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Parish Bulletin 3rd September 2017

Holy Trinity Church Ratoath

                             03 September 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 Jonah Harvison (Ashbourne) who was baptised recently

Please pray for Tommy Barker (Whitelands, Dunboyne) brother of Breda Cummins (St Olivers) and Jimmy Barker (Fairyhouse Road) who died during the week. May he rest in peace.

This Sunday is a blue offering day.

You can listen to the weekly faith podcast, Faithcast on

New Members for the Parish Choir: The Parish Choir resumes shortly after the Summer break. They practise every Tuesday evening at 8.00pm in the Parish Pastoral Centre and sing at the 12.15pm Mass every Sunday. The first practise this term will be on Tuesday 12th September and all new members are welcome to come along. If you want to find out more, please ring Sheila on 086-3672056.

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

A new Irish-run Catholic Talk-Radio Station, Radio Maria Ireland has been launched. Its mission is to help spread the Gospel message of joy, hope and charity with a mixture of prayer, catechesis, uplifting music, talks, interviews and testimonies – all commercial free.  Live Morning Prayer at 9.15am followed by daily Mass. 11am Catechesis, Angelus and Midday Prayer. Live Evening Prayer at 5pm is followed by news and the rosary prayed from the studio at 5.30pm. It is available to download free by app “Radio Maria World Family” on mobile devices, free streaming by clicking “Listen Live” or can be listened to on the phone via a live radio feed by calling 01 437 3277.

Gathering for Returned Volunteers/Lay Missionaries. Have you ever worked overseas as a volunteer or lay missionary in Africa, Asia or South America? Would you like to meet up with like-minded people to discuss about issues of mutual concern? Join us for a meal which takes place at the Ardboyne Hotel, Navan at 7.30pm on Thursday Sept 14th (pay as you go).  For more info email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or phone/text 083 8422468 to confirm attendance.

03 Sept

Twenty Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

10 Sept

Twenty Third  Sunday in Ordinary Time

7. 7.00pm

Michael & Rosanna Nolan

7. 7.00pm

Edward Gannon

1 9.00am

John, Jane & Christy Mulvaney

Maria Barry

1 9.00am


1 11.00am    

Mary Carey

1 11.00am

James, Kate, John & Jimmy Donnelly


Rose Larkin

Hugh Bannon

Matthew Galvin

1 12.15pm

Joe Keogh (Cabra)

Deceased members of the Oakley family



     Monday        Fr John Cogan & Fr Peter Mulvaney         Wednesday      Michael J. Foley

     Friday           Eileen Fernandes                                    Saturday           Mass at 11.00am in the Nursing Home   

Legion of Mary Pilgrimage to Knock, on Sunday 24th September. A bus will leave Ashbourne Church at 8.00am, Ratoath Church at 8.15am, Dunshaughlin Church at 8.30am and Dunboyne Church at 8.45am. To book a seat on the bus, please contact Ray 087 263 0166 (Ashbourne), Mary 086 083 9295 (Ratoath) or Peggy 087 784 6455(Dunshaughlin & Dunboyne)
Maryvale Institute invites applications for a new programme of study on Marriage and Family life. 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.
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 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!
GAA lotto numbers drawn: 8,10,15 20 No jackpot winner. €50 winners: Tina Power & Eamonn Wallace. Next draw in Ratoath Inn on Monday 4th September 

Ratoath Athletic Clubs 6th annual 5K road race takes place on Sunday 10th September at 11am from Ratoath GAA Club - minor traffic delays between 10am -12noon on the Skryne Road, Twenty Park, Lagore Cross to Ratoath GAA and Steeplechase. Route map available on
Hospice Coffee morning. Bring and buy sale in the home of Angela Kirwin (Eiffe) at Riverstown, Rathfeigh on Friday 8th September from 10.00am to 2.00pm
Ratoath ICA will resume on Tuesday 5th September at 8.00pm in Ratoath Community Centre 
New members welcome.
Meath Alzheimer Cafe:  Wednesday 6th September, from 7.00 - 9.00 p.m. in The Pastoral Centre, Dunshaughlin.  AGuest speaker is Avril Easton, Advocacy Officer, ASI, who will talk on ‘Dementia Friendly Communities'.  Music, tea/coffee etc Contact:  Day Centre at 046-9027007. 
Childminder required Monday to Friday 1.30- 5.30. Collect child aged 5 from school and mind in his home. PRSI can be paid. Car essential. Based in Ratoath. Contact 086 0446301
Irish dancing classes will resume on Mondays and Fridays in Ratoath. Please contact 0861797150 for more information.



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