Parish Newsletter- 21st April 2024

Mass times for the week aheadMASS INTENTIONS
Saturday 20th April @7.00pm
Clara
Breeda, Luke, Christiana & Pat Bracken.
Sunday 21th April @10.00am
Horseleap
Christy & Kevin Glennon. Richard & Margaret Meares
Sunday 21th April @11.30am
Clara
Tony Roche (Month’s Mind). Pat Joe & Eileen Flattery & deceased of the Flattery & Minnock families. Blaine Bracken. Jimmy Quinlan. Kathleen Tracey. Christopher McGowan
Tuesday 23th April @7.30pm
Clara
St. George
Patrick, Bridget & deceased of the Smith family
Wednesday 24th April @7.30pm
Clara
St. Fidelis of Sigmaringen
Anthony O’Neill
Thursday 25th April @10.00am
Clara
St. Mark, Evangelist
No Intention
Friday 26th April @10.00am
Clara
Mary & Kevin Fallon
Saturday 27th April @10.00am
Clara
St. Aicus
No Intention
Saturday 27th April @7.00pm
Clara
Hughie O’Brien (Month’s Mind). David McGrath (Month’s Mind). Tommy & Ann Redmond
Sunday 28th April @10.00am
Horseleap
J.J. & Mary McCormack.
Sunday 28th April @11.30am
Clara
Paddy Dunne. Paul Grennan. Patrick Coen. John, Mary, Joe & Marie Dunne

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 souls of Mary Robbins, Kilmucklin; and for James Fleming, Marion Square: both recently deceased. R.I.P.


Day of Prayer for Vocations
Our relationship with those ‘in charge’ of us changes when we sense that not only are they in charge, but they care. Remember the difference this made for you as a child and give thanks for the caring adults who were part of your life. The good shepherd ‘lays down his life for the sheep’. When has your care for another led you to ‘lay down your life’ for that person, e.g., as a friend, parent, spouse, son or daughter? When have you known another to do this for you? Jesus speaks of the freedom of the Good Shepherd in laying down his life. Faced with the needs of others, we can at times feel trapped into looking after them, caught by duty, obligation, or guilt. We can become like the hired hands doing a job without care for the person. Perhaps you have experienced both attitudes, caring for others under duress and caring by your free choice. What difference did it make when you chose to care for the other, even in circumstances where you had little option?


Blessings of Graves will take place on Sunday 2nd June at 3.00pm in Clara & at 4.00pm in Horseleap


Streamstown/Horseleap Community Games Bake Sale & Coffee Morning, today Sunday 21st April at 11.00am in the Community centre Streamstown.

Vocations Sunday Holy Hour in St. Patrick & St. Seachnall’s Church, Dunshaughlin, Sunday 21st April at 5.00pm. All priests of the Diocese of Meath and those considering a call to the Sacred Priesthood are invited. In this time of prayer for Vocations, we will reflect on Christ, Shepherd and Priest. Vocations Information: Fr. Tony Gonoude 044 9373923, www.meathvocations.com Facebook: Diocese Of Meath Vocations.

Talk on the Cause of Fr Willie Doyle Thursday 25 April at 7.30 pm, Parish Centre Mullingar. Speakers: Patrick Kenny, Father Willie Doyle Association; Jack Engelmann, University of Notre Dame and Bishop Tom Deenihan. Individual blessings available with Fr Doyle’s personal crucifix.

Offaly Branch Irish Kidney Association meeting in Charleville Community Centre, Church Rd, Tullamore Thursday 25th April @ 7.45pm. The IKA provides support to kidney patients and their families. All welcome. For more information see www.ika.ie or call Marjorie on (085) 866 8710

As part of a joint initiative the three Clara Schools, Scoil Phroinsiais, Scoil Bhríde and Ard Scoil Chiaráin Naofa have come together to hold Positive Week from April 19th to 26th. The three schools together with Clara Family Resource Centre, St Vincent De Paul, Clara Library, Heritage Society and Tullamore School Completion Project are all part of the Local Education Committee and work together on education related issues in the community.

Our One Day Pilgrimage to Lough Derg, Monday 27th May. Please let Fr Seamus Houlihan (090) 648 1951 or Dominique Foley (086) 387 4253 know if you are interested in going. The cost of the retreat is €80 incl. transport.


Dates for Your Diary!
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 13th/14th April:
Development Fund: €1,600; Plate: €765; Easter Offerings: 410; Trocaire: 430.
Thank You!

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