Aghaviller Parish Newsletter
Hugginstown and Stoneyford Churches.
24th. and 25th. October 2020.
“Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time”
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.
- Tuesday 27th.Feast of St. Otteran
- Wednesday 28th. Feast of Sts. Simon and Jude, (Apostles)
- Thursday 29th. Feast of St. Colman
Nellie Barron, Croan, Newmarket, who died on Thursday 22nd. October
Anniversary this week-end:
Margaret and John Phelan, Stonecarthy.
Mass will be celebrated privately each day in the parish and will be offered for your intentions and protection.
During the month of November Masses will be offered for all the Faithful Departed.
All Places of Worship will remain closed until the end of November (except for private prayer, Weddings and Funerals). Note: Attendance at Funerals and Weddings will be limited to 25 people.
Lotto: – Aghaviller Parish and Carrickshock G. A. A.
Diocesan Designated Liaison Person:
Mr. Cathal Cullen Tel: 087 100 0232 or email@example.com.
Aghaviller Parish Representatives are:
Teresa Broderick and Carmel O’Toole
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 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).
Thomastown Church: www.thomastownparish.ie at 10.00a.m.
Callan Church; www.callanparish.ie at 11.00a.m.
COVID-19 – Support Lines 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.
If you are an older person and would like someone to talk to, particularly since Covid-19, consider phoning SeniorLine. We are Ireland’s national confidential service for older people. We are open every day of the year from 10.00a.m. to 10.00p.m. We are older people too, trained to listen and support. We would love to hear from you. Freefone 1800804591
Summer Time Ends:
Remember – Clocks will go back one hour this Saturday night 24th. October 2020.
Community Focus – Free Postage to Nursing Homes and Care Facilities – Bring a little Joy!
Community is about reaching out with compassion, staying connected and sending love to each other. That’s why at An Post, you can now send love to communities living in care facilities across Ireland with FREE postage.
Recognising the increased restrictions in nursing homes and care facilities across the country and to bring a little joy, An Post will ensure free delivery of all card and letter mail posted to and from residents of Nursing and Care facilities in the State until January 21st. 2021. By writing FREEPOST where the stamp would normally be affixed, An Post will carry cards, letters large envelopes and packets weighing up to 2KG without a postage stamp.
Customers can send these items through the Post Office network and post boxes across Ireland.
If you wish to receive the weekly Newsletter by email, please drop your email address to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
25th. October 2020 – “Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time”
A reading from the Book of Exodus:
The Lord said to Moses, “Tell the sons of Israel this”:
“You must not molest the stranger or oppress him, for you lived as strangers in the land of Egypt. You must not be harsh with the widow, or with the orphan; if you are harsh with them, they will surely cry out to me, and be sure I shall hear their cry; my anger will flare and I shall kill you with the sword, your own wives will be widows, your own children orphans”.
“If you lend money to any of my people, to any poor man among you, you must not play the usurer with him: you must not demand interest from him”
“If you take another’s cloak as a pledge, you must give it back to him before sunset. It is all the covering he has; it is the cloak he wraps his body in; what else would he sleep in? If he cries to me, I will listen, for I am full of pity.”
The Word of the Lord.
Response: I love you, Lord, my strength.
I love you, Lord, my strength,
my rock, my fortress, my saviour.
My God is the rock where I take refuge;
my shield, my mighty help, my stronghold.
The Lord is worthy of all praise,
when I call I am saved from my foes. R.
Long life to the Lord, my rock!
Praised be the God who saves me,
He has given great victories to his king
and shown his love for his anointed. R.
A Reading from St. Paul’s First Letter to the Thessalonians
You observed the sort of life we lived when we were with you, which was for your instruction, and you were led to become imitators of us, and of the Lord; and it was with the joy of the Holy Spirit that you took to the gospel, in spite of the great opposition all round you. This has made you the great example to all believers in Macedonia and Achaia since it was from you that the word of the Lord started to spread – and not only throughout Macedonia and Achaia, for the news of your faith in God has spread everywhere. We do not need to tell other people about it: other people tell us how we started the work among you, how you broke with idolatry when you were converted to God and became servants of the real, living God; and how you are now waiting for Jesus, his Son, whom he raised from the dead, to come from heaven to save us from the retribution which is coming.
The Word of the Lord.
Open our heart, O Lord, to accept the words of your Son.
A Reading from the Gospel of St. Matthew.
When the Pharisees heard that Jesus had silenced the Sadducees they got together and, to disconcert him, one of them put a question, ‘Master, which is the greatest commandment of the Law?’ Jesus said, ‘You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the greatest and the first commandment. The second resembles it: You must love your neighbour as yourself. On these two commandments hang the whole Law, and the Prophets also.’
The Gospel of the Lord.