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Parish Bulletin 24th April 2011

Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath

24 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 Dara Manning (Foxlodge Manor), Aileen Hennissey (Fairyhouse Road),
Lalya Rock (Duleek), John Sherlock (Steeplechase Green),Eve Arkins (Seagrave Hall) and 
Mia’Bell McCarr (Woodlands Hall) who were baptised recently.
There will be no Eucharistic Adoration in the parish church next Wednesday 27th April.
Trocaire Boxes should be returned to the box at the back of the                church as soon as possible.
Feast of Devine Mercy Sunday 1st May. St Colmcille’s Church Kells celebrations will start at 2.30pm with Mass, Devine Mercy devotions and conclude with Benediction.
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. 
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
Boyne 10k Drogheds -  Sunday 1st May. Enter on-line to walk or run at or visit the stand in Laurence Centre on Saturday. Half of the proceeds go to Drogheda & District Athletics Club and half towards the building of a School for Blind in Kenya February 2012.
Ratoath Community Support Group, doing the Flora Mini Marathon to raise much needed funds, would love your support. Would you like to walk for us, sponsor us or train with us. Sponsorship cards and training information available from Suzanne at 0868529487
Ratoath Pulse, in conjunction with Meath Youth Federation is hosting a workshop evening taking place in the Community Centre at 7.00pm on Friday 6th May and will go on till about 8.30pm/9.00pm. Free pizzas and refreshments available on the night. All teenagers welcome

24 April

Easter Sunday

1 May

Second Sunday of Easter



People of the Parish

Vigil 7.00pm

Sarah Kate Somerville

Pa & Julia Donnelly and deceased members of the family


People of the Parish


Chrissie Furman

Pierce & Sean Glynn


People of the Parish


Bridget McIntyre & David Conmey


People of the Parish


Bridget & Con Colfer

& Maura & John Harvey


Monday    Michael Ryan (11.00am in Nursing Home)             Saturday  No morning Mass

Easter Greetings


               Many thanks to all who helped with the          Holy Week       ceremonies: Sacristans and            server, altar society and church                     cleaners. Parish choir, musicians and              organists, cantors, Folk Group, Children’s        Choir.


Commentators, readers, and Eucharistic Ministers. Participants in the washing of the feet and the presentation of the gifts on Holy Thursday. Eucharistic ministers  who took Holy Communion to the sick, Those who assisted for the veneration of the cross, young children who carried candles, those who prepared the Palm for Palm Sunday, the altar of repose for Holy Thursday and those who prepared the flowers for the Holy Thursday, the Easter Vigil and Easter Sunday.


We wish all our parishioners a very Happy

and Joyful Easter.



An Easter Blessing

May the risen Christ fill you with joy,

A joy only he can give.

May his triumph bring new hope

and new light into your life.

May you share today in the

exaltation experience by all his disciples.

May you be a witness to his resurrection to

all you meet and greet today.



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