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Parish Bulletin 12th March 2017

 

Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath

 

                                                                                                                                                12 March 2017

 

     

 

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Opening hours for the Parish Office: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday; 9.30a.m. – 4.00p.m.

 

                                                                                                                                  

 

 

Eucharistic Adoration: Every Wednesday 10:00 am. until 10.00 pm. All welcome. Why not spend some time in prayer on the Wednesdays of Lent before the Blessed Sacrament?

 

 

Please pray for Michael Gilchrist (Well Road) who died during the week. May he rest in peace.

 

 

St Patrick’s Day Masses: Vigil on Thursday at 7.00pm and Masses on the 17th at 9.00am and 11.00am. No 12.15pm Mass on St Patrick’s Day.

 

 

Light The Fire 2017! St. Patrick’s Day – The Franciscan Sisters of the Renewal, form Drogheda invite you to a special event, on the Hill of Slane to pray together on the very spot where St. Patrick lit the Easter Fire. It begins at 5.00pm on the 17th March, with Mass at 5.30pm celebrated by Bishop Smith, followed by Eucharistic Adoration. This is an outdoor event; please dress for the cold weather. There will be very little seating at the site, so do bring a chair. For more information contact the Franciscan Sisters at 041 9830441

 

 

                                                  St Patrick’s Confession

Although I am imperfect in many ways I want my brothers and relatives to know what kind of man I am, so that they may perceive the aspirations of my life.

I am, then, first and foremost a rustic, an untaught refugee indeed who does not know how to provide for the future. But this much I know for sure. Before I was humbled I was like a stone lying in the deep mud. Then he who is mighty came and in his mercy he not only pulled me out but lifted me up and placed me at the very top of the wall. I must, therefore, speak publicly in order to repay the Lord for such wonderful gifts, gifts for the present and for eternity which the human cannot measure.

The gift of God and his eternal consolation must be made known, regardless of danger. I must fearlessly and confidently spread the name of God everywhere in order to leave a legacy after my death to my brothers and children, the many thousands of them, whom I have baptised in the Lord.

My only prayer to God is that it may never happen that I should lose his people which he won for himself at the end of the earth. I ask God for perseverance, to that I remain a faithful witness to him for his own sake until my passing from this life.          From Patrick- In His Own Words by Joseph Duffy (Veritas)

 

 

 

12 Mar

Second Sunday of Lent

19 Mar

Third Sunday of Lent

7. 7.00pm

Eileen, James, Margaret & Patrick Woods

7.  7.00pm

Gerry Hoare

Bridget & Noel McLoughlin

1   9.00am    

 

1 9.00am

 

1  11.00am    

Michael Brazil & Leigha McKeown

1 11.00am

Paddy & Rose Lally

12.15pm

Seamus, Noel, Kit & Bridget Ennis

Baby Marcus Crawley

Dick & Chriss Donnelly

1 12.15pm

 

 

 

Monday           Special Intention                                    Tuesday     Ann Hessman               

 

Wednesday     John O’Connor                                                                                                                

 

Friday           Aubrey & Patrick McAuley 9.00am

 

                   David & Eileen Conmey & Caoimhe Carey 11.00am

 

Saturday        Mass at 11.00am in the Nursing Home

 

 

                                                    

 

The Society of African Missions will visit the parish this weekend as part of the Mission Awareness Programme. The SMA was founded in France in 1856 and when it was established in Ireland in 1878 it was the first exclusively missionary congregation to send out missionaries from Ireland.  The main mission of the SMA is in Africa where members work in 17 countries.  Today, there are about 900 members and about 270 seminarians preparing to be missionaries.  The SMA asks for the support of prayers for the success of its missionary works. Their greatest needs are funds to educate their seminarians and to continue work among the poorest people on earth.

 

We warmly welcome a member of the society to the parish this weekend.

 

 

‘Encounter’ - Lenten Series for Young People:

 

Any young people who are interested in exploring questions of faith in a informal atmosphere are encouraged to join us for the 'Encounter Series' which will take place every Friday during Lent (except for St Patrick's Day). The group will be gathering at 7:30pm in the Parish Pastoral Centre with food and refreshments provided. All are welcome.

 

 

Trocaire: “But see how Yahweh watches over those who fear him, those who rely on his faithful love, to rescue them form death and keep them alive in famine” (from Psalm 33). Trocaire’s Lenten campaign 2017 focuses on the millions of people facing humanitarian catastrophe because of extreme weather or conflict. With the support of the people of Ireland, Trocaire will deliver humanitarian aid to up to one million people in crisis this year. Visit www.trocaire.org

 

 

Meath Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes: led by Bishop Smith from the 12th to 17th September. Return flights, 5 nights, hotel full board, insurance and taxes starting from €699. To book, contact Pilgrimage Abroad Ltd, 164 Lower Baggot St., Dublin 2. Phone 01-6359300

 

 

If you have received a CHY4 cert from the parish office (tax relief for donations to eligible charities) and have not returned the completed form, we would be grateful if you would return the completed form as soon as possible.

 

 

Irish Blood Transfusion Service: Next clinic in Ratoath GAA Club on Tuesday 14th March

 

4.30pm – 8.00pm

 

 

Attention Ladies - Ratoath Tennis Club are hosting a Fashion Show at the Pillo Hotel, Ashbourne on the 23rd March, 8pm doors open at 7.30pm, lots of spot prizes to be won and pop up shops to browse. Tickets are available at Fairyhouse Motors, Fairyhouse Road, or contact O87 289 7803

 

 

Men’s Shed. Come along to our Physical Activity Class every Tuesday Morning at the Codless on the Skyrne Road. New Members Welcome. Contact Michael Flinter 087 646 9115

 

 

 

 

Ratoath College Uniforms. Fittings for boys uniforms takes place in Blondelles from 20th -24th March. Current students requiring uniforms can order at this time.

 

 

The next Meeting of Phoenix-Tara Toastmasters is on Monday March 13th in Dunboyne Castle Hotel at 8.00 pm.  Visitors welcome. 

 

 

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Dunshaughlin Players production of the hilarious comedy “Bookworms by Bernard Farrell which will be staged in the Solstice Theatre, Navan from Wednesday 29th March to Saturday 1st April.  Tickets €15.00 www.solsticeartscentre.ie 

 

 

Anam Cara, the organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding its next monthly Parent Evening on Wednesday 15th March from 19:30 to 21:00 in B.A.S.E Brackenstown Road, Swords, Co. Dublin. This event is open to all bereaved parents regardless of the age your child died, the circumstances of their death, or whether the death was recent or not.

 

 

 

 

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