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Parish Bulletin14th May 2017


Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath


                                            14 May 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 Aidan Lennon (Streamstown), Fionn Bric (Foxlodge Manor),


Maebh O’Leary (Leigh Valley), Logan Corrigan (Steeplechase Green) and


Sophie Belle Hickey (Steeplechase Green) who were baptised during the week.




Congratulations to all the boys and girls who were confirmed by Bishop Smith on Friday.








Please pray for Kathleen Breheny (Sligo), mother of Breege Breheny (Park View) who died during the week. May she rest in peace.




A meeting of the Parish Liturgy Committee will be held in the Parish Pastoral Centre on Tuesday 16th May at 8.00pm



Envelope Collection for the week ending 30th April & 7th May €1,571.30


Many thanks for your continued support and generosity.




Cemetery Sunday takes place on Sunday 28th May beginning with Evening Prayer for the Dead in the church at 3.00pm.  This will be followed by the rosary and blessing of the graves in the cemetery.       We thank all who, in these weeks, are preparing their family plots for the day.



St Oliver's Pilgrim Walk is organised by the Knights of St Columbanus and involves a pilgrim walk around Drogheda's 7 beautiful churches ( 3.2Km) . It takes place on Friday 26thMay and Saturday 27thMay 27 starting at Our Lady of Lourdes Church via, St Peter's Church of Ireland, Augustinian Church, St Mary's, Holy Family Church, St Mary Magdalene's Dominican Church and finishing at St Peter's Church where the Shrine of St Oliver Plunkett and his holy relics are located. Pilgrims can complete the walk on either day between 10.30 am and 4.30 pm or can be completed over the two days.




14 May

Fifth Sunday of Easter

21 May

Sixth Sunday of Easter

7. 7.00pm

Yvonne Saul Fagan

7. 7.00pm

Pierce Glynn

Padraig O’Malley

Ben & Vonnie Cullen

1 9.00am


1 9.00am

James, Agnes & Kate Rooney

1  11.00am    

Pa & Julia Donnelly & deceased

members of the family

Sean Duffy

1 11.00am

Michael McMahon


David Mulvaney

Rose & Jackie Rafferty & Bessy Murphy & the deceased members of the Keogh family

1 12.15pm

Nancy Ryan

Jimmy White

Sarah & Daniel Eiffe



Monday         Dymphna Mills


          Ratoath College Graduation Mass at 1.30pm in the Parish Church.                                            Tuesday      Andy Hessman                                Friday           Andy & Nan Everard


Saturday       First Communion for St. Paul’s National School at 10.00am, 11.30am and 1.00pm



Saturday 13th May is the Centenary of the Apparition of the Blessed Virgin Mary at Fatima.


This prayer was recited by Pope St John Paul II on his visit to Fatima on 13 May 1982:


'Therefore, O Mother of individuals and peoples, you who "know all their sufferings and their hopes", you who have a mother's knowledge of all the struggles between good and evil, between light and darkness, which afflict the modern world, accept the cry which we, as though moved by the Holy Spirit, address directly to your Heart.                                                                                                         Embrace, with the love of the Mother and Handmaid, this human world of ours, which we entrust and consecrate to you, for we are full of disquiet for the earthly and eternal destiny of individuals and peoples.


In a special way we entrust and consecrate to you those individuals and nations which particularly need to be entrusted and consecrated.


We have recourse to your protection, holy Mother of God: reject not the prayers we send up to you in our need. Reject them not. Accept our humble trust and our act of entrusting.'


The Holy Father continued with a litany of intercession,


'From famine and war, deliver us.                                                                                                    From nuclear war, from incalculable self-destruction, from every kind of war, deliver us.                          From the sins against the life of man from its very beginnings, deliver us.                                                 From hatred and from the demeaning of the dignity of the children of God, deliver us.                               From every kind of injustice in the life of society, both national and international, deliver us.                     From the readiness to trample the commandments of God, deliver us.                                                   From attempts to stifle in human hearts the very trust of God, deliver us.                                                From sins against the Holy Spirit, deliver us.


Accept, O Mother of Christ, this cry laden with the sufferings of all individual human beings, laden with the sufferings of whole societies.                                                                                       Let there be revealed, once more, in the history of the world your infinite power of merciful Love.                                                                                                                                    May it put a stop to evil.                                                                                                                           May it transform consciences.                                                                                                       May your Immaculate Heart reveal for all the light of true hope.'  Amen.


Dunboyne Community Employment has the following positions vacant:                                                  (1) Cleaning Maintenance/Caretaker Person required in Dunboyne. (2) Grounds Maintenance persons required in Dunboyne & DunshaughlinFor further details please contact Danny Gaughan in Dunboyne CE Office 087 2626727 / 01 825 2864 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Rathbeggan National School are honouring the retirement of Principle Kiernan Rush and Deputy Principle Mary Devine. The pupils will be having an in-house celebration with staff in the morning of 16th June. Parents and past pupils are invited to an afternoon celebration on Friday 16th June from 4.00 -6.00pm in Rathbeggan School. In order to ensure safety for all, the afternoon session will be restricted to parents and past pupils only. RSVP to school email address: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it




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