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Parish Bulletin 28th March 2010

Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath

28 March 2010

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






Congratulations to Luke Dunne (Foxlodge Manor), Emily Meehan (Somerville), Killian Clarke (Moulden Bridge) , Ryan McLoughlin (St Oliver’s Park) and Adam O’Reilly (Steeplechase Green) who were baptised recently.



Good Friday Stations of the Cross; Practise for the young people on Holy Thursday at 11am.


                                          Ireland’s Wounded Church                                     An evening of prayer, listening and reflection for parishioners who would welcome the opportunity to share and discuss the impact of recent reports into child abuse on their faith, communities and country. This Monday in the Pastoral Centre, Dunshaughlin at 8.00pm Guest Speaker: Andrew O’Connell. All welcome.







Trocaire Boxes and Envelopes:   From today Sunday (Palm Sunday) a box for collecting the Trocaire boxes will be available at the back of the church. Alternatively you can return your donation in the envelope included with your Trocaire pack.


Envelope Collection for the week ending 14th & 21st March €2,050.67

Many thanks for your continued support and generosity.

Next Sunday (Easter Sunday) is a blue envelope day.

Reminder: Please return your CHY2 tax forms to the parish office as soon as possible.


The sick and the housebound will be visited in their homes on Holy Thursday and Good Friday.


Our Lenten Cross: During this Holy week, you can place a peg on the cross to symbolise a worry, anxiety, suffering or illness you or your family carry at this time or you can remove one the pegs from the cross, committing  yourself to pray this week for the needs of the person who placed the peg on the cross.


Ratoath Garden Club on Monday 29th March in the Community Centre. Mary Waldron will speak on “Good Plants Make Good Gardens.


                                                          Confessions in Holy Week

            Tuesday                    After Morning Mass and from 7.30 pm- 8.30pm

            Wednesday               After Morning Mass and from 8.30pm to 9.15pm

            Friday                        After the Stations of the Cross

            Holy Saturday           11.30am – 12.30pm


28 Mar

Palm Sunday

4 April

Easter Sunday



Leonard & Gertie Meagher (Months Mind) & Joyce & Shevlin Families



People of the Parish


Tom Roche &Thomas & Tommy Everard


People of the Parish


Nuala Callaghan (Months Mind)

The Mills & Donohue Families

Vincent McGowan & Agnes Donohoe


People of the Parish



Pauline Lynch (Months Mind)

Mary, Billy & Peggy Lynch  

Nicholas Keogh & Christine Murphy


People of the Parish


         Tuesday     Kay & Brendan Menton                   Wednesday    Jacqueline Brazil

Holy Week Ceremonies


Wednesday        Morning Mass 9.45am


                                      Eucharist Adoration from 10.00am. The Adoration will conclude                                  with an hour of Taize Prayer from 8.30pm ending with Night                                                 Prayer at 9.30pm.



Holy Thursday    Mass of the Lord’s Supper                 8.00pm

                                      On Holy Thursday we recall the Last Supper the night before                                                Jesus died. The last supper was the first Mass celebrated by Jesus                                   when he gathered with his friends and told them

                                      “do this in memory of me”


                                      After the Holy Thursday ceremony, you are welcome to pray at                                   the Altar of Repose. Adoration will end at 10.00pm


Good Friday       Station of the Cross                           3.00pm

                                      Some young people in the parish will lead the Way of the Cross                                    through reflection, mime and music.


                                    Celebration of the Lord’s Passion     8.00pm

                        This is the main celebration for Good Friday.

                                      We hear again the story of Christ’s suffering and death.

                                      We venerate the cross and at the conclusion of this solemn but                                    simple service, we receive Holy Communion.


                                       A short reflective prayer service around the Cross will take                                    place after the main ceremony at approximately 9.30pm during                                    which there will be an opportunity for confessions.


Holy Saturday      Morning Prayer                                                         11.00am


                           Easter Vigil                                        9.00pm


                                       On this Holy Night, we pass from darkness of death on Good                                                Friday to the empty tomb and joy of Christ’s resurrection.                                                     The light of Christ and blessing of new water remind us of our                                              hope in the Risen Jesus. We baptise two babies in the new Easter                                  water and a young adult will be confirmed.



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