Parish Newsletter- 26th June 2022

Jesus walking with his disciples
Week ahead MASS INTENTIONS
Saturday 25th June@7.00pm
Clara
Phil Bastic.
Sunday 26th June@10.00am
Horseleap
Anne & Jay Sheerin. Ger, John & Kathleen Daly.
John, Lilly & Maura Casey.
Peter, Kathleen & Mary Naughton.
Sunday 26th June@11.30am
Clara
Fr. Paddy Keary. Thomas & Rickey Cornally.
Tom FlemingPatrick, Elizabeth & Tom and deceased of the Flattery family.
Tuesday 28th June@7.30pm
Clara
St. Irenaeus
No Intention.
Wednesday 29th June@7.30pm
Clara
Ss. Peter & Paul, Apostles
Joseph, Brigid, JoJo & Peggy Handy.
Thursday 30th June@10.00am
Clara
The First Martyrs of Rome
No Intention
Friday 1st July@10.00am
Clara

FIRST FRIDAY
St. Oliver Plunkett
FOR ALL ON THE PARISH LISTS OF THE DEAD.
Saturday 2nd July@10.00am
Clara
No Intention.
Saturday 2nd July@7.00pm
Clara
William, Susan, Vincent &Seamus Dignam.
Nora Rickard. Patrick, Sarah & Paddy Dunne.
Sunday 3rd July@10.00am
Horseleap
John Curran. Joe Walsh.
Sunday 3rd July@11.30am
Clara
Donal, Sean, Dan & Mary Rabbette.
Moll, Seamus & May Doherty

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, we pray for the refugees and all who have died in this needless war.


Prayer for the World Meeting of Families. Rome – 2022.
Family Love: Vocation and Path to Holiness.

Heavenly Father, we come before You to praise You and to thank You for the great gift of the family. We pray to You for all families consecrated by the Sacrament of Matrimony. May they rediscover each day the grace they have received, and as small domestic Churches, may they know how to witness to Your presence and to the love with which Christ loves the Church. We pray to You for all families faced with difficulty and suffering caused by illness or circumstances of which only You know. Sustain them and make them aware of the path to holiness upon which You call them, so that they might experience Your infinite mercy and find new ways to grow in love. We pray to You for children and young people: may they encounter You and respond joyfully to the vocation You have in mind for them. We pray for parents and grandparents: may they be aware that they are signs of the fatherhood and motherhood of God in caring for the children who, in body and spirit, you entrust to them; and for the experience of fraternity that the family can give to the world. Lord, grant that each family might live their specific vocation to holiness in the Church as a call to become missionary disciples, in the service of life and peace, in communion with our priests, religious, and all vocations in the Church. Bless the World Meeting of Families.
Amen.


The Challenge of Following Jesus
In today’s Gospel, doing God’s will requires some determination. We will be asked to let go of things we are attached to. We might have to leave behind family and familiar places. But the path of discipleship is never lonely, for Jesus is always walking with us. This gospel begins by telling us that Jesus is “resolutely” headed to Jerusalem. He knows this is a terrible, difficult journey. But he does not look back or turn aside. He leaves the familiarity of Galilee and the favourable response he received there. It is a difficult road to travel for him and his disciples. We do not know where we might be called to go in our own journey. There will be twists and turns and challenging conditions. But we must not look back and long for the past. In dying to ourselves and letting go, we will eventually find new life.


A Recital by Clara Town Band, will take place on Sunday 26th June at 3.00pm in Clara Church. All Donations to Clara Town Band. Admission FREE.

The Meath Diocese pilgrimage to Knock: Sunday August 14th, led by Bishop Thomas Deenihan. Anointing of the Sick in the Basilica at 2.30pm and Mass is at 3.00pm. Rosary procession outside on the grounds of the Shrine, weather permitting. See also poster and or Knock Shrine website. www.knockshrine.ie .


Collections for 18th & 19th June:
Development Fund: €1,440; Plate: €265; Offerings: €35.
Thank You!

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