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Parish Bulletin 6th April 2008
Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath6 April 2008
( 01 8256207
Opening hours for the Parish Office: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday from 9.30am– 4.00pm     Ratoath Community Support Group (supporting parents of children with special or additional needs) - next meeting on Tuesday 8th April at 8pm in the Community Centre (Boardroom). For information contact Doreen on 8257902. The Support Group is holding it's annual fundraiser "The Ratoath Fashion Show" on Thurs 10th April in The Venue, Ratoath Community Centre. Local Models, Surprise guests, Great Raffle prizes. Tickets €25 on sale at The Venue Tel no: 6895600 The Garda Siochana Band will be in concert at the Venue Theatre, Ratoath Community Centre on this Tuesday 8th April at 8.00pm. This concert is being organised by the Board of Management of Ratoath Senior National School as a fund raising project towards a professional library for the school. Tickets available at the Community Centre on 6895600 

Baby Massage Classes: Learn to massage your baby while being guided through a step-to-step massage routine, It can also help to relieve pain, e.g. colic, wind & constipation. Above all baby massage is mutually enjoyable Courses run over 4 consecutive weeks, Tuesday mornings 11.45, The cost includes all oils & materials, so all you need to do is come along with your baby. For more information contact: Ruth 087-6459922


Ratoath Foroige Youth Club would like to thank everyone who supported their recent church gate collection which raised €1,031.00. Many thanks.


Dunshaughlin Players  upcoming production of "I Do Not Like Thee, Dr Fell" a comedy by Bernard Farrell will play in The Venue Theatre, Ratoath on Thursday 24th to Sunday 27th at 8.00pm

 Ratoath/Rathbeggan Community Games - Swimming  Sunday 20th April at 6.45pm, St Vincent de Paul Swimming Pool, Navan Road. Under 8s to under 16s events. Athletics on Sunday 27th April from 4pm onwards, Ratoath GAA Club - under 6s to under 16s events.  Registration on arrival €2 per child. Any queries, contact Deirdre McCormack 085 7283263 or Kieran Walsh 087 2823555.[  

Congratulations to Cian Sherlock (Moulden Bridge) who was baptised recently.


Please pray for Anne Freeman (New York) sister of Yvonne Murray (Meadowbank Hill) who died during the week. May she rest in peace

 Trocaire Boxes should be returned to the baskets at the back of the church as soon as possible The collection at the Masses next weekend will be for Vocations.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    [    

6 April

Third Sunday of Easter

13  April

Fourth Sunday of Easter



Rosie & Jackie Rafferty

& Elizabeth Murphy & Jim Brady

Vigil 7.00pm

Eamonn Tonge

& Thomas Feehan


Thomas Roche

& Edward Gannon


Michael Flood

& Mary Gaffney


Breda & Gerry Kenny

& John Kavanagh


Mick, Molly & Liz Mannering

& Ernest Devine


Ellen Fagan & Katie Darby

& Patrick & Mary Sherry


Maureen Harrold

& John Barron

    Monday          Bridget Eiffe                                                          Friday                Roger & Elizabeth Corcoran  Saturday          Pa & Julia Donnelly & Family   
Congratulations  - Confirmation
We congratulate all the boys and girls who were confirmed by Bishop Smith on Saturday and we thank them for their co-operation and attention during the months leading up to Saturday.  We thank the principal teachers, Mr. Maurice Kearney and Mr. Kieran Rushe for their constant support and encouragement to the boys and girls in this school year, as they prepared for Confirmation. We thank the sixth class teachers for all their work in walking with and supporting their classes in their preparation for the sacrament.  We are grateful for the support of the Parents Association of both schools for their continued support to the faith development of our children and for the floral displays for Saturday. We express our thanks too, to the choirs of Ratoath Senior National School and Rathbeggan National School who sang at the ceremonies.  And above all, we thank all the parents, who are the first teachers of their children in the ways of faith. We are grateful to all the parents for bringing their child to the special Confirmation preparation Masses throughout the year and indeed we acknowledge the constant support and encouragement that parents have given to their children during this special year in school.
   The parents who help with the Do This In Memory Masses will meet in the Parish Pastoral Centre on Tuesday 8th April at 7.30pm. The Parish Baptismal Programme will be held on Wednesday 9th at 8.00pm in the Parish Pastoral Centre. The Children’s Liturgy Committee will meet on Wednesday 9th April at 8.00pm in the Parish Pastoral Centre. A meeting of the Parish Finance Committee will take place on Wednesday 9th in Parish Pastoral Centre at 8.30pm A meeting of the Board of Management of Rathbeggan National School will take place on Wednesday 9th April at 8.30pm in the Parish Pastoral Centre. An Croi are happy to welcome Kathleen Deignan CND PhD visiting from the US who will present a day on the Spiritual Legacy of the mystic Thomas Merton in St. Columbans, Dalgan Park on Saturday April 12th from 10am to 5.00pm. Kathleen is a scholar and musician.         
Lectio Divina – (Sacred reading)Have your ever found the readings at Mass boring?Have you ever wanted to understand the Sunday readings a little bit more?Would you like to learn a new method of prayer? If the answer is yes you are invited to the Parish Pastoral Centre (beside the Parochial House) on the Mondays of April – beginning Monday 7th April at 8pm, to join our Lectio Divina Group which was begun last February. The group gathers for an hour to explore the readings of the following Sunday and to see what the readings says to us in our lives. The group is made up of young and old, and is led in an informal, relaxed and reflective atmosphere. All are welcome to attend.

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