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Parish Bulletin 25th November 2018

Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath

            25 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.



Christmas Mass Bouquet available from the parish office 


This 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.

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.

“In the eyes of God human life is precious, sacred and inviolable. No one can despise the lives of others or one’s own life”                           Pope Francis tweet at @Pontifex

A social evening will be held in the Parochial House on Thursday evening 29th November beginning at 8.00pm for all who distribute the parish envelopes, those who collect them and for those who take up the basket collection at the weekend Masses. We are grateful to all for their support and work. 


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.


25 Nov

Feast of Christ the King

2 Dec

First Sunday of Advent

7.  7.00pm

Ciaran Kilcline

Bridget Wall & Richard King

Stephen Daly

Tom & Rosemary Wallace

Pat Kierwan

7.  7.00pm

Alan Rafferty

Frank & Anne O’Reilly

Patsy & Christy Smith

Pauline Fox

Patrick & Patricia Murphy 

1  9.00am

Loretta Drummond

1  9.00am

Kathleen & Hugh Nally

1  11.00am

Mary & John Sheeran

Olive McCann

1  11.00am

Molly & Frank Maher

Gina Gillespie

Michael Byrne & deceased members of the family

Tom, Kathleen & Michael Brennan

1  12.15pm

Michael Ryder

Gwenn Clegg

1  12.15pm




Monday          Kevin & Kate Darby

Tuesday          Joe Kennedy; Sister Noberta Kennedy & the deceased members of the Kennedy family

Wednesday     Phil Byrne

Saturday         11.00 am Mass in Ratoath Manor Nursing Home

                           The Feast of Christ the King

On this last Sunday of the liturgical year, we celebrate the solemnity of Christ the King. And today’s Gospel leads us to contemplate Jesus as he introduces himself to Pilate as king of a kingdom that “is not of this world” (Jn 18:36).

This doesn’t mean that Christ is the king of another world, but that he is king in another manner, but he is king in this world. It is a contrast between two types of logic. Worldly logic is based on ambition, competition, it fights using the weapons of fear, extortion, and the manipulation of consciences.

On the other hand, the logic of the Gospel, that is, the logic of Jesus, is expressed in humility and gratuitousness. It is silently but effectively affirmed with the strength of truth.

The kingdoms of this world at times are sustained by arrogance, rivalries and oppression; the reign of Christ is a “kingdom of justice, love and peace”

                                                                                           (Pope Francis)


Antoín Mac Gabhann and Friends are returning to perform a concert of traditional music in Dalgan Park this Sunday 25th November at 3.00pm. Tickets are available at reception (€15, €10 for students, children free) and all proceeds will go to the work of the Columban Missionaries.

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.

Ratoath National Schools Parents Association is hosting a fundraising "Clothes for Cash" collection from Monday 10th to Thursday 13th December. Please 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 very much appreciated as the school receives €4 per bag!

Congratulations to Ratoath GAA on reaching the All Ireland Junior B Camogie Club Championship final against Clontibret (Monaghan) in Pairc Tailteann, Navan today. Throw in at 12:30 p.m. Please support Ratoath with your presence in Pairc Tailteann.

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.
Ratoath Garden Club: Will meet on Monday 26th November at 8.00pm in the Ratoath Inn. This month’s talk will be given by Chris Heavy on Seed Sowing, Cuttings and much more.
Date for your diaries: our Christmas Gala evening will be held on Monday 10th December. 


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