Parish Newsletter- 16th April 2023

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 & John Phelan. Jim & Patricia Flattery. Jimmy Quinlan
Tuesday 18th April @7.30pm
St. Lazerian
Ronnie Hughes
Wednesday 19th April @7.30pm
Jim, Catherine & deceased of the OBrien Family
Thursday 20th April @10.00am
St. Marcellinus
Tom, Mary Alice & deceased of the Moloney Family
Friday 21th April @10.00am
St. Anselm
Bláine Bracken.
Mary & Kevin Fallon
Saturday 22th April @10.00am
St. Alexander
No Intention.
Saturday 22th April @7.00pmBrendan Hogan (Month’s Mind).
Breeda, Luke, Christina & Pat Bracken
Sunday 23th April @10.00am
Christy & Kevin Glennon. Tom, Kathleen &
Eddie Darcy. Richard & Margaret Meares
Sunday 23th April @11.30am
Myrtle Kelly (Month’s Mind). Patrick, Kathleen, Joe & Pauric Geoghegan. Christopher McGowan

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 soul of Oliver O’Connor, Kilbride Road; recently deceased. R.I.P.

‘My Lord and my God’
‘Peace be with you’ was the greeting of Jesus on meeting his frightened apostles. Who has come to you bringing peace at times when you were frightened? For whom have you been an agent of peace? Thomas, doubting and questioning, is possibly a person with whom we can identify. What part have doubts and questions played on your faith journey? How has your faith been strengthened by such moments? Note the way Jesus dealt with Thomas. He did not give out because he doubted. He took him where he was and led him along to see the truth of his resurrection. Who has been that kind of a teacher for you, gently taking you where you were and leading you on to a deeper knowledge of some truth about life? For whom have you been that kind of teacher? ‘Blessed are they who have not seen and yet believed’. That requires great trust. Perhaps you have had the experience of being trusted without having had to prove every step along the way. What was it like to be trusted in that way? Who have you been able to trust in a similar manner?

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 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.

The Apostolate of Eucharistic Adoration to Knock invites Parishioners, religious and friends to its Annual Pilgrimage to Knock Shrine on Sunday 23rd April and Saturday evening session starting at 7.00pm. A full programme for Adults and Children. Archbishop Kieran O’Reilly: Celebrant. Fr. Pat Collins: Keynote Speaker. Phone your LOCAL Adoration CONTACT PERSON for details.

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 8th & 9th April:
Development Fund: €1,520; Plate: €1,185; Offerings €4,120; Trócaire: €4,785.
Thank You!

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