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Parish Bulletin 28th October 2018

Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath

               28 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 Niamh Reilly and Thomas O’Shea who were married during the week.

Next Sunday is a blue offering day.

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.

Thursday is the Feast of All Saints. It is a holy day of obligation. Masses are at 11.00am and 7.00pm

Friday is the Commemoration of all the Faithful Departed (Feast of All Souls).

Masses are at 9.45am and 7.00pm

The Church in her pilgrim members, from the earliest days, has honoured with great respect the memory of the dead and “because it is a holy and wholesome thought to pray for the dead that they might be loosed from their sins”, she offers her prayers for them.

The sick and the housebound will be attended to in their homes on Thursday and Friday next

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 – Woodland Hall; Somerville; Steeplechase Green; Steeplechase Hill. If you can assist, please contact Maureen at the Parish Office


28 Oct

Twenty Ninth  Sunday in O. T.

4 Nov

Remembrance Sunday

7.  7.00pm

Pat McCabe & Patrick McCabe Junior

Sean Glynn

7.  7.00pm

John O’Neill

Seamus Ennis

Frank, Mary & Frankie Gorman

1  9.00am

Matthew & Molly Duffy

Des Crofton

1  9.00am

Jack & Alice Mannering

1  11.00am

John & Liz Barron

Anne Alford

1  11.00am

John McCarthy

Jim Simpson

Carmel O’Connor

1  12.15pm

John Carey  (Months Memory)

Miriam Browne

Aggie & Anthony Donohue

1  12.15pm

Remembrance Mass



Monday           11.00 am Mass in Ratoath Manor Nursing Home   

Tuesday           William & Elizabeth Dunne and deceased members of the family & Marcus Corrigan 

Wednesday      Paddy Duffy

Saturday         11.00 am Mass in Ratoath Manor Nursing Home   

Many thanks for your support for the Mission Sunday Collection last weekend. Your prayers and donations will help missionaries across the world share the love of Christ with those in greatest need. Your generosity means that you are helping to empower people who are struggling to form sustainable communities of faith, hope and love, so that people may have the chance to experience love and support within our church family.

SVP Vincent’s Charity Shop Dunshaughlin would like to invite you to their Glitz & Glamour Event on Thursday 8th November 1pm-8pm. Party-ware, occasion-ware, footwear, bags & accessories everything you need for that special occasion. Free gifts and luxury hamper, draw on the day.

Places still available on a FREE "Computers for beginners" course, starting Monday 5th Nov, from 10:00- 13:00. It will run for 4 Mondays in the grounds of Dunshaughlin Community College. Contact 0879002615 to reserve a place.

Meath Archaeological and Historical Society lecture - “Dissent and Reaction - Laurence Ginnell, World War I and the Irish Question', by Paul Hughes, QUB. in Annebrook House Hotel, Mullingar at 3.00pm on Sunday 28th October.  Inquiries to J. Clancy, PRO, 01 8259438; website

Armistice Centenary On 11th November, Dunshaughlin Historical Society, with the involvement of students from the Community College will mark the ending of the Great War a century ago.  At 11 o’clock, bells will ring in the village followed by a two minute silence and a short ceremony to respectfully remember those who died on all sides of World War 1. Immediately afterwards in St. Patrick’s  Hall there will be a display and short talks on the local war experience with music from that time and refreshments.  All welcome.

Ratoath Ball Wall fundraiser in Ratoath GAA on Sunday 28th October: The “Dubs V Royals” replay over 35’s fun match at 3.00pm. and Halloween Family Fun day- attractions include haunted house, fancy dress, spot prizes, pumpkin patch, food stall, face painting and Halloween movie from 3.00pm to 8.00pm.

Do you want to help children reach their potential?  Barnardos are seeking extra adult volunteers, aged 55 years and older, who have lots of life experience and an enjoyment of reading, for their volunteer reading programme for primary schools based in Finglas, Dublin 11. Volunteers provide one-to-one reading sessions to children in 1st and 2nd class who need some extra help with their reading.  The sessions occur 2 times a week, Monday to Thursday, at fixed set times. The volunteer will be asked to read with 2 children on each visit, which happen during primary school hours. For more information or to register your interest in this programme please contact Suzanne, Barnardos Volunteer Service, on 01 7080431 / 086 8570112 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


May I be no one’s enemy, and may I be a friend of that which is eternal ad abides.

May I never quarrel with those nearest me, and if I do, may I be reconciled quickly.

May I wish for all people’s happiness and envy none.

May I never rejoice in the ill fortune of one who has wronged me.

When I have done or said what is wrong, may I never wait for the rebuke of others, but always rebuke myself until I make amends.

May I win no victory that harms either me or my opponent.

May I reconcile friends who are angry with one another.

May I, to the extent of my power, give all needful help to my friends and to all who are in want.

May I never fail a friend in danger.

When visiting those in grief may I be able, by gentle and healing words, to soften their pain.

May I accustom myself to be gentle and never be angry with people because of circumstances.

                                                                                                             (Eusebius of Caesarea – 4th century)


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