Parish Newsletter- 25th September 2022

“If they will not listen either to Moses or the prophets, they will not be convinced even if someone should rise from the dead.”
Week ahead MASS INTENTIONS
Saturday 24th September @7.00pm
Clara
Michael Malone. Seamus Dignam. Catch & Maeve Lowry. Michael & Agnes Costello. Benny & Eddie Dunne and their parents. Karl Walsh.
Sunday 25th September @10.00am
Horseleap
Sr. Jemma Keegan (Month’s Memory).
Rose, Dan, Hugh & Anna Marria Cummins
Sunday 25th September @11.30am
Clara
Jimmy, Margaret & Willie Doyle
Tuesday 27th September @7.30pm
Clara
St. Vincent de Paul.
Margaret Browell
Wednesday 28th September @7.30pm
Clara
St. Wenceslaus
John Clyne
Thursday 29th September @10.00am
Clara
Ss. Michael Gabriel & Raphael, Archangels
No Intention.
Friday 30th September @10.00am
Clara
St. Jerome
No Intention
Saturday 1st October @10.00am
Clara
St. Therese of the Child Jesus
No Intention
Saturday 1st October @7.00pm
Clara
Evelyn Rooney (Month’s Memory).
Ennie, Frank & Rita Dignam.
Sunday 2nd October @10.00am
Horseleap
Bridget, Terry & Liam McGuinness.
Sunday 2nd October @11.30am
Clara
Mary Newman. Theresa Brown

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!


Pay attention to the world and be kind to others!
The lessons of life are not to be found in the Spectacular, but in the very ordinary things of our everyday lives… In Today’s Gospel, the first of the faults attributed to the rich man is his insensitivity to the abject poverty of those around him. When have you discovered that it is when you are aware of the needs of those around you and seek to make some response that you bring out the best in yourself? The second fault attributed to the rich man is the way he ignored the word of God coming through Moses and the prophets. How have the gospels, the scriptures or your faith opened you up to a deeper and more satisfying perspective on life? Some people look to the spectacular for a sign of God’s presence and action. For Jesus the lessons we need are not to be sought in the spectacular, but in the ordinary things of everyday life. Where have you found reminders of God’s presence in the world around you? ‘An authentic faith – which is never comfortable or completely personal – always involves a deep desire to change the world, to transmit values, to leave this earth somehow better than we found it … All Christians, their pastors included, are called to show concern for the building of a better world.’
Pope Francis, Evangelia Gaudium, The Joy of the Gospel


Day for Life 2022 – Caring for The Older Person is celebrated annually by the Catholic Church in Ireland, Scotland, England and Wales. It is a day dedicated to raising awareness of the meaning and value of human life at every stage and in every condition. This year’s Day for Life will be celebrated in Ireland on Sunday 2 October on the theme ‘Caring for the Older Person’. We invite people to think again about the value and worth of older persons in families and in society, and to make practical choices to build bridges between the generations. We call for people and parishes to devote quality time, energy, and creativity in caring for the older persons in our communities. We invite engagement in political debate on providing adequately resourced care of older persons so that no-one feels like a burden in our society. Saint Joachim and Saint Anne – Pray for us! To read the pastoral message for Day for Life in full, visit www.councilforlife.ie


Clara Town Band is looking for new members both junior and senior. For further information call Margaret (087) 291 5970.

Cancer Support Sanctuary: Church gate collection today, Sunday 25th September, in aid of LARCC, Multifarnham, which provides counselling and support for people diagnosed with cancer.

St. Brigid’s Parish Choir are travelling to Knock on Sunday 2nd October. Bus will leave from the Church at 8.45am. To Book contact Olivia 083 3051847 or Margaret on 087 2915970.

ALONE: 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. Please sign up here: https://alone.ie/volunteers/ or for more information, contact Fiona on or on (086) 136 6539.

Meals on Wheels – Offaly Healthy Homes Project are offering a Meals on Wheels service. Delicious and nutritious meals prepared and delivered every Monday, Wednesday and Friday for a cost of €6 per dinner and dessert. These meals can be tailored to suit your needs. For more information please contact Claire on (087)979 9663.


Collections for 17th & 18th September:
Development Fund: €1,180; Plate: €185; Offerings: €45.
Thank You!

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