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Parish Bulletin 30th September 2018

Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath

            30 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.

Please pray for the repose of the soul of John Carey (The Commons) who died during the week. May he rest in peace.

The sick & the housebound will be attended to in their homes on Thursday and Friday this week.


This 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, this Sunday 30th September in Ashbourne by Bishop Deenihan.

New Members for the Parish Choir: The Parish Choir practice 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.


A meeting of the Board of Management of Ratoath Junior National School will take place in the Parish Pastoral Centre on Monday 1st October at 7.00pm

A meeting of the Parish Finance Committee will be held in the Parish Pastoral Centre on Tuesday 2nd October at 8.30pm.

The Legion of Mary is having a social afternoon in the Ratoath Parish Pastoral Centre on Sunday 14th October from 3.00 pm to 5.30 pm. All active members, auxiliaries members and others who would like to come are welcome. Please let us know for catering purposes, Mary Hannigan 086 083 9295


30 Sept

Twenty Sixth  Sunday in O. T.

7 Oct

Twenty Seventh  Sunday in O. T.

7.  7.00pm

Lizzy & John Madden

7.  7.00pm

James & Mary Murphy

David McKinney

1  9.00am

Maurice Brennan

John & Mary Mooney

Larry & Mary Mooney

1  9.00am


1  11.00am

Patrick Cowley & deceased members of the family

Nora Looney

Michael & Mai Carey

Alice Burke

1  11.00am

Charles & Elizabeth Keogh

Michael, Bridget & Seamus McIntyre and the deceased members of the family

Elizabeth Gilsenan-Eng

1  12.15pm

Christy Fagan

1  12.15pm

Caroline Donnelly (Month’s Memory)

Bernard McIntyre (Month’s Memory)

Peter & Mary Moore



Monday        Tom & May Clince            Tuesday       Special Intention 

Wednesday   Caroline Donnelly            Friday          Mass for all those on the Parish List of the Dead        

      Saturday      Mass at 11.00am in Ratoath Manor Nursing Home

Thursday next 4th October is the feast of St. Francis of Assisi

Prayer of St. Francis of Assisi.

"Lord, make me an instrument of your peace; where there is hatred, let me sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is discord, union; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light; and where there is sadness, joy.

"O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled, as to console; to be understood, as to understand; to be loved, as to love; for it is in giving that we receive, it is in pardoning that we are pardoned, and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life." Amen.


Would members of the Parish Liturgy Committee please note that the meeting scheduled for Tuesday 16th October will be brought forward to Tuesday 9th October to facilitate priests and parish representatives to attend the Children Safeguarding meeting scheduled for Tuesday 16th October.

The annual Service of Remembrance,  Remembering Pregnancy Loss and Babies and Children who have died, is taking place on Sunday 7th October at 3pm in The Auditorium, Medical Missionaries of Mary Convent, Beechgrove, DroghedaParking available at The Lourdes Church, Hardmans Gardens, Drogheda. Parents, siblings and extended family members are invited to attend. This Service is organised by Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda  

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
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.  
Meath Alzheimer Cafe:  Wednesday 3rd October 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 speaker is Kathy Maher, Pharmacist, who will give a talk on Medicines for the Older Person, including Dementia Treatment’.  Tea/coffee and scones served.  Admission is free.  Contact:  Day Centre at 046-9027007.            
Creative Writing Classes for Children. Starting Saturday 6th October. Duration: 8 weeks. 
Time: 3pm to 4.30 pm. Venue: Ashbourne. For details, please contact Sinead at 087 2737677


On Sunday 7th October at 3.00pm in Oldcastle Library - Meath Archaeological and Historical Society lecture: "Captivity - Incarceration of aliens and residents in Meath (Oldcastle) and Tipperary during the First World War," by Clare O'Neill. All welcome. Inquiries to J. Clancy, PRO, tel 01 8259438; 

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