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Parish Bulletin 17 September 2017


Holy Trinity Church Ratoath


                              17 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.



Next weekend we welcome the boys and girls in Second Class who will present their Certificates of Enrolment as part of the “Do This In Memory of Me” programme as their prepare for First Confessions and First Holy Communion next year. We welcome them along with their parents.



A meeting of Parish Finance Committee will be held in the Parish Pastoral Centre on Monday next 18th September at 8.30pm.



A meeting of Parish Liturgy Committee will be held in the Parish Pastoral Centre on Tuesday next 19th September at 8.00pm.



A short prayer service will be held in the Parish Pastoral Centre for members of the Altar Society, the Church Cleaning Groups and the Parish Baptismal Team on Thursday next 21st September at 7.30pm. This will be followed by supper and get together in the Parochial House.



Many thanks to all who contributed to the church gate collection last weekend for the Altar Society which raised €745.77


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)



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. New members welcome. If interested, please ring Sheila on 086-3672056.



Mass will be held for deceased members of the Pioneer Total Abstainance Association on Wednesday 27th September at 7.00pm in the Parish Church. Also presentation of pioneer pins. Celebrant of the Mass will be Fr McGuckian S.J.






17 Sept

Twenty Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

24 Sept

Twenty Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

7. 7.00pm

Ann Murphy

Liam Woods

Jim & Lydia Everard

7. 7.00pm

Peter Murray

1 9.00am


1 9.00am


1 11.00am    

Grace Jordan

James & Kathleen Cusack

Liam Corcoran & Paddy Hynes

1 11.00am

Cathy & Jack Nulty

Thomas & Maria Nulty

James & Peggy Farrell


Joseph & Mary White

Kathleen Ryan

Patrick & Alice Beggy

Patricia McAuley

Kathleen & Larry Murphy

1 12.15pm

Paddy McDermott

Vincent Donnelly








     Wednesday         Maura Humphries &  Enda Cully                      Thursday          Grace Doherty


      Friday                 Patsy McMahon                                              Saturday          No Morning Mass       


Pope Francis reflects on his recent visit to Columbia


at the General Audience last Wednesday


My recent Pastoral Visit to Colombia, in the footsteps of Popes Paul VI and John Paul II, sought to encourage the process of reconciliation in that country following a half century of conflict and division.  Its motto – Let us Take the First Step – was also an appeal to the nation to discover in its deep Christian roots the spiritual resources needed to advance the work of healing and rebuilding.  In Bogotá, I was warmly welcomed, especially by the young, who are the future of the country.  The Beatification of two martyrs and the reconciliation service celebrated in Villavicencio were particularly moving.  In Medellín, the emphasis was on Christian discipleship and mission, exemplified in the help given to youth through the Hogares group homes and in the faces of the many young men and women who are responding to Jesus’ call to the priesthood and the consecrated life.  In Cartagena, the example of Saints Peter Claver and Maria Bernarda Bütler reaffirmed our evangelical commitment to human promotion and the defence of human rights.  Through the prayers of Our Lady of Chiquinquirá, Patroness of Columbia, may the nation continue to progress in the way of peace in love, justice and truth.





Navan Adoration Assembly Day: The Meath Diocesan Adoration Committee invites all weekly Adorers to a Eucharistic Assembly in the Newgrange Hotel, Navan on Saturday October 7th from 9.15am till 4.30 pm (including Mass) to hear talks and testimonies, to be inspired, affirmed, and spiritually nourished and to learn how to address adoration concerns, needs and growth. A donation will cover cost including light lunch. You must reserve a place in advance with our local Adoration contact person, Des Brady, as there are only limited spaces available


Anam Cara: An organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding a Bereavement Information Evening on Wednesday 20th September at 7:30pm in the Carnegie Court Hotel, Swords. Open to all bereaved parents. If attending, please RSVP to 
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  before Tuesday 19th September or call the Information Line on 085 2888 888.
Dementia Information Evening, hosted by Home Instead on Thursday 21st September at 7.30 in Trim Castle Hotel. Refreshments at 7.30 followed by a presentation designed for Family Carers who are coping with Dementia or families dealing with a recent diagnosis of Dementia. Call Home Instead at 046 943338 to book your place.
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.
Glee Club September term starts Friday 22nd September at 6pm. Dance singing and drama for children aged 4-12 yrs. Call Danielle on 0852166274
Ratoath Garden Club: New season starts on Monday 25th September at 7.30pm in the              Ratoath Inn. Speaker will be Marie Staunton who will give a talk on “Autumn Colour” All welcome
GAA lotto results: 1,7,25,26 no jackpot winner. €50 winners: Brendan Lynch & Darragh O'Brien. Next draw in Auld Stand on Monday 18th September.

Ratoath Active Age: Meet in the Community Centre on Friday Morning 22nd September at 11.00am. All welcome

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