Aghaviller Parish Newsletter

Hugginstown and Stoneyford Churches.

10th. and 11th. October 2020.

   “Twenty-Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time”   

St. Ignatius of Antioch.

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:  –

All Religious Services are cancelled until further notice.

  • Thursday 15th.           Feast of St. Teresa of Avila.         
  • Saturday 17th.  Feast of St. Ignatius of Antioch.

Pray for:

Anniversary this week-end:

Sheila and Larry Murphy, Gowlawn.                     

Bill Barron,Newmarket.

Johnny and Bridie Power, Mylerstown.

Covid-19:     

On Monday 5th. October, An Taoiseach, Micheál Martin, TD, announced that, in the light of the very worrying increase in infection, the entire Country would be placed on Level 3 of the Government’s ‘COVID-19 Resilience and National Recovery Plan’, beginning at midnight on Tuesday 6th., and for at least a three-week period.  The norms apply to all places of worship in the Republic of Ireland, including those of religious houses that are generally open to the public. All Places of Worship will have to remain closed from midnight on Tuesday 6th. October, (except for private prayer, Weddings and Funerals).

Attendance at Weddings and Funerals will now be limited to 25 people. 

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 €485.00.  Thank You.                                                                      

If you wish 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)

October Station:

October Station Envelopes are available at the Church Porch.  Your contributions are for the support of the priests of the Parish and the Diocese. Your contribution can be left in to the parish house or you may donate directly – Use IBAN:  IE19 AIBK 9330 9000 0561 20 (BIC: AIBKIE2D).

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.  

COVID-19 Support Line for Older People:

‘ALONE’ manage a national support line and additional supports for older people who have concerns or are facing difficulties relating to the outbreak of COVID-19. Professional staff is available to answer queries and give advice and reassurance where necessary. The support line is open seven days a week, 8.00a.m. to 8.00p.m; by calling 0818 222 024.

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)

It can also be collected in Fitzgerald’s Shop.

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.    

11th. October 2020    –   Twenty-Eighth Sunday of the Year

First Reading

A reading from the Prophet Isaiah:

On this mountain, the Lord of hosts will prepare for all peoples

a banquet of rich food, a banquet of fine wines, of food rich and juicy, of fine strained wines.

On this mountain he will remove the mourning veil covering all peoples, and the shroud enwrapping all nations, he will destroy Death for ever.

The Lord will wipe away the tears from every cheek; he will take away his people’s shame everywhere on earth, for the Lord has said so.

That day, it will be said: See, this is our God in whom we hoped for salvation; the Lord is the one in whom we hoped.

We exult and we rejoice that he has saved us;  for the hand of the Lord rests on this mountain.

The Word of the Lord.

Responsorial Psalm

Response  In the Lord’s own house shall I dwell for ever and ever.

The Lord is my shepherd; there is nothing I shall want.

Fresh and green are the pastures where he gives me repose.  

 Near restful waters he leads me,  to revive my drooping spirit.                        R.

He guides me along the right path;  he is true to his name.

If I should walk in the valley of darkness no evil would I fear.

You are there with your crook and your staff;  with these you give me comfort.        R.

You have prepared a banquet for me  in the sight of my foes.

My head you have anointed with oil;  my cup is overflowing.                                                                      R.

Surely goodness and kindness shall follow me  all the days of my life.

In the Lord’s own house shall I dwell  for ever and ever.                                                                               R.

Second Reading

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

I know how to be poor and I know how to be rich too. I have been through my initiation and now I am ready for anything anywhere: full stomach or empty stomach, poverty or plenty. There is nothing I cannot master with the help of the One who gives me strength. All the same, it was good of you to share with me in my hardships. In return my God will fulfil all your needs, in Christ Jesus, as lavishly as only God can. Glory to God, our Father, for ever and ever. Amen.        

The Word of the Lord.

Gospel Acclamation:

Alleluia, alleluia!   

The Word was made flesh and lived among us: to all who did accept him he gave power to become children of God.

Alleluia!

Gospel:

A Reading from the Gospel of St. Matthew.

Jesus began to speak to the chief priests and elders of the people in parables: ‘The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who gave a feast for his son’s wedding. He sent his servants to call those who had been invited, but they would not come. Next he sent some more servants. “Tell those who have been invited” he said “that I have my banquet all prepared, my oxen and fattened cattle have been slaughtered, everything is ready. Come to the wedding.” But they were not interested: one went off to his farm, another to his business, and the rest seized his servants, maltreated them and killed them. The king was furious. He despatched his troops, destroyed those murderers and burnt their town. Then he said to his servants, “The wedding is ready; but as those who were invited proved to be unworthy, go to the crossroads in the town and invite everyone you can find to the wedding.” So these servants went out on to the roads and collected together everyone they could find, bad and good alike; and the wedding hall was filled with guests. When the king came in to look at the guests he noticed one man who was not wearing a wedding garment, and said to him, “How did you get in here, my friend, without a wedding garment?” And the man was silent. Then the king said to the attendants, “Bind him hand and foot and throw him out into the dark, where there will be weeping and grinding of teeth.” For many are called, but few are chosen.’

The Gospel of the Lord.

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