Aghaviller Parish Newsletter
Hugginstown, Newmarket and Stoneyford.
19th. and 20th. March 2022.
“Third Sunday of Lent”
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 21th to Sunday 27th. March 2022.
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 9.30a.m.
- Vigil – Saturday 26th. at 8.00p.m.
- Sunday 27th. at 10.00a.m.
No Mass on Wednesday
- Vigil – Saturday 26th. at 6.30p.m.
Months Mind Mass:
Alice Murphy, Lismatigue. Mass in Hugginstown Church on Saturday 19th. March at 8.00p.m.
Mattie, Mary, Kitty, and Betty O’Shea, Boolyglass: Mass in Hugginstown on Sunday 20th. March at 10.00a.m
The Synodal Journey in Ossory:
Our Journey together during Lent is a time of Listening – to ensure that every voice is heard. All are invited to attend meetings to discuss our experience of Church today and our hopes for the future. These meetings will take place in 13 Venues throughout the Diocese. Venues nearest to Aghaviller Parish: Thomastown Hall on Wednesday 23rd. March at 7.30p.m. St. Patrick’s Parish Centre on Thursday 31st. March at 7.30p.m. See Notice Board for all venues, dates and times.
Dates to Remember:
First Penance: 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.
Every year during Lent, Trócaire asks for your help to fund lifesaving programmes around the world. Please collect a Trócaire Box, available in both Churches. You can contribute Online at www.trocaire.org or by phone: 1850 408 408. The contents of each and every Trócaire Box, no matter how small, all adds up.
The “Church Door” Contributions on last weekend amounted to €505.00. Thank You.
Envelopes for the Lenten Station Contribution are available in both Churches. Your contribution is for the support of the priests of the Parish and the Diocese. Your support is appreciated.
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“Third Sunday of Lent” – 20th. March 2022.
A Reading from the Book of Exodus:
Moses was looking after the flock of Jethro, his father-in-law priest of Midian. He led his flock to the far side of the wilderness and came to Horeb, the mountain of God. There the angel of the Lord appeared to him in the shape of a flame of fire, coming from the middle of a bush. Moses looked; there was the bush blazing but it was not being burnt up. ‘I must go and look at this strange sight,’ Moses said, ‘and see why the bush is not burnt.’ Now the Lord saw him go forward to look, and God called to him from the middle of the bush. ‘Moses, Moses!’ he said. ‘Here I am,’ Moses answered. ‘Come no nearer,’ he said. ‘Take off your shoes, for the place on which you stand is holy ground. I am the God of your fathers,’ he said, ‘the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob.’ At this Moses covered his face, afraid to look at God.
And the Lord said, ‘I have seen the miserable state of my people in Egypt. I have heard their appeal to be free of their slave-drivers. Yes, I am well aware of their sufferings. I mean to deliver them out of the hands of the Egyptians and bring them up out of that land to a land rich and broad, a land where milk and honey flow, the home of the Canaanites, the Hittites, the Amorites, the Perizzites, the Hivites and the Jebusites.’
Then Moses said to God, ‘I am to go, then, to the sons of Israel and say to them, “The God of your fathers has sent me to you.” But if they ask me what his name is, what am I to tell them?’ And God said to Moses, ‘I Am who I Am. This’ he added ‘is what you must say to the sons of Israel: “I Am has sent me to you.”’ And God also said to Moses, ‘You are to say to the sons of Israel: “The Lord, the God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, has sent me to you.” This is my name for all time; by this name I shall be invoked for all generations to come.’
The Word of the Lord.
Response: The Lord is compassion and love.
My soul, give thanks to the Lord all my being, bless his holy name.
My soul, give thanks to the Lord and never forget all his blessings. R.
It is he who forgives all your guilt, who heals every one of your ills,
who redeems your life from the grave, who crowns you with love and compassion. R.
The Lord does deeds of justice, gives judgement for all who are oppressed.
He made known his ways to Moses and his deeds to Israel’s sons. R.
The Lord is compassion and love, slow to anger and rich in mercy.
For as the heavens are high above the earth so strong is his love for those who fear him. R.
St. Paul’s First letter to the Corinthians:
I want to remind you, brothers, how our fathers were all guided by a cloud above them and how they all passed through the sea. They were all baptised into Moses in this cloud and in this sea; all ate the same spiritual food and all drank the same spiritual drink, since they all drank from the spiritual rock that followed them as they went, and that rock was Christ. In spite of this, most of them failed to please God and their corpses littered the desert. These things all happened as warnings for us, not to have the wicked lusts for forbidden things that they had. You must never complain: some of them did, and they were killed by the Destroyer.
All this happened to them as a warning, and it was written down to be a lesson for us who are living at the end of the age. The man who thinks he is safe must be careful that he does not fall.
The Word of the Lord.
Glory and praise to you, O Christ!
Repent, says the Lord, for the kingdom of heaven is close at hand.
Glory and praise to you, O Christ!
A Reading from the Holy Gospel of St. Luke:
Some people arrived and told Jesus about the Galileans whose blood Pilate had mingled with that of their sacrifices. At this he said to them, ‘Do you suppose these Galileans who suffered like that were greater sinners than any other Galileans? They were not, I tell you. No; but unless you repent you will all perish as they did. Or those eighteen on whom the tower at Siloam fell and killed them? Do you suppose that they were more guilty than all the other people living in Jerusalem? They were not, I tell you. No; but unless you repent you will all perish as they did.’
He told this parable: ‘A man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard, and he came looking for fruit on it but found none. He said to the man who looked after the vineyard, “Look here, for three years now I have been coming to look for fruit on this fig tree and finding none. Cut it down: why should it be taking up the ground?” “Sir,” the man replied “leave it one more year and give me time to dig round it and manure it: it may bear fruit next year; if not, then you can cut it down.”
The Gospel of the Lord.