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Parish Bulletin 1st November 2015

Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath

1st November 2015

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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.

Congratulations to Kyle Francisco (Steeplechase Green) Nela Mlynska (Ashbourne)

Poppy Phelan (Jamestown Park) Mia Deasy (Steeplechase Green) Kayleigh Malone (St Olivers’ Park)                  

Ruby Guy (Fairyhouse Road) who were baptised recently

Congratulations to Elaine Fitzpatrick and Liam O’Rourke who were married during the week

The Liturgy Committee will meet on Monday 2nd November at 7.45pm in the Parish Pastoral Centre.

Please pray for Eileen Fitzmaurice (Foxlodge Manor) who died during the week. May she rest in peace.

The Sick and Housebound will be attended in their homes on Thursday and Friday this week

Envelope Collection for weekend 18th & 25th October €1405.56. Many thanks for your continued support

Prayer for All Souls Day

Lord God

Whose days are without end and those mercies beyond counting, keep us mindful that

life is short and the hour of death unknown.

Let your spirit guide our steps on earth in the ways of holiness and justice,

that we may serve you in union with the whole Church,

sure in faith, strong in hope, perfect in love.

And when our earthly journey is ended, lead us rejoicing into your kingdom,

where you live forever and ever. Amen

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 envelopes in the church outside of Mass time.

01 Nov

     All Saints Day

08 Nov

   Thirty Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

7. 7.00pm             

Sean Glynn

Theresa Berry & Paddy & Mary Cassidy

7.  7.00pm

Frank & Mary Gorman

Frankie Gorman

9. 9.00am

Alice & Jack Mannering

1  9.00am

1 11.00am    

Elizabeth Eng (Months Memory)

Jim Simpson

Martin Furlong

1  11.00am

John McCarthy

Patrick, Bridget, Nancy & Pat Mulvaney


Seamus Ennis

1  12.15pm

Remembrance of those whose funerals occurred over the course of the last year.


     Monday         (All Souls Day) Mass at 9:45am & 7:00pm in the Parish Church

      Wednesday    John O’Neill    

    Friday            For all on the Parish List of the Dead

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

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.

Alzheimers Café will take place on Wednesday November 4th, from 7 p.m. until 9 pm at the Pastoral Centre, Dunshaughlin, with information, tea and scones, music and chat. All those experiencing dementia, their families and carers are welcome.

Dunshaughlin Players: are preparing 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: 12th-14th and 19th – 21st of November at 8.00pm
Ratoath GAA Lotto: No winner of €8k jackpot. Numbers drawn were 4,6,12 & 22.
Music in Dalgan Park: Billy O’ Brien plays works by Chopin, Ravel, Barber and Albeniz in St. Columban’s Dalgan Park, Navan, 3:00 p.m. Sunday 15th November. Admission: €15, Students: €5.
St Columban: Sunday 1st November on RTE Radio 1 at 7.00pm Mary Mc Aleese in conversation with Dr Alexandra O Hara and Fr. Sean McDonagh S.S.C., followed by a play on St Columban by Kerry Hardie entitled To Find a Heathen Place and Sound a Bell
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.
Ratoath Bingo: Every Sunday Evening in The Venue at 8:00 p.m.
Barnardos: is seeking adults aged 55 years and older with life experience and a love of reading to assist with a volunteer reading programme for primary schools based in Finglas, Dublin 11.  Volunteers will provide one-to-one reading sessions to children in 1st and 2nd class who need some additional assistance with their reading (2 or 3 times a week during primary school hours). For more information or to register your interest in this programme please contact Suzanne Connolly, Barnardos Volunteer Service, on 01-7080431 or email 
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Carers Association Meath Branch: is now based in The Convent Community Centre, Kildalkey Road, Athboy, Co. Meath. Office Administrator: Terri McNally 086-3890528. Office Hours are Mon – Fri; 9.30 a.m. - 1.30 p.m. Family Carer Support Officer: Tracey Brennan 086-3886970 available Tuesday/Wednesday 9.30 a.m. - 5.30 p.m. Friday 9.30 a.m. – 4.00 pm.
Reflection for All Saints Day
We can often get side-tracked by canonised saints and forget the saints that we, ourselves have known. These were people who did the ordinary extraordinarily well; who brought us untold joy by simply being, caring, loving; by lives poured out in the service of others. They were people who loved life, who made us laugh and laughed themselves till their sides hurt; who affirmed us and others; who built up rather that tore down; they also thought of the world as essentially a good place and rejoiced in it, while being fully aware of their own  shortcomings. Thomas Merton once wrote: “For me, to be a saint is to be myself”.
                                                                   Prof. Salvador Ryan, St Patrick’s College, Maynooth


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