Parish Newsletter- 17th April 2022 EASTER SUNDAY

Light streams into an empty tomb, falling on discarded robes. The dark interior is in contrast to the bright sky which can be seen through the doorway
Week ahead MASS INTENTIONS
EASTER VIGIL 16th April@8.30pm
Clara
THE LORD’S RESURRECTION.
Mary Graham.
Tom & Kathleen & deceased of the Cornally family
EASTER SUNDAY 17th April@10.00am
Horseleap
Sr. Tess Keegan. Christy McGuinness.
Thomas Gannon. Theresa Walsh
EASTER SUNDAY 17th April@11.30am
Clara
Pat Jo & Eileen Flattery and deceased of the Flattery and Minnock Families. Joe & Jamie Dunican
Tuesday 19th April@7.30pm
Clara
St. Alphege
No Intention.
Wednesday 20th April@7.30pm
Clara
St. Francis Page
No Intention
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Thursday 21st April@10.00am
Clara
St. Anselem
Blaine Bracken
Friday 22nd April@10.00am
Horseleap
St. Arwald
No Intention
Saturday 23rd April@10.00am
Clara
Andrew Hall. Bea & Paddy Rickard
Saturday 23rd April@7.00pm
Clara
John, Mary, Joe & Marie Dunne. 
Stenislaw Dobrowolski.
Sunday 17th April@10.00am
Horseleap
Kevin Glennon.  Maireid & Jimmy O’Connor.
James & Mary McCormack.  Noel & Agnes Wright
Sunday 17th April@11.30am
Clara
Esther Fitzpatrick (née Bracken) Month’s Memory. Breeda, Luke, Christina & Pat Bracken.
 Paul Grennan. Patrick Coen.  Jimmy Quinlan.
 Christopher McGowan.

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!


Please pray for Hugo Slevin, Horseleap; recently deceased. R.I.P


Easter Day of the Lord’s Resurrection.
In some ways the gospel today is a difficult one for prayer. It only presents a part of the story and the full unfolding of the good news of the story lies in the next part of the text. However, even with this section there is plenty of material for reflection and for prayer. The disciples are in a state of shock and suffering from a traumatic loss. Jesus, the one in whom they had placed so much hope, has been murdered and buried. Then, before they have time to recover comes another shock – the body of Jesus is missing. Have you had experiences in which one tragedy or crisis follows quickly after another? Perhaps this happened for you as Covid spread? How did you cope? What, or who, sustained you then? Mary and Peter, and possibly others, came and discovered that the tomb was empty. The part of the story we have in this text gives no explanations of what has happened. They are left in a state of bewilderment ‘for as yet they did not understand the scripture, that he must rise from the dead.’ Have you been in that kind of a situation, faced with events you cannot explain, possibly events which have dashed your hopes in another person, or in God? What has that been like for you? Yet in spite of the lack of explanation, the beloved disciples ‘saw and believed’. Have there been times when others have done something that you could not understand, and which they could not explain at the time and yet you believed things were not as they seemed? Have there been times in your relationship with God when you have felt that you were faced with an empty tomb and still you believed? Where have you found life in such experiences?


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.

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

The Ceili Community in Kilbeggan is hosting a “Sober Living” weekend from Friday April 29th to Sunday 1st May. The weekend, open to all, focuses on how the 12 Step Program can enhance our appreciation of our Catholic faith. Go to YouTube, search for Ceili Community to view our Podcast. If you would like to join us, please contact the Ceili Community at: or call +44 7955 980.


Collections for 9th/10th April:
Development Fund: €3,070; Plate: €295; Ukraine Appeal: €110; Offerings: €230.
Thank You!


Wishing you a Joyful and Hope-filled Easter with the Peace of Christ Risen!

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