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Parish Bulletin 13th May 2012

Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath

13 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. Brendan  
Cemetery Sunday is on next Sunday 20th May beginning with evening prayer for the dead at 5.00pm, followed by the rosary and blessing of the graves. A collection will be held after the ceremony to help with the upkeep of the cemetery.  
A skip will be provided for your convenience until Friday afternoon.
Congratulations to Jayda Tursun (Foxlodge Woods), Michael Gannon (The Old Mill),
 Isabella & Brandon Dowling (Somerville), Hannah Egan (Kilbrue) and Jack Duhy (The Old Mill) who were baptised recently.
Congratulations to Carol Ann Galvin and Raman Patel; to Michelle Nicholls and Patrick McElroy; and to Caroline Butler and Timothy McCarthy who were married during the week. 
We wish all the boys and girls in second class in Ratoath Junior School every joy and blessing as they prepare for their First Holy Communion on Saturday. 
Eucharistic Adoration every Wednesday from 10.00am to 10.00pm
Envelope Collection for the week ending 29th April & 6th May €1,715.18
Standing Orders for April €7,405.75 Many thanks for your continued support and generosity.
A meeting of the Board of Management of St. Paul’s National School will be held on Thursday 17th May at 4.00pm.
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
The annual diocesan pilgrimage to Knock will take place on Sunday 12 August.
Safety regulations require that a handrail/ balustrade and brass infills are required in the gallery of the church. This work will be carried out in the coming work.

13 May

Sixth Sunday of Easter

20 May

Ascension Sunday 



Yvonne Saul Fagan

Bridget & Ann Reilly

& Angelo White

Vigil 7.00pm

Vonnie Cullen & Dymphna Mills

& Padraig O’Malley


Jamila & Fredo Zaidan


Mary & Patrick Wall

& Michael Brady


Thomas O’Flaherty & Dessie Fox

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


Desmond & Julia Toole

& Jack & Billy Byrne



Molly Devine

David Mulvaney & Hanna Ryan


Bobby Smithers & deceased members of the Smithers & Milton family & Maureen Moran




Monday           Paul Demange                                    Thursday        Betty Dunne

Saturday     First Holy Communion Ceremonies for Ratoath Junior National School at10.30am & 12.30pm

   4 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. All bookings are now on site at the RDS. Detailed information concerning the programme of the Eucharistic Congress on the Congress website:
The 50th International Congress in Dublin will be an event which recalls all Catholics to the centrality of the Eucharist in the life of the Church, truly as the summit towards which all the activity of the Church is directed and the font from which all her life flows.
The Dublin Congress occurs as we celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the opening of the Second Vatican Council, a Council of renewal. The Vatican Council brought enormous gifts of the spirit into the life of the Church and its fruits are still being explored. 
Over one hundred choirs from all over Ireland will provide the music for the liturgies. Parishes in Dublin area will host groups from a wide number of countries who will be represented at the Congress            
Ratoath Parish is hosting 15 students for the priesthood for the Archdiocese of Westminster and 5 staff members from Allen Hall Seminary, Chelsea during the Eucharistic Congress. 
They will be with us from Wednesday 13th June to Monday 18th June. 
We thank our parishioners who have generously offered to host the student for these days
Thanks to all who supported Alzheimer Tea Day at Fox Lodge on Saturday which raised €1,800. 
“Coping with Dementia” a free seminar will take place in Ratoath Manor Nursing Home on Tuesday 22nd May at 8.00pm. Mr Seamus McCaul, MBA in Dementia studies will give an informal talk exploring dementia and offer advice and support to families coping with the disease at home or in a residential setting. To reserve a place contact Kevin on 01 8264265. All are welcome.
A concert for Dunshaughlin parish in Dunsaughlin church on this 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
Thanks to all volunteers and supporters on the Clean Up Day for the tidy town on 28th April. Anyone wishing to make a contribution can contact Ann on 087-9201706
Ratoath Garden Club: Annual Day outing to gardens in Co Louth on Saturday 9th June. Places still  available, cost €58.00 to include light lunch, and evening meal in the Boyne Valley Hotel. Contact Patsy on 01 8259359. 
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
Ladies Gold watch found Fairyhouse Road area. Contact Pat 087 6404945
Lotto Results for 8th May:  Numbers drawn: 9,15,20,21. No Jackpot Winner. €50 winners:  Kieran Mulcahy, Ratoath and Celine Kavanagh, Ashbourne.  Jackpot next week is €2,000.00
Third Age National Advocacy programme is looking for people who would like to become a volunteer advocacy for older people in residential care. The aim is to empower older people in residential care to voice their needs and wishes and assert their rights. Volunteers must be willing to undergo training and Garda vetting. Currently recruiting in North Dublin and Meath. Contact Anne Harris (Third Age Project Manager) at 045 988 310 or 
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