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Parish Bulletin 20th April 2008
 O   Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath20 April 2008
( 01 8256207

Opening hours for the Parish Office: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday from 9.30am– 4.00pm

  Cemetery Sunday will take place this year on Sunday 25th May at 5.00pm   
Lectio Divina – (Sacred reading)For the Mondays of April – continuing this Monday 21st 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.
Dunshaughlin Players  present  "I Do Not Like Thee, Dr Fell" a comedy by Bernard Farrell in The Venue Theatre, Ratoath on Thursday 24th to Sunday 27th at 8.00pmRatoath/Rathbeggan Community Games Swimming Competition scheduled for Sunday 20th April has been postponed.  New date will be notified as soon as possible.  Sorry for any inconvenience.  Athletics is going ahead for Sunday 27th April from 4pm in the GAA Grounds, Brownstown. You are invited to attend an Information Evening in the offices in Dundalk on13th May 08.Our team will be available to answer any questions or offer advice on the following, Family Support Services, Community Resource Service, Assistive Technology, Aural Rehabilitation, ISL Sigh Language Classes and Tinnitus advice. Address, 14, Jocelyn Street, Dundalk.Phone 042 9332010 email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  Alzheimer’s Tea Day is a lifeline for people with dementia and their families. Make this the “Biggest Brew” ever by registering to host a party in your home or work place on Thursday 1st May. Call 01 284 6616 or visit to make a difference. Ratoath Active Age Group will meet on Friday 25th in the Community Centre 11.00am-1.00pm  Ratoath Garden Club will meet on Monday 28th April at 8.15pm in the Ratoath Community Centre. Speaker will be Yvonne Ferguson “Summer Tubs and Baskets” Garden Tour will take place this year on 7th June and must be paid in full this month.    

Congratulations to James Mahon (Kilbride Road), Ryan Edge (Steeplechase Wood),

Oisin O’Riordan (Milltree Park), Caroline Leavy (Foxlodge Manor),

Isabel Meehan ( Jamestown Park), Kate Brennan (Meadowbank Hill) and

                 Eoghan Shirley (Steeplechase Green) who were baptised recently.


20 April

Fifth Sunday of Easter

27 April

Sixth Sunday of Easter



John & Maura Harvey

& Pierce & Sean Glynn

Vigil 7.00pm

Matt & Roseann McKenna




Chrissie Furman


Bridget Boshell

& Tony Donnelly


Anthony King

& Sarah Kate Somerville


Eamonn Tonge

Donohoe & Mills Family


Alice Beggy

& Bernadette Hannigan

      Tuesday       Eamon Woods                  Wednesday   Special Intention                 Friday    Michael RyanSaturday       First Holy Communion for Siobhan McGann and Gillian Purcell’s classes at 10.30am        The prayer below will be Pope Benedict’s prayer on his visit to Ground Zero on this Sunday.

 O God of love, compassion, and healing,
 look on us, people of many different faiths and traditions,
 who gather today at this site,
 the scene of incredible violence and pain.

 We ask you in your goodness
 to give eternal light and peace
 to all who died here-
 the heroic first-responders:
 our fire fighters, police officers,
 emergency service workers, and
 Port Authority personnel,
 along with all the innocent men and women
 who were victims of this tragedy
 simply because their work or service
 brought them here on September 11, 2001.

 We ask you, in your compassion
 to bring healing to those
 who, because of their presence here that day,
 suffer from injuries and illness.

 Heal, too, the pain of still-grieving families
 and all who lost loved ones in this tragedy.
 Give them strength to continue their lives
 with courage and hope.

 We are mindful as well
 of those who suffered death, injury, and loss
 on the same day at the Pentagon and in
 Shanksville, Pennsylvania.

 Our hearts are one with theirs
 as our prayer embraces their pain and suffering.

 God of peace, bring your peace to our violent world:
 peace in the hearts of all men and women
 and peace among the nations of the earth.
 Turn to your way of love
 those whose hearts and minds
 are consumed with hatred.

 God of understanding,
 overwhelmed by the magnitude of this tragedy,
 we seek your light and guidance
 as we confront such terrible events.
 Grant that those whose lives were spared
 may live so that the lives lost here
 may not have been lost in vain.

 Comfort and console us,
 strengthen us in hope,
 and give us the wisdom and courage
 to work tirelessly for a world
 where true peace and love reign
 among nations and in the hearts of all.

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