Parish Newsletter- 9th May 2021

The return to the public celebration of Mass and the sacraments commences this Monday May 10th. This is a source of great joy and hope to our parish community!

Mass Intentions
Sunday 9th May @11.30am Jack & Theresa Kelly. Brendan, Kathleen &
Deceased of the Kennedy family.
Monday 10th May @7.30pmSt. Comgall. St. Damien of Molokai.
No Intention.
Tuesday 11th May @10.00amNo Intention.
Wednesday 12th May @7.30pmSt. Pancras. Venerable Edel Quinn.
No Intention.
Thursday 13th May @10.00amOur Lady of Fatima.
No intention.
Friday 14th May @10.00amSt. Matthias
No Intention.
Saturday 15th May @10.00amJoseph & Jimmy Shanley.
Saturday 15th May @7.00pmBernard, Essie, Noel, Frank & Ber Bracken.
Margaret Flynn.
Sunday 16th May @10.00amMichael Petit.
Sunday 16th May @11.30amJoseph, Brigid & JoJo Handy. Sean, Michael &
Terence Bracken. Joe, Mary, Joseph & Therese O’Keeffe.

Coming to Mass in Clara?
1/ It is necessary to collect a ticket for the Weekend Mass you wish to attend. Tickets- limited to 50 for each Mass- are available in Clara Church on Tuesday 2.00pm-3.00pm or Thursday 4.00pm-5.00pm. One ticket per household.
2/ Use sanitiser provided at the entrance to sanitise your hands.
3/ Always observe social distancing of 2 Metres.
4/ Only sit in the places marked in the church.
Family members of one household may sit together.
5/ Enter by the Main Entrance only. Exit by all 3 doors.
6/ It is mandatory to wear a face mask.

All you need is love!
‘Love? Above all things, I believe in love. Love is like oxygen. Love is a many-splendoured thing. Love lifts us up where we belong. All you need is love.’ In an attempt to express the depth of his love, the character Christian from the film Moulin Rouge pulls together the lyrics of some of the most famous love songs of recent decades. Since time began, poetry, prose, and song have attempted to put into words the great mystery that is love. ‘At the touch of love, everyone becomes a poet,‘ as the philosopher Plato put it. Today’s Gospel offers one of the most eloquent passages on love in the Gospels. It reveals the vision of Jesus for his followers and explains how we should treat one another. We are to love each other with the same love Jesus showed during his time on earth, that great and generous love that culminated in his ‘laying down his life for his friends.’ It is in the way we love one another, the way we understand and forgive and support one another, that we experience the life and love of Jesus. There are more than 20 references to love in this Sunday’s readings. In the second reading, we hear that ‘everyone who loves is begotten by God and knows God‘. That love that God showed by sending his Son for us, is the same generous, wholehearted, self-sacrificing love we are called to show others – all others. God does not have favourites.
We find it so hard to accept the revelation that it is God’s delight to be worshipped in the way we touch and look at each other, in the way we listen and talk to each other, in the way we forgive and promise to start all over again.‘ (Daniel O’Leary)

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