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Parish Bulletin 24th March 2019

Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath

               24 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.

Envelope Collection for the week ending 10th & 17th March €1,685.30

Many thanks for your continued support and generosity

Please pray for Patrick Anderson (Woodlands Park) and Vincent McAuley (Rathbeggan) who died recently. May they rest in peace.                                         

Congratulations to Deirdre Donohoe & Keith Roche who were married recently.

Congratulations to the boys and girls of Sixth Class who were confirmed by Bishop Deenihan on Friday. We thank all who have supported the boys and girls this year – parents, teachers, school community and school choirs. We are grateful to all for their work.

Next weekend, we welcome, for their final “Do This in Memory of Me” Mass, the boys and girls of Second Class who are preparing for their First Holy Communion in May. We welcome them along with their parents and we thank all who are supporting the boys and girls on their faith journey this year.

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


                                                            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.

24 Mar

Third Sunday of Lent

31 Mar

Fourth Sunday of Lent

7.  7.00pm

Noel Duggan

7.  7.00pm

Tommy & Thomas Everard

Charles Sommerfield

Ben Glynn

1  9.00am


1  9.00am


1  11.00am

David Nelson (Months Memory)

1  11.00am


1  12.15pm

Jimmy Landy

Dermot Brannigan

Leigha McKeon

1  12.15pm

Dick & Chris Donnelly

Betty Colfer




Monday         Pat Clarke                               Wednesday   Oliver Carty 

Saturday        Mass at 11.00am in Ratoath Manor Nursing Home   Tommy Farrell

Youth 2000 invites all Young Adults between the ages 16-25 to a Catholic weekend retreat taking place from 29th -31st March in Ashbourne Community School. This will be exciting weekend attracting many young people from all over the country.  What to expect? Good Craic, excellent speakers inspiring talks and workshops, prayer, great music, group activities. For details see or tel 01 6753690. Don’t let money be an obstacle –just a donation and a sleeping bag.

Newcomers very welcome

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

                                       Trocaire – Lenten Appeal – Working for a Just World

“A community is alive when it is poor and its members feel they have to work together and remain united, if only to ensure that they all eat tomorrow”.

                                                                          (Jean Vanier, founder of L’Arche Community)

“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere....whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly”                                                                                                (Martin Luther King)

“But it is not God’s will for some to have everything and others to have nothing. That cannot be of God. God’s will is that all his children be happy”                       (Archbishop Oscar Romero)

“All of us, though are so many of us, make up one body in Christ, and as different parts we are all joined to one another”                                                                         (Romans 12:4-5)

“Poverty is a denial of choices and opportunities, a violation of human means not having enough to feed and cloth a family, not having a school or clinic to go to, not having the land on which to grow one’s food or a job to earn one’s living, not having access to credit. It means insecurity, powerlessness and the exclusion of individuals, households and communities. It means susceptibility to violence, and it often implies living on marginal or fragile environments, without access to clean water or sanitation”

                                           (UN statement, June 1998 – signed by the heads of all UN agencies)

“We should love not only with words, but concretely, with facts; and we should love one another. If we do this, if we all do this, universal brotherhood will spread, solidarity will blossom, good will be distributed more justly, and the rainbow of peace will shine over the world”

                                                                     (Chiara Lubich, Founder of the Focolare Movement)                                                                                                                    

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!

Ratoath Garden Club: Monday 25th March in the Ratoath Inn at 8.00pm. Speaker Niall Hatch will talk on “Water Birds”. All welcome.

Diabetes Prevention Programme: A Free Education Programme aimed at people with risk factors such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, cardiovascular disease, overweight, or family history will take place in Navan Education Centre, Athlumney, Navan on Monday 13th May, and  Monday 20th May

From 10.00am -  1.00pm. If you are interested please contact Mary Mc Nally on 046 942 0804.

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