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Parish Bulletin 11th November 2018

Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath

              11 November 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 Kitty O’Neill (Navan Road, Dublin) mother of Tom O’Neill (Clonkeen) who died during the week. May she rest in peace.

A Baptismal Meeting will be held on Wednesday next 14th November at 8.00pm in the Parish Pastoral Centre for parents who have children for baptism in the near future
Next weekend at the 7.00pm and 12.15pm Masses we welcome the boys and girls from Sixth Class who are preparing for Confirmation. They will join us for those Masses as part of their Confirmation preparations. 

November is 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. 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 Date for the Diary

Ratoath Folk Group presents A Night of Music and Reflection on Thursday 13th December at 8.00pm in Ratoath Church. Tickets €10 from the Parish Office or from members of the Folk Group.   All proceeds to Brother Kevin of the Capuchin Day Centre for Homeless People.


11 Nov

Thirty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

18 Nov

Thirty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

7.  7.00pm

Mary & Patrick Moore

Kathleen & Sean Rabbette

John Harris

Margaret & Thomas Campbell &

deceased members of Campbell family

Helen Reilly

Michael Devine

7.  7.00pm

John & Mary O’Brien

John Mulvaney

John McEnroe & deceased members

of the family

Edward Murphy

Audrey Kearney

1  9.00am

Anthony & Mary O’Boyle

1  9.00am

Teesie Gorman

Paddy Reagan

1  11.00am

Roseleen Jacob (Months Memory)

Kathleen & Jim Maguire

1  11.00am

Paddy, Bridie, Nancy & Pat Mulvaney

Attracta Donnelly

1  12.15pm

Geraldine O’Reilly

John & Teresa McCann

1  12.15pm

Jack & Maggie Donnelly

Mary White

Derrick Walker & deceased members of the Walker & Kenny families



Monday           Ray Hannigan & Deceased members of the Legion of Mary

Tuesday          Michael & Alice Hatch; Phil Shanley; and Louise Kelly & deceased members of Kelly &

                      O’Reilly families

Wednesday     Kathleen, Billy & Liam Lynch     

Wednesday     Mass at 11.00am in Ratoath Manor Nursing Home for all who died during the year

Thursday       Matilda & Tim Burns & deceased members of the Sullivan & Burns families                 Friday             Nuala Doherty

Saturday         Gerry Keogh     11.00 am Mass in Ratoath Manor Nursing Home

Standard Orders for October €4,031.35 Many thanks for your continued support and generosity.

Catholic family day in Knock Shrine on 17th November. The day will include Mass, talks and adoration. It is a day with spiritual direction, but mostly a day to bring everyone together.

Is God calling you to be a Priest? A Come and See, Exploring Priesthood Retreat will take place on the 23rd/24th November in Mount Saint Anne’s retreat and Conference Centre, Killenard, Portarlington, Co. Laoise. This retreat is being organised by the National Vocations Office for all dioceses. For more see or contact Fr. Shane Crombie (057) 9321587 or Fr. Joe Campbell (044) 9348338.

Meath Diocesan Pilgrimage to Holy Land  2019: Bishop Deenihan will lead the 2019 Meath Diocesan Pilgrimage to the Holy Land from November 4th – 12th. Full details will be available shortly. Enquiries to MAP Travel at 01 8783111, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or Gerry MacCormack This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 042 9667314                        

A reunion of the WMOF volunteers from around the diocese of Meath is being organised for Friday 30th November at 7:30pm in St Mary's, Navan. It will take the format of a liturgical gathering led by Bishop Deenihan, followed by a social function during which a commemorative publication will be launched to mark the commitment of so many volunteers from our diocese.

Sign-up / registration page on the following link:

On Sunday 18th November, at the Church of the Assumption, Batterstown, during 9.30am Sunday Mass. Prayers of Remembrance and Prayers for Peace,(marking 25 years of the Meath Peace Group)

On Sunday 18th November in Dalgan Park at 3.00pm -   Meath Archaeological and Historical Society lecture - “The Columban Odyssey from Dalgan to the Far East - Centenary of the Columban Fathers", by Fr Neil Collins. All welcome.  Inquiries to J. Clancy, PRO, 01 8259438; website

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 a number of estates areas. If you can assist, please contact Maureen at the Parish Office. We thank those who have contacted the parish office and offered to help.

ASK, Adults Supporting Kids, supporting our children with additional needs are holding a Charity Table Quiz in The Ratoath Inn at 8pm on Friday 16thNovember,€40 per table of 4, registration on the night, for more details contact (087) 9344161 or (087) 7586646.

Anam Cara North Dublin, the organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding a Parent Evening for bereaved parents on Wednesday 21st November at 7:20pm in the Carnegie Court Hotel, Swords, Co. Dublin.  Open to all bereaved parents.

Charity Coffee Morning, in aid of affordable counselling in Dowdstown Counselling Services, is taking place at Highfield Guesthouse, Trim, on Tuesday 13th November, 11am - 2.30pm.  Ph: 086 8235739.

Pilates classes every Monday morning in Ratoath Community Centre 10am to11am with Nicola

087 6975207.  Classes suits beginners to intermediate level and people can work at own pace.  

GAA Lotto results:  1,11,19,21. Congratulations to €12,000 Jackpot Winner ....Dave Donohue. Congratulations!. Draw in Auld Stand next week on Monday 12th Nov.


Learn to Jive - St. Seachnalls N.S Every Wednesday of November at 8pm Contact Declan from

GetUp And Jive on 087 755 7163

St. Canice's Indoor Bowls Club, Church Street, Finglas – looking for club members.  Experienced players or beginners.  Meets every Wednesday and Friday nights at 7.30pm.  Please phone 086160 89 40.

Institute of Technology Blanchardstown : Open Evening on Wednesday 14th November. 5pm-7pm

Legion of Mary: Meetings every Tuesday at 7.00 pm in Ratoath Parish Centre. New members are very welcome. For further information, please contact Mary Hannigan 086 083 9295


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