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Parish Bulletin 2nd October 2016


Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath


02 October 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



Congratulations to Lucy Woods (Steeplechase Green), Olivia O’Hanlon (Bog Road),


Emily Fahy (Steeplechase Green), Aleyna Tursun (Foxlodge Woods), Julia Bruen (Seagrave Hall)


and Sadhbh Wilson (Peacockstown) who were baptised recently.



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



A meeting of the Board of Management of Ratoath Junior National School will be held in the Parish Pastoral Centre on Monday 3rd October at 7.00pm and the Board of Management meeting of St. Paul’s National School will be held in the school on Tuesday  4thOctober at 7pm and the Board of Management of Rathbegggan National School will meet in the Parish Pastoral Centre on Thursday 6th October at 8.00pm




Next weekend at our Masses we welcome the boys and girls of Sixth Class who will join us a s part of their preparation for Confirmation next May.  At the Masses they will be accompanied by their parents and they boys and girls will present their Confirmation Commitment forms






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













02 Oct

Twenty-Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

09 Oct

Twenty-Eight Sunday in Ordinary Time

7. 7.00pm

May & Tom Clince

James & Mary Murphy

Maurice Brennan

Mary Alice Burke

7.  7.00pm

Aidan Conway

Robert Davis

1   9.00am    

1   9.00

Anthony, Mary Kate & Michael Gaughan

1  11.00am    

Patrick Cowley and deceased members

of the family

Charles & Elizabeth Keogh & deceased members of the family

Kathleen McCormack

1  11.00am

Michael McIntyre


Michael Carey (Months Memory)

& Mae Carey

Ronnie Brannigan

1  12.15pm

Elizabeth Eng

Peter & Mary Moore



Tuesday        Frank Reynolds                                            Wednesday       Philip Reilly    
Friday            For all on the Parish list of the Dead
Saturday        David McKinney: (Mass in the Nursing Home 11.00am ) 



Sr Consilio and Éamonn Meehan receive St Patrick Medal for mercy: Archbishop Eamon Martin said he has been overwhelmed by the stories and examples of goodness, kindness and mercy he has heard about individuals who put the corporal and spiritual works of mercy into practice in their daily lives. Archbishop Eamon invited people to share with him the names and work of individuals putting mercy into practice so that they could be remembered at a special BeMercy Mass of Thanksgiving on Saturday 25th September in Saint Patrick’s Cathedral in Armagh. During the Mass, Mercy nun, Sister Consilio Fitzgerald and Trócaire Director, Éamonn Meehan, received the Saint Patrick’s Medal on behalf of all those who are ‘doing mercy’ in Ireland today.



Quiet Days for Busy People and Digital Detox are part of the Autumn/Winter Faith Renewal Programme at


Many Paths - Retreat for young people (18-40) Explore how God is calling you - marriage, priesthood, single life, religious life? 8th October in Dalgan Park, Navan 9:30am to 5pm. Inspiring talks, Mass, Eucharistic Adoration, testimonies from people walking various Christian paths. Opportunity to speak one to one with priest, sister or one of the team. Cost: donation, includes lunch and tea breaks. Contact Fr. Joe 086 6036506  or Charlotte 087 2126402 or Sr. Úna 090 6481666




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



Junior Infants 2017 – St. Paul’s National School. If you have a child due to start school in September 2017 and would like to register with St. Paul’s please call the office on 01-8257246, by Friday14th October.



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




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



Meath Alzheimer Cafe:  Wednesday 5th October, 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 Seamus Cunningham, a person living with Alzheimers Disease, who will be interviewed by Avril Easton, Project Leader, Dementia Friendly Communities, A.S.I.  Music, tea/coffee and scones.  Admission is free. Contact:  Day Centre at 046-9027007.



Family Carers Ireland is providing the QQI Level 5 Healthcare Support Award training in areas of Meath in October. Modules provided separately one day a week for five weeks from 9.30am to 4.30pm.


One Day topic Specific workshops also available. For info contact our training dept. on 0579370221




                                                Harvest Sunday



Pope Francis on “World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation” on 1st September last.


This Day offers “individual believers and communities a fitting opportunity to reaffirm their personal vocation to be stewards of creation, to thank God for the wonderful handiwork which he has entrusted to our care, and to implore his help for the protection of creation as well as his pardon for the sins committed against the world in which we live.”








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