Parish Newsletter- 7th May 2023

“I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life.”
Saturday 06th May @7.00pm
Jack & Lizzy Coughlin. Donny & Molly Recks.
Geraldine Daly
Sunday 07th May @10.00am
Patricia Johnson.  J.J. & Mary McCormack.
Sunday 07th May @11.30am
First Communion for Scoil Bhride.
Wednesday 10th May @7.30pm
St. George Preca
No Intention
Wednesday 3rd May @7.30pm
St. Damien of Moloka
Deceased of Active Retirement Group
Thursday 11th May @10.00am
St. Fabius
No Intention.
Friday 12th May @10.00am
St. Pancras
No Intention
Saturday 13th May @10.00am
Our Lady of Fatima
Michael, Maureen Convey & Baby Kai.
Saturday 13th May @7.00pm
Norrie & Tom Duffin. Andy Hennessy. Jack & Teresa Kelly
Sunday 14th May @10.00am
No Intention
Sunday 14th May @11.30am
First Communion for Scoil Phroinsias Naofa.
Jimmy Newman

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!

Congratulations to the girls of Scoil Bhride who make their First Communion this Sunday. As they begin to receive the Lord Jesus in Holy Communion, may they grow in their faith, and in their love of God, and in charity to others.

I Am the Way, the Life, and the Truth…
‘Do not let your hearts be troubled. Believe in God. Believe also in me.’ Trust in another person can help us in difficult times. Remember and give thanks for the people you were able to trust in difficult moments. Remember also when your faith in God helped you through anxious moments. Jesus invites us to make an act of faith and to take one step at a time. HE proposed himself to Thomas as the way, the truth, and the life. In what ways – either by his teaching or by his example – has Jesus been the way, the truth, and the life for you on your faith journey? Philip wanted Jesus to give him a glimpse of God and got the surprising answer ‘Whoever has seen me has seen the Father’. Jesus put a human face on the love of God. He gives us a glimpse of the divine. We are Jesus’ people in the world today, called to follow Jesus and to put a human face on the love of God for those who meet us. Who are the people whose love has helped you to believe in the love of God? To whom have you given an occasional glimpse of the Divine?

Dates For the Diary!
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: As part of our Bealtaine Events we are hosting a Coffee Morning on Thursday 18th May @ 10.30. Local author Vincent Henry will be joining us to talk about his book ‘One Last Bend’ which is a personal history of Peter Henry’s Travelling Shop. Come and join us for what promises to be a great event and enjoy a cuppa and a chat afterwards. All are Welcome. This is a free event.

Clara Town Band Open Night: Thursday 11th May in Girls School from 7.30pm to 8.30pm. Anyone interested in learning how to play an instrument please come along, meet some of our members and look at the instruments on offer.

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:

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 29th & 30th April:
Development Fund: €1,400; Plate: €690; Offerings €370; Trócaire: €70.
Thank You!

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