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Parish Bulletin 9th October 2016


Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath


9 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 Juliet McCabe (Foxlodge Manor) and Noah Henry (Meadowbank Hill)                     who were baptised recently.



A meeting for parents who have children for baptism in the near future will be held in the


Parish Pastoral Centre on Wednesday next 12th October at 8.00pm




This weekend at our Masses we welcome the boys and girls of Sixth Class who join us as 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.



Envelope Collection for the week ending 25th September & 2nd October €1,477.86


Many thanks for our continued support and generosity



Junior Infants 2017 – St. Paul’s N. S. 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.



The Principal and Deputy Principal of Ratoath College visited the students of 6th class this week


(3rd October) in the four local feeder schools regarding enrolment for Ratoath College 2017.


(Ratoath Senior National School, St Pauls, Rathbeggan National School and Curragha National School).               If you have not already contacted Ratoath College and you are living in the area and your child is not attending one of the local feeder schools, please call to the college for your enrolment application form.



The Story of Love – concert on Saturday 15th & Sunday 16th October at 8.00pm, Knock Basilica.


For details visit




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 085-747459                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   












09 Oct

Twenty-Eight Sunday in Ordinary Time

16 Oct

Twenty-Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time

7. 7.00pm

Aidan Conway

Robert Davis

7.  7.00pm

Christopher Donnelly

Lizzie & John Madden

Willie Kissane & Sandra Buttner

1   9.00am    

Anthony, Mary Kate, & Michael Gaughan

1   9.00

Maureen Regan

1  11.00am    

Michael McIntyre

Tom Wheeler

1  11.00am

Bridget & Sean Slattery

Jack & Kathy Nulty

Thomas & Maria Nulty

Youlanda Kelly


Elizabeth Eng

Pater & Mary Moore

1  12.15pm

Mella Everard

Aggie Donohue



Monday        Special Intention                                 Tuesday      Aidan Keogh  & Special Intention                                                     Wednesday  Special Intention                                   Thursday      Youlanda Kelly & Special Intention      Friday           Donal Wells                                         Saturday       Mass in the Nursing Home11.00am 
Facts on the response of Catholic agencies to the Iraqi-Syrian 
humanitarian crisis 2015-2016
           The following facts were circulated at this week’s meeting of the Irish Bishops’ Conference 


      There are 44 Catholic aid agencies, 16 Dioceses and 13 Religious Institutes working in the crisis zone


      These Catholic entities include 4,114 field staff and 8,334 volunteers

     4.65 million people benefitted from the Catholic response in 2015 and 4.59 million beneficiaries so far this year

     The Church mobilized US$ 207 million in 2015 and US$ 196 million so far this year

     There are currently more than 13.5 million people in need of assistance in Syria and more than 10 million in Iraq. In Syria there are 8.7 internally displaced persons, and more than 3.4 million in Iraq, and there are 4.8 million Syrian refugees in all the area of the Middle East, especially in Turkey, Libya and Jordan.




The Irish Bishops reflected on the shocking upsurge in violence in the Syrian city of Aleppo and noted the debate which took place in Dáil Éireann concerning this human catastrophe.  Trócaire, the Bishops’ Conference overseas aid agency, is responding to the violence in Aleppo where the approximately 200,000 people living in the eastern half of the city have come under relentless attack.


The Bishops echoed the call of Pope Francis who has said, “I appeal to the consciences of those responsible for the bombing that they must give a reckoning to God.”  They discussed with great concern the high level of violence in Aleppo, in particular the deliberate targeting of civilian areas, including hospitals, where many people have been killed. 


Bishops prayed for a political solution to this war and for all the people of Syria that their suffering will soon be at an end and they can begin to rebuild their country.





Sundowners is a short play about 4 residents of a nursing home. It appears to be a nice, quiet, well run home where all residents are safe & happy. But is this the case? Apparently, these residents take the law in to their own hands when a new client arrives with an annoying habit...October 14th & 15th Arch bar Dunshaughlin, 8pm. Tickets 086-2441973



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




Healthcare Assistants required for Homecare in the Ashbourne/Ratoath Area,  please contact Home instead Senior Care on 046 9483338 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it



Anam Cara, the organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding its next monthly Parent Evening on Wednesday 19th October from 19:30 to 21:00 in B.A.S.E, Brackenstown Road, Swords, Co. Dublin. This event is open to all bereaved parents regardless of the age your child died, the circumstances of their death, or whether the death was recent or not.



Situation Vacant: Sports Grounds Maintenance Person required in Dunshaughlin. This is 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.  For information please contact Dunboyne C E on 01-8252864 or Danny on 087-2626727 or email: 
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Book LaunchLords, Land and Labourers: The Big Houses and Landed Estates of Royal Meath, edited by Brian Casey is being launched in the Navan Library on Tuesday 18th October from 7.30 pm. It will be launched by Prof. Paddy Duffy, Maynooth University. Copies will be available to purchase and all are most welcome.




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