O Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath20 April 2008
Opening hours for the Parish Office: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday from 9.30am– 4.00pm Cemetery Sunday will take place this year on Sunday 25th May at 5.00pm
Lectio Divina – (Sacred reading)For the Mondays of April – continuing this Monday 21st April at 8pm, to join our Lectio Divina Group which was begun last February. The group gathers for an hour to explore the readings of the following Sunday and to see what the readings says to us in our lives. The group is made up of young and old, and is led in an informal, relaxed and reflective atmosphere. All are welcome to attend.Dunshaughlin Players present "I Do Not Like Thee, Dr Fell" a comedy by Bernard Farrell in The Venue Theatre, Ratoath on Thursday 24th to Sunday 27th at 8.00pmRatoath/Rathbeggan Community Games Swimming Competition scheduled for Sunday 20th April has been postponed. New date will be notified as soon as possible. Sorry for any inconvenience. Athletics is going ahead for Sunday 27th April from 4pm in the GAA Grounds, Brownstown. You are invited to attend an Information Evening in the DeafHear.ie offices in Dundalk on13th May 08.Our team will be available to answer any questions or offer advice on the following, Family Support Services, Community Resource Service, Assistive Technology, Aural Rehabilitation, ISL Sigh Language Classes and Tinnitus advice. Address, 14, Jocelyn Street, Dundalk.Phone 042 9332010 email:
Alzheimer’s Tea Day is a lifeline for people with dementia and their families. Make this the “Biggest Brew” ever by registering to host a party in your home or work place on Thursday 1st May. Call 01 284 6616 or visit www.teaday.ie to make a difference. Ratoath Active Age Group will meet on Friday 25th in the Community Centre 11.00am-1.00pm Ratoath Garden Club will meet on Monday 28th April at 8.15pm in the Ratoath Community Centre. Speaker will be Yvonne Ferguson “Summer Tubs and Baskets” Garden Tour will take place this year on 7th June and must be paid in full this month.
Congratulations to James Mahon (Kilbride Road), Ryan Edge (Steeplechase Wood),
Oisin O’Riordan (Milltree Park), Caroline Leavy (Foxlodge Manor),
Isabel Meehan ( Jamestown Park), Kate Brennan (Meadowbank Hill) and
Eoghan Shirley (Steeplechase Green) who were baptised recently. [
Tuesday Eamon Woods Wednesday Special Intention Friday Michael RyanSaturday First Holy Communion for Siobhan McGann and Gillian Purcell’s classes at 10.30am The prayer below will be Pope Benedict’s prayer on his visit to Ground Zero on this Sunday.
Fifth Sunday of Easter
Sixth Sunday of Easter
John & Maura Harvey
& Pierce & Sean Glynn
Matt & Roseann McKenna
& Tony Donnelly
& Sarah Kate Somerville
Donohoe & Mills Family
& Bernadette Hannigan
O God of love, compassion, and healing,
look on us, people of many different faiths and traditions,
who gather today at this site,
the scene of incredible violence and pain.
We ask you in your goodness
to give eternal light and peace
to all who died here-
the heroic first-responders:
our fire fighters, police officers,
emergency service workers, and
Port Authority personnel,
along with all the innocent men and women
who were victims of this tragedy
simply because their work or service
brought them here on September 11, 2001.
We ask you, in your compassion
to bring healing to those
who, because of their presence here that day,
suffer from injuries and illness.
Heal, too, the pain of still-grieving families
and all who lost loved ones in this tragedy.
Give them strength to continue their lives
with courage and hope.
We are mindful as well
of those who suffered death, injury, and loss
on the same day at the Pentagon and in
Our hearts are one with theirs
as our prayer embraces their pain and suffering.
God of peace, bring your peace to our violent world:
peace in the hearts of all men and women
and peace among the nations of the earth.
Turn to your way of love
those whose hearts and minds
are consumed with hatred.
God of understanding,
overwhelmed by the magnitude of this tragedy,
we seek your light and guidance
as we confront such terrible events.
Grant that those whose lives were spared
may live so that the lives lost here
may not have been lost in vain.
Comfort and console us,
strengthen us in hope,
and give us the wisdom and courage
to work tirelessly for a world
where true peace and love reign
among nations and in the hearts of all.