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Parish Bulletin 1st September 2019

Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath

               1 September 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.

Pease pray for the repose of the souls of Patricia Graydon (Clonkeen) & Dermot Doolan father of Orla Dunne (Porterstown Lane) who died during the week. May they rest in peace.

We welcome Wesley Phelan, Lauren Robinson, James Behan, Annabelle Corrigan, and Edward McAuley                        into the Christian Community. They were baptised recently.

Congratulations to Aisling Donnelly & Mark Reilly, who were married during the week.

The sick and the housebound will be attended to in their home on Thursday & Friday this week.

This Sunday is a blue offering day.

Next weekend church gate collection (7th/8th September) is for the Altar Society of Ratoath Parish. The monies collected is used by the altar society for flowers for the altar, linen for the church, cleaning equipment, detergents etc  and other items in connection with the various ceremonies held in the church throughout the year.

Study Pastoral Liturgy. September – December 2019. The National Centre for Liturgy,

St Patrick’s College, Maynooth offers four Modules in the first semester of the academic year 2019-20.   Lectures will be held on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, morning and afternoon, beginning at 10.00 a.m. and ending at 4.00 p.m.  Eucharist is celebrated at 12.05 each day. The cost of each module is €250 and the first day begins on Tuesday 24th September. For further information contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Dunshaughlin Players are holding readings for their autumn production in the Arch Bar (Dunshaughlin) at 8pm on the 5th September. Actors of all ages required and we would love to see people interested in helping out in anyway.  New members are especially welcome

Creative Writing Classes for Children.  Commencement Date: Saturday 28th September

Time:  3.00 pm to 4.15 pm.  Duration:  8 Weeks.  Venue:  Ashbourne.  Fee:  €65. 

For details: contact Sinéad at 087 2737677 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

1 Sept

Twenty Second Sunday in Ordinary


8 Sept

Twenty Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

7.  7.00pm

John, Jack & Ellen Staunton

7.  7.00pm

Caroline Donnelly

Carmel Chaney

Cherry Finn & Danny Cray

1  9.00am

Ana Maria Cioponea

Kathleen Gunn

John & Mary Mooney

Larry & Mary Mooney

1  9.00am

Kathleen & John Kinsella

Maguire Family

Brogan Family

1  11.00am

Mary Carey

1  11.00am


1  12.15pm

Bernard McIntyre

Padraig Halton Deceased members of the Halton & Harton family

Paul & Margaret McGarry

1  12.15pm

Joseph & Mary White

Michael Kelly



Monday           Special Intention             Tuesday     Margaret Jackson

Wednesday       Special Intention             Friday       Mass for all those on the Parish List of the Dead

Saturday          Pat & Sheila Moorehead   Mass at 11.00am in the Ratoath Nursing Home

The Diocese of Meath

Child safeguarding policy statement of the constituent members of the Catholic Church in Ireland

As a constituent member of the Catholic Church in Ireland, we recognise and uphold the dignity and rights of all children, are committed to ensuring their safety and well-being, and will work in partnership with parents/guardians to do this.

We recognise each child as a gift from God, and we value and encourage the participation of children in all activities that enhance their spiritual, physical, emotional, intellectual and social development.

All Church personnel (including clergy, religious, staff, volunteers and any other Church personnel) have a responsibility to safeguard children through promoting their welfare, health and development in a safe and caring environment that supports their best interests and prevents abuse.

Details of personnel to contact if you are concerned about the welfare and safety of children.

Designated Liaison Person: Marie O’Sullivan  Tel. 083 3175742

Tusla (Child and Family Agency): Tel. 046 9098560

Gardai (local):  Ashbourne    Tel. 01-8010600

Gardai National Protective Services Bureau:Tel. 01 6663430



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

Hospice Coffee Morning in Swan's Lounge Curragha, on Thursday 5th September, from 9.30am to 12.30pm. All the funds raised will be divided equally between Meath Palliative Care Nurses and The Gary Kelly Cancer Support Centre. Please come along and support these very worthy causes. 

Lots of Coffee/Tea, Cakes and Raffle.  Call 087 2996609. 

Meath Alzheimer Cafe: Wednesday, 4th September, from 7.00 - 9.00 p.m. in The Pastoral Centre, Dunshaughlin.  All families/carers and loved ones living with Alzheimer's Disease/Dementia are welcome to attend.  Guest speaker is Liz Hughes, Occupational Therapist, who will give a talk on ‘Memory Technology Resource Room Project - Meath’ Tea/coffee and scones served.  Admission is free. Contact:  Day Centre at 046-9027007.

Want to start a course in September 2019? TU Dublin Blanchardstown (formally ITB) is hosting an open evening on Wednesday 4th September from 5.00pm to 7.00pm. Full details can be found on For queries please call 01885130. All welcome.

Irish Dancing Classes resuming in Ratoath this September. Non-competitive and competitive classes offered for all levels and ages 4+. For more information please contact 086-1797150.




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