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Parish Bulletin 25th March 2018

Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath

                25 March 2018

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Opening hours for the Parish Office: 10.00am – 1.00pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday    


Eucharistic Adoration on Wednesdays from 10.00am to 10.00pm. All are welcome.

Envelope Collection for the week ending 11th & 18th March €1,526.80. Many thanks for our continued support and generosity. Next Sunday (Easter Sunday) is a blue offering day.


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Annual coffee morning in aid of St. Francis Hospice Blanchardstown in Ratoath Training Centre on Tuesday 27th March from 11am to 1pm. Please come enjoy a cup of coffee and join in the much needed fundraiser for the excellent work provided in end of life care to this part of County Meath.

                                              World Meeting of Families

The Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference has warmly welcomed the announcement today by the Holy Father Pope Francis that he will attend part of the 9th World Meeting of Families which will take place from 21 – 26 August in Dublin on the theme, ‘The Gospel of the Family: Joy for the World’. 

Pope Francis, who is 81 years of age, will arrive in Dublin on Saturday, 25 August, and will take part in the ‘Festival of Families’ in Croke Park.  The Festival of Families is the faith-based cultural concert of the World Meeting of Families six-day programme. 

The next day, Sunday 26 August, Pope Francis will be the chief celebrant at Holy Mass in the Phoenix Park and this liturgy will bring to a conclusion the World Meeting of Families 2018.  Full details of the papal schedule will be released at a later date.

At the moment 8,172 people have registered to attend. Three thousand of those registered are from Ireland and the other 5,000 are from 66 other countries so this will truly be an international gathering of families.


Registration for all WMOF2018 events is open via

Individual pilgrims and families can now register for the main three-day WMOF2018 Congress from August 22nd – 24th; for the Festival of Families on Saturday 25th August; and for the Closing Mass on Sunday, 26th August. Don’t miss out on these once in a generation events.

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                                             Monday        Special Intention                          


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 Stations of the Cross

Saturday                            From 11.30am – 12.30pm

Monday to Wednesday                     Mass at 9.45am

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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