Parish Newsletter- 26th March 2023

Saturday 25th March @7.00pm
Frank Malone. Bridie Coady.
Patricia Hall. Charles & Mary Maloney
Sunday 26th March @10.00am
Larry Galvin.
Sunday 26th March @11.30am
Brian Boland (Month’s Mind). Michael, Theresa & John McCaffrey. Baby Lucy Mullen.
Mary Flanagan
Tuesday 28th March @10.00am
Tommy, Bunty & Sonny Rickard
Tuesday 28th March @7.30pm
Tommy, Bunty & Sonny Rickard
Wednesday 29th March @10.00am
Billy, Lilly, James, Michael & Tom Kinahan
Wednesday 29th March @7.30pm
Billy, Lilly, James, Michael & Tom Kinahan.
Thursday 30th March @10.00am
St. John Climacus
No Intention
Thursday 30th March @7.00pm
St. John Climacus
No Intention
Friday 31st March @10.00am
No Intention
Saturday 1st April @10.00am
St. Celsus
No Intention.
Saturday 1st April @7.00pm
Thomas & Ann Fox. Deceased of the
 McCaffrey Family. Nancy McGee.
Sunday 2nd April @10.00am
Joe Walsh.
Sunday 2nd April @11.30am
Pat Joe & Eileen Flattery & deceased of the Flattery and Minnock Families. Mona Stones. Anne Berry

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!

Please pray for the souls of Gabriel Creagh, The Green; Monica Shanley, Aughamore; Lennie Dunican, Aughamore; and for Brendan Hogan, Raheen: all recently deceased. R.I.P.

Fifth Sunday of Lent: We prepare
In Today’s Gospel we see that Martha and Mary were people of faith, but Jesus led them to an even deeper faith. Who were the people who led you to a deeper faith in Jesus? Remember them and give thanks. Martha and Mary were struggling to come to terms with their bereavement. What has helped you in similar situations? The concern of Jesus is palpable and touching. Recall those who matter to you and to whom you matter. Such love mediates God’s love, which surpasses human love with the gift of new life and Easter joy. One can imagine Lazarus as a symbol of people and groups that are written off as dead (sometimes by themselves), and yet through faith come back to life again. Have you had the experience of being revived by faith? Has faith helped to free you from what held you in bondage, or was destructive of your life?

Dates For the Diary!
First Communion:
May 7th – Scoil Bhride @ 11.30am
May 14th – Scoil Phroinsias Naofa @ 11.30am
May 21st – Horseleap & Streamstown @ 10.00am
Blessing of Graves: Clara – Sunday 28th May @ 3.00pm
Horseleap – Sunday 28th May @ 4.00pm

Ceili Community Kilbeggan, Lenten Programme: continues with a Scripture Evening, each Wednesday night during Lent @ 7.30-8.30pm.

Muriosa Foundation Clara are holding a coffee morning in aid of Epilepsy Ireland on 28th March from 11.00am to 1.00pm in the Family Resource Centre. All welcome.

Clara Musical Society Present the Musical comedy ‘First Date’ from 28th March to 1st April at 8.00pm nightly in the GAA Centre, Clara. Tickets can be purchased online on

Young Adult Retreat: March 31st – April 2nd in Dalgan Park, Navan. A great preparation for the Holiest time in the Church Year. For Further information contact: Sr Úna @ (090) 648 1666 or email:

WORLD YOUTH DAY 2023 (1st-6th August) will be celebrated in Lisbon, Portugal. It will be a massive week-long 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 Cost €650 approx. All expenses included. To book contact

Meath Diocesan Pilgrimage to the Holy Land from November 24th to December 2nd. Cost €2,095. Bookings with Navan Travel 046-906 8600. Enquiries to Fr. Gerry McCormack, at Kingscourt Parish Office on 042-966 7314.

Collections for 18th & 19th March:
Development Fund: €1,795; Plate: €1,010; Offerings €40.
Thank You!

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