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Parish Bulletin 6th April 2014

Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath

6 April 2014

        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  
Eucharistic Adoration takes place every Wednesday in the family room of the church from 10.00am to 10.00pm. Why not make a special effort for the season of Lent to spend some time (however short) in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament?
A meeting of the Board of Management of Ratoath Junior National School will be held on Monday next 7th April at 7.30pm in the Parish Pastoral Centre.
A meeting of the Board of Management of Ratoath Senior National School will be held on Monday next 7th April at 8.00pm in the school.
A meeting of the Parish Liturgy Committee will be held on Tuesday next 8th April at 8.00pm in the Parish Pastoral Centre.

A meeting for parents who have children for baptism in the near future will take place the Parish Pastoral Centre on Wednesday next 9th April at 8.00pm  

The Benedictine Monks of Silverstream Priory in Stamullen - Sung Vespers and Benediction of the Most Blessed Sacrament at 5:15 pm on the Sundays of Lent. Tea will follow in the monastery gatehouse. This initiative is a unique opportunity to enter more deeply into the grace of Lent.

                           Pope Francis’ tweet of the month:   follow Pope Francis@Pontifex
Our deepest joy comes from Christ: remaining with him, walking with him, being his disciples

Make a “Sacred Space” in your day during Lent with the help of scripture chosen every day and on-screen guidance on
Trocaire Boxes and Envelopes can be returned to the box at the back of the church beginning next weekend (Palm Sunday).

Continuing this Monday 7th April at 7.30pm in the Parish Pastoral Centre, in CATHOLICISM Fr Robert Barron through the DVD presentations gives us a vision of the Catholic Faith as has never been seen before. Each session lasts for 1 hour and is open to everyone!


1  6 April

     Fifth Sunday of Lent

2   13 April

     Palm Sunday

7. 7.00pm             


7.  7.00pm

Michael Flood & Nicholas Keogh

1  9.00am    

Edward Gannon & Christina Murphy

1   9.00am


1  11.00am    


1  11.00am

    Deceased members of the Donohue & Mills fa              

    family & Josephine Bennett & deceased                     m members of the family

1  12.15pm    

 S  Maura & John Harvey

B  Breda & Gerry Kenny

    George, Kevin & Carmel Doody

& Mary & Owen Humpheries

1  12.15pm 

    Tony Donnelly

&   Molly Gaffney





Monday      John & Bridget Eiffe          Wednesday    Maureen Masterson                Friday      Brian McGlinn         

Saturday     Morning Mass in the Nursing Home at 11.00am

Members from the church lay ministers have been trained up on how to use a defibrillator and we hoping to have the defibrillator for use in the church soon.  We are asking parishioners to give a little extra in the basket collection this weekend  5th and 6th April to help with the cost of the defibrillator.

Tullamore Junior Pastoral Council presents 5th National Parish Youth Conference on Saturday 12th April with registration in St. Mary’s Youth Centre at 9.30pm.  Conference from 10.00am to 4.30pm. Fee €10 including lunch.
The Annual General Meeting of St. Oliver’s Community Centre Ltd will be held in Ratoath Community Centre on Monday 7th April at 6.30pm. Everyone is welcome to attend.
Irish Blood Transfusion Service will be in Ashbourne House Hotel on Monday and Tuesday 7th and 8th April from 4.30pm – 8.00pm.
Frank McGuinness's play the Factory Girls in The Solstice, Navan on 30th April, 1st, 2nd & 3rd May. Tickets available from the Solstice website
Ratoath Community Support Group giving support to parents with children with special needs, meet on a monthly basis in the Venue. The next meeting is Tuesday 8th April at 8pm.          New members are very welcome. For more information contact Caroline at 0872894035.'
Music in Dalgan - this Sunday 6th April in Dalgan Park at 3pm with the Belisama Trio - violinist Lynda O'Connor, cellist Ailbhe McDonagh and pianist Orla McDonagh. A limited number of tickets at €15 available from Reception at Dalgan. Children €5. Proceeds to Columban Missions. 
Glee Club Easter Camp runs from Mon 14th-Thurs 17th, 10am-2pm each day. The camp consists of dance, drama and singing. If interested in sending a child please call Danielle on 0852166274
Meath Ladies Football Fairyhouse 6k Walk on Saturday 12th April at 11.00am and join us after for a cup of tea. Donation €10.00.  
One of our altar servers, Sorcha Mc Groarty, is trying to raise money for the RNLI while at the same time donating her very long hair to the Rapunzel Foundation (an organisation that produces natural wigs for cancer patients). If anyone would be interested in sponsoring her in her endeavour they can contact her mother, Ciara, on 0872971262. All donations greatly appreciated. 
Parenting Today – 7th April at 8.00pm at Lismullin Hospitality Services Centre, Navan
GAA lotto results: 1,14,17 & 22. No winner, draw in Auld Stand next week.
Ratoath/Rathbeggan Community Games Swimming Gala 2014 - this Sunday, 6th April, 5pm at Coolmine Swimming Pool (near Powercity), D 15.  Registration from 4.30pm, 2 euros to enter. Ages U8 to U16, swimmers of all levels welcome. Contact 086 8466495 with any queries. 
The Feast of the Divine Mercy will be celebrated in St Colmcille’s Church Kells on Sunday 

27th April at 2.30pm. The Novena will start on Good Friday 18th April. 

During the Sunday Angelus, and on various other occasions, Pope Francis has urged the faithful to carry a pocket-sized book of the Gospels and to read it often to meditate on Jesus' words and deeds. To help put this suggestion into practice, and communicating a clear message, this Sunday during the Angelus in St. Peter's Square, several thousand pocket-sized copies of the Gospel will be distributed free as a gift to the faithful at the behest of the Pope.



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