Parish Newsletter- 3rd September 2023

Watercolour painting showing Christ pushing Peter away while the other disciples appear to implore him not to leave.
Get Thee Behind Me, Satan (Rétire-toi, Satan)
Saturday 2nd September @7.00pm
Mary Duffy. Tommy Dolan.
Thomas, Elizabeth & deceased of the Tracy family.
Sunday 3rd September @10.00am
Billy Fitzgerald (Month’s Mind).
Margaret & Paddy Kealy
Sunday 3rd September @11.30am
Tom & deceased of the Walsh family. Caroline & Keith Cornally. John & Mary Frances Colgan.
Tuesday 5th September @7.30pm
St. Teresa of Calcutta
No Intention
Wednesday 6th September @7.30pm
St. Faustus
No Intention
Thursday 7th September @10.00am
No Intention.
Friday 8th September @10.00am
Nativity of the Blessed Virgin
No Intention
Saturday 9th September @10.00am
St. Ciaran
No Intention
Saturday 9th September @7.00pm
Michael & Bridget Kelly
Sunday 10th September @10.00am
Dan, Rose, Hugh & Anna Mariah Cummins.
Sunday 10th September @11.30am
Marie, Des & deceased of the Creagh Family. John Tierney. Tom, Molly & deceased of the Fallon. Thomas, Annie, Paul & Dympna Berry. John Buckley.

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!

Jesus is alive and with us, no matter how big or heavy our crosses are.
The Risen Lord waits for us saying – ‘Come to me and I will give you rest.’

The path to Discipleship is not without its Pain and Suffering.
Short-term loss is sometimes necessary for long-term gain, as a student studying, or an athlete training, can testify. When have you found that denying yourself proved to be worthwhile because of what you gained afterwards? In today’s gospel, Jesus is teaching his followers that the path of discipleship would involve pain and suffering. His friend, Peter, would have none of it. Sometimes friends have a mistaken idea of what is for our good. What lessons have you learned about handling bad advice from a good friend? Jesus knew that because his good news message was not acceptable to the authorities he would suffer and die. Despite this, he trusted that the power of God would overcome evil. Have you seen a good news message survive even though opponents tried to stifle it? Jesus promised that those who suffer for the kingdom would be rewarded. Perhaps, even in this earthly life, you have experienced reward for faithful discipleship. What have these rewards been?

Anam Cara Midlands, the organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding its monthly Parent Evening for Bereaved Parents on Wednesday 13th September at 7:15pm in the Mullingar Park Hotel. This event is free and open to all bereaved parents regardless of the age your child died, the circumstances of their death, or whether their death was recent or not. We also offer an online service. For more info call (01) 404 5378

Ceili Catholic Community Kilbeggan will be starting a new residential school of evangelisation from 1st October. It is targeting young adults between the ages of 18 and 35 who wish to discern their vocation, take a gap year or a career break.

Radio Maria, as part of their mission to share The Good News and promote home-based faith communities in our parishes, will present Parish Cells of Evangelisation, a six-week programme exploring parish cells on Radio Maria, commencing Monday 11th September 2023 at 7.00pm.

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

‘Come to me, all you who are weary and overburdened and I will give you rest. Take my yoke and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.’

Collections for 19th & 20th August:
Development Fund: €1,470; Plate: €540; July Offerings: €50.
Thank You!

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