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Parish Bulletin 25 March 2007

      Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath

25 March 2007


( 01 8256207


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



Please pray for Helen Kelly (Clonmel), mother of Jim Kelly (Fairyhouse Lodge), who died during the week. May she rest in peace.


An excerpt from the Lenten message of Pope Benedict XV1                                                

“Let us live Lent, then, as a "Eucharistic" time in which, welcoming the love of Jesus, we learn to spread it around us with every word and deed. Contemplating "him whom they have pierced" moves us in this way to open our hearts to others, recognizing the wounds inflicted upon the dignity of the human person; it moves us in particular to fight every form of contempt for life and human exploitation and to alleviate the tragedies of loneliness and abandonment of so many people.”


                                                             Trocaire Boxes


Please support the work of Trocaire, the official overseas development agency of the         Catholic Church in Ireland.


Trocaire Boxes should be returned to the baskets at the back of the church at all Masses next weekend. (Palm Sunday)


We pray for Trocaire and its continuing work on our behalf throughout the world. We pray especially for people with whom Trocaire works, especially those who, through poverty and injustice, are denied a fully human life.


                                           Our Lenten Cross


This week we introduce Our Lenten Cross for the next two weeks of Lent

“Ours were the suffering he bore, Ours the sorrow he carried”


During these two weeks, you can place a peg on the cross to symbolise a worry, anxiety, suffering or illness you or your family carry at this time or you can remove on of the pegs from the cross, committing yourself to pray during the week for the needs of the person who placed the peg on the cross.


                                                                     Petition Box

Please place your petitions in the petition box over the next few weeks.

    They will be placed at the foot of the cross on Good Friday


A joint meeting of the Boards of Management of Ratoath Junior and Senior National School will take place on Monday evening at 7.30pm in the school followed by a meeting of the Junior Board.


A meeting of the Board of Management of Ratoath Senior National School will take place on Tuesday evening at 8.00pm in the Parish Resource Centre.


A meeting of the Parish Liturgy Committee will take place on Wednesday evening at 8.30pm in the Parish Resource Centre.


All Hallows College MA in Holistic Development for Pastoral Ministry with specialisation in Family or Youth or Parish Ministry. Completed applications must be submitted by Friday 6th April 2007.Contact Postgraduate Office, tel 01 8520756 email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Envelope Collection for the week ending 11th & 18th March €2,310.34

Many thanks for your continued support and generosity.


Learn Computer Skills. Morning classes in the Ratoath Community Centre. Learn a new skill while the kids are at school. Small classes. Learn about the internet, word processing, using spread sheets.


The Venue Theatre Ratoath:

Dunshaughlin Players present “Drama at Inish” on Thursday 29th Friday 30th & Saturday 31st  March at 8.00pm. Admission €15.00 & €12.00.

The Lambert Puppet Theatre presents “The Sleeping Beauty” on Sunday 1st April at 2.00pm & 4.00pm. Admission  €10.00. Tickets available from the box office, phone 01 6895600


A Postnatal Group for new mothers will commence in the Lagore Room of the Community Centre on Monday 26th March at 11.00am. Come and meet your public health nurse. Contact the centre 01 6895600.


Ratoath Garden Club meeting on Monday 26th March at 8.15pm in the Community Centre. Speaker will be Colm Dockrell. Topic Lawn Management and Pruning.


Running in the Women’s Mini Marathon in June? Would you consider running for the Carers Association to aid family carers. Contact Jacqueline or Michelle at 01 8119564


Juvenile Disco GAA Clubhouse on Friday 30th from 6.30pm to 8.00pm for 8-12yrs and from 8.30pm to11.00pm for 12s and over.


Congratulations to all involved in Community Awards this week. The community project winner in Co. Meath was The Venue, at the Community Centre in Ratoath. The active citizen award went to Josie Brannigan from Moatlands and Ratoath Rugby Club also given an award.



25 March    

Fifth  Sunday of Lent

01 April

Palm Sunday


Eileen, Margaret, Jimmy & Patrick Woods & 

Mary Golden (Months Mind)


Bridget Lane


Luke & Eileen Ralph


Jem Roche


Edward & Mary Rafferty &

Molly Gaffney


Breda & Jerry Kenny &

John Barron


Michael & Bridget Carey



Maureen Harold &

Baby Louise Buckley

& Carmel Tully




                        Monday         Special Intention

                        Tuesday         Mary & James Keogh 

            Wednesday    John & Helena Donnelly         




























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