Parish Newsletter- 7th April 2024

Mass times for the week aheadMASS INTENTIONS
Saturday 06th April @7.00pm
Clara
Michael White (jnr.). Anne Naughton. Nancy McGee.
William & Angela McCaffrey.
Sunday 07th April @10.00am
Horseleap
Hugh &deceased of the Slevin Family. Mark Norris.
Deceased of Horseleap/Streamstown ICA
Sunday 07th April @11.30am
Clara
Michael, Teresa & John McCaffrey. Baby Lucy Mullen.
Joe Cullen. Johnny & Teresa Hanamy
Tuesday 09th April @7.30pm
Clara
St. Demetrius
No Intention
Wednesday 10th April @7.30pm
Clara
St. Malchus
Joe, Frances & deceased of the Redmond family.
Thursday 11th April @10.00am
Clara
St. Stanislaus
No Intention.
Friday 12th April @10.00am
Clara
St. Julius
No Intention
Saturday 13th April @10.00am
Clara
St. Martin I (pope)
Kathleen, Tom, Peter, Michael & Margaret Fagan.
Peter & Elizabeth Judge
Saturday 13th April @7.00pm
Clara
Ollie & Martin O’Connor..
Sunday 14th April @10.00am
Horseleap
Tom, Theresa, Michael & deceased of the Gannon family.
Jim Kelly.
Sunday 14th April @11.30am
Clara
Frank, Margaret & Bobby Simpson. Joe Sammon.

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 to 9.00pm.
All are welcome!


Please pray for the soul of  Patrick Robbins, The Green; recently deceased. R.I.P.


Divine Mercy Sunday.
‘Peace be with you’ was the greeting of Jesus on meeting his frightened apostles. Who has come to you bringing peace at times when you were frightened? For whom have you been an agent of peace? The greeting is followed by Jesus missioning his apostles, and us, to continue his project of spreading the Good News of God’s love and forgiveness. What does it mean to you to see yourself as missioned by Jesus? Jesus promises the gift of the Holy Spirit to empower the disciples to be witnesses to forgiveness. Forgiveness is at times an essential step on the road to peace. Perhaps you can recall when holding on to a hurt or grudge disturbed your inner peace. What helped you to forgive and find peace? Thomas, doubting and questioning, is possibly a person with whom we can all identify. What part have doubting, and questioning, played on your faith journey? How has your faith been strengthened by such moments? ‘Blessed are they who have not seen and yet believed’. That requires great trust. Perhaps you too have had the experience of being trusted without having had to prove every step along the way…


Clara Musical Society present Sister Act, 9th to 13th April at 8.00pm nightly. (7.00pm Saturday show) in GAA Centre. Tickets €16 on Tuesday night, €20 all other nights. Family ticket €70. Bookings can be made on www.clarams.com

YOUTH MEET & PRAYER GATHERING (+18 years) in Ashbourne Church @ 7:30pm Friday 12th April. An opportunity for young adults to join together for adoration, prayer, reflection. Share the invite and bring a friend or two. Contact Fr. Mark English for more info: .

National Eucharistic Adoration Pilgrimage to Knock on Sunday 14th April. Full Bus details on www.eucharisticadoration.ie

OFFALY VOLUNTEER CENTRE – if you are interested in registering your voluntary organisation with us or becoming a volunteer for the many organisations in our community please contact us on: (083) 015 4669 anytime – or look us up on www.volunteeroffaly.ie

SeniorLine: is Ireland’s national telephone service for older people open every day of the year 10.00am-10.00pm, Freephone 1800 80 45 91. Callers may wish to discuss a problem in confidence, or may need company during their day. SeniorLine’s older volunteers are trained to listen, to support, to discuss options and to refer a caller to other helpful services if necessary.

UCD Protein & Exercise Programme for Older Adults: Are you over 70 yrs and living alone? Want to get Stronger? Sign up for a 12 week online exercise class, protein drinks and dietary advice, all free of charge. For further information contact Catherine Fallon at UCD 01 7163256 or email:


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 31st March/1st April:
Development Fund: €1,660; Plate: €1,130; Easter Offerings: 4,335; Holy Land: 540; Trocaire: 6,455.
Thank You!


Come Holy Spirit, fill our hearts with your love!

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