Parish Newsletter- 27th August 2023

Jesus walking with his disciples
Week ahead MASS INTENTIONS
Saturday 26th August @7.00pm
Clara
Theresa, Paddy & Kevin Kelly.
Joseph, Annie, Joe & Edel Grennan. Czeslav Kovalski.
Intentions of all who celebrated Sr. Immaculata’s 70th Anniversary of Religious Life.
Sunday 27th August @10.00am
Horseleap
Pat Gleeson.
Sunday 27th August @11.30am
Clara
David & Kathleen Kavanagh. John & Annie Rochford. Deceased of the Kavanagh & Rochford families.
Tuesday 29th August @7.30pm
Clara
Passion of St. John The Baptist
No Intention
Wednesday 30th August @7.30pm
Clara
St. Fiacre
Evelyn Rooney
Thursday 31st August @10.00am
Clara
St. Aidan of Lindisfane
No Intention.
Friday 1st September @10.00am
Clara
St. Giles
World Day of Prayer for Creation
Saturday 2nd September @10.00am
Clara
Jean Hogan. Bernie Rickard
Saturday 2nd September @7.00pm
Clara
Mary Duffy. Tommy Dolan.
Thomas, Elizabeth & deceased of the Tracy family
Sunday 3rd September @10.00am
Horseleap
Billy Fitzgerald (Month’s Mind).
Margaret & Paddy Kealy.
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Sunday 3rd September @11.30am
Clara
Tom & deceased of the Walsh family. John & Mary Frances Colgan. Caroline & Keith Cornally.

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 souls of Anthony Flattery, Ballinough; and for Michael Gleeson, Streamstown; both recently deceased.  R.I.P.

Who Do You Say That I Am?
Today’s Gospel marks a turning point in the life of Jesus, and of the disciples. It is the first time that his disciples recognise him as the Messiah. Recall turning points in your own life when you came to some deeper understanding of who Jesus is. ‘Who do you say that I am?’ This is possibly the most important question that Jesus puts to us. In your heart of hearts, how do you answer this question? Jesus praises Peter for his faith and comments that this was not his own doing but a gift of God. Perhaps there have been times when you have been more than usually conscious that faith is a gift. Be thankful for the gift you have received. These are troubled times for the Church and the promise of Jesus that ‘the gates of the underworld can never hold out against it’ are an encouragement. What helps you to draw strength from this promise of Jesus? What signs of hope do you see in the Church today?


World Meeting of Families 2018 – Celebrating the Fifth Anniversary!
This week marks five years since Ireland hosted the World Meeting of Families in Dublin, from 21 – 26 August 2018. This was a very significant celebration of family life in Ireland, attended by thousands including Pope Francis who has had the family at the heart of his pontificate over the past ten years. Pope Francis sees families as “God’s dream for humanity“.

OFFICIAL FAMILY PRAYER FOR WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES 2018
God, our Father,
We are brothers and sisters in Jesus your Son,
One family, in the Spirit of your love.
Bless us with the joy of love.
Make us patient and kind,
gentle and generous,
welcoming to those in need.
Help us to live your forgiveness and peace.
Protect all families with your loving care,
Especially those for whom we now pray:
[We pause and remember family members and others by name].
Increase our faith,
Strengthen our hope,
Keep us safe in your love,
Make us always grateful for the gift of life that we share.
This we ask, through Christ our Lord,
Amen
Mary, mother and guide, pray for us.
Saint Joseph, father and protector, pray for us.
Saints Joachim and Anne, pray for us.
Saints Louis and Zélie Martin, pray for us

Clara Library in conjunction with the LOETB will be hosting a beginners’ guide to staying connected with friends and family. Develop your knowledge and skills to stay connected through your mobile device. Free course commences 13th of September for 6 weeks. Participants must bring along their own smart devices. Places on this course must be booked as places are limited. Information from (057) 933 1389 or . Would you like to join our Knitting & Crochet Group? Meet new people and enjoy a cup of tea while you work on your own projects. Information Clara Library, on (057) 933 1389 or

One Day Pilgrimage, with hospitality, to Lough Derg on Tuesday 22nd August. Bus leaving from Tubber Church. Cost; €70. More details from Fr Seamus on 090 6481951 or 086 3874253.

Scoil Phroinsiais Naofa will re-open on Wednesday 30th August 2023.

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

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 19th & 20th August:
Development Fund: €1,050; Plate: €445; July Offerings: €50.
Thank You!

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