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Parish Bulletin 26th November 2017
Holy Trinity Church Ratoath 26 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 Soul of Michael Byrne (London) sister of Peggy Brennan (Cabinhill) who died during the week. May he rest in peace. Congratulations to Ethan Maloney (Meadowbank Hill), Fiachra McElroy (Coill Beag), Beth Hynes (Steeplechase Woods), Aliyah Murray (Steeplechase Wood), Lilly Brennan (Steeplechase Green), Freya Lumley (Glascarn Lane) and Sonny O’Neill (Moatlands) who were baptised recently. The sick and the housebound will be attended to in their homes on Thursday and Friday this week This 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 Rathbeggan National School will take place on Thursday 30th November at 8.00pm in the Parish Pastoral Centre. 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. Ratoath Children’s Choir is proud to present the 10 Year Anniversary Concert on Saturday 9th December at 7.00pm in The Venue in Aid of Peter McVerry Trust. Tickets €10 on sale from the Venue Theatre Box Office or call 01-6895600 or on 26 Nov Feast of Christ the King 03 Dec First Sunday of Advent 7. 7.00pm Richard King & Brigid Wall Stephen Daly Anne & Joe McGovern 7. 7.00pm Ciaran Kilcline Alan Rafferty 1 9.00am Loretta Drummond Phil Byrne 1 9.00am Christy & Patsy Smith Francis & Anne O’ Reilly 1 11.00am Olive McCann Rosemary & Tommy Wallace 1 11.00am Gina Gillespie Angela Walsh The Brennan family (Skyrne Rd) Molly & Frank Maher 12.15pm Michael Ryder Margaret & Thomas Campbell & deceased members of the family 1 12.15pm Danny Ryan Lil & Tom Coyle Annie & Matt Browne Joe & Josephine McGuinness Monday Kevin & Katie Darby; and Joe & Mary Bradley & Paddy & Tina Bradley Wednesday Kathleen, Billy & Liam Lynch Friday Mass for all those on the Parish List of the Dead Saturday Mass at 11.00am in the Nursing Home Excerpt of homily of Pope Francis for Feast of Christ the King last year. “The Christ of God, the Chosen One, the King” appears without power or glory: he is on the cross, where he seems more to be conquered than conqueror. His kingship is paradoxical: his throne is the cross; his crown is made of thorns; he has no sceptre, but a reed is put into his hand; he does not have luxurious clothing, but is stripped of his tunic; he wears no shiny rings on his fingers, but his hands are pierced with nails; he has no treasure, but is sold for thirty pieces of silver... Jesus’ reign is truly not of this world. For the grandeur of his kingdom is not power as defined by this world, but the love of God, a love capable of encountering and healing all things. Christ lowered himself to us out of this love, he lived our human misery, he suffered the lowest point of our human condition: injustice, betrayal, abandonment; he experienced death, the tomb, hell. And so our King went to the ends of the universe in order to embrace and save every living being. He did not condemn us, nor did he conquer us, and he never disregarded our freedom, but he paved the way with a humble love that forgives all things, hopes all things, sustains all things. This love alone overcame and continues to overcome our worst enemies: sin, death, fear. Dear brothers and sisters, today we proclaim this singular victory, by which Jesus became the King of every age, the Lord of history: with the sole power of love, which is the nature of God, his very life, and which has no end. We joyfully share the splendour of having Jesus as our King: his rule of love transforms sin into grace, death into resurrection, fear into trust. It would mean very little, however, if we believed Jesus was King of the universe, but did not make him Lord of our lives: all this is empty if we do not personally accept Jesus and if we do not also accept his way of being King. **********************************************************************************************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. 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 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. Dunshaughlin Choral Society is performing their hugely popular Christmas Choral Service on Sunday 10th December at 7.00pm at the Church of St. Patrick and Seachnells, Dunshaughlin in aid of the local branch of the St. Vincent de Paul Society. Tickets are available in the Pastoral Centre Office. Information from This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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