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Parish Bulletin 10 January 2016

Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath

              10 January 2016

        01 8256207


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

Eucharistic Adoration: Wednesdays 10:00 a.m. until10.00 pm

Please pray for Jonathan Comerford whose funeral occurred during the week. May he rest in peace.

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

Parish Pastoral Centre on Wednesday 13th January at 8.00pm

10 Jan

     The Baptism of The Lord

17 Jan

Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

7. 7.00pm             

Mary Lynch
James McCormack

7.  7.00pm

Sean O’Connor (Months Memory)

Tiney Gorman

Carmel O’Connell

9. 9.00am

Cyril Brennan

1  9.00am

Dympna Mills

Catherine Brady

1  11.00am    

John & Brian Brazil; Donal Wells

Lil, Christina, & Christy Nulty, Lily Cullen 

& the deceased members of the family

Gerard Liebrechts 

1  11.00am

Noel Walsh

Tommy & Bridie Dolan & deceased

members of the family

Pat & Mary Reilly


Denis & Una McLoughlin

Declan Hoare

Maura Lyons (Months Memory)

1  12.15pm

Willie Carey

Evelyn Carey Cullen


Monday: For all those who sympathised with the family of Jimmy Ralph

Tuesday:  Special Intention            Thursday:  Special Intention

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

Meath Diocesan Pilgrimage to Rome for the Year of Mercy: August 19th – 27th (including Angelus with Pope Francis, Visits to Vatican, Sistine Chapel, Catacombs, Colosseum, Pantheon, Spanish Steps, Piazza Navona and the Major Basilicas. Day trips to Assisi and Subiaco). Accommodation will be at the Irish College. Reservations: Mullingar Travel @ 044-9340587
Would you consider giving a year or two as an overseas volunteer? Viatores Christi (V.C.) will hold an Information & Recruitment Session at 12:00 noon on Saturday 16th January in 8 New Cabra Road, Phibsboro, Dublin 7. (Tel. 01-8689986 or visit Our Mission partners (largely Irish religious sisters, brothers and sisters and the projects which they have established over the decades) require suitably qualified lay people to consider giving a year or two to share their skills where they are needed most. We are looking for every skills set from carpenters to teacher trainers, social workers and marketing specialists and many others.
Dundalk Institute of Technology - CAO and Course Information Morning: DkIT is hosting a CAO and Course information morning for school leavers, mature students and parents on Saturday 16th January between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. in the Muirhevna Building in DkIT.  DkIT offers courses in areas such as business, humanities, hospitality, engineering, computing, media, music, nursing, health, and science. For more information please visit Tel: 042 9370208 Email:
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Computer, Tablet & Smartphone classes: are now available from Meath Partnership for beginners and improvers in various locations throughout Meath for those aged over 55. IT Training is also being provided for jobseekers who would like to improve their skills and prospects for entering employment. For more information please contact Tatiana or Colin on 046 9280 790

Men’s Shed: Next meeting 19th January in the Parish Centre at 11.00am. New members welcome.
Glee Club January term starts Friday 15th January 6pm-7.30pm in the Ratoath community centre. To enrol a child or for further information please call Danielle on 0852166274 
Grounds Maintenance person required in Ratoath for a Community Sports Grounds Facility & Cleaning/Maintenance person required in Dunshaughlin. Retail Assistant required in Dunshaughlin. 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 087 2626727 or email 
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Ratoath Garden Club wish to thank all who supported their Christmas Flower Arranging Gala in December in aid of the Fr McVerry Trust which raised €1000.00.  
Tennis4Kids is a tennis programme specifically catering for children aged 5-8 years, all our uniquely designed equipment, including racquets and balls, is provided free of charge, even better we aren’t weather dependent ! Check out to find out more or call us today on 
01 8334335.
GAA Lotto results: no’s drawn: 4, 5,11,14 no jackpot winner.
Our gaze on the Holy Family lets us be drawn into the simplicity of the life they led in Nazareth. It is an example that does our families great good, helping them increasingly to become communities of love and reconciliation, in which tenderness, mutual help, and mutual forgiveness is experienced. Let us remember the three key words for living in peace and joy in the family; “may I”, “thank you” and “sorry”. 
In our family , when we are not intrusive and ask “may I”, when we are not selfish and learn to say “thank you”, and when one realizes they have done something wrong and know how to say “sorry; in that family there is peace and joy.
I would also like to encourage families to become aware of the importance they have in the church and in society. The proclamation of the Gospel, in fact first passes through the family to reach the various spheres of daily life.
Let us fervently call upon Mary Most Holy, the mother of Jesus and our Mother and St Joseph her spouse. Let them enlighten, comfort and guide every family in the world, so that they may fulfil with dignity and peace the mission which God has entrusted to them.
                                                                                             Pope Francis, Saint Peter’s Square 
Prayer to the Holy Family
Holy Family of Nazareth, make our family one with you. Help us to be instruments of peace.
Grant that love, strengthened by grace, may prove mightier than all the weaknesses
 and trials through which our families sometimes pass.
May we always have God at the centre of our hearts and homes until we are all 
     one family, happy and at peace in our true home with you.

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