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Parish Bulletin 8th May 2011

Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath

8 May 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 Isaac Galvin (Woodlands Hall) and Sarah Brady (Foxlodge Manor) who were baptised recently.
Cemetery Sunday is on Sunday 29th May beginning with evening prayer at 5.00pm in the Church followed by rosary and blessing of the graves in the cemetery.
Trocaire Boxes should be returned to the box at the back of the
                              church as soon as possible.
Parents who have babies for baptism in the near future should attend the baptismal meeting on Wednesday next 11th May at 8.00pm in the Parish Pastoral Centre.
Dunboyne FAS CE has a vacancy for a person eligible to work under community employment. Child care assistant for work in the Dunshaughlin area in community crèche. Garda clearance required for the position. Contact Danny Gaughan at Dunboyne Fas CE office 8252864 or 087 2626727 or email  
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Four Forks Drama Production present two one act plays in the Venue Theatre on May 12th, 13th, 14th, 19th & 20th at 8.00pm. Tickets €14 and (€12 concession). Box office 01-6895600. Special pre-show offer 2 course meal in “As you Like It” and one theatre ticket only €25 per person. 
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.
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 
The Legion of Mary meet every Monday in the Parish Pastoral Centre at 6.30pm all welcome.


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. 


St Vincent de Paul: Charity Shop in Dunshaughlin called “Worth a Glance” on the Main Street. are having a sale of New Items on Friday 13th May from 10.00am -3.30pm.   
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
Knock Summer Festival 24th -26th June Strictly 18-35’s. €70.00 ( including food and accommodation) For more information contact 094 9388100/ 087 6927850. 
Congratulations to the boys and girls of St Paul’s National School who received their First Holy Communion on Saturday

Teacher         Ms.  Kieran


Jake Anderson               Queenslyn Arubi                     Cian Byrne                              Scott Cadwe       

Abbie Callan Smyth      Evan Cantwell               Darragh Cunningham     Aaron Devi         Daniel Doody                Eve Drysdale                 Matthew Haye               Rebecca Healy  Laura Jenkins                 Sophie Keating              Emily Keeley                 Niamh Keenan  Seán Lynch                     Regina McDonnell         Brian Moore                 

Laoise Murphy              Nicole Preece                 Liam Reynolds


Teacher          Ms. O’Toole


Cian Agar-Finlay           Bogdan Baturov            Christian Cahill             Adam Carolan

Ross Coatsworth           Kevin Dat Conway        Roisin Corbett               Sarah Cullen

David Karlin                  Sidney Dehane Edge      Shaun Donnelly             Sam Magee

Morgan Kearney            Andrew Maguire            Sorcha McGroarty                  Finn Turner

Claudia McKeon            Demi Monique Mooney   Katie O’Reilly              John Sheehy

Justine Salimonova        Emma Scattergood                  Mathieu Sevestre          

Genevieve Sload           


Teacher            Mr. Harte


Daniel Barker                Emma Burke                  Leah Carey O’Neill        Garrett Coey

Aoife Cosgrove              Ryan Doherty                Josh Donohoe                Dylan Fox

Gerard Dromey              Emily Foster                  Andrew Gamble             Evun Grant

Adam Jackson               Yasmin Kaya                 Kerry McBride               Cian Temple

Ella McGoldrick            Emmet Murphy                   Sam Pidgeon                  Julia Read

Colleen Russell              Nathan Scattergood       Matthew Somerville      ConorWardick




8  May

Third Sunday of Easter

15 May

Fourth Sunday of Easter



Mick O’Mahony

& Dympna Mills

Vigil 7.00pm

Dorothea Mates

& Bridget, Ann O’ Reilly and

Angelo Whyte,


Susan Timmons


Mary Phelan


Edward, Carmel & Albert McAuley & Alicia O’Beirne


Thomas O’Flaherty

& Michael McMahon & John McIntyre


Alice & Patrick Beggy

& David Mulvaney

& Mary Walsh (Months Mind)


Yvonne Saul Fagan

& Hannah Ryan


Monday            Special Intention
Saturday           First Holy Communion at 10.30am & 12.30pm (Ratoath Junior National School)
“..the Church cannot withdraw from the task of proclaiming Christ and his gospel as saving truth, the source of our ultimate happiness as individuals and as the foundation of a just and humane society”                                                   Pope Benedict in Hyde Park 18th September 2010


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