Parish Newsletter- 10th March 2024

Mass times for the week aheadMASS INTENTIONS
Saturday 09th March @7.00pm
Clara
Christy Egan (Month’s Memory). Theresa Purcell (Month’s Memory). Jimmy, Monica & Joseph Shanly. Noel Fitzpatrick. Kathleen & James Feehan. Kathleen & Jimmy Rickard.
Sunday 10th March @10.00am
Horseleap
Val Dillon. Frank Keegan. Madge, Hugh, Anne & deceased of the Holloway family
Sunday 10th March @11.30am
Clara
Aidan O’Reilly (Month’s Memory). Brendan Hogan. Jerry Rock. Margaret & Daniel Mahon. Theresa Hanamy. Joe, Pauric, Kathleen & Patrick Geoghegan
Tuesday 12th March @7.30pm
Clara
St. Peter of Nicomedia
John, Rita, Raymond & William Fitpatrick.
Wednesday 13th March @10.00am
Horseleap
St. Macedonius
No intention.
Wednesday 13th March @7.30pm
Clara
St. Macedonius
Pat, Annie & Liz Kelly. James, Catherine & deceased of the O’Brien family. Michael & Brigid & deceased of the Kelly family.
Thursday 14th March @10.00am
Clara
St.  Matilda
No Intention.
Friday 15th March @10.00am
Clara
St. Mancius
No Intention
Saturday 16th March @10.00am
Clara
No Intention
Saturday 16th March @7.00pm
Clara
Susan Melia (Month’s Memory). Christina Johnson. Michael, Bridget, Joe & Michael O’Brien. John Naughton. Mary Caffrrey. Nora Brennan. Eileen & Peter Scully. Tom Digan.
ST. PATRICK’S DAY
Sunday 17th March @10.00am
Horseleap
Patrick & Teresa Quinn.
ST. PATRICK’S DAY
Sunday 17th March @11.30am
Clara
Eamonn & Lillian Fleming. Paddy Dolan. George, Annie & Rose Digan. Eilish Ford.

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 Kathleen Cornally, Railway View; and for Tom Dignan, Florida & Clara: both recently deceased. R.I.P.


“Let us all say: enough … Stop the War! In saying this, we join with many in our parishes, together with all people of goodwill, in demanding an immediate end to the daily horror of killing, wounding and destruction of property and infrastructure there.”
Statement of the Spring General Meeting of the Bishops’ Conference


Everyone who Believes in Him will have Eternal Life!
Today’s Gospel refers to the coming of Jesus into the world as presenting us with a choice: whoever chooses darkness will face a judgment of condemnation; whoever chooses light will have a judgment of salvation. The judgment is always the consequence of the free choice of each person: whoever practices evil seeks the darkness; evil always hides, it covers itself. Whoever seeks the truth, that is, who practices what is good, comes to the light, illuminates the paths of life. Whoever walks in the light, whoever approaches the light, cannot but do good works. This is what we are called to do with greater dedication during Lent: to welcome the light into our conscience, to open our hearts to God’s infinite love, to his mercy full of tenderness and goodness, to his forgiveness. Do not forget that God always forgives, always, if we humbly ask for forgiveness. It is enough just to ask for forgiveness, and he forgives. In this way we will find true joy and will be able to rejoice in God’s forgiveness, which regenerates and gives life.
Pope Francis


LIFE IN THE SPIRIT SEMINARS continue in St. Brigid’s Parish Centre, Clara over the next 2 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; www.dioceseofmeath.ie

Join Us on Wednesday night @ 7.30pm in Clara Church for Mass and some Extra Prayer for Lent!

The Chrism Mass at which the Holy Oils for the Sacraments are blessed will take place on Wednesday 27th March at 7.00pm in Mullingar Cathedral. Refreshments afterwards in Mullingar Parish Centre. All Welcome!

25th Pioneer National Ball on Saturday April 6th. Mass at 6.00pm in the Cathedral Mullingar, followed by guest speaker, dinner, music and dancing at the Annebrook House Hotel. For details & tickets contact Dermot (085) 720 1646 or Daisy (087) 654 4626

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 Walsh tours, www.joewalshtours.ie or phone (01) 241 0800.


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 2nd/3rd March:
Development Fund: €1,445; Plate: €615; Offerings: €60.
Thank You!


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