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Parish Bulletin 8th March 2020

Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath

                 8 March 2020

                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

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.

We welcome Clare Donnelly into the Christian community. She was baptised recently.

A meeting of parents who have children for baptism in the near future will be held on Wednesday next 11th March at 8.00pm in the Parish Pastoral Centre for parents

A meeting of the Parish Finance Committee will be held on Thursday 12th March at 8.00pm in the Parish Pastoral Centre.      

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Please support the Trocaire Lenten Appeal.

The Trocaire boxes are available for collection at the back of the church.

Light The Fire – The Franciscan Sisters of the Renewal invite you to join them in Slane on St. Patrick’s Day, Tuesday 17th March. At 4:15pm meet on the Hill of Slane for prayer and procession to St. Patrick’s Church. At 5:00pm Mass in the Church celebrated by Bishop Thomas Deenihan, Bishop of Meath, followed by Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. All are welcome! For directions and event details: http://www.franciscansisterscfr.com/st-anthony or contact the Sisters at 041 983 0441

Current information suggests that COVID-19 can spread easily between people.

For this reason we suggest that the Sign of Peace, should be suspended and the holy water fonts should not be used.

Minsters of the Eucharist  should wash their hands or use alcohol based hand gel before and after administering Holy Communion. We recommend that Holy Communion should be received on the hands only and NOT onto the tongue.

                                                                                                                                                                                   

                

8 Mar

 Second Sunday Lent

15 Mar

 Third Sunday of Lent

7. 7.00pm

Phyllis Woods (Month’s Memory)

Paddy Moore

Paddy & Colette Devenney

7.  7.00pm

 

1  9.00am

 

1  9.00am

Kay & Brendan Menton

1 11.00am

Peter Balfe

1 11.00am

Leigha McKeon

Ruari & Pauline Henderson

Michael Gilchrist

1 12.15pm

Dick & Chriss Donnelly

Bessie Murphy

Rosie & Jackie Rafferty

Doris Mulvaney

1 12.15pm

Vincent McAuley

Seamus Ennis

Irene Ennis Dunne

Kit,  Bridget  & Noel Ennis

Baby Marcus Crawley

      

                                                        

                                                      

                                            Monday          Patrick Anderson

                        Wednesday     Brendan & Christy Foran and deceased members of the family

                                              & Special Intention

                        Saturday         11.00am in the Parish Church

Excerpt of the Message of Pope Francis for Lent (part two)

“We implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God” (2 Cor 5:20)

Putting the paschal mystery at the centre of our lives means feeling compassion towards the wounds of the crucified Christ present in the many innocent victims of wars, in attacks on life, from that of the unborn to that of the elderly, and various forms of violence. They are likewise present in environmental disasters, the unequal distribution of the earth’s goods, human trafficking in all its forms, and the unbridled thirst for profit, which is a form of idolatry.

Today too, there is a need to appeal to men and women of good will to share, by almsgiving, their goods with those most in need, as a means of personally participating in the building of a better world. Charitable giving makes us more human, whereas hoarding risks making us less human, imprisoned by our own selfishness......

I ask Mary Most Holy to pray that our Lenten celebration will open our hearts to hear God’s call to be reconciled to himself, to fix our gaze on the paschal mystery, and to be converted to an open and sincere dialogue with him. In this way, we will become what Christ asks his disciples to be: the salt of the earth and the light of the world.

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Medjugorje Pilgrimage  Depart 11th April  for one week.€695 per person, half board accommodation in superb private house. For more information contact Michael 08608650708

or Eleanor 087 235 1294. We are looking forward to a very special trip this Easter. This is our 20th year of pilgrimage and we hope you and a friend can share the experience with us.

Vocations Information Day : St Mary's Church, Navan on 5th April. The Diocese will hold a vocations information day on Palm Sunday in St. Mary's Church, Navan. If you have been considering the priesthood this is an opportunity for you to find out more about what priesthood entails, about seminary studies; and a chance to explore God's call to priesthood in a deeper way.  Begins at 1pm with the Mass for Palm Sunday in the Parish Church.  Contact Fr Shane Crombie This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

GAA Lotto results....Numbers drawn: 3,6.13,24  No Jackpot winner.

€50 winners: Eimear McCabe & John  McMahon. Draw in Ratoath Inn on Monday 9th March.

Meadowbank Hill Table Quiz: Friday 13th March in the Ratoath Inn at 8.30pm sharp.

Anam Cara Dublin , along with Feilacain and Pieta House will be hosting a Bereavement Support Evening for bereaved parents on the 11th March in the Aisling Hotel, Park Gate St, D08 P38N. This event starts at 7pm. This is a free event and open to all bereaved parents. However, to help us organise it please RSVP to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 085 288 8888 before 10th March. 

Affordable Live-in Homecare provide live in carers for the elderly in your area. If you are looking for a live-in carer for your relative, please call Eileen or Tom today on 087 9916791. 

Our website is www.alhomecare

Parishioners who wish to make a contribution to the parish by standing order should contact the parish office on 01-8256207 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

We welcome the boys and girls of Second Class who are preparing for First Confessions and First 

 

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