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Parish Bulletin 28 February 2016

Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath

              28 February 2016

        01 8256207


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Opening hours for the Parish Office: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday; 9.30a.m. – 4.00p.m.

Eucharistic Adoration: Every Wednesday 10:00 a.m. until10.00 pm. All welcome.

Please pray for  Brian Abraham (Steeplechase Court) and William Leonard (Carlow), brother of Mary Flinter (St. Oliver) who died during the week. May they rest in peace.

Congratulations to Kate Brady (Elgarstown) who was baptised recently.

Next weekend the boys and girls in Sixth Class who are preparing for Confirmation in April will join us for their final Mass of preparation. We welcome them with their parents.

First Confessions for the boys and girls of Ratoath Junior School will take place on Wednesday 2nd and Thursday 3rd March – both ceremonies at 7.30pm

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

Ratoath College Uniforms. Fittings for 1st year girls takes place in Blondells on Monday 7th -11th March. For boys Monday 14th– 18th March. Current students requiring skirts and trousers can also order at this time. Phone 01 8257 711
A Public Meeting to discuss significant route and timetabling changes planned for implementation shortly on the Bus Eireann 103 and 105 services from Ratoath will be held on Monday 29th February in Donaghmore-Ashbourne GAA club at 8:00pm. See Facebook: Ashbourne & Ratoath Bus.
Meath Alzheimer Cafe:  Wednesday 2nd March from 7.00 - 9.00 p.m. in The Pastoral Centre, Dunshaughlin.  Guest speaker is Maura Howley, Meath Homecare, who will give a talk on 'Exploring Common Issues in Dementia Care'. Music, tea/coffee and scones. Admission free. 

                                     Mission of Mercy – A Word of Thanks
Many thanks to all who attended the Mission of Mercy during the week. We hope that you were enriched and inspired by the week of prayer. Thanks to all our guest speakers who by the witness of their lives and by their example of Christian living challenged us; encouraged us and strengthened us in our faith. Thanks too to the Children’s Choir; the Youth Choir; the Folk Group; the Parish Choir and our cantor; organists; readers who greatly enriched our liturgy.                                  We thank all who generously contributed to the box collection on Thursday evening which raised €3,480. This will be divided equally between the Capuchin Day Centre for Homeless People and the Peter McVerry Trust

28 Feb     

   Third Sunday of Lent

06 Mar

Fourth Sunday of Lent

7. 7.00pm              

Tony Lawlor (Months Memory)

Elizabeth & Jack Ryan

David Lynch

7.  7.00pm

Teresa Berry

Brendan McDermott

Patrick & Margaret Reilly

9.  9.00am

1   9.00am

1  11.00am    

John Hickey (Months Memory)

1  11.00am

Leah Cooke Halligan


1  12.15pm

Mary Brazil (Months Memory)

& Michael Brazil



Wednesday   Deceased members of the Blake family & Johnny Monaghan

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

Saturday     Mass in the Nursing Home 11.00am

Prayer for the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy

Lord Jesus Christ

You have taught us to be merciful like the heavenly Father,

and have told us that whoever sees you sees Him.

Show us your face and we will be saved.

Your loving gaze freed Zacchaeus and Mathew

from being enslaved by money;

the adulteress and Magdalene from seeking happiness in created things;

made Peter weep after his betrayal,

and assured Paradise to the repentant thief.

Let us hear, as if addressed to each one of us,

the words that you spoke to the Samaritan woman:

‘If you knew the gift of God!”

You are the visible face of the invisible Father,

of the God who manifests his power above all by forgiveness and mercy:

let the Church be your visible face in the world,

its Lord risen and glorified.

You willed that your ministers would be clothed in weakness in order that they feel compassion for those in ignorance and error:

let everyone who approaches them feel sought after, loved and forgiven by God.

Send your Spirit and consecrate every one of us with its anointing, so that the Jubilee of Mercy may be a year of grace from the Lord, and your Church, with renewed enthusiasm, may bring good news to the poor, proclaim liberty to captives and the oppressed,

and restore sight to the blind.

We ask through the intercession of Mary, Mother of Mercy,

you who live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit forever and ever. Amen


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