Aghaviller Parish Newsletter

Hugginstown, Newmarket and Stoneyford.

24th. and 25th. July 2021.    

St.Ignatius Loyola

     “The Seventeenth 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 26th. July to Sunday 1st. August 2021.2021.

Hugginstown:  

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

   Vigil –  Saturday 31st. at 8.00p.m.              

Sunday 1st.  at 10.00a.m. 

Stoneyford:    

Wednesday 28th. at 7.00p.m.

Vigil  –  Saturday 31st. at 6.30p.m. 

  • Monday 26th.    Feast of Sts. Joachim and Anne (Parents of the Blessed Virgin Mary)
  • Thursday 29th.   Feast of St. Mary Martha                 
  • Saturday 31st.   Feast of St. Ignatius of Loyola.

Pray For:          

Months Mind Mass:   

Oliver Roche, Lawcus.  Mass in Stoneyford Church on Saturday 24th. July at 6.30p.m.

Anniversaries:   

Mary O’ Shea and Peggy O’Shea, Boolyglass.  Mass in Hugginstown Church on Sunday 25th. July at 10.00a.m.               

Bridget Kelly, Lawcus;   

Mary O’Donnell, Newmarket.

Regulations Re. Covid-19:      

  1. Attendance at Religious Services is still limited to 50 People, (including Funerals, Weddings etc.).    
  2. Proper protocols are in place in both Churches for the safety of all.  Please wear Face Covering and use Hand Sanitiser on entering and leaving the Churches and use only the seats that are marked for seating. 
  3. 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 to their seats by the side.  In Stoneyford Church, Holy Communion will be distributed upstairs and throughout the Church; No need to leave your seats. 
  4. 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 can be distributed outside. 
  5. There will be no Missalettes or the passing of collection bags. A Collection Box will be placed at the Church doors for your contribution. Please bring the Newsletter you collect home with you.

Safeguarding Contacts:   

Diocesan Designated Liaison Person:  

Ms. Kathleen Sherry Tel: 087 100 0232  or  email: dlp@ossory.ie.  

Aghaviller Parish Representatives are:  

Teresa Broderick  and Carmel O’Toole 

Cemetery Masses 2021:

  • Stonecarthy Cemetery Mass on Friday 30th. July at 8.00p.m: 
  • Stoneyford Cemetery Mass on Friday 6th. August at 8.00p.m.

Parish Contributions:

The “Church Door” Contributions on last weekend amounted to €545.00.  Thank You.                                                                       

Lotto:          

National Heritage Week: (14th. to 22nd. August 2021)

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. (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 Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time    –    25th. July 2021

First Reading:

A Reading from the Second Book of Kings:

A man came from Baal-shalishah, bringing Elisha, the man of God, bread from the first-fruits, twenty barley loaves and fresh grain in the ear.’ ‘Give it to the people to eat’, Elisha said. But his servant replied, ‘How can I serve this to a hundred men?’ ‘Give it to the people to eat’ he insisted ‘for the Lord says this, “They will eat and have some left over.”’ He served them; they ate and had some left over, as the Lord had said.

The Word of the Lord.

Responsorial Psalm:  

Response:      You open wide your hand, O Lord, and grant our desires.

All your creatures shall thank you, O Lord, and your friends shall repeat their blessing.

They shall speak of the glory of your reign and declare your might, O God.                        R.

The eyes of all creatures look to you and you give them their food in due time.

You open wide your hand, grant the desires of all who live.                                                  R.

The Lord is just in all his ways and loving in all his deeds.

He is close to all who call him, who call on him from their hearts.                                        R.

Second Reading:

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

I, the prisoner in the Lord, implore you to lead a life worthy of your vocation. Bear with one another charitably, in complete selflessness, gentleness and patience. Do all you can to preserve the unity of the Spirit by the peace that binds you together. There is one Body, one Spirit, just as you were all called into one and the same hope when you were called. There is one Lord, one faith, one baptism, and one God who is Father of all, over all, through all and within all.                                                                               

The Word of the Lord.

Gospel Acclamation:

Alleluia, alleluia!

Your words are spirit, Lord, and they are life; you have the message of eternal life.  

Alleluia!

Gospel:

A Reading from the Holy Gospel of St. John:

Jesus went off to the other side of the Sea of Galilee – or of Tiberias – and a large crowd followed him, impressed by the signs he gave by curing the sick. Jesus climbed the hillside, and sat down there with his disciples. It was shortly before the Jewish feast of Passover.

Looking up, Jesus saw the crowds approaching and said to Philip, ‘Where can we buy some bread for these people to eat?’ He only said this to test Philip; he himself knew exactly what he was going to do. Philip answered, ‘Two hundred denarii would only buy enough to give them a small piece each.’ One of his disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, said, ‘There is a small boy here with five barley loaves and two fish; but what is that between so many?’ Jesus said to them, ‘Make the people sit down.’ There was plenty of grass there, and as many as five thousand men sat down. Then Jesus took the loaves, gave thanks, and gave them out to all who were sitting ready; he then did the same with the fish, giving out as much as was wanted. When they had eaten enough he said to the disciples, ‘Pick up the pieces left over, so that nothing gets wasted.’ So they picked them up, and filled twelve hampers with scraps left over from the meal of five barley loaves. The people, seeing this sign that he had given, said, ‘This really is the prophet who is to come into the world.’ Jesus, who could see they were about to come and take him by force and make him king, escaped back to the hills by himself.                                                                                                              

The Gospel of the Lord.

World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly:

Pope Francis has established a World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly, which will take place for the first time on Sunday 25th. July 2021 on the theme ‘I am with you always’ (Mt 28:20).  Throughout his papacy Pope Francis has reminded us to value the many gifts of grandparents and the elderly.  In his theme chosen for this inaugural year ‘I am with you always’, the Holy Father is highlighting that promise of closeness that generations share with each other.  Not only are our young people called to be present in the lives of older people, but so too grandparents and elders have a mission to encourage young people on their faith journey.  Our little domestic churches are always enriched by the inclusion of grandparents and elders.

Prayer:    I thank You, Lord, for the comfort of Your presence: even in times of loneliness, You are my hope and my confidence, You have been my rock and my fortress since my youth! I thank You for having given me a family and for having blessed me with a long life. I thank You for moments of joy and difficulty, for the dreams that have already come true in my life and for those that are still ahead of me. I thank You for this time of renewed fruitfulness to which You call me.  Increase, O Lord, my faith, make me a channel of your peace, teach me to embrace those who suffer more than me, to never stop dreaming and to tell of your wonders to new generations. Protect and guide Pope Francis and the Church, that the light of the Gospel might reach the ends of the earth. Send Your Spirit, O Lord, to renew the world, that the storm of the pandemic might be calmed, the poor consoled and wars ended. Sustain me in weakness and help me to live life to the full in each moment that You give me, in the certainty that you are with me every day, even until the end of the age. Amen.

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