Parish Newsletter- 29th May 2022
|Week ahead||MASS INTENTIONS|
| Saturday 28th May@7.00pm|
|Joe Minnock. Larry Bracken|
|Sunday 29th May@10.00am|
|Paddy & Chris McDonnell|
| Sunday 29th May@11.30am|
|Johnny Hanamy (Month’s Memory).|
Fr. John Lalor.
FOR ALL THE DECEASED IN CLARA CEMETERY.
| Tuesday 31st May@7.30pm|
|The Visitation of Our Lady to St. Elizabeth|
|Wednesday 1st June@7.30pm|
Deceased of the Active Retirement
| Thursday 2nd June@10.00am|
|Ss. Marcellinus & Peter|
|Friday 3rd June@10.00am|
For all on the List of the Dead.
|Friday 3rd June@7.30pm|
|For all on the List of the Dead.|
|Saturday 4th June@10.00am|
|Saturday 4th June@7.00pm|
|Deceased members of the O’Reilly Family|
|Sunday 5th June@10.00am|
|Seamus and deceased of the Robbins family.|
FOR ALL THE DECEASED IN HORSELEAP CEMETERY.
|Sunday 5th June@11.30am|
|Joe & Teresa Stanley. Robbie McCormack.|
Kathleen & Sonny Tracey.
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!
Pope Francis has invited Catholics to join him in praying the Rosary for Peace in Ukraine on Tuesday 31st May, the end of the Marian month at 7.00pm. Rosary will begin in Clara Church at 7:10pm. All welcome
Dates for the Diary!
Blessings of the Graves in Clara – today, 29th May @ 4.00pm.
Blessings of the Graves in Horseleap – 5th June @ 4.00pm.
The Feast of the Ascension.
Today we celebrate the Ascension, as the start of a special time of waiting. Jesus told his friends to wait in Jerusalem for the great gift they would need for their future work of sharing the Gospel. Some of them might have wanted to get straight down to work, feeling there was no time to waste. But he told them to take their time, to wait. He was asking them to tune in to God’s time, rather than rush ahead. It was God’s will they were meant to do, not their own. Having to wait until Pentecost was a necessary step. They could only do God’s work when God’s special gift was given and received. The words of Jesus apply to us also, “You shall be my witnesses.” We are to be his visible, ambassadors in the world. To do this we need God’s prompting Spirit, and for that we need to pray. After Jesus left them, they returned to Jerusalem and were “continually in the Temple praising God.” The Acts shows them gathered in an upper room, joining in prayer. Like the apostles and our Blessed Lady waiting for Pentecost, we are waiting on for the Spirit. Our prayer is more a quiet listening than asking for what we want. This prayer of waiting needs a quiet heart, and silence expresses it better than words. The Ascension invites us to enter into that prayerful waiting as we prepare for Pentecost next Sunday.
Universal Synod of the Church
Following the engagement by so many people across the Diocese, the diocesan synthesis has been completed and will now be submitted to the National Steering Committee. The synthesis can be viewed on www.dioceseofmeath.ie from Wednesday 1st June. Thanks to all who took part in the synodal conversations during Lent and to all who completed questionnaires and made submissions. Thanks to all priests and facilitators who organised the synodal meetings in each deanery.
As we approach the Feast of Pentecost, let us ask the Holy Spirit: “Teach us the way we must go, and how we are to pursue it”.
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
Ceili Commnity Kilbeggan / Pentecost Preparation: On Monday to Saturday of this coming week at Ceili Community Centre, Kilbeggan, there are 6 evenings of preparation for Pentecost. Mass each evening at 7.30pm followed by confessions. On Pentecost Sunday there is a special Celebratory Day beginning at 10.00am. Please bring a packed lunch. All welcome.
Collections for 21st/22nd May:
Development Fund: €1,155; Plate: €280; Trocaire: €50; Offerings: €45.