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Parish Bulletin 15th March 2020

Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath

               15 March 2020

                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

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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. Suspended.

We welcome Lucas Murphy, Cian O’Hanlon, Theo O’Dononue, Cian Fitzpatrick, Caoimhe Moynihan and Ollie Burke into the Christian community. They were baptised recently.

Eucharistic Adoration will continue on the high altar on Wednesdays from 10.00am to 10.00pm and also on Sunday from 9.00am to 12 noon. We encourage parishioners to continue to visit the church for private prayer.

               

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Please support the Trocaire Lenten Appeal.

Envelope Collection for the week ending 1st & 8th March €1,810.83

Standing Orders for February €3,337.28. Many thanks for your continued support and generosity.

Fr Emilian Kibiriti who spoke at the Masses on the weekend of 22nd & 23rd February on behalf of the Rosminian Mission expresses his gratitude to the parishioners of the parish for your tremendous generosity to his mission appeal. His appeal raised €4,620. Many thanks for your kindness and support.

                   From Bishop Deenihan           Re Mass Suspension

I have consulted widely on the celebration of Mass in the Diocese in the context of today’s announcement from the Government and the ban on gatherings of more than 100 people.  We must be mindful of public health and I am particularly concerned at the inability to maintain a congregation below 100.                                      In that context, I am suspending all public Masses in the Diocese with immediate effect.                                                                                                        Weddings and funerals may continue provided the government guidelines are adhered to. 

Obviously priests will continue to offer Mass and I would ask you to join me in offering Mass for those who are sick and worried at this time. 

It may be possible that some Masses will broadcast on webcam.

While Masses are suspended, the voice of prayer should not be silent. 

I know that many will want to go to our churches and pray privately and it should be accommodated.

Extract from Saint Patrick’s Breastplate

Christ with me,                                              Christ when I lie down,

Christ before me,                                          Christ when I sit down,

Christ behind me,                                          Christ when I arise,

Christ in me,                                                  Christ in the heart of everyone who thinks of me,

Christ beneath me,                                        Christ in the mouth of everyone who speaks of me,

Christ above me,                                           Christ in every eye that sees me

Christ on my right,                                         Christ in every ear that hears me.

Christ on my left,                                           Christ in every eye that sees me,

Christ when I arise,                                                      

 

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