Parish Newsletter- 20th November 2022
|Week ahead||MASS INTENTIONS|
| Saturday 19th November @7.00pm|
|Rose Cronin (Month’s Mind). Patrick, Peggy & Margurite Corboy. Gretta & Christy Collins.|
|Sunday 20th November @10.00am|
|Mark Norris. Deceased of Horseleap & Streamstown ICA|
| Sunday 20th November @11.30am|
|Joe Rabbette. Joe & Ann Shanley|
|Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary|
For Deceased Parents & Grandparents
| Tuesday 22th November @7.30pm|
For All Who Died Young or Tragically & Those Who Have Nobody to Pray For Them.
|Wednesday 23th November @7.30pm|
Deceased Brothers, Sisters & Siblings
| Thursday 24th November @10.00am|
|St. Andrew Dung-Lac|
|Friday 25th November @10.00am|
|St. Catherine of Alexandria|
Sonny, Bunty & Thomas Rickard
|Saturday 26th November @10.00am|
|Saturday 26th November @7.00pm|
|Peter & Mary Jane Flanagan. Charles & Kathleen Holmes. PJ Dwyer. Stephen Lo. Charles Strothard|
|Sunday 27th November @10.00am|
|May & John Pettit. Patrick Gleeson.|
Joe & Sheila Mather.
|Sunday 27th November @11.30am|
|Jude Meehan. Mary & Bill Fleming.|
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!
During the month of November, we pray for our brothers and sisters who have died. We pray that they have passed from death to life in the company of the Lord Jesus who died and rose to new life. We dedicate the month of November to their memory and commend them to the Love and Mercy of God, Our Father. We also pray for those who mourn the death of a loved one. In our darkest moments, the Risen Christ is among us to bring new light and hope.
Clara Parish Triduum in Honour of the Holy Souls (21st-23rd November)
As part of our November devotion to the Holy Souls, we shall have a Triduum from Monday 21st to Wednesday 23rd November @ the 7.30pm Mass. Let us come together to remember & pray for all our deceased loved ones.
Please pray for the souls of Mary Nannery, Moycashel and Tommy Gaynor, Castlerea/Horseleap, Betty Broadbent, UK; all recently deceased. R.I.P.
Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe.
Today’s feast puts before us Jesus as a person who never used power for his own selfish advantage. Who have you known who used power for the benefit of others rather than for their own self-interest? When have you used power in this way? The power of God is shown in an unexpected way in the Crucifixion, not in a wonderful display of spectacular dominance, but in Jesus sharing our human weakness. When has the honesty of another sharing his/her human vulnerability with you had a powerful effect? When has your honesty in that way had a positive effect on another? Jesus is an example of someone in apparent helplessness. In human terms he was powerless. It was his trust in the love of God for him that helped him through. It was only later with the hindsight of the resurrection that the moment of helplessness could be seen as one in which the power of God was present. Have you had experiences on which you can look back now and see that the power of God was at work in your moments of helplessness? We may also identify with the good thief, reaching out in support of the innocent Jesus. Who has reached out to you when you experienced unfair treatment? To whom have you reached out in that way? The scene also puts before us the liberating power of forgiveness. The forgiveness of Jesus brought new life to the criminal hanging on the cross with him. When have you found that forgiveness given, or received, was a source of new life for yourself or for others?
The Beatification and Canonisation cause for the servant of God, Fr. Willie Doyle S.J. will be formally opened at vespers in the Cathedral of Christ the King, Mullingar this Sunday November 20th @ 5.00pm. All are welcome to attend.
The organisers of the recent coffee morning in Steamstown in aid of the North Westmeath Hospice thank all those who supported it. An amount of €1,103.40 was raised.
Philip Fleming, on behalf of Dochas, would like to thank all who supported the recent Table Quiz. Amount raised: €1,680.
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.
Collections for 12th & 13th November:
Development Fund: €1,295; Plate: €560; Offerings: €10.