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Parish Bulletin 29th April 2018

Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath

                29 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 Orlaith McElhenney (Steeplechase Wood, Sadie O’Reilly (Steeplechase Court),

Zara Guy (Fairyhouse Road), Alex Meagher (Milltree Park), Harry Higgins (Milltree Park) and

Ollie Ryan (Moulden Bridge) who were baptised recently.

The sick and the housebound will be attended to in their homes on Thursday and Friday this week.                  

Cemetery Sunday is Sunday 20th May beginning with prayers for the dead at 3.00pm in the church.

Registration for all World Meeting of Family events is open via

Meath Alzheimer Cafe:  Wednesday 2nd May, from 7.00 - 9.00 p.m. in The Pastoral Centre, Dunshaughlin.  All families/carers and loved ones living with Alzheimer's Disease/Dementia are welcome to attend.  Guest speaker is Dr Caoimhe Clarke, Senior Registrar, General Adult and Psychiatry of Later Life who will give a talk on ‘Medication for People with Dementia’.Tea/coffee and scones served.  Admission is free. Contact:  Day Centre at 046-9027007

Darkness into Light – Fairyhouse 2018. This year marks the 10th year of Darkness into Light for Pieta House. The walk is dedicated to mental health awareness and suicide prevention.

Fairyhouse Racecourse is really looking forward to hosting our 3rd walk on Saturday May 12th at 4.15am. We would like to advice that ALL registration this year will be done online at and there will be no t-shirt collection days or registration/t-shirts available on the morning. All t-shirts will be delivered to you directly at the address you submit when registering.

Please register by 4th May to receive your t-shirt and avoid disappointment For information contact Andrew Ralph on 085-1980987 or Caroline O’Rourke on 086- 2393527


GAA Lotto results nos drawn: 4,5,10,21.  Draw in Ratoath Inn next week on Monday 30th April.

29 April

Fifth Sunday of Easter

6 May

Sixth Sunday of Easter

7. 7.00pm

Charles Sommerfield (Months Memory)

Ellen & Angelo Whyte

Ann, Tom, John & Bridget Reilly

Frank Rinaldl

7. 7.00pm

Mick O’Mahony

1  9.00am


1  9.00am


1  11.00am

Oliver Carthy (Months Memory)

Tom & Peggy McMullen &

Aidan Butler

1  11.00am

Bridget, Michael & Seamus McIntyre &

the deceased members of the family

Daniel & Sarah Eiffe

1  12.15pm

James & Kathleen Cusack & the

deceased members of the family

1  12.15pm

Gerard Ralph

Dick & Chris Donnelly

Kathleen Ryan

Paddy Dolan & the deceased members of

the family



       Monday         Michael, Jack & Mick Ryan                                    

       Tuesday          Joe Kennedy & the deceased members of the family & Sister Norberte

       Wednesday     Carmel Campbell

       Friday             Mass for all those on the Parish List of the Dead                 Saturday          No morning Mass

Congratulations to the boys & girls in Ratoath Junior National School

who received their First Holy Communion on Saturday

Cian Boyle

Rory Collins

Dylan Conway

Eryn Cullen

Craig Doyle

Isabelle Duffy

Harry Duggan

Lorcan Finn

Eabha Fleming

Erin Grace

Harry Hendrick

Kacie Kelly

Eoghan Kinsella

Rafael Manaois

Abbie Mannering

Zara McKeigue

Ruairi Mulcahy

Tadhg Nolan

Madison O’Meara

Finn O’Reilly

Kacie O’Reilly

Saoirse Peate Morgan

Vanessa Romanesce

Oliwia Stolpe

Brian Traynor

Ruby Waters

Hugo Watsham

Abigail Wood

Kayla Browne

Shawna Conroy

Thomas Crossan

Ryan Donohoe McLoughlin

Robyn Doumayrou

Alexander Evans

Ethan Fortune

Ruby Geoghegan

Aidan Haslam Mannering

Cara Hendrick

Deyna Hughes

Freya Hynes

Evan Kaye

Michael Kelly

Ava Grace McCordick

Victoria McGrath

Sarah McGuirk

Adam McIntyre

Aoibhe McKenna

Noah mooney

Rhys Mulreany

Kathlyn Murphy

William O’Donnell

Aoife O’Dwyer

Emily O’Reilly

Ruby Peat

Sara Serdeczna

Hanna Skoczylas

Bronwyn Whelan

Daniel Antolin


Mischa Boylan

Ava Burke

Sofia Cafolla

Manus Colwell

Oisin Conway

Abigail Doumayrou

Aoife Dyer

Cian Forde

Emily Gannon

Oliver Glackin

Miguel Guerrero

Aaron Harland

Emily Harley

Grace Hendrick

Lilly Holland

Conor Kelly

Jack Lawlor

Katie McFaul

Jon McGuinness

Agne Miglinaite

Sean Morgan

Caragh O’Neill

Adomas Taputis

Finn Watsham

Clodagh White

Lara White

Rachel White

Elenia Mastrophietro

Vilius Anisimovas

James Besana

Tristan Boggans

Doireann Callaghan

Killian Clarke

Alex Conroy

Raphaela Corr

Ryan Duggan

Anna Eiffe

Ava Eiffe

Michael Cummins

Sean Dromey

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

“Doctors have always been faced with the care and management of a woman who develops serious illness when she is pregnant. Unfortunately, in these cases, because delivery has to be brought forward, the baby may lose his or her life. No doctor in Ireland has ever been accused of wrong doing for intervening in this way to save a mother’s life. This intervention is not the same as performing an abortion which deliberately ends the life of the unborn child.

There has been a lot of debate about the need to remove the Eighth Amendment to the Constitution in the interest of women’s health. The amendment does not restrict doctors from acting to save a woman’s life when a serious complication arises in pregnancy. The number of mothers who lose their life during pregnancy in Ireland is lower than it is in the UK and considerably lower than in the United States. People can be assured that Ireland is a very safe country to have a baby.

The reasons for repealing the Eighth Amendment are not about healthcare, despite what is being claimed. Doctors are being asked to end pregnancies where both the mother and baby are healthy.

This goes against the clear duty of a medical doctor to ‘first do no harm’ and a fundamental call to preserve life, not to end it. The health issue in this debate is being used as a lever to broaden the grounds for abortions which are not related to health.

In my 40 years of practice in obstetrics and gynaecology I have seen many difficult cases but I have never felt that the Eighth Amendment had a negative effect on the safe practice of medicine”

                                                                (Dr John Monaghan is a retried obstetrician and gynaecologist)


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