Parish Newsletter- 25th February 2024

Mass times for the week aheadMASS INTENTIONS
Saturday 24th February @7.00pm
Trevor Cornally. Tom & Bridie Minnock.
Hugh, Jane & Brian Kinahan
Sunday 25th February @10.00am
No intention.
Sunday 25th February @11.30am
Brian Boland. Sonny Bracken. Alice Clynes.
Deceased of the Troy & Mooney families.
Tuesday 27th February @7.30pm
St. Gregory 0f Narek
Bernard Dunne
Wednesday 28th February @10.00am
No intention.
Wednesday 28th February @7.30pm
Joe & Nancy Dunne.
Thursday 29th February @10.00am
No intention..
Friday 1st March @10.00am
St. David
Mass for all on the Parish List of the Dead.
Saturday 2nd March @10.00am
No intention.
Saturday 2nd March @7.00pm
Joe & Lucy Lowry
Sunday 3rd March @10.00am
Phonsie & Ellen McDonnell.
William & Margaret Kirrane. Paddy Parker.
Sunday 3rd March @11.30am
Annie & deceased of the Graham family.
James Kennedy.Deceased of the Concannon family.
 Sean Rabbitte. Anne Reynolds & deceased of the Reynolds, Nolan & Keenan families

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 soul of Susan Melia, Church View; recently deceased.  R.I.P.

This is My Son, Whom I Love, listen to Him…
Today’s gospel demonstrates that some special spiritual experiences are almost impossible to describe in words. The Transfiguration was one of these. Jesus had a new and deeper insight into his relationship with his heavenly Father, one that would sustain him through what lay ahead of him. Have you had WOW moments that you found hard to describe to others? How have these sustained you in difficult times? It can be both scary and wonderful to witness transformation in another, especially a person who is close. At times parents get a taste of this when a child’s talent blossoms and is recognised by the child. We may also experience it when a dear friend recognises s/he is in a blind alley and gives up an addiction. ‘This is my Son, whom I love. Listen to him.’ Peter, James and John were particularly close to Jesus, but they were not good at listening to Jesus, especially when he spoke of the painful road of servant discipleship. Jesus is the one we must listen to, even when his message is hard to hear. It is in this message we find life. When have you found this to be true? Strangely this instruction came to the disciples when they were confused and ‘in a cloud’. Perhaps you recall a moment of insight coming to you at a time when you were confused.

LIFE IN THE SPIRIT SEMINARS continue in St. Brigid’s Parish Centre, Clara over the next 4 Thursday nights at 8.00pm. Guest speaker each night. Enquiries form Kay on (085) 711 4205. Come and be renewed in your Christian Faith!

YOUTH MEET & PRAYER GATHERING (+18 years) in the Cathedral of Christ the King, Mullingar at 7:30pm on Friday 1st March. An opportunity for young adults to join together for adoration, prayer, reflection & discussion assisted with the support and guidance of priests from the diocese and the Franciscan Sisters of the Renewal. Share the invite and bring a friend or two. Contact Fr. Mark English, for more info: .

Why not check out some good things for Lent on the diocesan website;

Moate Business College Spring 2024 Night Classes: starting on Tuesday, courses such as Introduction to Drawing, Flower Arranging, Guitar, Computers for Beginners, Introduction to Microsoft Excel, Conversation French & Irish & Introduction to Sewing still have spaces on them. Check out our full range of night classes on our website or our Facebook/Instagram pages.

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 17th/18th February:
Development Fund: €1,510; Plate: €830; Offerings: €15.
Thank You!


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