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Parish Bulletin 2nd April 2017


Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath


                                                                                                                              2 April 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.



Please pray for Denis Cantillon (Causeway, Kerry) father of Martina O’Flaherty (Woodlands) who died during the week. May he rest in peace.  



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




A meeting of the Parish Finance Committee will take place on Monday 3th April at 8.30pm in the Parish Pastoral Centre.



A meeting of the Parish Liturgy Committee will take place on Tuesday 4th April at 8.00pm in the Parish Pastoral Centre.



A meeting of the Board of Management of Rathbeggan National School will be held on Thursday 6th April at 8.30pm in the Parish Pastoral Centre.



This weekend we welcome the boys and girls of Second Class who are taking part in the “Do This in Memory of Me” programme as part of their preparing for their First Holy Communion. This is their final preparation Mass before First Communion in May. We welcome them and their parents.



Trocaire Boxes: You can return your Trocaire boxes to the church beginning next Sunday.

Please do not leave your box at the back of the church, but put your box in the container which will be placed at the altar (near the baptismal font). Thank you for your generosity to this year’s Lenten appeal.




Envelope Collection for the week ending 19th & 26th March €1,402.55


Many thanks for your continued support and generosity.



Sunday 9th April at 3pm, pianist Billy O'Brien visits Dalgan Park and will play works by Bach, Ravel and Janecek. Tickets cost €15, students €5. Proceeds go to the Columban Missions



2 Apr

Fifth Sunday of Lent

9 Apr

Palm Sunday

7. 7.00pm

Wardie & Patrick O’Sullivan &

deceased members of the family.

Yvonne McCann

7.  7.00pm

Edward Gannon

1   9.00am    


1 9.00am


1  11.00am    

Tony McNerney

Nicholas Keogh

1 11.00am

Mick, Molly & Elizabeth Mannering

Mary O’Connor 

Martin Brady


Laoise & Con Buckley

Jeremiah & Jenny Conlon

1 12.15pm

Michael Gilchrist (Months Memory)

Breda & Gerry Kenny

Deceased members of the

Vidler & Glynn families



Monday        Special Intention                                            Tuesday       Eileen Fernandes                         


Wednesday  John & Bridget Eiffe                                         Thursday      Margaret & Martin Rafter              Friday          For all those on the Parish List of the Dead                      


Saturday      Mass at 11.00am in the Nursing Home


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.  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 this weekend. Your support for this collection would be greatly appreciated. We take this opportunity to thank you for your support for last year’s first national collection.


Celebrating Family at Knock Shrine – Preparation for WMOF2018                                               Family Day of Faith, Inspiration and Sharing on Saturday 8t April at Knock Shrine. Guest speakers Timothy Bartlett and Irish Times columnist Breda O’Brien discuss what to expect for the World Meeting of Families 2018. Taking place in the Rest & Care Centre from 11am with Mass at 3pm celebrated by Archbishop Diarmuid Martin.  E:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Ashbourne- Donaghmore will host a parish mission from 3rd to 7th April. The Mission will be directed by St. Patrick’s Mission Team. John Pridmore, selling author, will be joined by Catherine Leigh and Niall Slattery in leading the Mission. Masses: Mission Evenings Mon-Fri 7.30pm to 8.30pm. There will be no morning Mass on Friday 7th April as the Mission concludes with Mass at 7.30pm. All welcome.



Ratoath National School Parents Association is hosting a fundraising Coffee Morning and Easter Raffle on Thursday 6thApril from 9.30am to 12.00 in Ratoath GAA clubhouse.  With a chance of winning the "Great Ratoath Bake Off" please post your interest to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  or come along with your produce on the day. Judging at approx.10.30am. Donations of cakes, buns, scones etc for the cake sale appreciated. So help support Ratoath Junior and Senior National Schools



The Irish Deaf Society is a small charity and has opened a new shop in Drogheda town. (A shop too in Ashbourne and Phibsboro).  Urgent need of volunteers who could spare a few hours and help out in one of our shops. Contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it   or 086 1422581 or the office 01 8601878 ext 4


Meath Alzheimer Cafe: Wednesday 5th April, from 7.00-9.00p.m. in The Pastoral Centre, Dunshaughlin. All families/carers and loved ones living with Alzheimer's Disease/Dementia are welcome to attend. Guest speaker is Mr. Joe Seery, Senior Registrar, Memory Clinic, Navan, who will give a talk on ‘An Introduction to the Memory Clinic’. Contact:  Day Centre at 046-9027007.


Ratoath Foroige Youth Club: Free Library on Sundays 2nd 9th 23rd 30th after the 9.00am and 12.15pm Masses. We have collected numerous donations of a variety of books and novels and our plan is to set up a free library on the mornings mentioned. We have adult leaders and a few young people who are volunteering to run the library and we have organised tea and coffee, all free of charge for all of the community. The mornings will be fully supervised by adult Foróige leaders and we're so thankful for the opportunity you've presented us. It will really help us achieve our award from NUIG.


Easter Camp - Chivalry for Boys (7-14yrs), Trim GAA Club, Co. Meath. Make good friends, practice the art of swordsmanship & archery, find out what was needed to become a knight, enjoy sports and a faith filled day. Wed 19th April, 10am-4.30pm. Booking essential. - Keith: 0868899123. No experience necessary, all Welcome. Organised by the Legion of Mary, Trim Parish.


Glee Easter Camp running from 10th -13th April 10am -1pm each day. A fun filled week consisting of dance drama and singing for children aged 4-12yrs. Please call Danielle on 0852166274 if interested.


GAA Lotto results Mon 27th March : 6,13,16,20. No jackpot winner; €50 winners: Tommy Tyrrell & Declan Grall, Ratoath. Next draw Mon 3rd April in Ryans.





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