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Parish Bulletin 14th october 2018

Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath

               14 October 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 Ayleen Eiffe and Paul Kiernan who were married during the week.

This 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.

Standing Orders for September €2,959.90 Many thanks for your continued support and generosity.


October is Mission Month: Next Sunday 21st October is World Mission Sunday. Pope Francis is asking you and every Catholic worldwide to come together in celebration of World Mission Sunday.         On this very special day every Church, in every parish across our globe will give what they can, no matter how little, towards the World Mission Sunday collection.

Your contribution will be used to help spread faith, hope and love by supporting overseas missionaries, many of whom work in some of the world’s most impoverished and remote communities.

Mission Month and Mission Sunday is a time for you to fully appreciate the dedication of these missionaries who are there before, during and after any crisis.

November is traditionally dedicated as the Month of the Holy Souls when we pray in a special way for family members/relatives/ friends who are no longer with us. The sheets and envelopes for the List of the Dead are available at the back of the church. We ask you to fill them in and return them to the box at the back of the church before early November. All those on the parish list of the dead are prayed for at all Masses in November and on the first Friday of every month.

A Meeting of the Board of Management of St Paul’s National School will be held on Monday 15th October at 7.30pm


14 Oct

Twenty Eight  Sunday in O. T.

21 Oct

Mission Sunday

7.  7.00pm

Christy Donnelly

Willie Kissane and Sandra Buttner

7.  7.00pm

James Gray

John & Elizabeth Harmon

Michael Maher

Tessie Ennis

Danny Ryan

1  9.00am

Maureen Regan

Anthony & Mary Kate & Michael


1  9.00am


1  11.00am

Youlanda Kelly

1  11.00am

Masie & Joe McCormack

Deceased members of the Harding

& O’Shaughnessy families

Ursula Gormley

1  12.15pm

Ronnie Brannigan & the deceased members of the Maher family

1  12.15pm

Mella Everard

Pudser Toole

Roger & Elizabeth Corcoran



Saturday     11.00 am  Ratoath Nursing Home    Declan Sweeney  & Fiacra O’Neill

A safeguarding training meeting and update for all priests and parish safeguarding representatives will be held in Parish Centre in Ashbourne next Tuesday evening 16th October at 8.00pm

Ratoath National Schools Parents Association is hosting a fundraising "Clothes for Cash" collection from Monday 15th to Thursday 18th October. Drop off your unwanted clothes, footwear (in pairs), bedlinen (no duvets) & towels in a bag at the low wall beside the schools carpark from 9.20am to 3pm  Your support is much appreciated as the school receives €4 per bag

Distribution of Parish Envelopes: We are grateful to all who distribute the parish envelopes for us at the end of November or early December every year. It usually takes about one hour to deliver the envelopes to homes. We are looking for a number of volunteers who could assist in the distribution of the envelopes to the following areas – Woodlands; Woodland Park; Somerville; Steeplechase Green; Steeplechase Hill and the Avenue, Garden and Crescent in Fox Lodge Woods. If you can assist, please contact Maureen at the Parish Office.

Message of thanks from Brother Kevin and Brother Sean
at the Capuchin Day Centre Homeless People
Sincere thanks and prayers for God’s blessing to Fr Gerry, Fr Brendan, Josie Brannigan and all the parish helpers for the proceeds of your “Harvest Festival” which included cash donations of €430 and a transit van of fruit and vegetables and other goodies for the people who attend the Centre.   
I know successful events like this one takes a lot of organising so our heartfelt appreciation to all for their efforts. These supplies will be or great help in offsetting our expenses.
As you can see from the media, our numbers are increasing by the day and more people are falling into poverty. We try to help by providing meals and grocery parcels to supplement their food. While it is a constant challenge to keep up with demand and plan for the future, we Capuchins know that with the help of God working through kind people like Altar society members and the parishioners of Ratoath, we will continue in our apostolate to those in most of need. Every day we thank God for your generosity and it strengthens our own Christian commitment to the work.
On behalf of the people who attend the Capuchin Day Centre, we offer renewed thanks to all concerned and our prayers for God’s blessing in you all and all you hold dear.

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

Music series in Dalgan Park, Navan continue with Billy O'Brien this Sunday 14th October at 3.00pm. Tickets are available at reception for €15 and €5 for students. He will play music by Claude Debussy, Sergei Prokofiev, Frederic Chopin and Alexander Scriabin.

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. 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.

Ratoath Youth Club Committee is working in conjunction with Youth Work Ireland Meath to provide a space for teenagers to call their own. 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  08709060
Irish Blood Transfusion Service: Next clinic in Ratoath GAA Club on Monday 15th October 4.30pm-8.00pm


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