Parish Bulletin 5th April 2009
Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath 5 April 2009
Opening hours for the Parish Office: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday from 9.30am– 4.00pm Congratulations to Alanna Ducie (Jamestown Park) and Jude Galvin (Woodlands Hall) who were baptised recently.
Trocaire Boxes should be returned to the boxes at the back of the church as soon as possible
Parish Cemetery We regret any inconvenience caused during the work that is taking place in the parish cemetery. Our Lenten Cross: During this Holy Week, you can place a peg on the cross to symbolise a worry, anxiety, suffering or illness you or your family carry at this time or you can remove one of the pegs from the cross, committing yourself to pray this week for the needs of the person who placed the peg on the cross. Ratoath Parish Youth Team will resume after Easter. Relics of St. Thérèse of Lisieux: will arrive in Dunshaughlin Church on Wednesday, April 8th at 2.00pm.The relics will remain for veneration until 9.00am the following morning (Thursday) Next Sunday (Easter Sunday) is a blue offering day.Envelope Collection for the week ending 19th & 26th March €2,485.76Many thanks for your continued support and generosity. Reminder: Please return your CHY2 tax forms to the parish office as soon as possible.
Monday After the Morning Mass
Tuesday 7.30pm – 8.30pm
Wednesday After the morning Mass
Good Friday After the Stations of the Cross
Holy Saturday 11.30am- 12.30pm
Monday Tom Roche Tuesday Molly Gaffney Wednesday Bridget Eiffe Ratoath Community Support Group is holding its annual fundraiser "The Ratoath Fashion Show" on Thursday 23rd April in The Venue, Ratoath Community Centre. Local Models, Surprise guests, Great Raffle prizes. Tickets €25 on sale at The Venue. Phone 6895600. The Closing Date for the Volunteer in the Community Awards 2008 has been extended to Wednesday 8th April. Holy Week Ceremonies - Ratoath Wednesday Morning Mass at 9.45am. Eucharist Adoration from 10.00am to 10.00pm. Holy Thursday Mass of the Lord’s Supper 8.00pm On Holy Thursday, we recall the Last Supper the night before Jesus died. The Last Supper was the first Mass celebrated by Jesus, when he gathered with his friends and told them “do this in memory of me”. After the Holy Thursday ceremony, you are welcome to pray at the Altar of Repose. Adoration will end at 10.00pm Good Friday Stations of the Cross 3.00pm Some young people in the parish will lead the Way of the Cross through reflection, mime and music. Celebration of the Lord’s Passion 8.00pm This is the main celebration for Good Friday. We hear again the story of Christ’s suffering and death. We venerate the cross and at the conclusion of this solemn but simple service, we receive Holy Communion. A short reflective prayer service around the Cross will take place after the main ceremony at approximately 9.30pm. during which there will be an opportunity for confessions. Holy Saturday Morning Prayer 11.00am Easter Vigil 9.00pm On this Holy night, we pass from darkness of death on Good Friday to the empty tomb and joy of Christ’s resurrection. The light of Christ and the blessing of new water remind us of our hope in the Risen Jesus. “In the world in which we live, of inflated words, we must rediscover silence and meditation. This is how we must prepare ourselves for the Easter Vigil, when the veil or sorrow, is swept away by joy” Pope Benedict XV1, St Peter’s square, 2007.
|5 March||Palm Sunday||12 April||Easter Sunday|
|Vigil 7.00pm||Edward GannonEllen Fagan||Vigil 9.00pm||People of the Parish|
|9.00am||Michael Flood||9.00am||People of the Parish|
|11.00am||John & Maura Harvey||11.00am ||People of the Parish|
|12.15pm||Laoise & Con BuckleyEamon Tonge||12.15pm||People of the Parish||