Parish Newsletter- 30th April 2023

A pair of lambs lying in Spring sunshine
Week ahead MASS INTENTIONS
Saturday 29th April @7.00pm
Clara
Paddy Dunne. Joe, Margaret, Jodie, Jim & deceased of the McKeown Family. Ann Greville
Sunday 30th April @10.00am
Horseleap
Jimmy & Mairead O’Connor.
Sunday 30th April @11.30am
Clara
Paul Grennan. Paddy Coen. Tommy & Mary Gaynor.
Margaret Swords. Denis & Justin O’Meara. James Kelly.
Tuesday 2nd May @7.30pm
Clara
St. Athanasius
Essie, Barney, Noel, Frank & Ber Bracken.
Margaret Flynn.
Wednesday 3rd May @7.30pm
Clara
Sts. Philip & James, Apostles
No Intention
Thursday 4th May @10.00am
Clara
St. Conleth
No Intention.
FIRST FRIDAY
Friday 5th May @10.00am
Clara
Bl Edmund Rice
Mass for all on the Parish List of the Dead.
Saturday 6th May @10.00am
Clara
St. Dominic Savio
Joseph & Jimmy Shanley.
Saturday 6th May @7.00pm
Clara
Jack & Lizzy Coughlin. Donny & Molly Recks. Geraldine Daly
Sunday 7th May @10.00am
Horseleap
Patricia Johnson. J.J. & Mary McCormack..
Sunday 7th May @11.30am
Clara
First Communion for Scoil Bhride.

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!


4th Sunday of Easter is Good Shepherd Sunday!
Jesus is the Good Shepherd who feeds and guides us always if we hear his voice and follow his call.

World Day of Prayer for Vocations.
In today’s Gospel, Jesus tells us that we can rely on his relationship with us. Think of the relationships you have in which you feel safe and secure because there is mutual understanding, and the relationship has stood the test of time. Jesus says that the disciple is one who listens. What is your experience of listening to the word of God in the Scriptures? To what other voices have you listened and found guidance? The faithful disciple is also one who follows the path of love that Jesus preached and practiced. Although it may be difficult at times, it is in following it we find life. Where have you had the experience of listening, responding, loving, and finding life?


Prayer to Discover Your Vocation
Almighty God, you have made me to know you, to love you and to serve you, and thereby to find and fulfil myself. I know that you are in all things and that every patch can lead me to come to you. But, of them all, there is one path especially by which you want me to come to you. Since I will do what you want of me, I pray you; send your Holy Spirit to me; Into my mind to show me what you want of me; into my heart to give me the determination to do it, and to do it with all my love, with all my mind, and with all my Strength, right to the end. Amen.


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


Vocations, Jesus is still calling priests: Be a priest and find joy, bring people to God, and let Jesus work through you. If you feel called to be a priest, open your heart to Jesus, follow the Lord and do not be afraid. Priesthood is not an office of the past. Jesus needs priests today more than ever. For more Information, phone: Fr Tony Gonoude, 044-937 3923, Website: www.meathvocations.com

Accord Tullamore: is currently recruiting volunteers to train as Marriage Facilitators. Marriage Facilitators are part of a team that prepare couples for the sacrament of marriage. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer contact

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.

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.

As part of the Fatima Rosary Rally, a Public Rosary will be prayed at the shrine of Our Lady in the grounds of Clara Church on Saturday 13th May at 4.00pm.

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: https://SEAIHomeEnergyTullamore.eventbrite.ie

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 www.dioceseofmeath.ie. 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 22nd & 23rd April:
Development Fund: €1,515; Plate: €820; Offerings €700; Trócaire: €235.
Thank You!

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