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Parish Bulletin 22nd April 2012

Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath

22 April 2012

01 8256207


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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 Kara Sweetman (Glascarn Lane), Amelia Cooley (Woodlands), 
Abbie Kapwell (The Old Mill), Conor Eiffe (Cabinhill), Kaitlyn Walsh (Meadowbank Hill), 
Ryan Byrne (Woodlands) and Urenna Ndubisi (Woodlands) who were baptised recently.
Thanks to all who have returned their Trocaire boxes. If you have not done so already you should return them to the box at the back of the church as soon as possible
We wish the boys and girls in second class in St. Paul’s National School every joy and blessing as they prepare for their First Holy Communion on Saturday.
A Board of Management meeting of the St Paul’s National School will be held in the school on Tuesday 24th April at 4.00pm 
A Board of Management meeting of the Ratoath Junior National School will be held in the Parish Pastoral Centre on Tuesday 24th April at 7.30pm 
A Board of Management meeting of the Ratoath Senior National School will be held in the Parish Pastoral Centre on Wednesday 25th April at 8.00pm 
Cemetery Sunday is on Sunday 20th May beginning at 5.00pm 
Meath Diocesan pilgrimage to Lourdes from 12th to 17th September led by Bishop Smith. Fare €699 inclusive of 5 nights bull board, taxes and travel insurance. Booking with Pilgrimage Abroad, 69 Upper O’Connell St. Dublin.1. Phone 01-6359300
Daffodil Day: Many thanks to all who supported the fund raising day which raised €5164.70.
We don’t wish to be a “Dirty Old Town” please help us to clean up. Meet at Supervalue Car Park on 28th April at 10.00pm. Mural Painters also required. Contact Jackie 086 1271252  
Beginner and improver Computer Classes for people aged 55 and over, various locations around Meath, day and evening classes. Cost €10 for four sessions. For more info contact Kay from Meath Partnership on 046 9280 790 
or follow on Facebook or Twitter @phoenixtara.
RMS will stage the much loved & inspiring musical "Annie" from May 2nd to 6th at the Venue Theatre, Ratoath. Our cast is made up of children & adults from Ashbourne; Dunboyne; Dunshaughlin & Ratoath. Bet your bottom dollar you'll enjoy it- tickets now on sale from the Venue boxoffice 01-6895600 or Family packages limited number- book early!
Ratoath GAA Lotto Results for 16th April: 11,15,16,17. No Jackpot Winner. €50 winners:  Mary Breslin, and James McDonald. Jackpot next week is €1700.00
Ratoath Garden Club: next meeting  on Monday 23 April in the Ratoath Inn at 8.00pm. Speaker will be Deirdre Ryan who will talk on “Clematis in Borders”. Annual summer outing will take place on 9 June to gardens in Co Louth. For more details ring Patsy on 01 8259359.    
Alzheimer Tea Afternoon will take place in Ratoath Manor Nursing Home on Thursday 3 May from 2.30-4.30pm. Please come along and bring a friend to support this worthy cause. Remember those who cannot – remember
Royal County 5km Fun Run/Walk Bank Holiday Monday 7th May at 11am in Kells. Registration in Headfort Arms Hotel from 9.30am. In aid of Special Hands Children's Disability Activity Group. Tel:046-9067337 Email: 
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    7 weeks to go to the International Eucharistic Congress
The International Eucharistic Congress is an opportunity for the Irish Church to welcome pilgrims from all over the world and to celebrate our common faith in Jesus Christ. The main events of the congress will take place at the RDS, beginning with congress opening ceremony. The closing ceremony for the congress will take place in Croke Park on 17th June
Pope Benedict has nominated a papal legate who will be his representative at the Congress. The Papal Legate is Cardinal Mark Ouellet, Canadian, who is the Prefect for the Congregation for Bishops (the Vatican office which deals with the appointment of bishops around the world).
Cardinal Ouellet was Archbishop of Quebec which hosted the last International Congress in June 2008. As one might expect of a Canadian bishop, Cardinal Ouellet is fluent in English as well as his native French. As a result of time spent teaching in Bogota, Colombia and in Rome, he also had a good command of Spanish and Italian. His principal role will include presiding at the opening Mass on Sunday 10th June at the RDS and the concluding Mass in Croke Park on Sunday 17th June
To book for the International Eucharistic Congress in Dublin from 10th to 17th June
There are three ways to book for the Congress 
1. Telephone the booking office on 01-2981122
2. Book online on the Congress website
3. Download a paper booking form from the congress website and sent the completed form to CSSL, 3rd Floor, Paradigm House, Dundrum Office, Dundrum, Dublin 14 
Advance bookings are open until 9th May. After that date all bookings are on site at the RDS
You can register to attend for 1 day, 3 days or 7 days. If you register to attend for 3 or 7 days, you can also register to attend the final Mass on 17th June in Croke Park. 
However a one day registration, will not allow you to attend the final Mass. 
Volunteers will be given tickets for the final Mass in Croke Park

22  April

Third Sunday of Easter

29 April

Fourth Sunday of Easter  



Terence O’Rourke (Months Mind) Thomas & Kathleen Madden

& Michael Flood

Vigil 7.00pm



Tom Roche

& Frank O’Leary


Pierce & Sean Glynn

& Chrissie Furman


Thomas, Bridget, Eddie & Christy Nulty & Bridget Boshell

& Sarah Kate Somerville


 Anthony King

& Jimmy Cusack


Ray McAndrew & Tony Donnelly

& Maura & John Harvey

& Lil Coyle (Months Memory)


Detta Hannigan

Joseph & Mary White



Monday        Matt & Roseanne McKenna                   Wednesday   Michael Ryan 

Thursday      Philomena Fahy                             

Saturday        First Holy Communion for St. Paul’s National School 10.00am; 11.30am and 1.00pm



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