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Parish Bulletin 26th August 2018

Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath

              26 August 2018


01 8256207


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    Opening hours for the Parish Office: 10.00am – 1.00pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday    


Eucharistic Adoration on Wednesdays from 10.00am to 10.00pm. All are welcome.

Holy Hour in the Nursing Home chapel on Monday and Friday evenings at 7.30pm. All Welcome

                                  Pope Francis in Ireland

As people across the country and across the world gather in Dublin this weekend with Pope Francis, we welcome him to our shores and we pray for him and his ministry as he seeks to lead all God’s people in the ways of faith.

At this World Meeting of Families, we ask God to bless all families.

Lord, bless us with the joy of love. Make us patient and kind, gentle and generous, welcoming to those in need. Protect our families with your loving care. Amen.

Please pray for the repose of the souls of Peggy Flood (Ratoath) and Una Bowles (Ratoath Manor Nursing Home) who died during the week. May they rest in peace.

Congratulations to Dexter Heaney (Coill Beag), Ruairi Woodley (Scotland) and Roise Cox (Stonebridge)               who were baptised during the week


Envelope Collection for the week ending 5th, 12th & 19th August €2,475.68

Many thanks for your continued support and generosity.

Next Sunday is a blue offering day.                                 



Young Adults Catholic Conference (for 18 to 40 year olds) on 1st and 2nd September in All Hallows College, Dublin. Tickets: www.eventbright/


The annual diocesan pilgrimage to Lourdes is from 12th to 17th September.

This year marks 160 years since the apparitions to St. Bernadette in Lourdes.

It also makes 70 years of the Meath Pilgrimage with the first travelling in 1948. There are still some places available and bookings can be made by contacting Pilgrimages Abroad at 01-6359300


26 Aug

Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

02 Sept

Twenty First  Sunday in Ordinary Time

7.  7.00pm


7.  7.00pm

James & Patricia Reilly

Johnny, Jack & Ellen Staunton

Carmel Chaney

1  9.00am

May Caffrey

Eugene Gallagher

1  9.00am


1  11.00am

No Mass

1  11.00am

Jimmy & Betty Mannering

Deceased members of the O’Neill family (Coldwinter)

Padraig Halton & Deceased members of the family

1  12.15pm

No Mass

1  12.15pm

Mary & Joseph White



Monday         Val Murrihy    

Tuesday         Martin Kavanagh             Wednesday        Alan Bennett              

Saturday         Morning Mass at 11.00am in the Nursing Home

Dates for Your Diary 2019

       Confirmation             All Schools                                      Friday 22nd March

      First Communion       Ratoath Junior National School         Saturday 11th May

                                      St Paul’s National School                   Saturday 18th May

                                       Rathbeggan National School              Saturday  25th May


Ashbourne Garda Station will be hosting their first ever open day, on Sunday 9th September from 12pm to 3pm. The station will be open to the public on the day. Guided tours of the station and its workings will be held. Specialist units such as the mounted and dog unit will also be present alongside the RSA and Meath Civil Defence.  Members of the Garda Band will play at the event.

Ratoath Rugby Club family fun day and opening of the new pitch takes place on Saturday 15th Sept from 10.30-6pm in the rugby club grounds on Curragha Road. Bouncy castles, display matches, cake sale, face painting and much more.  All welcome.

Volunteer drivers urgently needed! The Irish Cancer Society operates a free Volunteer Driver Service for referred patients attending the following hospitals for chemotherapy treatment to the Mater Hospital; St. James’s Hospital; Tallaght Hospital & St. Vincents Hospital. Volunteer drivers pick a patient up at the door of their home, drop them at the hospital door and, when finished treatment, bring them home again. All volunteer expenses are paid. We are looking for drivers with free weekday availability, who have a car available to them and can commit to driving a minimum of two (week)days a month. For an application form please call Laura on 01 2310 594 or visit the Irish Cancer Society website

ASK Group Ratoath are running a talk on Understanding Autism with guest speaker Adam Harris from at The Venue Theatre, Ratoath on Tuesday 11th September at 8pm. Tickets are €5 and are available from: Lorraine-086 8207691; Colette-087 7586646; Paula-087 9344161

U 6 GAA-4- Girls. Staring back Saturday 1st September. 9am to 10.00am at Ratoath GAA front pitch, for girls born in 2012 and 2013. Girls will engage in fundamental movement skills, basic football and camogie skills through fun activities and games in a safe environment. Further information contact Maura on 087-6290632


St Elisabeth Convent, a Russian Orthodox community in Minsk, Belarus was founded in 1999 in the outskirts of Minsk and has originated from the sisterhood bearing the same name. The convent currently counts just under a hundred nuns and around 300 Sisters of Mercy.

Since its establishment the convent has looked after 200 orphanage children with psychophysical deficiencies for more than 14 years. Our assistance goes from purchasing diapers for the bedridden children to the implementation of different activities on their rehabilitation and socialization.

There is a charity shelter founded on the farmstead of the Convent located 19 mi from Minsk for the homeless, drug or alcohol addicts, ex-prisoners and the less able. Over 200 residents live here today. The Convent provides the needy with comprehensive help: accommodation, meals and necessary medicines, arranges medical examinations for them, helps to restore their IDs.

To support and develop the above ministries, more than twenty workshops and studios operate within the frameworks of the Sisterhood. These include sewing and embroidery shops, candle workshop, wood-carving, stone and blacksmith workshops and many more. Together with the sisters these people produce beautiful articles with love and prayer in the convent’s workshops

This Thursday 30th August, the Sisters will be in the church in Ratoath after the 9.45am Mass to offer some of their works for sale.


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