Aghaviller Parish Newsletter

Hugginstown, Newmarket and Stoneyford.

St. David

26th. and 27th. February 2022.

“Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Tim

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 28th. February to Sunday 6th. March 2022.

Hugginstown:   

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at 9.30a.m.   Wednesday at 7.30p.m.

  • Vigil  –   Saturday 5th. at 8.00p.m.              
  • Sunday 6th. at 10.00a.m.

Stoneyford:       

  • Wednesday and Friday at 7.00p.m.             
  •  Vigil  –  Saturday 5th. at 6.30p.m.

Tuesday 1st.      Feast of St. David.                                         

Saturday 5th.    Feast of St. Kieran.

Wednesday 2nd.  Ash Wednesday (Beginning of Lent)        “Day of Fast and Abstinence”

Mass Times:       Stoneyford Church at 7.00p.m.                   Hugginstown Church at 7.30p.m.   

Blessing and Distribution of Ashes will take place during both Masses on Ash Wednesday.  Distribution of Ashes will take place in the Parish Schools also on Wednesday.

Mass Times:  (Ash Wednesday)    

Stoneyford Church at 7.00p.m.                   Hugginstown Church at 7.30p.m.   

Blessing and Distribution of Ashes will take place during both Masses on Ash Wednesday.  Distribution of Ashes will take place in the Parish Schools also on Wednesday.

Guidelines for  Lenten Penance:

  1. Abstaining from meat or some other food on Fridays; 
  2. Abstaining from alcoholic drink or smoking;
  3. Making a special effort at involvement in Family Prayer; 
  4. Visit to the Blessed Sacrament; 
  5. Making the Stations of the Cross;
  6. Helping the poor, the sick, the old or lonely.

Friday 4th.      First Friday   Visitation with Holy Communion will take place as usual on Friday 4th.  Please let us know if you would like to receive Holy Communion in your home for the First Fridays or at any other time.

Pray For:       

Months Mind Mass:  Val Lee, Stoneyford.  Mass in Stoneyford Church on Saturday 26th. February at 6.30p.m.

Anniversary Masses this weekend:

Fr. Christy Dwyer, late of Croan:  Mass in Hugginstown Church on Saturday 26th. February at 8.00p.m. 

David Kenneally and Mary Kenneally, Mass in Hugginstown Church on Sunday 27th. February at 10.00a.m. 

Months Mind Mass:  Nellie Dunphy, Kyleva.  Mass in Hugginstown Church on Sunday 6th. March at 10.00a.m.

Changes to Covid Restrictions from Monday 28th. February :

There will be no legal requirement to wear a mask inside Church buildings;  All are advised to use their own judgment to continue to wear masks on public transport and in other potentially crowded settings.

Holy Water is restored to fonts for use at the entrances to Church buildings. Good sanitising and cleaning arrangements are still important:

 Lotto:    

Parish Contributions:

The “Church Door” Contributions on last weekend amounted to €520.00.  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).

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

Called to Pray:

Join in prayer for Men’s Rosary on Saturday 5th. March 2022 at 1.00p.m. at the Statue of Our Lady,  James’s Green, Kilkenny.  Further information contact Ron at 086 669 6632 or Paul at 087 365 0492

Newsletter:

If you wish to receive the weekly Newsletter by email, please drop your email address to liamcassin@ossory.ie.

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: liamcassin@ossory.ie.

“Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time”  –  27th. February 2022.

First Reading:

A Reading from the Book of Ecclesiasticus:      The test of a man is in his conversation

In a shaken sieve the rubbish is left behind,so too the defects of a man appear in his talk.

The kiln tests the work of the potter, the test of a man is in his conversation.

The orchard where a tree grows is judged on the quality of its fruit, similarly a man’s words betray what he feels.   Do not praise a man before he has spoken, since this is the test of men.

The Word of the Lord.

Responsorial Psalm:  

Response:      It is good to give you thanks, O Lord.

It is good to give thanks to the Lord, to make music to your name, O Most High,

to proclaim your love in the morning  and your truth in the watches of the night.                R.

The just will flourish like the palm tree and grow like a Lebanon cedar.

Planted in the house of the Lord, they will flourish in the courts of our God.                      R.

Still bearing fruit when they are old, still full of sap, still green,

to proclaim that the Lord is just.  In him, my rock, there is no wrong.                                  R.

Second Reading:

A Reading from the First Letter of St Paul to the Corinthians:

When this perishable nature has put on imperishability, and when this mortal nature has put on immortality, then the words of scripture will come true: “Death is swallowed up in victory. Death, where is your victory? Death, where is your sting”?. Now the sting of death is sin, and sin gets its power from the Law. So let us thank God for giving us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

Never give in then, my dear brothers, never admit defeat; keep on working at the Lord’s work always, knowing that, in the Lord, you cannot be labouring in vain.                                               

The Word of the Lord.

Gospel Acclamation:

Alleluia, alleluia!  

Open our heart, O Lord, to accept the words of your Son.

Alleluia!

Gospel:

A Reading from the Holy Gospel of St. Luke:

Jesus told a parable to his disciples: ‘Can one blind man guide another? Surely both will fall into a pit? The disciple is not superior to his teacher; the fully trained disciple will always be like his teacher. Why do you observe the splinter in your brother’s eye and never notice the plank in your own? How can you say to your brother, “Brother, let me take out the splinter that is in your eye,” when you cannot see the plank in your own? Hypocrite! Take the plank out of your own eye first, and then you will see clearly enough to take out the splinter that is in your brother’s eye.

‘There is no sound tree that produces rotten fruit, nor again a rotten tree that produces sound fruit. For every tree can be told by its own fruit: people do not pick figs from thorns, nor gather grapes from brambles. A good man draws what is good from the store of goodness in his heart; a bad man draws what is bad from the store of badness. For a man’s words flow out of what fills his heart.’                                

The Gospel of the Lord.

Dates to Remember for 2022:

First Penance:  Monroe School – in Hugginstown Church on Thursday 10th. March at 7.00p.m.

                           Newmarket School   –  in Hugginstown Church on Tuesday 22nd. March at 7.00p.m.

                           Stoneyford School  –  in Stoneyford Church on Wednesday 23rd. March at 7.00p.m.

Confirmation:  Stoneyford School:  –  in Stoneyford Church on Saturday 26th. March at 11.00a.m.  

                           Monroe/Newmarket Schools  – in Hugginstown Church on Saturday 2nd. April at 11.00a.m.

First Holy Communion:  Stoneyford School  –  in Stoneyford Church on Sunday 8th. May at 11.00a.m.  

                          Monroe/Newmarket Schools  –  in Hugginstown Church on Sunday 15th. May at 11.00a.m.

Exploring Priesthood – Zoom with Seminarians and Priests:

On Tuesday 1st. March at 8.00p.m. there will be an opportunity for young men to join in  a Zoom meeting to find out more about priesthood and to hear directly from two young men who are currently studying for the priesthood in our National Seminary in Maynooth. The event is being run by the National Vocations Office.  Further information and registration details can be obtained by emailing info@vocations.ie  alternatively by visiting vocations.ie/zoom 

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