087  9774896    or Fr Joe (Drogheda) 086 603 6506 or like our page on Facebook: Meath Diocese Vocations.


                          Meath   Pilgrimage to Lourdes 12-17 September 2015

The annual Diocesan Pilgimage to Lourdes takes place from 12-17 September. Bishop Smith will lead the pilgrimage of over 800 people answering the invitation of Our Lady to “come in procession”.

Many of the pilgrims to Lourdes carry the cross of sickness and 200 of our pilgrims will stay in the Accueil Notre Dame Hospital. They will be cared for by a group of over 200 volunteer staff, Nurses, Brancardiers, Doctors, Handmaids & Chaplains.

The pilgrims bring with them the hopes and prayers, the pains and joys from the people of the whole Diocese. At the end of the Pilgrimage a large candle will be left burning at the Grotto which gathers all our prayers. During these days of Pilgrimage all the people of our Diocese, whether at home or in Lourdes will be part of the great movement of prayer under the protection of Our Lady of Lourdes.

13 Sept

     Twenty Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

20 Sept

     Twenty Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

7. 7.00pm             

Roddy O’Neill (Months Memory)

Nan Cahill

& James, Rose, & Peter Brennan

7.  7.00pm

Anne Murphy

Liam Woods

Peter Murray

9. 9.00am

John & Mary Mooney

Larry & Mary Mooney

Kathleen Gunn

1  9.00am

1 11.00am    

Carmel & Edward McAuley

1  11.00am

James & Peggy Farrell


Patrick & Alice Beggy

Deceased members of the Oakley family

Joe Keogh (Cabra)

1  12.15pm

Grace Jordan

Vincent Donnelly


     Monday      Special Intention       Wednesday    Helen Warren          

     Thursday    Willie Cerlin; Kathleen, James & Rita Cusack

     Saturday     Mass at 11.00am (in the Nursing Home)      

The Alzheimer's Cafe will take place in the Pastoral Centre, Dunshaughlin, on Monday, September 14th, from 2 to 4pm. All those suffering from Dementia, their families and carers are welcome.
Legion of Mary Pilgrimage to Knock on Sunday 27th September. A bus will leave Ashbourne Church at 8.00am, Ratoath Church at 8.15am, Dunshaughlin Church at 8.30am and Dunboyne Church at 8.45am. To book a seat, please contact Ray Heffernan 087 263 0166 (Ashbourne), May Tuite 087 133 4872 (Ratoath & Dunshaughlin), or Peggy Thornton 087 784 6455 (Dunboyne)


The parish choir has resumed rehearsals after the Summer recess in the Parish Pastoral Centre. Rehearsals are on every Tuesday and the choir sings at the 12.15pm Mass on Sunday. If you are interested in joining the choir, you are most welcome to join the rehearsals any Tuesday evening.

Pastoral Liturgy and Ministry Course begins on 21st September Mondays and Tuesdays 10am to 12 noon and 2pm to 4pm in St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth. 
For information phone 01-7083478; email 
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                                    National Eucharistic Congress on 26th & 27th September
Parishioners are invited to participate in a National Eucharistic Congress which will take place in Knock on Saturday 26th & Sunday 27th September. The theme is ‘Christ, Our Hope’. The theme anticipates that of the 51st International Eucharistic Congress which will take place in Cebu in the Philippines from 24th – 31st January 2016. The National Eucharistic Congress will serve as spiritual preparation for the 51st  International Eucharistic Congress and will have a particular focus on Marriage and the Family. 
The Congress programme of events includes over 40 workshops, a programme for children and youth, perpetual adoration, the Sacrament of Reconciliation, Liturgy of the Hours and a concert of praise and worship. There is no need to pre-book for the Congress. For more information on the programme please see All are welcome. 

Scoil Rince Díolún; in the Ratoath Fitness Factory on Tuesdays from 3.30pm-4.30pm and Fridays from 5pm-6pm. Fully qualified teacher. Please phone: 086-1797150.

Pilates Classes returns Monday 14th September at 10am Ratoath Community Centre.  Phone Nicola on 087 6975207 to book your place.
Irish Autism Action (Dunboyne) 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 at 0469071938 Email: 
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  TEL: 01 825 2864

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
Emmaus is looking for suitably qualified people to cover the following temporary positions for the next three months: Chef/Dining Room Staff/Housekeeping Staff. The positions are part time and are over a 7 day period. We offer flexible hours, meals on duty and staff car parking. EU Nationals and those with valid work visas need apply. You must be available to start immediately. Ring Margaret on 8700050 to arrange interview or e mail CV detailing experience to date To 
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ALOHA Mental Arithmetic is holding an open evening in the Rathoath Community Centre on Thursday the 10th of September from 5pm to 8pm. Classes start 14th September Monday and Wednesday 3.30pm-4.30pm for children 5-13years of age
Irish Blood Transfusion Service: Monday & Tuesday 14th -15th September Ashbourne House from 4.30pm-8pm
Ratoath Parent & Toddler Group meet every Thursday morning from 10am in Ratoath Community Centre. Bring your little ones along to join in the fun and interact with other toddlers.  For more information contact Tara on  087/ 7775587 or the Community Centre 01/6895600"

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