Parish Newsletter- 17th July 2022

Saturday 16th July@7.00pm
Noeleen Daniles. Lilly Dignam. Bridget & Laurence Hogan & deceased of the Hogan & Goode families. P.J. Power
Sunday 17th July@10.00am
Brendan Montgomery (Month’s Memory).
J.J., Mary & Brendan Kelly
Sunday 17th July@11.30am
Tom & deceased of the Cusack family. Tommy Mooney, Sean Troy & deceased of the Mooney & Troy families. Sr. Mary Conchita McDonnell.
Tuesday 19th July@7.30pm
Jack & Emily Colgan
Wednesday 20th July@7.30pm
St. Apollinaris
Lilly, Catherine, Patrick & Peter Carbery.
Thursday 21st July@10.00am
St. Lawrence of Brindisi
No Intention
Friday 22nd July@10.00am
St. Mary Magdaline
No Intention.
Saturday 23rd July@10.00am
St. Bridget of Sweden
Catherine Yeates (Month’s Memory).
Noel McCormack
Saturday 23rd July@7.00pm
P.J., Michael & Annie Cushen..
Sunday 24th July@10.00am
Eileen Dillon. Pat Keegan.
Sunday 24th July@11.30am
John, Mary, John Joe & Aileen Feehan.
Jimmy Rabbitte.

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.

We Pray for Rev. Barry White who will be ordained priest for the Diocese of Meath in Mullingar Cathedral today, Sunday 17th July at 3.00pm. All are most welcome to attend the ceremony. May he be blessed in God’s love and live out his vocation in service of God and his people.
“I will raise for myself a faithful priest, who will do according to what is in my heart and in my mind. I will build him an enduring House and he will walk in the presence of my Anointed forever.” 1 Samuel 2:35

Prayer and Action in Living The Christian Life
In today’s gospel, the two sisters symbolize the contemplative and active dimensions of life, at times difficult to balance. What wisdom have you learned through life experiences on how to strike a balance between prayer and action? Many people misunderstand hospitality. They worry and fret about decorating the house and preparing abundant food. Yet sometimes it is something else that is needed to make people feel at home, namely, to sit with guests and to listen to them speaking. What has been your experience of being a cherished guest and when have you been able to make others feel welcome and at home? We can make the same mistake in relation to people who are important to us in life: children, friends, parents, or others. We can worry and fret about doing things for them when perhaps the important thing is to give them time and to listen to them. What does your experience tell you? When it comes to welcoming God into our lives, one appropriate response is to give time listening to God’s word.

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?

The 2nd World Day for Grandparents & the Elderly will be celebrated around the world on Sunday 24th July. May God give Strength and Joy to all grandparents and those who are elderly that they may live with health and peace passing on Christian Values to future generations.

The Meath Diocese Pilgrimage to Knock: Sun. Aug 14th.Anointing of the Sick in the Basilica at 2.30pm & Mass is at 3.00pm. Rosary procession outside, weather permitting. See also poster or Knock Shrine website.  There will be a Bus travelling through Clara, departing from the Credit Union at 10.00am. To book a place on the bus contact P.J. Martin on 087-6386270. Cost €15.

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

Collections for 9th & 10th July:
Development Fund: €1,015; Plate: €285; Offerings: €825.
Thank You!

Image courtesy of Brooklyn Museum. Artist: James Tissot. Title: Il les envoya deux à deux

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