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Parish Bulletin 22nd November 2015

Holy Trinity Church,Ratoath

             22nd November 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.

Congratulations to Sadie McDonald (Foxlodge Manor) Grace Thompson (Foxbrook)

Matthew Wallace (Foxlodge Manor) Cian McKenna (Seagrave Hall) Cian Sheridan (The Old Mill)

Ella Reilly (Rathbeggan) and Aisling O’Sullivan (Somerville) who were baptised recently.

Please pray for: James Gerard Keogh RIP (Blanchardstown and Ratoath)who died during the week.

22 Nov

     Feast of Christ the King

29 Nov

Fi   First Sunday of Advent

7. 7.00pm             

Richard King & Bridget Wall;

John & Mary O’Brien; Audrey Kearney;

John McEnroe & deceased members of family

Carmel O’Connor

7.  7.00pm

Ciaran Kilcline

Kathleen & Jim Maguire

Ann & Joe McGovern

9. 9.00am

Paddy Regan

1  9.00am

1 11.00am    

Billy & Kathleen Lynch

1  11.00am

Christy & Patricia Smith

Anna & Frank O’Reilly

Gina Gillespie


John Mulvaney;

Susan Hennessy;

Michael Ryder

1  12.15pm

Joan & Gerry Keating

Joe & Josephine Mc Guinness

Annie & Matt Browne


Wednesday: Phil Byrne                                        Friday:   Joe, Mary, & Paddy Bradley

Saturday: Mass at 11:00 a.m. in Ratoath Manor Nursing Home (for deceased residents)

Prayer of Pope Francis for the Jubilee Year of Mercy

Lord Jesus Christ, you have taught us to be merciful like the heavenly Father,

and have told us that whoever sees you, sees Him. Show us your face and we will be saved!

Your loving gaze freed Zacchaeus and Matthew from being enslaved by money; the adulteress and Magdalene from seeking happiness only in created things; made Peter weep after his betrayal, and assured Paradise to the repentant thief. Let us hear, as if addressed to each one of us, the words that you spoke to the Samaritan woman: “If only you knew the gift of God!”

You are the visible face of the invisible Father, of the God who manifests his power above all by forgiveness and mercy: let the Church be your visible face in the world, its Lord risen and glorified.

You willed that your ministers would also be clothed in weakness in order that they may feel compassion for those in ignorance and error: let everyone who approaches them feel sought after, loved, and forgiven by God.

Send your Spirit and consecrate every one of us with its anointing, so that the Jubilee of Mercy may be a year of grace from the Lord, and your Church, with renewed enthusiasm, may bring good news to the poor, proclaim liberty to captives and the oppressed, and restore sight to the blind.

We ask this of you, Lord Jesus, through the intercession of Mary, Mother of Mercy;

you who live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit forever and ever. Amen.

Ratoath College Anniversary: Congratulations to Ratoath College which celebrates its 10th Anniversary this month. Ad Multos Annos!
Annual Ratoath SVP Christmas collection: will take place on the weekend of 4th/5th December. We will be collecting outside Supervalu , Spar and Centra and all weekend Masses. If anyone needs our help please call 087-9875641 in strictest confidence. 

2016 Vocations Calandar: In order to raise awareness of vocations to the priesthood, the

Diocese of Meath has issued a calendar featuring various aspects of the ministry and life of priests. The calendar costs €5.00. Any profits made through the sale of the calendars will go towards the vocations promotion. Calendars available at the back of the church after Mass or from the parish office.

Ratoath Manor Nursing Home Remembrance Mass: on Saturday 28th November at 11am. All welcome. Refreshments: Tea & Coffee afterwards.

Christmas Concert: Ratoath Children’s Choir at the Venue Theatre on 11th December at 7.30pm

Supporting the Jack & Jill Children’s Foundation and Aoibheann’s Pink Tie. Tickets €10.00. For ticket booking contact Susan 087-0532991


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.
Project Maths Information Seminar for Parents. Experienced Teacher Joe McCormack will provide Information, Advice and all you need to know about the recently new Project Maths course. If you are a Parent of a Secondary School child especially in an Exam class, come to this FREE seminar in the Courtroom (upstairs), Community Centre, Navan on Wednesday 25th November at 8pm. Please bring a pen and paper!
Grounds Maintenance person required in Dunshaughlin for a Community Sports Grounds Facility & Cleaning/Maintenance person required in Ratoath.  These are Community Employment positions where eligibility are generally 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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Cathy Kelly and Lorna Byrne (Authors): have come together for a very special fundraising speaking event which takes place at the National Concert Hall, Dublin on 22nd November. All proceeds will go directly to Unicef Ireland’s Syria Appeal and Irish charities Blue Box and APA. Tickets are from €15 to €25 from the National Concert Hall on or 01 417 0000.
Christmas Craft Fair in aid of Rehab takes place on Sunday 22nd November in the Ardboyne Hotel from 11 to 6. For tables or other information contact Mary at 085-7050775 or 046-9021975 
Dunshaughlin 1916 Commemoration Committee: is seeking material relating to 1916 onwards e.g. household utensils, farm utensils, photos, books, written records and reports etc. to form a Historical Exhibition of Dunshaughlin Parish  called  "Celebrating a Century" planned for April, 2016.    All items will be kept safe and returned afterwards. Contact Roisin Blake 086-8412260 or Patricia Lynch 089-4366800. If you would like to join our committee the next meeting is in Dunshaughlin Pastoral Centre at 8pm on Wednesday 18th November 2015.
Meath Archaeological and Historical Society Lecture: "Meath and the Bruce Invasion of Ireland, 1315” by Professor Sean Duffy (TCD) in the Church of Ireland, Kells on Tuesday 24th November at 7.30pm. All welcome. Inquiries to J. Clancy (tel 01-8259438)
Curragha N.S. Christmas Fair: Sunday November 29th in the hall after 11.30 a.m. mass. Free tea, coffee, biscuits. Come to see Santa; crafts, preserves, monster raffle and much more!

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