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Parish Bulletin 25th August 2019

Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath

                25 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.

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.

Discovering God's plan. Explore how the Lord is be calling YOU - married life, priesthood, single life, or religious life? An invitation to Young Adults (18-40)   Saturday 7th September ( 9.45am - 5pm )
La Verna, Franciscan Sisters, Ballinderry, Mullingar, Co Westmeath.

Cor na Mi. Conducted by Giovanna Feeley. Repetiteur: Ephrem Feeley presents Summer Sounds.

An evening of choral classics and beautiful songs. Works by Allegri, Byrd, Mozart, Durufle and more. With special guests Schola Hyberniae and Andrew Green, tenor on Friday 30th August at 8.00pm in St Patrick’s College Chapel DCU, Drumcondra Road, Dublin 9. Tickets €15 (€10 consessions, under 10 free) All profits in aid of Irish Association of Guide Dogs for the Blind.

Dowdstown Counselling Services Ltd. CYWS Hall, Fairgreen, Navan, Co. Meath.

Phone 046 9031196 or email dowdstownhouse@  or visit


An Autumn Day in the Columban Ecological Institute, St Columbans, Dalgan, Navan with Dr John Feehan on Saturday 7th September from 9.30am to 4.00pm. Topic: Where have all the flowers gone? The wonderful and unseen world of seeds, berries and fruits. If you wish to attend, please contact Elizabeth Mc Ardle at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Places for this day are limited and early booking is advised. The cost is €20, payable on the day. Participants are asked to bring a packed lunch. Suitable

footwear and outdoor clothes are recommended, and the day will go ahead whatever the weather.

25 Aug

Twenty First Sunday in Ordinary Time

 1 Sept

Twenty Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

7.  7.00pm

Jacqueline Mannering

7.  7.00pm

John, Jack & Ellen Staunton

1  9.00am

John, Jane, Christy & Doris Mulvaney

and Maria Barry

1  9.00am


1  11.00am

Deceased members of the O’Neill Family

Mary Butler

1  11.00am

Mary Carey

1  12.15pm

Peggy  Flood

Paddy & Linda O’Connor &

Marie O’Connor-Howard

Harry, George & Gladys Campbell & deceased members of the family

Fergal Ronan

1  12.15pm

Bernard McIntyre

Padraig Halton




    Monday          Special Intention                                       Thursday   Martin Rafter                                                                           

    Saturday        No morning Mass   


       Reflection on the Gospel         Through the Narrow Door.
The way to happiness is through the narrow door. 
This is the happiness- way of Jesus. 
We may think the way is to happiness is to try everything and find happiness through a variety of experiences 
or to possess as much as we can, and try to find happiness through wealth, 
or build up acquaintance with people of the right connections and find happiness in our circle of contacts
- and Jesus talks about the narrow door, and people who are last will be first.
He seemed to find happiness in the way he treated people, 
with acceptance and real love, and with giving his life for them.
That’s the sort of happiness he means: 
the happiness coming from commitments to children and family, 
and to those in our care making the best of failures, 
finding spaces and times for prayer 
when we know deep down joy and peace of soul this is happiness of God, 
and his salvation.
The door of happiness is narrow, but its foundations are deep.
The door will allow us through 
and we can bring in with us to the dwelling of God our goodness and generosity, our prayer and our poverty 
and enter with hands open to receive the gift of the joy and happiness of the followers of Jesus.                                                                 Donal Neary SJ

Job Vacancy: Dunboyne Community Employment has the following 3 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 candidate

1.     Grounds Maintenance Person: Batterstown Community Area. Duties to include grounds keeping, pitch marking and maintenance, up keep of common areas.

2.     Grounds Maintenance Person: Dunboyne Soccer Club. Duties to include grounds keeping, pitch marking and maintenance, up keep of common areas.

3.     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.

For further details on these positions please contact Danny Gaughan Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it   Mobile: 087-2626727 Office 01 825 2864

The John Gough Trust is holding a once- off fundraiser on Saturday 21st September in Donaghamore Ashbourne GAA club.  Football match starts at 5pm with celebrity mentors  from Meath and Dublin teams past and present. A night of entertainment follows with the fabulous  Abbaesque , then an auction, raffle and DJ until late. Free entry to football. Concert tickets €30. For tickets contact James on 086 8065171 or Declan on 087 6275182. Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .  Any and all donations welcome - Go Fund Me: The John Gough Trust.




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