Aghaviller Parish Newsletter
Hugginstown, Newmarket and Stoneyford.
18th. and 19th. September 2021.
“Twenty-Fifth 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 20th. to Sunday 26th. September 2021.
Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 9.30a.m.
Vigil – Saturday 25th. at 8.00p.m.
Sunday 26th. at 10.00a.m.
Wednesday 22nd. at 7.00p.m.
Vigil – Saturday 25th. at 6.30p.m.
- Tuesday 21st. Feast of St. Matthew (Apostle and Evangelist)
- Saturday 25th. Feast of St. Finbarr
Maura Grant, (nee Ryan); Smithstown, Mullinavat who died during the week.
Michael Fennelly, Ballycaum; Mass in Stoneyford Church on Saturday 18th. September at 6.30p.m.
Neddy and Joe Dwyer, Croan; Mass in Hugginstown Church on Saturday 18th. September at 8.00p.m.
Toddy Tennyson, Mabbistown; Mass in Hugginstown Church on Sunday 19th. September at 10.00a.m.
Anniversary Masses next week-end:
Ellen and James Duggan, Boolyglass; Mass in Hugginstown Church on Saturday 25th. September at 8.00p.m.
First Holy Communion:
First Holy Communion will be celebrated in Stoneyford Church on
Saturday 25th. September at 11.00a.m. and on
Sunday 26th. September at 11.30a.m. (75 People allowed in Church for each Ceremony)
The “Church Door” Contributions on last weekend amounted to €575.00. Thank You.
Regulations Re. Covid-19:
- 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.
All Tickets to be entered by Monday 27th. September if you wish to be part of the First Draw on Wednesday 29th.
Roman Catholic Diocese and Parishes of Ossory – Registered Charity No. 20015831
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“Twenty-Fifth Sunday of the Year” – 19th. September 2021
A Reading from the Book of Wisdom:
The godless say to themselves:
‘Let us lie in wait for the virtuous man, since he annoys us and opposes our way of life,
reproaches us for our breaches of the law and accuses us of playing false to our upbringing.
‘Let us see if what he says is true, let us observe what kind of end he himself will have.
If the virtuous man is God’s son, God will take his part and rescue him from the clutches of his enemies.
Let us test him with cruelty and with torture, and thus explore this gentleness of his
and put his endurance to the proof.
Let us condemn him to a shameful death since he will be looked after – we have his word for it.’
The Word of the Lord.
Response: The Lord upholds my life.
O God, save me by your name; by your power, uphold my cause.
O God, hear my prayer; listen to the words of my mouth. R.
For proud men have risen against me, ruthless men seek my life.
They have no regard for God. R.
But I have God for my help. The Lord upholds my life.
I will sacrifice to you with willing heart and praise your name for it is good. R.
A Reading from the Letter of St James:
Wherever you find jealousy and ambition, you find disharmony, and wicked things of every kind being done; whereas the wisdom that comes down from above is essentially something pure; it also makes for peace, and is kindly and considerate; it is full of compassion and shows itself by doing good; nor is there any trace of partiality or hypocrisy in it. Peacemakers, when they work for peace, sow the seeds which will bear fruit in holiness. Where do these wars and battles between yourselves first start? Isn’t it precisely in the desires fighting inside your own selves? You want something and you haven’t got it; so you are prepared to kill. You have an ambition that you cannot satisfy; so you fight to get your way by force. Why you don’t have what you want is because you don’t pray for it; when you do pray and don’t get it, it is because you have not prayed properly, you have prayed for something to indulge your own desires.
The Word of the Lord.
I am the light of the world, says the Lord; anyone who follows me will have the light of life.
A Reading from the Holy Gospel of St. Mark:
Jesus and his disciples made their way through Galilee; and he did not want anyone to know, because he was instructing his disciples; he was telling them, ‘The Son of Man will be delivered into the hands of men; they will put him to death; and three days after he has been put to death he will rise again.’ But they did not understand what he said and were afraid to ask him.
They came to Capernaum, and when he was in the house he asked them, ‘What were you arguing about on the road?’ They said nothing because they had been arguing which of them was the greatest. So he sat down, called the Twelve to him and said, ‘If anyone wants to be first, he must make himself last of all and servant of all.’ He then took a little child, set him in front of them, put his arms round him, and said to them, ‘Anyone who welcomes one of these little children in my name, welcomes me; and anyone who welcomes me welcomes not me but the one who sent me.’
The Gospel of the Lord.
Who They Become!
When you hold a child, you hold the future. When you teach a child, you shape who they will become. And when you give a child the gift of strong morals and deep faith… you are doing something so powerful it could change the whole world.
In the Gospel today we reflect on Jesus’s beautiful love for children, his call to honour the children in our lives, and the world-changing power we unlock when we help them become the best-version-of-themselves.