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Parish Bulletin 10th March 2019

Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath

                10 March 2019


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.

Holy Hour in the Nursing Home chapel on Monday and Friday evenings at 7.30pm. All welcome.


Please pray for the repose of the soul of Peter Balfe (The Pines, Fairyhouse Road) and Herbert Coughlan (Rathfarnham), father of Orla McCamley (Woodlands) and Noirin Reilly (Manorhamilton) sister of Tom O’Connell (Foxbrook) who died during the week. May they rest in peace.

                                                            This Lent

Spend some time in front of the Blessed Sacrament during the season of Lent.

Visit the church for Eucharistic Adoration between 10.00am and 10.00pm on Wednesdays

Holy Hour of Eucharistic Adoration: Friday 15th March at 8 pm. A time to sit in the presence of Jesus in the Eucharist with music, reflections on scripture and periods of prayerful silence.

Adoration will conclude with a benediction. 

Trocaire Boxes are available for collection at the back of the church. Lent is an important time for Trocaire. The Lenten boxes bring in €5 to €6 million annually.

Return: How to Bring Your Loved Ones Back to The Church

On Friday 22nd March at 8.00pm. There will be a workshop offered in the parish Pastoral Centre on proven, effective ways to reach out to friends and family who have left the Faith behind. If you have a spouse, a child, grandchild or friend who is or has drifted away and you want to help them come home to the Catholic Church then this workshop is for you.

The session will be based on the book 'Return' by Brandon Vogt, a colleague of Bishop Robert Barron of Word on Fire and the practical experience and testimonies of some of the young people in our parish who have come back to Catholicism in the past few years.

Those interested can email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more details. 

10 Mar

First Sunday of Lent

17 Mar

St Patrick’s Day

7.  7.00pm

Paddy Moore

Michael Farrington

Gerry Hoare

Baby Amelia McMahon

7.  7.00pm

Eileen, Margaret, James &

Patrick Woods

1  9.00am

Kay & Brendan Menton

1  9.00am


1  11.00am

Michael Gilchrist

Kevin Carr

1  11.00am

Pauline Vidler (Months Memory)

Caoimhe Hughes

1  12.15pm

Cepta McNabb (Month’s Memory)

Seamus, Kit, Bridget & Noel Ennis

Baby Marcus Crawley

John Checkley

Christina Murphy

1  12.15pm





Monday         For all those who sympathised with the Nelson Family  

Thursday       Peter Cowley                             Friday    Special Intention

Saturday        Mass at 11.00am in Ratoath Manor Nursing Home

                                                         First Confessions

Ratoath Junior National School on Monday 11th and Tuesday 12th

Rathbeggan National School on Wednesday 13th

St Paul’s National School on Thursday 14th

All Ceremonies are at 7.30pm

A Meeting of the Parish Finance Committee will be held on Tuesday 12th March at 8.30pm

in the Parish Pastoral Centre.

A meeting of parents who have children for baptism in the near future will be held in the Parish Pastoral Centre on Wednesday 13th March at 8.00pm

If you received a letter in early February from the parish office regarding to the CHY4 cert and you have not returned the form to the office, we would be grateful if you could do so as soon as possible.

Envelope Collection for the week ending 3rd March €1,051.95

Many thanks for your continued support and generosity.

Light the Fire 2019 – The Franciscan Sisters of the Renewal invite you to join them at St. Patrick’s Parish Church in Slane, Co. Meath, to pray together for Ireland in the place where St. Patrick lit the Easter Fire. Event begins at 5:00pm, on the 18th March (Bank Holiday Monday). Mass celebrated by Bishop Tom Deenihan, Bishop of Meath, followed by Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. For more information contact the Franciscan Sisters of the Renewal, 041 983 0441

Dunshaughlin Church: Life in the Spirit Seminars: Tuesday Nights - 12th March -9th April from 7.30pm-9.20pm. This Tuesday’s theme “New Life” Speaker is Patricia Mitchell. All Welcome

Young Adults (18-40) An invitation to a retreat for Lent in Dalgan Park, Navan from Friday evening 29th March to Sunday afternoon 31st March. Prayer, inspiring talks, friendship and joy in the faith.       Mass, Adoration, time to reflect and Confessions. Cost- donation (all meals, own room)

Contact Sr Una on 090 6481666 or email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Ratoath National Schools Parents Association is holding a "Clothes for Cash" collection from Monday 25th to Thursday 28th March. Please drop your unwanted clothes, footwear (in pairs), bags, bedlinen (no duvets) & towels in a bag at the low wall beside the schools carpark from 9am to 3pm  Your support is very much appreciated as the school receives €4 per bag!

Public Meeting on policing in Ratoath will take place on Tuesday 12th March at 8.30pm in Ratoath Community Centre. Superintendent Fergus Dwyer, Ashbourne Garda District will be in attendance.

St Patrick’s Day Parade on Sunday 17th March. Parade commences at 1pm from Corballis Shopping Centre. Road closures will operate from 12.30pm to 2.30pm.

Volunteers required on the day for about 2 hours if possible. Contact Nick at 0872596753.

Ratoath College Uniforms: Fittings for boys uniforms takes place in Blondelles from 11th-16th March. Current students requiring uniforms can order this time.

Anam Cara North Dublin, the organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding a Parent Evening for bereaved parents on Wednesday 20th March at 7:20pm in the Carnegie Court Hotel, Swords. This event is free and open to all bereaved parents regardless of the age your child died, the circumstances of their death, or whether their death was recent or not.

GAA Lotto results nos drawn: 1,12,25,28. There was no Jackpot winner. €50 winners: Brian & Bernie Halpin & Dorothy McGoldrick. Next draw in Ratoath Inn on Monday 4th March.

Please sign up to play lotto online and support your club.

The Annual Consecration of Legionaries to Our Lady and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament, wil


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