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Parish Bulletin 13th April 2014

Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath

12 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 Gerry
Congratulations to Laura Maher & Alan Hora who were married during the week.
Please pray for May Kilcline (Galway) mother of Pat Donnelly (St. Oliver’s Park) and for Annie McManus (Skryne) sister of Joe & Martin Mannering who died during the week. May they rest in peace.
Envelope Collection for the week ending 30th March & 6th April €1,915.87
Many thanks for your continued support and generosity.
Next Sunday, Easter Sunday, is an offering day – blue envelope
Make a “Sacred Space” in your day during Holy Week 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 this weekend (Palm Sunday).
During these days, we celebrate in the liturgy the final stages of Jesus’ journey to Jerusalem for what he knows will be the end of his earthly ministry, culminating in his arrest and death at the hands of the authorities. 
His “hour” has come; and once he has “set his face to Jerusalem”, there is no turning back from the road ahead. 
St. John’s gospel reaches its climax with the final words of Jesus on the cross, “consumatum est”, translated as “it is finished”. 
In that one word we have a summary of all of St. John’s gospel and the whole of scripture. Jesus, the eternal Word of the Father, became flesh by the work of the Holy Spirit in the Virgin Mary to suffer and die for our sins. 
That is the central event of human history; everything else in the history of salvation depends on it.                                                             Stan Metheny                                                                          

Concluding this Monday 14th 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  13 April

     Palm Sunday

2  20 April

     Easter Sunday

7. 7.00pm             

Michael Flood & Nicholas Keogh

7.  9.00pm

Note the Easter Vigil is at 9.00pm

1  9.00am    


1   9.00am

Mass for the People of the Parish

1  11.00am    

    Deceased members of the Donohue                           &  & Mills family              

    Josephine Bennett & deceased                     m members of the family

1  11.00am

    Mass for the People of the Parish


1  12.15pm    

    Tony Donnelly  & Molly Gaffney

M  & Mary Fitzsimons

1  12.15pm 

    Mass for the People of the Parish



Monday        Katie & Kevin Darby                Tuesday   Wardy O’Sullivan

Holy Week Ceremonies

Our Lenten Cross: During Holy Week, you can place a peg on the cross to symbolise a worry, anxiety, suffering, or illness you or your family may carry at this time. Or you can remove one of the pegs from the cross, committing yourself to pray this week for the needs of the person who placed the peg on the cross.                  

                        Confessions in Holy Week                                                                                                                         Monday          After morning Mass                                                                      Tuesday         After morning Mass                                                                                                                    Wednesday   After morning Mass                                                                                                                                Saturday       11.30am  to 12.30pm

Monday to Wednesday                    Mass at 9.45am

Wednesday                                                  Eucharistic Adoration from 10.00am to 10.00pm

Holy Thursday     Mass of the Lord’s Supper                         8.00pm

On Holy Thursday we recall the Last Supper the night before Jesus died             The Last Supper was the first Mass celebrated by Jesus when he                                  gathered with his friends and told them “do this in memory of me”

                              After the Holy Thursday ceremony, you are welcome to pray at the                                 Altar of Repose. Adoration will end at 10.00pm


Good Friday         Stations of the Cross                                  3.00pm

                              We will journey the Way of the Cross and pray and reflect at each                                       station.

                              Celebration of the Lord’s Passion              8.00pm

                              This is the main celebration for Good Friday.                                                                                             We hear again the story of Christ’s suffering and death.                                                          We venerate the Cross at the conclusion of this solemn but simple                                        service, we receive Holy Communion.  


Holy Saturday   Easter Vigil                                                 9.00pm   

                              On this Holy Night, we pass from the darkness of death on Good Friday                              to the empty tomb and joy of Christ’s resurrection. The light of Christ                              and blessing of new water remind us of our hope in the Risen Christ.

                              He is risen, alleluia                    


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