Parish Newsletter- 25th July 2021

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 – 17th & 18th July
Development Fund: €1,845; Plate: €270; Offerings: €540.
Thank You!

Please pray for the souls of Noel McCormack, The Green;
& Billy Fitzpatrick, Silverdale; both recently deceased.

World Day of Prayer for Grandparents & the Elderly
Lord Jesus, you were born of the Virgin Mary, the daughter of Saints Joachim and Anne. Look with love on grandparents & the elderly the world over. Protect them! They are a source of enrichment for families, for the Church and for all of society. Support them! As they grow older, may they continue to be for their families strong pillars of Gospel faith, guardians of noble domestic ideals, living treasuries of sound religious traditions. Make them teachers of wisdom and courage, that they may pass on to future generations the fruits of their mature human and spiritual experience.
Lord Jesus, help families and society to value the presence and role of grandparents. May they never be ignored or excluded, but always encounter respect and love. Help them to live serenely and to feel welcomed in all the years of life which you give them. Mary, Mother of all the living, keep grandparents constantly in your care, accompany them on their earthly pilgrimage, and by your prayers, grant that all families may one day be reunited in our heavenly homeland, where you await all humanity for the great embrace of life without end.

Horseleap/Streamstown ICA are holding a sponsored walk in aid of South Westmeath Hospice on Wednesday, 4th August, @ 6.00p.m. Meeting at the Church car park. All walkers and donations are welcome.

Vocations Holy Hour on Friday 30th July at 7.00p.m. With reflections on the Vestments of the Priest, Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and Benediction Live from St Mary’s Church Drogheda. Broadcast on Facebook page: DioceseOfMeathVocations and on St. Mary’s Church, Drogheda webcam. Vocations Director Fr. Tony Gonoude 044 9373923 or email:

The Offaly Camino Canal Way Walk to Croghan Hill Saturday 31st of July & Sunday 1st of August Everyone welcome in any capacity or distance: Offaly football legend Laz Molloy and renowned Africa fundraiser Ronan Scully along with family and friends are undertaking the “Offaly Canal Camino Way Walk” from Shannon Harbour to Tullamore on Saturday 31st of July starting at 8.00pm and from Tullamore to Croghan Hill on Sunday August 1st starting at 9.30am sharp onto Croghan Hill for Mass at 3.00pm. They are looking for people to join them and raise much needed funds for Self Help Africa. To find out more or to get a sponsorship card contact Laz Molloy on 086 677 8807, Aislinn Molloy 087 068 8530, Ricey Scully 086 815 3047 or Paul Galvin 087 837 5407 to receive your sponsorship card. Participants who raise excess of €100 will be rewarded with a specially designed t-shirt and will be entered into special raffles. You can also contact Ronan Scully on (087) 618 9094, visit or email

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