Parish Newsletter- 24th December 2023

Week ahead MASS INTENTIONS
Saturday 23rd December @7.00pm
Clara
No Intention
Sunday 24th December @10.00am
Horseleap
Christmas Eve
Dyna Quinn
Sunday 24th December @11.30am
Clara
Christmas Eve
No Intention
Sunday 24th December @7.00pm
Clara
Christmas Eve Vigil Mass
For the Intentions of All the People of Our Parish.
Sunday 24th December @9.00pm
Horseleap
Christmas Eve Vigil Mass
For the Intentions of All the People of Our Parish.
Sunday 24th December @Midnight
Clara
Midnight Mass for Christmas Day
Mass for the Intentions of All the People of Our Parish
Monday 25th December @10.00am
Horseleap
CHRISTMAS DAY
Mass for the Intentions of All the People of Our Parish
Monday 25th December @11.30am
Clara
CHRISTMAS DAY
Mass for the Intentions of All the People of Our Parish
Tuesday 26th December @11.00am
Clara
St. Stephen
Mary Smith.
Wednesday 27th December @7.30pm
Clara
St. John
Philip Brennan. PJ, Philomena, John & Patrick Fleming.
Jim Dignam. Peggy Cornally.
Thursday 28th December @10.00am
Clara
The Holy Innocents, Martyrs
Paddy Stanley. John McCormack. Linda McRedmond. Vincent & Maeve Weir. Paddy Concannon. Billy, Nelly & Paddy & deceased of the Nolan family.
Friday 29th December @10.00am
Clara
St. Thomas Becket
No Intention
Saturday 30th December @10.00am
Clara
Jimmy Hogan.
Saturday 30th December @7.00pm
Clara
Rosie Walsh.
Sunday 31st December @10.00am
Horseleap
Frank, Bridget & Bernard Keegan
Sunday 31st December @11.30am
Clara
Betty & Paddy Fitzpatrick. Nora & Joe Newman.
Annie, Henry & deceased of the Dunne family

May the Peace and Joy of the Birth of Jesus fill the hearts of all the people of our parish this Christmas and always!
A Very Happy Christmas and a Blessed New Year to all!


Please pray for the soul of Terry Daniels, Raheen; recently deceased. R.I.P.


‘I am the Handmaid of the Lord’
We are all favoured ones and God is with us. Sometimes we are more aware of this than others. How have you experienced being a favoured person, one blessed by God? How have you experienced God’s presence? Who has been Gabriel to you… a messenger of good news? ‘Do not be afraid’. Mary was perplexed by the words of the angel. Perhaps you too have sometimes been perplexed by life’s path and wondered what it all meant. Perhaps at times you have doubted if God was really with you. In your troubled moments who has been an ‘angel’ helping to lower your anxiety? Mary was taken by surprise by the invitation, but she did not tell the angel she was not ready, nor ask him to return later. She was prepared to go with the invitation even though it was not the ‘right moment’. ‘Here I am Lord’. What invitations have come to you at the ‘wrong time’ and how have you responded? Mary’s response serves as a model for us – as one saying ‘yes’ to what life offers. What is it like for you to say ‘yes’ to life? Perhaps at this moment in your life you are being invited to say: ‘Here I am, Lord’?


Rahan Comhaltas: Table quiz to support the UNICEF Gaza Emergency Appeal in The Thatch Rahan, Saturday 30th December @ 8.30pm. Table of 4, €40.


Image is the Annunciation by Leonardo da Vinci

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