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parish Bulletin 10th September 2017

Holy Trinity Church Ratoath

                            10 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 Ella McManus (The Old Mill) Alfie Bell (Woodlands Park)

Harley Kavanagh( Fortune Court) Dara O’Rourke (Foxlodge Manor)

and Joshua Mannering Gmitter (Kilbride Road)who was baptised recently

Envelope Collection for the week ending 20th 27th August and 3rd September €1608.10

Blue Envelope €2324.00 Many thanks for your continued support and generosity.

Congratulations to Grace Dunleavy and Robert Byrne who was married during the week

A meeting for parents who have children for baptism in the near future will be held in the

Parish Pastoral Centre on Wednesday 13th September at 8.00pm


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 on Sundays. The first practise this term will be on this 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.

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.

10 Sept

Twenty Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

17 Sept

Twenty Fourth  Sunday in Ordinary Time

7. 7.00pm

Edward Gannon

Special Intention

7. 7.00pm

Ann Murphy

Liam Woods

Jim & Lydia Everard

1 9.00am

Kathleen Gunn

1 9.00am


1 11.00am    

James, Kate, John & Jimmy Donnelly

1 11.00am



Joe Keogh (Cabra)

Deceased members of the Oakley family

1 12.15pm

Joseph & Mary White

Kathleen Ryan

Patrick & Alice Beggy



     Thursday        Paddy O’Neill                                                Wednesday     Patricia McAuley

     Saturday          No Moring Mass

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)
Rosary for Ireland: will be held at the Sacred Heart Statue (opposite Centra) on 
Saturday 16th September at 4.00pm. All Welcome.
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
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.
Irish dancing classes will resume on Mondays and Fridays in Ratoath. Please contact 0861797150 for more information
Glee Club September term starts Friday 22nd Sept at 6pm. Dance singing and drama for children aged 4-12 yrs. Call Danielle on 0852166274
Ratoath Foróige Club meets on Tuesday nights from 8pm - 9.30pm in the Scouts' Den next to  Ratoath College (school term only). Foróige is a national voluntary organisation which promotes development and activities for young people in their teens. The purpose of the club is to enable young people to involve themselves consciously and actively in their own development and in the development of society. To be  beligible for membership you must be attending secondary school and aged between 12-18 years old.For further information regarding the club please contact Deborah @ 086-1708208 
Pixie Stage School: Fitness Factory Ratoath for boys girls and adults Starting Wednesday 6th September. Call Keren On 087 8 2394327 or email 
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Dates for your Diary 2018

Confirmation             All Schools                                       Friday 13th April 
First Communion       Ratoath Junior National School         Saturday 28th April
                                 St Paul’s National School                   Saturday 19th May 
                                 Rathbeggan National School              Saturday 26th May        



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