Parish Newsletter- 27th June 2021

“Talitha, kumi!” ‘Little girl, get up!’ – Mark 5, v. 41
Mass Intentions
Saturday 31st July @7.00pm
Clara
Phil Bastic (Month’s Mind). Derek Mee. Kathleen Egan
Sunday 1st August @10.00am
Horseleap
Rosemary & Brian McLynn.
Michael & Maureen Robbins.
Sunday 1st August  @11.30am
Clara
Sean & Maureen Doolan
Tuesday 3rd August @7.30pm
Clara
No Intention.
Wednesday 4th August @7.30pm
Clara
St. John Mary Vianney, Cure d’Ars
No Intention.
Thursday 5th August @10.00am
Clara
No Intention.
Friday 6th August @10.00am
Clara
The Transfiguration
Mass for all on the Parish list of the Dead
Saturday 7th August @10.00am
Clara
No Intention
Saturday 7th August  @7.00pm
Clara
No Intention
Sunday 8th August @10.00am
Horseleap
Laura Dillon. Pat Keegan
Sunday 8th August @11.30am
Clara
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 – 18th & 19th June
Development Fund: €1,285; Plate: €290; Offerings: €25; Trócaire €285.
Thank You!

Talitha Cum – Little Girl, Get Up!
In today’s Gospel we hear two healing stories: Jairus’ daughter and the woman with a haemorrhage. At first glance, these stories might not seem to have a lot in common. The woman is a complete social outcast because of her condition, yet Jesus calls her ‘daughter’. He does not let social convention dictate who can be called a child of God. Jesus reminds the people of this woman’s true identity. The synagogue official surprises us, pleasantly, with his faith in Jesus and his message. What these two characters have in common is faith against all the odds as they reach out to Jesus in faith-filled action. There are those in the story who laugh when Jesus says he can bring back Jairus’ daughter. They are sent away. Jesus’ healing breaks down the barriers that isolate us from one another and from God. We can all recall times when we were struggling. We needed something to move us, to help us forgive, to help us walk away or to relieve us of physical pain. In the end it can be the simple gestures that save us: a kind word, someone praying for us, a gentle touch or we reach out to someone and like the woman with the haemorrhage we suddenly feel within ourselves that we are healing. These accounts show us something of how God’s grace can enter our lives and transform situations. Mark leaves untranslated Jesus’ native language when he restores the young girl to life: ‘Talitha cum’ a beautiful phrase meaning: ‘Little girl, get up!’. Jairus’ daughter has been given new life; the woman has also been given new life. Both have overcome barriers that were keeping them from being free. We know what those barriers are for each of us. God’s grace is gentle yet can bring life to situations of death. What do you need healing from today?
Bring this to your prayer.

Lough Derg 2021: Registration is now open to “Do Lough Derg from wherever you are” 3rd to 5th July. The Prior will do the 3 Day Pilgrimage on the Island during these days to offer a live link by webcam in support of those who will choose to do the pilgrimage wherever they are. To register or for information email , phone 071 9861518 or www.loughderg.org

Reek Pilgrimage on Croagh Patrick to be four days per week in July: The annual Reek Sunday Pilgrimage on Croagh Patrick will be going ahead this year albeit in a much-extended format from Wednesday to Saturday,1st- 31st of July. Masses limited to the numbers permitted for outdoor gatherings, which currently apply to 100 people up to 4th July and 200 people from 5th July. Details of how to fulfil the spiritual requirements of the pilgrimage are available on www.westportparish.ie and on signage in the carpark at the start of the ascent.

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