Aghaviller Parish Newsletter

Hugginstown and Stoneyford Churches.

22nd. and 23rd. August 2020.  

“Twentieth Sunday in Ordi

“Twenty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time” 

Saint Bartholomew

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 24th. to Sunday 30th. August 2020.


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

  • Vigil  – Saturday 29th. at 8.00p.m.
  • Sunday 30th. at 10.00a.m.


  • Wednesday  @ 7.00p.m.
  • Vigil  –  Saturday 29th. at 6.30p.m. 
  • Monday 24th.    Feast of St. Bartholomew                  
  • Thursday 27th.   Feast of St. Monica.   
  • Friday 28th.     Feast of Augustine.                              
  • Saturday 29th.              Feast of The Passion of St. John the Baptist

Pray For:   Anniversary Mass this week-end:

In Hugginstown Church on Sunday 23rd. August at 10.00a.m.   –  

Jerry Foran, Monroe

Anniversary Mass next week-end:

In Hugginstown Church on Sunday 30th. August at 10.00a.m.   –  

Peggy and Mick Raggett, Croan.

Rota for next week-end:  

29th. and 30th. August 2020    –    (Twenty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time)



Saturday 6.30p.m. Eileen Sutton.


Saturday 8.00p.m. Tommy Murphy;

Sunday10.00a.m. Deirdre Rohan

Eucharistic Ministers:                                                                    


Saturday 6.30p.m. Bernie Grace.


Saturday 8.00p.m. Teresa Broderick;

Sunday 10.00a.m. Bridget Farrell

Church Stewards:


August 22nd.   Margaret Corcoran and Tony Roche.       

August 29thMargaret Murphy and Teresa Phelan’


Congratulations to all pupils who celebrate their Confirmation this weekend.    Newmarket School: 5th and 6th. Classes;  

Stoneyford School:  6th. Class.      Many Thanks to Parents and Teachers for your cooperation in the preparations.

Confirmations will be celebrated next weekend.

For Monroe School in Hugginstown Church on Saturday 29th. August at 2.00p.m.

For Stoneyford School (5th. Class) in Stoneyford Church on Sunday 30th. August at 12.00Noon

Preparation Meetings for Pupils:  (All Pupils please attend and parents are very welcome.)

For Monroe School  –  Meeting in Hugginstown Church on Tuesday 25th. August at 7.30p.m.

For Stoneyford School (5th. Class)  –  Meeting in Stoneyford Church on Wednesday 26th. August at 7.30p.m. 

First Holy Communion:

Newmarket School will celebrate First Holy Communion in Hugginstown Church on Saturday 26th. September

Monroe and Stoneyford Schools will arrange a date for First Holy Communion when schools reopen.


Proper protocols are in place in the 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 follows:              

Stoneyford Church on Saturdays  at 6.30p.m   

 Hugginstown Church on Saturdays at 8.00p.m. and  Sundays at 10.00a.m. 

  1. Many thanks to the Stewards who help in the Churches to remind people to sanitise their hands and to observe proper social distance within the Churches.  Please accept directions from Stewards. 
  2. There is still restricted numbers permitted in Churches.  The Maximum number permitted is 50.

Please let us know if you are staying outside,  as outside speaker can be turned on and Holy Communion given.  

  1. Cemetery Masses are again postponed due to new protocols announced during the week.
  2. Attendance at Funeral Masses is still limited to 50, observing social distance. 
  3. The Leaders of the main Churches across the Island of Ireland have united to recommend the wearing of face coverings during worship. In a joint statement, the Catholic Church, Church of Ireland, Presbyterians and Methodists said while governments on both sides of the border have not made face coverings compulsory at services, they recommend they are worn.  Following further recent consultations with public health authorities, we join with Christian church leaders all over this Island in formally recommending and encouraging the use of face coverings at all services of worship, along with the ongoing maintenance of two metre physical distancing, from Sunday August 30th. 2020.

Sunday Mass Times on the Web: (Local)

St. Canice’s Church at 10.00a.m.    St. Mary’s Cathedral: at 11.00a.m.

Mooncoin Church;  at 11.00a.m.    St. John’s Church:  at 11.30a.m.  

Monroe School:

Meeting of the School Board of Management will be held in the school on Tuesday 25th. August at 8.30p.m.

Stoneyford School:      

Stoneyford School will reopen on Thursday 27th. August.



The “Church Door” Collection on last weekend amounted to €585.00.  Thank You.                                                                      

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 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)


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All notices for the Newsletter to be left in by Thursdays at 5.00p.m. please.   

Contact: Telephone: 056 776 8693 or email

Mass Readings

23rd. August 2020   

Twenty-First Sunday of the Year

First Reading

A reading from the Prophet Isaiah:

Thus says the Lord of Hosts to Shebna, the master of the palace: I dismiss you from your office, 

I remove you from your post,  and the same day I call on my servant Eliakim son of Hilkiah.

I invest him with your robe,  gird him with your sash,  entrust him with your authority;

and he shall be a father to the inhabitants of Jerusalem  and to the House of Judah.

I place the key of the House of David on his shoulder;  should he open, no one shall close,

should he close, no one shall open.   I drive him like a peg into a firm place;

he will become a throne of glory for his father’s house.     The Word of the Lord.

Responsorial Psalm

Response:      Your love, O Lord, is eternal: discard not the work of your hands.

I thank you, Lord, with all my heart:   you have heard the words of my mouth.

In the presence of the angels I will bless you.  I will adore before your holy temple.           R.

I thank you for your faithfulness and love,  which excel all we ever knew of you.

On the day I called, you answered;   you increased the strength of my soul.     R                    

The Lord is high yet he looks on the lowly  and the haughty he knows from afar.

Your love, O Lord, is eternal,  discard not the work of your hands.                 R.

Second Reading

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

How rich are the depths of God – how deep his wisdom and knowledge – and how impossible to penetrate his motives or understand his methods! Who could ever know the mind of the Lord? Who could ever be his counsellor? Who could ever give him anything or lend him anything? All that exists comes from him; all is by him and for him. To him be glory forever! Amen.          The Word of the Lord.

Gospel Acclamation:

Alleluia, alleluia! 

You are Peter and on this rock I will build my Church.

And the gates of the underworld can never hold out against it.



A Reading from the Gospel of St. Matthew.

When Jesus came to the region of Caesarea Philippi he put this question to his disciples, ‘Who do people say the Son of Man is?’ And they said, ‘Some say he is John the Baptist, some Elijah, and others Jeremiah or one of the prophets.’ ‘But you,’ he said ‘who do you say I am?’ Then Simon Peter spoke up, ‘You are the Christ,’ he said, ‘the Son of the living God.’ Jesus replied, ‘Simon son of Jonah, you are a happy man! Because it was not flesh and blood that revealed this to you but my Father in heaven. So I now say to you: You are Peter and on this rock I will build my Church. And the gates of the underworld can never hold out against it. I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven: whatever you bind on earth shall be considered bound in heaven; whatever you loose on earth shall be considered loosed in heaven.’ Then he gave the disciples strict orders not to tell anyone that he was the Christ.          The Gospel of the Lord

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