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Parish Bulletin 6th May 2012

Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath

6 May 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   
Cemetery Sunday is on 20th May beginning with evening prayer for the dead at 5.00pm, followed by the rosary and blessing of the graves.
Congratulations to Maya Moran (Steeplechase Green), Riely Hearns (Woodlands), 
Bonnie Inglis (Somerville), Fionn Cunningham ( Grange Hall), Holly O’Neill ( Steeplechase Green)  and Harry Whitbread (Seagrave Park) who were baptised recently.
Congratulations to Amanda Kynes and Philip Cunningham who were married recently and to Jacinta Browne and Anthony McIntyre who were married on Saturday. 
A meeting of the Children’s Liturgy Committee will take place on next Wednesday 9th May in the Parish Pastoral Centre at 8.00pm
A meeting for parents who have children for baptism in the near future will take place next Wednesday 9th May in the Parish Pastoral Centre at 8.00pm
                                        Anointing of the Sick – next Sunday
Next Sunday 13th May there will be the annual anointing of the sick at the 11.00am and 12.15pm Masses. If you know of anyone who might wish to receive this sacrament, please tell them and if they need help to get to one of the Masses, give them your assistance.
A fund raising concert for Dunshaughlin/ Culmullen parish in Dunsaughlin church on Sunday 13th May at 7.00pm, featuring Dunshaughlin Choral Society along with special guests. Tickets €20 (include entry post concert reception and raffle) available from Pastoral Centre or Tony Lawlor 086-0538684
Ratoath/Rathbeggan Community Games Athletics Competition. Monday, 7th May commencing 4pm at the Athletic Track, Jamestown, Ratoath.  Track & Field events from Under 4 years old to Under 16 years. Athletes of all levels welcome. €2 entry fee. Contact Catherine 086 8466495.
Bedding Plant Sale in aid of Culmullen National School takes place on Sunday 6th May in Dunshaughlin Parish Hall, 9am to 5pm.  Come early for best selection!


A big thank you to all volunteers who turned up on Saturday last for the Big Clean Up of Ratoath. 
GAA Lotto Results for 30th April:  3,9.13,18. No Jackpot Winner. €50 winners:  Joey McLoughlin, and Eugene McKeever, Jackpot next week is €1900.00
Ageing with Confidence Training. A self-development programme for people aged 55+. Help you explore how to age in a positive way and maintain good health and well-being. Starting in Dunshaughlin Community Centre, 15th May 10am to 12.30pm- one session a week for 8 weeks, no fee. For more info contact Sarah from Meath Partnership on 046 9280 790
Ratoath Community Support Group (supporting parents of children with special or additional needs) next meeting is on Tuesday 8th May at 8pm in the Community Centre.  If you would like more information on the group or the meetings, please contact Geraldine on 087-9130333.
    5 weeks to go to the International Eucharistic Congress
If you have not already collected the booklet in relation to the Congress, there are copies available at the back of the church. It contains the programme of events and details on how to book. Advance bookings are open until 9th May. After that date all bookings are on site at the RDS
25,000 participants every day; 12,000 international pilgrims from 5 continents 80,000 participants in the Closing Ceremony; 2 main venues - RDS & Croke Park; Over 100 exhibition stands; Over 150 workshops and discussion groups; 18 keynote addresses by International speakers; Masses, prayers & liturgical celebrations in 7 languages; Eucharistic Procession, Adoration and Benediction; Film, music, concerts, theatre, 100s of choirs; Dedicated space & events for over 2,500 young people; Simultaneous translation in Spanish, Polish, Irish, German, French, Italian and sign language; 7 websites, 5 social media channels,100s of media; 1,000s of preparatory gatherings around the globe; 1 Congress Bell, 4 icons calling to over 2,000 parishes; 1 immense opportunity of renewal for all Catholics; 1 Lord, 1 Faith, 1 Baptism 
This weekend marks the commencement of the final month of preparation for the 50th International Eucharistic Congress. In that connection, the Papal Nuncio, Archbishop Charles Brown, will celebrate Mass live on RTE1 Television at 12 noon this Sunday 6th May. The congregation will be made up of members and volunteers of IEC2012 Music will be provided by the Palestrina Choir under the direction of Blánaid Murphy. Those who are sick or frail due to old age have an important place in the life of the Church and we are delighted that, through this celebration of Mass, they can be drawn into the final stage of preparations for the Congress.
                        Can you help us during the Congress? 
15 students for the priesthood for the Archdiocese of Westminster (London) are been hosted by Ratoath Parish during the Eucharistic Congress. 
They will be accompanied by the rector and 4 staff members from Allen Hall Seminary, Chelsea. 
They will be with us from Wednesday 13th June to Monday 18th June. We are looking for parishioners who could offer a student or two, bed and breakfast for these 5 days. 
They will be at the Congress every day and will receive their evening meal in the Parochial House. 
We thank those who have offered to host a student for these days but we still have a few students who will need accommodation for these five days.
If you can help, please contact Fr. Gerry or Fr. Brendan or the Parish Office in the coming week.
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

6 May

Fifth Sunday of Easter

13 May

Sixth Sunday of Easter  



James, Agnes & Kate Rooney

& Mick O’Mahony

Vigil 7.00pm

Yvonne Saul Fagan

Bridget & Ann Reilly

& Angelo White


John O’Leary & James Murphy




 Bridget McIntyre & David Conmey


Thomas O’Flaherty & Dessie Fox

Patrick, Julia & Brian Donnelly & deceased members of the family


Sarah & Dan Eiffe

& Eileen Fernandes


Molly Devine

David Mulvaney & Hanna Ryan




Monday           Special Intention   Mass at 11.00am in Ratoath Manor Nursing Home  

Tuesday           Susan Timmons                                       Wednesday         Special Intention

 Thursday        Special Intention                                     Saturday             No Morning Mass                 


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