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Parish Bulletin 7th April 2013


Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath


7 April 2013


        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
Congratulations to Roisin Grogan and Tony Heavin who were married during the week.
Please pray for Eileen Wallace (Limerick), mother of Philip Wallace (The Paddocks Ratoath) who died during the week. May she rest in peace.
Next weekend all the boys and girls from Second Class who are preparing for their First Holy Communion in a few weeks time will attend their final preparation Mass in the “Do This in Memory of Me” programme. We welcome them along with their parents.
The parents who are to assist at the Masses are asked to come to a short meeting at 7.30pm in the Parish Pastoral Centre on Tuesday next 9th April.

A meeting for parents who have children for baptism in the near future will be held in the Parish Pastoral Centre on Wednesday next 10th April at 8.00pm










                                                          Trocaire Boxes


Trocaire boxes should be returned to the box at the back of the church in the coming weeks.






Summary of the address of Pope Francis at the General Audience on

Wednesday last, 3rd April.

Taking up the series of Catecheses on the Creed, we now turn to the article: “He rose again on the third day, in accordance with the Scriptures”. Our belief in Christ’s Resurrection is the very heart of our faith, the basis of our hope in God’s promises and our trust in his victory over sin and death.


The first witnesses of the Resurrection were women: moved by love to go to the tomb, they accept with joy the message of the Resurrection and then tell the good news to the Apostles. So it must be with us; we need to share the joy born of our faith in the Resurrection!


In Church’s history, women have had a special role in opening doors to faith in Christ, for faith is always a response to love.


With the eyes of faith, we too encounter the risen Lord in the many signs of his presence: the Scriptures, the Eucharist and the other sacraments, and the acts of charity, goodness, forgiveness and mercy which bring a ray of his Resurrection into our world.


May our faith in the risen Christ enable us to be living signs in our world of the triumph of life and hope over evil, sin and death.




7 April

Second Sunday of Easter

14 April

Third Sunday of Easter



Edward Gannon


Vigil 7.00pm



Tommy & Thomas Everard




Laoise & Con Buckley

John Kavanagh  & Molly Gaffney


James Cusack and deceased members of Cusack family


Chris & Dick Donnelly

Breda & Gerry Kenny

& Nicholas Keogh


Henry & Mary Foran and deceased members of the family




Monday     Katie & Kevin Darby                                     Thursday         Brian McGlynn


Saturday    Mass in the Nursing Home at 11.00am


Standing Orders for March €3,324.72. Envelope Collection for the week ending 24th March €1,423.26. Many thanks for your continued support and generosity




Knock Shrine: A  full day of prayer for all Diocesan and Parish Adoration Committees and all Adorers from all over Ireland to come together as a community of Adorers on Saturday 20th April The Papal Nuncio Archbishop Brown will celebrate Mass. Bus will leave from Dunshaughlin. Please contact Peter Conlon 086 8140054 for more information  




Ashbourne/ Donaghmore Bethany Bereavement Group invites you to an information evening on “The Journey Through Grief” presented by Peter Hanlon (Bereavement Therapist – HSE) in the Ashbourne House Hotel on Wednesday 17th April at 7.30pm. All welcome/ admission free.




The Meath branch of the Alzheimer Society hold their Café for those who suffer from Dementia, their carers and families in the Pillo Hotel, Ashbourne from 2pm to 4pm on Monday 8th April.




The Institute of Technology Blanchardstown is hosting an Open Evening on Thursday, 11th April 2013 from 5pm-7pm.  Any Leaving Cert/FETAC or prospective mature student is welcome to come along to this event to check out this modern campus and to talk to lecturing staff and current students about the various courses on offer. Contact Fiona on Tel 01 885 1334 or


Ceili Classes at St Patrick’s Hall Dunshaughlin will resume again on Thursday 11th April at 8.15pm.. New comers welcome. Contact 087 2734446  


Dunboyne Community Employment has the following vacancies for people eligible to work under the CES (1) Grounds Men for Ratoath, Dunshaughlin and Dunboyne (2) Childcare assistant for Ratoath, Dunshaughlin. Requires Garda clearance. For further details on the above positions please contact Danny Gaughan at 087-2626727 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it




Ratoath Musical Society “Wizard of Oz Themed Workshop: Follow the Yellow Brick Road to Somewhere over the Rainbow and find yourself in the Emerald City in the Land of OZ….everyone from the age of 6 - 12 is welcome to come along for a fun day of music, song and dance with RMS on Sunday 14th APRIL in the Venue Theatre, 6 – 9yrs (12 – 2pm) 10 -12 yrs (2- 4pm) This workshop will be given by local professional Musical Director, Choreographer and Director. Fee €5 per child. Open to all children, even if you have never done a show with RMS before, come along and enjoy the day. Enquiries to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or follow us on facebook




The Dunshaughlin Players are gearing up for their  Production of "Red Roses & Petrol" by Joseph O'Connor, directed by Mary Tuite to be staged in the Solstice Arts Centre Navan on Saturday 20th April at 8pm Tickets €15, Concessions € 13, available from




'Vincents'. This shop has supported both Ratoath and Dunshaughlin SVP Conferences for the last 22 years  It is managed by local volunteers who have given generously of their time and energy We need support from the local community with clothes, Bric-a-Brac etc .The Shop is located in Dunshaughlin on the Main St on the Right before the National School. Opening hours;10am –
 3- 30pm Tues, Fri and Sat  Ratoath SVP Mob No 0879875641


The Leinster Chess finals of the Community Games are on this Sunday at Egdeworthstown. Ratoath under 12's play against Castlebridge with the winners playing the final against Lucan or Glasson, for a place in the All Ireland final.  Ratoath under 16's play against Carlow with the winners facing Malahide or Tyrellspass later in the afternoon. We wish all every success for Sunday 




The Ratoath GAA draw was not won this week with the following numbers drawn: 7,8,24 & 26.


€50 winners were Celina Kelly (Wilkinstown) & Lauren Cannon (Ashbourne).


Next week's draw for €6,700 will take place on Monday 8th April at 9pm in the Auld Stand.



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