Parish Newsletter- 23rd April 2023

Saturday 22nd April @7.00pm
Brendan Hogan (Month’s Mind).
Breeda, Luke, Christina & Pat Bracken.
Sunday 23rd April @10.00am
Christy & Kevin Glennon. Tom, Kathleen &
Eddie Darcy. Richard & Margaret Meares
Sunday 23rd April @11.30am
Myrtle Kelly (Month’s Mind). Patrick, Kathleen, Joe & Pauric Geoghegan. Christopher McGowan.
Tuesday 25th April @7.30pm
St. Mark, Evangelist
Patrick & Brigid & deceased of the Smith Family.
Kate Glynn.
Wednesday 26th April @7.30pm
St. Cletus
Joe & Frances & deceased of the Redmond Family
Thursday 27th April @10.00am
St. Asicus
No Intention.
Friday 28th April @10.00am
St. Peter Chanel
No Intention
Saturday 29th April @10.00am
St. Catherine of Siena, Patron of Europe
No Intention.
Saturday 29th April @7.00pm
Paddy Dunne.
Sunday 30th April @10.00am
Jimmy & Mairead O’Connor.
Sunday 30th April @11.30am
Paul Grennan. Paddy Coen. Tommy & Mary Gaynor. Margaret Swords. Denis & Justin O’Meara.
James Kelly.

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!

They Recognised him in the Breaking of Bread…
In today’s Gospel, Jesus joined the despondent disciples and listened to them. When you have been upset or disappointed, who has joined you along the road? To whom have you been able to pour out your heart? Who was a ‘Jesus’ person to you, listening to you in respectful silence? To whom have you been a Jesus person? Jesus then helps them to see things in another light by opening the scriptures to them. When did you have the experience of finding your heart ‘burning within you’ with new hope for the future? Who/what helped you to change after a setback? The disciples invite Jesus to join them at table – there follows a recognition of who he is. We meet many people on the road of life. Usually, we meet and pass on. Occasionally we meet someone whom we invite into our homes, into our hearts, in a deeper way. In what way in such relationships have you experienced the presence of God or of Jesus? After Jesus had gone the disciples went to bring the good news to others. When have you met others who told you what happened to them along their road? What effect did this sharing have on you?

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 is hosting a wreath-making workshop (demonstration) for Bealtaine on Tuesday May 2nd at 10.00am. To book contact call (057) 933 1389 or call into the Library. Admission Free.

Please join the Clara Schools & Clara Local Education Committee for our Positive Week Community Walk in Clara GAA Pitch on Friday April 28th at 11.30 am. All local organisations, sports clubs, and community groups are welcome to take part in this Positive Week event. Refreshments will be served afterwards.

Alzheimer’s Tea Day at Elizabeth Fleming’s house in Kilcoursey (R35 TN29) on Thursday 4th May from 10.30am to 4pm. Thank you for your continued support.

Learn How to Make Your Home More Comfortable, Reduce Your Energy Use and Your Bills; Saturday 20th May 11.00am – 4.00pm, Tullamore Court Hotel. Register free:

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 15th & 16th April:
Development Fund: €1,155; Plate: €710; Offerings €710; Trócaire: €1,620.
Thank You!

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