Parish Newsletter- 22nd May 2022

The image depicts Jesus breaking bread at the last supper with eleven men reclining around a low table. In the background can be seen the shadow of another man, apparently leaving the room- this is probably Judas Iscariot, who left as soon as he had eaten the bread.
“Peace be with you! My peace I give to you.”
Week ahead MASS INTENTIONS
Saturday 21st May@7.00pm
Clara
Ann Redmond. Joe & Mary Ann Walsh. Andy Hennessy. Catriona Carroll
Sunday 22nd May@10.00am
Horseleap
John & May Pettit. Patrick Gleeson.
Deceased of the Farrell & Gray families
Sunday 22nd May@11.30am
Clara
First Communion – Scoil Phroinsiais Naofa.
Tuesday 24th May@7.30pm
Clara
Our Lady Help of Christians
No Intention
Wednesday 25th May@7.30pm
Clara
St. Bede the Venerable
No Intention
Thursday 26th May@10.00am
Clara
St. Philip Neri
No Intention.
Friday 27th May@10.00am
Clara
St. Augustine of Canterbury
No Intention.
Saturday 28th May@10.00am
Clara
No Intention.
Saturday 28th May@7.00pm
Clara
Joe Minnock. Larry Bracken
Sunday 29th May@10.00am
Horseleap
Paddy & Chris McDonnell
Sunday 29th May@11.30am
Clara
Johnny Hanamy (Month’s Memory). Fr. John Lalor.
For all the deceased in Clara Cemetery.

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 souls of Norrie Duffin, Fredrick St. and Martin O’Connor, Armstrong Grove; both recently deceased. R.I.P.


Dates for the Diary!
Blessings of the Graves
in Clara – 29th May @ 4.00pm.
Blessings of the Graves in Horseleap – 5th June @ 4.00pm.


In today’s Gospel, Jesus seeks to reassure his followers in the face of his imminent death. Although he will be leaving them, he promises them the gift of the Spirit. How have you been aware of the gift of the Spirit of God in your life? Remember times of separation from a loved one, through change of residence or other circumstances. How has the love between you been a support after the separation? To his followers, Jesus promises ‘we will come and make our home with them’. Our God is not a distant God but one who lives in us. What has helped you to be aware of the closeness of God to you?‘ Do not let your hearts be troubled or afraid’. When you have been anxious, who have been the Jesus people for you who were able to calm your anxiety. How did they do this? For whom have you been one who calmed anxiety?


Young Adults (18-40) An invitation to a prayerful retreat at Mt. St. Joseph Abbey, Roscrea of Prayer, Holy Mass, Eucharistic Adoration, Friendship in the faith, Inspiring talks, and Confession. 17th -19th June. Further Information from Michael (086) 245 3123, Sr.Una (090) 648 1666, email:

PARENTS PLUS: VOLUNTEERS NEEDED. WOULD YOU BE INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING WITH PARENTS FIRST FOR 1 – 2 HOURS EACH WEEK? WE ARE LOOKING FOR PARENTS OR GRANDPARENTS TO PASS ON THEIR VALUABLE KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE IN BRINGING UP CHILDREN. PLEASE PHONE DOLORES OR ATTRACTA ON (057) 932 2996 OR 086 195922.

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/ For more information contact or on 086 1085965

Horseleap N.S. Parents Association are holding a car wash at Centra in Kilbeggan, next Saturday 28th May.  All support would be greatly appreciated on the day.


Collections for 14th/15th May:
Development Fund: €1,185; Plate: €185; Vocations: €70; Offerings: €25.
Thank You!

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