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Parish Bulletin 1st October 2017
Holy Trinity Church Ratoath 1 October 2017 01 8256207   This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it 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. The sick and the housebound will be attended to in their homes on Thursday and Friday this week. Congratulations to Eoise Kavanagh (Park View) and Austin Levin (Woodlands) who were baptised recently. Next weekend at our Masses, we welcome the boys and girls of Sixth Class who are to present their Commitment for Confirmation, as they begin this year of preparation for the Sacrament in April. We welcome them along with their parents. A briefing evening for the Parish Safeguarding Representatives will be held on Wednesday 4th October in the Boyne Valley Hotel, Drogheda at 7.30pm Congratulations to the members of the Ratoath Pioneer Abstinence Association who were presented with the Gold Pin for 50 years as pioneers and for those who received the Silver Pin for 25 years. We were delighted to have Fr. Bernard McGuckian S J (Spiritual Director of the Pioneers) join us and to celebrate the Mass and present the pins. The Meath Diocesan Adoration Committee invites you to a Eucharistic Assembly in the Newgrange Hotel, Navan on Saturday 7th October from 9.15am till 4.30 pm (including Mass). All will receive a special free pack. Donation during the Assembly, will cover cost including light lunch. Book by Tuesday 3rd October: Free parking in County Council carpark Railway St. Navan for attendees. Local contacts : Carmel 087 7989890 or Mary 086 8473900 Meath Alzheimer Cafe: Wednesday, 4th October, from 7.00 - 9.00 p.m. in The Pastoral Centre, Dunshaughlin. All families/carers and loved ones living with Alzheimer's Disease/Dementia are welcome to attend. Guest speaker is Cora Higgins, Solicitor, who will give a talk on ‘Relevant Legal Matters'. Tea/coffee and scones served. Admission is free. Contact: Day Centre at 046-9027007 01 Oct Twenty Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time 7 Oct Twenty Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time 7. 7.00pm 7. 7.00pm John Lawlor (Months Memory) Robert Davis Aidan Conway 1 9.00am Maurice Brennan 1 9.00am 1 11.00am Patrick Crowley & deceased members of the family Charles & Elizabeth Keogh & deceased members of the family Alice Burke 1 11.00am 12.15pm Mae Carey Ronnie Brannigan & deceased members of the Brannigan & Maher families Elizabeth Gilsenan 1 12.15pm Peter & Mary Moore Monday Tom & May Clince Friday Mass for those whose names are on the Altar List of the Dead Saturday Mass in the Nursing Home at 11.00am Harvest Thanksgiving A cascade of cabbage and carrot, a kaleidoscope of curly kale, a trumpeting of tubers and bursting of sprouts, a partnership of parsnip, celery and mushroom, a blush of beetroot in a line-up of leeks, a winsome onion and a scintillating cucumber, a broccoli-crowned turnip nudging a cauliflower, all pressing around an incongruously exotic pineapple. Today the altar is mobbed by vegetables arraigned and arranged for the giving of glory, fruit of the earth and work of human hands. A riotous spectacle of ordinariness stops entering worshippers in their tracks, stealing a little of their breath away. Gathered and gatherers sing the Giver’s praises in the gentle glory of an October day. (On this Harvest Sunday we will give thanks for the harvest and the produce of the earth. Thanks to all in our parish, local farmers and businesses who contributed to our display. Thanks too to the members of the Altar Society who prepared the display for our Masses this weekend. After the 12.15pm Mass, the goods of our display will be brought to Brother Kevin of the Capuchin Day Centre for the homeless) ************************************************************************************************* Incoming Junior Infants 2018. If you have not already done so please send in the ‘Notification for Enrolment Form’ available from Ratoath Junior School office or on the school website. Ratoath Active Age: Meet in the Community Centre at 11.00am on Friday 6th October at 11.00am. 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. These positions are part-time (19.5 hours). Contact Danny Gaughan Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Mobile: 087-2626727 or Office: 01 – 825 2864 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. Venue Box Office (01) 6895600. Tickets €12+ (€2 booking fee). Pilates classes every Monday at 10.00am in Ratoath Community Centre. Work at your own ability. Pay as you go class €10. Newcomers welcome. Contact Nicola on 087 6975207. Meath Archaeological and Historical Society lecture 'Excavations at Donacarney' by Antoine Giacometti, at Julianstown Church of Ireland Parish Centre at 8pm on Thursday 5th October. All welcome; inquiries to J.Clancy, PRO, 01 8259438, or see Ratoath GAA presents `A night at the Oskars` on 14th October in Tattersalls. 7 famous scenes from 7 famous movies which have been recreated using local `actors`, will be premiered -to raise funds for the building of a multi-purpose games area with ball wall and flood lit astro turf pitches in Ratoath GAA. Tickets €25.00 Contact Nuala at 087 6693530 or Carol at 086 3345651.

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