Parish Newsletter- 8th January 2023

Week ahead MASS INTENTIONS
Saturday 07th January @7.00pm
Clara
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
Horseleap
Joe McGuinness. Ellen, Patrick, Peter, Tommy & Noreen Brennan
Sunday 08th January @11.30am
Clara
Penelope Clampett. Rosaleen & Liam Lowe
Tuesday 10th January @7.30pm
Clara
St. William of Bourges
No Intention
Wednesday 11th January @7.30pm
Clara
St. Theodosius the Cenobiarch
Deceased of Flanagan Family, Anne & Monica Gavin. Deceased of Coyne Family
Thursday 12th January @10.00am
Clara
St. Marguerite Bourgeoys
No Intention.
Friday 13th January @10.00am
Clara
St. Hillary of Poitiers
No Intention.
Saturday 14th January @10.00am
Clara
St. Felix of Nola
Jimmy Hogan
Saturday 14th January @7.00pm
Clara
Frank, Kathleen & Francis Newman. Edward Grenan (Month’s Mind)
Sunday 15th January @10.00am
Horseleap
Wilma, Josephine & Patrick Colgan. Willie & Cecilia Lynam. Charlie & May Cassidy. Julieanne Hernesey. Fr. Seamus Sheerim
Sunday 15th January @11.30am
Clara
No Intention

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.
Thank You!

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