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Parish Bulletin 29th October 2017

Holy Trinity Church Ratoath

                                 29 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.

Congratulations to Sophie Holmes (Steeplechase Green), Klay Mahon (Steeplechase Court),

Ella Fitzgerald (Foxlodge Manor), Bonnie Reeves (Foxlodge Woods), Robyn Donnelly (Jamestown Park), Millie Mooney (Steeplechase Green ) and Harley Murray (Milltree Park) who were baptised recently.

Please pray for May McConnell (Carrickaboy, Cavan), mother of Margaret Reilly (Ballymagillin) who died recently. May she rest in peace.

The sick and the housebound will be attended to in their homes on Thursday and Friday next.

Wednesday is the Feast of All the Saints is a holy day of obligation.

The Masses are at 11.00am and 7.00pm on the day.

Thursday is the Commemoration of all the Faithful Departed (All Soul’s Day).

Masses at 9.45am and 7.00pm. The church in her pilgrim members, from the very earliest days, has honoured with great respect the memory of the dead and “because it is a holy and a wholesome thought to pray for the dead that they might be loosed from their sins”, she offers her prayers for them.

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.

Legion of Mary: Please note our meetings have now changed to Tuesdays at 7.00pm in the Parish Pastoral Centre. New members are very welcome to join for prayer and apostolic work. Further information, Mary Hannigan 086 083 9295

29 Oct

Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

5 Nov

Thirty First Sunday in Ordinary Time

7. 7.00pm

Patrick & Pat McCabe

Michael Devine

7. 7.00pm

John O’Neill

Frank, Mary & Frankie Gorman

Carmel O’Connor

1 9.00am

Des Crofton

1 9.00am

Jack, Alice, John & Dick Mannering

1 11.00am    

Nora Looney (Months Memory)

Theresa & John McCann

Jack & Maggie Donnelly

1 11.00am

John Mc Carthy

Jim Simpson

Michael Lee & Josephine Byrne


Seamus Ennis

Miriam Browne

John & Liz Barron

1 12.15pm

Remembrance Mass for all who died in the past year.




      Monday          Mass of Thanksgiving in the Nursing Home at 11.00am

      Tuesday         Michael Lewis                                      Wednesday       Masses at 11.00am and 7.00pm

      Thursday        Masses at 9.45am and 7.00pm for all the faithful departed.

      Friday          Mass for all those on the Parish List of the Dead                    Saturday         No morning Mass

Pope Francis’ Twitter account – @pontifex – has reached a milestone: 40 million followers in nine languages. According  to the Prefect of the Secretariat for Communication, Msgr Viganò, who is entrusted with the co-ordination of the Papal accounts on Twitter and Instagram, ‘40 million followers means 40 million people, 40 million hearts, minds, and passions. 
It is a world, a relationship, a community: this figure emphasizes that so many people continue to follow, day after day, the Pope’s Magisterium, which reaches people in very different ways: from official speeches, to unscripted encounters, to Twitter characters.
Msgr Viganò also said, ‘The Church is born when the Holy Spirit overwhelms the disciples and opens the doors of the Upper Room and they take to the streets of the world. Today, among these streets are the so-called social communities. That is why the Pope is very attentive to this reality: because any relationship needs care, which is to say cor urat, that is, “to warm the heart” even through a few letters.’
“Be courageous witnesses to Christ in the places where you live and work” (Last Wednesday from Pope Francis twitter account)
Camino de Santiago Pilgrimage from 19th to 26th May with Fr. Oliver Skelly as Spiritual Director. Visit or phone 046-9068600 or 1890 289 255
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.
Clarke Art: Ratoath's School of Art, Craft & Design. Now open in Unit 1, First Floor, The Village Centre, Ratoath. For info, call Angela on 087 2631896 or
Meath Alzheimer Cafe:  Wednesday, 1st November, 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 Dr. Michelle Kelly, Lecturer in Psychology at N.C.I. who will give a talk on ‘Cognitive Rehabilitation & Brain Health'.  Tea/coffee and scones served.  Admission is free. Contact:  Day Centre at 046-9027007. 
GAA Lotto Results: Numbers drawn 3, 9, 15, 19 - no jackpot winner, €50 winners: Declan Grall & Seamus Brennan. Next draw -the Auld Stand on Monday 30th October - jackpot will be €12,200


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 Laterlife Network is having their final Home Road show 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 Road show 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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Meath Partnership would like to extend an invitation to individuals, community / voluntary groups, businesses / enterprises, new and existing, from across the South East of Meath to attend an Information Workshop on the LEADER Programme 2014 – 2020 at; 7:30pm on Tuesday 7th November  in The Venue Theatre, Ratoath. Topics on the night will include an overview of  LEADER Programme. To register for this event, please call or email us on the details below. All are welcome.
Contact Colin on 046 9280 790 ext 215 or Email 
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