Aghaviller Parish Newsletter

Hugginstown, Newmarket and Stoneyford

The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

7th. and 8th. August 2021.

“The Nineteenth 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 9th. to Sunday 15th. August 2021.

Hugginstown:  

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

Vigil  –  Saturday 14th. at 8.00p.m.

Sunday 15th. at 10.00a.m.  

Stoneyford:   

Wednesday 11th. at 7.00p.m.   

Vigil – Saturday 14th.  at 6.30p.m.  

  • Monday 9th.     Feast of St Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (Edith Stein):   
  • Tuesday 10th.  Feast of St Lawrence. 
  • Wednesday 11thFeast of St. Clare.
  • Saturday 14th.   Feast of St Maximilian Kolbe.       
  • Sunday 15th.   Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

Pray For:    

George Culleton, Cloneen, Co. Tipperary, who died recently.

Anniversaries:

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

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

Johnny and Bridie Power, Mylerstown;  Mass in Hugginstown Church on Tuesday 10th. at 9.30a.m.

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:   

Jack and Jim Wallace, Stonecarthy: Mass in Stoneyford Church on Saturday 14th. August at 6.30p.m.

Maura Broderick, Croan:  Mass in Hugginstown Church on Saturday 14th. 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 €455.00.  Thank You.                                                                       

Lotto:           

Aghaviller Parish and Carrickshock G. A. A.

Draw: Monday 2nd. August 2021     Numbers: 21; 31; 23.    Bonus No: 26.

No Match 3 Winner:   No Match 4 Winner: No Jackpot Winner:

€100.00 Winner: Nicholas Landy, c/o James Irish.

5 x €30.00 Winner:  Caroline Kenneally, Catstown; Sean McBride, Kilfera;

Margo Brennan, Knockwilliam;   Ann and Richie Power, Lawcus;       Neil O’Grady, Stoneyford.

3 x €15.00 (Sellers): Pat Power;   Teresa Fitzgerald; Mary Raggett.

Next week:    Match 3:  €1,000.00;     Match 4:  €2,000.00;  Jackpot:  €20,000.00;  

An extra €100.00 prize will be drawn each week until such time as the Jackpot is won.         

Next Draw on Monday 9th. August. Please submit returns by 8.30p.m. Draw at 9.00p.m. Your support is appreciated.  

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

National Heritage Week will take place from 14th. to 22nd. August and we encourage all community groups to showcase their work for Heritage Week. To find out more see www.heritageweek.ie  or contact the Heritage Office, Kilkenny County Council at heritage@kilkennycoco.ie

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 Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time    –    8th. August 2021

First Reading:

A Reading from the First Book of Kings:

Elijah went into the wilderness, a day’s journey, and sitting under a furze bush wished he were dead. ‘O Lord,’ he said ‘I have had enough. Take my life; I am no better than my ancestors.’ Then he lay down and went to sleep. But an angel touched him and said, ‘Get up and eat.’ He looked round, and there at his head was a scone baked on hot stones, and a jar of water. He ate and drank and then lay down again. But the angel of the Lord came back a second time and touched him and said, ‘Get up and eat, or the journey will be too long for you.’ 

So he got up and ate and drank, and strengthened by that food he walked for forty days and forty nights until he reached Horeb, the mountain of God.

The Word of the Lord.

Responsorial Psalm:   

Response:  

Taste and see that the Lord is good.

I will bless the Lord at all times, his praise always on my lips;

in the Lord my soul shall make its boast. The humble shall hear and be glad. R.

Glorify the Lord with me. Together let us praise his name.

I sought the Lord and he answered me; from all my terrors he set me free. R.

Look towards him and be radiant; let your faces not be abashed.

This poor man called, the Lord heard him and rescued him from all his distress. R.

The angel of the Lord is encamped around those who revere him, to rescue them.

Taste and see that the Lord is good. He is happy who seeks refuge in him. R.

Second Reading:

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

Do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God who has marked you with his seal for you to be set free when the day comes. Never have grudges against others, or lose your temper, or raise your voice to anybody, or call each other names, or allow any sort of spitefulness. Be friends with one another, and kind, forgiving each other as readily as God forgave you in Christ.

Try, then, to imitate God as children of his that he loves and follow Christ loving as he loved you, giving himself up in our place as a fragrant offering and a sacrifice to God.

The Word of the Lord.

Gospel Acclamation:

Alleluia, alleluia!

If anyone loves me he will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we shall come to him.

Alleluia!

Gospel:

A Reading from the Holy Gospel of St. John:

The Jews were complaining to each other about Jesus, because he had said, ‘I am the bread that came down from heaven.’ ‘Surely this is Jesus, son of Joseph’ they said. ‘We know his father and mother. How can he now say, “I have come down from heaven”?’ Jesus said in reply, ‘Stop complaining to each other.

‘No one can come to me unless he is drawn by the Father who sent me, and I will raise him up at the last day.

It is written in the prophets:  They will all be taught by God, and to hear the teaching of the Father,

and learn from it, is to come to me.

Not that anybody has seen the Father, except the one who comes from God: he has seen the Father.

I tell you most solemnly, everybody who believes has eternal life.

‘I am the bread of life. Your fathers ate the manna in the desert and they are dead;

but this is the bread that comes down from heaven, so that a man may eat it and not die.

I am the living bread which has come down from heaven. Anyone who eats this bread will live for ever;

and the bread that I shall give is my flesh, for the life of the world.’

The Gospel of the Lord.

Reflection:

When we put labels on people, we close our minds to what they are saying. The Jews did this to Jesus. Have you ever had the experience of being surprised by the wisdom of another when you laid aside your prejudices about them to listen to what they were saying?   Jesus put a human face on God and God’s love, so God’s love today is shown to us through one another.  The way in which Jesus became a source of life for us was by giving himself. He came to serve not to be served.

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