Parish Newsletter- April 9th 2023: Easter Sunday

Light streams into an empty tomb, falling on discarded robes. The dark interior is in contrast to the bright sky which can be seen through the doorway
Saturday 8th April @8.00pm
The Resurrection of The Lord.
Sunday 9th April @10.00am
Theresa Walsh. Tom Gannon. Christy McGuinness.
Sunday 9th April @11.30am
Jamie, Joe & Lennie Dunican (Month’s Mind).
Tuesday 4th April @7.30pm
St. Stanislaus
No Intention.
Wednesday 5th April @7.30pm
St. Julius
Deceased Members of Fianna Fail.
Thursday 13th April @10.00am
St. Martin
Olive, Mickey Joe & Myra Slammon. Steve & Julia Coughlan. Mary Smith. Phyllis Kelly
Friday 14th April @10.00am
St. Maximus
No Intention
Saturday 15th April @10.00am
Bea & Paddy Rickard
Saturday 15th April @7.00pm
Monica Shanley (Month’s Mind).
 John, Mary, Joe & Marie Dunne. Sarah, Patrick,
Jordan & deceased of the McGaley Family.
Mary Graham. Stanislav Dubrowolski.
Sunday 16th April @10.00am
Hugh & deceased of the Slevin Family.
Sunday 16th April @11.30am
Theresa Hanamy (Month’s Mind).  
Gabriel Creagh
(Month’s Mind). Pat & Kitty Phelan. Jim & Patricia Flattery. Jimmy Quinlan.

Adoration of the Blessed Eucharist
Come and find Peace in the Lord
Monday & Friday – 5.00-6.00pm
Tuesday & Wednesday – after 7.30pm Mass to 9.00pm.
All are welcome!

Please pray for the souls of Patricia Slammon, The Green; Joe Cullen, Ballinough; Hugh Doyle, Clara & Tullamore; and for Patricia Parker (née Doherty) Clara/England. All recently deceased. R.I.P.

May the Light of The Risen Christ shine in our hearts, bringing hope to our lives and to others around us.

Easter Day of the Lord’s Resurrection
In today’s Gospel the disciples are in a state of shock and suffering from a traumatic loss. Jesus, the one in whom they had placed so much hope, has been murdered and buried. Then, before they have time to recover comes another shock – the body of Jesus is missing. Have you had experiences in which one tragedy or crisis follows quickly after another? What was that like for you? How did you cope? What, or who, sustained you then? Mary and Peter, and possibly others, came and discovered that the tomb was empty. The part of the story we have in this text gives no explanations of what has happened. They are left in a state of bewilderment ‘for as yet they did not understand the scripture, that he must rise from the dead.’ Have you been in that kind of situation, faced with events you cannot explain, possibly events which have dashed your hopes in another person, or in God? What has that been like for you? Yet despite the lack of explanation, the beloved disciples ‘saw and believed’. Have there been times when others have done something that you could not understand, and which they could not explain at the time and yet you believed that all was not as it seemed? The times when you decided to trust despite the evidence…

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

Clara Library: Arts & Crafts for children aged 7+ on Friday 14th April @ 11.00am. Booking Advisable. Contact Clara Library on (057) 933 1389 or

Clara Athletics Club: Annual 5km Road Race takes place next Sunday morning 16th April. All welcome. There will be road closures through the town centre between 10.30 and 11.10am.

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 Knock: will take place on 13th August accompanied by the Diocesan Choir.

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 1st & 2nd April:
Development Fund: €2,645; Plate: €560; Offerings €300.
Thank You!

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