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Parish Bulletin 23rd April 2017

Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath

                                             23 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 Ella Mulcahy (Steeplechase Hill), Joe Russell (Clonkeen), Lara White (Somerville),

Molly Waters (Somerville), Robyn Kelly (Foxlodge Manor), Julia Whyte (The Village Green)

and Daniel Cooper (Mooretown) who were baptised recently.


A meeting of the Board of Management of Ratoath Senior National School will take place on Monday 24th at 8.00pm in the Parish Pastoral Centre.

A meeting of the Board of Management of Ratoath Junior National School will take place on Tuesday 25th at 7.00pm in the Parish Pastoral Centre.

                                          Dates for the Month of May
First Communion                Ratoath Junior National School        6th May 
                                          St Paul’s National School               20th May
                                          Rathbeggan National School           27th May
Confirmation- Ceremonies  11.00am and 3.00pm                     12th May 
Cemetery Sunday                3.00pm                                         28th May

Catholic Grandparents Association Retreat/Conference is taking place on 26th and 27th April in Dominican Retreat Centre, Tallaght Village, Dublin.  For further information please contact Connie on 098 24877 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Trocaire Boxes should be returned to the church now. 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.         

Archaeological and Historical Society AGM 25th April followed by Lecture - "Nicholas Tuite in the West Indies" by Peter Tuite, at 8pm in Oldcastle Library. Inquiries to J.Clancy, PRO, 01 8259438

23 Apr

Second Sunday of Easter

30 Apr

Third Sunday of Easter

7. 7.00pm

Mattie McCabe

Michael Flood

7. 7.00pm

Tom, Ann, Bridgie & John Reilly

Ellen & Angelo Whyte

1  9.00am    

Michael Murphy & Frank O’Leary

1 9.00am


1  11.00am    

Anthony King

1 11.00am

Bridget Boshell

Tom & Peggy McMullan


Tony Donnelly

Ray McAndrew

Maura & John Harvey

1 12.15pm

Gerard Ralph

Molly & Ernie Devine

Harry Conway and the deceased members of the family

Tuesday         Michael Ryan                     Wednesday     Liam Lynch               

Friday            Detta Hannigan                  Saturday         No morning Mass – Wedding Mass at 2.00pm                               

Pope Francis at the General Audience on Wednesday last 19th April.

Dear Brothers and Sisters: In these joyful days of Easter, our continuing catechesis on Christian hope looks to the Risen Jesus. Saint Paul tells the Corinthians that Jesus himself is our hope.  His resurrection is the event that grounds our faith; without our confident belief in its historical reality, the Christian faith would be a mere human philosophy, and Jesus himself simply another great religious figure. Our belief is based on the testimony of those who encountered the Risen Christ, from Saint Peter and the group of the Twelve to Saint Paul, who was converted by his dramatic meeting with the Lord on the road to Damascus.                                                                                                                   Encountering Christ in faith is always a surprise; it is a grace given to those whose hearts are open. It overturns our comfortable existence and opens us to an unexpected future, sowing life and light in place of death and sorrow.                                                                                          This is the reason for our Easter joy: in the risen Jesus, who dwells in our midst, we encounter the power of God’s love, which triumphs over death and brings ever new life and undying hope.

*********************************************************************************************Pilgrimage to Rome and Assisi: All welcome to join Stamullen & Julianstown Pilgrimage to Rome and Assisi this Summer. Led by Fr. Declan Kelly, PP, Stamullen & Julianstown from 11th to 16th August. Cost €850 includes, flights, B & B accommodation in the Irish College, One four course dinner, Full day trip to Assisi, night coach tour, audience with Pope Francis and more. Further information e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 057-9355050

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

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

Ratoath Garden Club: Shane Lombard will talk on “Herbs and their Wild Relatives” In the Ratoath Inn on Monday 24th April at 8.00pm. All welcome.

Irish Cancer Society “Daffodil Day” on 24th March – a huge thank you to volunteers and all who supported the day which raised €5,452.20.  If you would like to become a volunteer for an hour or two next year please phone or text Maria Dalton on 087-9853276


Lotto results numbers drawn: 7,16,20,2 -no jackpot winner. €50 winners: Cheryl Brady & Noreen Hayes. Next draw in Auld Stand Mon 24th April


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