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Parish Bulletin 13 January 2019

Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath

              13 January 2019


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 Ben Glynn  who died during the week. May he rest in peace.


Envelope Collection for the week ending 30th December & 6th January €1,901.07

Standing Orders for December €3,231.86 Many thanks for your continued support and generosity.

Meath Diocesan Pilgrimage to the Holy Land led by Bishop Tom Deenihan from 4th to 12th November. €1,525. Booking with Map Travel on 01-8783111 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Enquiries to Fr Gerry MacCormack on 042-9667314

Priory Institute registration is now open for the Spring Semester of studies, beginning on 02 March Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or Tel: 01 4048124

Catholic Schools Week 2019 will run from 27 January to 3 February on the theme ‘Catholic Schools: Celebrating the Work of Our Local Catholic Schools’. 

St. Paul’s National School has posted applications for enrolment for September 2019. If you were expecting one and didn’t receive one please contact the school office on 01-8257246.

The Offices of Dowdstown Counselling Services are now located in the CYWS Hall, Fairgreen, Navan, Co. Meath. We offer affordable counselling covering a wide range of issues.  For more details ph: 0469020671 or email:
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13 Jan

Baptism of the Lord

20 Jan

Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

7.  7.00pm

Tiney Gorman

Caroline Hynes

Willie, Lottie, & Linda McEvett

Margaret & Paul McDermott     

Paul Gillen

Betty Shanahan

7.  7.00pm

Maurice Keogh

Dorothea Mates

Tom & Catherine McLoughlin

Noel Walshe

Carmel O’Connell

1  9.00am

Helen O’Leary

Sister Anthony & William Folard

Cyril Brennan

1  9.00am

Dympna Mills

1  11.00am

Dermot Gallagher

Paul Doyle

1  11.00am

Tommy & Bridie Dolan

Winnie & Pud Mahon

1  12.15pm

Lilly Cullen  

Lil, Christina & Christy Nulty & deceased members of the family

Declan Hoare

Jim McDermott

1  12.15pm

Willie Carey & Evelyn Cullen

Pat & Mary Reilly

Christy Crowley



                              Saturday            Mass in the Nursing Home 11.00am

Job Vacancy Dunboyne Community Employment: Have the following 7 vacancies
1.     Cleaning & Maintenance Person to work in Ratoath. Duties to include general cleaning & maintenance within the grounds facilities, or as required by Manager
2.     Youth Support Worker: Dunshaughlin Community Area. Duties to include working with young people on a one to one & group basis. Assisting with trips & activities.  Applicants must supply suitable character references and be prepared to complete Garda Vetting application
3.     Ground Maintenance Person:  Batterstown community area. Duties to include grounds keeping, pitch marking and maintenance, upkeep of common areas  
4.     Retail Assistants x 3 positions: Dunboyne SVDP Shop. Duties to include dealing with customers, stock control and arrangement of shop displays & general shop maintenance
5.     Ratoath Parish: Parish Grounds Maintenance/Cemetery Attendant -Duties to include grounds keeping, cemetery upkeep and maintenance and upkeep of all parish grounds and common areas.

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 
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  Mobile: 087-2626727 Office: 01 – 825 2864
Anam Cara North Dublin is holding a Parent Evening for bereaved parents on Wednesday 16th January 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. For information see or call 085-2888 888.
Dunboyne College of Further Education offers a range of Adult Night Classes including: Hobby Courses /Fitness and Health, IT/Computer Classes, QQI Level 5 Courses and One Night Talks. Classes start 29th January 2018. Apply now on our website:
Third Level Course Information Morning @ DkIT Dundalk Institute of Technology (DkIT) is holding its annual Course and CAO Information morning on Saturday 19th January between 10.00am and 1.00pm. The Course information morning is an opportunity for prospective students to find out more information on courses in DkIT as well as getting help and assistance with filling in their CAO application form.  For more information please visit
Ratoath Community Centre: New community activities for adults from 11.30am to 1.30pm. Mondays - Knit & Natter   Wednesdays - Retro Games Club (men)   Thursdays - Retro Games Club ( men and women). The Retro Games Club will include Darts, Table Tennis, Card games and Board games. All welcome. 
GAA Lotto results:  Nos drawn: 13,14,25,27. There was no jackpot winner. €50 winners: Tom Roddy & Hazel O'Connor, Ratoath. Draw in Ratoath Inn next week on Monday 14th Huge thanks to all supporters, volunteers and those who've signed up online.
Prayer is like writing. We either do it or we don’t. Talking about it, reading books about it, talking to other people who do it isn’t writing – and it isn’t prayer. 
Clearly, we’re not going to be doing other things while we’re praying. 
Clearly we turn off the TV, step away from the laptop, and put the phone away. 


I like to light a candle and a stick of incense, a little ritual to mark that I’m about to enter consecrated time and consecrated space.                    

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