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Parish Bulletin 25th September 2016


Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath


25 September 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



Envelope Collection for the week ending 11th & 18th September €1,373.80


Many thanks for your continued support and generosity.



This weekend at our Masses we welcome the boys and girls of Second Class who will join us as part of their preparation for their First Confessions and First Communion next year. They will be accompanied by their parents as part of the “Do This In Memory of Me” programme. 






The Parish Choir. New members welcome. We rehearse on Tuesday nights at 8.15pm in the Parish Pastoral Centre and sing at the 12.15pm Mass on Sundays.



Parish Youth Choir: New members welcome. Rehearse on Monday nights at 7.30pm – 9.00pm in the Parish Pastoral Centre. Contact the Parish Office.



Parishioners who are interested in becoming readers or Eucharistic Ministers should contact


Fr. Gerry or Fr Brendan or call the parish office.



Holy Door of Mercy: Follow the Path of Mercy and pass through the Holy Door in St. Mary's Church, Navan on the First Friday of October( 7th), beginning with Confessions at 7.30pm, Holy Mass at 8.30pm followed by light refreshments at 9.15pm. The parish shop will be open. For further information visit  A bus will be available for this special celebration, leaving Ratoath Church at 6.45pm. To book a seat on the bus please contact Mary Hannigan 086 083 9295




Pilgrimage to the Holy Land: Under the leadership of Sr. Consilio Rock and Frs. Gerry McCormack & Dwayne Gavin:  Easter Tuesday 18 – Wednesday 26 April 2017. Price:  €1,559.00 per person sharing. Information and booking form from Map Travel: 36 Upper O’Connell Street, Dublin 1. (Entrance on Parnell Street). Tel: 01-8783116  Fax: 01-8783117  E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it   web



In aid of Brain Cancer Research – in memory of Paddy Holton, the Holton family are attempting to set a new world record for the most siblings ploughing simultaneously on Sunday 2nd October at 1.00pm in Kilglass, Broadford, Co. Kildare. Entry free.












25 Sept

Twenty-Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

2 Oct

Twenty-Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

7. 7.00pm

Peter Murray

7.  7.00pm

May & Tom Clince

James & Mary Murphy

Maurice Brennan

1   9.00am    

Oliver Doran (Month’s Memory)

1   900am

1  11.00am    

Charlie McCarthy

1  11.00am

Patrick Cowley and deceased members

of the family

Charles & Elizabeth Keogh & deceased members of the family


John Grogan

Paddy McDermott

1  12.15pm

Michael Carey (Months Memory)

& Mae Carey

Ronnie Brannigan



   Monday            Matthew & Molly Duffy                       Saturday       Mass in the Nursing 11.00am  


Pope Francis at the General Audience on Wednesday last 21st September



Dear Brothers and Sisters: In our Gospel passage this morning, we are reminded of our call to be merciful even as our heavenly Father is merciful (cf.Lk6:36). When we look at salvation history, we see that God’s whole revelation is his untiring love for humanity which culminates in Jesus’ death on the Cross. So great a love can be expressed only by God. Jesus’ call to humanity to be as merciful as the Father, however, is not a question of quantity. Instead it is a summons to besigns,channelsandwitnesses to his mercy. This is the Church’s mission, to be God’s sacrament of mercy in every place and time. As Christians, therefore, God asks us to be his witnesses, first by opening our own hearts to his divine mercy, and then by sharing that mercy towards all people, especially those who suffer. In this way, our works of mercy and charity will offer to the world a glimpse of the face of Christ. In the Gospel, Jesus explains that we especially show the Father’s mercy when wepardonone another, for we express the free gift of God’s love, and help one another on the way of conversion. Jesus invites us also togivefreely, for all we have has been freely given to us by God, and we will receive only in the measure that we freely give to others. Merciful love is the only path, for by it we are able to make known the Father’s mercy that has no end.





GROW is a national community based organisation providing support and education around emotional and mental wellbeing.  Your local community based support meeting are in Ratoath: Tuesdays 7pm."As you like it" Caffe, The Venue Community Centre and in Dunboyne: Thursdays 10am. The Parish Centre, Maynooth Rd. For further information contact Mary on 086-0201718.


Grow information line 1890474474



Part time volunteers required for St. Vincent de Paul shop in Dunshaughlin. Opening Hours – Tuesday to Saturday 10.00am to 3.30pm. Call 087-9875641 for more details.



Ratoath  Garden Club will meet on Monday 26th September at 8.00pm in The Ratoath Inn.


All Welcome. 



Phoenix-Tara Toastmasters' Club will hold an Open Night in Dunboyne Castle Hotel on Monday September 26th at 8.00pm Visitors welcome. "Become a more confident Speaker and Leader"



Ratoath ICA Cake Sale in the Community Centre Sunday 25th September aid of Tidy Towns Committee.



Meath Archaeological and Historical Society lecture: “The Irish Harp and the Formation of Irish Identity” by Dr Mary Louise O'Donnell (University of Limerick). Community Hall, Nobber - 3.00pm on Sunday 2nd October. All welcome. Inquiries to J. Clancy, PRO, tel 01 8259438;



Talks on Nutrition, Parenting and Homeopathy for Sept/Oct/Nov in the Pastoral Centre, Dunshaughlin, on Thursday Nights at 7:15pm, €13 per night and to reserve a place contact Edel on 085-7474590



Failte Isteach begins in Ashbourne Library on Wednesday 10am-12pm and Thursday 7.15pm to 8.30pm. They are free conversational English classes for adults of all levels. Volunteer tutors also needed. Contact Patricia 0894366800 




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