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Parish Bulletin 2nd September 2018

Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath

              2 September 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


                                     Bishop Thomas Deenihan,  Bishop of Meath

This Sunday at 3.00pm in the Cathedral of Christ the King in Mullingar, Canon Thomas Deenihan will be ordained Bishop of Meath.

We ask you to keep our new bishop in your prayers over the coming days and weeks.


This Sunday is a blue offering day.    

Catholic Grandparents Association Annual National Pilgrimage to Knock next September 9th September beginning at 2.30pm. Everybody welcome to honour and thank grandparents alive and dead for all they have done for us down through the ages.

Chief Celebrant Archbishop Jude Thaddeus Okolo, Apostolic Nuncio.


Youth Choir Registration Evening: Membership of the Youth Choir is open to children and teens from first-year of secondary school and upwards.  A registration evening is on Monday 3rd September in the Pastoral Centre, starting at 7:30pm for existing and new members. 

A parent or guardian is required to drop in to sign a consent form for returning and new members.

New Group starting in Ratoath Community Centre on Monday 10th September at 11.30am. Knit & Natter.  Just bring wool & needles then knit and natter in a relaxed and social environment.

We have a few projects to work on, or you can do your own thing!   €2 donation per class.

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

02 Sept

Twenty First Sunday in Ordinary Time

09 Sept

Twenty Second  Sunday in O. T.

7.  7.00pm

James & Patricia Reilly

Johnny, Jack & Ellen Staunton

Carmel Chaney

7.  7.00pm

Peter Murray

Edward Gannon

1  9.00am

Sister Anthony Mary Folliard

1  9.00am

Kathleen Gunn

1  11.00am

Jimmy & Betty Mannering

Deceased members of the O’Neill family (Coldwinter)

Padraig Halton & Deceased members of the family

1  11.00am


1  12.15pm

Mary & Joseph White

Joe Keogh (Cabra)

1  12.15pm

Mary Carey

Deceased members of the Oakley family



Friday             Mass for all those on the Parish List of the Dead        

Saturday         Pat & Sheila Moorehead & Patsy McMahon - Mass at 11.00am in the Nursing Home

Words of Pope Francis from last weekend

Meeting with authorities, civil society and diplomatic corps.

“Today as in the past, the men and women who live in this country strive to enrich the life of the nation with the wisdom born of their faith. Even in Ireland’s darkest hours, they found in that faith a source of courage and commitment needed to forge a future of freedom and dignity, justice and solidarity. The Christian message has been an integral part of that experience and had shaped the language, thought and culture of people on this island.

It is my prayer, that Ireland, in listening to the polyphony of contemporary political and social discussion, will not be forgetful of the powerful strains of the Christian message that have sustained it in the past, and can continue to do so in the future.”

Visit to the day centre for the homeless families of the Capuchin Fathers.

“You (Capuchin brothers) are especially attuned with the people of God and indeed with the poor. You have the grace of contemplating the wounds of Jesus in those in need, those who suffer, those who are unfortunate or destitute, or full of vices and defects. For you this is the flesh of Christ.

This is your witness and the church needs it. Thank you.”

Croke Park at the Festival of Families

“You dear families are the vast majority of the people of God. What would the church look like without you? A church of statues, a church of lonely individuals.  God wants every family to be a beacon of the joy of his love in our world. What does that mean? It means that we, who have encountered God’s saving love, try with or without words, to express it in little acts of kindness in our daily routine and in the most hidden moments of our day.............Our families are treasuries of living memories, as children become parents and grandparents in turn. From them we receive our identity, our values and our faith”.

Knock Shrine

“In my prayers before her statue (Statue of Our Lady), I presented to her in particular all the victims of abuse of whatever kind committed by members of the church in Ireland. ..I ask Our Blessed Lady to intercede for the healing of the survivors and to confirm every member of our Christian family in the resolve never again to permit these situations to occur.”

Phoenix Park

Penitential Act of the Holy Father

“We ask forgiveness for the cases of abuse in Ireland, the abuse of power, the abuse of conscience and sexual abuse on the part of representatives of the church. In a special way, we ask forgiveness for all those abuses that took place in different kind of institutions directed by men and women religious and other members of the church. We also ask forgiveness for cases in which many minors were exploited for their labour”


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

Hospice Coffee Morning  Bring and Buy at the home of Angela Eiffe,  Riverstown, Rathfeigh,

Friday 7th September 9.30am-3.30pm. 

Meath Alzheimer Cafe: Wednesday, 5th Sept., 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 speakers are Siobhan Stafford, Asst. Director of Public Health Nursing & Nuala Murtagh, Community RGN., who will speak on ‘Public Health Nurse Support for People with Dementia’.  Tea/coffee and scones served. Admission is free Contact:  Day Centre at 046- 9027007

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