Aghaviller Parish Newsletter
Hugginstown, Newmarket and Stoneyford.
23rd. and 24th. October 2021.
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 25th. to Sunday 31st. October 2021
Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 9.30a.m.
Vigil – Saturday 30th. at 8.00p.m.
Sunday 31st. at 10.00a.m.
Wednesday 27th. at 7.00p.m.
Vigil – Saturday 30th. at 6.30p.m.
- Thursday 28th. Feast of Sts. Simon and Jude (Apostles)
- Friday 29th. Feast of St. Colman
Margaret and John Phelan, Stonecarthy: Mass in Stoneyford Church on Saturday 23rd. October at 6.30p.m.
Maura Power, Lismatigue: Mass in Hugginstown Church on Saturday 23rd. October at 8.00p.m.
Nellie and Bill Barron, Croan: Anniversary Mass in Hugginstown Church on Sunday 24th. October at 10.00a.m.
Anniversary Mass next week-end:
Kit Doran Stoneyford: Mass in Stoneyford Church on Saturday 30th. October at 6.30p.m.
Remembrance Masses for the Faithful Departed:
Remembrance Masses for the Faithful Departed will be celebrated on
- Saturday 6th. November: In Stoneyford Church at 6.30p.m. and
- in Hugginstown Church at 8.00p.m.
This year we will remember all who have lost a family member during the past two years. Families will be invited to bring a candle to the altar in remembrance of their loved ones during Mass.
Many thanks to all who have contributed to the October Station Contributions during the past weeks.
Your contributions are for the support of the priests of the Parish and the Diocese.
The “Church Door” Contributions on last weekend amounted to €520.00. Thank You.
Diocesan Designated Liaison Person:
Ms. Kathleen Sherry Tel: 087 100 0232 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Aghaviller Parish Representatives are:
Teresa Broderick and Carmel O’Toole
Regulations Re. Covid-19:
- From Friday October 22nd. 2021: All Religious Services can proceed without capacity limits but with all other protective measures remaining in place;
- Please wear Face Covering and please use Hand Sanitiser on entering and leaving the Churches.
Please keep a safe distance from other people. Use seats not occupied if possible; but families use the same seat.
- 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.
- 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 entering the Church.
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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:firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Mission Sunday” – 24th. October 2021
A Reading from the Prophet Jeremiah:
The Lord says this: Shout with joy for Jacob! Hail the chief of nations!
Proclaim! Praise! Shout: ‘The Lord has saved his people, the remnant of Israel!’
See, I will bring them back from the land of the North and gather them from the far ends of earth; all of them: the blind and the lame, women with child, women in labour: a great company returning here.
They had left in tears, I will comfort them as I lead them back; I will guide them to streams of water, by a smooth path where they will not stumble. For I am a father to Israel, and Ephraim is my first-born son.
The Word of the Lord.
Response: What marvels the Lord worked for us! indeed we were glad.
When the Lord delivered Zion from bondage, it seemed like a dream.
Then was our mouth filled with laughter, on our lips there were songs. R.
The heathens themselves said: ‘What marvels the Lord worked for them!’
What marvels the Lord worked for us! indeed we were glad. R.
Deliver us, O Lord, from our bondage as streams in dry land.
Those who are sowing in tears will sing when they reap. R.
They go out, they go out, full of tears, carrying seed for the sowing:
they come back, they come back, full of song, carrying their sheaves. R.
A Reading from the Letter to the Hebrews:
Every high priest has been taken out of mankind and is appointed to act for men in their relations with God, to offer gifts and sacrifices for sins; and so he can sympathise with those who are ignorant or uncertain because he too lives in the limitations of weakness. That is why he has to make sin offerings for himself as well as for the people. No one takes this honour on himself, but each one is called by God, as Aaron was. Nor did Christ give himself the glory of becoming high priest, but he had it from the one who said to him: You are my son, today I have become your father, and in another text: You are a priest of the order of Melchizedek, and for ever.
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:
As Jesus left Jericho with his disciples and a large crowd, Bartimaeus (that is, the son of Timaeus), a blind beggar, was sitting at the side of the road. When he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to shout and to say, ‘Son of David, Jesus, have pity on me.’ And many of them scolded him and told him to keep quiet, but he only shouted all the louder, ‘Son of David, have pity on me.’ Jesus stopped and said, ‘Call him here.’ So they called the blind man. ‘Courage,’ they said ‘get up; he is calling you.’ So throwing off his cloak, he jumped up and went to Jesus. Then Jesus spoke, ‘What do you want me to do for you?’ ‘Rabbuni,’ the blind man said to him ‘Master, let me see again.’ Jesus said to him, ‘Go; your faith has saved you.’ And immediately his sight returned and he followed him along the road.
The Gospel of the Lord.
Mission Sunday (Sunday 24th. October 2021)
The month of October provides us with an opportunity to express our gratitude for the contribution we, as Irish people, have made to the mission of the Church to spread the Gospel of Christ in different parts of the world. We remember and give thanks for the courage, the enthusiasm and the generosity of so many women and men.
World Mission Sunday is the Holy Father’s annual appeal to support overseas mission and missionaries. This fund supports missionary activities in Africa, Asia and Latin America. It provides basic infrastructure by helping communities to build schools, health clinics, parish communities and churches. It prepares leaders and carers who will offer safe shelter, healthcare, education and hope for the future.
To support the Mission Sunday Appeal this Sunday, please use the Envelope provided in the Church Porch and place it in the Collection Box at the Church Door or you may donate directly: Account Name: Missio Ireland.
IBAN: IE12 BOFI 9007 5456 9616 36 (BIC: BOFIIE2D)
Taizé Youth Programme 2022
A Youth Trip to Taizé in France organised by Ossory Youth will take place from Sunday 26th June to Sunday 3rd July 2022. A week in the Taizé Community is an opportunity for reflection and contemplation and a little step back from daily life. But bringing people together is also the essence of Taize and it is a week of meeting young people from different countries and cultures where new friendships are made. Tens of thousands of young people from around the world, including 25 from Kilkenny, will made the trip to Taizé next year.
The programme, which runs from December 2021 to July 2022 is open to Transition year, 5th year and Leaving Cert students. Closing date is Friday 19th November. For additional information, including cost and application forms, contact Patrick Bookle, Ossory Youth at 056 776 1200, or 087 212 9006 or email@example.com