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Parish Bulletin 7th April 2019

Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath

                 7 April 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 souls of Bill Mannering (Ratoath) and Edward McAndrew

(Ennistown, Fairyhouse Road) who died during the week. May they rest in peace.

A meeting of the Parish Liturgy Committee will take place on Tuesday evening 9th April at 8.00pm

in the Parish Pastoral Centre.

A Baptismal Meeting will be held on Wednesday next 10th April at 8.00pm in the Parish Pastoral Centre for parents who have children for baptism in the near future.

Envelope Collection for the week ending 24th & 31st March €2,203.86  

Many thanks for your continued support and generosity

You can return your Trocaire box from next weekend. Please place your box in the container that is situated near the Baptismal Font in the church (top right of the church).
Do not leave your box at the back of the church.

You can listen to the weekly faith podcast, Faithcast on


                                                            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.

7 Apr

Fifth Sunday of Lent

14 Apr

Palm Sunday of The Lord’s Passion

7.  7.00pm

Edward Gannon

7.  7.00pm

Ellen & Angelo White

John, Ann & Tom Reilly

Nicholas Keogh

1  9.00am


1  9.00am

Eileen & Liam Wallace

1  11.00am

Doris Mulvaney (Months Memory)

Mick, Mollie & Lizzie Mannering

Jack Brady

1  11.00am

Gay & Ben Smith & and deceased members of the family

1  12.15pm

Breda & Gerry Kenny

Luke & Margaret Ralph & deceased members of the family

1  12.15pm

Noel Eiffe



Monday         Katie & Kevin Darby                    

Tuesday       Mary Fitzsimons & for all those who sympathised with the family of Patrick Anderson   

Wednesday  Special Intention                                         Thursday     Special Intention

Saturday        Mass at 11.00am in Ratoath Manor Nursing Home  

Diocese of Meath Vocations: Retreat for men (18 to 40)The Men of the Passion Story- a journey with the characters of the Stations of the Cross in Tullamore Parish Centre on April 13th from 12 noon to 6.30pm with Mass. Information and booking- This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Meath Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes 9-14 September. Bookings can be made with Pilgrimage Abroad Ltd, Lower Baggot St, Dublin 2. Tel 01-6359300. email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it    

Chrism Mass will take place on Wednesday 17th April at 7 pm in the Cathedral of Christ the King. Mullingar.  All are welcome to attend. 

Looking to go to College in September? TU Dublin Blanchardstown Campus are hosting an
Open Evening on Tuesday 9th April from 5.00pm – 7.00pm. Full details can be found on or call 01 885 1530. All Welcome
Meath Archaeological and Historical Society Lecture – on Tuesday 16 April:  
"The Boyne in Medieval Myth and Literature”, by Dr Clodagh Downey (NUIG), in Navan Library at 7.45pm (following the Society's AGM at 7pm). All welcome. Inquiries to J. Clancy, tel. 01 8259438
The Intentions of Pope Francis for the month of April
“For doctors and their humanitarian collaborators in war zones, who risk their lives to save the lives of others”

                                    Reflection on the Gospel for this Sunday

People have wondered and imagined what Jesus wrote when they asked him to condemn the woman.

Whatever he wrote encouraged the woman to stay with him, and put some pressure on the accusers to move away.

Maybe he just doodled - wrote nothing sensible?

Or did he write so – that woman could see –

“Stay here, I am with you”.

And the woman knew, like all of us when we are in trouble,

that Jesus is on our side.

Or did he write so that the onlookers could see –

“Change your hearts, be renewed, forgive in your hearts and come back - sin no more”.

Maybe he wrote what he later said – “I do not condemn you, sin no more”

And all knew they were in the presence of love, forgiveness and acceptance.

Some, like the woman, could take this and stayed to get to know this Jesus.

Others, like the accusers, went away,

but maybe they came back later, to get to know Jesus.

No matter what, we know that he will stay with each of us, Eucharist each day,

forgiveness and acceptance all the days of our life.                            (Donal Neary S.J.)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 


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