Parish Newsletter- 10th September 2023

Week ahead MASS INTENTIONS
Saturday 9th September @7.00pm
Clara
Michael & Bridget Kelly. Johnny Graham.
Sunday 10th September @10.00am
Horseleap
Dan, Rose, Hugh & Anna Mariah Cummins.
Sunday 10th September @11.30am
Clara
Marie, Des & deceased of the Creagh Family. John Tierney. Tom, Molly & deceased of the Fallon family. Thomas, Annie, Paul & Dympna Berry. John Buckley.
Tuesday 12th September @7.30pm
Clara
Holy Name of Mary
Jim, Evelyn, Declan & deceased of the Goode family.
Trudy Cushen.
Wednesday 13th September @7.30pm
Clara
St. John Chrysostom
James, Norah, Desmond & Mary Margaret Dunne. Joan & Jodi Deehan
Thursday 14th September @10.00am
Clara
Exaltation of the Holy Cross
Rose Quinn. Lucy & Joe Robinson.
Elizabeth & Tony Molloy
Friday 15th September @10.00am
Clara
Our Lady of Sorrows
No Intention
Saturday 16th September @10.00am
Clara
Sts. Cornelius & Cyprian
Nellie & Mick Kelly
Saturday 16th September @7.00pm
Clara
Olive McGrath. James Foley. Larry Hackett
Sunday 17th September @10.00am
Horseleap
Liam McGuinness.
Sunday 17th September @11.30am
Clara
Joe, Mary, Joe, Therese, Catherine & Dessie O’Keeffe. Richard (Richie) Recks.

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 Martin Conway, Kilfenora; recently deceased.  R.I.P.


‘For Where Two or More are Gather in my name, I shall be there with them’.
At the time Matthew was writing his gospel, local church communities would have numbered no more than fifty people. They would be known to one another. Matthew presents the instructions of Jesus for dealing with people whose behaviour disrupted and harmed the community. Note the steps suggested. Simple directions but many of us do otherwise. We avoid difficult confrontations. We talk about the faults of others to everyone but themselves. We go over the head of someone who displeases us and make complaints. In your experience, which approach is life-giving for you and for others? While Jesus is referring to a group situation, the advice can be applied also to personal difficulties and problems with others. What lessons has life taught you about constructive ways of dealing with conflict? As individuals and communities, we have the power to bind and to lose, to exclude people from relationship, or to open and include others in relationship. When have you found it important to acknowledge this power in your own life? Jesus also promises to be with his followers when they gather. What does that mean to you? How have you experienced the presence of Jesus in his followers gathered?


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. www.radiomaria.ie

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

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

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.

Meath Samuel Group: (young adults, age 18-39) – do you want to strengthen and develop your daily prayer life? Join Meath Samuel Group. Meet one Sunday a month, from October to May, at St. Mary’s in Navan for a talk, Holy Hour, Mass and commit to daily prayer. It’s free! Find out more at www.franciscansisterscfr.com/st-anthony


‘How wonderful for me this knowledge.  How great beyond my grasp!’  Psalm 136:6

Collections for 2nd & 3rd September:
Development Fund: €1,460; Plate: €785.
Thank You!


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