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Parish Bulletin 31st January 2016

Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath

              31 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: Every Wednesday 10:00 a.m. until10.00 pm. All welcome.

Legion of Mary: Each Monday at 7.00pm in the Pastoral Centre. Further information: 086 083 9295

Please pray for Tony Lawlor (Somerville) and Mary Brazil (Porterstown Lane) and Noel Sheridan (Kilcock and formally of Baltrasna) brother of Ann McAuley (Rathbeggan) whodied during the week.May they rest in peace.

A meeting of the Parish Finance Committee will be held in the Parish Pastoral Centre on Monday

1st February at 8.30pm

A meeting of the Parish Liturgy Committee will be held in the Parish Pastoral Centre on Tuesday 2nd February at 8.00pm

There will be a Board of Management meeting in St. Paul’s National School, Ratoath on Wednesday 3rd February at 6.30pm.

This weekend we welcome the boys and girls in Sixth Class who are preparing to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation in April. We welcome them with their parents.

Next weekend it will be the turn of the boys and girls of Second Class to come to Mass as part of their “Do This in Memory of Me” programme in preparation for the Sacraments of Confession and Holy Communion. We welcome them with their parents.

Monday is the Feast of St. Brigid and Tuesday is the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord.

Wednesday is the Feast of St. Blaise: the blessing of throats will take place after the 9.45am morning Mass.

The sick and the housebound will be attended to in their homes on Thursday and Friday

31  Jan

      Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

7 Feb

Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

7. 7.00pm             

John Redmond

& Seamus Murphy

7.  7.00pm

John & Christine O’Connor

Tom, Catherine & Tommy McLoughlin

Michael Caffrey & Joe Gorman

9.  9.00am

Pud O’Neill; Ita Doran;

Michael, Elizabeth & John Mulvaney

1   9.00am

Eugene & Ronnie Brannigan

1  11.00am    

1  11.00am

Michael & Bridget Carey


Juliette Deheane (Months Memory)

& Luc Deheane; Martin Kerrigan;

Pauline Lynch & deceased members of the family; Michael & John Flinter & deceased family members

1  12.15pm

Thomas Everard

Michael Eiffe

Patrick & Masie Kennedy

Fergus Haverty


    Monday         Douglas & Gretta Pykett & Elizabeth & Tim Lowther & Christina Wyms

    Tuesday        Margaret Rafter & Special Intention

Friday           Mass for all those on the Parish List of the Dead                                                             Saturday      11:00am Ratoath Manor Nursing Home      Special Intention

The Navigatio Programme – vocation discernment – on this Sunday in St. Mary’s, Navan at 4.00pm.

A Mass of Remembrance will be held on Wednesday 3rd February at 2.30 pm in St. Loman's Hospital Chapel, Mullingar, in memory of deceased patients and people buried in St. Loman's Hospital Cemetery from 1907 to 1970.  All are welcome

31st January to 6th February: Catholic Schools Week 2016 invites all involved in Catholic education to examine what we understand by mercy and how we live out the call to be merciful.  This takes places in the context of the Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy, which commenced on 8th December last. We are called to self-reflect and remind all members of the school community of the founding values. In other words, education is never simply about transmitting simple facts. Catholic Schools Week offers schools an opportunity to celebrate their identity as Catholic educational bodies.  

International Eucharistic Congress in Cebu. You can follow liturgies and talks from the International Eucharistic Congress currently underway in The Philippines online at

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

World Youth Day Krakow, Poland 2016! WYD is a gathering of young Catholics from around the world with Pope Francis. It is for young people (18-35) who wish to deepen, share and celebrate their faith. From18thJuly to 2nd August the youth of the Diocese of Meath will be participating in this amazing event. Please find information and booking forms available

Knock Shrine is holding a one-day retreat, called ‘Quiet Days for Busy People’, on February 6th. The day focus is on prayer with Scripture, reflection and spiritual renewal. It is an ideal day for individuals or small, parish groups. Retreat costs €30 and includes lunch at Knock House Hotel. Registration at 9.45am. The retreat will be repeated on March 5th. Booking required. Telephone (094) 93 88100 or email  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Visit for more information.

Young Adult Retreat for Lent: 12th-14th February (Fri eve - Sun afternoon) at Mt St Joseph Abbey Roscrea. Time apart at the start of Lent in this year of Mercy. An opportunity to pass through the Door of Mercy at the Abbey and experience the healing Christ in the sacraments, Peace and joy in the company of other young adults, Inspiring talks. Cost: Donation ( full board, own room).                   Contact: Sr Úna 090 6481666.  Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Marriage Encounter Weekend: Enrich your communication, rekindle romance, deepen your love and discover the rich spirituality of your marriage. The next Weekend will be at The Creggan Court Hotel, Athlone from 26th to 28thFeb. For more info. and /or to book, visit  or call 087-784 0408 for a brochure.

Meath Alzheimer Cafe:  Wednesday 3rd February from 7.00 - 9.00 p.m. in The Pastoral Centre, Dunshaughlin.  All families/carers and loved ones living with Alzheimer's Disease/Dementia are welcome to attend.  Guest speaker is Dr. Michelle Kelly, Behavioural Psychologist who will speak on 'Lifestyle Interventions for Brain Health'. Music, tea/coffee and scones.  Admission is free. Contact:  Day Centre at 046-9027007.

David Parks Concert on 12th February in St Joseph’s Chapel, Park Street, Monaghan.                 Admission €10.00. Contact Marion 087 2317 20 
GAA Lotto results: No's drawn: 7,11,16,19 No jackpot winner. €50 winners 


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