Aghaviller Parish Newsletter

Hugginstown and Stoneyford Churches.
30th. June and 1st. July  2018.

 “Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time”

St. Thomas.

Priests in the Parish:

Liam Cassin

Telephone:    056 776 8693        or     

Mobile           087 231 2354

Peter Hoyne

Telephone:  056 776 8678       or     

Mobile         086 373 8492

Mass Times in Aghaviller Parish:   –    Monday 2nd. to Sunday 8th. July 2018

Hugginstown:  

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday  and Friday at 9.30a.m 

VigilSaturday 7th. at 8.00p.m.;

Sunday  8th. at 11.00a.m. 

Stoneyford:

Wednesday at 7.00p.m. and Friday 8.00p.m.(Cemetery Mass)

 VigilSaturday 7th. at 6.30p.m.;

Sunday 8th.at 10.00a.m.

Tuesday 3rd.      Feast of St. Thomas (Apostle)

Wednesday 4th. Feast of St. Elizabeth of Portugal.

Friday 6th.         Feast of St. Maria Goretti.          First Friday

Visitation with Holy Communion will take place as usual next Friday.

Please let us know if you would like to receive Holy Communion in your home for the First Fridays or at any other time.

Cemetery Masses       –  

Mass in Stoneyford Cemetery on Friday 6th. July at 8.00p.m.

              Mass in Hugginstown Cemetery on Saturday 7th. July at 8.00p.m.

Pray for:          

Anniversaries:  

Kitty Dalton,Boolyglass.   Mass in Hugginstown Church on Saturday 30th. June at 8.00p.m.

Patrick and Mary Murphy,Kyle.

Rota for next week-end: 7th.  and 8th. July:  – (Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time)

Readers:

Stoneyford:

Saturday 6.30p.m. Sheila Raggett;

Sunday 11.00a.m. Fred Malzard

Hugginstown:

Saturday 8.00p.m. Tommy Murphy;

Sunday 11.00a.m. Caroline Kenneally

Eucharistic Ministers:                                                   

Stoneyford: 

Saturday 6.30p.m. Pat Kenny; 

Sunday 10.00a.m. Maria Reid

Hugginstown:

Saturday 8.00p.m. Nancy Hearne;

Sunday 11.00a.m. Mary Cahill

New Rota for 2018/2019 is available in the Sacristy:     Please collect after Mass.

Wedding:

Congratulations to Anne Marie Wallace, Stonecarthy and Niall Lindsay, Eglinton, Co. Derry, who were married in Stoneyford Church on Saturday 23rd. June.

June Collection:

Many thanks to all who contributed to the “June Collection”over the past few weeks.

This collection is for the support of the priests of the Parish and the Diocese.

Collection: 

The Collection for the “Holy Father”(Peter’s Pence) will be held after all Masses this weekend 30th.June/1st. July.

Safeguarding Contacts:

Diocesan Designated Liaison Person:

Mr Cathal CullenTel: 087 100 0232  or  dlp@ossory.ie

Diocese of Ossory Web Page:  www.ossory.ie

Gardaí 1800 555 222:    Tusla – Kilkenny Area Tel: 052 617 7302

Aghaviller Parish Representatives are

Teresa Broderick and

Carmel O’Toole

World Meeting of Families:

On Sunday 26th. August, Mass will be Celebrated  by Pope Francis in the Phoenix Park at 3.00p.m.  A bus has been booked by the Parish for those wishing to travel and tickets have also been booked.  If you travel by bus there is no need to book your own tickets for Sunday 26th.  Please leave your name with any of the following before Monday 9th. July if you are interested in travelling by bus.  Tel:  056 776 8693  or  056 776 8008 or  056 776 8985.

There is still no further information about Saturday 25th. August; but it is expected that one family from every parish in Ireland will be invited to attend Pope Francis’ visit to Croke Park. When definite information is available we will seek families in our parish who are interested in taking up the offer to attend The Festival of Families.

Reflection on the Gospel:

Today’s Gospel offers us two stories of the healing miracles of Jesus showing us something of how God’s grace can enter our lives and transform our situations. We can all recall times when we were struggling, whether it be with a relationship or illness. We needed something to move us, to help us forgive, to help us walk away or to relieve us of physical pain. In the end it can be the simple gestures that save us: a kind word, someone praying for us, a gentle touch or we reach out to someone and like the woman with the haemorrhage we suddenly feel within ourselves that we are healed.

The woman is physically healed through her faith-filled action but Jesus reaches out to her in another way by calling her ‘Daughter’. He restores her status among the people. She would have been completely outcasted in society because of her illness and Jesus does not let social convention dictate who he should or should not acknowledge. All are children of God. We are called to do the same, to reach out to those whom society declares ‘unclean’ and those with whom we would rather not be associated. Jesus reminds the people of this woman’s true identity as a child of God.

      As Mark returns to the account of Jairus’ daughter we hear how Jesus restores the young girl to life with the simple words: ‘Little Girl, Get Up’!!!. God’s grace is gentle yet can bring life to situations of death. What do you need healing from today? Ask the Lord for what you need.   The important thing is that each believer discern his or her own path, that they bring out the very best of themselves, the most personal gifts that God has placed in their hearts, rather than hopelessly trying to imitate something not meant for them.’

By:  Jane Mellett.     mellettj@gmail.com

Newsletter:

All notices for the Newsletter to be left in before 5.00p.m. on Thursdays please.  

Contact:Telephone: 056 776 8693 or email liamcassin@ossory.ie.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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