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Parish Bulletin 23rd September 2018

Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath

            23 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.


Congratulations to Fiadh Hendrick (Woodlands), Scott Deacy (Steeplechase Hill),

Raymond Andrews (Cairn Court), Eoghan Conaty (Woodlands), Noah Fay (Steeplechase Green) and

Daniel Cummins (Cabin Hill) who were baptised recently.


Congratulations to Aine Watkins and Andrew Murphy who were married during the week.

Next weekend at the 7.00pm Vigil Mass and the 12.15pm Sunday Mass, we welcome the boys and girls of Sixth Class who are to present their Confirmation Commitment forms, as they begin this year of preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation in March. We welcome them along with their parents.

Please keep in your prayers Fergal Cummins, who will be ordained to the priesthood, next Sunday 30th September in Ashbourne by Bishop Deenihan.

Envelope Collection for the week ending 9th & 16th September €1,501.30

Many thanks for your continued support and generosity.

Legion of Mary Pilgrimage to Knock on Sunday 30th September. A bus will leave Ratoath Church at 8.00 am, Dunshaughlin Church at 8.15 am and Dunboyne Church at 8.30 am. Everyone is welcome.

To book a seat on the bus, please contact May Tuite 087 133 4872 or Peggy Thornton 087 784 6455

New Members for the Parish Choir: The Parish Choir has resumed  their practices on Tuesday evening at 8.15pm in the Parish Pastoral Centre. They sing at the 12.15pm Mass on Sunday.

New members are always welcome. Just come along on Tuesday evening.

Ratoath Garden Club will meet on Monday 24th September at 8.00pm in the Ratoath Inn. New members welcome.


23 Sept

Twenty Fifth Sunday in O.T.

30 Sept

Twenty Sixth  Sunday in O. T.

7.  7.00pm

Kathy & Jack Nulty

Thomas & Maria Nulty

7.  7.00pm

Lizzy & John Madden

1  9.00am


1  9.00am

Maurice Brennan

John & Mary Mooney

Larry & Mary Mooney

1  11.00am

Grace Jordan

Vincent Donnelly

1  11.00am

Patrick Cowley & deceased members of the family

Nora Looney

Michael & Mai Carey

1  12.15pm

Peggy Flood (Months Memory)

Paddy McDermott

Kiva Carr

Alice & Patrick Beggy

PJ Moran               

1  12.15pm

Christy Fagan



Monday     Special Intention         Saturday       Mass at 11.00am in Ratoath Manor Nursing Home

Pope Francis at the General Audience in Rome
on Wednesday last 19th September
Dear brothers and sisters: 
In our continuing catechesis on the Ten Commandments, we now turn to the fourth commandment: “Honour your father and your mother”. 
In the version of the Decalogue found in the Book of Deuteronomy, this command is followed by the promise of a long and happy life. We know how important the experience of good upbringing is for our later life, as well as the fact that not all parents are perfect. 
The fourth commandment bids us respect those who brought us into the world, despite their own limitations and the shortcomings of our childhood or home situation. 
When we look to the saints who suffered in their early years, we see that whatever our past hurts, God’s grace can bring not only healing but strength to change and to build a constructive future. God has a plan for our life. 
He is our heavenly Father, who through the death and resurrection of his Son offers us the possibility of being born anew and to enjoy life in abundance. In this light, we can honour our parents with gratitude for the gift of life they gave us, which finds its fulfilment in the glorious freedom of the children of God.

St. Paul’s National School, Ratoath (20215J) is seeking a fulltime caretaker. Keyholding and general maintenance. Gross pay €25,000p/a.  Applications with CV and referees to: Morag McGowan, St. Paul’s N.S., Ratoath, Co. Meath. Closing date for applications is 2nd October.

Irish Dancing Classes by Scoil Rince Ni Chearra - O Baolain are held every Tuesday in The Venue (Ratoath Community Centre) at 4pm.  enquiries tel. 086 2092468.   

FREE L.M.E.T.B Adult Learning Courses, both beginners and QQI accredited in Computers, Word Processing, Digital Media, Desktop Publishing, Communication, Sewing and craft. Courses are held in Ashbourne, Dunboyne and Dunshaughlin. Contact 0879002615 to reserve a place
GAA Lotto results nos drawn: 5,7,9,16. No winner this week
Smoking Area Comedies performed by Spiders Ankles theatre group in conjunction with Dunshaughlin Players on Saturday 29th and Sunday 30thSeptember in Arch Bar at 8pm as part of Harvest Festival. Two hours of laughs and one liners ,a great night's entertainment.
Job Vacancy Dunboyne Community Employment: Have the following 4 vacancies
Cleaning  & Maintenance Person to work in Ratoath,
Youth Support Worker: Dunshaughlin Community Area.
Office Administration Person: Dunboyne Community Area. 
Retail Assistant : Dunboyne SVDP Shop.  
For persons eligible to work under the Community   Employment Scheme. 
These positions are part-time (19.5 hours).  Full training programme will be put in place for successful candidates. For further detailsContact Danny Gaughan Email: 
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  Mobile: 087-2626727 Office: 01 – 825 2864
Ratoath  Scout Group will take all your clean unwanted clothes, bags, shoes, curtains, towels, bed linen to raise funds for our Cub group as part of our fundraising Cash for Clobber. 


Phone 0860458944 for more information or to organise collection.  

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