Parish Newsletter- 20th June 2021

Mass Intentions
Saturday 31st July @7.00pm
Phil Bastic (Month’s Mind). Derek Mee. Kathleen Egan
Sunday 1st August @10.00am
Rosemary & Brian McLynn.
Michael & Maureen Robbins.
Sunday 1st August  @11.30am
Sean & Maureen Doolan
Tuesday 3rd August @7.30pm
No Intention.
Wednesday 4th August @7.30pm
St. John Mary Vianney, Cure d’Ars
No Intention.
Thursday 5th August @10.00am
No Intention.
Friday 6th August @10.00am
The Transfiguration
Mass for all on the Parish list of the Dead
Saturday 7th August @10.00am
No Intention
Saturday 7th August  @7.00pm
No Intention
Sunday 8th August @10.00am
Laura Dillon. Pat Keegan
Sunday 8th August @11.30am
Larry Maher (Month’s Mind). Paddy & Betty Fitzpatrick. Lisa, Columb & Mary Kane.

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.

Adoration of the Blessed Eucharist
Jesus says 'Come to me all you who labour and are burdened and I will give you rest.'
Monday & Friday - 5.00-6.00pm
Tuesday & Wednesday – after 7.30pm Mass to 9.00pm.
All are welcome!

Weekly Collections – 12th & 13th June
Development Fund: €1,695; Plate: €325; Offerings: €345.
Thank You!

Please pray for the souls of Resie Berry, The Green; Peter Kelly, Westwood Grove and Ferbane; Michael Kelly, Coolnahinley & Gretta Grennan, Ferbane; all recently deceased. R.I.P.

Let us go Across to the Other Side
‘Let us go across to the other side‘ is an important phrase in Mark’s Gospel which occurs many times. Jesus and the disciples are crossing the Sea of Galilee from what is a predominantly Jewish area to a more Gentile (non-Jewish) region. While this phrase signifies Jesus’ geographical position, it also suggests that he is inviting the disciples to go a little deeper on their journey. They are perhaps entering into the unknown, moving out of their comfort zones and therefore feeling anxious. The crossing of the water does not go so well for the disciples as a storm begins to brew and eventually the water begins to endanger the boat. To the disciple’s astonishment, Jesus is asleep through the whole ordeal. Their anxious call is understandable, ‘Teacher, do you not care that we are perishing?’ After all, Jesus has led them, and ‘other boats’ into this situation and now appears not to care what will happen to them all. In times of turmoil in life, we too may feel totally abandoned, swamped by fear and anxiety, adrift in a storm where even Jesus appears to be asleep. During such experiences, we might remember the words of Jesus from today’s Gospel and repeat them, like a mantra, ‘Peace! Be Still’. While the wind is howling around us it can be frightening but Christ is always with us, present within our very selves, offering us this deep peace. Often, coming back into this awareness can help us navigate through the storm and remind us that Jesus is very active in our lives, especially when we are entering into unknown territory. What is required of the disciples in this account, is a more mature faith, a deeper trust in their Teacher, that he will not abandon them. ‘May the peace of Christ go with you wherever he may send you; May he guide you through the wilderness, protect you through the storm; May he bring you home rejoicing at the wonders he has shown you; May he bring you home rejoicing.’ Shane Claiborne.

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