Parish Newsletter- 13th August 2023

A pearl of great value…
Week ahead MASS INTENTIONS
Saturday 12th August @7.00pm
Clara
John & Mary Gunning.
 Pat, Mary & Patrick Kenny
.
Sunday 13th August @10.00am
Horseleap
Liam, John & Mary Bridget McGuinness.
Sunday 13th August @11.30am
Clara
Margaret & Eamonn Fleming.
Tuesday 15th August @7.30pm
Clara
The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin
Magaret, Maurice & Paddy Hill. Lillian Fleming & deceased of the Fleming & Nicholson Families. Margaret & Eamonn Fleming
Wednesday 16th August @7.30pm
Clara
St. Stephen of Hungary
Tom & Delia & deceased of the Boland Family. Andy, Una & Eileen Hennessy
Thursday 17th August @10.00am
Clara
Feast of Our Lady Queen of Knock
No Intention.
Friday 18th August @10.00am
Clara
St. Helen
No Intention
Saturday 19th August @10.00am
Clara
St. John Eudes
No Intention
Saturday 19th August @7.00pm
Clara
Maeve, Kevin, Kieran & Adrian Coyne
Sunday 20th August @10.00am
Horseleap
No Intention.
Sunday 20th August @11.30am
Clara
Sean & Maureen Berry.

Remember in Jesus we are always Befriended, Trusted, Loved and Forgiven…
Today’s Gospel illustrates the power of faith. Have you noticed that when you believe in someone, or something, you can do things that would not be possible when you are full of doubts? Recall moments when your faith gave you strength and courage. Name for yourself the different kinds of faith that had this effect: belief in yourself, trust in another, faith in God. When Jesus got into the boat the winds ceased. Who has been a Jesus person for you and helped to calm a storm that frightened you or made you anxious? The experience of Peter gives encouragement to us when we waver in our trust and belief in God. In his doubt and fear Jesus reached out to him. Who has reached out a helping hand to you when you felt you were sinking? The story ends with a profession of faith in Jesus as the Son of God. Have you had experiences of being rescued from some hazard or danger: experiences which deepened your faith in the presence and compassion of God for you?


WORLD YOUTH DAY 2023: Last Sunday, on the Feast of the Transfiguration, Pope Francis celebrated the concluding WYD Mass for 1.5 million people gathered in Lisbon. Our thanks to parishioners across the Diocese for their prayerful support. Please continue to hold the young people of our Diocese in your prayers, as together we seek the grace of the Holy Spirit and Our Lady to guide our pastoral ministry for our young people.

National Novena at Knock Shrine: 14th-22nd August. Ceremonies at 3.00pm & 8.00pm daily & Anointing of the Sick at 2.30pm. Workshops at 12.00 noon each day at the ‘Novena Village’ (adjacent to Knock Basilica). Family Day on Sunday 20th August, with lots of free events and activities for all the family to enjoy from 11.00am-3.00pm. Adm. Free, All are welcome.

Novena Prayer to Our Lady of Knock-Queen of Ireland
Queen of Ireland, you gave hope to your people in a time of distress and comforted them in sorrow. You have inspired countless pilgrims to pray with confidence to your divine Son, remembering His promise “Ask and you shall receive, seek and you shall find”. Help me to remember that we are all pilgrims on the road to heaven. Fill me with love and concern for my brothers and sisters in Christ, especially those who live with me. Comfort me when I am sick, lonely, or depressed. Teach me how to take part ever more reverently in the Holy Mass. Give me a greater love of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament. Pray for me now and at the hour of my death.
Amen.

Céile Community Kilbeggan ‘Beloved Women’s Weekend Retreat’ 1st to 3rd September. For booking contact or (089) 984 5328.

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

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

Collections for 5th & 6th August:
Development Fund: €1,450; Plate: €470; July Offerings: €205.
Thank You!

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