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Parish Bulletin 16 April 2017

Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath

                                             16 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.


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

Standing Orders for March €3,240.10

Envelope Collection for the week ending 2nd & 9th April €2,639.35

Many thanks for your continued support and generosity.

The novena of the chaplet of Divine Mercy begins on Good Friday. The Divine Mercy Ceremony (including confessions and Mass)in St. Patrick and Seachnall Church, Dunshaughlin -April 23rd at 2.30pm

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

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

Grounds Maintenance Dunshaughlin and Cleaning & Maintenance Person required in Dunboyne.19.5 hrs per week. This is a Community Employment position, i.e., eligibility is generally confined to persons over 25 year and in receipt of a Social Welfare payment for more than one year.  For further details contact Danny Gaughan in Dunboyne CE Office 087 2626727/01 825 2864 or email 
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 .  Closing date for receipt of applications is 5thMay

16 Apr

Easter Sunday

23 Apr

Second Sunday of Easter

7. 8.00pm

Mass for the People of the Parish

7. 7.00pm

Mattie Ryan

Michael Flood

1  9.00am    

Mass for the People of the Parish

1 9.00am


1  11.00am    

Mass for the People of the Parish

1 11.00am

Anthony King


Mass for the People of the Parish

1 12.15pm

Tony Donnelly

Ray McAndrew

Maura & John Harvey

Monday         Mass at 11.00am in the Nursing Home         Wednesday    Frank & Peg Vaughan

Thursday       Harry & Rita Foran & deceased members of the family

Friday            Bryan McGlinn                Saturday        No morning Mass


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.         


                       Easter 2017

Many thanks to all who helped with the Holy week ceremonies, - sacristans and servers, altar society and church cleaners, the Parish Choir, the Folk Group, musicians, organists and cantors:

                commentators, readers and Eucharistic Ministers;

                participants in the washing of the Feet and

                the presentation of the gifts on Holy Thursday.

               Eucharistic ministers who took the Holy       Communion to the sick and housebound.

Those who assisted for the Veneration of the Cross,

and those who lead the Stations on Good Friday.

Those who prepared the Palm for Palm Sunday,

the altar of repose for Holy Thursday and those

who prepared the flowers for Holy Thursday,

the Easter Vigil and Easter Sunday.

We wish all our parishioners a very happy and Joyful Easter.

An Easter Blessing

May the risen Christ fill you with joy,

a joy only he can give.

May his triumph bring new hope

and new light into your life.

May you share today in the exaltation

experienced by all his disciples.

May you be a witness to his resurrection

to all you meet and greet today.



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