Parish Newsletter- 14th January 2024

Mass times for the week ahead MASS INTENTIONS
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. Sonny Tracey
Tuesday 16th January @7.30pm
Clara
St. Fursa
No Intention
Wednesday 17th January @7.30pm
Clara
St. Anthony of Egypt
Anne & Paula Hynes. Krysztof Pieton
Thursday 18th January @10.00am
Clara
St. Charles of Sezze
No Intention
Friday 19th January @10.00am
Clara
St. Fillian
James & Bridget Redmond
Saturday 20th January @10.00am
Clara
Sts. Fabian & Sebastian
No Intention.
Saturday 20th January @7.00pm
Clara
Una Hennessey. Paddy & Eileen Fallon
Sunday 21st January @10.00am
Horseleap
Jimmy Looram. James & Mary Bridget Fox. Annie & deceased of the McCormack family. Fr. Seamus Sheerin
Sunday 21st January @11.30am
Clara
Terry Daniels (Months Memory). Brian & Jenny Finley.
Everleigh Gaughran. Joseph Bracken. Michael Quinn

Please Pray for Ronnie Hughes, The Green; and for Paddy Kelly, Marion Square: 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!


We have found the Messiah…
In today’s Gospel, John pointed the disciples towards Jesus as the one they should follow. Remember the people in your life who have pointed you in a new and life-giving direction? Perhaps in some cases this may have involved directing you away from your association with them, e.g., leaving home, changing jobs, etc. Where do you live? Jesus did not respond to the question by giving the disciples his address. He invited them to come and experience where and how he lived. Discipleship is a lived experience. What experiences have helped you to learn how Jesus lived, and what he was looking for in life? How has this attracted you to follow him? What is your experience of gathering in small groups to learn to live like Jesus by listening to the gospel together? Where two or three are gathered in his name, Jesus is there with them. What group experiences have helped your faith to grow? Andrew did not keep the good news to himself but also invited his brother to join him in following Jesus. What is your experience of receiving, or giving, an invitation to join in some worthwhile venture?


Clara St. Vincent De Paul Conference would like thank everyone who contributed to their recent Christmas Campaign Collection. Your support is greatly appreciated.

St. Brigid’s Credit Union 56th AGM: Monday 29th January @ 8.00pm in Scouts Den. Free Draw for those in Attendance and refreshments provided. All members welcome.

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

The Diocese is seeking to recruit for the role of a Director of Faith Development in the Diocese of Meath. The post holder will be required to lead and work under their own initiative, as well as work as part of a team to develop and implement new approaches, resources and programmes to adult faith formation, sacramental preparation and evangelisation in parishes across the diocese. 5 year Fixed Term Contract, 35 hours per week. Salary; €40,000-€42,500 gross per annum. Full details at: www.dioceseofmeath.ie. Closing date for applications, 5.00pm on Friday 2nd February.


Dates for Your Diary!
Confirmation: Tuesday 9th April
First Holy Communion: Boys School, Clara – Sunday 5th May
Girls School, Clara – Sunday 19th May
Horseleap & Streamstown Schools – Sunday 26th May
Blessings of Graves in Clara & Horseleap – Sunday 2nd June.


Collections for 6th/7th January:
Plate: €610; Development Fund: €1,215; Christmas Offerings: €585.
Thank You!


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