Parish Newsletter- 16th May 2021

Mass Intentions
Saturday 15th May @7.00pm
Bernard, Essie, Noel, Frank & Ber Bracken.
Margaret Flynn. Annie Kennedy. Eilish Ford.
Sunday 16th May @10.00am
Michael Pettit
Sunday 16th May @11.30am
Joseph, Brigid & JoJo Handy. Sean, Michael &
Terence Bracken. Joe, Mary, Joseph & Therese O’Keefe
Monday 17th May @7.30pm
No Intention
Tuesday 18th May @10.00am
No Intention
Wednesday 19th May @7.30pm
No Intention
Thursday 20th May @10.00am
St Bernadine
No Intention
Friday 21st May @10.00am
No Intention
Saturday 22nd May @10.00am
No Intention
Saturday 22nd May @7.00pm
Catriona Carroll
Sunday 23rd May @10.00am
Kevin Glennon (Month’s Memory).
Joseph, Patricia & Eileen Johnson
Sunday 23rd May @11.30am
Nora & Bernie Rickard. Tom Kileen.
Thomas and Eileen Kinahan

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.

Donations – April 14th to 13th May:
Development Fund: €2,325; Offerings: €1,250; Trocaire: €445. Thank You!

The Ascension of Our Lord is not the end of the story, rather it is another beginning. This beginning is one in which we are called to be active participants and not spectators. Throughout his earthly life, Jesus gave us a model of love and service. He called us to follow him as faithful disciples and he called us to go out in his name in order that others might come to know the truth and the joy of God’s love in their lives.

Please pray for the soul of Anne Fleming, Moate, recently deceased.  R.I.P.

“Come & See” – World Communications Day!
Today marks the 55th World Communications Day, and the theme for this year is ‘Come and See: Communicating by encountering people where and as they are’. In his message to mark the occasion, Pope Francis emphasises the importance of meeting people where they are, just as Jesus did with those he encountered: ‘We need to go and see them for ourselves, to spend time with people, to listen to their stories and to confront reality, which always in some way surprises us.’ All communication, he says, should strive to be clear and honest, whether in the media, on the internet, in the Church’s preaching, or in social interaction. He has a particular message for all who use social media: ‘Thanks to the internet we have the opportunity to report what we see, what is taking place before our eyes, and to share it with others. At the same time, the risk of misinformation being spread on social media has become evident to everyone. All of us are responsible for the communications we make, for the information we share, for the control that we can exert over fake news by exposing it. All of us are to be witnesses of the truth: to go, to see and to share.’ It is fitting that this day coincides with the Feast of the Ascension. Before he is taken into heaven, Jesus issues his final instruction: ‘Go out to the whole world; proclaim the Good News to all creation.’ Our challenge is to communicate by encountering people, where they are and as they are.
‘Teach us to go out and see, teach us to listen, not to entertain prejudices or draw hasty conclusions.’

Accord Tullamore are looking for Facilitators for their Marriage Care Service. Professional training is provided. If interested, please contact Aisling on 01 505 3112 or by email to . Registration form and Information on:

Marian Pilgrimages have released their pilgrimage schedule for 2021 & 2022 to Lourdes, Medjugorje, Fatima, Italy & Holy Land. Registration form and Information on: or ring Marian Pilgrimages on (01) 878 8159

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