Aghaviller Parish Newsletter

Hugginstown, Newmarket and Stoneyford.

25th. and 26th. March 2023.   

“Fifth 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 27th.  March to Sunday 2nd. April 2023.

Hugginstown:   

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

  • Vigil – Saturday 1st. at 8.00p.m.;
  • Sunday2nd. at 10.00a.m.

Stoneyford:

  • Vigil– Wednesday 29th. at 7.00p.m.
  • Vigil – Saturday 1st. at 6.30p.m.;

Palm Sunday  –   2nd. April 2023:

Palm will be blessed at the beginning of all Masses next week-end 1st. and 2nd. April.


Timetable for Holy Week Masses and Ceremonies:

Hugginstown Church: 

  • Holy Thursday 6th. April at 8.00p.m.  
  • Good Friday 7th. April at  3.00p.m. 
  • Holy Saturday 8th. April at 8.00p.m. 
  • Easter Sunday 9th. April at 10.00a.m.

Stoneyford Church: 

  • Holy Thursday 6th. April at 7.00p.m.  
  • Good Friday 7th. April at 7.00p.m. 
  • Holy Saturday 8th. April 6.30p.m.  

Pray For:  

Catherine Barron, Catstown. 

Maura Brennan,Lawcus, Stoneyford.

Anniversary Mass:     

Ollie Ryan,Stoneyford.   Mass in Stoneyford Church on Saturday 25th. March at 8.00p.m. 

Anniversary Mass next weekend:

Agnes Kenny, Stoneyford;   Mass in Stoneyford Church on Saturday 1st. April at 6.30p.m


Rota for next week-end: 

1st. and 2nd. April 2023 . (Palm Sunday)

Readers:

  • Stoneyford:     Saturday 6.30p.m. Tony Roche
  • Hugginstown: Saturday 8.00p.m. Catherine Dwyer;    Sunday 10.00a.m. Mary Foran.

Eucharistic Ministers:

  • Stoneyford:      Saturday 6.30p.m. Pat Kenny.    
  • Hugginstown: Saturday 8.00p.m. Mary Cuddihy;  Sunday 10.00a.m. Ann Power.  

First Holy Communion Preparation:

We complete our Family Masses this weekend.  Many thanks to the Pupils to the Parents and Families for taking part during Lent.  Special thanks to the parents who organized the rota for Readers, Prayers and Offertory Gifts. 

First Holy Communion will not take place until May, so it is important for pupils and families to attend weekend Mass. 


Trócaire:

Every year during Lent, Trócaire asks for your help to fund lifesaving programmes around the world. Please collect a Trócaire Box which is available in Church Porch.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, come together to make a significant difference. 

Ossory Pilgrimage to Lourdes 2023

Lourdes Pilgrimage will take place from May 23rd. to 28th. this year. 

Accommodation in the Agena, Solitude and  Padoue Hotels.  

Price includes return bus journey to/from Loughboy Shopping Centre Car Park to Dublin Airport.   

Return flights from Dublin to Lourdes; Transfer to/from Airport to Hotel;  Full board and hotel accommodation for the 5 nights.  

For further information and bookings contact niamh@jwttravel.ie or Phone 01 685 2244

Summer Time:

Summer Time begins.  –   Clocks go forward one hour on this Saturday night 25th. March

Eucharistic Ministers:

New Eucharistic Ministers needed in both Hugginstown and Stoneyford Churches for weekend Masses. Preparation Training can be done on line in your own home with just a meeting in the local church for practical help. 

Please let me know if you can help.  

It is also recommended that Present Eucharistic Ministers can be involved in the training. 


Ossory Adult Faith Development – Lenten Programme:

What does Pope Francis intend by calling us to be a Synodal Church? 

We are hearing the words Synodal Church being used today. We know that Pope Francis has asked us to be a Synodal Church, but what does that mean?  A Synodal Church is the Church of our time. Please join Bishop Niall Coll on Monday, 27th. March 2023, at 7.30p.m. in St Kieran’s College, as he leads in a Reflection on what this means for each one of us as members of the Catholic Church today. Bishop Niall extends an invitation to all. ..

Has Catholic Education a Future in a Modern Ireland?

Join key people from the Irish Education World for a frank discussion on the future of Catholic Education in St. Kieran’s College on Tuesday 28th. March at 7.30p.m.


Parish Contributions:

The “Church Door” Contributions on last weekend amounted to €620.00. Thank You.                                                                                                                                            

Lenten Station:

Many thanks to all who have contributed to the Lenten Stations in recent weeks. Your contribution is for the support of the priests of the Parish and the Diocese. 


Stoneyford  School:

Meeting of the Board of Management will be held in the school on Wednesday 29th. March at 8.00p.m.

Lotto: –
Stoneyford Active Retirement: 

Computer Course:

Agri Rural Forum:(“Protect the Integrity of Agriculture and Rural Living”)

Newsletter: 

If you wish to receive the weekly Newsletter by email, please drop your email address to

liamcassin@ossory.ie    or Telephone: 056 776 8693

The Newsletter is also available on the Stoneyford Website every week.(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


First Reading

A Reading from the Prophet Ezekiel:

The Lord says this: I am now going to open your graves; I mean to raise you from your graves, my people, and lead you back to the soil of Israel. And you will know that I am the Lord, when I open your graves and raise you from your graves, my people. And I shall put my spirit in you, and you will live, and I shall resettle you on your own soil; and you will know that I, the Lord, have said and done this – it is the Lord who speaks.

The Word of the Lord

Responsorial Psalm

Response: With the Lord there is mercy and fullness of redemption.

Out of the depths I cry to you, O Lord,

Lord, hear my voice!

O let your ears be attentive

to the voice of my pleading.

With the Lord there is mercy and fullness of redemption.

If you, O Lord, should mark our guilt,

Lord, who would survive?

But with you is found forgiveness:

for this we revere you.

With the Lord there is mercy and fullness of redemption.

My soul is waiting for the Lord.

I count on his word.

My soul is longing for the Lord

more than watchman for daybreak.

(Let the watchman count on daybreak

and Israel on the Lord.)

With the Lord there is mercy and fullness of redemption.

Because with the Lord there is mercy

and fullness of redemption,

Israel indeed he will redeem

from all its iniquity.

With the Lord there is mercy and fullness of redemption.

Second Reading:

A Reading from St. Paul’s Letter to the Romans:

People who are interested only in unspiritual things can never be pleasing to God. Your interests, however, are not in the unspiritual, but in the spiritual, since the Spirit of God has made his home in you. In fact, unless you possessed the Spirit of Christ you would not belong to him. Though your body may be dead it is because of sin, but if Christ is in you then your spirit is life itself because you have been justified; and if the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you, then he who raised Jesus from the dead will give life to your own mortal bodies through his Spirit living in you.

The Word of the Lord.

Gospel Acclamation   (Please stand)

Glory and praise to you, O Christ!

I am the resurrection and the life, says the Lord;

whoever believes in me will never die.

Glory and praise to you, O Christ!



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