Parish Newsletter- 23rd July 2023

Week ahead MASS INTENTIONS
Saturday 22nd July @7.00pm
Clara
PJ, Annie & Michael Cushen. Lily Dignam.
Sunday 23rd July @10.00am
Horseleap
Eileen Dillon. Paddy & Rose Ann McDonell.
Frank & Rita Moran.
Sunday 23rd July @11.30am
Clara
Joe & Molly & deceased of the Sammon Family. Tommy & deceased of the Mooney Family.  John & deceased of the Troy Family.
Tuesday 25th July @7.30pm
Clara
St. James
Bridget & Laurence Hogan & deceased of the Hogan & Goode Families
Wednesday 26th July @7.30pm
Clara
STs. Joachim & Anne
Joe Slammon (Month’s Mind). William, Susan, Seamus & Vincent Dignam. Patrick, Sarah & Paddy Dunne. Nora Rickard. Jimmy Rabbitte
Thursday 27th July @10.00am
Clara
St. Theobald
No Intention
Friday 28th July @10.00am
Clara
St. Nazarius
Bridget Smith
Saturday 29th July @10.00am
Clara
STs. Martha, Mary & Lazarus
No Intention
Saturday 29th July @7.00pm
Clara
Kathleen Egan. Derek Mee
Sunday 30th July @10.00am
Horseleap
Pat Keegan. Daniel & Ellen Scully
Sunday 30th July @11.30am
Clara
Lily, Peter, Patrick & Catherine Carbery.
Mary Cowen.

Adoration of the Blessed Eucharist
Come and find peace in the Lord!
Monday & Friday – 5.00-6.00pm
Tuesday & Wednesday – after 7.30pm Mass to 9.00pm.
All are welcome!


Please pray for the soul of Phil Bracken, Silverdale; recently deceased. R.I.P.

Learning from Our Mistakes…
In Today’s Gospel, the owner of the field who allowed the wheat and the darnel to grow together is a reminder to us to be patient with ourselves and with others when we see everything is not right. Sometimes a preoccupation with the negative (the darnel) can blind us to seeing the positive in our own lives and in the lives of others. When have you found that a willingness to live with the messiness of the present created the conditions for future growth? Have you ever found that it was through accepting the darnel that you learned important lessons for life, e.g., learning by making mistakes, or asking stupid questions, or taking foolish risks? The parables of the mustard seed and the leaven are reminders that seemingly insignificant things can have very positive results. Have you ever been surprised by the benefit to yourself or others of a kind gesture, a small initiative, or a word of encouragement?


Clara Library: Lego Free Play on Saturday 29th July at 11.00am. No booking required. Free with your Library membership. Children must always be accompanied by an adult.

Clara Library will also host Board Games Morning on Friday mornings at 10.30 am from Friday 28th July to Friday 25th August Inclusive. All are welcome. No booking required. Free with your Library membership. Children must again be always accompanied by an adult.

Dogs Trust Ireland will be hosting Storytime in Clara Library at 2.00pm on Wednesday 2nd August with a dog safety message at our helm, come join us for an afternoon of fun, drama, and roleplay. This is a free event.

Meath Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock Sunday 13th August. Anointing of the Sick 2.30pm, Mass 3.00pm. Preacher Fr. Declan Hurley Adm Navan. We will also be accompanied by the Meath Diocesan Choir under the direction of Jim Walsh, Laytown and organist Jane Lynch.

Youth 2000 Summer Festival for people between 16 and 35 years takes place in Clongowes Wood College, Clane, Co Kildare from 10th August to 13th August. The festival includes inspiring talks, music, prayer, concert, workshops, dramas, share groups, reconciliation and healing service and Mass. Donation only and we have buses going from all over Ireland. For more information and to book your place go to www.youth2000.ie

Meath Pilgrimage to Lourdes September 2023: For booking, please contact Joe Walsh Tours (01) 241 0800 or email   There will not be a hospital pilgrim or assisted pilgrim section with medical care and care staff as was the case in previous years.  All pilgrims will be accommodated in hotels.  All pilgrims should be able to make the pilgrimage independently or with the assistance of someone accompanying and taking responsibility for them.  Local contact – Monica: (057) 933 1633.


Collections for 15th & 16th July:
Development Fund: €1,150; Plate: €555; Offerings: €265.
Thank You!

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