Parish Newsletter- 24th April 2022

Saturday 23rd April@7.00pm
John, Mary, Joe & Marie Dunne. Steinislaw Dobrowolski
Sunday 24th April@10.00am
Kevin Glennon. Maireid & Jimmy O’Connor.
James & Mary McCormack. Noel & Agnes Wright.
Sunday 24th April@11.30am
Esther Fitzpatrick ((née Bracken) Month’s Memory). Breeda, Luke, Christina & Pat Bracken. Paul Grennan. Patrick Coen. Jimmy Quinlan. Christopher McGowan.
Tuesday 26th April@7.30pm
St. Cletus
Joe, Frances & deceased of the Redmond Family
Wednesday 27th April@7.30pm
St. Asicus
Deceased of the McCaffrey Family.
Ethel Pinkerton. Anne & Thomas Fox.
Patrick, Bridget & Joe Smith. Kathleen Maleney
Thursday 28th April@10.00am
St. Louis Marie de Montfort
No Intention.
Friday 29th April@10.00am
St. Catherine of Siena
No Intention
Saturday 30th April@10.00am
Our Lady of Africa
No Intention
Saturday 30th April@7.00pm
John & Annie Rochford.
Sunday 1st May@10.00am
First Communion for Horseleap & Streamstown
Sunday 1st May@11.30am
Mona Stones (Month’s Memory).
Paddy Dunne. Tommy & Mary Gaynor.
Margaret Swords. James Kelly

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!

Peace in the Face of Doubt & Fear.
‘Peace be with you’ was the greeting of Jesus on meeting his frightened apostles. Who has come to you bringing peace at times when you were afraid? To whom have you been able to bring peace? Thomas, doubting and questioning, is possibly a person with whom we can identify. What positive part have doubting, and questioning played in your life? How have such moments helped you to know that your life is worthwhile? How have questions and doubts strengthened your faith? Note the way that Jesus dealt with Thomas. He did not give out because he doubted. He accepted how he felt and led him along to see the truth of his resurrection. Who has been that kind of teacher for you, gently taking you where you were and leading you to a deeper knowledge of some truth about life? For whom have you been that kind of teacher? ‘Blessed are they who have not seen and yet believed’. That requires great trust. During the recent pandemic, there were times when one wondered if we would ever see the end of it. Where did you find hope as the pandemic continued month after month?

Dates for the Diary!
– 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.

EmployAbility Midlands: Do you have a disability, illness or injury and would like help to find a job? If the answer is yes, you can contact Liam on 086 387 3047 or Patricia on 086 1451074 and we will be happy to tell you more about EmployAbility Midlands and how we can help you find a job. 

Collections for 16th/17th April:
Development Fund: €1,660; Plate: €415; Trocaire: €4,550; Offerings: €4,175.
Thank You!

We pray for the 67 young people who will receive the Sacrament of Confirmation in Clara on Wednesday. May the Holy Spirit fill their lives with the gifts they need to guide and help them on the road of life and may they always remember that God loves them as His beloved sons and daughters. Father, let them know that Jesus is always with them as their friend and shepherd. AMEN

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