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Parish Bulletin 18th March 2012

Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath

18 March 2012

01 8256207

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Opening hours for the Parish Office: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday from 9.30am– 4.00pm

 

 

 

Priest on Duty: Fr. Gerry   
 
Congratulations to Dylan Kane (Fairyhouse Lodge), Abigail Evans (Steeplechase Green), 
Leonidas Kelly (Steeplechase Green) and Chantel and Joshua Chukwuezi (Somerville) 
who were baptised during the week. 
 
Eucharistic Adoration every Wednesday from 10.00am to 10.00pm
 
A meeting of the Parish Liturgy Committee will be held next Tuesday evening 20th at 8.00pm in the Parish Pastoral Centre.
 
We welcome the Diocesan Team of Advisors of Religious Education to our parish schools this Wednesday 21st March.
 
Next weekend we welcome the boys and girls in Second Class for their final Mass of the “Do This in Memory of Me” programme as they make their faith journey this year, with the help of their parents, teachers and parish community. 
 
A meeting of the Board of Management of St. Paul’s National School will be held in the school on Tuesday evening 20th March at 4.00pm
 
A meeting of the Board of Management of Rathbeggan National School will be held in the Parish Pastoral Centre on Wednesday evening 21st March at 8.00pm
 
Envelope Collection for the week ending 4th & 11th March €1,763.44
Many thanks for your continued support and generosity.
 
Parishioners, who are PAYE workers and who have received the form for tax relief for donations to eligible charities and approved bodies (CHY2 Form), are asked to return the completed forms to the Parish Office as soon as possible.
 
 
Naíonra Ráth Tó now enrolling for September 2012.Fully insured, part of the ECCE scheme and members of the IPPA and FNT. For enquiries please call Sharon on 0851463123.   
 
 

18 March

Fourth Sunday of Lent

25 March

Fifth Sunday of Lent

Vigil

7.00pm

 

Vigil 7.00pm

Sean Hickey

& John & Ellen Staunton

9.00am

 

9.00am

Tommy & Thomas Everard

11.00am

 Thomas Byrne

Andrew & Lillian Toole

& Pudsar & Tony Toole

11.00am

 Nora & Michael Gilligan

12.15pm

 

12.15pm

Maureen Harold & Christopher Keys & Dick & Chris Donnelly

& Bridget Lane

 

                                                                            

 Monday (Bank Holiday) Mass in Ratoath Manor Nursing Home at 11.00am for the Muldoon Family
Tuesday      Malachy Tully                             Saturday     Nursing Home (11.00am)
      
              From the Confession of St Patrick 
        
I give thanks to my God tirelessly who kept me faithful in the day of trial, so that today I offer sacrifice to him confidently, living sacrifice of my life to Christ, my Lord, who preserved me in all my troubles. I can say therefore: who I am Lord and what is my calling that you should co-operate with me with such divine power? 
 
Today, among heathen peoples, I praise and proclaim your name in all places, not only when things go well but in times of stress. Whether I receive good or ill, I return thanks equally to God, who taught me always to trust him unreservedly. His answer to my prayer inspired me in these latter days to undertake his holy and wonderful work in spite of my ignorance, and to imitate in some way those who, as the Lord foretold, would preach his Good News as a witness to all nations before the end of the world.
 
How did I come by this wisdom which was not my own, I who neither knew what was in store for me, nor what it was to relish God? What was the source of the gift I got later, the great and beneficial gift of knowing and loving God, even if it meant leaving my homeland and my relatives?
 
I came to the Irish heathens to preach the Good News and to put up with insults from unbelievers. I heard my mission abused, I endured many persecutions even to the extent of chains; I gave up my free-born status for the good of others. Should I be worthy I am ready to give my life, promptly and gladly, for his name; and it there I wish to spend it until I die, if the Lord should graciously allow me.
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Dunboyne Fas CE has a vacancy for a person eligible to work under the CE Scheme. The position is for a childcare assistant in Ratoath. Garda Clearance Required. Apply to Danny Gaughan 087 2626727. Email 
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The Dunshaughlin Players next Production of Conor McPhersons play ,'The Seafarer', directed by Peter Shanley to be staged in the Solstice Arts Centre Navan On Wed 18th to Sat 21st of April at 8pm Tickets €15, Concessions € 13, from www.solsticeartscentre.ie (046-909 2300) or at door.
 
Community Education Service Co. Meath VEC is offering funding to community /voluntary groups for education activities please see  www.meathvec.ie or contact Esther on 046-906828 
 
Ratoath/Rathbeggan Community Games Swimming Gala 2012 is to be held on Sunday 25th March, at Coolmine Swimming Pool (near Powercity Store), D. 15 from 5pm to 7pm. Under 6 to Under 16 age groups. Swimmers of all levels welcome. Registration on the day at 4.45pm, registration fee €2.  Contact Catherine 086 8466495.
 
The ITB Open Evening takes place on Thursday March 22nd from 4pm until 7pm.  Courses in Computing, Creative Digital Media, Engineering, Business, Sports Management & Coaching, Horticulture, Applied Social Care, Early Childhood Care and Social & Community Development 
For more Information contact Adrienne Harding Institute of Technology Blanchardstown
Blanchardstown Road Dublin 15. Tel: 01 885 1015  Fax: 01 885 1001 www.itb.ie
 
 
 

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