Parish Newsletter- 30th July 2023

A pearl of great value…
Saturday 29th July @7.00pm
Kathleen Egan.  Derek Mee. Imelda Goode.
Sunday 30th July @10.00am
Pat Keegan.  Daniel & Ellen Scally
Sunday 30th July @11.30am
Lily, Peter, Patrick & Catherine Carbery.
Mary Cowen.
Tuesday 1st August @7.30pm
St. Alphonsus Liguori
Maureen & Sean Doolan
Wednesday 2nd August @7.30pm
St. Peter Julian Eymard
Johnny Fitzpatrick. Brendan, Kathleen & deceased of the Kennedy Family
Thursday 3rd August @10.00am
St. Waltheof
No Intention.
Friday 4th August @10.00am
St. John Mary Vianney
Mass for all on the Parish List of the Dead
Saturday 5th August @10.00am
Dedication of the Basilica of St. Mary Major
No Intention
Saturday 5th August @7.00pm
Sean Colleran. Isaac & Elizabeth Kelly
Sunday 6th August @10.00am
Laura Dillon
Sunday 6th August @11.30am
Columb, Mary Ellen & Lisa Kane.

Please pray for the souls of John Duffin, Moate/Clara; and for Kevin Kinahan, Tullamore/Clara: both recently deceased. R.I.P.

The Power of Discernment…
Have you ever found yourself saying ‘that was worth it‘ after giving up something (time, pleasure, money, etc.)? What was the treasure that made the sacrifice worthwhile? The ‘kingdom of heaven‘ is when God is really the ruler in our life. What treasures have you obtained when you allow God to be at the centre of your life? In life we gather a lot of things, some good and some bad. The wise person in the kingdom of heaven knows how to sit down and make decisions on what to keep and what to discard. When have you undertaken that kind of discernment? What have you discarded? What have you retained?

Lord, today turn my heart into rich soil for your word to grow…
Fill my mind with joyful thoughts wherever I go…
Use my hands to help people in need…
Make my feet go to wherever you lead…
Open my eyes to always see the good in others…
Mould me as clay in the hands of the Potter…

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: Bus departing from Clara Credit Union @ 10.00am. To book a seat, phone P.J. on (087) 638 6270. 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. 

Rahan to Clonmacnoise Ecumenical Pilgrimage Saturday 2nd Sept commencing at St. Carthage’s Church Rahan @ 9.00am. Further information available on or contact Anna Orman at

Collections for 22nd & 23rd July:
Development Fund: €1,440; Plate: €485; Offerings: €770.
Thank You!

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