Parish Newsletter- 8th January 2023
|Week ahead||MASS INTENTIONS|
|Saturday 07th January @7.00pm|
|Maria Tobello. Frank & Mary Anne Mullins. Tom, Molly, Joe & Jimmy Newman. Christy & Theresa Geoghegan. Paddy & Anne Robbins. Deceased of the Bastic family.|
|Sunday 08th January @10.00am|
|Joe McGuinness. Ellen, Patrick, Peter, Tommy & Noreen Brennan|
| Sunday 08th January @11.30am|
|Penelope Clampett. Rosaleen & Liam Lowe|
| Tuesday 10th January @7.30pm|
|St. William of Bourges|
|Wednesday 11th January @7.30pm|
|St. Theodosius the Cenobiarch|
Deceased of Flanagan Family, Anne & Monica Gavin. Deceased of Coyne Family
| Thursday 12th January @10.00am|
|St. Marguerite Bourgeoys|
|Friday 13th January @10.00am|
|St. Hillary of Poitiers |
|Saturday 14th January @10.00am|
|St. Felix of Nola|
|Saturday 14th January @7.00pm|
|Frank, Kathleen & Francis Newman. Edward Grenan (Month’s Mind)|
|Sunday 15th January @10.00am|
|Wilma, Josephine & Patrick Colgan. Willie & Cecilia Lynam. Charlie & May Cassidy. Julieanne Hernesey. Fr. Seamus Sheerim|
|Sunday 15th January @11.30am|
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!
The Baptism of the Lord.
In today’s gospel the people were searching, and John pointed them in the direction of Jesus. On your life’s journey who have been the John the Baptist people for you, people who have pointed you in the right direction? The Baptism of Jesus was a very special moment for him that affirmed him in his identity as Son of God and in his mission. Recall the experiences that affirmed you – either in your sense of who you are, or in relation to the direction you were taking in life. The Baptism of Jesus marks a transition point in his life, and the start of his public ministry. Recall the transition points in your own life. Where did you see the grace of God at work in those times? This experience of Jesus occurred when he was at prayer. What part has prayer played in opening you to being aware of God in your life? What part has prayer played in helping you through a transition point in your life?
The feast of the Baptism of the Lord signifies that Jesus is anointed with the spirit and his power. He is proclaimed Messiah. He now goes about doing good, working the signs that make him known as The Servant of God! He is the one who brings good news to the poor and tells of Salvation. Through our Baptism each one of us is ordered to the life of Christ – Priest, Prophet, and King – and the Father looks on each of us with favour.
WORLD YOUTH DAY 2023 (1st-6th August) will be celebrated in Lisbon, Portugal. It will be a massive weeklong event, with Pope Francis, for young Catholics (aged 18-35) to gather and participate in from every corner of the world. Consider joining with others from your parish and the Diocese of Meath to share this experience of belonging to Jesus Christ. You are invited to come along and meet for an information gathering about World Youth Day at the Trim Parish Pastoral Centre at 7.00pm on Friday 27th January. For more details see www.dioceseofmeath.ie. Cost €650 approx. All expenses included. To book contact
New Year Retreat for Young Adults (18-40 years) ‘Do not be afraid to dream of Great Things!’ (Pope Francis) Saturday 14th January 2023 at Dalgan Park, Navan 10.00am – 5.30pm Cost €20 (includes lunch and tea breaks) Contact: Sr Úna 090 6481666 or email:
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.
Collections for 31st December & 1st January:
Development Fund: €1,145; Plate: €915; Offerings: €790.