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Parish Bulletin 15th April 2018

Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath

                15 April 2018

01 8256207


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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.

Congratulations to Sadie Blake (Foxlodge Lodge), Frank Lysaght (Tankardstown),

Kyle Creaby (Stonebridge) and Emma Creighton (Rathbeggan) who were baptised recently.

Congratulations to Lorna Fynes and Donal Cummins who were married during the week.

Congratulations to the boys and girls in Sixth Class who were confirmed by Bishop Smith on Friday.

Please pray for Tom Hennessy (Cairn Manor), Noel Eiffe (Curragha Road) and Kevin O’Malley (Castlebar) father of Damien O’Malley (Foxbrook) who died during the week. May they rest in peace.

A meeting of the Board of Management of Ratoath Junior National School will be held at 7.00pm on Tuesday 17th April in the Parish Pastoral Centre

A meeting of the Parish Liturgy Committee will be held at 8.00pm on Tuesday 17th April in the Parish Pastoral Centre

A meeting of the Board of Management of Ratoath Senior National School will be held at 7.00pm on Wednesday 18th April in the Parish Pastoral Centre

LMFM will record the Vigil Mass from Ratoath next Saturday evening for transmission on the Sunday morning 22nd April.

Next Sunday is Vocations Sunday and the collection taken up at the Masses is for vocations

Standing Orders for March €3,363.81 Many thanks for your support and generosity.

Cemetery Sunday is Sunday 20th May

Registration for all World Meeting of Family events is open via

We ask you to return your Trocaire boxes to the box that is placed at the altar (near the baptismal font). Please do not leave your box at the back of the church. We thank you for your generosity to this year’s Lenten Appeal, which will make a real and lasting difference to people’s lives.

15 April

Third Sunday of Easter

22 April

Fourth Sunday of Easter

7. 7.00pm

Ellie Peake

Kevin O’Malley

7. 7.00pm

Pierce Glynn

Mattie McCabe

1  9.00am


1  9.00am


1  11.00am

Mick, Molly & Elizabeth Mannering

1  11.00am

Brigid Boshell

Anthony King

1  12.15pm

Byran McGlynn

1  12.15pm

Ray McAndrew

Molly & Ernie Devine

Tony Donnelly

The Conway Family



       Wednesday       Liam Lynch                               Saturday       Mass at 11.00am in the Nursing Home     

Choose Life 2018 promotes the Church’s position on unborn human life and encourages family discussion on this important subject. Visit

The Unborn Child is a Person: There is no moment as significant as the moment of conception in terms of defining the beginning of personal existence. Everything else is simply the process of growth and development of a person who has already embarked on the wonderful journey of life.

It is illogical to consider a newborn child to be a person deserving human rights and, on the other hand, an unborn child to be a non-person undeserving of human rights.

For Christians, there is no conflict between faith and reason. Reason leads us to recognise the continuity of human life, from conception to natural death, and faith allows us to see each person as having their origin in God and their fulfilment in eternal life.

Modern Science: A Window into the Womb: Amazing advances in ultrasound technology reveal the humanity of the unborn child. By day 21, a baby’s heart is beating. At just six weeks, the baby’s eyes and eyelids, nose, mouth and tongue have formed.

By week 8, everything found in a fully grown person is developing. By week 12, fingerprints and fingernails appear. The baby’s lips can open and close. Babies can yawn, swallow and suck.

They have 20 tiny teeth buds in their gums and can be seen kicking and leaping about in the womb.

All of this is happening even before the mother’s bump starts to show.


Ratoath Musical Society will host two workshops entitled 'An Introduction to Musical Theatre' in The Venue Theatre on the 22nd and 29th April from 10:00am to 5:00pm.  These are for children in the following age groups: 6-9 year olds, 10-12 year olds and 13-15 year olds. Children may only participate in one workshop (either the 22nd or the 29th - same workshop will be held on both dates).  For further information or to register your child's/children's  interest please e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it - no previous stage experience is necessary.  Places are limited so be sure to email soon!

Ratoath Musical Society's AGM will take place on Tuesday the 15thMay at 7:30pm in The Venue Theatre.  All welcome - details of our very exciting 2019 shows will be announced on the night.

Ratoath Summer Art Camp from 30th July to 3rd August. Age Groups: 6 years and up.

Time: 10am- 2pm. Cost: €75 per child. €70 for each additional sibling. Venue:  Ratoath Scouts’ Den
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GAA Lotto results, nos drawn: 1,3,20,25. No jackpot winner. €50 winners: Ann Tormey & Enda Cosgrove. Draw in Ratoath Inn next week on Monday 16th April.

Football Memories Reminiscing Group: All People with Dementia and their Carers are welcome. Group takes place in Ashbourne Parish Hall on Saturday 21st April (2:30pm - 4pm). Tea & Coffee provided. Any queries or to book your attendance please call 086 7858672

A Midsummer Walk for the Homeless : From the Hill of Tara to Newgrange Sat 23rd June with a

10.00 am start. Half walk along the Boyne from Ramparts Navan to Slane 12 noon.  All proceeds in aid of Fr Peter Mc Verry Trust. Contact Conor 086 8519707 for details or sponsorship card or Facebook  'Midsummer Walk for the Homeless'. All support very welcome !

Failte Iseach Conversation English Classes for Migrants, Commences this Wednesday 18th April from 7-00pm-9- in  Ratoath Training Centre, over Tescos. Contact Anna 087 185 4261 

Institute of Technology, Blanchardstown will host an Open Evening on Tuesday 17th April from 5.00pm to 7.00pm. Full details can be found on

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