Aghaviller Parish Newsletter

Hugginstown and Stoneyford Churches.

26th. and 27th.. September 2020.  

   “Twenty-Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time”  

St. Jerome

Priests living within 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 Times in Aghaviller Parish:  –

Monday 28th. September to Sunday 4th. October 2020.

Hugginstown:  

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

  • Vigil  –  Saturday 3rd. at 8.00p.m.
  • Sunday 27th..  at 10.00a.m.

Stoneyford:   

  • Wednesday at 7.00p.m.      
  • Vigil   –  Saturday 26th.  at 6.30p.m. 
  1. Tuesday 28th.  Feast of Sts. Michael, Gabriel and Raphael (Archangels)
  2. Wednesday 30th.       Feast of St. Jerome                   
  3.  Thursday 1st.  Feast of St. Therese of the Child Jesus.
  4. Friday 2nd.      Feast of The Guardian Angels               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.  

Pray For:

Anniversary Mass this week-end:

In Hugginstown Church on Sunday 27th. September at 10.00a.m. –   John Grace,  Lismatigue.

Rota for next week-end:      

3rd. and 4th. October 2020    –    (Twenty-Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time)

Readers:

Stoneyford:

Saturday 6.30p.m. Sheila Raggett. 

Hugginstown:

Saturday 8.00p.m. Pat Duggan;

Sunday10.00a.m. Deirdre O’Shea

Eucharistic Ministers:                                                                     

Stoneyford: 

Saturday 6.30p.m. Bernie Grace. 

Hugginstown:

Saturday 8.00p.m. Mary Murphy;  

Sunday10.00a.m. Lillian Carr.

First Holy Communion:

Congratulations to all the pupils in Newmarket School who received their First Holy Communion on this Saturday 26th.

Many thanks to all the parents and teachers of our three schools for their cooperation in celebrating Confirmation and First Holy Communion in these strange times.  Little did we think last March that it would take six months to do so.

Covid-19:     

Proper protocols are in place in both Churches for the safety of all.  It appears there is no changes to highlight.

Week-end Mass in the Parish are as follows while numbers are restricted:   Stoneyford Church on Saturdays  at 6.30p.m   

Hugginstown Church on Saturdays at 8.00p.m. and Sundays at 10.00a.m.  

  1. Please use the seats that are marked for seating:  Every second row of seats is available for seating and family members are asked to sit together in the same seat.  
  2. There is still restricted numbers permitted in Churches.  The Maximum number permitted is 50. 

Please let us know if you are staying outside, as outside speaker can be turned on and Holy Communion given.   

  • Attendance at Funeral Masses is still limited to 50, observing social distance. 
  • The wearing of face coverings during worship in all Churches is recommended.

Lotto:           –      Aghaviller Parish and Carrickshock G. A. A.

Safeguarding Contacts:   

Diocesan Designated Liaison Person:  

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

Aghaviller Parish Representatives are:  

Teresa Broderick  and Carmel O’Toole 

Collections:

The“Church Door”Collection on last weekend amounted to €515.00.  Thank You.                                                                      

The Diocesan Finance Committee has asked that we make available the parish bank account details so that people might be able to donate directly.  For Aghaviller Parish Funds: Use IBAN:  IE74 AIBK 9330 9000 0610 47 (BIC: AIBKIE2D)  

For the support of the Clergy:  Use IBAN:  IE19 AIBK 9330 9000 0561 20 (BIC: AIBKIE2D).

All Parish Property and Accounts are registered under the (Diocese of Ossory, Reg. Charity No. 20015831)

St. Mary’s Cathedral Restoration Fund Draw:

The first draw for St. Mary’s Cathedral Restoration Fund 2020/2021 was due to take place on Wednesday, 25th. March 2020, but was postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The Draw will recommence on this Wednesday, 30th.September Tickets already circulated are still valid. The draw year 2020/2021 will run from September 2020 to August 2021. Tickets are still available, if interested please get your ticket by Monday 28th. September; contact 056 776 8693.  

Roman Catholic Diocese and Parishes of Ossory – Registered Charity No. 20015831 

Sunday Mass Times on the Web: (Local)

St. Canice’s Church www.stcanicesparish.ieat 10.00a.m.    

St. Mary’s Cathedral:  www.stmaryscathedral.ieat 11.00a.m.

Mooncoin Church;  www.mooncoinparish.ie at 11.00a.m.    

St. John’s Church:  www.stjohnskilkenny.com  at 11.30a.m.  

Newsletter: 

If you wish to receive the weekly Newsletter by email, please drop your email address to liamcassin@ossory.ie.

The Newsletter is available on the Stoneyford Website every weekend. (https://stoneyford.ie/news)

All notices for the Newsletter to be left in by Thursdays at 5.00p.m. please.   

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

27th. September 2020    –   Twenty-Sixth Sunday of the Year

First Reading

A reading from the Prophet Ezekiel 

The word of the Lord was addressed to me as follows: ‘You object, “What the Lord does is unjust.” Listen, you House of Israel: is what I do unjust? Is it not what you do that is unjust? When the upright man renounces his integrity to commit sin and dies because of this, he dies because of the evil that he himself has committed. When the sinner renounces sin to become law-abiding and honest, he deserves to live. He has chosen to renounce all his previous sins; he shall certainly live; he shall not die.’        

The Word of the Lord.

Responsorial Psalm

Response:      Remember your mercy, Lord.

Lord, make me know your ways.  Lord, teach me your paths.

Make me walk in your truth, and teach me:   for you are God my saviour.  R.

Remember your mercy, Lord, and the love you have shown from of old.

Do not remember the sins of my youth. 

In your love remember me, because of your goodness, O Lord.                    R.

The Lord is good and upright.   He shows the path to those who stray,

He guides the humble in the right path; He teaches his way to the poor.      R.

Second Reading

A Reading from St. Paul’s Letter to the Philippians:

If our life in Christ means anything to you, if love can persuade at all, or the Spirit that we have in common, or any tenderness and sympathy, then be united in your convictions and united in your love, with a common purpose and a common mind. That is the one thing which would make me completely happy. There must be no competition among you, no conceit; but everybody is to be self-effacing. Always consider the other person to be better than yourself, so that nobody thinks of his own interests first but everybody thinks of other people’s interests instead. In your minds you must be the same as Christ Jesus:

His state was divine, yet he did not cling to his equality with God but emptied himself to assume the condition of a slave, and became as men are;   and being as all men are, he was humbler yet,  even to accepting death;

death on a cross.   But God raised him high  and gave him the name which is above all other names so that all beings in the heavens, on earth and in the underworld, should bend the knee at the name of Jesus and that every tongue should acclaim Jesus Christ as Lord, to the glory of God the Father.       

 The Word of the Lord.

Gospel Acclamation:

Alleluia, alleluia!   

If anyone loves me he will keep my word,  and my Father will love him, and we shall come to him.

Alleluia!

Gospel:

A Reading from the Gospel of St. Matthew.

Jesus said to the chief priests and elders of the people, ‘What is your opinion? A man had two sons. He went and said to the first, “My boy, you go and work in the vineyard today.” He answered, “I will not go,” but afterwards thought better of it and went. The man then went and said the same thing to the second who answered, “Certainly, sir,” but did not go. Which of the two did the father’s will?’ ‘The first’ they said. Jesus said to them, ‘I tell you solemnly, tax collectors and prostitutes are making their way into the kingdom of God before you. For John came to you, a pattern of true righteousness, but you did not believe him, and yet the tax collectors and prostitutes did. Even after seeing that, you refused to think better of it and believe in him.’

The Gospel of the Lord.

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