Parish Newsletter- 8th May 2022

Image of a stained glass window displaying Jesus with a shepherd's crook in his left hand and holding a lamb in his right arm.
Jesus said: “The sheep that belong to me listen to my voice; I know them and they follow me.”
Week ahead MASS INTENTIONS
Saturday 7th May@7.00pm
Clara
Jack & Lizzy Coughlan.
Sunday 8th May@10.00am
Horseleap
Hugo Slevin (Months Memory).
Sunday 8th May@11.30am
Clara
First Communion for Scoil Bhríde.
Barney, Essie, Frank, Noel & Ber Bracken.
Margaret Flynn. Denis & Justin O’Meara.
Tuesday 10th May@7.30pm
Clara
St. Comgall
William & Annie Weir
Wednesday 11th May@7.30pm
Clara
St. Odilo of Cluny
Nannie & deceased of the Kennedy Family
Thursday 12th May@10.00am
Clara
Venerable Edal Quinn
No Intention.
Friday 13th May@10.00am
Clara
Our Lady of Fatima
No Intention
Saturday 14th May@10.00am
Clara
St. Matthias
No Intention
Saturday 14th May@7.00pm
Clara
Jack & Theresa Kelly.
Sean, Michael & Terence Bracken
Sunday 15th May@10.00am
Horseleap
Eileen, Joe & Patricia Johnson
Sunday 15th May@11.30am
Clara
Sean & Kyle Claffey. John & Kathleen Meehan.

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!


Dates for the Diary!
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 children from Scoil Bhríde who receive their First Holy Communion today!
‘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


World Day of Prayer for Vocations.
In today’s Gospel, Jesus tells us that we can rely on his relationship with us. Think of the relationships you have in which you feel safe and secure because there is mutual understanding, and the relationship has stood the test of time.  Jesus says that the disciple is one who listens. What is your experience of listening to the word of God in the Scriptures? To what other voices have you listened and found guidance? The faithful disciple is also one who follows the path of love that Jesus preached and practiced. Although it may be difficult at times, it is in following it we find life. Where have you had the experience of listening, responding, loving, and finding life?

Prayer to Discover Your Vocation: Almighty God, you have made me to know you, to love you and to serve you, and thereby to find and fulfil myself.  I know that you are in all things and that every patch can lead me to come to you.  But, of them all, there is one path especially by which you want me to come to you.  Since I will do what you want of me, I pray you; send your Holy Spirit to me; Into my mind to show me what you want of me; into my heart to give me the determination to do it, and to do it with all my love, with all my mind, and with all my Strength, right to the end.  Amen.

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


Would you be willing to provide companionship or make calls to Older People once a week? ALONE are seeking volunteers in your area. Full training and support provided. If interested call 086-1085965 or see here; https://alone.ie/volunteers/

Young Adult Retreat (18-40yrs) La Verna, Franciscan Sisters, Ballinderry, Mullingar. An Invitation to come apart and explore God’s call in your life to priesthood, single life, married life, religious life. Saturday 14th May 9.45am – 5.00pm. Further info available from John (087) 247 8519 or Sr. Una (090) 648 1666 or email: .


Collections for 1st May:
Development Fund: €1,285; Plate: €300; Trocaire: €220; Offerings: €2,000.
Thank You!

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