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Parish Bulletin 17th March 2019

Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath

               17 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.


Congratulations to Tess Russell and Mia McDonnell who were baptised recently.

A meeting of the Board of Management of Ratoath Junior National School will be held at 7.00pm on Tuesday 19th March in the Parish Pastoral Centre.

A meeting of the Board of Management of Rathbeggan National School will be held at 7.30pm on Wednesday 20th March in the Parish Pastoral Centre.

                                                            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

Lectio Divina: Prayer and reflection on the gospels of Lent each Wednesday morning form 10.30am to 12 noon in the Parish Pastoral Centre with refreshments. All welcome.

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 next 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. 

17 Mar

St Patricks Day

24 Mar

Third Sunday of Lent

7.  7.00pm

Eileen, Margaret, James &

Patrick Woods

7.  7.00pm

Noel Duggan

1  9.00am

David & Eileen Conmey

1  9.00am


1  11.00am

Pauline Vidler (Months Memory)

Caoimhe Hughes

1  11.00am

David Nelson (Months Memory)

1  12.15pm

Tommy & Jack Maher

1  12.15pm

Jimmy Landy

Dermot Brannigan

Leigha McKeon




Monday          Mass at 11.00am in Ratoath Manor Nursing Home

Tuesday         Special Intention

Wednesday    Nora & Michael Gilligan                 Thursday        Margaret & Martin Rafter

Friday            No morning Mass.     Confirmation Ceremonies at 11.00am and 3.00pm    

Saturday        Mass at 11.00am in Ratoath Manor Nursing Home

                                  The Sacrament of Confirmation: This Friday 22nd March

We welcome Bishop Deenihan on his first official visit to Ratoath Parish when he will administer the Sacrament of Confirmation at the two ceremonies at 11.00am and 3.00pm.

We wish all the boys and girls, who are receiving the Sacrament, every good wish and blessing.

We thank them for all their work throughout the year in preparation for the Sacrament.

We thank their parents who have supported them on their faith journey this year.

A special thanks to their teachers and all in the school community who have assisted the sixth class boys and girls this year.

Standing Orders for January €4,387.26 and for February €3,594.42

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

from St Patrick’s Breastplate

Christ be with me, Christ within me,

Christ behind me, Christ before me,

Christ beside me, Christ to win me,

Christ to comfort and restore me.

Christ beneath me, Christ above me,

Christ in quiet, Christ in danger,

Christ in hearts of all that love me,

Christ in mouth of friend and stranger.

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

The Annual Consecration of Legionaries to Our Lady and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament, will be held in Holy Trinity Church Ratoath on Sunday 24th March at 2.00 pm. All active and auxiliary members of the Legion of Mary are invited. Further information: contact Mary Hannigan 086 083 9295

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!

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. Open to all bereaved parents regardless of the age your child died, the circumstances of their death.

The Geography of the Mechanisation of Agriculture in Ireland in the 20th Century by Professor Jim Walsh (Maynooth University) at Trim Castle Hotel (Bective Suite), Wednesday 20th March at 8pm (this is a change in venue from Trim Library). Inquiries to J. Clancy, tel. 01 8259438

GAA Lotto results 13,14,17,1. No Jackpot winner. €50 winners: Tony Collins & Coman Shanley. Draw in Auld Stand next on Monday 18th March.  Please support lotto online, for as little as €2 p/wk

Men’s Shed Table Quiz: Ratoath Inn on Friday 22nd March at 8.30pm. €40.00 per table of 4. Registration on the night. For details contact 087-2873228 or 087-6469115


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