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Parish Bulletin 5th March 2017


Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath


                                                                                                                     5 March 2017




        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 am. until 10.00 pm. All welcome. Why not spend some time in prayer on the Wednesdays of Lent before the Blessed Sacrament?






A meeting Parish Finance Committee will be held in the Parish Pastoral Centre on Tuesday 6th March at 8.30pm.



Envelope Collection for the week ending 12th & 19th February €3,925.92


Many thanks for your continued support and generosity.



First Confession ceremonies for Ratoath Junior National School on Monday 6th and Tuesday 7th at 7.30pm and St Paul’s National School on Thursday 9th at 7.30pm



There will be a Board of Management meeting in St. Paul’s National School, Ratoath on Tuesday 7th March at 6.30pm.



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


Parish Pastoral Centre on Wednesday 8th March at 8.00pm



The Society of African Missions will visit the parish next weekend as part of the Mission Awareness Programme. The SMA was founded in France in 1856 and when it was established in Ireland in 1878 it was the first exclusively missionary congregation to send out missionaries from Ireland.  The main mission of the SMA is in Africa where members work in 17 countries.  Today, there are about 900 members and about 270 seminarians preparing to be missionaries.  The SMA asks for the support of prayers for the success of its missionary works. Their greatest needs are funds to educate their seminarians and to continue work among the poorest people on earth.


We warmly welcome a member of the society to the parish next weekend.



‘Encounter’ - Lenten Series for Young People:


Any young people who are interested in exploring questions of faith in a informal atmosphere are encouraged to join us for the 'Encounter Series' which will take place every Friday during Lent (except for St Patrick's Day). The group will be gathering at 7:30pm in the Parish Pastoral Centre with food and refreshments provided. All are welcome.




5 Mar

First Sunday of Lent

12 Mar

Second Sunday of Lent

7. 7.00pm

Patrick & Colette Devanney

Paddy Moore

7.  7.00pm

Eileen, James, Margaret & Patrick Woods

1   9.00am    


1 9.00am


1  11.00am    

John Checkley

Larry Murphy

1 11.00am

Michael Brazil & Leigha McKeown


Mary Eiffe (Month’s Memory)

1 12.15pm

Seamus, Noel, Kit & Bridget Ennis

Baby Marcus Crawley

Dick & Chriss Donnelly



Monday     Thomas Moore                                         Tuesday  Special Intention                                                                                                                   


Friday        Joe & Mary Geraghty & Kathleen Foy                                                                     Saturday    Mass at 11.00am in the Nursing Home


Pioneer Lenten Challenge: Many people abstain from alcohol and take the short- term pledge for the duration of Lent. Make your Lenten pledge by visiting and joining online.



Light The Fire 2017! St. Patrick’s Day – The Franciscan Sisters of the Renewal, form Drogheda invite you to a special event, on the Hill of Slane to pray together on the very spot where St. Patrick lit the Easter Fire. It begins at 5.00pm on the 17th March, with Mass at 5.30pm celebrated by Bishop Smith, followed by Eucharistic Adoration. This is an outdoor event; please dress for the cold weather. There will be very little seating at the site, so do bring a chair. For more information contact the Franciscan Sisters at 041 9830441



Meath Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes: let by Bishop Smith from the 12th to 17th September. Return flights, 5 nights, hotel full board, insurance and taxes starting from €699. There is a special section for sick pilgrims requiring assistance with accommodation and medical supervision in the Accueil Notre Dame. There is a special youth section, 18-30 years. Contact: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . To book, contact Pilgrimage Abroad Ltd, 164 Lower Baggot St., Dublin 2. Phone 01-6359300



If you have received a CHY4 cert from the parish office (tax relief for donations to eligible charities) and have not returned the completed form, we would be grateful if you would return the completed form as soon as possible.



Irish Blood Transfusion Service: Next clinic in Ratoath GAA Club on Tuesday 14th March


4.30pm – 8.00pm



Attention Ladies - Ratoath Tennis Club are hosting a Fashion Show at the Pillo Hotel, Ashbourne on the 23rd March, 8pm doors open at 7.30pm, lots of spot prizes to be won and pop up shops to browse. Tickets are available at Fairyhouse Motors, Fairyhouse Road, or contact O87 289 7803



Talk on Cyber-Bullying Ratoath GAA Wed 8th March, 8.00pm. Gda. Ashling Connor will give an overview on Cyber-Bullying including the law and consequences relating to it.  She will advise parents what to look out for in relation to their children’s “on-line lives” including safety tips for both parents and on-line users.  She will discuss current trends that occupy young people on-line, and advice parents what to do if they feel their child may be a victim of cyber-bullying.



Limited amount of places left at The Schoolhouse Montessori on Fairyhouse Road, Ratoath. Please call Andrea @ 085 7461644.  Places are free under The E.C.C.E. Scheme.




Men’s Shed. Come along to our Physical Activity Class every Tuesday Morning at the Codless on the Skyrne Road. All Welcome. Contact Micha el Flinter 087 646 9115





Ratoath College Uniforms. Fittings for girls uniforms takes place in Blondelles from 6th -10th March. For Boys from 20th -24th March. Current students requiring uniforms can order at this time.


Excerpt from the message of Pope Francis for Lent (Part 2)


The parable is unsparing in its description of the contradictions associated with the rich man. Unlike poor Lazarus, he does not have a name; he is simply called “a rich man”.                          His opulence was seen in his extravagant and expensive robes. Purple cloth was even more precious than silver and gold, and was thus reserved to divinities and kings, while fine linen gave one an almost sacred character. The man was clearly ostentatious about his wealth, and in the habit of displaying it daily: “He feasted sumptuously every day”.                                                In him we can catch a dramatic glimpse of the corruption of sin, which progresses in three successive stages: love of money, vanity and pride.



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