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Parish Bulletin 7th October 2018
Trinity Church, Ratoath 7 October 2018 01 8256207 " * This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it 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 Lauren Fitzgerald, Rosalie Finnegan and Daniel Walls who were baptised recently. Envelope Collection for the week ending 23rd & 30th September €1,618.71 Many thanks for your continued support and generosity Next weekend at our Masses, we welcome the boys and girls of Second Class who are of preparation for the Sacrament of Confession and Holy Communion. At the Masses they will present their Enrolment forms. We welcome them along with their parents. A meeting of the Board of Management of Ratoath Senior National School will take place in the Parish Pastoral Centre on Monday 8th October at 7.00pm A meeting of the Parish Liturgy Committee will take place on Tuesday 9th October at 8.00pm in the Parish Pastoral Centre. Please note the change of date. A Baptismal Meeting will be held on Wednesday next 10th October at 8.00pm in the Parish Pastoral Centre for parents who have children for baptism in the near future. 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. “The family, founded upon marriage freely contracted, one and indissoluble, must be regarded as the natural, primary cell of human society. The interests of the family, therefore, must be taken very specially into consideration in social and economic affairs, as well as in the spheres of faith and morals. For all of these have to do with strengthening the family and assisting it in the fulfilment of its mission” From Pacem in Terris by Pope St. John XX111. His feast day is this Thursday 11th October. 7 Oct Twenty Seventh Sunday in O. T. 14 Oct Twenty Eight Sunday in O. T. 7. 7.00pm James & Mary Murphy David McKinney Tom McGuire Maura Dineen 7. 7.00pm Christy Donnelly Willie Kissane and Sandra Buttner 1 9.00am 1 9.00am Maureen Regan Anthony & Mary Kate Gaughan & Michael Gaughan 1 11.00am Charles & Elizabeth Keogh Michael, Bridget & Seamus McIntyre and the deceased members of the family Elizabeth Gilsenan-Eng 1 11.00am Youlanda Kelly 1 12.15pm Caroline Donnelly (Month’s Memory) Bernard McIntyre (Month’s Memory) Peter & Mary Moore 1 12.15pm Ronnie Brannigan & the deceased members of the Maher family Saturday No morning Mass 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 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, Drogheda. Parking 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 A Mass to marking the 45th Anniversary of the East Meath Pioneer Region will take place on Sunday 21st October at 3.00pm. The celebrant will be Fr Bernard McGuckian SJ Central Spiritual Director of the PTAA. Presentation of Pioneer Emblems and certifications will be presented to those eligible for membership in the following categories 10 years, 25 years (Silver) 50 years (Gold) and 60 years (Diamond). Followed by Dinner and Dance in Katie’s Kitchen Donore Road Drogheda. Information from your local Pioneer Centre or from Jim Smith 087 6501915 and Mary Brady 086 3592636 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Tickets €25 Anam Cara North Dublin, the organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding a Parent Evening for bereaved parents on Wednesday 17th October at 7:20pm in the Carnegie Court Hotel, Swords, Co. Dublin. This event is free and open to all bereaved parents regardless of the age your child died, the circumstances of their death, or whether their death was recent or not. If you know of any child who wishes to be considered for enrolment in Junior Infants in Ratoath Junior National School next September 2019 and has not already returned the ‘Notification of Enrolment Form’ to the school they should do so immediately. Forms are available on or from the school office 01 8256639 Enrolment for 1st Year September for Ratoath College opened on October 3rd. The Principal and Deputy Principal have visited the students of 6th class last week in the four local feeder schools to distribute enrolment packs to the children. (Ratoath Senior N S, St Pauls N S, Rathbeggan N S and Curragha N S). If you have not already contacted Ratoath College and you are living in the area and your child is not attending one of the local feeder schools, please phone the college and an enrolment pack will be posted to you. 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; Meath Laterlife Network is having their AGM on Monday 8th October from 11am to 1pm in the Ardboyne Hotel, Navan. Join us for a morning of information and interaction for people aged 55 and over in Meath. Attendance is free and light refreshments will be provided. Places limited, so booking essential. Contact Natasha on 046 9280790 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Ratoath Youth Club Committee is working in conjunction with Youth Work Ireland Meath to provide a space for teenagers to call their own. Youth Work Ireland Meath will be providing the training and safeguarding for volunteers to ensure the provision of the service meets best practice. Under the guidance of these two structures, Ratoath Youth Club is sure to provide a fantastic support to young people in the area. Volunteers will have to complete their Child protection training and Garda Vetted through Youth Work Ireland Meath. There is no fee and the vetting is done online. If you have an interest in volunteering, please contact Lisa on 0870906062.

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