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Parish Bulletin 10th April 2011

Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath

10 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. Gerry
Congratulations to Conor McElvaney (Seagrave Hall), Amaya Keogh (Kilrue), 
Cian Lyons (Seagrave Hall), Oisin Kelly (Leigh Valley) and Clodagh Harley (Steeplechase Green)
who were baptised recently.
Please pray for Joe McLoughlin (Lucan), father of Phil Batson (Bodeen) and Mary Walsh (Brownstown) who died during the week. May they rest in peace.
A meeting of the Board of Management of Ratoath Senior National School will be held in the Parish Pastoral Centre on Monday 11th April at 8.00pm
A meeting of the Parish Finance Committee will be held in the Parish Pastoral Centre on Tuesday 12th April at 8.00pm
Members of the baptismal team will meet parents who have children for baptism in the near future in the Parish Pastoral Centre on Wednesday 13th April at 8.00pm
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. 
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 - 8.30pm in Ratoath Nursing Home. 

10 April

Fifth Sunday in Lent

17 April

Palm Sunday



Mary Roche

Vigil 7.00pm

John Kavanagh & Michael Flood

& Frank Vaughan


Katie & Kevin Darby


Joseph & Mary White


Ernest Devine & Deceased members of the Mannering family


Anthony King

& Bridget Boshell


Breda & Gerry Kenny

& Tony Donnelly


Detta Hannigan & deceased members of the family

& Ray McAndrew

& Michael Brazil (Months Mind)

 Monday    Bridget Eiffe                                  Thursday       Special Intention
Ratoath- Dunshaughlin Social Club will re-commence evening walk and talk on Wednesday 13th All ages welcome. Meet at Dunshaughlin Pastoral Centre coffee dock at 7.15pm. Ph 086-8929617
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: Can you dance, sing, play the fiddle? enter Meath’s Got Talent. €2,000.00 prize money. Heats begin on 23rd June. 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. 
Naionra: New Naíonra opening in Dunshaughlin in September. Please call Caitlín on 0879027382, or email 
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The Carers Association: National Dog Walk on Easter Monday 25th April in Santry Demense at 2.00pm. Prize for Dog who raises the most sponsorship. For sponsorship card Tel 01 8119555.
Uni Slim: Thursday evenings in Ratoath GAA Clubhouse from 7.00pm – 8.00pm. All Welcome.
Ratoath Community Support Group (supporting parents of children with special or additional needs).The next meeting will take place on Tuesday 12th April at 8pm in the Community Centre. Newcomers very welcome! For more information, contact Geraldine on 087-9130333.
Get Creative! - Art Classes for Adults. Ratoath Community Centre on Wednesday evening 8pm to 10 pm. 8 week term for €80.00. All levels welcome, no previous experience necessary. Classes run continually so you can start anytime. A couple of places left.
Contact Michael Daly 087 2472082 for further details

Ratoath Youth Art Club. Art classes -An exciting programme of Arts & Crafts a creative & fun outlet for your children. New Term starting Saturday 30th April. Ratoath Community Centre  - Saturdays 10am-11.30am ages 5-12 - - €100 for 10 weeks (flexible payment plan available) All materials supplied. Contact Michael - 087 247 2082 for further details
                       Trocaire’s Lenten Campaign 
                      Ar scath a cheile a mhaireann na daoine (By coming together, people live)
The focus of this year’s campaign is Honduras. At present Honduras is the third poorest country in Central America and the Caribbean after Nicaragua and Haiti. Trocaire has been active in Honduras since 1970’s, opening a regional office in the capital, Tegucigalpa, in 1994. Their work is supporting the people to gain access to land. Another important part of Trocaire’s overall work in Honduras is advocating for justice and influencing changes in public policy to favour the poor.
Standard of Living: 65.4% of the population are living below the poverty line.
Malnutrition: Chronic malnutrition affects 25% of children under 5 years.
Access to Land: 80% of rural families are unable to provide sufficient food for themselves due to lack of access to land.    
Health: 18% of the population have no access to healthcare services.
“But it is not God’s will for some to have everything and others to have nothing. That cannot be of God. God’s will is that all his children be happy.”                                    Archbishop Oscar Romero
“We should love not only with words, but concretely, with facts, and we should love one another. My dear children, if you do this, if we all do this, universal brotherhood will spread, solidarity will blossom, good will be distributed more justly, and the rainbow of peace will shine over the world which, in a few years, will be in your hands”                                           Chiara Lubich
“ When we learn to see life through the eyes of a child – that is when we become truly wise”
                                                                                            Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta 

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