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Parish Bulletin 10th April 2016

Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath

                 10 April 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.

Holy Hour: In the Nursing Home Chapel on Monday and Friday evening at 7.30pm. All welcome

Congratulations to Charlie Quinn (Bradystown), Mark Mulvenna (Steeplechase Green),

James Landy (Fairyhouse Lodge), Liam McGuane (Australia) and Libby Kearney (Steeplechase Green)

who were baptised recently. Museum

Please pray for Martin Brady (The Old Mill) and Yvonne McCann (Navan) who died during the week. May they rest in peace


A meeting of the Parish Liturgy Committee will take place in the Parish Pastoral Centre on Tuesday 12th April at 8.00pm.

A meeting of the Board of Management of Rathbeggan National School will take place in the Parish Pastoral Centre on Tuesday 12th April at 8.30pm.

A meeting for parents who have children for baptism in the near future will be held in the

Parish Pastoral Centre on Wednesday next 13th April at 8.00pm

Next weekend we welcome the boys and girls of second class who are preparing to receive their First Holy Communion in May. We welcome them to this their final “Do This in Memory of Me” Mass along with their parents.

Next Sunday is Vocations Sunday. The collection at Masses is taken up for vocations.

If you received a CHY4 form (Tax Relief for Donations to Eligible Charities) from the Parish Office and have not returned the completed form, we would be grateful if you could return it as soon as possible.

Youth 2000 Leinster weekend Retreat will take place in Ashbourne Community School, Ashbourne, from the 22nd to 24th April. For ages 16-35 year. Donation only. For more info or phone 01 6753690, Don't forget to bring a sleeping bag!

Meath Diocesan Pilgrimage to Rome for the Year of Mercy: August 19th – 27th (including Angelus with Pope Francis, Visits to Vatican, Sistine Chapel, Catacombs, Colosseum, Pantheon, Spanish Steps, Piazza Navona and the Major Basilicas. Day trips to Assisi and Subiaco). Accommodation will be at the Irish College. Reservations: Mullingar Travel @ 044-9340587

10 April

Third Sunday of Easter

17 April

Fourth Sunday of Easter

7.  7.00pm

Bryan McGlynn

7.  7.00pm

9.  9.00am

Katie & Kevin Darby

1   9.00am

1  11.00am    

Mick, Molly & Lizzie Mannering

1  11.00am

Eileen Conmey (Months memory)

Michael Lischka


Gerry & Breda Kenny

Molly Gaffney

1  12.15pm

Tony Donnelly

Michael Flood


Monday     For all who sympathised with the Butler Family       Tuesday   Special Intention

Wednesday Barbara Müller    Wednesday   Special Intention       Saturday     11.00am in the Nursing Home

All Trocaire boxes should be returned as soon as possible. We thank all parishioners who have contributed generously to this year’s appeal.

Anam Cara, the organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding a Bereavement Information Evening on Wednesday 13thApril from 19:30 to 21:30 in the Mullingar Park Hotel, Dublin Road, Mullingar. The guest speaker is Peter Hanlon. All Anam Cara Services are available free of charge to bereaved parents. Anam Cara will need to confirm numbers for room set up, we would appreciate if you could RSVP to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it before Tuesday 12th April or call us 01 4045378

Situations Vacant: Grounds Maintenance persons required for Community Sports Facilities and Parish in Ratoath. These are Community Employment positions where eligibility is generally confined to persons on an Irish Social Welfare payment for one year or more and over 25 years old.  For further information please contact Dunboyne Community Employment on 01-8252864 or 087-2626727 or email 
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Ratoath GAA club takes part in its first ever senior football championship fixture as they play against Summerhill in Dunshaughlin on Sunday 10thApril with a 4.30 throw in. All support is welcome

GAA lotto result No's drawn were 1,6,8,23. No Jackpot winner. €50 winners were John Brennan & Pat Rash. Draw in Ratoath Inn next week

Meath Archaeological and Historical Society AGM and lecture "Black Friary Excavations, Trim" by Dr Finola O'Carroll (Irish Archaeology Field School), at Trim Library, 7.30pm (AGM), 8.00pm (lecture) on Thursday 14th April.  All welcome. Inquiries to J. Clancy, tel 01 8259438;

Dunshaughlin Players are presenting  "The Loves of Cass McGuire" by Brian Friel. This amateur production is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French and directed by Gerry Herbert. From Wednesday 20th to Saturday 23rdApril. Tickets €15/€13 available from the door or

box office 046-9092300 website

Meath Age Friendly Alliance invite you to a consultation event to make Meath a better place to live for older people. If you are over 55 years of age and would like to have your say on what it is currently like for older people living in Meath, we would like to hear from you. Please come along to the Older Persons Consultation Event in Trim Castle Hotel, Trim, Co Meath on Wednesday 27th April from 10.30am to 1.15pm, (lunch to follow)and share your thoughts and opinions with us. For information or to book a place, please contact Mary McCarthy, Meath County Council on 046 9097400 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it by Wednesday 13th April.

Medical Supplies available anyone travelling to countries that would appreciate them.

Please contact Jackie on 01 8257164


Calling all Art enthusiasts Art Summer Camp to be held from 11th-15th July in Ratoath Scouts Den. Time: 9.30am-2.30pm Price: €65 per child. Discount available for additional siblings. Please call

Una (primary school teacher) on 0876114982 for more information

After the success of their 1916 drama, ‘A Triumph of Allsorts’, Ratoath Senior National School is staging a public performance of the show on Thursday 14th April in the school hall at 7 p.m. Tickets cost €5 and are available in the school office during school hours (9 a.m. to 3 p.m.) Please note, this drama is not suitable for babies and toddlers.

Ratoath Tidy Towns Group invites you to an information event in the Ratoath Community Centre on Wednesday 13th April at 8.00pm. Learn about what we do and see if you would like to volunteer. Hope to see you there.


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