Parish Newsletter- 15th January 2023

John the Baptist sees Jesus coming towards him
“Look, there is the lamb of God that takes away the sins of the world”
Week ahead MASS INTENTIONS
Saturday 14th January @7.00pm
Clara
Frank, Kathleen & Francis Newman. Edward Grennan (Month’s Mind).
Sunday 15th January @10.00am
Horseleap
Wilma, Josephine & Patrick Colgan. Willie & Cecilia Lynam. Charlie & May Cassidy. Julieanne Henessey. Fr. Seamus Sheerin
Sunday 15th January @11.30am
Clara
No Intention
Tuesday 17th January @7.30pm
Clara
St. Anthony the Abbot
Ann Hynes
Wednesday 18th January @7.30pm
Clara
St. Volusian
Patrick & Mary Feehan
Thursday 19th January @10.00am
Clara
St. Fillian
No Intention.
Friday 20th January @10.00am
Clara
St. Fabian
No Intention.
Saturday 21st January @10.00am
Clara
St. Agnes
Nora Sheridan (Month’s Mind)
Saturday 21st January @7.00pm
Clara
Trudy & Sean Cushen. Una Hernessy. Michael Quinn. Michael Doorly (Month’s Mind)
Sunday 22nd January @10.00am
Horseleap
Elizabeth Gaynor. Dina Quinn (Month’s Mind). Amie McCormark. Jimmy Looran, James & Mary Bridget Fox.
Sunday 22nd January @11.30am
Clara
Brian & Jenny Finlay & Everly Gaughran. Desmond & Chris Kennedy.

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 Richard Roche, Church Lane; and Olive Quinn, The Green; both recently deceased.  R.I.P.


Our Pathway to a fuller life!
In Today’s Gospel, John directs people to Jesus as the one who had a life-giving message for them. Who have been the people in your life whose example or advice pointed you in the direction of a fuller life? Who has helped you to appreciate the importance of Jesus and his message? In the narrative, John recognised that Jesus had more to offer people than he himself. He had the humility to accept that he is not the star of the show. Do we have the humility to acknowledge the gifts and position of others? John proclaims Jesus as one who takes away the sin of the world. Who have been the people who, for you, continued this mission of Jesus and led you from sin and guilt to forgiveness and freedom? For whom have you done this? It was not just on the cross that Jesus gave his life as the Lamb of God. His public ministry was a constant struggle against injustice and oppression. When have you shared in this mission of Jesus? Who have been models of this for you?

Laz Molloy and Ronan Scully are looking for participants to walk The Offaly Camino Canal Way Walk from Tullamore’s Fiona Pender Memorial Way along the Canal to Croghan Hill on St. Brigid’s Bank Holiday Weekend Sunday 5th of February at 9.00am, with Mass at Croghan Hill at 2.00pm – Everyone welcome in any capacity or distance and specially to join us at Holy Mass at Croghan Hill. They are also looking for participants to join them to raise much needed funds for Self help Africa. To find out more or to get a sponsorship card contact Laz Molloy 086 6778807, Aislinn Molloy 087 6688530, Ronan Scully 086 6189904, Mark Plunkett 083 0459377, Paul Galvin 087 837540, Ricey Scully 086 8153047. Further information also on www.selfhelpafrica.org


Scoil Bhríde Enrolment 2023-2024: Enrolment is now open for the school year 2023-2024. Please log on to our website www.sbclara.com and complete the “Pre-Enrolment Form”. You can complete this by clicking on the link or scanning the QR Code.

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


Collections for 7th & 8th January:
Development Fund: €1,425; Plate: €675; Offerings: €180.
Thank You!

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