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Parish Bulletin 17th April 2011

Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath

17 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 Shane Pinder (Milltree Park), Emily Shinners (The Village Green), 
Nicholas Moore (Mooretown), Alexander Byrne (Foxlodge Manor), Erin Laird (Meadowbank Hill) and James O’Brien (Foxlodge Woods) who were baptised recently.
Envelope Collection for the week ending 3rd & 10th April €2,1595.99
Standing Orders for March €5,760.51 Many thanks for your continued support and generosity.
Easter Sunday is a blue offering day.
Please pray for Bryan McGlinn (Steeplechase Green) and Mary Timmins (St. Oliver’s Park) who died during the week. May they rest in peace.
Trocaire Boxes should be returned to the box at the back of the                    church from Holy Thursday onwards.
Diocese of Meath Pilgrimage to Lourdes 12th-17th September led by Bishop Michael Smith. €699.  Contact Pilgrimage Abroad, Unit 1 The Court, Bridgefoot Street, Dublin 8. Tel 01 6359300 
Blood Bank in the Pastoral Centre in Dunshaughlin this Sunday,17th from11.30am to 3.00pm
The Band of An Garda Siochana is coming to St. Patrick’s Church in Slane on Tuesday May 3rd. The concert is aimed at raising funds for the Irish Wheelchair Association, while the St.Erc’s Conference, St. Vincent De Paul will also benefit from the night. Tickets €10, from Theresa Healey, the Square Slane, phone 0876970421, Brian Kelly Slane 0866097201, Seamus Casey IWA 0877774700 IWA Resource Outreach Centres, Ardee 0416853046, Drogheda 0419846614 and Navan 0469072539.
Ratoath Rathbeggan Community Games. The Community Games Track and Field events will be held in Ratoath Athletic Club On Monday May 2nd at 5pm.  Please be there by 4.45pm to register. Entry fee €2 per competitor. Events for all ages under 4 to under 16 years. All children who reside in the Parish are eligible to enter. Any queries phone Eileen Doherty on 087 2887217
Drumree Easter Hurling/Camogie Camp Monday 18th April to Thursday 21st April from 10.00am to 2.00pm (Except Thu –until 12.30pm). For boys and girls aged 4 years to 12 years. Book early. Application forms available. Additional details available e-mail 
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17 April

Palm Sunday in Lent

24 April

Easter Sunday



John Kavanagh & Michael Flood

& Frank Vaughan

Vigil 7.00pm

People of the Parish


Joseph & Mary White


People of the Parish


Anthony King & Bridget Boshell


People of the Parish


Detta Hannigan & deceased members of the family

& Ray McAndrew

& Michael Brazil (Months Mind)


People of the Parish

        Tuesday Nora & Michael Gilligan                       Wednesday    Matt & Rosanne McKenna
Holy Week Ceremonies
Our Lenten Cross: During Holy Week, you can place a peg on the cross to symbolise a worry, anxiety, suffering or illness you or your family may carry at this time or you can remove one of the pegs from the cross, committing yourself to pray this week for the needs of the person who placed the peg on the cross.
Confessions in Holy Week
                 Tuesday            After Morning Mass 
                Wednesday        After Morning Mass and from 8.30pm to 9.15pm 
                Friday                After the Stations of the Cross
                Holy Saturday     11.30am – 12.30pm
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 10pm.
Good Friday    Stations of the Cross                                            3.00pm
                        We will journey the Way of the Cross and pray and reflect at each          
                        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.
Holy Saturday 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.

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