Parish Newsletter- 23rd May 2021
|Saturday 22nd May @7.00pm|
|Joe & Mary Ann Walsh. 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 & Eileen Kinahan
|Monday 24th May @7.30pm|
|Mary, Mother of the Church|
|Tuesday 25th May @10.00am|
|St. Bede the Venerable|
|Wednesday 26th May @7.30pm|
|St. Philip Neri|
Patrick(Ginger), Sarah & Paddy Dunne. Nora Rickard.
Peter & Elizabeth Judge. Kathleen & Tom & deceased of the Fagan Family
|Thursday 27th May @10.00am|
|St. Augustine of Canterbury|
|Friday 28th May @10.00am|
|Saturday 29th May @10.00am|
|St. Paul VI|
|Saturday 29th May @5.00pm|
|Mary Fallon (Month’s Memory).|
|Saturday 29th May @7.00pm|
|Joe Minnock. Larry Bracken.|
Joe, Margaret, Jodi & Jim McKeown. Ann Greville.
|Sunday 30th May @10.00am|
|Sunday 30th May @11.30am|
|Paddy Dunne (Month’s Memory).|
Michael, Henry & Elizabeth Kearns.
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.
Weekly Collections 15th & 16th May: Devolpment Fund- €7,305; Offerings- €2,500; Plate- €445. Thank You!
Come Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful and kindle in us the fire of your love. Send forth your Spirit and we shall be created and you will renew the face of the earth.
THE SPIRIT WILL GUIDE!
In today’s Gospel, we see that Jesus is comfortable with an element of mystery. Speaking to the disciples before his arrest, Jesus is preparing them for the gift of the Spirit. The word he often uses is ‘Advocate’, meaning helper or comforter, indicating the disciples will not be left to struggle on alone. We hear Jesus say that the complete truth is too much for the disciples now. The mysteries of his life, death and Resurrection, and the implications for his followers – all will become clearer in due course. The Spirit will guide you, he says. Not everything is revealed at once.
Then in our first reading from Acts, we recall the coming of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost, just as Jesus promised. The disciples are gathered together when they have a powerful experience of the Holy Spirit, urging them out into the streets, proclaiming the Good News. The time has come. They must have remembered Jesus’ promise then, finally understanding what he meant when he said the Spirit would lead them when the time was right. The Spirit is still at work in our world. As our journey continues – as humanity, as church, as individuals – the Spirit unveils God’s message for our place and time. The Spirit is that life-giving force that animates our world, inspiring and energising us. Our task is to listen, to be awake to the many ways God speaks to us and calls us into the life of God.
‘I have always pleaded for a deep listening to the voice of the artist in our midst, and also to the supreme artist who tries to lead us to completion, the Holy Spirit of God.’
Mark Patrick Hederman
Marian Pilgrimages have released their pilgrimage schedule for 2021 & 2022 to Lourdes, Medjugorje, Fatima, Italy & Holy Land. Registration form and Information on: www.marian.ie or ring Marian Pilgrimages on (01) 878 8159
Accord Tullamore are looking for Facilitators for their Marriage Care Service. Professional training is provided. If interested, please contact Aisling on 01 5053112 or by email to Registration form and Information on: www.accord.ie