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Parish Bulletin 27th August 2017

Holy Trinity Church Ratoath

                                         27 August 2017


        01 8256207


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New Parish Office Hours: 10.00am – 1.00pm  Monday, Tuesday, Thursday &  Friday.


Eucharistic Adoration: Every Wednesday 10:00 am. until 10.00 pm. All welcome.

Congratulations to Isabelle Boland (Milltree Park), Aoife Byrne (Riverwalk Court) and

Jude Mullen (Steeplechase Green) who were baptised recently.

Congratulations to Katie Makk and Alan McEntee who were married during the week.

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

Next Sunday is a blue offering day.

Grandparents National Annual Pilgrimage September 10th, Knock Shrine 2.30p.m. Everybody welcome to honour & thank grandparents alive & dead for all they have done for us down through the ages. Chief Celebrant Archbishop Eamon Martin -  Ballina School Choir

Catholic Young Adults Conference "Know Mary, Know Jesus, Dare to Believe" (18 - 40yrs) 
2nd to 3rd Sept. in All Hallows College. Non- residential €50, residential €80 (all meals included) Contact Keith 086 889 9123 or Lucy 087 995 9803 or 
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  or www.facebook,com/deus.patria

Maryvale Institute invites applications for a new programme of study on Marriage and Family life. The programme presents the Church’s teaching in a clear and accessible way. It is a six-month programme by distance learning, consisting of two modules. The first Study Day will be held in the Pastoral Centre, Dunshaughlin on Saturday, Sept 30th. For info phone 087-9868125 or visit

Retirement Celebrations for Rathbeggan Principal  Kieran Rushe and Deputy Principal 
Mary Devine in Tattersalls on Friday 29th September at 7.00pm. Tickets €45.00 available from
Una Curran 083 3555907.

27 Aug

Twenty First Sunday in Ordinary Time

03 Sept

Twenty Second  Sunday in Ordinary Time

7. 7.00pm

James & Patricia Reilly

Johnnie, Jack & Ellen Staunton

7. 7.00pm

Michael & Rosanna Nolan

1 9.00am

Oliver Doran

1 9.00am

John, Jane & Christy Mulvaney

Maria Barry

1 11.00am    

Jacqueline Mannering

Fergal Ronan

Carmel Chaney & Cherry Finn

1 11.00am

Mary Carey


Val Murrihy

Michael Carey

Padraig Halton & deceased members of Halton & Harton families

Paddy White

1 12.15pm

Rose Larkin

Hugh Bannon


          Monday        Connell O’Gara                        Wednesday     Maeve Walsh 

          Friday          Mass for all those on the Parish List of the Dead   

          Saturday       Memorial Mass in the Parish Church for John Kellett at 11.00am   

   Launch of the World Meeting of Families in Knock, last Monday.
In his homily at a Mass in Knock Shrine which launched the one-year countdown to the opening of the World Meeting of Families on 21 August 2018, Archbishop Diarmuid Martin, who is president of WMF2018, said that the family is one of the primary places where the encounter with the love of God and day-to-day life takes place. Dr Martin said married couples are called to enter into a path of living that reflects and incarnates in our world and in our times that lavish love of God.
“Passing on the faith within families is not just an intellectual exercise. Married couples pass on the faith by witnessing to the tender loving kindness of God. They do so through their mutual love as spouses – including their sexual love – and through their love of their children. Families are also called to contribute to a wider culture of loving care, which Pope Paul VI called a civilisation of love.”
Referring to the programme of catechesis in preparation for WMF2018 which was unveiled in Knock, the Archbishop said it would not be a programme which would end in twelve months’ time.
“It is a call to renew the Church so that it can enter into a new future: a future in which our Church will attract more and more people to Jesus.”....
Stressing that “There is no family that is ideal,” he added, “Plates fly in every family. There are, however, great families who struggle, at times heroically.” He underlined that the celebration of the World Meeting of Families would be hypocritical were it to be a celebration that ignored this struggle. A civilisation of love must involve the search for a new politics for families, a politics of care for the marginalised and those who struggle.”....
He added that where human love fails or is imperfect, the Church’s response should not just be that of condemnation or exclusion but one of allowing the medicine of mercy to lead people towards a more perfect love.
Speaking to media afterwards, the Archbishop said that there is no such thing as the ideal family; however, there is an ideal of family and this was what the Church was aiming to promote through a witness in society to what fidelity means.

Dietician led expert course for type 2 Diabetes will be starting in Ashbourne Primary Care Centre 2nd floor, Unit 12, Killegland Walk, Declan Street Ashbourne, on Wednesday 20th September. The course is free and will run for six weeks. If interested in attending contact Ger Nolan on 041 6850675.

Dunboyne Community Employment: 5 vacancies: 3 Ground maintenance persons, to work with Sports Facilities in Dunshaughlin & Dunboyne.1 Coaching & Administrative Assistant, to work with Dunboyne Athletics Club and1 Receptionist, to work with Lagore Community Childcare, Dunshaughlin. Persons must eligible to work under the C E S. For details on these positions please contact Danny Gaughan Email: 
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  Mobile: 087 2626727 Office: 01  825 2864
Community Training Courses commence at Ratoath Training Centre, over Tesco's, Riverwalk Court, Fairyhouse Road. 1. Developing Employment Skills [6 weeks].
2. Creative Workshops for Arts and Crafts  [5weeks], 3. Manual Handling [1 day course],
4. Dog Training Club for Children [10 weeks]. For details please phone Marian at 086 3929457.
Are you available to act/direct/help out? Casting for shows will be in The Arch Bar, Dunshaughlin at 8pm on Tuesday 5th, Thursday 7th and Tuesday 12thSeptember. New members always welcome and feel free to email 
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  for further info!
Ratoath Athletic Clubs 6th annual 5K road race and fun run takes place on Sunday 10th September at 11am from Ratoath GAA club. For full details check out




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