Parish Newsletter- Christmas Day 2022

Joseph and Mary lying on the ground admiring the new born Jesus, from whom a light radiates, illuminating his parents
“a light that shines in darkness,
light that darkness could not overcome.”
Week ahead MASS INTENTIONS
Saturday 24th December @7.00pm
Clara
CHRISTMAS EVE
Mass for the Intentions of All the People of Our Parish
Saturday 24th December @9.00pm
Horseleap
CHRISTMAS EVE
Mass for the Intentions of All the People of Our Parish
Saturday 24th December @Midnight
Clara
CHRISTMAS EVE
Mass for the Intentions of All the People of Our Parish
Sunday 25th December @10.00am
Horseleap
CHRISTMAS DAY
Mass for the Intentions of All the People of Our Parish
Sunday 25th December @11.30am
Clara
CHRISTMAS DAY
Mass for the Intentions of All the People of Our Parish
Monday 26th December @10.00am
Horseleap
St. Stephen
Monday 26th December @11.30am
Clara
St. Stephen
Tuesday 27th December @7.30pm
Clara
St. John Apostle
Annie Kelly. Nora & Joe Newman. Henry, Anne, Jimmy & Michael Dunne. Kathleen Broadbent
Wednesday 28th December @7.30pm
Clara
The Holy Innocents
Paddy Stanley. John McCormack. Linda McRedmond.
PJ, Philomena, John & Patrick Fleming. Philip Brennan.
Patrick Concannon. Sam, Elizabeth & deceased of the Rickard Family
Thursday 29th December @10.00am
Horseleap
St. Thomas Becket
No Intention.
Friday 30th December @10.00am
Clara
The Holy Family of Jesus Mary & Joseph
Mary & Joe Smith
Saturday 31st December @10.00am
Clara
St. Sylvester 1
Tom & Norrie Duffin & Parents. John & Peg Duffin
Saturday 31st December @7.00pm
Clara
Jim Dignam
Sunday 1st January @10.00am
Horseleap
Bernard & Bridget Keegan
Sunday 1st January @11.30am
Clara
Noel & Margaret O’Brien

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 souls of Nora Sheridan (née) Mullins, Tubber; Mick Doorley, Ashfield; and Dina Quinn, Horseleap: all recently deceased. R.I.P.

The Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ-‘In the beginning was the Word…’
This beginning of John’s Gospel is a piece of poetry. Like all poetry, one of the ways to enter it is to read it a few times slowly and let the words and images speak to you. The prologue proclaims Jesus as the true light come into the world. How has Jesus, and the message of Jesus, been a light for you in your life? The prologue also affirms the transforming power of faith: ‘to all who received him … he gave power to become children of God’. How would you describe the difference it makes to you to have faith as part of your life? In Jesus we get a glimpse of God and of the love of God. But as ‘Jesus’ people’ in the world today we also are called to be witnesses to the light. Who has been a witness to you?
To whom have you been a witness of God’s Light and Love?


SVP BLUE ENVELOPES CAMPAIGN: Don’t forget to drop your donation in the blue envelope into one of the church collection boxes, or left into the Vincent’s Shop in Clara, or alternatively posted to the address affixed to the envelope.

May the Blessings of Peace, Hope and Joy fill our lives as we make our final preparations for the great celebrations of Christmas, The Birthday of Jesus, Our Saviour and Friend. Let us be kind, caring an respectful to one another so that the Light of God’s Goodness in Christ Jesus will shine in and through us.
Wishing all in our parish a Safe, Peace and Joy filled Christmas.


Collections for 17th & 18th December:
Development Fund: €1,350; Plate: €655; Offerings: €300.
Thank You!

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