Parish Newsletter- 24th July 2022
|Week ahead||MASS INTENTIONS|
| Saturday 23rd July@7.00pm|
|P.J., Michael & Annie Cushen. Billy Fitzpatrick|
|Sunday 24th July@10.00am|
|Eileen Dillon. Pat Keegan.|
| Sunday 24th July@11.30am|
|John, Mary, John, Joe & Aileen Feehan.|
| Tuesday 26th July@7.30pm|
|Ss. Joachim & Anne|
|Wednesday 27th July@7.30pm|
Paddy, Nan & Joe Horan.
| Thursday 28th July@10.00am|
|Ss. Nazarius & Celsus|
Deceased of the Buckley & O’Reilly Families
|Friday 29th July@10.00am|
|Ss. Martha, Mary & Lazarus|
|Saturday 30th July@10.00am|
|Saturday 30th July@7.00pm|
|Derek Mee. Imelda Goode. Kathleen Egan|
|Sunday 31st July@10.00am|
|Rosemarie & Brian Glynn.|
|Sunday 31st July@11.30am|
|Joe, Josie & John Kennedy.|
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.
Today we celebrate the 2nd World Day for Grandparents & the Elderly around the world. 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.
A Prayer for Grandparents.
Lord Jesus, you were born of the Virgin Mary, the daughter of Saints Joachim and Anne. Look with Love on Grandparents the world over. Protect them! They are a source of enrichment for families, for the church and for all of society. Support them! As they grow older, may they continue to be for their family’s string pillars of Gospel faith, guardians of noble domestic ideals, living treasures of sound religious traditions. Make them teachers of wisdom and courage, that they may pass on to future generations the fruits of their mature human and spiritual experience. Lord Jesus, help families and society to value the presence and the role of grandparents. May they never be ignored or excluded, but always encounter respect and love. Help them to live serenely and to feel welcomed in all the years of life which you give them. Mary, mother of all the living, keep Grandparents constantly in your care, accompany them on their earthly pilgrimage, and by your prayers, grant that all families may one day be united in our heavenly homeland, where you await all humanity for the great embrace of life without end. Amen.
Your Kingdom Come!
In today’s Gospel, the prayer Jesus gave us as a model, the focus is not on getting God to do what we want, but on trying to be open to what God wants: ‘Your kingdom come’. That openness implies a trust that what God wants for us is our good. When have you found that it was good for you to take life as it comes, trusting that the Spirit was with you no matter what happened? It can be helpful at times to pray the Lord’s Prayer with one eye on what you see lies ahead for you in the day. Spend a moment thinking of what you must do and then take each phrase of the Lord’s Prayer and see how that speaks to your agenda. One of the points in the parable of the friend knocking at the door, is that in the case of true friendship it will not be necessary to browbeat the friend into giving what you seek. Recall times when you had a friend who gave willingly and readily. What was it like to have such a generous and willing response? Perhaps you can also recall when you have been that kind of a friend to others. In the culture of the Middle East hospitality is a priority. It would be unimaginable not to help a friend. Just so, it is unimaginable that God will ignore our prayer.
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
The Meath Diocese Pilgrimage to Knock: Sunday August 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. www.knockshrine.ie 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.
Collections for 16th & 17th July:
Development Fund: €1,520; Plate: €305; Offerings: €1,120.