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Parish Bulletin 14 April 2019

Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath

                  14 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 soul of Bill Eiffe (Lee Valley) and Michael Loughnane (Malahide), brother of Liam Loughnane who died during the week. May they rest in peace.

Congratulations to Rosemary Hempenstall and Mark Frayne who were married recently.

Standing Orders for March €3,214.72 Many thanks for your continued support and generosity.

Next Sunday, Easter Sunday is a blue offering day.

Please note that the Easter Vigil is at 9.00pm

The 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.


You can listen to the weekly faith podcast, Faithcast on

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    

Anam Cara North Dublin, the organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding a Parent Evening for bereaved parents on Wednesday 17th April 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.

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
Ray’s Coffee Morning in aid of St Francis Hospice on Tuesday 16th April 10.00am-12.30pm in  
Nick’s Killian’s Office, Riverwalk Court , Fairyhouse Road. All Welcome.
GAA Lotto results nos drawn: 4,14,21,28. There was no Jackpot winner. €50 winners: Ross White, & Emma Quinn. Next week's draw in Auld Stand Mon 15th April. Jackpot €3,200

 14 Apr

Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion

21 Apr

Easter Sunday The Lord’s Resurrection

7.  7.00pm

Ellen & Angelo White

John, Ann & Tom Reilly

Nicholas Keogh

7.  9.00pm

Mass for the People of the Parish

1  9.00am

Eileen & Liam Wallace

1  9.00am

Mass for the People of the Parish

1  11.00am

Peter Balfe (Month’s Memory)

Gay & Ben Smith & the deceased members of the family

1  11.00am

Mass for the People of the Parish

1  12.15pm

Noel Eiffe

1  12.15pm

Mass for the People of the Parish


          Tuesday          Marion O’Byrne                            Wednesday           Mattie McCabe                                         

   Holy Week Ceremonies

Trocaire Boxes can be returned from now onwards. Your contribution can be placed in the box that will be placed at the altar (near the baptismal font). Please do not leave your contribution at the back of the church. Thank you for your generosity to this year’s Lenten appeal, which will make a real and lasting difference to people’s lives.

                       Confessions in Holy Week

Tuesday and Wednesday           After Morning Mass

Good Friday                             After Stations of the Cross

Saturday                                   From 11.30am – 12.30pm

Monday to Wednesday                     Mass at 9.45am

Holy Thursday         Mass of the Lord’s Supper                               8.00pm


On Holy Thursday we recall the Last Supper the night before Jesus died. The Last Supper was the first Mass celebrated by Jesus when he gathered with his disciples and told them “do this in memory of me”.

After the Holy Thursday ceremony, you are welcome to pray at the Altar of Repose. Adoration will end with night prayer at 9.45pm

Good Friday             Stations of the Cross                                       3.00pm

We will journey the Way of the Cross and pray and reflect at                                        each station.

                                    Celebration of the Lord’s Passion                   8.00pm

This is the main celebration for Good Friday. We hear again the story of Christ’s suffering and death. We venerate the Cross and at the conclusion of this solemn but simple service, we receive Holy Communion.

Holy Saturday         Easter Vigil                                                        9.00pm

On this Holy Night, we pass from the darkness of death on Good Friday to the empty tomb and the joy of Christ’s resurrection.       The light of Christ and the blessing of new water remind us of our hope in the Risen Christ. The Lord is risen alleluia.



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