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Parish Bulletin 21 August 2016


Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath


21 August 16


        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 am. until 10.00 pm. All welcome. 



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


Legion of Mary Meetings are held in Ratoath Parish Centre on Mondays at 7.00pm. New members are very welcome.


Congratulations to Hannah & Eoin O’Keeffe (Steeplechase Green), Lara Sheridan (The Old Mill), Mackenzie Donohoe (St Olivers Park), Willem van den Burg (Steeplechase Green) and


Aoibhinn Hughes (Castleknock) who were baptised recently.



Standing Orders for July €3,203.50


Many thanks for your continued support and generosity.




Study Liturgy at the National Centre for Liturgy St Patrick’s College, Maynooth, Co. Kildare. 
The courses Diploma, Higher Diploma and Masters provide training for those who wish to prepare for parish ministry, and who may be called upon to undertake roles of leadership and training in various pastoral contexts. visit:



Navan Toastmasters Public speaking club invite you to join them on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of every month starting September 7th in the Ardboyne Hotel, Navan at 8:00pm sharp
Grow Community Education Programme in the Parish Centre, Maynooth Road, Dunboyne beginning on Tuesday 23rd August at 7.30pm. The “Wrap” programme; wellness, recovery action plan. Presented by Rose Marie Murphy (Ass. Dir. Of Nursing Louth/ Meath Mental Health Services) Free of charge – all welcome. For information contact Mary on 08-0201718






21 Aug

Twenty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time

28 Aug

Twenty- Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

7. 7.00pm

Katherine, Patrick, John, Noel, George

& Ann Cowley

James & Patricia Reilly

Fergal Ronan

Dick O’Brien & deceased members

of the family

7.  7.00pm

Val Murrihy

Johnnie Staunton

Jack & Ellen Staunton

1   9.00am    

Jacqueline Mannering

1   9.00am

1  11.00am    

Des Kelly (Months Memory)

Margaret Cahill

Deceased members of the O’Neill

family (Coldwinter)

1  11.00am

Mary Carey

Molly Talty


Paddy White

1  12.15pm

Padraig Halton

Paul & Margaret McGarry



Wednesday   Pat McFelly          Thursday      Special Intention         Friday  William Walsh                             
Saturday     No Morning Mass 
Through The Narrow Door              Reflection on this Sunday’s gospel 
The way to happiness is through the narrow door.
This is the happiness-way of Jesus.
We may think the way to happiness is to try everything 
and find happiness through a variety 
of experiences-or to possess as much as we can, 
and try to find happiness through wealth, 
or build up acquaintances with people of the right connections 
and find happiness in our circle of contacts
-and Jesus talks about the narrow door, and people who are last being first.
He seems to find happiness 
in the way he treated people with acceptance 
and love, and with giving his life for them.
That’s the sort of happiness he means: 
the happiness coming from commitment to children and family, 
to those in our care, making the best of failures, 
finding spaces and times for prayer 
when we know deep-down joy and peace of soul
this is the happiness of God, and this is salvation.
The door to happiness is narrow but its foundations are deep; 
the door will allow us through and we can bring in with us
to the dwelling of God our goodness and generosity, our prayer and our poverty. 
And enter with hands open to receive the gift
of the joy and happiness of the followers of Jesus.                           (Donal Neary S.J.)
Family Carers Ireland is providing the QQ1 Level 5 Healthcare Award in September based on demand. This qualification is for employment in Nursing Homes, Hospitals and as homecare workers. To express an interest kindly contact 0579370221
Healthcare vacancies in Co. Meath: Are you over 21 and on a social welfare payment for 12 months? You may be eligible to join Community Employment to work (19.5 hours per week) and train as a care assistant with Navan EDP CLG. Enquiries: Siobhan @0469071938/0863470263
Archaeologist, lecturer and author, Dr. James Lyttleton of Maynooth University will conduct a walking tour in Cruicetown Cemetery, Nobber on Tuesday 23rd August at 7.30pm. 
The subject of the tour is “The Archaeology of Medieval Cruicetown.
Situation Vacant: Sports Development Officer required for Dunboyne Athletic Club, Dunboyne
This is a Community Employment position where eligibility is generally confined to persons on an Irish Social Welfare payment for one year or more and over 25 years old.  Please contact Dunboyne Community Employment on 01-8252864 or 087-2626727 or email 
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Community Employment vacancies with Navan EDP CLG: One maintenance and one cleaner position in Navan (eligibility over 25 years and on a social welfare payment for 12 months) and
care assistants (eligibility over 21 and on a social welfare payment for 12 months). 
Enquiries: Siobhan on 0469071938/0863470263

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