Parish Newsletter- 3rd April 2022

“Neither do I condemn you.” John 8:1-11
Week ahead MASS INTENTIONS
Saturday 2nd April@7.00pm
Clara
Nanto Reynolds (Month’s Memory).
Pat, Patrick & May Kenny
.
Sunday 3rd April@10.00am
Horseleap
No Intention.
Sunday 3rd April@11.30am
Clara
Michael, Theresa & John McCaffrey. Lilly Maher.
Ann Berry. Baby Lucy Mullen
Tuesday 5th April@7.00pm
Clara
St. Vincent Ferrer
James & Catherine & deceased of the O’Brien Family.
Michael White Jnr..
Wednesday 6th April@7.30pm
Clara
Joseph & Kathleen O’Meara.
Thursday 7th April@10.00am
Horseleap
St. John Baptist de la Salle
Olive, Mickey Joe & Moira Slammon.
Deceased of the Coughlan Family.
Friday 8th April@10.00am
Clara
St. Redemptus
No Intention
Saturday 9th April@10.00am
Clara
St. Hugh
No Intention.
Saturday 9thd April@7.00pm
Clara
No Intention
Sunday 10th April@10.00am
Horseleap
Richard & Margaret Mears.
Tom, Kathleen & Eddie Darcy.
Sunday 10th April@11.30am
Clara
Joe Sammon. Kathleen Holmes

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!


We continue to keep the people of Ukraine in our prayers and we pray for all who have died in this needless war.
Loving God, we pray for all those suffering or afraid, that you will be close to them and protect them. We pray for world leaders for compassion, strength, and wisdom to guide their choices. We pray for the world; that in this moment of crisis, we may reach out in solidarity to our brothers and sisters in need. May we walk in your ways so that peace and justice become a reality for the people of Ukraine and for all the world.
Our Lady, Queen of Peace, pray for us! Our Lady of Kyiv, pray for us!


Pointing the Finger at Others!
In today’s Gospel, compassion for human frailty combined with a gentle challenge to a better life marked the response of Jesus. From whom have you experienced a compassionate challenge? What was that like for you? To whom have you given such a challenge? The Pharisees and scribes self-righteously condemned the woman until Jesus brought them in touch with their own sinfulness. This was a conversion moment for them and they turned away from their quest for the death of the woman. Have there been times when your awareness of your own fragility and sinfulness has helped you to be less judgemental of others? ‘What do you say?‘ can be an embarrassing question. Jesus had the courage to voice an opinion, even though it was against the party line of the day. When you have seen that courage shown – by yourself, or by another, What was the result?.


Dates for the Diary!
Confirmation
– Wednesday 27th April @ 11.00am.
First Communion in Horseleap – 1st May @ 10.00am.
First Communion for Scoil Bhríde – 8th May @ 11.30am.
First Communion for Scoil Phroinsiais Naofa 22nd May @ 11.30am.
Blessings of the Graves in Clara – 29th May @ 4.00pm.
Blessings of the Graves in Horseleap – 5th June @ 4.00pm.

Chrism Mass will take place in the Cathedral on Wednesday 13th April at 7.00pm.

Meath Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes, led by Bishop Tom Deenihan, 12th to 17th September. Fare includes return flights, 5 nights full board, from €759. For booking form, contact Joe Walsh Tours 01-2410800 or

Daffodil day in Clara 2022: Sincere thanks to everybody who supported us. €3,387 was collected this year.

Youth 2000 Leinster Retreat in Ashbourne Community College on the 8th-10th of April. This retreat is for age 16-35 and all the information can be found on www.youth2000.ie


Our Lenten pilgrimage this year will have the added element of the Synodal Pathway. I echo the invitation of Pope Francis to each member of the Christian community in the Diocese of Meath to join in this moment of listening as we prayerfully discern together what the Spirit of God is saying to the Church in this diocese at this time. It is important that we have this discussion about the local church or what we call parish. This discernment must be relevant to our local parishes and influence our local parishes. This discernment must be practical, not theoretical, and must influence what we do in the years ahead. It will be a discernment guided by the Holy Spirit and rooted in faith. May the ashes that will mark our foreheads on Ash Wednesday mark us out as the People of God on a journey, pilgrims seeking to discern God’s will. And may Mary, Mother of the Church and St. Finian, our teacher of the faith, guide our steps in the way of faith, hope, and love.”
Extract from Bishop Deenihan’s Letter for Lent. You can read the full letter here on our website by following this link: Lenten Letter re:Synod


Collections for 26th/27th March:
Development Fund: €2,035; Plate: €300; Ukraine Appeal: €2,285; Offerings: €380.
Thank You!


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