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Parish Bulletin 20th November 2016


Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath


20 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 Albhe Carroll Bryan (The Old Mill) and Sara Coleman (Steeplechase Green)


who were baptised recently.



Next weekend we welcome the boys and girls of Second Class, who are preparing for First Confessions and First Holy Communion, for their “Do This in Memory of Me” Masses. We welcome them along with their parents.



A Remembrance Mass, for all the residents of Ratoath Manor Nursing Home who died during the year, will be held in the Nursing Home Chapel on Wednesday next at 11.00am.



If you know of any parishioner who is in hospital or sick at home and would like a visit from Fr. Gerry or Fr. Brendan please ring Maureen at the parish office.



Envelope Collection for the week ending 13th November €1,175.46


Many thanks for your continued support and generosity.



A social evening will be held in the Parochial House on Thursday evening 24th November beginning at 8.00pm for all who distribute the parish envelopes, those who collect them and for those who take up the basket collection at the weekend Masses. We are grateful to all for their support and work.



Annual SVP Christmas Collection 10th – 11th December at the weekend Masses.


If anyone needs help please call 087 987 5641 in strictest confidence







20 Nov

The Feast of Christ the King

27 Nov

First Sunday Of Advent

7. 7.00pm

Edward Murphy

Johnnie & Mary O’Brien

John McEnroe & deceased members of

the family

Gerry Keogh

7.  7.00pm

Ciaran Kilcline

Richard King & Bridget Wall

Christy & Patsy Smith

Frank & Anne O’Reilly

1   9.00am    

Paddy Regan

Liam Maher

1   9.00

1  11.00am    

Attracta Donnelly

Derek Walker & deceased members of

the Walker & Kenny families

1  11.00am

Frank & Mollie Maher

Olive McCann

Rosemary & Tommy Wallace


Anthony Donohue

Mary White

Michael Ryder

Maureen Moody

1  12.15pm

Stephen Daly



Monday            Kevin & Katie Darby                                   Tuesday   Sheena Walsh and Ray Hannigan                                                                                   Wednesday      Deceased Members of the Butler family                      
Thursday          Tom Wheeler and Moira Kiernan                    Friday      Phil Byrne           
Saturday          No morning Mass 


The Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy will conclude on Sunday 20th November with the closure of the Holy Door in Rome by Pope Francis. 



Pope Francis held the last special Saturday audience for the Jubilee Year of Mercy this week, during which he stressed the need for inclusion, especially towards the poor, the weary, and the burdened.



“Dear Brothers and Sisters: In this, the last of our special Saturday Audiences for the Holy Year of Mercy, I would like to stress the importance of inclusion. God’s mercy, which excludes no one, challenges us to be merciful and open to the needs of others, especially the poor and all those who are weary and burdened. We, who have experienced that love and mercy, have a part to play in his saving plan, which embraces all of history.   
In his mercy, God calls all men and women to become members of the body of Christ, which is the Church, and to work together, as one family, in building a world of justice, solidarity and peace. God reconciled mankind to himself by the sacrifice of his Son on the cross. He now sends us, his Church, to extend that merciful embrace to our brothers and sisters throughout the world. 
The arms of the great colonnade surrounding this Square symbolize that embrace. They remind us not only of the Church’s mission to the human family, but also of our own call to bear faithful witness to God’s inclusive love through the mercy, love and forgiveness we show to others”.



St. Paul's National School Christmas Fair will be held on Sunday 4th December from 11.00am to  2.30pm in the school hall. There will be a wonderful selection of cakes, gifts, plants, books and refreshments.  Children can meet Santa and the Elves in his magical workshop and enjoy face painting. The draw for our Annual Christmas Raffle will also take place.



Ratoath are playing Laois champions Rosenallis in the Leinster Junior Hurling semi-final on Saturday 26th November in Sean Eiffe Park, Ratoath @ 2pm. All support is welcome



The AGM of Ratoath GAA Club will take place at the clubhouse on Friday 2nd December at  8pm. Nomination forms and any proposed motions should be returned by Friday 25th November at the latest. Please return to Secretary. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to the clubhouse post box at the front gate, marked AGM motion/nomination 2017. A good attendance is necessary for the future of our/your club.



Grounds Maintenance persons (2) required in Dunshaughlin.  For information please contact Dunboyne Community Employment on 01-8252864 or 087-2626727 or 
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Meath Later life Network wishes to invite you to a morning of information sharing and interaction for people aged 55 and over in Meath in The Venue Theatre Ratoath on Friday 25th  November at 11am.  Places are limited so booking is essential.  Contact Fiona on 046-9280790 for more information and to book your place. 
“Warrenstown Remembered”. A gathering and book launch commemorating the history of Warrenstown College (Colaiste na bhFiann) on Saturday 27th November beginning with Mass at 2.00pm followed by the launch and reception at 3.00pm. All are welcome to attend.


Ashbourne and Donaghmore Bethany Bereavement Group Annual Remembrance Service on Sunday 20th November at 7.00pm in the Church of the Immaculate Conception Ashbourne. All welcome



Addicted to Dance presents One Night on Broadway - a variety show with music and dance from popular Broadway shows e.g. West Side Story, Shrek & many more at the Venue Theatre on Thursday 24th November. Tickets €12 available from Box Office 01 6895600.



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