Aghaviller Parish Newsletter

Hugginstown, Newmarket and Stoneyford

31st. July and 1st. August 2021.    

St. John Vianney

     “The Eighteenth 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 2nd. to Sunday 8th. August 2021.

Hugginstown:  

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

Vigil  –  Saturday 7th. at 8.00p.m.              

Sunday 8th. at 10.00a.m.  

Stoneyford:     

Wednesday at 7.00p.m. 

Friday at 8.00p.m.(Cemetery)   

Vigil – Saturday 7th.  at 6.30p.m. 

  • Wednesday 4th.   Feast of St. John Vianney.       
  • Thursday 5th.   The Dedication of the Basilica of St. Mary Major.       
  • Friday 6th.            Feast of The Transfiguration of Our Lord.            

First Friday

Visitation with Holy Communion will take place as usual on Friday.  Please let us know if you would like to receive Holy Communion in your home for the First Fridays or at any other time.

Pray For:           

Michael (Haulie) Reid, Kells, who died during the week.

Anniversaries:   

John Henebery, Mylerstown;  

Jimmy Hearne, Catstown;   

Robbie Millea, Rockhall;

Regulations Re. Covid-19:      

  1. Attendance at Religious Services is limited to 50 People, (including Week-End Masses, Baptisms and Funerals).  100 People can attend Weddings from Thursday 5th. August.    
  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.

Anniversaries next week-end:   

Declan Fennelly, Oldtown:  Mass in Stoneyford on Saturday 7th. at 6.30p.m.

Nora Kenneally, Catstown:  Mass in Hugginstown Church on Saturday 7th. at 8.00p.m.

Cemetery Mass:

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

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 

Parish Contributions:

The “Church Door” Contributions on last weekend amounted to €550.00.  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 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 Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time    –    1st. August 2021

First Reading:

A Reading from the Book of Exodus:

The whole community of the sons of Israel began to complain against Moses and Aaron in the wilderness and said to them, ‘Why did we not die at the Lord’s hand in the land of Egypt, when we were able to sit down to pans of meat and could eat bread to our heart’s content! As it is, you have brought us to this wilderness to starve this whole company to death!’  Then the Lord said to Moses, ‘Now I will rain down bread for you from the heavens. Each day the people are to go out and gather the day’s portion; I propose to test them in this way to see whether they will follow my law or not.  ‘I have heard the complaints of the sons of Israel. Say this to them, “Between the two evenings you shall eat meat, and in the morning you shall have bread to your heart’s content. Then you will learn that I, the Lord, am your God.”  And so it came about: quails flew up in the evening, and they covered the camp; in the morning there was a coating of dew all round the camp. When the coating of dew lifted, there on the surface of the desert was a thing delicate, powdery, as fine as hoarfrost on the ground. When they saw this, the sons of Israel said to one another, ‘What is that?’ not knowing what it was. ‘That’ said Moses to them ‘is the bread the Lord gives you to eat.’                                              The Word of the Lord.

Responsorial Psalm:   

Response:       The Lord gave them bread from heaven.

The things we have heard and understood,  the things our fathers have told us,

these we will not hide from their children but will tell them to the next generation:            R.

The glories of the Lord and his might and the marvellous deeds he has done,

Yet he commanded the clouds above and opened the gates of heaven.

He rained down manna for their food, and gave them bread from heaven.                           R.

Mere men ate the bread of angels. He sent them abundance of food;

So he brought them to his holy land, to the mountain which his right hand had won.          R.

Second Reading:

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

I want to urge you in the name of the Lord, not to go on living the aimless kind of life that pagans live. Now that is hardly the way you have learnt from Christ, unless you failed to hear him properly when you were taught what the truth is in Jesus. You must give up your old way of life; you must put aside your old self, which gets corrupted by following illusory desires. Your mind must be renewed by a spiritual revolution so that you can put on the new self that has been created in God’s way, in the goodness and holiness of the truth.

The Word of the Lord.

Gospel Acclamation:

Alleluia, alleluia!

I am the Way, the Truth and the Life, says the Lord; No one can come to the Father except through me.

Alleluia!

Gospel:

A Reading from the Holy Gospel of St. John:

When the people saw that neither Jesus nor his disciples were there, they got into boats and crossed to Capernaum to look for Jesus. When they found him on the other side, they said to him, ‘Rabbi, when did you come here?’ Jesus answered:   ‘I tell you most solemnly, you are not looking for me because you have seen the signs but because you had all the bread you wanted to eat. Do not work for food that cannot last,but work for food that endures to eternal life, the kind of food the Son of Man is offering you,for on him the Father, God himself, has set his seal.’ Then they said to him, ‘What must we do if we are to do the works that God wants?’ Jesus gave them this answer, ‘This is working for God: you must believe in the one he has sent.’ So they said, ‘What sign will you give to show us that we should believe in you? What work will you do? Our fathers had manna to eat in the desert; as scripture says: He gave them bread from heaven to eat.’

Jesus answered: ‘I tell you most solemnly, it was not Moses who gave you bread from heaven,

it is my Father who gives you the bread from heaven, the true bread; for the bread of God is that which comes down from heaven  and gives life to the world.’

‘Sir,’ they said ‘give us that bread always.’ Jesus answered:  ‘I am the bread of life.

He who comes to me will never be hungry;  he who believes in me will never thirst.’

The Gospel of the Lord.

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