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Parish Bulletin 25 February 2007

      Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath

25 February 2007


( 01 8256207


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Opening Hours for the Parish Office

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 9.30am to 4.00pm



Congratulations to Alexandra Cassidy (Mill Tree Park), Rory McCann (Seagrave Hall)

and Charlie Hodgins (Leigh Valley) who were baptised recently.


Please pray for those who have died; George Foran (Enfield) uncle of Kathleen Keogh (Rackenstown),  Raymond Lynam (Ballinteer) nephew of Michael & Mary Lynam

(Glascarn Lane), Tommie Griffin (Clare) Father of Liam Griffin ( Fox Lodge Woods).

May they rest in peace.


The sick and the housebound will be visited in their homes this Thursday and Friday mornings.


Folk Group: If you have any interest in joining as a musician, please contact the parish office.


Envelope Collection for the week ending 11th February €3,307.20 Many thanks for your continued support and generosity.



Enrolment for St. Paul’s N.S. for 2007/08. Please contact school office on 8257246


Special Needs Assistant required, preferably with S.N.A. qualification, to operate within a

home-based tuition programme for child with special needs.  Training provided.

Contact 086 8943283 or 8252302


Ratoath College Parents' Association - Who Wants to Be a Thousandaire?' in Fairyhouse Racecourse on Saturday March 3rd at 8.00 pm - Tickets available on the door or through the college at 8254102 - Buses from village.


Ratoath Garden Club: Monday 26th February in the Community Centre. Speaker Jane McCorkell. Topic  “Designing Your Own Garden”. Plant Sale at 8.00pm. Meeting at 8.30pm.


Ratoath GAA Registration weekend Sat 3rd March 10.00am-5.00pm Sunday 4th 12.00- 5.00pm. All children and adults must be registered.

Pre Cheltenham Racing Festival Night March 2nd in clubhouse at 8.30pm.


The Venue Theatre next weekend Jack L on Friday 2nd March at 8.00pm and on Saturday 3rd March The Fureys and Davy Arthur at 8.00pm. Tickets from box office tel 01 6895600.


25 Feb

First Sunday of Lent

4 March

Second Sunday of Lent


John Madden

Vincent Geraghty

& Stacia Duffy (Month’s Mind)


Joan & Dominick Casey & June Carwood

& Jim & Elizabeth Lowther


Elizabeth & John Ryan


Deceased Members of the Cullen & Fitzpatrick Families


Pat Mackessy & Mary Egan

John Timmons


Joe Lynch


Kay & Brendan Menton

& Jim Brady


Joe Moore




                      Monday       Deceased Members of the Cudlipp and O’Shaughnessy Families

                      Friday           Mass for all those on the Parish List of the Dead                


Time with God, Time for Me”.    A word of thanks ….

As we come to the end of our Parish Mission, we want to express our sincere thanks to the Ceili Community who conducted our mission.    We are grateful to all of them for the energy, enthusiasm, faith and messages of hope and joy that they brought to our parish in the past three weeks. We hope that their work here will have a lasting effect in strengthening our faith community and of our commitment to follow Christ more and more every day. We ask God’s blessing on them and on the important work they do in nurturing the faith throughout Ireland.

The Ceili Community are shortly moving their base from Buncrana to Kilbeggan, Co. Westmeath. We welcome them to our diocese and hope they will be happy in Kilbeggan. 

In particular, we thank Mgr Pat Lynch, leader of the Ceili Community, who met with us on a number of occasions to plan and prepare our mission. We are grateful to him for his dedication, commitment and work in the time he was with us.   

We express our thanks to Sr. Ena and the 10 members of her school mission team for sharing their faith in such a lively, warm and engaging way with the children. It was evident from the presentations and the weekend Masses that the children thoroughly enjoyed the work of the mission team. We thank all the staff and children in our 4 parish schools who warmly welcomed and worked with school mission team during the two weeks the mission team was with them.

We thank too, our visitation team who along with some of our parishioners managed to ring the door bells of 2,744 houses in the parish. We regret that it was not possible to call on every home.

We thank the preached mission team of Mgr Pat Lynch, Fr. James Kinane and Sister Kathleen Lynch who were with us for the past week.


To all our parishioner who assisted us we are most grateful and we thank you for all your support – those who offered B& B to our guests; those who assisted the visitation teams on their visits to the homes of the parish; those who helped with the catering and cooking needs of the mission team; the many parishioners who left in food for the mission team; those who helped with the publicity; and those who helped with all the liturgies in the church.


Our prayer for one and all as our mission draws to a close, is that the time we have spent with God may help us to see the Lord more clearly, love Him more dearly and follow Him more nearly day by day.










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