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Parish Bulletin 27th January 2019

Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath

             27 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 souls of Esme Browne (Powderlough) and Christy Fox (Ballybough), father of Ray Fox who died during the week. May they rest in peace.


This weekend at the 7.00pm Mass and the 12.15pm Mass, the boys and girls of Sixth class who are preparing for Confirmation will join us as part of their Confirmation programme. We welcome them along with their parents. At these Masses they will bring their formal applications for Confirmation.

The sick and the housebound will be visited in their homes on Thursday and Friday of this week.

Envelope Collection for the week ending 13th & 20th January €2,772.17

Many thanks for your continued support and generosity.


A meeting of the Board of Management of Ratoath Senior National School will be held in Parish Pastoral Centre on Monday 28th January at 7.00pm.

A meeting of the Parish Liturgy Committee will be held in Parish Pastoral Centre on Tuesday 29th January at 8.00pm

A meeting of the Parish Finance Committee will be held in the Parish Pastoral Centre on Wednesday 30th January at 8.30pm.


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’. 




27 Jan

Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

03 Feb

Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

7.  7.00pm

Tommy & Molly Walls

John Redmond

Hugh Muldoon & deceased members of the family

Mary Brazil

7.  7.00pm

Tom Reilly (Months Memory)

Pud, Bill & Mollie O’Neill

1  9.00am


1  9.00am

Eugene & Ronnie Brannigan

1  11.00am

Jim Keogh

Margaret & James Keogh

1  11.00am

Michael Eiffe

Mike Ormond

1  12.15pm

Edward McKeon

Michael & John Flinter & deceased members of the family

Luc & Julette Dehaene

Pauline Lynch & deceased members of the  Lynch & Cundell families

1  12.15pm

Martin Kerrigan

Lucy Browne

Thomas Everard

Mary Eiffe



Monday          Michael, Elizabeth & John Mulvaney;  Frank & Anna O’Reilly; & Christy & Patsy Smith

Friday             Mass for all those on the Parish List of the Dead                                        

Saturday       Mass in the Nursing Home 11.00am

Job Vacancy: Dunboyne Community Employment has the following 5 vacancies:
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.
1.     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.
2.     Grounds Maintenance Person: Batterstown Community Area. Duties to include grounds keeping, pitch marking and maintenance, upkeep of common areas  
3.     Retail Assistants x 3 Positions: Dunboyne SVDP Shop. Duties to include dealing with customers, stock control and arrangement of shop displays & general shop maintenance.  
For further details on these positions please contact Danny Gaughan: 
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 . Mobile: 087-2626727. Office: 01 – 825 2864

The National Centre for Liturgy at St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth is offering a 10 week course in Pastoral Liturgy – Sacraments: Parish Celebrations on Life’s Journey. It begins on Wednesday 6th February at 10.00am. Contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or phone 01-7083478.

Ratoath National Schools Parents Association Annual fundraising Coffee Morning and Bake Off with amazing raffle prizes on Friday 8th February 9.30-12 in the GAA clubhouse. To demonstrate your baking skills and be in with a chance of winning the "Bake Off" please bring your produce on the day. Judging by Audrey Caldwell of Caldwell's Coffee House will take place at approximately 10.30. Unlimited tea/coffee and a selection of treats will be available for €5. Donation of cakes, buns, scones and breads appreciated and can be delivered from 8.30am. Everybody is welcome.

Creative Writing Course for children (9-12 year olds) 5 week course commencing Saturday 9th February from 3.00pm to 4.00pm in Ashbourne. Fee €40. For details please ring Sinead on 087-2737677

GAA Lotto results nos drawn: 1,6,18,20. There was no Jackpot winner. €50 winners: Des Crampton & Kyle Browne. Next draw in Ratoath Inn on Monday 28th January.


Ten people from the Diocese of Meath attended the bi-annual SEEK Conference in Indianapolis, USA from January 3rd – 7th. The conference, organised by the Fellowship of Catholic University Students (FOCUS), was attended by 18,000 participants with thousands more watching via live stream.
FOCUS is an outreach that helps college and university students to deepen their relationship with Jesus and the Catholic faith. It aims to inspire and equip students for a lifetime of Christ-centred evangelization, discipleship and friendships in which they lead others to do the same. FOCUS missionaries invite students and parishioners into a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and accompany them as they pursue lives of virtue and excellence.
The group of young people included individuals from Ratoath, Kentstown, Dunshaughlin and Drogheda. Fr Kevin Heery (St Mary’s, Navan) also attended SEEK and took part in the life-long mission track. Fifty people from Ireland attended which included twenty-eight from UCD in south Dublin where FOCUS has a team of missionaries for the past year and a half.
“It has been an incredible experience,” said Ivan Mather, a third-year UCD Business and Law student from Ratoath. “Everything about the conference whether it be truly beautiful liturgies, time in adoration, the various talks to the time in fellowship with others prepares us to bring the Gospel to our generation who so desperately needs to hear it. It’s exciting to be a part of a revival. I’ve seen it on a major scale at SEEK but even in my own life, in that of my friends, my family, in our home parish where we have a thriving youth group that has kept growing over the past year and indeed in UCD where our Catholic student group, the Newman Society has experienced exponential growth this year. There are many growing Catholic communities scattered in various places. We are eager to deepen our faith and to share it in a positive and fresh way with our peers.”


Priory Institute registration is now open for the Spring Semester of studies, beginning on

2nd March Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or Tel: 01 4048124


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