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Parish Bulletin 19th April 2009
Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath 19 April 2009
( 01 8256207

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

   Celebrity Status: Congratulations to Fr. Patrick and his two classmates, Fr. Shane and Fr. Padraig on their excellent interview with Ryan Tubridy on Wednesday morning last.  
Trocaire Boxes should be returned to the boxes at the back of the church as soon as possible
  Parish Cemetery: We regret any inconvenience caused during the work that is taking place.
Cemetery Sunday: 24th May beginning with evening prayer at 5.00pm.
  Reminder: Please return your CHY2 tax forms to the parish office as soon as possibleEnvelope Collection for the week ending 5th April €2,299.66Standing Orders for March €7,398.59 Many thanks for your continued support and generosity. The parents who assist in the “Do This in Memory of Me” programme will meet at 7.30pm on Tuesday evening in preparation for the final Masses of the programme this coming weekend. The Children’s Choir will resume their practices on Wednesday next at 8.00pm in the church. Ratoath Parish Youth Team will meet upstairs in the Parish centre on Tuesday at 7.30pm all welcome. The Board of Management of Ratoath Senior National School will meet on Wednesday at 8.00pm in the Parish Pastoral Centre. School Parking: The residents of Clonkeen would ask parents/guardians using their estate for school drop off and collection not to park at driveways, on the grass verge or at the "no parking" signs.   Your co-operation would be appreciated. The Dublin Gospel Choir will perform in The Venue Theatre on Friday 24th April at 8.00pm. Admission €22. Tickets available from Box Office, Ratoath Community Centre 01-6895600 PTAA: Temperance Mission in St. Patrick’s Church, Slane on Wednesday 22nd April at 8.00pm. Guest speaker: John Lonergan, Governor of Mountjoy Prison. All welcome.  Ratoath Community Support Group is holding its annual fundraiser "The Ratoath Fashion Show" on Thursday 23rd April in The Venue, Ratoath Community Centre. Local Models, Surprise guests, Great Raffle prizes. Tickets €25 on sale at The Venue. Phone 6895600.   Ratoath RFC Annual Awards Dinner takes place in the Marriott Hotel on the 25th April. This wonderful evening has a host of special guests in attendance with band and disco till late. Tickets are available at €100 each.  This is our clubs main fundraising event for the year.  Please contact Ronan Walsh or James Finglas 087-279-0614. Bingo Fundraiser in aid of The Niall Mellon Township Trust on Sunday 19th April in the Ardboyne Hotel Navan at 3.30pm. Cash Prizes and Jackpot. Hosted by Peadar Farrelly. Co. Meath VEC is launching of a new initiative in response to the learning needs of people who are recently unemployed. All programmes under this initiative are free, part-time and taking place in various locations and times throughout the county. For  details or contact Eilis Coyne 046-9068249 or   This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  Happy Days Community Childcare has 2 vacancies for Childcare Workers from June onwards. Applications in writing only to The Manager, Happy Days Childcare, Ratoath Community Centre. Applications must qualify under FAS Community Employment Scheme.  
Phoenix-Tara Toastmasters public speaking club. Special Open Meeting Monday 27th April from 7.45pm to 10.15 pm in Dunboyne Castle. Admission: Free to visitors and guests. For more information contact: Tony on 086 822 1274 or John on 086 2376323
or visit or just come along on the night
 Ashbourne CCÉ presents Fonn Ceoil Traditional Music Club every 3rd Friday of the month, in The Venue Theatre, Ratoath. Featuring Conor Mc Evoy (TG4 Young Musician of the Year) & Vincent Doherty (Singer), Friday 17th April at 8.30 p.m. All Welcome.  Meath Peace Group seminar, Saturday 25th April, in St Columban’s College, Dalgan Park, Navan.“Dealing with the past and healing on these Islands” (10.15am) “ Peacebuilding in practice (12noon) “Empowering young people” (2.30pm) Booking essential. Contact Julitta Clancy 01 8259438Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  Ashbourne RFC hosts the Towns Cup Final today (Sunday) at 3.30pm.  Boyne V Tullamore. “PULSE” Thanks to all who supported last Sunday’s Church Gate Collection which raised €3,100. This will go towards funding a youth officer and a premises for young people of Ratoath to hang out. ************************************************************************************************ An Easter ReflectionAs we read the story of the first two people in the world to be confrontedwith the fact of the empty tomb and the risen Christ, three imperatives seemto spring out of it.  They are urged to believe. The thing is so staggering it might seem beyond belief,too good to be true... It is still a fact that there are many who feel that the promisesof Christ are too good to be true. That hesitation can be dispelled only by takinghim at his word. They are urged to share. When they themselves have discovered the fact of the risen Christ, their first duty is to proclaim it to and to share it with others.“Go tell” is the first command which comes to all who have discovered the wonder of Jesus Christ for themselves. They are urged to rejoice. The word with which the risen Christ meets them is Chairete; that is the normal word of greeting, but the literal meaning is “Rejoice”.Those who have met the risen Lord must live forever in the joy of his presencefrom which nothing can part them anymore.                                                                            from William Barclay, Insights: Easter  
  19 AprilSecond Sunday of Easter26 AprilThird Sunday of Easter
Vigil7.00pmBobby DoranPierce & Sean GlynnVigil7.00pmMatt & Rosanna McKenna& Sarah Kate Somerville
9.00am 9.00amChrissie Furman& Nora & Michael Gilligan
11.00amBreda & Gerry Kenny & Tony Donnelly11.00amAnthony King& Bridget Boshell
12.15pmKate & Kevin Darby& Ernest Devine12.15pmJoseph & Mary White& Detta Hannigan
[                                                                                Saturday  Pa & Julia Donnelly

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