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Parish Bulletin 14th April 2013


Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath


14 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. Gerry
Congratulations to Conor Maguire (Steeplechase Green), Liam & Tom McCullagh (Mooretown),
Ruby Gallagher (Streamstown), Jessica Harford (Steeplechase Green), 
Nadia O’Connor (Somerville) and Amber Meagher (Steeplechase Wood)  
who were baptised recently. 
Congratulations to Louise McCullagh and Derek Raythorn who were married during the week.
This weekend the boys and girls from Second Class who are preparing for their First Holy Communion in a few weeks time are attending their final preparation Mass in the “Do This in Memory of Me” programme. We welcome them along with their parents.
A meeting of the Parish Liturgy Committee will be held on Tuesday 16th April at 8.00pm in the Parish Pastoral Centre.


                                      Next Sunday is Vocations Sunday.                                                                                  It is a day reminding us of the Lord’s command ‘to pray the Lord of the harvest…….’                   Vocations come from the prayer and faith of a believing community. They also come from the invitation extended to individuals to reflect and consider such a path in life.
The collection taken up at the Masses next weekend is for vocations.




Cemetery Sunday is on 26th May at 3.00pm (note the change of time) beginning with prayers for the dead in the church followed by rosary and blessing of the graves in the cemetery. 












                                                          Trocaire Boxes


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








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.








14 April

Third Sunday of Easter

21 April

Fourth Sunday of Easter



Michael Flood

Vigil 7.00pm







James Cusack and deceased members of Cusack family

& May O’Shaughnessy


Deceased members of the Mannering Family

Tony Donnelly and Anthony King Marie Kinsella


Henry & Mary Foran and deceased members of the family

& Denis Horan


George Courtney (Months Mind)

Ray McAndrew

& Deceased members of Mills & Donohoe families






Tuesday     Kathleen Foy and Frank Vaughan        Wednesday    Special Intention


Saturday  Mass in the Nursing Home at 11.00am Deceased members of Greer & Murphy families


Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lough Derg; For over 1,000 years, St Patrick's Purgatory, Lough Derg has been known througout Ireland and Europe as a challenging and rewarding place of prayer.


A diocesan pilgrimage is being organised from 27-29 June 2013 to St Patrick's Purgatory, Lough Derg. Further details in the coming weeks.




The Pontifical Irish College, Rome. “Discovering our Baptism: The Discipleship of the Laity”,


A course for parishioners from 9th to14th September. During these days in the city participants will be afforded an opportunity to reflect on the journey of faith. The week includes a series of talks, liturgies and guided visits to significant Churches and Basilicas in Rome, as well as a pilgrimage to the Benedictine Abbey of Montecassino. Cost is €750.00. Places are limited, a deposit of €300 is required to secure a place. Travel arrangements to Rome are the responsibility of the participants but airport transfers to the college are included in the price.  If you wish to reserve a place contact the Irish College on 0039 06 772 631 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .www.irishcollege.ord




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




The Dunshaughlin Players present their  Production of "Red Roses & Petrol" by Joseph O'Connor, directed by Mary Tuite to be staged in the Solstice Arts Centre Navan from 17th to 20th April  at 8pm Tickets €15, Concessions €13, available from".


All profits go the Jack Kavanagh Trust Fund. So please support a good cause Also donations are accepted at (ID:MYC0143)




Meath Branch of the Alzheimers Society will hold a support meeting for the carers of families and people suffering from Alzheimers/Dementia at the Community Centre, Ratoath on Wednesday, April 17th at 8pm. Information will be available on a course for carers. Contact 087 6600406.




Ratoath GAA lotto result  Numbers drawn no winner next week lotto  €6,800




Midlands Alpha hope to celebrate Pentecost Sunday on 19th May by gathering people of all ages from around the country to share and celebrate our Christian faith. Registration is at 2.30pm in Durrow Church, Tullamore, with talks beginning at 3.00pm.Speakers include Andrew O Connell, Scott Evans and Jonny Somerville. The talks will conclude at 6.30pm followed by barbeque and live music . All welcome including – alpha groups, prayer groups, those involved in parish ministry, youth groups, youth leaders, etc. Something for everyone.Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


 Meath Archaeological and Historical Society. Wednesday 17th April  A talk given by Finola O’Carroll on “ The Black Friary Excavations, Trim". In Trim Library, 8pm All welcome


A weight loss challenge in Peters Pub,Dunshaughlin for “Make a Wish Ireland”,  finale on13th April . Tickets €10.00 and proceeds go to charity. Contact Sharon Stears on 0876778799




Royal County 5km Fun Run/Walk Sunday 28th April at 2pm in Kells. Nominated charity for this eventis the local children’s disability activity group - Special Hands. So why not come and have some fun andsupport a local charity at the same time? Register online at or phone Meath Local Sports Partnership on 046-9067337.




Spring Choral Festival  2013– Cór Fhéile an Earraigh 2013.  This year’s Spring Choral Festival will take place in Sacred Heart Church, Laytown on Sunday 14th April at 7.00 pm. 




Many thanks to all who so generously supported Irish Cancer’s Daffodil Day which raised €4,439


Art Camp takes place in Ratoath Community Centre from Tues 7th May to Friday 10th May inclusive. The camp runs daily from 10am to 2pm for children age 6 to 12 years. Cost is €60 per child.  Limited places available. For further details contact 01/6895600



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