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Parish Bulletin 11th August 2019

Holy Trinity HChurch, Ratoath

                11 August 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.

A Baptismal Meeting will be held on Wednesday next 14th August at 8.00pm in the Parish Pastoral Centre for parents who have children for baptism in the near future
Thursday is the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. 
Masses are at 11.00am and 7.00pm
Standing Orders for July €3,980.00 Many thanks for your continued support and generosity.

The annual Young Adult Catholic Conference takes place in All Hallows College, Dublin on Saturday August 31ST and Sunday September 1ST. This weekend is packed full of interesting events for young Catholics. Prices range from €25-€50, accommodation also available. For further details visit our website or contact Lucy 087 9959803.

Take a book, Share a Book is a new initiative organised by Ratoath Tidy Towns in conjunction with Ratoath Community Centre. Please feel free to pop into the centre and take a book from the book shelf located inside the front entrance, or share a book by leaving it on the shelf for others to enjoy.

School Warden vacancy for Ratoath National School. Full details on Meath County Councils website,, Rate of pay per hour: €13.58-€15.50. Closing date for submissions of applications is 5pm on Wednesday 14th August. Cllr. Nick Killian, Peace Commissioner,  Ratoath Municipal District, Riverwalk Court, Ratoath A85N294, Co Meath.

Mobile: 087259 6753

11 Aug

Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

18 Aug

Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

7.  7.00pm

Denis Cleary & Bridget Brooks

Rodrick O’ Neill

7.  7.00pm

Mary Hickey

1  9.00am


1  9.00am


1  11.00am

Ann Kerrigan

Maura & Tom O’Flaherty

1  11.00am

Betty & Jimmy Mannering

1  12.15pm

Maureen Mason (Months Memory)

Paddy White

Christopher & Ann Donnelly

Margaret Grimes

Gerry & Sheila Sexton

Angelo Mulvaney

1  12.15pm

Margaret Cahill



    Tuesday         Special Intention                      

    Wednesday    Sean Craig & Danny & Kathleen O’Sullivan & deceased members of the family

    Thursday       Holy Day Masses at 11.00am and 7.00pm              

    Saturday        No morning Mass                   


Job Vacancy: Dunboyne Community Employment – 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.
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.
Grounds Maintenance Person: Batterstown Community Area. Duties to include grounds keeping, pitch marking and maintenance, upkeep of common areas.
Grounds Maintenance Person: Dunboyne Soccer Club. Duties to include grounds keeping, pitch marking and maintenance, upkeep of common areas
Parish Grounds Maintenance/Sports Grounds - Kilbride Parish Area. Duties to include grounds keeping, cemetery upkeep and maintenance and upkeep of all parish grounds and common areas. Upkeep and maintenance of Kilbride GAA grounds
Office Administrator - Ratoath Area. Duties to include all areas of administration, reception duties & ticket sales and any other duties as required by the manager in Ratoath Community Centre.
For further details on these positions please contact Danny Gaughan
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   Mobile: 087-2626727. Office: 01 – 825 2864
                     Reflection on the Gospel                               Ever Ready                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Nowadays, many houses have security systems. We can have our homes monitored, 24 hours a day, to make sure they are safe. The really advanced systems even allow us to tap into the cameras from our mobile phones. 
We don’t have to stay awake all night in case someone tries to burgle our home - the system takes care of everything. There are so many technologies available whose focus is to help us be prepared for all eventualities; we have apps for everything from prediction the weather to alerting us to traffic delays.
There are no such luxuries in the parables. The men who are waiting for their master to return from the wedding feast cannot afford to sleep. They won’t receive an alert to their phones when their master arrives home. They have no option but to wait up. In the short parable of the householder and the burglar, Jesus again emphasises the importance of ‘standing ready’. 
Of course, Jesus is not talking about watchmen and burglars, or being physically prepared; he is talking, rather about spiritual alertness. 
It may seem morbid, but ask yourself this: If you were to die tonight, would you be ready? Your answer might tell you something about the areas of your life that need work. 
Another way in which we can be “ever ready” is to be open to the Holy Spirit. When our hearts are alert and open, we are more likely to see God’s goodness in those we meet, and be ready to welcome his grace into our lives.
We could not imagine being without our gadgets and apps and all of the things that make our lives easier. Valuable though they are, there is something more valuable- indeed priceless- at stake.                                         from Intercom                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

                                                                                                                                              Jane          Mallett         Mallett





Meath Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes 9-14 September. Bookings can be made with Pilgrim Abroad Ltd, Lower Baggot St, Dublin 2. Tel 01-6359300. email: 
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Study Theology Online:  Attend Saturday lectures in Tallaght or from the comfort of your own home. Register now for Autumn 2019. Contact The Priory Institute at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 


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