Parish Newsletter- 14th May 2023

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
Tuesday 16th May @7.30pm
St. Brendan
William & Annie Weir
Wednesday 17th May @7.30pm
St. Pashcal Baylon
Joe & Alberta Boland. Annie & deceased of the Kennedy Family
Thursday 18th May @10.00am
Oliver O’Connor (Month’s Mind). Martin & Elizabeth O’Connor.
Friday 19th May @10.00am
St. Dunstan
No Intention
Saturday 20th May @10.00am
St. Bernardine of Sienna
No Intention.
Saturday 20th May @7.00pm
George, Theresa, Michael & Seamus Robbins. Joe , Mary Ann & Karl Walsh. Catriona Carroll
Sunday 21st May @10.00am
John & May Pettit. Patrick Gleeson.
First Communion for Horseleap & Streamstown Schools
Sunday 21st May @11.30am
Reese, Thosie & Jonathan Rickard.

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 souls of John Dwyer, Church St.; and for Dessie O’Keefe, Kilcoursey: both recently deceased. R.I.P.

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

I am in my Father and You in Me and I in You…
In today’s Gospel we hear the words, ‘If you love me, you will keep my commandments’, and specifically the commandment to love one another (cf. 13.34). How have you experienced the link between love of God and love of those around you? Jesus is preparing his disciples for his imminent departure and for a future in which he would be with them in a different way. He would not ‘leave them orphans’ but send an ‘Advocate’ to ‘be with (them) for ever’. ‘He is with you; he is in you’. How have you experienced the presence of God with you in your life? Perhaps you have also experienced the challenge of preparing another (a child, a friend) for a time when you would no longer be physically together. Recall how you gave the message of your ongoing support. How have you experienced the presence and support of a loved one (parent, spouse, friend) when circumstances have separated you from them? The proof of the ongoing presence of Jesus with his disciples is that ‘I live, and you will live’. Discipleship is about much more than rules and regulations. It is about being alive. How has discipleship helped you to be more fully alive?

Dates For the Diary!
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 Ukulele Classes on Wednesday mornings @11.30am. Classes are free, and instruments will be provided. Further information from the library on (057) 933 1389

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:

MenPower: Do you want to challenge your mental & physical fitness, set goals, and develop a life plan? Join us for the new Programme starting in Tullamore on Wednesday May 31st for two half-days per week for 12 weeks. Programme is delivered face to face and includes a mix of group work, individual work, physical fitness and signposting to external supports and services. Participation on this programme is free and social welfare benefits will not be affected. Refreshments and a light lunch are provided. More from Aoife on (087) 738 5989 or email

ALL IRELAND ROSARY RALLY KNOCK, Saturday 3rd June. Bus from Parochial House, Tullamore. Dept. 9.30am. €15-. Call PJ (087) 638 6270

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 6th & 7th May:
Development Fund: €1,085; Plate: €700; Offerings €160; Trócaire: €40.
Thank You!

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