Parish Newsletter- 30th June 2024

Mass times for the week aheadMASS INTENTIONS
Saturday 29th June @7.00pm
Fr. Paddy Keary & deceased priests who served in Clara. Gerry Beggelton. Phil Bastic.
Sunday 30th June @10.00am
John, Lilly & Maura Casey
Sunday 30th June @11.30am
For the intentions of the people of the Parish
Tuesday 2nd July @7.30pm
No Intention.
Wednesday 3rd July @7.30pm
St. Thomas, Apostle
Bridget & Lawrence Hogan & deceased of the
Goode & Hogan families.
Thursday 4th July @10.00am
St. Elizabeth of Portugal
No Intention.
Friday 5th July @10.00am
Mass For All on the List of the Dead.
Brigid Smith.
Saturday 6th July @10.00am
St. Maria Goretti
Noel, Bertha, Lorraine & Michael Kenny
Saturday 6th July @7.00pm
Patrick & Brigid Scanlon. Tommy Harris. John & Brigid Hynes. Edward & Agnes Guinan. John Guilfoyle
Sunday 7th July @10.00am
John & deceased of the Curran family. Ann Carey, Ann & deceased of the Carey family. Paddy & Chris McDonnell. Frank & Rita Moran
Sunday 7th July @11.30am

Noel Delaney. Donal, Sean, Dan & May Rabbitte.

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 Claire Buckley Tullamore/Kilmucklin; recently deceased.  R.I.P.

‘You are Peter and on this Rock I will build my Church.’
In today’s Gospel, probably the greatest compliment we could pay Peter and Paul is to reflect on our own call to “follow him”. Something in our backstories brought us to Jesus and his message. Something attracted us to Jesus in a way others did not feel themselves attracted to him and his message. They were the “follow me…” moments and they were truly encounters with Jesus. Peter heard the call when he was relaxed, mending his nets by the lake. Paul heard the call when he was bubbling over with self-righteous anger and hatred, and it knocked him into darkness. The call of Jesus to each of us is just as real and just as important as the call of Peter and Paul. Jesus wants us to respond, just as Peter and Paul responded. The wonderful thing is that in calling ourselves Christian, and proudly professing the Creed, we already have responded, and we already are “following him”. For that alone, we can be truly thankful.

Clara Town Band will hold a Free Concert in St. Brigid’s Church, Clara on Wednesday 3rd of July after 7.30pm Mass, at 8.00pm. All are invited to the ongoing 50/50 Draw on the 2nd Tuesday of each month. Envelopes €2 each or 3 for €5. Your support is greatly appreciated.

Retreat for Young Adults (18-40 yrs) St. Columban’s Dalgan Park, Navan Saturday 6th July 10.00am to 5.30pm. Mass, talks, adoration, confession, spiritual direction if desired. Cost: €20. Contact; Sr Úna (090) 648 166, email;

‘Providing compassionate care at the end of life’. To address the sensitive issue of compassionate care at the end of life, and in response to the need to inform the faithful of Catholic teaching on this important life issue that affects so many families, the Bishops of Ireland have published the pastoral letter: ‘Freedom to Live Fully, Until Death Comes’. You are invited to read this letter and view the accompanying video Through the Valley, which offers personal testimonies by carers and people with terminal illness. The key message of both letter and video asserts that every person possesses inherent, infinite dignity that remains intact regardless of their circumstances. In this context, bishops strongly oppose the Oireachtas Committee’s proposal to Government to legislate for assisted suicide, and call on support for healthcare workers who uphold the sanctity of life. To read ‘Freedom to Live Fully, Until Death Comes’ and to watch ‘Through the Valley’, visit

Antoinette Geoghegan will host an Ice Cream Party (with Bouncing Castle) for Down Syndrome Ireland at her house in Kilbride, Clara, R35HC66 on Saturday 20th July, 3.00-6.00pm. Come and join in the fun to raise much needed funds for Down Syndrome Ireland to continue their amazing work nationwide.

Collections for 23rd/24th June:
Development Fund: 1,200; Plate: 610; Offerings: 10.
Thank You!


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