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Ratoath Parish Bulletin 22nd May 2016

Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath

               22nd May 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. 

Holy Hour: In the Nursing Home Chapel on Monday and Friday evening at 7.30pm. All welcome

Congratulations to Simon Toole (Curkeen) who was baptised recently.

Congratulations to Nicola Mannering & Sean Harbison who were married during the week.

The anointing of the sick will take place at the 11.00am and 12.15pm Masses thisSunday22nd May.

Cemetery Sunday is next Sunday 29th May beginning with prayers of the dead in the church at 3.00pm followed by rosary and blessing of the graves. We are grateful to all parishioners who have tended to their family plots in recent days in preparation for Cemetery Sunday.                                                       A collection will be held, at the end of the ceremony as you leave, to help with the ongoing upkeep of the cemetery. Apart from the annual costs associated with the skips and cutting of the grass, this year a number of new paths were ungraded and two new seats were added in the centre of the cemetery.

A meeting of the Parish Liturgy Committee will be held on Tuesday 24th May at 8.00pm in the Parish Pastoral Centre.


Pope Francis tweet of the month                                                                                            Christ is our greatest joy; he is always at our side and will never let us down”.                                Follow Pope Francis on Twitter @Pontifex and on Instagram at “Franciscus”.


Lough Derg one day retreats on 22, 23, 28, 29 & 30 May. Booking is essential.
The three day pilgrimage season begins on 1st June. You may begin the pilgrimage on any day between 1st June and 13th August. Pre-booking is not required for the Three Day Pilgrimage. Contact Lough Derg on 071-9861518; email 
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Retreat this Sunday, May 22nd in Trim Parish Centre from10.00am with Holy Mass approx. 5.00pm. All welcome! Organised by the Legion of Mary. Further info. contact Winifred Kavanagh 087 687 2433


22 May

The Feast of the Holy Trinity

29 May

The Feast of Corpus Christi

7.  7.00pm

Mattie McCabe (Months Memory)

Vonnie & Ben Cullen

Padraic O’Malley

Betty Dunne

7.  7.00pm

Pat Naughton

Mark Stanley

1   9.00am    

Andy Hessman

1   9.00am

1  11.00am    

Pa & Julia Donnelly

& deceased members of the family

1  11.00am

Desmond & Julia Toole

Andy & Sean Eiffe

Brian Gahan


Martin Brady (Months Memory)

Bobby Smithers & deceased members 

of the Smithers and Milton families

Patrick & Mary Wall

Jimmy White

1  12.15pm

Maureen Moran

Eileen McDermott

Roseanna Hickey

Aidan O’Brian



  Saturday      Brendan & Eileen Boylan & Enda O’Gorman   (11.00am in the Nursing Home)        

Congratulations to the girls and boys in Rathbeggan National School

who received their First Holy Communion on Saturday

Paul Campbell

Sean Cannon

Jack Casey

Charlie Duffy Dhenain

Coby Dunne

Eoin Feldman

Jack Hobba

Ryan Keane

Dylan Lord

Charlie McCabe

Rian McEntaggart

Harry Moore

Tadhg O’Sullivan

Finn Scally

Lenny Tang

Erin Burke

Eva Casey

Maria Connelly

Eloise Doyle

Robyn Fitzpatrick

Grace Frawley

Sienna Hessman

Leah Lawless

Anna McCormack

Grainne McEnroe

Roisin NiChurraidhin

Joy Osas

Caitlin Reddy

Vivi Tracy


The Annual Knights of St Columbanus St Oliver's Walk, visiting seven beautiful churches in Drogheda, will be held on both Friday May 27thand Saturday May 28th. The Camino style walk starts from Our Lady of Lourdes Church and follows a 3.2km route finishing at St Peter's Church where the National Shrine of St Oliver Plunkett is located. Walkers can complete the walk at their own pace or even over the two days and they will get their Camino style passport stamped at each church.  Full details
Cuan Mhuire Annual Fundraising Hillwalk:   Supporting Families Through the Turmoil of Addiction takes place on Saturday 25th June, encompassing some of Kerry’s most breathtaking sites. Full details on registration, register on-line at or e-mail  
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Camp Veritas is a one week 'play and pray' sleep away summer camp for teens 12 to 18 years old.  This is its second year running in Ireland and it is being held in Maynooth University Campus from the 26th June to July 1st. Cost is 450 dollars with an early bird reduction for early registration.  Volunteers are also needed and can be aged 18 and upwards...(free for volunteers).  Lots of fun and lifelong friendships to be made and a chance to deepen your relationship with Christ Our Lord.       A week not to be missed!!!  For more information and registration log on to

Meath Archaeological and Historical Society visit and talk 'Walking the Dowth Estate' on Sunday, May 29thwith Dr Steve Davis (UCD School of Archaeology). Assemble at rear gate at Dowth Hall at3pm. Dr Davis will talk about the monuments and landscape of Dowth demesne, from earlier prehistory through to the designed landscape. Bring strong shoes/boots. All welcome. Inquiries to J. Clancy, PRO, tel 01 8259438;

Grounds Maintenance persons (2) required for a Ratoath Sports Facility and Ratoath Parish.  
These are Community Employment positions where eligibility is generally confined to persons on an 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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Calling all Art enthusiasts Art Summer Camp to be held from 11th to 15th July in Ratoath Scouts Den. Time: 10.00am -2.00pm Price: €65 per child. Discount available for additional siblings. Please call

Una (primary school teacher) on 0876114982 for more information

Motor Neurone Summer Gala Ball will take place in the Millhouse Slane on Friday 3rd June .  Prosecco reception @ 7.30pm followed by Dinner.  MC on the night will be Ronan Collins of RTE.  Music by Ronan and his band.  Auction and Raffle with great prizes.  Tickets €75.  For booking call

086-3601338 or 0872248503

Navan Memorials:  Headstones erected, cleaned, additional names added, graves maintained before Cemetery Sunday. Contact Patsy on 086 2621223 

GAA Lotto Results  5. 12. 15. 22.  No winner this week. Next week’s draw in the RatoathInn


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