Aghaviller Parish Newsletter

The Passion of St. John the Baptist

Hugginstown, Newmarket and Stoneyford

19th. and 20th. June 2021. 

“Father’s Day”  

     “The Twelfth 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

Mass Times in Aghaviller Parish:      

Monday 21st. to Sunday 27th. June 2021.

Hugginstown:  

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

Vigil  –  Saturday 26th. at 8.00p.m.          

Sunday 27th.  at 10.00a.m. 

Stoneyford:      

Wednesday 23rd. at 7.00p.m.                    

Vigil   –  Saturday 26th.  at 6.30p.m. 

  • Tuesday 22nd.     Feast of Sts. John Fisher and Thomas Moore: 
  • Thursday 24th.  Feast of the Birth of St. John the Baptist.

Pray For:         

Anniversaries:  

Patricia Neville, Norelands.  Mass in Stoneyford Church on Saturday 19th. June at 6.30p.m.

Michael Brennan, Keatingstown.  Mass in Hugginstown Church on Saturday 19th. June at 8.00p.m.  

Robert Behan, Mount Juliet and late of Dublin.     

Michael, Johanna and William Dunne,  Stoneyford. 

Next Weekend:  

Christina Ryan, Knockanore.  Mass in Stoneyford Church on Saturday 26th. June at 6.30p.m.

Covid-19:      

Attendance at Religious Services is limited to 50 People, (including Funerals, Weddings, Baptisms etc.).    

Proper protocols are in place in both Churches for the safety of all. Please use the seats that are marked for seating.  

Holy Communion will be distributed on the hand only. In Hugginstown Church people are invited to come up the centre of the Church and return by the side.  In Stoneyford Church Holy Communion will be distributed upstairs and throughout the Church; No need to leave your seats.  Please let us know before Mass if you are staying outside, as outside speaker can be turned on at the beginning of Mass in both Churches and Holy Communion given.  There will be no Missalettes or the passing of collection bags. A Collection Box will be placed at the Church doors for your contribution.     

Cemetery Masses 2021:

Calvary Cemetery Mass on Friday 2nd. July at 8.00p.m.

Hugginstown Cemetery Mass on Saturday 10th. July at 8.00p.m.

Stoneyford Cemetery Mass on Friday 6th. August at 8.00p.m.

Collection:

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

June Collection:

The “June Collection 2021” for the support of the priests of the Parish and the Diocese will be taken up during the months of June/July.  Envelopes for this collection are available at the back of the Church.

Lotto:            

Stoneyford Text Alert:

Stoneyford Tidy Towns:

Clothes Collection:

Michael Hopkins expresses a heartfelt thanks for the response to the Clothes Collection supporting ‘The Friends of Calcutta’ ( CHY 13218) which was held during the week. All enquiries to Michael 087 907 3074

Newsletter:

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

The Newsletter is also available on the Stoneyford Website every weekend. (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.

The Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time    –    20th. June 2021

First Reading:

A Reading from the Book of Job:

From the heart of the tempest the Lord gave Job his answer. He said:

Who pent up the sea behind closed doors when it leapt tumultuous out of the womb,

when I wrapped it in a robe of mist and made black clouds its swaddling bands;

when I marked the bounds it was not to cross and made it fast with a bolted gate?

Come thus far, I said, and no farther: here your proud waves shall break.    

The Word of the Lord.

Responsorial Psalm:   

O give thanks to the Lord, for his love endures for ever.

Some sailed to the sea in ships to trade on the mighty waters.

These men have seen the Lord’s deeds, the wonders he does in the deep.                R.

For he spoke; he summoned the gale, tossing the waves of the sea

up to heaven and back into the deep; their souls melted away in their distress.        R.

Then they cried to the Lord in their need and he rescued them from their distress.

He stilled the storm to a whisper: all the waves of the sea were hushed.                  R.

They rejoiced because of the calm and he led them to the haven they desired.

Let them thank the Lord for his love, for the wonders he does for men.                   R.

Second Reading:

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

The love of Christ overwhelms us when we reflect that if one man has died for all, then all men should be dead; and the reason he died for all was so that living men should live no longer for themselves, but for him who died and was raised to life for them.

From now onwards, therefore, we do not judge anyone by the standards of the flesh. Even if we did once know Christ in the flesh, that is not how we know him now. And for anyone who is in Christ, there is a new creation; the old creation has gone, and now the new one is here.                The Word of the Lord.

Gospel Acclamation:

Alleluia, alleluia!

May the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ enlighten the eyes of our mind,

so that we can see what hope his call holds for us.

Alleluia!

Gospel:

A Reading from the Holy Gospel of St. Mark:

With the coming of evening, Jesus said to his disciples, ‘Let us cross over to the other side.’ And leaving the crowd behind they took him, just as he was, in the boat; and there were other boats with him. Then it began to blow a gale and the waves were breaking into the boat so that it was almost swamped. But he was in the stern, his head on the cushion, asleep. They woke him and said to him, ‘Master, do you not care? We are going down!’ And he woke up and rebuked the wind and said to the sea, ‘Quiet now! Be calm!’ And the wind dropped, and all was calm again. Then he said to them, ‘Why are you so frightened? How is it that you have no faith?’ They were filled with awe and said to one another, ‘Who can this be? Even the wind and the sea obey him.’                                                                                                                      

The Gospel of the Lord.

Reflection:

‘Let us go across to the other side’ is an important phrase in Mark’s Gospel which occurs many times. Jesus and the disciples are crossing the Sea of Galilee from what is a predominantly Jewish area to a more Gentile (non-Jewish) region. While this phrase signifies Jesus’ geographical position, it also suggests that he is inviting the disciples to go a little deeper on their journey. They are perhaps entering into the unknown, moving out of their comfort zones and therefore feeling anxious. The crossing of the water does not go so well for the disciples as a storm begins to brew and eventually the water begins to endanger the boat. To the disciple’s astonishment, Jesus is asleep through the whole ordeal. Their anxious call is understandable, ‘Teacher, do you not care that we are perishing?’ After all, Jesus has led them, and ‘other boats’ into this situation and now appears not to care what will happen to them all. Jesus will not abandon them.

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