Parish Newsletter- 1st May 2022

In the foreground is a sailboat on the sea with 2 men pulling in a net filled with fish. They are flanked by 2 other men who are pointing to the distant shore where a figur a man dressed in white robes is standing, bathed in light, with his arms spread towards them. It is an illustration of the day's gospel reading- John 21:1-19
“It is the Lord.”
Week ahead MASS INTENTIONS
Saturday 30th April@7.00pm
Clara
John & Annie Rochford
Sunday 1st May@10.00am
Horseleap
First Communion for Horseleap & Streamstown
Sunday 1st May@11.30am
Clara
Mona Stones (Month’s Memory).
Paddy Dunne. Tommy & Mary Gaynor.
Margaret Swords. James Kelly.
Tuesday 3rd May@7.30pm
Clara
Ss. Philip & James, Apostles
John Coyle. Theresa Barperi.
Joe, Frances & deceased of the Redmond family.
Wednesday 4th May@7.30pm
Clara
St. Conleth
No Intention.
Thursday 5th May@10.00am
Clara
Bl. Edmund Rice
No Intention.
Friday 6th May@10.00am
Clara
St. Dominic Savio
No Intention
Saturday 7th May@10.00am
Clara
St. Juvenal
Joseph & Jimmy Shanley. Brendan, Kathleen & deceased of the Kennedy family
Saturday 7th May@7.00pm
Clara
Jack & Lizzy Coughlan.
Sunday 8th May@10.00am
Horseleap
Hugh Slevin (Months Memory).
Sunday 8th May@11.30am
Clara
First Communion for Scoil Bride.
Barney, Essie, Frank, Noel & Ber Bracken.
Margaret Flynn. Denis & Justin O’Meara

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 the soul of Johnny Hanamy, Church Street, recently deceased. R.I.P.


Dates for the Diary!
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.


We congratulate the 67 young people who received 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.
We also congratulate the children from Horselaep & Streamstown primary schools who receive their First Holy Communion!
‘The Eucharist is the sacrament of love, it produces love. The Eucharist is the consumption of the whole of spiritual life.’
St Thomas Aquinas OP


In today’s Gospel, we see Jesus telling the disciples at dawn to cast out their nets. As Experienced fishermen, the disciples know that fish are most easily caught in the quiet of night, not in the hustle and bustle of the beginning of day. They had spent the night fishing and had caught nothing. Yet the disciples listen to Jesus and catch an abundance of fish. We see Jesus inviting the disciples to follow him. Now that Jesus is Risen, the call is different. They have a better sense of the ministry and what it means to follow and serve Jesus without being physically present with them. Instead of being taught by Jesus, they are now called to teach and to live into what they have been taught. Sometimes we are so preoccupied, we miss the movement of Jesus that is right in front of us. Maybe it is because he doesn’t look the way we think he would. Maybe it is because we don’t expect to see him work. We don’t always recognise Jesus, but Jesus knows how to make himself familiar to his disciples. It isn’t the same for everyone, but he knows us so well that it can be custom-made for each of us who follow him!


VOCATIONS SUNDAY – 8th May
Jesus is still calling priests; he needs you to say yes to his call. Be a priest and find joy, bring people to God, and let Jesus work through you. “A disciple of Jesus has a heart open to his unlimited horizons” (Pope Francis, Message for Vocations Sunday). If you feel called to be a priest, open your heart to Jesus, follow the Lord, and do not be afraid. Vocations Information: Phone: Fr Tony Gonoude on 0449373923. Website; meathvocations.com or email

Meath Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes 12th to 17th September from €759. For booking contact, Joe Walsh Tours 01-2410800 or

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 23rd/24th April:
Development Fund: €1,320; Plate: €410; Trocaire: €805; Offerings: €990.
Thank You!

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