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Parish Bulletin 8 September 2019

Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath

               8 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.

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Pauline Everard (Raynestown) and Vincent Brown (Mooretown) who died during the week. May they rest in peace.

A Baptismal Meeting will be held on Wednesday next 11th September at 8.00pm in the Parish Pastoral Centre for parents who have children for baptism in the near future.

Envelope Collection for week ending 18th & 25th August €1,767.95           

Many thanks for your continued support and generosity.

A short prayer service will be held in the Parish Pastoral Centre for members of the Altar Society, the Church Cleaning Group and the Parish Baptismal Team on Thursday next 
12th September at 7.30pm. This will be followed by supper and get together in the Parochial House.

This 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.

Legion of Mary Pilgrimage to Knock on Sunday 28th September. A bus will leave Ashbourne Church at 8.00 am, Ratoath Church at 8.15 am, Dunahaughlin Church at 8.30 am and Dunboyne Church at 8.45 am. To book a seat on the bus contact : Ray Heffernan 087 263 0166 (Ashbourne), Mary Hannigan 086 083 9295 (Ratoath), May Tuite 087 133 4872 (Dunshaughlin)

or Peggy Thornton 087 784 6455 (Dunboyne)

National Grandparents annual pilgrimage to Knock Shrine is on this Sunday 8th September.

Meath Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes is from 9th to 14th September

8 Sept

Twenty Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

15 Sept

Twenty Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

7. 7.00pm

Caroline Donnelly

Carmel Chaney

Cherry Finn & Danny Cray

7.  7.00pm

Edward Gannon

1  9.00am

Kathleen & John Kinsella

Maguire Family

Brogan Family

1  9.00am


1 11.00am

Jack Foley

Joe & Eileen Fernandes

Peter Balfe

1 11.00am


1 12.15pm

Joseph & Mary White

Michael Kelly

1 12.15pm




  Tuesday           Mass offered up for all who sympathised with the family of the late Bill Eiffe

  Wednesday      Sean Craig                               Thursday             Special Intention

  Saturday          11.00am in the Ratoath Nursing Home

Celebrating the Centenary of the Salesians in Ireland at Warrenstown College on Sunday 15th September with Mass at 3.00pm. Guest Speaker: Sean Boylan (Past Pupil) Contact 0877486611 for more information.

Anam Chara – Catholic Contemplative Retreats for Young Adults 18-40 in Dalgan Park, Navan from Friday evening 20th September to Sunday afternoon 22nd September

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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

The Joy of Love in Marriage: Marriage Enrichment Weekend offers married couples of all ages in a good relationship, private time to rekindle the joy of their love. The next (residential) weekends (Fri 8pm to Sun 4:30pm) will be held at the Dromantine Conference Centre, Newry  from 13th to 15th September. For information and to book, visit or phone 087 784 0408  
Anam Cara North Dublin, the organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding a Parent Evening for bereaved parents on Wednesday 18th September at 7:20pm in the Carnegie Court Hotel, Swords. 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. 
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  or 085 2888 888 for any queries.
LARCC Cancer Support Centre: Multyfarnham is hosting its annual 5km Run / Walk and Family Fun Day on Sunday 15th September at 12 noon. Refreshments to be served, Medals for all participants.  Children’s entertainer with Face Painting.  Register online: - or Register on the Day. Tel. 044 9371971 for more details.  

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

Ratoath  Senior Citizens will commence their new year on Friday13th September in the Community Centre at 11.00am All welcome.

Ratoath Athletic Club Half Marathon & 5K Fun Run. Advanced Warning- Road Race Traffic Disruptions on Saturday 14th of September from 9am – 12pm on the Fairyhouse road, Caulstown rd, Kilbride village, Glascairn Lane. Sorry for any inconvenience caused

The next Meath Archaeological and Historical Society lecture, 'T. E. Lawrence – his career and Irish connections' by Dr David Murphy (Maynooth University) will take place in St John's Church of Ireland Church, Main St., Clonmellon, Co. Westmeath  at 3 pm, Sunday 15th September. 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.

Are you seeking a career change or know someone looking for a job?  The Meath Careers Expo is for you. Open to all and free to register. For full details see

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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