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Parish Bulletin 20th April 2014


Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath

20 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
Congratulations to Georgia Sherry (Somerville), Harley Cummins (Foxbrook), Ellie Murphy (Milltree Pk),
Ruth Jo Jo (Brownstown) and Naoise Fegan (Moulden Bridge) who were baptised recently. 
Please pray for Kathleen Murphy (Castletownbere, Co. Cork), mother of Martin Murphy 
(Poterstown Lane) who died during the week. May she rest in peace.
Standing Orders for March €5,168.98 . Many thanks for your continued support and generosity.
This Sunday, Easter Sunday, is an offering day – blue envelope
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
Feast of Divine Mercy: The Divine March ceremonies will be held in Dunshaughlin Church starting at 2.30pm on Sunday 27th April with confessions, chaplet, Stations of the Cross, Mass and blessing and veneration of the image
Trocaire Boxes and Envelopes can be returned to the box at the back of the church in the next few weeks.
New Young Adult Group (18-39) with Holy Hour led by the Franciscan Sisters of the Renewal followed by social and a talk. Next meeting 26th April; begins at 5.15pm in Augustinian Church, Shop St., Drogheda Town Centre (Car park behind Church - from Shop Street turn left before Church onto Bachelors Lane) No booking required - for more info contact Franciscan Sisters - 041 9830441. Come and celebrate Pope John Paul II becoming a saint!
Lough Derg One Day Retreats: Come on a ‘One Day Retreat’ to Lough Derg, a guided day of prayer and reflection, including the celebration of Eucharist, beginning on Saturday 3rd May and follow on:  4, 5, 10, 11, 13, 17, 18, 20, 24, 25 and 26th. Booking is essential, contact Lough Derg 071 9861518 / 028 686 32391, email 
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Ratoath Musical Society performs Oklahoma at the Venue Theatre Apr 25th-27th , May 1st-3rd. Do not miss the stunning dance routines and powerful favourite musical numbers performed by a talented local cast. Tickets from venue box office 01-6895600,".
GAA lotto results: 6,7,9,21. No winner €50 winners: Francis Rogers & Killian McGuinness Ratoath....Draw in Ryan’s next week

1  20 April

     Easter Sunday

2  27 April

     Second Sunday of Easter

7. 9.00pm             

Mass for the people of the parish

7.  7.00pm


1  9.00am     

Mass for the People of the Parish

1   9.00am

Special Intention

1  11.00am    

Mass for the People of the Parish

1   11.00am

The Mannering Family

Bridget Boshell & Anthony King

1  12.15pm    

    Mass for the People of the Parish

1  12.15pm 

    Ray McAndrew & Molly & Ernest Devine

    & Lil & Tom Coyle & Joan Casey



Monday    Mass at 11.00am in the Nursing Home               Thursday  Nora & Michael Gilligan & Patrick Moriarty                       Friday       Michael Ryan                                                      Saturday   No morning Mass

Easter Greetings

 Many thanks to all who helped with the Holy  Week Ceremonies, - sacristans and servers, altar society and  church cleaners, the Parish choir, the Parish Folk Group, musicians and organists and cantors;                                                                 

Commentator, readers, and Eucharistic Ministers;                      Participants in the washing of the feet and                                   the presentation of the gifts on Holy Thursday.                      Eucharistic ministers who took Holy Communion                  to the sick and housebound.                                                    Those who assisted for the veneration of the cross,                      and those who lead the stations on Good Friday.                                   Those who prepared the Palm for Palm Sunday,                                  the altar of repose for Holy Thursday and                                       those who prepared the flowers for Holy                   Thursday, the Easter Vigil and Easter Sunday.


We wish all our parishioners a very Happy and Joyful Easter.

An Easter Blessing                                                                                                         May the risen Christ fill you with joy,                                                      a joy only he can give,                                                                   May his triumph bring new hope                                                           and new light into your life.                                                            May you share today in the                                                    exaltation experienced by all his disciples.                    May you be a witness to his resurrection to                  all you meet and greet today.                                                Amen.



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