Parish Newsletter- 31st December 2023

Week ahead MASS INTENTIONS
Saturday 30th December @7.00pm
Clara
Rosie Walsh
Sunday 31th December @10.00am
Horseleap
Frank, Bridget & Bernard Keegan
Sunday 31th December @11.30am
Clara
Betty & Paddy Fitzpatrick. Nora & Joe Newman.
Annie, Henry & deceased of the Dunne family
Monday 1st January @10.00am
Clara
World Day of Prayer of Peace.
The Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God.
Tuesday 2nd January @7.30pm
Clara
Sts. Basil & Gregory
No Intention.
Wednesday 3rd January @7.30pm
Clara
The Holy Name of Jesus
Jacko Cornally..
Thursday 4th January @10.00am
Clara
No Intention
FIRST FRIDAY
Friday 5th January @10.00am
Clara
Mass for All on the Parish list the Dead.
Saturday 6th January @10.00am
Clara
The Feast of the Epiphany.
Saturday 6th January @11.00am
Horseleap
The Feast of the Epiphany.
Saturday 6th January @7.00pm
Clara
Christy & Teresa Geoghegan. Paddy & Nan Robbins. Frank & Mary Ann Mullins. Marie Tobella. Joe, Rose & Johnny Bracken. Deceased of the Bastic Family. Tom, Molly, Joe & Jimmy Newman
Sunday 7th January @10.00am
Horseleap
No Intention
Sunday 7th January @11.30am
Clara
Olive Dunne. Margaret & Noel O,Brien. Rosaleen & Liam Lowe

Eternal God,
You give us the greatest Gift, the gift of life. In the coming year, help us use it wisely. May we grow in generosity, kindness and forgiveness, faith, hope and love.
Amen.


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


The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph
In today’s Gospel, what started out as an ordinary day for Joseph and Mary turned out to be a day with an encounter they would remember for a long time. Perhaps you too have had significant encounters on what you expected to be just an ordinary day? Simeon gave thanks because his eyes saw the salvation God had prepared. As you look back on the year ending today, in what ways have you experienced God’s salvation in your life: an experience of being loved, or discovering a sense of purpose in life, or being touched by the wonders of creation? Give thanks for those memories. Perhaps the past year may also have been one in which you have experienced great sorrow. What sword has pierced your soul and what has helped you to cope with it? The final sentence speaks of Jesus as one who grew and became strong and was filled with wisdom. What has helped you to grow in wisdom? Have you seen others grow in wisdom through the experience of life? Recall times when you had a sense of growing up in some way. What brought that about? Think also of how you have seen growth in another person.


The Offaly Camino Canal Way Walk and Mass from Tullamore’s Fiona Pender Memorial Way commencing at 9.00am along the Canal to Croghan Hill on St. Brigid’s Bank Holiday Sunday the 4th of February. Mass on Croghan Hill @ 2.00pm. Everyone welcome in any capacity or distance to join us at Holy Mass at Croghan Hill. We are looking for people to help raise much needed funds for Self Help Africa. More info and sponsorship cards from Laz Molloy on (086) 677 8807, Ricey Scully (086) 815 3047 or Nora Kavanagh on (087)994 5964, Ronan Scully on (087) 618 9094, www.selfhelpafrica.org or email


Collections for 23rd/24th/25th December:
Plate: €770; Development Fund: €2,200; Christmas Offerings: €8,945.
Thank You!


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