Parish Newsletter- 10th July 2022

Photo of a statue depicting one man bending to help another man lying half-naked on the ground, depicting the parable of The Good Samaritan
Week ahead MASS INTENTIONS
Saturday 9th July@7.00pm
Clara
Patrick & Mary Brigid Kelly.
Andrew & Bridget Cunningham.
Joe, Kathleen, Pat, Anne & Richard Finn..
Sunday 10th July@10.00am
Horseleap
No Intention.
Sunday 10th July@11.30am
Clara
Noel Delaney. Larry Maher. Kevin Cornally. David & Katheen & deceased of the Kavanagh Family. John & Annie & deceased of the Rochford Family.
Tuesday 12 July@7.30pm
Clara
St. Marciana
No Intention.
Wednesday 13th July@7.30pm
Clara
St. Henry
Patrick & Kathleen Hogan.
James & Mary Grennan. Ann Maher.
Tom & Maisie & deceased of the Digan Family
.
Thursday 14th July@10.00am
Clara
St. Camillus de Lellis
Special Intention
Friday 15th July@10.00am
Clara
St. Bonaventure
No Intention.
Saturday 16th July@10.00am
Clara
Our Lady of Mount Carmel
P.J. McGuinness. Oliver Smith. Johnny Kelly.
Saturday 16th July@7.00pm
Clara
Noeleen Daniles. Lilly Dignam. Bridget & Laurence Hogan & deceased of the Hogan & Goode families.
Sunday 17th July@10.00am
Horseleap
Brendan Montgomery (Month’s Memory).
J.J., Mary & Brendan Kelly
.
Sunday 17th July@11.30am
Clara
Tom & deceased of the Cusack family. Tommy Mooney, Sean Troy & deceased of the Mooney & Troy families. Sr. Mary Conchita McDonnell

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.


On Sunday 17th July, Rev. Barry White, from Rathkenny in Co. Meath will be Ordained priest for our Diocese, in the Cathedral of Christ the King, Mullingar at 3.00pm by Bishop Tom Deenihan. Priesthood is a gift from God that brings us to God. It is a call less ordinary and beautiful. It is a ministry that goes out from the altar of the Lord’s Presence to those sick at home or in hospital, to the young in search of meaning and to those seeking hope. Without the Priesthood, we cannot have Mass or the Sacraments; the very person of Christ among us. Let us continue to pray that young people will offer themselves to the Lord in his service.


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.


Love of God, Love of Neighbour!
Today’s gospel brings us right to the heart of what a Christian life involves: love of God and love of neighbour. Jesus tells us that having life both now and in the future is the fruit of living in a spirit of love. How have you experienced love given and received as a source of life and vitality? With media today we are brought face to face with suffering, poverty, and hunger so vast that it can engender a feeling of helplessness and hopelessness. The parable challenges us about how we react when we come face to face with a person in need.
We may sometimes try to avoid getting involved. Recall when you overcame this reaction and reached out to help. What did that do for you, and for the other person?
In The Joy of the Gospel, Pope Francis comments that it is a temptation for some religious people to claim they are too busy to get involved with the poor and says, ‘none of us can think we are exempt from concern for the poor and for social justice.’ Who are the people whose commitment to these causes inspire you?


Youth Retreat (18-40 yrs) Saturday 23rd July. Mass @ 10.00am in St. Mary’s Church, Navan. Prayerful, informative day with testimonies from people in various Christian ministries. Contact Sr. Una 090 6481666, John 087 2478519 or email:

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 .

Join 1000 young people (16-35 years) at the YOUTH 2000 Summer Festival in Clongowes Wood College, Co. Kildare from 11th to 14th August. Further information on www.youth2000.ie


Collections for 2nd & 3rd July:
Development Fund: €1,245; Plate: €175; Offerings: €1,650.
Thank You!

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