Parish Newsletter- 7th January 2024

Mass times for the week ahead MASS INTENTIONS
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. Mick & Ann Lynam. Don Griffith. Bridget, Tom & Tom Hogan
Tuesday 9th January @7.30pm
Clara
St. Epicharis
Dora, Patrick & deceased of the Flattery family
Wednesday 10th January @7.30pm
Clara
St. Dermot
Bobby Murphy. Ann & Monica Gavin.

Deceased of the Coyne & Flanagan families
Thursday 11th January @10.00am
Clara
No Intention
Friday 12th January @10.00am
Clara
St. Tatiana
No Intention
Saturday 13th January @10.00am
Clara
No Intention.
Saturday 13th January @7.00pm
Clara
Sean & Trudy Cushen. Frank, Kathleen & Francis Newman
Sunday 14th January @10.00am
Horseleap
Wilma Colgan & Grandparents. Edward Martin
Sunday 14th January @11.30am
Clara
Josie Quinlan

Please Pray for Ronnie Hughes, The Green and Sean Reilly, Rahan & Manchester, both recently deceased. R.I.P.


Adoration of the Blessed Eucharist
Come to me all you who labour and are burdened. I will give you peace
Monday & Friday – 5.00-6.00pm
Tuesday & Wednesday – after 7.30pm Mass.
All are welcome!


The Baptism of the Lord
In today’s Gospel, the baptism of Jesus was an extraordinary religious experience for him. Something happened that was a major step forward for Jesus in coming to know that he was the beloved Son of God. We all have events in our lives that are milestones along the road of discovering who we are. What have been these milestones for you? ‘You are my Son, the Beloved; with you I am well pleased.’ Bring to mind experiences in which you knew you were the beloved (of God or of another person) and that the one who loved you was well pleased. Remember these experiences with gratitude, knowing that the only proper response to love received is thankfulness. Perhaps you have also given that experience to another. It is easy to lament the growing secularisation in the world today, but the Spirit of God who spoke loudly to the world in the Christ-event is active today. How can we be open to the new things the Spirit is saying to the church today? John gives an example of humility as a person confident in his own role but not seeking to claim to be more than he is. He acknowledges that Jesus is greater. There is a freedom in being able to acknowledge the gifts of others without losing a sense of one’s own giftedness.


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 4th 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 30th/31st December:
Plate: €665; Development Fund: €1,120; Christmas Offerings: €365.
Thank You!


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