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Parish Bulletin 11th October 2015

Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath

11th October 2015

        01 8256207


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Opening hours for the Parish Office: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday; 9.30a.m.– 4.00p.m.

Eucharistic Adoration every Wednesday from 10.00am – 10.00pm in the parish church.

Please pray for the repose of the souls of: Patrick Corbett, Derekstown, Dunshaughlin (father of Catriona Beggy, St. Oliver’s Park), Elizabeth Gilsenan-Eng, Fortune Way, Ratoath and Fr. Joseph Garvey P.E., (retired parish priest of Curragha) Oliver O’Sullivan (Dublin) brother of Derry O’Sullivan

(Lagore Little) whose funerals took place in recent days.

Congratulations to Barry Nally & Maria Bosman, and to Clare Connolly & Allan Sweeney

who were married during the week. 

A meeting for parents who have children for baptism in the near future will be held in the

Parish Pastoral Centre on Wednesday 14th October at 8.00pm


     Twenty Eight Sunday in Ordinary Time

18 Oct

     Twenty Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time

7. 7.00pm             

Christy Donnelly; Robert Davis

7.  7.00pm

Willie Kissane & Sandra Buttner

Lizzy & John Madden

9. 9.00am

1  9.00am

Maureen Regan

1 11.00am    

Patricia McAuley (Months Memory);

Mary & Peter Moore; Youlanda Kelly;

Joseph McKeown

1  11.00am


Bernard Fitzgerald

Lizzy & John Barron; Stanley Vidler

1  12.15pm

Mella Everard

Aggie Donohue


Wednesday:     Eamonn Kelly            Saturday:   Tom Farrell   ( Nursing Home 11.00am)


Pope Benedict XVI speaks to Boys and Girls of First Holy Communion Class

I remember my First Communion day very well. It was a lovely Sunday in March 1936. It was a sunny day, the church looked very beautiful, there was beautiful music.... There were so many beautiful things that I remember. There were about 30 of us, boys and girls from my little village of no more than 500 inhabitants. But at the centre of my joyful and beautiful memories is this one: I understood that Jesus had entered my heart, he had actually visited me. And with Jesus, God himself was with me. And I realized that this is a gift of love that is truly worth more than all the other things that life can give.

So on that day I was really filled with great joy, because Jesus came to me and I realized that a new stage in my life was beginning, I was 9 years old, and that it was henceforth important to stay faithful to that encounter with Jesus, to that communion. I promised the Lord as best I could: "I always want to stay with you", and I prayed to him, "but above all, stay with me". So I went on living my life like that; (thanks be to God), the Lord has always taken me by the hand and guided me, even in difficult situations. Thus, that day of my First Communion was the beginning of a journey together with Jesus. I hope that for all of you too, the First Communion you receive this year will be the beginning of a lifelong friendship with Jesus, the beginning of a journey together, because in walking with Jesus we do well and life becomes good.

Junior Infants 2016 – St. Paul’s N.S:If you have a child due to begin school in Sept. 2016 and would like to register in St. Paul’s N.S. please phone the office as soon as possible on 01-8257246.

Junior Infants 2016 - Ratoath Junior N.S. If you have a child who is due to begin school in Sept 2016 please submit the: ‘Notification for Enrolment Form’ as soon as possible. The Form is available from the school office or on the school website: If you wish confirm that your child’s name is included on our list please contact the school office at: 01-8256639

First Year 2016 – Ratoath College: The Principal and Deputy Principal of Ratoath College visited the 6th class pupils of our parish schools in recent days regarding enrolment for Ratoath College 2016. They distributed enrolment packs to the pupils. If you are living in the area and your child is not attending one of the local feeder schools (Ratoath Senior/St. Paul’s/Ratbeggan/Curragha), please call to the College for your enrolment application form.

Conference:Laudato Si’ On Care For Our Common Home; Dalgan Park, Navan - November 27th/28th. Speakers include Prof. John Sweeney, Dept. of Geography, NUIM, Fr. Seán McDonagh S.S.C., Fr. Donal Dorr, Kiltegan,  & Eamon Ryan, Green Party. For more info/bookings email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Cost €50 (includes lunch)

Anam Cara: Bereavement Information Evening on Monday 12th of October at 7:30p.m. in the Mullingar Park Hotel. The guest speaker is Carmel Battigan. All Anam Cara Services are free of charge to bereaved parents. Bookings to 
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  or 01- 4045378 before Friday, 9th Oct.
World Youth Day, Krakow: with Pope Francis (July 2016) is a gathering of young Catholics (aged 18-35) from around the world to celebrate their faith. Would you like to travel with the Diocese of Meath for this amazing event, please find information and booking forms @ 
Kingscourt Parish Pilgrimage to Salzberg and Vienna in the footsteps of St. Fergal: September 20th – 26th, 2016. Mass in St. Stephen’s Cathedral, Vienna; Benedictine Abbey, Melk; and at the shrine of St. Fergal, Salzberg. Visits to home of Mozart & Strauss and Sound of Music Tour! Cost €995. For enquiries contact Map Travel (01) 8783111 or 
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Baby Loss Awareness and Remembrance Evening: Oct 15th is International Baby Loss Awareness Day. This year, Ectopic Pregnancy Ireland, The Miscarriage Association of Ireland and Feileacáin have joined together to host a Baby Loss Awareness and Remembrance Evening on Thursday 15th October 2015 from 6.30pm – 9.30pm in The Davenport Hotel, Lower Merrion Street , Dublin. Admission Free. 
Lost and Found: SilverFriendship Pendant found outside Centra; to claim contact parish office.
Meath Partnership are running a certified course in Hospitality in Kells, for Jobseekers 18 to 30 yrs, with work experience included. Starting in November 2015. Contact Robert on  046 928 0790 or email 
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Men’s Shed Quiz Night on 23 October at 8.30pm sharp in the GAA Clubhouse, Brownstown. Table of four €40.00. All welcome. 
GAA Lotto Results 2,5,12, 26. No Jackpot winner. Draw in Ryans next week.
Tattersalls Country House is delighted to announce a very special pop up restaurant evening with Ghai of Ananda, on Friday 16th October. Guests will enjoy a five course Indian menu created specifically for the evening. Book now on 01 886 4300, or log onto.  

Ratoath Bingo: Every Sunday Evening in The Venue 8:00 p.m.


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