Parish Newsletter- 11th February 2024

Mass times for the week aheadMASS INTENTIONS
Saturday 10th February @7.00pm
Joe, Peg, John, Jimmy & Josephine Grennan
Sunday 11th February @10.00am
Michael Pettit. Eileen Digan & deceased of the
Digan & Birmingham families.
Sunday 11th February @11.30am
Theresa Purcell. Peter Digan. Patrick Connegan.
Joseph & deceased of the Mannion family.
Tuesday 13th February @7.30pm
St. Catherine de Ricci
Joe & Alberta Boland
Wednesday 14th February @10.00am
Sts. Cyril & Methodius
Ash Wednesday

Day of Fast of Abstinence
Wednesday 14th February @7.30pm
Sts. Cyril & Methodius
Ash Wednesday
Day of Fast of Abstinence
Thursday 15th February @10.00am
St. Walfrid
No Intention
Friday 16th February @10.00am
St. Daniel
No Intention.
Saturday 17th February @10.00am
Joan & John Clyne
Saturday 17th February @7.00pm
Brendan Egan (Month’s Mind). P.J. Walsh.
Sunday 18th February @10.00am
No Intention
Sunday 18th February @11.30am
Des & Chris Kennedy. Michael Sheridan.
Jimmy, Molly, Peter & deceased of the Dolan family.
Noel Molloy. Shane Rabbitte.

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!

Please pray for the souls of Cristopher Egan, Oak View; & for Theresa Purcell, Church Road: both recently deceased. R.I.P.

The Leprosy Left the Man at Once, and He was Cured…
It is clear from today’s gospel that Jesus’ compassion for people suffering was an outstanding characteristic of his ministry. We see the healing power of God at work through him. Recall times when the compassion of others has had a healing effect on you. Remember also when your compassion towards someone in trouble brought them hope, healing or strength. ‘If you choose, you can make me clean’. Our choice is a key factor in how we affect others. We cannot choose to have no impact on the people in our lives. Even a choice to do nothing has an effect. When have you been particularly aware of the importance of your choice to be a positive influence on another? Lepers were forced to live away from others. The leper’s cure meant that he was also readmitted to contact with the community. Perhaps you recall people who were once ostracized being brought back into family or community. Who was the Jesus person who helped this healing to take place? The joy of the leper on being healed was such that he could not keep the good news to himself. Bring to mind occasions when you were so filled with good news that you could not keep it to yourself…

Mass for Temperance Sunday & World Day of Prayer for the Sick will be broadcast on Sunday 11th February at 11.00am on RTÉ TV & Radio.

LIFE IN THE SPIRIT Seminars continue in St. Brigid’s Parish Centre, Clara over the next 6 Thursday nights at 8.00pm. Guest speaker each night. Enquiries form Kay on (085) 711 4205. Come and be renewed in your Christian Faith!

Young Adult Retreat for Lent (18-40 yrs): Come, join other young people in prayer, friendship in the faith, talks, Confessions & time to talk with a member of the team and Mass. Cost €20. Contact Sr. Una 090 6481866 or email: /">.

ALONE: Would you be willing to provide companionship or make calls to Older People once a week? ALONE are seeking volunteers in your area. Full training and support provided. If interested please sign up here: for more information, contact Fiona on or on (086) 136 6539.

A DATE for you and your spouse/ fianceé. A CANA experience for couples. Share Afternoon tea and treats, explore relationship-related topics, pray with other couples on Sunday the 18th February @ 4.00pm. Ceili House, Kilbeggan, N91 NY28. For info email , call (085) 102 5464 or

Knock Pilgrimages: Escorted Tour to Westport, Knock and Mayo, 3rd March. €799.00 pps. Price includes 5 nights in 4* Castlecourt Hotel, Westport with Dinner. Contact, (087) 1890 236 or

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 & HorseleapSunday 2nd June.

Collections for 3rd/4th February:
Plate: €775; Development Fund: €1,400; Christmas Offerings: €80.
Thank You!


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