Aghaviller Parish Newsletter

Hugginstown and Stoneyford Churches.

11th. and 12th. July 2020. 

“Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time” 

St. Bonaventure:

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

Please do not hesitate to ring if you need assistance.

Mass Times in Aghaviller Parish:  –

Monday 13th. to Sunday 19th. July 2020.


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

Sunday 19th.   at 10.00a.m. 


Wednesday  @ 7.00p.m.

Vigil  –  Saturday 18th.  @  6.30 p.m.       

  • Wednesday 15th.       Feast of St. Bonaventure:
  • Thursday 16th. Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel. 

Pray For:   

Mary O’Connor, Mount Juliet,  who died during the week.

Anniversary Masses next week-end:

Thomas and Mary Toomey, Stoneyford, Stoneyford, In Stoneyford Church on Saturday 11th. July at 6.30p.m.

Ellen Doyle, Hugginstown, In Hugginstown Church on Sunday 12th. July at 10.00a.m

Pray For: 

Mary O’Connor, Mount Juliet,  who died during the week.

Anniversary Masses next week-end:

 Tom Butler, Boolyglass: In Hugginstown Church on Sunday 19th. July at 10.00a.m.   –

Johnny and Kathleen Maher, Boolyglass

Rota for next week-end:   

18th. and 19th. July 2020  –  (Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time)



Saturday 6.30p.m. Neill O’Grady


Sunday 10.00a.m Catherine Rohan

Eucharistic Ministers:                                                   


Saturday 6.30p.m. Barbara Smolen .


Sunday 10.00a.m. Mary Murphy

Book Shop:

St Mary’s Cathedral Book & Gift Shop has reopened with a large selection of books, rosaries, crucifixes, gifts and cards.

Opening Times: Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, from 9.00a.m. to 5.00p.m.

Aghaviller Parish:    (The Way Forward)

The Re-opening of Churches and the Celebration of Public Masses took place on Monday 29th. June. Proper protocols are now in place in both Churches for the safety of all.  Please use the seats that are marked for seating: Every second row of seats is available for seating and family members are asked to sit together in the same seat. Week-end Mass are as before:  Stoneyford Church on Saturdays  at 6.30p.m and  Hugginstown Church on Sundays at 10.00a.m.

  • Stewards will help in both Churches to remind people to sanitise their hands and to observe proper social distance within the Churches.  Please accept directions.  The 2 Metres apart still applies for proper social distance.
  • There will be restricted numbers permitted in both Churches.  The Maximum number permitted in Hugginstown Church will be 65 and in Stoneyford Church 50.  Outside speaker will be turned on if needed.There will be no Missalettes or the passing of collection bags. A collection box will be placed at the Church door.
  • Holy Communion will be distributed on the hand only from the front of the altar. In Hugginstown Church people will come up the centre and return by the side. In Stoneyford Church people will come up the centre and return by the side entrance;  Holy Communion will be distributed upstairs in Stoneyford Church.
  • Mass will be celebrated on Mondays to Fridays in Hugginstown Church at 9.30a.m. and in Stoneyford Church on Wednesdays and First Fridays at 7.00p.m.
  • Baptisms can be celebrated – again observing social distancing and limiting the number attending.
  • Cemetery Masses will be possible after 20th. July.  We will arrange the Cemetery Masses as in previous years.
  • The celebration of First Penance and First Holy Communion will be arranged when the schools reopen.
  • Confirmation:  In accordance with current public guidelines, bishops expect that the Sacrament of Confirmation will begin to be celebrated from late summer onwards.  In arranging the celebrations, public health guidelines will determine the number of candidates that can be confirmed at a time. Local arrangements will only take shape later in the late summer/early autumn. Bishops acknowledged with gratitude how children and their families have continued in their preparation for the sacrament during these difficult days for everybody.

Attendance at Funeral Masses are still limited because of social distancing.  Hugginstown  65: Stoneyford 50

Sunday Mass Times on the Web and Radio:

St. Canice’s Church www.stcanicesparish.ieat 10.00a.m.

St. Mary’s Cathedral:  www.stmaryscathedral.ieat 11.00a.m.

St. John’s Church:  at 11.30a.m.

Mooncoin Church;  at 11.00am.

Mass is celebrated every Sunday and is also relayed on RTE Radio and T.V.  and on K.C.L.R.

Safeguarding Contacts:

Diocesan Designated Liaison Person:

Mr. Cathal Cullen Tel: 087 100 0232  or

Diocese of Ossory Web Page:

Gardaí 1800 555 222:

Tusla – Kilkenny Area –  Tel: 052 617 7302.

Aghaviller Parish Representatives are:  Teresa Broderick and Carmel O’Toole

Lotto: Aghaviller Parish and Carrickshock G. A. A.

The Local Lotto will resume on Monday 27th. July.   –  Next Draw: Match 3:  €1,000.00;    Match 4:  €2,000.00;             Jackpot:  €20,000.00;

An extra €100.00 prize will be drawn each week until such time as the Jackpot is won.  Please submit returns by 8.30p.m. Draw at 9.00p.m.


Accord establishes support phone line to help relationships during COVID 19: – to support marriage and relationships in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic. This will be a free service, but calls are charged at a local rate. The support line is open from 9.00a.m. to 8.00p.m. on Monday to Friday and can be contacted at 01 531 3331.

COVID-19 Support Line for Older People:

ALONE has launched a national support line and additional supports for older people who have concerns or are facing difficulties relating to the outbreak of COVID-19. Professional staff is available to answer queries and give advice and reassurance where necessary. The support line is open seven days a week, 8.00a.m. to 8.00p.m, by calling 0818 222 024.


The “June Collection2020”for the support of the priests of the Parish and the Diocese will be taken up during the months of July/August.  Envelopes for this collection are available at the back of the Churches.  I would like to thank most sincerely those who have already contributed to the Collections during the past few months.  Many thanks for all of your support during these times.

The Diocesan Finance Committee has asked that we make available the parish bank account details so that people might be able to donate directly.

For Aghaviller Parish Funds: Use IBAN:  IE74 AIBK 9330 9000 0610 47 (BIC: AIBKIE2D)

For support of the Priests: Use IBAN:  IE19 AIBK 9330 9000 0561 20 (BIC: AIBKIE2D)


All notices for the Newsletter to be left in by Fridays please. 

Contact: Telephone: 056 776 8693 or email   

Bígí Cúramach  Keep Safe


11th. July 2020

Fifteenth Sunday of the Year

First Reading:

A reading from the Prophet Isaiah 55:10-11

Thus says the Lord: ‘As the rain and the snow come down from the heavens and do not return without watering the earth, making it yield and giving growth to provide seed for the sower and bread for the eating, so the word that goes from my mouth does not return to me empty, without carrying out my will and succeeding in what it was sent to do.’

The Word of the Lord

Responsorial Psalm

Response:      Some seed fell into rich soil and produced its crop.

You care for the earth, give it water,     you fill it with riches.

Your river in heaven brims over,    to provide its grain.      R:  

And thus you provide for the earth;     you drench its furrows;

You level it, soften it with showers;    you bless its growth.      R:   

You crown the year with your goodness.  Abundance flows in your steps,

in the pastures of the wilderness it flows.     R:   

The hills are girded with joy,   the meadows covered with flocks,

the valleys are decked with wheat.   They shout for joy, yes, they sing.    R:   

Second Reading

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

St. Paul’s Letter to the Romans

I think that what we suffer in this life can never be compared to the glory, as yet unrevealed, which is waiting for us. The whole creation is eagerly waiting for God to reveal his sons. It was not for any fault on the part of creation that it was made unable to attain its purpose, it was made so by God; but creation still retains the hope of being freed, like us, from its slavery to decadence, to enjoy the same freedom and glory as the children of God. From the beginning till now the entire creation, as we know, has been groaning in one great act of giving birth; and not only creation, but all of us who possess the first-fruits of the Spirit, we too groan inwardly as we wait for our bodies to be set free.

The Word of the Lord.

Gospel Acclamation

Alleluia, alleluia!

Speak, Lord, your servant is listening:

you have the message of eternal life.



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