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Parish Bulletin 18th November 2018

Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath

            18 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 Mandy Maher (Clonee) sister in law of Paul Maher (Fairyhouse Road) who died during the week. May she rest in peace.

We welcome into the Christian community Max Green who was baptised recently.

Envelope Collection for the week ending 11th November €1,572.50

Many thanks for your continued support and generosity.

This 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. 
Next weekend at the 7.00pm and the 11.00am and 12.15pm Masses we welcome the boys and girls from Second Class who, as part of their “Do This in Memory of Me” programme, are preparing for the sacraments of Confirmation and Communion. They welcome them along with their parents.

November is dedicated as the Month of the Holy Souls. 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.


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.

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


18 Nov

Thirty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

25 Nov

Feast of Christ the King

7.  7.00pm

John & Mary O’Brien

John Mulvaney

John McEnroe & deceased members

of the family

Edward Murphy

Audrey Kearney

7.  7.00pm

Ciaran Kilcline

Bridget Wall & Richard King

Stephen Daly

Tom & Rosemary Wallace

Pat Kierwan

1  9.00am

Teesie Gorman

Paddy Reagan

1  9.00am

Loretta Drummond

1  11.00am

Paddy, Bridie, Nancy & Pat Mulvaney

Attracta Donnelly

1  11.00am

Mary & John Sheeran

Olive McCann

1  12.15pm

Jack & Maggie Donnelly

Mary White

Derrick Walker & deceased members of the Walker & Kenny families

1  12.15pm

Michael Ryder



Monday           Michael O’Neill

Saturday         11.00 am Mass in Ratoath Manor Nursing Home

Christmas Mass Bouquet available from the parish office.

A meeting of the Board of Management of Ratoath Junior National School will take place at 7.00pm on Monday 19th November in the Parish Pastoral Centre.

A meeting of the Parish Liturgy Committee will take place at 8.00pm on Tuesday 20thNovember in the Parish Pastoral Centre.

A meeting of the Board of Management of Rathbeggan National School will take place at 7.30pm on Thursday 22nd November in the Parish Pastoral Centre.

The Benedictine Monks of Silverstream Priory, Stamullen, County Meath warmly invite the clergy, religious, and lay folk of the Diocese to join them for Vespers, Homily, and Benediction of the Most Blessed Sacrament at 5.00 pm on the first three Sundays of Advent December 2nd,9th, 16th and on December 8th, the feast of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Tea will be served in the gatehouse following the liturgical service.

10th annual Kingscourt Parish Pilgrimage led by Fr Gerry MacCormack will retrace the footsteps of

St Paul in Malta. From 15thto 22nd September 2019. Cost €975.00 on a half board basis.

Booking by 14th December with MAP Travel 36 upper O’Connell Street Dublin 1. 01 8783111

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

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:

St. Paul's Christmas Fair is Sunday 2nd December from 11am to 2.30pm. A good day out for all the Family with Toy Stall, Cake Stall, Plants, Gifts, Books, Tuck Shop, Face Painting,Tea/Coffee/Hot chocolate served.  Bumper Raffle with over 75 prizes and Santa will be here to see the children in his Grotto

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

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.

Christmas Craft Fair will be held at Ratoath Community Centre on this Sunday 18th November from 12pm to 4pm. Come along and support small local businesses and get your Christmas shopping started!!!

Job Vacancy Dunboyne Community Employment: Have the following 4 vacancies
Cleaning  & Maintenance Person to work in Ratoath,
Youth Support Worker: Dunshaughlin Community Area.
Ground Maintenance : Batterstown
Retail Assistant : Dunboyne SVDP Shop.  For persons eligible to work under the Community   Employment Scheme. These positions are part-time (19.5 hours).  Full training programme will be put in place for successful candidates. For further details on these positions please contact Danny Gaughan Email: 
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  Mobile: 087-2626727 Office: 01 – 825 2864
L.M.E.T.B. free courses for adults starting Jan 2019 in Dunboyne, Ashbourne and Dunshaughlin - Computers for beginners; Sewing for beginners; Career preparation; Write Right; Brush up on your Irish. Contact 0879002615 or email dobrien@lmetb to reserve a place.


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