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Parish Bulletin 9th April 2017


Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath


                                                                      9 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.




Congratulations to Teddy Shortt (Steeplechase Green), Annalise Caffrey (Steeplechase Wood),


Alexandra Boland (Leigh Valley), Elliot Gallagher Breslin (St Oliver’s Park), Ryan Tonks (Milltree Park)


and Rian Leneghan (Mooretown) who were baptised recently.



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


Parish Pastoral Centre on Wednesday 12thApril at 8.00pm




Next Sunday (Easter Sunday) is a blue offering day.



The annual Chrism Mass will take place on Wednesday 12th April at 7.00 pm in the Cathedral of Christ the King, Mullingar.  Ministers of Holy Communion, Readers, Sacristans and all others involved in the ministry of the Church are especially invited to attend as are all the faithful.   


Ratoath Foroige Youth Club: Free Library on Sundays 9th 23rd & 30th April after the 9.00am and 12.15pm Masses in the Parish Pastoral Centre. 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. With your help we hope to achieve our award from NUIG.


Cofffee Morning in aid of St. Francis Hospice, Blanchardstown at Ratoath Information Centre, Riverwalk Court (over Tesco), Fairyhouse Road on Tuesday 11th April from 11.00am to 1.00pm. Please support. Organisers: Nick Killian and Ray Fox. For information call -87 259675


Ratoath Community Centre in association with LMETB will run the very popular computer & I-Pad courses again this year, commencing first week of May.                                                                        There is also an 8-week Stress Management course available. Certain criteria apply to these courses. For more information please contact the Centre 01-6895600


9 Apr

Palm Sunday

16 Apr

Easter Sunday

7. 7.00pm

Edward Gannon

Special Intention

7. 8.00pm

Mass for the People of the Parish

1  9.00am    


1 9.00am

Mass for the People of the Parish

1  11.00am    

Mick, Molly & Elizabeth Mannering

Mary O’Connor 

Martin Brady

1 11.00am

Mass for the People of the Parish


Michael Gilchrist (Months Memory)

Breda & Gerry Kenny

Deceased members of the

Vidler & Glynn families

1 12.15pm

Mass for the People of the Parish



Monday         Kevin & Katie Darby                                         


Holy Week Ceremonies


Trocaire Boxes can be returned from now onwards. Your contribution can be placed in the box that will be placed at the altar (near the baptismal font). Please do not leave your contribution at the back of the church. Thank you for your generosity to this year’s Lenten appeal, which will make a real and lasting difference to people’s lives.


                         Confessions in Holy Week                                                                       Monday and Tuesday         After Morning Mass                                                                                                                                                 Good Friday                     After the Stations of the Cross                                                    Saturday                           From 11.30am to 12.30pm


Monday to Wednesday       Mass at 9.45am


Wednesday                      Eucharistic Adoration from 10.00am to 10.00pm


Holy Thursday         Mass of the Lord’s Supper                                8.00pm


On Holy Thursday we recall the Last Supper the night before Jesus died. The Last Supper was the first Mass celebrated by Jesus when he gathered with his disciples and told them “do this in memory of me”.


After the Holy Thursday ceremony, you are welcome to pray at the Altar of Repose. Adoration will end with night prayer at 9.40pm



Good Friday                     Stations of the Cross                               3.00pm


We will journey the Way of the Cross and pray and reflect at each                                                                     station.


                                            Celebration of the Lord’s Passion           8.00pm


This is the main celebration for Good Friday. We hear again the story of Christ’s suffering and death. We venerate the Cross and at the conclusion of this solemn but simple service, we receive Holy Communion.


Holy Saturday                  Easter Vigil                                              8.00pm


On this Holy Night, we pass from the darkness of death on Good Friday to the empty tomb and the joy of Christ’s resurrection.       The light of Christ and the blessing of new water remind us of our hope in the Risen Christ. The Lord is risen alleluia.




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