Parish Newsletter- 23rd May 2021

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Mass Intentions
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
No Intention
Tuesday 25th May @10.00am
St. Bede the Venerable
No Intention
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
No Intention
Friday 28th May @10.00am
No Intention
Saturday 29th May @10.00am
St. Paul VI
No Intention
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
Seamus Robbins.
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.

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

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