Aghaviller Parish Newsletter
Hugginstown and Stoneyford Churches.
18th. and 19th. April 2020.
“Second Sunday of Easter” – “Divine Mercy Sunday”
Priests living in the Parish:
Liam Cassin (Parish Priest)
Telephone: 056 776 8693 or
Mobile 087 231 2354
Peter Hoyne (Retired)
Telephone: 056 776 8678 or
Mobile 086 373 8492
Please do not hesitate to ring if you need assistance. Mass in Aghaviller Parish: –
All Public Masses on Saturdays, Sundays and Weekdays are cancelled.
Mass is said privately each day and is offered for all the people of our parish and for those who continue to care for the sick and those in need. Easter Water is still available in Hugginstown Church.
- Saturday 25th. Feast of St. Mark (Evangelist)
Nellie Cassin, Ballygerdra,
Nora and Kathleen Sadlier, Sheepstown,
Mass on Sunday 19th. April.
(Paddy Farrell,Kyleva; Mass on Sunday 26th. April)
Local Masses via Webcams:
- St. Mary’s Cathedral: www.stmaryscathedral.ie. St. Johns Church: www.stjohnskilkenny.com
- Mooncoin Church; www.mooncoinparish.ie
St. Mary’s Cathedral Restoration Fund Draw:
The new Draw was due to begin on Wednesday 25th. March. This was delayed for some months. Tickets are still available from the Parish House, Hugginstown. Prize money €5,000.00 per month. If you can support, please let us know as soon as possible; For more information please Telephone: 056 776 8693. or 087 231 2354
Diocesan Designated Liaison Person:
Mr. Cathal Cullen Tel: 087 100 0232 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
During these weeks please note that every Catholic is entitled to a dignified Christian Burial. Attendance at Funeral Masses or Service has to be private and limited to 10 family members.
If you need to speak to experienced couples and relationships counsellors during this time of unprecedented stress and pressure on family life; Contact: 01 531 3331 from 9.00am to 8.00 pm, Monday to Friday . All calls charged at local rate.
Trócaire urges supporters to retain Lenten Boxes until a later date. People can support Trócaire’s work and Lenten 2020 campaign at trocaire.org/donate or phone 1850 408 408. Please retain your Trócaire Box to return donations to Trócaire at a later date.
Volunteers for Hugginstown area for Kilkenny Co. Co (Covid-19) Emergency Response:
Tommy Murphy 0872115125;
Ger Carroll 0862571713;
Mary Carroll 0872128834
Larry O Shea 0877413113;
Paddy O Shea 0872289020;
Shane Power 0872228185
Paddy Farrell 0872062638;
Darragh Doyle 0873834434
Darragh Brennan 0857058337;
John Butler 0861964489
Mick Rohan 0861019191
Aoife Sheehan 0862032583;
Dan Blanchfield 0863263026
Stoneyford Development Association and Parents Association
have established a group of community volunteers who will assist anyone in need, to deliver medication, groceries, fuel to your front door. All volunteer’s numbers are listed in the Stoneyford area.
Reflection on the Sunday Readings: Readings for Sunday Mass are available below.
Prayer to St Roch:
Prayer to be preserved from contagious diseases:
O God, who through an Angle, promised St Roch that those who invoke His name or
seek His intercession will be preserved from all dangers and contagious diseases.
Grant that through His intercession we may be preserved from this present danger.
We ask this through Christ Our Lord. St. Rock pray for us.
All notices for the Newsletter to be left in before 5.00p.m. on Thursdays please.
Contact: Telephone: 056 776 8693 or email email@example.com.
A Reading from the Acts of the Apostles 2:42-47
The whole community remained faithful to the teaching of the apostles, to the brotherhood, to the breaking of bread and to the prayers.
The many miracles and signs worked through the apostles made a deep impression on everyone.
The faithful all lived together and owned everything in common; they sold their goods and possessions and shared out the proceeds among themselves according to what each one needed.
They went as a body to the Temple every day but met in their houses for the breaking of bread; they shared their food gladly and generously; they praised God and were looked up to by everyone. Day by day the Lord added to their community those destined to be saved.
A Reading from the First Letter of St.Peter 1:3-9
Blessed be God the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who in his great mercy has given us a new birth as his sons, by raising Jesus Christ from the dead, so that we have a sure hope and the promise of an inheritance that can never be spoilt or soiled and never fade away, because it is being kept for you in the heavens. Through your faith, God’s power will guard you until the salvation which has been prepared is revealed at the end of time. This is a cause of great joy for you, even though you may for a short time have to bear being plagued by all sorts of trials; so that, when Jesus Christ is revealed, your faith will have been tested and proved like gold – only it is more precious than gold, which is corruptible even though it bears testing by fire – and then you will have praise and glory and honour. You did not see him, yet you love him; and still without seeing him, you are already filled with a joy so glorious that it cannot be described, because you believe; and you are sure of the end to which your faith looks forward, that is, the salvation of your souls.
A Reading from the Gospel of St. John 20:19-31
In the evening of that same day, the first day of the week, the doors were closed in the room where the disciples were, for fear of the Jews. Jesus came and stood among them. He said to them, ‘Peace be with you’, and showed them his hands and his side. The disciples were filled with joy when they saw the Lord, and he said to them again, ‘Peace be with you.
‘As the Father sent me,
so am I sending you.’
After saying this he breathed on them and said:
‘Receive the Holy Spirit.
For those whose sins you forgive,
they are forgiven;
for those whose sins you retain,
they are retained.’
Thomas, called the Twin, who was one of the Twelve, was not with them when Jesus came. When the disciples said, ‘We have seen the Lord’, he answered, ‘Unless I see the holes that the nails made in his hands and can put my finger into the holes they made, and unless I can put my hand into his side, I refuse to believe.’ Eight days later the disciples were in the house again and Thomas was with them. The doors were closed, but Jesus came in and stood among them. ‘Peace be with you’ he said. Then he spoke to Thomas, ‘Put your finger here; look, here are my hands. Give me your hand; put it into my side. Doubt no longer but believe.’ Thomas replied, ‘My Lord and my God!’ Jesus said to him:
‘You believe because you can see me.
Happy are those who have not seen and yet believe.’
There were many other signs that Jesus worked and the disciples saw, but they are not recorded in this book. These are recorded so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing this you may have life through his name.