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Parish Bulletin 30 October 2016


Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath


30 October 16


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Opening hours for the Parish Office: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday; 9.30a.m. – 4.00p.m.




Tuesday is the Feast of All Souls and is a holy day of obligation. Masses are at 11.00am and 7.00pm



Wednesday is The Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed (Feast of All Souls)


Masses are at 9.45am and 7.00pm


“Indeed the Church in her pilgrim members, from the earliest days of the Christian religion, has honoured with great respect the memory of the dead; and “because it is a holy and wholesome thought to pray for the dead that they may be loosed form their sins”, she offers her suffrage for them. These consist primarily in the celebration of the holy sacrifice of the Eucharist and in other pious exercises, such as prayers for the dead, alms deeds, works of mercy and the applications of indulgences to the souls of the faithful departed”. (from the Directory of Popular Piety and Liturgy)




November is traditionally dedicated as the Month of the Holy Souls when we pray in a special way for family members/ relatives/ friends who are no longer with us.

The sheets and envelopes for the Lists of the Dead are available at the back of the church. We ask you to please fill them in and return them to the box at the back of the church before early November.




By a long standing tradition, many people choose to abstain from alcohol for the month of November and offer this sacrificial act for the benefit of their deceased loved ones and for the souls in Purgatory The Pioneer Association: is launching its Short-Term pledge campaign for November in honour of the Holy Souls. The theme of this year’s campaign is: ‘Remember in November. Take the Short-Term Pledge for the Month of November for deceased family and friends who have gone before us marked with the sign of Faith’.



Night Vigil for the Holy Souls will be held in the Blessed Margaret Centre, Rear of Parochial House, Skyrne on Wednesday 2nd November from 12.00midnight to 7.00 am. Directions: Take Skryne Road from Ratoath, straight through cross roads at Swans Pub, next left and Parochial House is first on the right.  Drive around the side and enter through the side door. We hope as many of our Eucharistic Adorers can attend, as well as those who would like to pray that night for the holy souls. All welcome.







30 Oct 

Thirty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time

6 Nov

Thirty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

7. 7.00pm

Patrick & Patrick Sr McCabe

Sean Glynn

7.  7.00pm

Frank, Mary & Frankie Gorman

Carmel O’ Connor

1   9.00am    

1   9.00

Alice, Jack & John Mannering

1  11.00am    

John & Teresa McCann

Martin Furlong

1  11.00am

John Mc Carthy

Jim Simpson


Seamus Ennis

Tony & Ita Bennett

Eileen Fitzmaurice  & Des Crofton

1  12.15pm

Remembrance Sunday



Monday           Mass at 11.00am in the Nursing Home                  
Tuesday           Anne Alford (11.00am)  Mass also at 7.00pm
Wednesday     Masses for all the Faithful Departed – 9.45am and 7.00pm
Thursday         John O’Neill                          
Friday             Mass for all those on the Parish List of the Dead.                                                                                                Saturday          Mass in the Nursing Home at11.00am.


Next Sunday at the 12.15pm Mass is our annual Mass of Remembrance for all the faithful departed, but especially all our parishioners who died since this time last year. They along with their families are invited to this Mass.



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 Blake Cummins (Foxbrook) who was baptised recently.



The sick and the housebound will be attended to in their homes on Thursday and Friday.



Many thanks to all our parishioners who gave so generously to the basket collection last Sunday for the Missions which raised €2,350.



Next Sunday is a blue offering day.



Launch of preparations for the World Meeting of Families 2018                                                      On Saturday 22 October, a special conference marking the Catholic Church’s celebration of family and family life took place in DCU Saint Patrick’s Drumcondra Campus in Dublin.



Guest speakers included the  co-chairs of the Council for Marriage and the Family of the Irish Bishops’ Conference, Archbishop Eamon Martin of Armagh and Archbishop Diarmuid Martin of Dublin who, along with over 600 delegates, participated in this special event to formally launch preparations for the 9th World Meeting of  Families in Dublin which will take place from 22-26 August 2018, on the theme: “The Gospel of the Family: Joy for the World”.



Archbishop Diarmuid Martin, President and host of the WMOF2018 said, “When I think of the organizational challenges which the Meeting of Families at my doorstep I shiver. But when I find myself at a gathering like this – yes I still shiver – but I realise also that together we will accept this gift and challenge of Pope Francis in such a way that he will be proud of us.”                                                           Also addressing the delegates and groups dedicated to supporting marriage and the family, Archbishop Eamon Martin said, “One of my hopes is that we will develop Catholic family support groups at diocesan and parish level which might not only assist with marriage preparation, but also with supporting couples in the years immediately following marriage”.



Irish bishops have invited the faithful to join with them and with Pope Francis to pray for peace in the Middle East and especially for the people of Syria on Monday 31 October. This prayer initiative has been organised to coincide with the Holy Father’s participation in the ecumenical commemoration of the 500thof the Reformation due to be held in Sweden on 31 October.



Pope Francis Tweet: @PontifexWe are disciples, but also missionaries, bringing Christ wherever he asks us to be present”.




Meath Alzheimer Cafe:  Wednesday 2nd November 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 Dr. Kate Irving, Senior Lecturer in Dementia, School of Nursing & Human Sciences, DCU, who will give a talk on 'Conversations related to Dementia'.  Music, tea/coffee and scones.  Admission is free. Contact:  Day Centre at 046-9027007. 
Ratoath Men’s Shed would like to thank all who so generously supported their recent church gate collection which came to €970.00
Concert in St Columban's, Dalgan on Sunday 6th November at 3.00pm. Antóin MacGabhann and friends will play a concert of traditional Irish music interspersed with songs, stories and chat.  Everyone welcome. Tickets (available on the day) cost €15, students €5 and all of the proceeds go to the Columban Missionaries. 

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