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Parish Bulletin 8 April 2007

      Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath

8 April 2007


( 01 8256207


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


Mass on Monday at 11.00am in the Nursing Home. Tuesday to Friday 9.45am in Parish Church


The Children’s Liturgy Committee meet on Wednesday 11th at 8.00pm in the Parish Resource centre.


Trocaire Boxes should be returned to the baskets at the back of the church as soon as possible. We thank you for your support for Trocaire and its continuing work.


Envelope Collection for the week ending March 25th & April 1st €2,386.61

Many thanks for your continued support.


Ratoath Rugby Club are holding their inaugural dinner awards in the Marriott Hotel in Ashbourne on Saturday 14th of April at 7.30pm. Guest speaker will be Brent Pope and receiving awards are Irish Internationals Malcolm O Kelly, Denis Hickie and our own Maura Coulter.  The evening will comprise of a four course meal, Band and Disco till late.  Tickets are priced at  €100 each.  Contact any member of the committee or coaches for tickets or (David 087-6262149, Derek 087-2443643, Richard  085-7289817



Ratoath Community Support Group (supporting parents of children with special or additional needs). Next meeting will take place on Monday 16th April at 8pm in the Community Centre. For more information on the group or meetings, contact Doreen on 8257902 or Lisa on 086 8726963.


Ratoath Musical and Drama Society presents a voice and theatre workshop directed by renowned Kathryn Smyth at the Venue Theatre on Sunday April 15th. Children and adults welcome. Places limited so book early – booking forms available in the Community centre

or from Marie on 086 -3842191


Meath Archaeological & Historical Society:  A public lecture, "The History of Meath Railways" will be held in the County Library, Navan, on Wednesday, April 11th at 8.00 pm. The speaker, Derek Wheeler, runs Irish Railway Heritage Tours and The National Rail Users Organisation. 


Kells Drama Society presents an original musical by John Grant, "Guns at Easter", at the Venue Theatre on Fri 13th and Sat 14th April at 8.00pm. Admission €16/€14.


World Youth Day Festival Sydney 2nd –27th July 2008. Including trips to Ayres Rock & Cairns. Book your seat for the largest gathering of young adults in the world. Cost €3,500 includes Visa, travel expenses, B&B accommodation and much more. Participants must be ages 18-35 by July 08. To book send €200 before July 2007 to- Fr Mark English, Youth Director, Mullingar, Co Westmeath. Tel 044 9348338     email   This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Daffodil Day.  Many thanks for all your generous donations and support, and to all helpers on the day which raised €3,010.00.


Kids Disco will be held at the Ratoath GAA Clubhouse on Easter Monday evening. All welcome. 8 to 12 year olds from 6.30pm to 8.00pm €5 and 12 to16 years old 8.30pm to 10.30pm  €7.00


Pilates Classes resume Tuesday mornings in Ratoath Community centre on 17th April at 10.00am.

8 week course €90.00. Beginners welcome. Book your place with Nicola on 087 6975207.





Many thanks to all who helped with Holy Week ceremonies


Sacristans and servers: altar society and church cleaners; the liturgy committee;

Choir, folk group, musicians and organists;

Commentator, readers and Eucharistic Ministers.

Participants in the washing of the feet and the Presentation of the Gifts on Holy Thursday;

Those who took Holy Communion to the sick;

Those who assisted for the Veneration of the Cross;

Those who assisted with the Stations of the Cross;

Those who prepared the Palm Branches for the Palm Sunday;

the altar of Repose and the altar area for the washing of the feet on

Holy Thursday and those who prepared the flowers for the Easter Vigil and Easter.


We wish all our parishioners joy and blessing this Easter






08 April    

Easter Sunday

15 April

Second Sunday of Easter


People of the Parish


Tom Feehan & Eamonn Tonge


People of the Parish


Tommy Everard


People of the Parish


Katie Darby & Patrick & Mary Sherry


People of the Parish


Mick Flood & Joseph & Mary White




                        Monday              Ernest Devine & Jack Brady (11.00am)    

Tuesday     Eamon Cassidy (9.45am)

Wednesday            Special Intention

Thursday               Roger & Elizabeth Corcoran

                        Friday                Birthday Remembrance

                        Saturday             John McGovern                              































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