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Parish Bulletin 24th September 2017

Holy Trinity Church Ratoath

                              24 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.

Please pray for P J Moran (Park View) who died during the week. May he rest in peace.

Congratulations to Joseph Everard (Bradystown) and Oran Ross (Moulden Bridge)

who were baptised recently.

This 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.

Next weekend is Harvest Sunday when we will give thanks for the harvest and the produce of the earth and all that God has given us.

Envelope Collection for the week ending 10th & 17th September €1,159.76

Standing Orders for August €3,808.50. Many thanks for your continued support and generosity.

There will be a Board of Management meeting in St. Paul’s National School, Ratoath on Tuesday  26th September at 6.00pm.

Mass will be held for deceased members of the Pioneer Total Abstinence 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.

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


24 Sept

Twenty Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

1 Oct

Twenty Sixth  Sunday in Ordinary Time

7. 7.00pm

Peter Murray

7. 7.00pm


1 9.00am


1 9.00am

Maurice Brennan

1 11.00am    

Cathy & Jack Nulty

Thomas & Maria Nulty

James & Peggy Farrell

Kiva Corr

1 11.00am

Patrick Crowley & deceased members

of the family

Charles & Elizabeth Keogh

& deceased members of the family

Alice Burke


Paddy McDermott

Vincent Donnelly

1 12.15pm

Mae Carey

Ronnie Brannigan & deceased members of the Brannigan & Maher families

Elizabeth Gilsenan




                Monday        Christopher & Kathleen Hartford                     

                Saturday       John Kellett - Mass at 11.00am in the Nursing Home

                          Tweet from Pope Francis on Thursday  - @Pontifix

I appeal for peace and disarmament: in this world wounded by violence we need fraternity among people  

You can listen to the weekly faith podcast, Faithcast on

Retirement Celebrations for Rathbeggan Principal  Kieran Rushe and Deputy Principal 
Mary Devine in Tattersalls on this Friday 29th September at 7.00pm. Tickets €45.00 available from
Una Curran 083 3555907.
Vocation Retreat Day - ‘Speak Lord, Your servant is Listening' A retreat day for young adults (18-40) will take place in Dalgan Park, Navan on Saturday September 30th from 9:30 am - 5pm. The day will revolve around conversation and reflection on the Priesthood, Married Life, Religious Life and Single Life and include Prayer of the Church, Eucharistic Adoration, discernment talks, testimonies, an opportunity for confession and the celebration of Mass. If you are interestedplease contact Fr. Joe Campbell (086 603 6506) or John Howard (087 247 8519) or Sr. Una Kearney (090 648 1666) or 
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 . A donation will cover the cost of lunch and tea-breaks.
Meath Diocesan Pioneers Spirituality afternoon will be held on Sunday 1st October at 2pm in Holy Family Church Ballsgrove, Drogheda, Co Louth
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

Dunboyne Community Employment has the following four vacancies:

2 Ground Maintenance Persons to work with Sports Facility in Dunshaughlin & Dunboyne.
I Coaching and Administrative Assistant to work with Dunboyne Athletics Club
I Administrative Assistant to work with Rehab Care, Dunboyne.
1 Youth Development Officer to work with Dunshaughlin Parish. 
For persons eligible to work under the community employment scheme
These positions are part-time (19.5 hours).  Contact Danny Gaughan Email: 
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  Mobile: 087-2626727 or Office: 01 – 825 2864
We are an active small club with an enthusiastic, dedicated membership, looking for new energetic volunteers. We are Club Ash Special Olympics Club. We meet on a Sat morning at 10:00 usually for an hour in Ashbourne Community Centre. If interested please contact Deirdre @ 0868868917 or Joe @ 0872271355.
There will be a 'Comedy Night' fundraiser for 7th Meath Dunshaughlin Scout Group in the Venue, Ratoath on Friday 6th October at 8 pm. This four Act Play titled 'The Smoking Area Comedies' will be presented by Spiders Ankles Theatre Group. The night promises to be a production full of one liners, laughs and punch lines with stories told, old rogue's triumphs and disasters recalled. Venue Box Office (01) 6895600. Tickets €12+ (€2 booking fee). 
Dancing in St Patrick’s Hall Dunshaughlin on Thursday evenings at 7.45pm.
Beginners welcome. Contact Monica for more information 087 2734446
Recycling Day in Ashbourne Retail Park. Saturday 30th September  from 8am - 4pm. (Sharp). All material accepted including all electrical and white goods any size, except garden clippings, concrete and hazardous waste. We will also have a confidential document shredding facility on site.
Shredding to EN15713 standard. View your documents being shredded. Usual small charges apply. Queries : Joe.0879749563. For detailed brochure contact. 
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