Aghaviller Parish Newsletter

Hugginstown and Stoneyford Churches.

14th. and 15th. November 2020.

  “Thirty-Third 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.

  • Monday 16th.      Feast of St. Margaret of Scotland and St. Gertrude.
  • Tuesday 17th.    Feast of St. Elizabeth.       
  • Wednesday 18th.Feast of the Dedication of the Basilicas of Ss. Peter and Paul
  • Saturday 21st     Feast of The Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

Pray For:             

Kathleen Tennyson, Mabbitstown; who died on 7th. November.          

Anniversaries:    

Philip Murphy, Lawcus, Stoneyford      

Peggy Brennan, Lower Hugginstown;

Michael and Mai Long and Sr. Mary Oliver, Lismatigue.

Remembrance Masses for the Faithful Departed:

Remembrance Masses for the Faithful Departed will be celebrated privately during the month of November.  

All who have lost a family member during the past year will be remembered in these Masses.  All are invited to write down the names of their own departed ones and place them at the altar for the month of November. 

Covid-19:     

Mass will continue to be celebrated privately each day in the parish and will be offered for your intentions and protection.  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 are at present limited to 25 people.

It appears there is some hope that Churches will reopen for public worship in early December or by Christmas.

Attendance will again be limited; this will be explained at a later stage.

We are still required to:   

a. Wash our hands properly and often:    

b.  Practice social distancing.  

c.  Cover coughs and sneezes:  d. Wear a face mask in shops and other indoor settings. 

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 

Lotto:            

 Aghaviller Parish and Carrickshock G. A. A.

Collections:

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)

November Offerings:

Envelopes for the November Offerings are available in the Church Porch.  Please use them for your offering, 

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.  

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

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.    

15th. November 2020    –   “Thirty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time”

First Reading

A reading from the Book of  Proverbs 

A perfect wife – who can find her? She is far beyond the price of pearls.

Her husband’s heart has confidence in her,  from her he will derive no little profit.

Advantage and not hurt she brings him all the days of her life.

She is always busy with wool and with flax,  she does her work with eager hands.

She sets her hands to the distaff, her fingers grasp the spindle.

She holds out her hand to the poor, she opens her arms to the needy.

Charm is deceitful, and beauty empty; the woman who is wise is the one to praise.

Give her a share in what her hands have worked for,  and let her works tell her praises at the city gates.

The Word of the Lord.

Responsorial Psalm

Response    O blessed are those who fear the Lord.

O blessed are those who fear the Lord  and walk in his ways!

By the labour of your hands you shall eat.  You will be happy and prosper.                       R.

Your wife will be like a fruitful vine  in the heart of your house;

your children like shoots of the olive,  around your table.                                         R.

Indeed thus shall be blessed the man who fears the Lord.

May the Lord bless you from Zion all the days of your life!                                                R.

Second Reading

A Reading from the First Letter of St.Paul to the Thessalonians 

You will not be expecting us to write anything to you, brothers, about ‘times and seasons’, since you know very well that the Day of the Lord is going to come like a thief in the night. It is when people are saying, ‘How quiet and peaceful it is’ that the worst suddenly happens, as suddenly as labour pains come on a pregnant woman; and there will be no way for anybody to evade it.  But it is not as if you live in the dark, my brothers, for that Day to overtake you like a thief. No, you are all sons of light and sons of the day: we do not belong to the night or to darkness, so we should not go on sleeping, as everyone else does, but stay wide awake and sober.

The Word of the Lord.

Gospel Acclamation:

Alleluia, alleluia!   

Even if you have to die, says the Lord,  keep faithful, and I will give you  the crown of life.  Alleluia!

Gospel:

A Reading from the Gospel of St. Matthew.

Jesus spoke this parable to his disciples: ‘The kingdom of Heaven is like a man on his way abroad who summoned his servants and entrusted his property to them. To one he gave five talents, to another two, to a third one; each in proportion to his ability. Then he set out.

‘The man who had received the five talents promptly went and traded with them and made five more. The man who had received two made two more in the same way. But the man who had received one went off and dug a hole in the ground and hid his master’s money.

‘Now a long time after, the master of those servants came back and went through his accounts with them. The man who had received the five talents came forward bringing five more. “Sir,” he said “you entrusted me with five talents; here are five more that I have made.”

‘His master said to him, “Well done, good and faithful servant; you have shown you can be faithful in small things, I will trust you with greater; come and join in your master’s happiness.”

‘Next the man with the two talents came forward. “Sir,” he said “you entrusted me with two talents; here are two more that I have made.” His master said to him, “Well done, good and faithful servant; you have shown you can be faithful in small things, I will trust you with greater; come and join in your master’s happiness.”

‘Last came forward the man who had the one talent. “Sir,” said he “I had heard you were a hard man, reaping where you have not sown and gathering where you have not scattered; so I was afraid, and I went off and hid your talent in the ground. Here it is; it was yours, you have it back.” But his master answered him, “You wicked and lazy servant! So you knew that I reap where I have not sown and gather where I have not scattered? Well then, you should have deposited my money with the bankers, and on my return I would have recovered my capital with interest. So now, take the talent from him and give it to the man who has the five talents. For to everyone who has will be given more, and he will have more than enough; but from the man who has not, even what he has will be taken away. As for this good-for-nothing servant, throw him out into the dark, where there will be weeping and grinding of teeth.”’

The Gospel of the Lord.

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