Parish Newsletter- 9th October 2022
|Week ahead||MASS INTENTIONS|
| Saturday 8th October @7.00pm|
|John Phelan (Month’s Memory). Mary, Brigid & Davey McGrath. Bridget & Charlie Hogan|
|Sunday 9th October @10.00am|
|John, Margaret, & Kathleen McCormack|
| Sunday 9th October @11.30am|
| Tuesday 11th October @7.30pm|
|St. John XXIII. St. Canice. |
Jimmy Newman (Month’s Memory).
|Wednesday 12th October @7.30pm|
|St. Carlo Acutis|
| Thursday 13th October @10.00am|
|St. Edward the Confessor|
Dan, Mary & Dympna Brazil.
|Friday 14th October @10.00am|
|St. Callistus 1|
|Saturday 15th October @10.00am|
|St. Teresa of Avila|
|Saturday 15th October @7.00pm|
|Michael & Brigid Kelly. Paudge & Peg English & deceased of the English & Goode families|
|Sunday 16th October @10.00am|
|Sunday 16th October @11.30am Clara||Vincent Dignam. Jack & Lilly Lynam,|
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 during this time of needless war. Let your Peace reign, O Lord!
Please pray for the soul of Eileen Hughes, The Green & for Br. Paulinus Horkan, St. Anthony’s & Co. Mayo; both recently deceased. R.I.P.
World Mission Sunday takes place on Sunday 23rd October.
On this day we think of struggling parishes in the growing church throughout Africa, South America, Asia, and Oceania. The collection taken up on World Mission Sunday is a crucial lifeline to all the dioceses and aids communities to build schools, health centres, parish halls and churches. It also supports in the education of future leaders in faith. October and World Mission Sunday is also a time for the faithful of the world to show their appreciation towards the work of overseas missionaries. The generosity offered will be used to support missionary activities in over 1,100 struggling dioceses, mostly in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. You can help right now. Please donate €4.00 by texting the word ‘Mission‘ to 50300. Alternatively donate at www.missio.ie/donate or call 01 4972035. To learn more, go to www.missio.ie
Friday 14th of October is Children’s Day of Mission Prayer. The most important part of this day is to encourage children to pray for the children around the world who are just like them, but have less!
Mission Prayer for all Children Everywhere:
Lord May all children in the world, Share Love, Share Friendship and Live in the Peace of your Love, now and forever. Amen.
The Movement in our lives from Exclusion to Inclusion!
In today’s Gospel the cure of the lepers is not just a physical cure, it also brought the people healed back from exclusion into the community. Perhaps you have experienced the movement from exclusion to inclusion. What was it like for you to be accepted once again when you had felt excluded? Who were the Jesus people for you who brought about this change? For whom have you been able to do this, perhaps it was by healing a rift with a friend, or by listening to the opinion of someone you had dismissed out of hand, or by opening the door in some other way to another? Some people work hard at breaking down barriers in society, seeking inclusion for those who find themselves labelled as lepers by society or by a section of society. Where have you seen this happening? Who has been doing this kind of work? Where is the good news in such action? When we do good for another, we may not do it for the thanks we hope to get, but it can hurt when no gratitude is shown. Sometimes it is those closest to us who can take us for granted. What helps you to cope in such circumstances? How have you experienced the positive effects of thanks given and received?
The 21st Consecutive Meath Diocesan Pilgrimage to the Holy Land will take place from March 6th-14th 2023. Cost €2,195. Booking with Navan Travel 046 9068600. Enquires to Kingscourt Parish Office 042 9667314.
Coffee Morning in the Horseleap/Streamstown Community centre, Saturday 22nd October, 10.00am-1.00pm in aid of North Westmeath Hospice.
Clara Town Band is looking for new members both junior and senior. For further information call Margaret (087) 291 5970.
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 1st & 2nd October:
Development Fund: €1,520; Plate: €295; Offerings: €1,980.