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Parish Bulletin 22 April 2007

      Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath

22 April 2007


( 01 8256207


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



Congratulations to Elsa Johnson (Milltree Park), Kelcey Kelly (Milltree Park) and James Higgins (Seagrave Park)who were baptised recently


Please pray for Eamonn Woods (Loughlinstown) who died during the week. May he rest in peace


Envelope Collection for week ending 15th April €9,927.24

Many thanks for your continued support and generosity.


A meeting of the Board of Management of Ratoath College will take place in the Parish Resource Centre on Tuesday 24th April at 7.00pm


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.




                                     Cemetery Sunday                                


A reminder that Cemetery Sunday is on Sunday 27th May beginning with evening prayer for the dead at 5.00pm in the church, followed by rosary and blessing of the graves.


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


Alzheimer’s Tea Day: in Ratoath Manor Nursing Home on Thursday May 3rd from 1.30pm-3.30pm  Make your Cuppa Count. All welcome.


MA in Management Community & Voluntary Services. Also MA in Leadership & Pastoral Care.  A taught Programme Validated by Dublin City University. Applications invited for September 2007. Completed applications must be submitted by Monday 14th May 2007. For more information contact All Hallows College, The Postgraduate Office tel 01 8520 756/ email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it



22 April    

Third Sunday of Easter

29 April

Fourth Sunday of Easter


Matt & Roseleen McKenna


Pierce & Sean Glynn


Chrissie Furman


Kate Rooney & Eddie & Christy Nulty


Anthony King & Briget Boshell


Deceased members of the Mannering Family


Tony Donnelly & O’Neill Family (Knockmarian)


Alice Beggy &

Ann & Bernadette Hannigan




      Monday              Michael Burns              Tuesday                   Delia Tierney

     Wednesday          Michael Ryan               Thursday                   Catherine Burns

     Friday                 Bernie Murphy              Saturday             Jimmy & Kathleen Cusack      

Community News…..


The Carers Association is a charity that assists family carers with information, support groups, home respite and advice. We are based in Blanchardstown village. Phone Jacqueline or Michelle for more information at 01 8119564


Dance Fit Get Fit...Dance It!   SALSA, LATIN, JIVE in Line !  No partner or experience needed. Informal & relaxed dance class for adults. Emphasis on its use for keep fit while having fun!  "Two left feet" most welcome!  Beginners: Wednesday morning at 10.00am,

Thursday evenings at 8.00pm.  Starting April 25th & 26th. To book your place or for more info, phone Lisa on 086 8572571.


Ratoath/Rathbeggan Community Games Swimming Gala 2007 will take place on Sunday 22nd  April 2007 from 7.00pm to 9.00pm in St Vincent de Paul Pool, Navan Road.  For further information please contact Humphrey on 087 2284150.


Public Lecture: The story of a "German National Saint", who came from Delvin, known as St. Wendel, will be told by two Directors of the EU Parliament on Thursday next, April 26th  in St. Patrick's Hall, Delvin, at 8.00pm.   Following light refreshments, entertainment will be provided by local musicians and dancers. All welcome and admission is free.



Spring into Summer- Group Personal Training; 8 weeks fitness class and nutrition talk for ladies, beginners welcome. Monday evenings at 7.30pm or Wednesday mornings at 10.00am. Venue Ratoath GAA clubhouse. Starts this week so book now with Mary, tel 087 326 7417 cost €95.00



In your 30s? Looking to meet up with others your own age from parishes around Dublin. The Thirtysomethings organise walks, meals, evenings out etc and invite you to an information evening at IBOA House, Upper Stephen Street, Dublin 8 on Friday 27th April from 8.30pm. Phone 087 760 8268 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  


Exciting Volunteer opportunity. Our daughter is 10 years old. She loves dolls, reading, skipping  and laughing., she also has Aspersers Syndrome We invite you to be part of our exciting and energetic in -home program for our special child. This child-centred program is based on the Option process described in the book and TV movie Son-Rise. No experience is necessary. If this volunteer opportunity appeals to you please call Sue on 086 067 7918.


Juvenile Disco Sean Eiffe Park, Ratoath on Friday 4th May 8 to12 years olds from 6.30pm-8.00pm €5.00 and 12 and over from 8.30pm-11.00pm. €7.00. Fully supervised.


Adult Art Classes will commence shortly in the Ratoath Community Centre, Tuesday evenings from 8.30pm-10.30pm. Beginners and intermediate catered for. Please ring Michael Daly on

087 247 2082 for more information. 


Very respectable middle aged lady, looking for a granny flat, self-contained unit or rooms in a private house with own bedroom, bath room, sitting room. Areas considered are  Dunboyne, Clonee, Dunshaughlin, and  Ashbourne. Rent must be reasonable. Phone 087 9532264


Meath Peace Group: public talk, Monday 23rd April “Making peace with the past – options for truth recovery” in St Columban’s College, Dalgan Park, Navan. At 8.00pm. All Welcome.


Venue Theatre: Thursday 26th April – Tommy Fleming. Friday 27th April – The Three Tenors. Saturday 28th April – The Lonesome Boatman, featuring Finbar Furey and comedian Tony Malone Tel 6895600.




























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