Parish Newsletter- 21st May 2023

Saturday 20th May @7.00pm
George, Theresa & Michael Robbins. Seamus & deceased of the Robbins Family.  Joe, Mary Ann & Karl Walsh.  Catriona Carroll.  Phyllis McGrath
Sunday 21th May @10.00am
John & May Pettit. Patrick Gleeson.
First Communion for Horseleap & Streamstown Schools.
Sunday 21th May @11.30am
Reese, Thosie & Jonathan Rickard.
Tuesday 23th May @7.30pm
St. William
Jim & Mary Meehan
Wednesday 24th May @7.30pm
St. David
Michael, Mary, Michael, Patrick, Margaret & deceased of the Weir family. Nora & Michael Richard.
Thursday 25th May @10.00am
St. Bede.
Friday 26th May @10.00am
St. Philip Neri
Saturday 27th May @10.00am
St .Augustine of Canterbury
Tom Kileen. Thomas & Eileen Kinahan.  Frank & deceased of the Scanlon family.
Saturday 27th May @7.00pm
Joe Minnock & Larry Bracken.  Mary Lowe.
 Anne Redmond.  Bernie Kavanagh
Sunday 28th May @10.00am
For all who are buried in Horseleap Cemetery.
Sunday 28th May @11.30am
For all who are buried in Clara Cemetery.

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 and girls from Horseleap & Streamstown schools, 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.

Father, it is time For You to Glorify me…
In today’s Gospel, Jesus meets the disciples for the last time. His final words give them direction for their future. Perhaps you can recall such parting moments in your own life – leaving home, school, college, or the death of a loved one. Was there an occasion when the words spoken to you gave you direction for the future? Perhaps you can identify with Jesus in the story, when as a parent, teacher, or in some other way you sent someone on his/her way in life, knowing that you would not be with him or her as in the past. When did the way you parted help the other to make his or her way in life? Despite this extraordinary encounter with Jesus some of the disciples doubted. Dealing with questions and doubt is part of an adult faith journey. How have your questions and doubts helped to shape the faith you have today? Jesus commissioned this collection of believing and doubting disciples to carry on his work. We inherit that mission today. How do you see yourself as commissioned to continue the mission of Jesus? Jesus told his disciples that although he would not be physically with them, he would be with them in a new way right through life. Have there been times when you were reassured by the love and support of another even though s/he was not physically present with you? What are the things that help you to be aware of the presence of the risen Jesus with you on life’s journey?

Dates For the Diary!
Blessing of Graves: Clara – Sunday 28th May @ 3.00pm
Horseleap – Sunday 28th May @ 4.00pm

Members of Viatores Christi will speak at Masses on 3rd & 4th June. Viatores Christi, an association of Catholic lay missionary/development workers, was founded in 1960 and brings about positive change by improving access to healthcare, education and opportunities in the marginalised communities in which they work.

Clara Library: As part of Biodiversity Week 2023 (19-28th May) we will have an Arts & Crafts session on Friday 26th May at 3.30pm in the library. Please contact the library to book your place on (057) 9331389 or call into the library.

ALONE: Would you be willing to provide companionship or make calls to Older People once a week? ALONE are seeking volunteers in your area. Full training and support provided. If interested please sign up here: For more information, contact Fiona on or on (086) 136 6539.

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

Collections for 13th & 14th May:
Development Fund: €1,235; Plate: €935; Offerings €40.
Thank You!

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