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Parish Bulletin 6th November 2016


Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath


6 November 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 Tom Loughnane (Meadowbank Hill), Daniel Kirwan(Kilbrew) and


Cal Fox (Jamestown Park) 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 9th November at 8.00pm



Please pray for the happy repose of the souls of Paddy Barker, Dunboyne, (brother of


Breda Cummins, St. Oliver’s Park and Jimmy Barker, Fairyhouse Road) and Moira Kiernan


(Baltrasna, Ashbourne), sister of Gretta Dolan (Fairyhouse Road). May they rest in peace.




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 as soon as possible.        All our dead are remembered in our Masses during the month of November and on the first Fridays of every month.




Pope Francis tweet @Pontifex: “With faith we visit the graves of our loved one, where we can also pray for those who no one remembers”



The Faith of a Child: the 11 year old son of Munster rugby icon Anthony Foley has launched a face book appeal in his father’s memory. In the campaign - #8masses4 no8 –young Tony is asking people to go to Mass for the next eight Sundays, starting last Sunday, to pray for people who have died and to offer a prayer for his Dad also. The number 8 is a special number for Tony and his family, he said, while the cycle of eight Masses also brings us from November (the month of the dead) to Christmas.








6 Nov

Thirty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

13 Nov

Thirty Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

7. 7.00pm

Frank, Mary & Frankie Gorman

Carmel O’ Connor

7.  7.00pm

John Mulvaney

Patrick & Moore Moore

Deceased members of Shevlin & Joyce Families

Louise Kelly & deceased members of Kelly

& O’ Reilly Families

1   9.00am    

Alice, Jack & John Mannering

1   9.00

Anthony & Mary O’Boyle

1  11.00am    

John Mc Carthy & Jim Simpson

1  11.00am

Patrick, Brigid, Pat & Nancy Mulvaney


Remembrance Sunday

1  12.15pm

Jack & Maggie Donnelly

Michael & Alice Hatch

Margaret & Thomas Campbell & deceased members of the family

Deceased members of The Dehaene Family



Monday           James & Ann Keenan                Tuesday   Michael, Peg, & Russell Barrett & Tony Muckley
Wednesday     Mollie Devine & Helen Byrne
Thursday         Matilda & Tim Burns & the deceased members of the family; & Special Intention                          
Friday             Raymond & Patrick Freyne       Saturday          Mass in the Nursing Home at11.00am.


                                              November and Prayer for the Dead                                              The Christian community since the earliest times has accompanied people in the face of the dead of loved ones. The funeral rites are acts of public worship at which a number of elements are involved - God is praised; the Resurrection of Jesus is proclaimed conveying the hope of being gathered together again in God’s kingdom; prayers are offered for the soul of the deceased person; their body is honoured and the bereaved are consoled. 


Faithful to these elements and, in the context of this month of prayer for the dead, the Church has recently reissued a reminder of some principles relating to the funeral rites.  This does not change the current practice in Ireland where the burial of the body of the deceased or its cremation are both the prevailing practice.  Rather:                                                                                                              it restates the Church’s preference for the burial of the body of the deceased;                                               it underlines reasons for the preference of the burial of the body;                                                          it sets out new norms pertaining to the conservation of ashes following cremation.


The norms state that it is not permitted to scatter the ashes of the faithful departed in the air, on land, at sea or in some other way, nor may they be preserved in mementos, pieces of jewellery or other objects.  It also prohibits the division of ashes amongst family members.                                After the death of a relative, friend or neighbour, it has been customary to send a Mass card to the bereaved.  This expression of sympathy, which is usually much appreciated by the bereaved, confirms that an individual Mass will be offered by an individual priest for the soul of the deceased. Canon law prohibits any abuse of this practice and explicitly states that "appearance of trafficking or trading is to be excluded entirely from the offering for Masses (can. 947).



Next Sunday we welcome the boys and girls from Sixth Class who are preparing for Confirmation next May. As part of their Confirmation programme they will be accompanied by their parents at either the 7.00pm on Saturday or the 11.00am or 12.15 Mass on Sunday.



Envelope Collection for the week ending 23rd & 30th October €1,715.56


Many thanks for your continued support and generosity.



Fr Ray Kelly Concert: takes place in the National Concert Hall - HALLELUJAH - featuring special guest Lucy O'Byrne ( Runner-up on the Voice, UK) on Sunday 13th November at the National Concert Hall.  Ticket €32.50, €27.50, €25.00 and €20.00. Booking on line at the National Concert Hall



The Miscarriage Association of Ireland will hold it's Annual Service of Remembrance on Sunday the 13th November at 3pm in St Teresa's Church, Donore Avenue, off South Circular Road, Dublin 8.       All parents, siblings, grandparents & anyone affected by the loss of a baby are very welcome to attend



Fit Jiggers - adult Irish dancing - begins in Ratoath Community Centre on Wednesday 9th November 10.30 to 11.30am. For information contact Louise 086 8248103



MGM - Maloney/Gallagher/Mulligan Academy of Irish dance. Classes resuming for children of all ages every Monday in Ratoath Scouts Club at 4.30pm. Contact Marcus Maloney for more details 086 3168792 or find us on Facebook - MGMAcademy. Children 4+ and all levels welcome.



Conference on Social Media and other risks to families on Saturday 12th November from 12noon to 3.00pm in the Barbican Centre, Drogheda. Speakers: Dr. Harry Barry; Sister Consillio and John Lonergan. Enquires to Deacon John on 086-8611531 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it



Open Day @ DkIT Dundalk Institute of Technology (DkIT) will hold its Family Open Days on Friday 11th and Saturday 12th November with welcome talks taking place at 10.00am, 11.00am and 12 noon.  For more information please visit




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