Aghaviller Parish Newsletter

Hugginstown, Newmarket and Stoneyford.

3rd. and 4th. July 2021.    

St Killian

     “The Fourteenth 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 5th. July to Sunday 11th. July 2021.

Hugginstown:  

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

Vigil  –  Saturday 10th. at 8.00p.m.             

Sunday 11th.  at 10.00a.m.  

Stoneyford:      

Wednesday at 7.00p.m.                                

Vigil   –  Saturday 10th.  at 6.30p.m.  

  • Tuesday 6th.        Feast of St. Marie Goretti                                
  • Thursday 8th.   Feast of St. Kilian

Pray For:         

Oliver Roche, Lawcus: who died during the past week.

Anniversaries:  

Jim and Kit Doran, Stoneyford.  Mass in Stoneyford Church on Saturday 3rd. July at 6.30p.m.

Dick O’Gorman, Hugginstown;   Mass in Hugginstown Church on Saturday 3rd. July at 8.00p.m.

Next Weekend:  

Miriam Brennan, Lawcus.  Mass in Stoneyford Church on Saturday 10th. July at 6.30p.m.

Covid-19:      

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

Proper protocols are in place in both Churches for the safety of all. Please use the Hand Sanitiser on entering and leaving the Churches and use only 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.     

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 

Cemetery Masses 2021:

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

Sheepstown Cemetery Mass on Friday 16th. July at 8.00p.m.

Kilkeasy Cemetery Mass on Friday 23rd. 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 €510.00.  Thank You.                                                                      

June Collection:

Many thanks for your very generous support to the “June Collection 2021”. This collection is for the support of the priests of the Parish and the Priests of the Diocese.   

Lotto:          

Kilkenny Volunteer Centre:

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 Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time    –    4th. July 2021

First Reading:

A Reading from the Prophet Ezekiel:

The spirit came into me and made me stand up, and I heard the Lord speaking to me. He said, ‘Son of man, I am sending you to the Israelites, to the rebels who have turned against me. Till now they and their ancestors have been in revolt against me. The sons are defiant and obstinate; I am sending you to them, to say, “The Lord says this.” Whether they listen or not, this set of rebels shall know there is a prophet among them.’

The Word of the Lord.

Responsorial Psalm:   

Response:       Our eyes are on the Lord till he shows us his mercy.

To you have I lifted up my eyes, you who dwell in the heavens;

my eyes, like the eyes of slaves on the hand of their lords.                                                   R.

Like the eyes of a servant on the hand of her mistress,

so our eyes are on the Lord our God till he show us his mercy.                                            R.

Have mercy on us, Lord, have mercy. We are filled with contempt.

Indeed all too full is our soul with the scorn of the rich, with the proud man’s disdain.       R.

Second Reading:

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

In view of the extraordinary nature of these revelations, to stop me from getting too proud I was given a thorn in the flesh, an angel of Satan to beat me and stop me from getting too proud! About this thing, I have pleaded with the Lord three times for it to leave me, but he has said, ‘My grace is enough for you: my power is at its best in weakness.’ So I shall be very happy to make my weaknesses my special boast so that the power of Christ may stay over me, and that is why I am quite content with my weaknesses, and with insults, hardships, persecutions, and the agonies I go through for Christ’s sake. For it is when I am weak that I am strong.

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 Holy Gospel of St. Mark:

Jesus went to his home town and his disciples accompanied him. With the coming of the Sabbath he began teaching in the synagogue and most of them were astonished when they heard him. They said, ‘Where did the man get all this? What is this wisdom that has been granted him, and these miracles that are worked through him? This is the carpenter, surely, the son of Mary, the brother of James and Joset and Jude and Simon? His sisters, too, are they not here with us?’ And they would not accept him. And Jesus said to them, ‘A prophet is only despised in his own country, among his own relations and in his own house’; and he could work no miracle there, though he cured a few sick people by laying his hands on them. 

He was amazed at their lack of faith.                                                             

The Gospel of the Lord.

Seeing your Life through the Lens of the Gospel:
1.    Personal prejudices and agendas can block us from listening to the what another person has to say. Who do they think they are? Perhaps you have experienced this. What difference has it made to you when you were able to focus on the content of what was being said and leave to one side your own prejudices about the speaker?
2.    It has been said that there is nothing as useless as the right advice at the wrong time. We may want to reach out to another but may be unable to because at that moment the other person is not ready to be helped. Like Jesus we can ‘do no deed of power’. As Jesus had to be patient and wait for another opportunity, so do we. What have you learned about the importance of patience in working with others?
3.    Religion easily brings up prejudices. Some dismiss religion as superstition, old hat, or based on an outdated world view. Even among believers, prejudice can make it hard for individuals to listen to an alternative way of looking at things, to consider a different way of celebrating liturgy, or to live at peace with difference. Yet a closed mind can lead to a stagnant faith. When have you found that a willingness to consider a different perspective led to a deepening and strengthening of your faith?       

By John Byrne OSA

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