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Parish Bulletin 19th November 2017
Holy Trinity Church Ratoath 19 November 2017 01 8256207   This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it 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 the Repose of the Souls of Niamh Costigan (Fox Lodge Manor), Nell McGrath (Greenogue), sister of Claire Casey (Moulden Bridge) and Francis Clarke (Ballyjamesduff), brother of Eileen Browne (Powderlough) who died during the week. May they rest in peace. Blue Envelope Collection for the week ending 5th November €3,423.80 and Envelope Collection for the week ending 12th November €1,051.51 Many thanks for your continued support and generosity. This weekend at the 7.00pm and the 12.15pm Masses we welcome the boys and girls in our parish who are preparing for Confirmation. We welcome them along with their parents. Next week end at the 7.00pm, the 11.00am and the 12.15pm Masses the boys and girls in Second Class who are preparing for First Confessions and First Communion will join us as part of their “Do This in Memory of Me” programme. We welcome them along with their parents. A meeting of the Board of Management of Ratoath Junior National School will take place in the Parish Pastoral Centre this Monday evening 20th November at 7.00pm A meeting of the Parish Liturgy Committee will be held in the Parish Pastoral Centre this Tuesday evening 21st November at 8.00pm A social evening will be held in the Parochial House on Thursday evening 23rd November beginning at 8.00pm for all who distribute the parish envelopes, those who collect them and for those who take up the basket collection at the weekend Masses. We are grateful to all for their support and work. On November 23rd the Columban Missionaries will begin the celebration of their Centenary year. The Society received formal approval from the Holy See for the establishment of the Society on the 29th June, 1918. Next year the Columbans will visit all the parishes of the Diocese. 19 Nov Thirty Third Sunday in Ordinary Time 26 Nov Feast of Christ the King 7. 7.00pm Tessie Ennis (Months Memory) John & Mary O’Brien; John Mulvaney Audrey Kearney 7. 7.00pm Richard King & Brigid Wall Stephen Daly Anne & Joe McGovern 1 9.00am Paddy Regan 1 9.00am Loretta Drummond; Phil Byrne 1 11.00am May & William Donnelly; Paddy, Bridie, Nancy & Pat Mulvaney Attracta Donnelly 1 11.00am Olive McCann Rosemary & Tommy Wallace 12.15pm Anthony Donohoe; Marie Wallace Derek Walker & deceased members of the Walker & Kenny families; John McEnroe & deceased members of the family 1 12.15pm Michael Ryder Margaret & Thomas Campbell & deceased members of the family Monday Special Intention Tuesday Eileen Fallon Wednesday Special Intention Friday Sharon Friel Saturday Mass at 11.00am in the Nursing Home Pope Francis: “What can be more beautiful than for a father and mother to bless their children at the beginning and end of each day, to trace on their forehead the sign of the cross, as they did on the day of their baptism?” Youth 2000 Prayer Group: Meet 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 2000 Christmas Retreat: 8th to 10th December in Newbridge College. Vocation Discernment Retreat Day: A retreat day for young adults (18-40) will take place in Dalgan Park, Navan on Saturday December 2nd from 9:30 am - 5pm. The day will revolve around conversation and reflection on Priesthood, Married Life, Religious Life and Single Life and will include Prayer, Eucharistic Adoration, discernment talks, testimonies, an opportunity for confession and the celebration of Mass. If you are interested in attending please contact one of the following - Fr. Joe Campbell (086 603 6506), John Howard (087 247 8519) Sr. Una Kearney (090 648 1666) or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . A donation will cover the cost of lunch and tea-breaks. Volunteers needed for WMOF2018: The World Meeting of Families 2018 will attract thousands of Irish and International pilgrims. Organising it will only be possible with the help of thousands of volunteers, volunteers are vital to the success of the World Meeting of Families. Volunteer roles will include stewards, welcome and information teams, photographers, media support, logistics, programming support etc. There are currently 1300 volunteers signed up for WMOF2018. Those interested in volunteering are invited to sign up now so as we have time to work with them and to offer them the necessary training. You can sign up as a volunteer on the WMOF2018 website, email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or you can telephone (01) 5676800 Pope Francis highlights importance of family in address to (Re)Thinking Europe Conference Pope Francis recently highlighted the importance of family in his address to participants at a conference on the theme “(Re) Thinking Europe — A Christian Contribution to the Future of the European Project”. The conference, sponsored by the Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Community, brought political and religious leaders together at the Vatican for the high-level dialogue. Pope Francis said, “The first and perhaps the greatest contribution that Christians can make to today’s Europe is to remind her that she is not a mass of statistics or institutions, but is made up of people. Christians recognize that their identity is primarily relational. They are joined to one another as members of one body, the Church, and each, with his or her unique identity and gifts, freely shares in the common work of building up that body. Analogously, this relationship is also found in the areas of interpersonal relationships and civil society. By interacting with others, each one discovers his or her own qualities and defects, strengths and weaknesses. In other words, they come to know who they are, their specific identity. ****************************************************************************** Present Programme: For underprivileged children in Dublin. Details on choice of presents for boys and girls available after Mass. Contact Helen Hickey on 085-7239149 or 8259286 St. Pauls Christmas Fair is Sunday 3rd December from 11am to 2.30pm this year. Toy Stall, Cake Stall, Plants, Gifts, Books, Tuck Shop, Face Painting, Tea/Coffee/Hot chocolate, Selfie Mirror with Christmas Props and our Bumper Raffle with over 75 prizes and Santa will be there. Ratoath/Rathbeggan Community Games AGM next Wednesday 22nd November in Ratoath Inn at 8pm. New Volunteers urgently needed so we can keep the games going. 086 8466495 Ratoath Garden Club annual Christmas Gala Flower Arranging Evening on Monday 27th November in Ratoath Inn at 8.00pm. Proceeds to the Children’s Hospice and our Local Vincent De Paul. Cost €10.00. Santa visits Ratoath GAA Club; Sunday 3rd December 12-6pm. Free Admission. Goodies bags and photo with Santa for all children. Face painting, mulled wine and mince pies. All proceeds in aid of Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin

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