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Parish Bulletin 3rd April 2011

Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath

3 April 2011



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




Priest on Duty: Fr. Brendan
Congratulations to Dara McCann (Seagrave Hall), Jaydon Redmond (Milltree Park) and
Doireann O’Sullivan (Foxlodge Wood) who were baptised recently.
A meeting of the Board of Management of Ratoath Junior National School will be held in the Parish Pastoral Centre on Monday 4th April at 7.30pm
A meeting of the Parish Liturgy Committee will be held in the Parish Pastoral Centre on Tuesday 5th April at 8.00pm
A meeting of the Children’s Liturgy Committee will be held in the Parish Pastoral Centre on Wednesday 6th April at 8.00pm
Envelope Collection for the week ending 20th & 27th March €2,220.75
Many thanks for your continued support and generosity.
Every Wednesday during Lent, the day of Eucharistic Adoration will end with an hour of Taize prayer from 8.30pm and ending with night prayer at 9.30pm. All are welcome to drop during that hour even if it is just for a few minutes. 
Next week end we welcome a staff member of Trocaire who will speak at all Masses. 
Days of Prayer April 12th & 13th in Dowdstown House, Dalgan Park, Navan.  Ph 046 90 21407.
Eucharistic Adoration every Wednesday from 10.00am-10.00pm in the Parish Church and a Holy Hour of prayer on Monday and Friday from 7.30pm - 8.30p in Ratoath Nursing Home. 

At Mount St. Anne's Retreat Centre, Killenard, Portarlington:-

Lenten Series: Only two Lenten presentations remaining.  There is no charge, donations welcome at your own discretion.  From 7.30pm - 9.30pm each evening.

Tuesday 5th April - Facilitated by Mr. Ned Prendergast, Director of Faith Development CEIST  Tuesday 12th April - Facilitated by Fr. Mark Hederman OSB - Glenstal Abbey


3 April

Fourth Sunday in Lent

10 April

Fifth Sunday in Lent



Laoise & Con Buckley

& James & Margaret Brennan

Vigil 7.00pm

Mary Roche


Tom Roche


Katie & Kevin Darby


Nicholas Keogh

& Tom Coyle


Deceased members of the Mannering family & Ernest Devine


Maureen Harold

 & Eileen Fernandes


Breda & Gerry Kenny

& Tony Donnelly

 Monday      Michael Caffrey                         Tuesday        John & Ellen Staunton 
Wednesday Edward Gannon                        Thursday      Michael Murphy                              Friday          Molly Gaffney                           Saturday      Colette O’Reilly (Months Mind 11.00am)
                                                                                  in Ratoath Nursing Home        
World Youth Day: Join young people (18-35) from the diocese for this international Catholic youth festival with Pope Benedict in Madrid from 15th to 22nd August. The final date for reservation is 16th April. Cost €650. For more information contact 
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        At Emmaus Retreat and Conference Centre ( 
Lectio Divina – an introduction to listening to the Word of God in scripture on 10th April from 2.00pm to 5.00pm. €10 includes tea/coffee break. Lectio Divina means Divine Reading and is one of the richest and most ancient forms of Christian prayer. In fact, the origins of Lectio Divina are to be found in the “haggadah”, a method of exploring scripture that was used by the Jews in the days of Jesus himself. In the Christian tradition, Lectio Divina is a way of listening to the texts of scripture and cultivating friendship with Christ. We listen with the heart and open ourselves to spiritual growth and to a deeper relationship of love with him. In doing this our lives, attitudes and motivations are transformed. Facilitator: Denis Gleeson
Dance Meditation Day on 17th April with Barbara Perry from 10.30am to 4.30pm €50 including light lunch
Volunteer for Happy Heart weekend this year and help the Irish Heart Foundation fight Heart disease and stroke. Happy Heart weekend is 12th to 14th May this year and we are asking for volunteers to help us sell our happy hearts in your local shopping centre on these dates. If you are interested in getting out and about this weekend to help support the Irish Heart Foundation and have some good honest fun at the same time, please call Mairead on 086-2679852 or e-mail 
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  to register.
Champion Camps. Multi-Sports Easter Camp at Ratoath College from Monday 18th April to Thursday 21st April 10.30am to 3.00pm. Boys & Girls 5 to 12 Years. Indoor and Outdoor Facilities
Price €69 - Family Discount Available. Experienced & Dedicated PE Teachers - Fully Insured
Free T-shirt. Contact Ciara Casey 087 7726644 or Eve McCartney 087 9142140
St Vincent de Paul: Charity Shop in Dunshaughlin called “Worth a Glance” on the Main Street. Opening hours Tuesday, Friday and Saturday 10.00am – 3.00am  To contact a member of the committee please phone  087 987 564  all calls dealt with the upmost confidentiality. 
Meath’s Got Talent: Have You? Can you dance, Sing, play the Fiddle? Well enter Meath’s Got Talent. €2,000.00  prize  money. Heats begin on 23rd June 2011. Applications forms from the 
Venue Theatre 
Family Learning.  Helping parents and carers find fun ways to teach their child that will help  them to develop and improve good literacy skills. 6 week course starting soon. Contact
 Dympna O’ Brien, Adult Literacy Centre Dunshaughlin. Tel 01 8011787  Lots of courses available. 
Pilates classes continues in Ratoath Community Centre Monday Mornings at 10am.  €!0.00 per class.  Class size limited so please book your place.  Phone Nicola on 087 6975207.
                                                                                                                                    Mother’s Day
                    A Mother loves right from the start, 
                    she holds her baby close to her heart,
                    the bond that grows will never falter, 
                    her love is so strong it will never alter. 
        A very Happy Mothers’ Day to all Mothers in the Parish 


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