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Parish Bulletin 22nd October 2017

Holy Trinity Church Ratoath

                                 22 October 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 Tessie Ennis (Growtown) who died during the week. May she rest in peace.

November is traditionally dedicated as the Month of the Holy Souls when we pray in a special way for family members/ relatives/ friends who are no longer with us. By a long standing tradition, many people choose to abstain from alcohol for the month of November and offer this sacrificial act for the benefit of their deceased loved ones and for the souls in Purgatory.

The sheets and envelopes for the List of the Dead are available at the back of the church. We ask you to fill them in and return them to the box at the back of the church before early November. All on the Parish List of the Dead are prayed for at all Masses in November and on the first Friday of every month.

Youth 2000 Prayer Group: Meets every Friday evening in the Parish Pastoral Centre at 7:30 p.m. All those in the senior cycle of secondary school and young adults are most welcome. Join us for Prayer, reflections, adoration and music followed by food and refreshments.
Youth Readers: If you are interested in joining the Youth Readers who read the prayers of the faithful each Sunday please speak with Fr. Brendan or email him at 
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Rescheduled meeting of the Board of Management of Ratoath Senior National School will now be held in the Parish Pastoral Centre on Monday evening 23rd October at 8.00pm
A meeting of the Parish Safeguarding Representatives will take place in the Parish Office on Wednesday 25th at 7.30pm
Envelope Collection for the week ending 8th & 15th October €2,205.92
Many thanks for your continued support and generosity.
Clarke Art: Ratoath's School of Art, Craft & Design. Now open in Unit 1, First Floor, The Village Centre, Ratoath. Classes include: Secondary School Art, Art History & Appreciation, Primary School Art Club, Saturday Open Drawing Classes, Morning & Evening Adult Classes, Still-life & Life Drawing Classes, Workshops and Camps. Facilitated by qualified, insured and Garda-vetted teacher Angela Clarke. Newcomers welcome! For info, call Angela on 087 2631896 or


22 Oct

Mission Sunday

29 Oct

Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

7. 7.00pm

Sean Glynn

7. 7.00pm

Patrick & Pat McCabe

1 9.00am

Maureen Regan

1 9.00am

Des Crofton

1 11.00am    

Bridget & Sean Slattery

Deceased members of the O’Shaughnessy

& Harding families

1 11.00am

Nora Looney (Months Memory)

Theresa & John McCann


P J Moran (Months Memory)

Imelda Everard

Aggie Donohoe

Sandra Buttner & Willie Kissane

Michael Maher

1 12.15pm

Seamus Ennis

Miriam Browne




                  Monday          Special Intention                                 Wednesday    Ann Alford                                 

                  Saturday         Mass in the Nursing Home at 11.00am

On Sunday 5th November at 2pm the 5th Anniversary of the 5k Pink Walk in aid of Action Breast Cancer. Registration forms are available from Sweeney's Centra. Registration is €5 and all funds raised go to the charity. Follow us on Facebook for all our updates. 
Meath Macra will host a Patrons night for past Macra members on Saturday 28th October.                An opportunity for past members to get involved in the biggest night in the Macra year. All former members are welcome. For details visit or call Adam on 086 249 8897
Ratoath Garden Club welcomes Christopher White to the meeting on Monday 23rd October in the Ratoath Inn at 8.00pm. His talk will be on “Dahlias”.  All welcome. The Christmas Gala will be on 27th November in aid of Children’s Hospice and the local branch of St Vincent de Paul Society. 
Tus Scheme: Exciting opportunity to avail of 19.5 hours work placement in your local area. Meath Partnership is seeking to expand the number of participants on the Tús Scheme. Tús is a one year community work scheme for people who are unemployed for more than 12 months and in receipt of a jobseeker’s payment. Participants receive a top up payment while maintaining all secondary benefits.  You will also receive dedicated one to one career support, C. V. preparation, interview skills and accredited training throughout the year.  If interested please contact Patricia Lynch on 089 4366800.
Meath Laterlife Network is having their final Home Roadshow event on Tuesday 7th November from 10am to 1pm in the Ardboyne Hotel, Navan.  This event is for people aged 55 and over and will present the final outcomes on the series of Roadshow events which took place in Co Meath with information on living at home; health at home; staying at home; security at home and leaving home and there will also be the launch of the Home Directory for over 55s.  Light refreshments will be provided and transport can be organised for groups of 6 or more.  The event is free but places limited so call Fiona on 046-9280790 ext 202 to book or email 
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Mission Sunday – 22 October 
Jesus said “the Kingdom of God is like a mustard seed,” which is the smallest of all the seeds on Earth. Yet, when planted, it grows and becomes the largest of garden plants with such big branches that birds can perch in the shade. 
Today, Mission Sunday, Catholics all over the world have an opportunity to sow seeds of faith that are watered and nurtured throughout the year by World Missions Ireland, the Pope’s official charity for overseas mission. Through prayer and giving we can stand in solidarity with all our brothers and sisters overseas. 
Did you know that 40% of the Church around the world is missionary? That’s thousands of parishes which are too young or too poor to support themselves. 
By sharing what we have with those in need we help build a worldwide Church which can reach out to people with the Gospel. Those who have never heard the message of Jesus are given the chance to experience the love of Christ and to know the support of our Church family.
Today, on Mission Sunday, every person in every parish in every country where the Church is present, will be celebrating together and sharing what they have, no matter how little. It is the one Sunday in the year when the Mass is celebrated exclusively for missionary activity. Donations are collected at these worldwide Masses and they go to support churches, hospitals, schools and vocations in countries where the Church is new, young or poor. 
It is the one Sunday in the year when your generosity goes directly to help mission parishes overseas and reach out with Jesus’ message of hope and love. In offering our prayers, we join with missionaries everywhere to support them in spreading the Good News.


World Missions Ireland is responsible for coordinating Mission Sunday in Ireland. 

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