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Parish Bulletin 29th March 2015

Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath

29 March 2015

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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 on Wednesdays from 10.00am to 10.00pm


Congratulationsto Amber Keenan (Foxlodge Manor), Mason Keogh (Woodlands Park),

Lauren Kirwan (Kilrue), Fraya Murray (Steeplechase Wood), Alanna McIntyre (Steeplechase Green) 

and Ruby O’Brien (Milltree Park) who were baptised recently.


Congratulationsto Rachel Murray and Stephen Flanagan who were married during the week.


Please pray for Kitty Folan (Fairyhouse Road) who died during the week. May she rest in peace.



The sick and the housebound will be attended to in their homes on Thursday and Friday.





A meeting of Parish Finance Committee will be held on Monday 30th March in the Parish Pastoral Centre at 8.30pm.


Envelope Collection for the week ending 15th & 22nd March €1,714.29

Many thanks for your contributions and generosity.

Next Sunday, Easter Sunday, is a blue offering day.


The Chrism Mass will take place in the Cathedral of Christ the King, Mullingar at 7.00pm on Wednesday next 1st April.  At this Mass, Bishop Smith will bless the oil of Chrism, the oil of the Sick and the oil of Catechumens (used in baptism) which will be used in the parishes of the diocese in the coming year. All are welcome to attend, especially readers and Eucharistic Ministers.


The Divine Mercy Novena begins on Good Friday and for those who wish to pray the novena, the leaflets for at the back of the church.


Ratoath Garden Club will meet on Monday 30th March at 8.00pm in The Ratoath Inn. Speaker will be Niall Hatch from Bird Watch Ireland. Topic “Irish Garden Birds” All welcome.


GAA lotto results. No’s drawn 8,12,13 & 15. No winner. €50 winners were James Gorman & Suzanne O'Toole. Draw in Ratoath Inn next week.





0 29 Mar

    Fifth  Sunday of Lent

5 April

    Easter Sunday

7. 7.00pm             

Terry O’Rourke

7.  9.00pm

People of the Parish

1  9.00am    

Kay & Brendan Menton

1  9.00am

People of the Parish

1 11.00am    

Wardie O’Sullivan

1  11.00am

People of the Parish


Betty Colfer

1  12.15pm

People of the Parish



      Support for Holy Places in Holy Land and wider Middle East on Good Friday               Over the years,  parishes have taken up collections at the Good Friday ceremonies for the support of the Holy Places and in more recent times for the suffering Church in the wider Middle East.  The needs are so vast and the suffering of Christians and other faith groups so great.  A collection box will be left at the back of the church for parishioners who wish to contribute to this collection.

Holy Week Ceremonies


                                                    Lent Trocaire 2015

Trocaire Boxes can be returned to the church from now onwards. We thank you for your support this Lenten season to make a real and lasting difference to people’s lives.


“Let us pray that the Lord gives us the grace to envisage a world in which no one must ever die of hunger”    Pope Francis                         Please support this year’s Trocaire’s Lenten Campaign                                                               

                        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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