Aghaviller Parish Newsletter
Hugginstown, Newmarket and Stoneyford.
4th. and 5th. September 2021.
“Twenty-Third Sunday of the Year”
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 6th. to Sunday 12th. September 2021.
Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 9.30a.m.
Vigil – Saturday 11th. at 8.00p.m.
Sunday 12th. at 10.00a.m.
Wednesday 8th. at 7.00p.m.
Vigil – Saturday 11th. at 6.30p.m.
- Wednesday 8th. Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary
- Thursday 9th. Feast of St. Ciaran.
Neddy and Kitty Fitzpatrick, Lismatigue, Mass in Hugginstown Church on Saturday 4th. September at 8.00p.m.
Bill Fitzpatrick, Coolmore: Mass in Hugginstown Church on Saturday 4th. September at 8.00p.m.
Josephine Molyneaux, Cherrymount.
Anniversary Mass next week-end:
Margaret Duggan, Ballinteskin; Mass in Hugginstown Church on Saturday 11th. September at 8.00p.m.
James Walsh, Lismatigue; Mass in Hugginstown Church on Sunday 12th. September at 10.00a.m.
The “Church Door” Contributions on last weekend amounted to €560.00. Thank You.
Regulations Re. Covid-19:
From Monday September 6th. 2021: Attendance at all Religious Services is limited to 50% of the capacity of the Local Church.
Hugginstown Church total Seating Capacity is 250 People; 50% allows 125 People.
Stoneyford Church total Seating Capacity is 150 People; 50% allows 75 People.
- 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. Please keep your Social Distance.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 home the Newsletter you collect on entry.
St. Mary’s Cathedral Restoration Fund Draw:
The first draw for St. Mary’s Cathedral Restoration Fund 2021/2022 is due to take place on Wednesday, 29th.September 2021. The draw year 2021/2022 will run from September 2021 to August 2022. Draw will be held at 8.00p.m on the last Wednesday of each month. Tickets are available at the Parish House, Hugginstown: Telephone contact 056 776 8693. Roman Catholic Diocese and Parishes of Ossory – Registered Charity No. 20015831
COVID-19 Support Line for Older People
ALONE manage a national support line and additional supports for older people who have concerns or are facing difficulties relating to COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Professional Staff are available to answer queries and give advice and reassurance where necessary. The support line is open seven days a week; 8.00a.m. to 8.00p.m. by calling 0818 222 024.
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Season of Creation:
Pope Francis has established 1st. September as an annual World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation. The Season of Creation is marked throughout the Christian World from 1st. September to 4th. October – The Feast of Saint Francis of Assisi – as a time to celebrate the joy of creation as well as being a time to encourage initiatives which help protect our natural environment. The theme for the Season of Creation 2021 is “Restoring Our Common Home”. During this season we are asked to join together to celebrate creation and protect our common home through prayer, reflection and action. You may already have activities planned but to help with preparing to mark this time, a series of resources are available to help all of us and they are available on the Ossory Diocesan Website.
“Twenty-Third Sunday of the Year” – 5th. September 2021
A Reading from the Prophet Isaiah:
Say to all faint hearts, ‘Courage! Do not be afraid. Look, your God is coming, vengeance is coming, the retribution of God, he is coming to save you.’ Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, the ears of the deaf unsealed, then the lame shall leap like a deer and the tongues of the dumb sing for joy; for water gushes in the desert, streams in the wasteland, the scorched earth becomes a lake, the parched land springs of water.
The Word of the Lord.
Response: My soul, give praise to the Lord.
It is the Lord who keeps faith for ever, who is just to those who are oppressed. R.
It is he who gives bread to the hungry, the Lord, who sets prisoners free.
It is the Lord who gives sight to the blind, who raises up those who are bowed down.
It is the Lord who loves the just, the Lord, who protects the stranger. R.
The Lord upholds the widow and orphan but thwarts the path of the wicked.
The Lord will reign for ever, Zion’s God, from age to age. R.
A Reading from the Letter of St James:
My brothers, do not try to combine faith in Jesus Christ, our glorified Lord, with the making of distinctions between classes of people. Now suppose a man comes into your synagogue, beautifully dressed and with a gold ring on, and at the same time a poor man comes in, in shabby clothes, and you take notice of the well-dressed man, and say, ‘Come this way to the best seats’; then you tell the poor man, ‘Stand over there’ or ‘You can sit on the floor by my foot-rest.’ Can’t you see that you have used two different standards in your mind, and turned yourselves into judges, and corrupt judges at that?
Listen, my dear brothers: it was those who are poor according to the world that God chose, to be rich in faith and to be the heirs to the kingdom which he promised to those who love him.
The Word of the Lord.
Speak, Lord, your servant is listening: you have the message of eternal life.
A Reading from the Holy Gospel of St. Mark:
Returning from the district of Tyre, Jesus went by way of Sidon towards the Sea of Galilee, right through the Decapolis region. And they brought him a deaf man who had an impediment in his speech; and they asked him to lay his hand on him. He took him aside in private, away from the crowd, put his fingers into the man’s ears and touched his tongue with spittle. Then looking up to heaven he sighed; and he said to him, ‘Be opened.’ And his ears were opened, and the ligament of his tongue was loosened and he spoke clearly. And Jesus ordered them to tell no one about it, but the more he insisted, the more widely they published it. Their admiration was unbounded. ‘He has done all things well,’ they said ‘he makes the deaf hear and the dumb speak.’
The Gospel of the Lord.