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Parish Bulletin 19 March 2017

Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath

                                          19 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?

Please pray for Robert Dardis (Lucan) father of Mark Dardis (The Old Mill) and Tracy Copley- Furlong (late of Clonkeen) who died during the week. May they rest in peace.  

Standing Orders for January €5,991.61 and for February €3,366.96

Envelope Collection for the week ending 5th and 12th March €1,464.56

Many thanks for your continued support and generosity.

Next weekend we welcome the boys and girls of Sixth Class who are preparing for Confirmation. At these Masses they will present their chosen Confirmation name. Usually a name of a saint is chosen because it reminds us of the example that saint offers us of how to live the life of a Christian today.

This will be their final preparation Mass before Confirmation in May.

Second National Collection for the World Meeting of Families: Pope Francis has personally chosen Dublin to be the host diocese for the World Meeting of Families from 21-26 August 2018. Planning for this great national and international celebration of faith is well underway. Hosting this important event requires an enormous amount of planning and funding. In this regard a second national collection will be held on the weekend of 1st & 2nd April 2017. Your support for this collection would be greatly appreciated.

Trocaire - “Making your neighbour a loan is an act of mercy, to lend him a helping hand is to keep the commandments.” Ecclesiasticus, 29:1. This St. Patrick’s weekend, we celebrate the solidarity Irish people have shown with the world’s poor over many decades. Trócaire is proud to be a conduit for the compassion of people here at home which last year saw over 2.4 million people in 25 countries receiving support. For more information on the Lenten campaign visit

19 Mar

Third Sunday of Lent

26 Mar

Fourth Sunday of Lent

7. 7.00pm

Gerry Hoare

Bridget & Noel McLoughlin

7.  7.00pm

Noel Duggan

Louise Kelly & deceased members of

the Kelly & O’Reilly families

1   9.00am    


1 9.00am

Jacqueline Mannering

1  11.00am    

Paddy & Rose Lally

1 11.00am

Andrew, Lillian, Pudsar & Tony Toole   



1 12.15pm

Thomas & Tommy Everard

David Gannon

Christine Murphy & Maggie Reilly

Betty Colfer

Monday           Nora & Michael Gilligan                

            Memorial Service for Tracy Copley- Furlong at 7.00pm on Monday evening.

Tuesday          John, Katie & Betty Connell

Wednesday    The Deceased Members of the Greer-Murphy family

Friday             Molly & Stephen Blake                                       

Saturday         Mass at 11.00am in the Nursing Home

‘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 takes place every Friday during Lent (except for St Patrick's Day). Come for 7:30pm in the Parish Pastoral Centre with food and refreshments provided. All are welcome

Children of the Eucharist - new website. The ‘Children of the Eucharist’ Apostolate’ is a group of lay Catholic people set up under the auspices of the Apostolate of Eucharistic Adoration in Ireland. Its mission is to enhance the faith of our children by guiding them gently and appropriately for their age in quiet prayer in the presence of Jesus in the Holy Eucharist.  The apostolate has prepared a new website which is available at

Study Liturgy at the National Centre for Liturgy at St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth. Course in Masters, Higher Diploma and Diploma. Phone 01-7083478; email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ; visit

Ratoath Parish Youth Choir will hold their Annual Concert in the Venue Theatre on April 1st next at 8pm.  For anyone who enjoys Music this is a night not to be missed. This group of Young Adults have worked very hard to put this concert together. Tickets are now on sale for this Night of Music and Song. For further information and to order your tickets please Contact  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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

Ratoath Active Age Club meets on the second Friday of the Month. We meet in the Ratoath Community Centre. Next date will be Friday 24th March at 11.00am . New Members welcome.

Contact Ann Brady on 087 6653 458 for more information.

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


Dunshaughlin Players production of the hilarious comedy “Bookworms by Bernard Farrell which will be staged in the Solstice Theatre, Navan from Wednesday 29th March to Saturday 1st April.  Tickets €15.00

Ratotath GAA coffee morning for Aoibheanns Pink Tie. We are holding a coffee morning in Ratoath GAA on March 24th from 10am to 1pm in aid of Aoibheanns Pink Tie. Aoibheanns Pink Tie is the children's cancer charity providing much needed practical and financial support to families with children fighting cancer. If you are free, grab your friends and please join us for some tea/coffee and cake on the day, would love to see you there. Plenty of prizes.

Ratoath Community Centre is currently conducting a survey of the requirements of the residents of Ratoath & surrounding areas. The online survey link is hhtps://

Meath Laterlife Network is having their AGM on Friday 24th March at 11am to 1pm in the Ardboyne Hotel, Navan. Join us for a morning of information and interaction for people aged 55 and over.  Attendance is free; light refreshments provided.  Places limited therefore booking is essential, contact Fiona on 046 9280790 for more information or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to book your place. 

Meals on Wheels, Ratoath: 2 drivers for Wednesday and Friday for the Ratoath & catchment area. Contact Andrew Ralph on 085-1980987


Meath Archaeological and Historical Society: Lecture - "The Big House, Land and Revolution in Ireland, 1917-23" by Professor Terry Dooley (NUI Maynooth), on Wednesday 22nd March, at 8pm in St Columban's College, Dalgan Park, Navan. All welcome; inquiries to J.Clancy, 01 825943


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