Parish Newsletter- 3rd March 2024

Mass times for the week aheadMASS INTENTIONS
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 Graham. James Kennedy. Deceased of the Concannon family. Sean Rabbitte. Anne Reynolds & deceased of the Reynolds, Nolan & Keenan families.
Tuesday 05th March @7.30pm
St. Adrian
Nora & Tim Rabbette
Wednesday 6th March @10.00am
St. Basil
No intention.
Wednesday 6th March @7.30pm
St. Basil
No intention.
Thursday 7th March @10.00am
Ss. Perpetua & Felicity
No Intention.
Friday 8th March @10.00am
St. John of God
No Intention
Saturday 9th March @10.00am
James (Web) Dunne. Lilly Minnock.
Saturday 9th March @7.00pm
Christy Egan (Month’s Memory). Noel Fitzpatrick. Jimmy, Monica & Joseph Shanly.
Sunday 10th March @10.00am
Val Dillon. Frank Keegan. Madge, Hugh, Anne & deceased of the Holloway family
Sunday 10th March @11.30am
Aidan O’Reilly (Month’s Memory). Brendan Hogan. Jerry Rock. Margaret & Daniel Mahon.Joe, Pauric, Kathleen & Patrick Geoghegan.

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 Jeremy Goode, Railway View; for Teedy Nally, Horseleap; Kathleen Cornally, Railway View: all recently deceased. R.I.P.

Destroy this Sanctuary and in Three Days I will Raise it up!
If in today’s Gospel, Jesus somehow saw himself as the revelation of the Kingdom, then he must have had a sense that he himself was the ‘new’ Temple where God would dwell. At heart, the Kingdom that Jesus was introducing to us was an internal Kingdom. It would live within us. There would no longer be any need for a Temple of wood and stone. God would from now on dwell within us. In our Gospel this Sunday, Jesus says almost exactly this: “Destroy this temple, and I will raise it again in three days.” Even though his disciples didn’t understand it at the time, after the Resurrection they were able to see that “…the temple he had spoken of was his body.” We will never be sure exactly why Jesus chose this particular moment to cleanse the Temple, an action which, in many ways, sealed his fate. However, we can see that Jesus’ life, his mission, and his awareness of himself as being the revelation of the Kingdom, have led to a climax, a conclusion he knows he must face. As we journey closer to Easter, we have so much to ponder and bring to our prayer. Asking the Lord to open our hearts so that we can better understand the great mystery of Easter is a prayer well worth making…

LIFE IN THE SPIRIT SEMINARS continue in St. Brigid’s Parish Centre, Clara over the next 3 Thursday nights at 8.00pm. Guest speaker each night. Enquiries from Kay on (085) 711 4205. Come and be renewed in your Christian Faith!

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

Mass for Vocations in Cathedral of Christ the King, Mullingar, Thursday 7th March at 7.30pm. Fr. Barry White, our newest and youngest priest in the Diocese will preach. Christ so needs workers for His Kingdom. If you feel called to the Priesthood, place your trust in the Lord. All most welcome to attend.

Meath Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes, September 10th, led by Bishop Deenihan. All pilgrims will be accommodated in hotels with 4, 5 and 6 night options with fares starting at €769. Further information and booking forms are available from Joe Walshtours or phone (01) 241 0800.

We have European students arriving in Clara to attend school and live with a host family. We are looking for host families to welcome students into their homes. To find out more about the benefits and €€€ of becoming a host family, please contact Miriam on (087) 646 3341 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 24th/25th February:
Development Fund: €1,915; Plate: €730.
Thank You!


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