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Parish Bulletin 25th October 2015

Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath

25th 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.

November is traditionally dedicated as the Month of the Holy Souls when we pray for loved ones who are no longer with us. By a long standing tradition, many people choose to abstain from alcohol or make some other sacrificial act for the benefit of their deceased loved ones and for the souls in purgatory. Many also visit the cemetery daily.  The forms and envelopes for the List of the dead are available at the back of the church. You are requested to complete them and return them to the secure box at the back of the church (during Mass) or return them to the sacristy or to the parish office before All Souls Day (2nd November). Please do not leave them in the church outside of Mass time.

25 Oct

     Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

1st Nov

    Feast of  All Saints

7. 7.00pm             

Patrick McCabe Jr & Patrick McCabe

Edward & Mary Rafferty

Michael & Elizabeth Kavanagh

7.  7.00pm

Sean Glynn

Theresa Berry & Paddy & Mary Cassidy

Desmond Crofton

9. 9.00am

1  9.00am

Alice & Jack Mannering

1 11.00am    

Joe & Masie McCormack

Anne Alford

1  11.00am

Elizabeth Eng (Months Memory)

Jim Simpson

Martin Furlong


Michael Maher

Miriam Browne

1  12.15pm

Seamus Ennis


     Monday (Public Holiday)    Mass at 11.00am in Ratoath Manor Nursing Home

      Saturday                            Mass at 11:00 a.m. in Ratoath Manor Nursing Home

                                          Ecological Citizenship            (Pope Francis Laudato Si)

A change in lifestyle may come to exert a healthy pressure on those holding political, economic and social power. It is what happens when consumer movements can cause you to stop buying certain products and thus become effective in changing the behavior of companies, forcing them to consider the environmental impact and production patterns. It is a fact that, when social habits affect corporate profits, these forces are seen to produce in another way. This reminds us of the social responsibility of consumers. “Buying is always a moral act, as well as economic.”

It is very noble to assume the task of taking care of creation with small daily actions, and it is wonderful that education is able to motivate us to give shape to a way of life. Education for environmental responsibility can encourage various behaviours that have a direct and important effect in caring for the environment, like avoiding the use of plastic or paper, reducing water consumption, waste separation, only cooking what you can eat reasonably, handling with care other living beings, using public transport or sharing the same vehicle between several people, planting trees, turning off unnecessary lights etc.

All this is part of a generous and dignified creativity, showing the best of the human being. Re-using something instead of discarding it quickly, starting from deep motivations, can be an act of love that expresses our dignity. One should not think that these efforts will not change the world. These actions spread good in a society that always produces fruits beyond what we can see, because they cause within this land a benefit that tends to spread, sometimes invisibly. Moreover, the exercise of such behaviour gives us a sense of our dignity, leads to greater existential depth, allows us to experience that it is worth going through this world.

Hospital Visits: If you are aware of a parishioner who is in hospital and who wishes to receive a pastoral visit from Fr. Brendan please ring Maureen in the Parish Office.

Being a priest in the Diocese of Meath: The “Navigatio” Programme is a discernment programme for men considering a vocation to the priesthood in the Diocese of Meath. The next meeting takes place in St Mary's Church, Navan (St Anne's Chapel entrance on Trimgate Street side) on Sunday 25th October at 4pm. The theme of this programme is 'putting out into the deep', exploring the plan God has for us in life. For more information contact Fr. Joe 086 6035606 or Fr. Shane 057 9322244 

Bingo Cancelled: Please note, there will be no Bingo on Sunday1st November in Ratoath Community Centre.

Ratoath GAA Lotto Draw: Numbers 4, 6, 9, 15. No Jackpot Winner. Next week - €8,000 jackpot. Draw in The Auld Stand.
Grounds Maintenance person required in Ratoath & Dunshaughlin: for a Community Sports Grounds Facility & Cleaning/Maintenance person required in Ratoath.  These are Community Employment positions where eligibility is confined to persons on Irish Social Welfare payment for one year or more and over 25 years old.  For further information please contact Dunboyne Community Employment on 01-8252864 or email 
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Tennis 4Kids is here to give your child the best exercise-filled mid-term yet. We will be running  our popular Halloween Camp at the end of October. Tuesday 27th October to Friday 30th October. Venue: Curragha Tennis Club. Ages: 5-12 Times: 9.30-1.00 pm Cost: €85 Family Discount: 2nd child €80 and 3rd child €70.
Dunshaughlin players are gearing up for their winter production of "Comedy at the Arch" at O'Brien's bar Dunshaughlin. The production will consist of various comedy sketches written by some of their own members. Shows will take place over two weekends:12-14 of November 
And  19-21st of November 2015 at 8.00pm
Ratoath Scout Troop are hosting a Halloween theme disco on Friday 30th October in our Scout Den. 6-9 years olds from 6 pm until 7:30 p.m. and 9-12 year olds from 8 pm until 9:30 pm Admission is €3. Tuck shop on site. Enquires please contact 
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Ratoath Garden Club will meet on Monday 26th October in Ratoath Inn at 8.00pm. Speaker will be John McAlinden. Topic this month will be “Caring for the Autumn Garden and Preparing for winter” All welcome.
Meath Archaeological and Historical Society talk on "The Great Irish Famine" by Dr Ciarán Reilly (NUIM) at St Columban's College, Dalgan Park (outside Navan) Thursday 29th October at 7.30pmAll welcome. Inquiries contact J. Clancy (tel 01 8259438) or see website
Ratoath Men’s Shed would like to thank all who so generously supported their recent church gate collection which came to €947.50. 
The Miscarriage Association of Ireland: are holding their Annual Service of Remembrance on Sunday 8th November 2015 at 3pm in St. Teresa's Church, Donore Avenue (off South Circular Road), Dublin 8.
Irish Wheelchair Association Meath Branch: launches their national fundraising “Angel Campaign” at various locations in Meath on 5th and 6th of November. Please support our fundraising efforts by volunteering your time over the two national collection days or simply by purchasing one of our Angel products. For more info contact Sean on 087-6264709.

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