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Parish Bulletin 28th April 2013


Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath


28 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 Libby Morris (The Grange), Tadhg McGlynn (Steeplechase Green), 
Amber Wynne (Cabin Hill) and Holly Owens (Somerville) who were baptised recently. 
Congratulations to Sinead O’Brien & Sean Killian who were married during the week. 
The sick and the housebound will be attended to on Thursday and Friday.


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. 












                                         Final Appeal for Trocaire Boxes


This is our final appeal for the return of your Trocaire boxes. Please return them to the church or office in the coming week.














There will be a Board of Management meeting in St. Paul’s National School, Ratoath on Tuesday 30th April at 6.00pm.




There will be a meeting of the Parish Finance Committee in the Parish Pastoral Centre on Tuesday 30th April at 8.30pm




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


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


Choose Life: We Cherish Them Both: A Vigil of Prayer for the Right to Life of Mothers and their Unborn Babies, Saturday 4 May, Our Lady’s Shrine, Knock. Supported by the Irish Bishops’ Conference, the day will begin with a themed Rosary Procession at 1.00pm and conclude with Mass in the Basilica at 3.00pm.  Main celebrant, Cardinal Seán Brady, homilist Most Rev. Brendan Leahy, Bishop of Limerick.A blessing for expectant mothers who are present will be given during the Mass. For details see Bus will leave Dunshaughlin at 9.00am. Please contact   Noreen Vsey on 085 827 4558 01 or  01 8295 844


28 April

Fifth Sunday of Easter

5 May

Sixth Sunday of Easter



Nora & Michael Gilligan

Vigil 7.00pm



Pierce & Sean Glynn

& Mary Kate Gaughan




 Bridget Boshell


Bridget McIntyre & David Conmey


Betty Colfer (Months Mind)

& Molly & Ernest Devine

& Detta Hannigan


Dan & Sarah Eiffe






Monday   Nicholas & Margaret Moore and deceased members of the family


Tuesday    Kitty, Joe & Val Murrihy                     Wednesday  Special Intention


Thursday   Tom & May Clince        


Friday       Mass for all those on the Parish List of the Dead


Saturday   Mass at 11.00am in the Nursing Home


Congratulations to the boys and girls of Rathbeggan National School                                                                              who received their First Holy Communion on Saturday


 Kiera Anderson,   Ronan Byrne,       Peter Connolly,   Katie Darby,                           Noya Daugela,      Katelyn Dharsan, Jamie Donnelly, George Doyle,                                 Sarah Doyle,         Niamh Everard,    Mia Frawley,      Sara Gilhooly,                                                            Rachael Harkin,   Matthew Hessman, Kate Killoran,    Connor McCormack,                Arran McEntaggart, Lily McMahon, Sarah Maher,       Roisín Mohan,                    Emmanuel Osas,  Aimee Reilly,        Heather Rooney,  Fionn Tierney.


******************************************************************Please support Alzheimer's Tea Day at Fox Lodge, Ratoath, on Saturday May 4th from 11.00 to 1.00 pm. All welcome.


Ratoath Garden Club: Ratoath Inn on Monday 29th April at 8.00pm Speaker will be Peter Harrison on “Great Gardens to Informal Pleasures”.


Star Camp: for all boys & girls aged 4-13 years to a fun-filled, non-competitive, week of singing dancing and drama where the building of self esteem in our children is of paramount importance. Special family rates.  Ratoath Community Centre 29th July to 2nd August, (9.30am-2.30pm) To book call   021-4377900 or online at


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.


 Bingo every Sunday night in Ratoath Community Centre at 8.00pm. Great Prizes.




Medjugorge Irish Centre May Pilgrimage:Last remaining seats on Irish Centre Pilgrimage May 13th to May 20th. 7 nights accommodation, 2 Meals per day, Return flight and airport transfers. You will be looked after by our leader from departure until you return£470.00 or 575.00. Staying in the Irish House Apartments. For full details phone 00442882241888 / 02882241888




Kells and District Tourism Forum Lecture Series: “Archaeological investigations at the “Royal” enclosure of Raith Airthir, Teltown, Co. Meath by Dr. Ger Dowling at 3.00pm on Sunday 28th April in Donaghpatrick Hall.




Ratoath GAA is joining a host of clubs around the country to attempt to break the World Record for multiple three legged race on Saturday 4th May at 11.30am. There is a fun and a fundraising element to this. Each participant must complete a sponsorship card which will have 5 lines at €3 per line. If you can help as a steward from 10.30am to 11.30am please call/text 085 1745082




There was no winner of last Monday's lotto. Jackpot now is €7000  Numbers drawn 6,11,22. 26 :  




 Conclusion of the Homily of Pope Francis at St. Paul’s Outside the Walls, Rome          Dear brothers and sisters, each day the Lord calls us to follow him with courage and fidelity; he has made us the great gift of choosing us as his disciples; he invites us to proclaim him with joy as the Risen one, but he asks us to do so by word and by the witness of our lives, in daily life. The Lord is the only God of our lives, and he invites us to strip ourselves of our many idols and to worship him alone. To proclaim, to witness, to adore. May the Blessed Virgin Mary and Saint Paul help us on this journey and intercede for us. Amen.



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