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Parish Bulletin 15th May 2016

Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath

                15th May 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

There will be no morning Mass from Monday to Thursday this coming week. Parishioners might like to avail of a morning Mass in Ashbourne next week at 10.00am. Dunshaughlin will have no morning Mass next week (Monday to Thursday).

Congratulations to Ivy Crowe (Rathbeggan) and Lee Eccles (Coill Beag) who was baptised recently.

                                                       Anointing of the Sick

The annual anointing of the sick will take place at the 11.00am and 12.15pm Masses next Sunday 22nd May.  If you know of anyone who would like to receive this sacrament you might let them know and if parishioners need assistance to attend, you might be good enough to bring them along.


Next Sunday is a blue offering day, for the support of the priests of the parish.

Envelope Collection for the week ending 1st & 8th May €1,677.09

Standing Orders for April €4,729.46 Many thanks for your continued generosity and support.


Lough Derg one day retreats on 15, 17, 21, 22, 23, 28, 29 & 30 May. Booking is essential.
The three day pilgrimage season begins on 1


 June. You may begin the pilgrimage on any day between 1


 June and 13


 August. Pre-booking is not required for the Three Day Pilgrimage. Contact Lough Derg on 071-9861518; email 
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The Annual Knights of St Columbanus St Oliver's Walk, visiting seven beautiful churches in Drogheda, will be held on both Friday May 27


and Saturday May 28


. The Camino style walk starts from Our Lady of Lourdes Church and follows a 3.2km route finishing at St Peter's Church where the National Shrine of St Oliver Plunkett is located. Walkers can complete the walk at their own pace or even over the two days and they will get their Camino style passport stamped at each church.  Full details 


15 May

Pentecost Sunday

22 May

The Feast of the Holy Trinity

7.  7.00pm

Yvonne Saul Fagan

David Muvaney

Claire Butler

7.  7.00pm

Mattie McCabe (Months Memory)

Vonnie & Ben Cullen

Padraic O’Malley

Betty Dunne

1   9.00am    

1   9.00am

Andy Hessman


Dympna Mills

John McIntyre & Michael McMahon

Peggy & Tom McMullan

1  11.00am

Pa & Julia Donnelly

& deceased members of the family


Nancy Ryan

Dan & Sarah Eiffe

1   12.15pm

Bobby Smithers & deceased members of

the Smithers and Milton families

Patrick & Mary Wall

Jimmy White


  Monday to Thursday    No morning Mass

  Saturday                      First Holy Communion Mass for Rathbeggan National School

Congratulations to the girls and boys in St Paul’s National School

who received their First Holy Communion on Saturday

Sarah Bergin

Harry Brogan

Max Brady

Katie Burke

Isabel Byrne

Cian Campbell

Christopher Cannon

Laura Carolan

Saoirse Carrigan

Aidan Clarke

Ruby Coatsworth

Sean Coleman

Jamie Colgan

Niamh Colgan

Sophie Collins

Mayzanne Conlan

Shona Conneely

Pearse Conway

Oran Corboy

Sophie Coroner

Bobby Corr

Tarah Coyne

Lizzy Cunningham

Maxim Cusack

Gavin Daly

Katie Doherty

Keadyn Donnelly

Darragh Doody

Aidan Doyle

Adam Ducie

Evan Dunne

Samuel Elwood

Breanne Enright

Saul Fogarty

Hannah Foster

Aoibhann Gibson

Joshhua Gill

Sadhbh Gorman

Mia Grattan

Emma Graydon

Daniel Green

Katie Grogan

Robert Hayes

Katie Keenan

Caomhe Kelleher

Isabella Khreiss

Aria Kinsella

Laura Kinsella

Alex Knowles

Dylan Langan

Liam Larkin

Caroline Leavy

Cillian Malone

Aaron Martin

Tom McCormack

Vincent McGuinn

Lauren McKenna

Mikael McMahon

Ross McNally

Erin McNamara

Sean McPartlan

Turlough Mooney

Molly Moran

Einin Murphy

Eva Murray

Molly Murray

Megan Murray

Aoife O’Beara

Dennis Olaru

Lucy O’Reilly

Max O’Reilly

Lara O’Suilleabhain

Ava Prendergast

Mary-Kate Prior

Emily Pullen

Sophie Read

Evan Sherry

Eoghan Shirley

Evan Sload

Isabelle Somers

Dylan Taylor

Brandon Tighe

Kian Wall

Piotr Weglowski

Callum Willoughby

Dylan Wright

Max Brady


Cemetery Sunday is on Sunday 29


 May beginning with prayers of the dead in the church at 3.00pm followed by rosary and blessing of the graves

Songs of Praise for Pentecost: this Sunday 15th May in St Mary’s Church Navan, 4.00pm-5.00pm.

Plainchant, congregational singing, combined Brass Bands of the town. All welcome

Meath Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes: 12th – 17th September led by Bishop Michael Smith.

For more information contact Lily Branagan 087 6978783

Grounds Maintenance persons (2) required for a Ratoath Sports Facility and Ratoath Parish.  
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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Thanks to all who supported the Alzheimer's Tea Day at Fox Lodge. We raised €1,900 which will be spent in the local area.

Navan Theatre Group presents Three One Act Plays in the Newgrange Hotel on Thursday 19th and Friday 20th May at 7.30pm. Admission €10 (payable at the door).

Motor Neurone Summer Gala Ball will take place in the Millhouse Slane on Friday 3rd June .  Prosecco reception @ 7.30pm followed by Dinner.  MC on the night will be Ronan Collins of RTE.  Music by Ronan and his band.  Auction and Raffle with great prizes.  Tickets €75.  For booking call

086-3601338 or 0872248503


Irish Blood Transfusion Service. Mobile unit in Ashbourne on Monday 16th and Tuesday 17th May from 4.30pm to 8.00pm


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