Aghaviller Parish Newsletter
Hugginstown, Newmarket and Stoneyford.
8th. and 9th. January 2022.
“Feast of the Baptism of Our Lord”
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 10th. to Sunday 16th. January 2022.
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 9.30a.m.
- Vigil – Saturday 15th. at 8.00p.m.
- Sunday – 16th. at 10.00a.m.
- Wednesday – 12th. at 7.00p.m.
- Vigil – Saturday 15th. at 6.30p.m.
Saturday 15th. Feast of St. Ita.
Declan Roche, Dublin and Wexford, who died during the week.
Tommy, Katie and Cissie Delahunty, Catstown; Mass in Hugginstown Church on Saturday 8th. January at 8.00p.m.
Mai O’Shea, Croan: Mass in Hugginstown Church on Sunday 9th. January at 10.00a.m.
Anniversary Mass next weekend:
Eamon O’Neill, Knockdrinna: Mass in Stoneyford Church on Saturday 15th. January at 6.30p.m.
Dates to Remember for 2022:
For Stoneyford School on Saturday 26th. March in Stoneyford Church at 11.00a.m.
For Monroe/Newmarket Schools on Saturday 2nd. April in Hugginstown Church at 11.00a.m.
First Holy Communion 2022.
For Stoneyford School on Sunday 8th. May in Stoneyford Church at 11.00a.m.
For Monroe/Newmarket Schools on Sunday 15th. May in Hugginstown Church at 11.00a.m.
Christmas Offerings 2021:
Many, many thanks for your very generous contributions to the Christmas Offerings over the Christmas period. These Offerings are for the support of the priests working and retired within the Diocese of Ossory. Extra Envelopes for the Offerings can be collected in the Church Porch, and your contributions may be handed in during the coming weeks. Many thanks for all your support and cooperation during the past year.
The “Church Door” Contributions on last weekend amounted to €420.00. Thank You.
(To donate directly.) For Aghaviller Parish Funds: Use IBAN: IE74 AIBK 9330 9000 0610 47 (BIC: AIBKIE2D)
For the support of the Clergy: Use IBAN: IE19 AIBK 9330 9000 0561 20 (BIC: AIBKIE2D).
All Parish Property and Accounts are registered under the (Diocese of Ossory, Reg. Charity No. 20015831)
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
This feast of the Baptism of Our Lord marks the official end of the Christmas Season and the beginning of Ordinary Time. The focus today is not meant to be on our own baptism but on Jesus, revealed as the Promised One; the humble Servant foretold by the prophet Isaiah; and the beloved Son with whom the Father is well pleased. The Baptism of Jesus marks a transition point in His life and the start of His public life.
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“Feast of the Baptism of Our Lord” – 9th. January 2022.
A Reading from the prophet Isaiah:
Thus says the Lord: Here is my servant whom I uphold, my chosen one in whom my soul delights.
I have endowed him with my spirit that he may bring true justice to the nations.
He does not cry out or shout aloud, or make his voice heard in the streets.
He does not break the crushed reed, nor quench the wavering flame.
Faithfully he brings true justice; he will neither waver, nor be crushed until true justice is established on earth, for the islands are awaiting his law.
I, the Lord, have called you to serve the cause of right; I have taken you by the hand and formed you;
I have appointed you as covenant of the people and light of the nations, to open the eyes of the blind, to free captives from prison, and those who live in darkness from the dungeon.
The Word of the Lord.
Response: The Lord will bless his people with peace.
O give the Lord, you sons of God, give the Lord glory and power;
give the Lord the glory of his name. Adore the Lord in his holy court. R.
The Lord’s voice resounding on the waters, the Lord on the immensity of waters;
the voice of the Lord, full of power, the voice of the Lord, full of splendour. R.
The God of glory thunders. In his temple they all cry: ‘Glory!’
The Lord sat enthroned over the flood; the Lord sits as king for ever. R.
A Reading from the Acts of the Apostles:
Peter addressed Cornelius and his household: ‘The truth I have now come to realise’ he said ‘is that God does not have favourites, but that anybody of any nationality who fears God and does what is right is acceptable to him.
‘It is true, God sent his word to the people of Israel, and it was to them that the good news of peace was brought by Jesus Christ – but Jesus Christ is Lord of all men. You must have heard about the recent happenings in Judaea; about Jesus of Nazareth and how he began in Galilee, after John had been preaching baptism. God had anointed him with the Holy Spirit and with power, and because God was with him, Jesus went about doing good and curing all who had fallen into the power of the devil.’
The Word of the Lord.
Someone is coming, said John, someone greater than I. He will baptise you with the Holy Spirit and with fire.
A Reading from the Holy Gospel of St. Luke:
A feeling of expectancy had grown among the people, who were beginning to think that John might be the Christ, so John declared before them all, ‘I baptise you with water, but someone is coming, someone who is more powerful than I am, and I am not fit to undo the strap of his sandals; he will baptise you with the Holy Spirit and fire. Now when all the people had been baptised and while Jesus after his own baptism was at prayer, heaven opened and the Holy Spirit descended on him in bodily shape, like a dove. And a voice came from heaven, ‘You are my Son, the Beloved; my favour rests on you.’
The Gospel of the Lord.