Aghaviller Parish Newsletter

Hugginstown and Stoneyford Churches.

29th. and 30th. August 2020.  

“Twenty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time” 

St. Aidan

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 31st. August to Sunday 6th. September 2020.


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

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


  • Wednesday and Friday at 7.00p.m.      
  • Vigil   –  Saturday 5th.  at 6.30p.m. 
  1. Monday 31st.    Feast of St. Aidan                              
  2. Thursday 3rd.   Feast of St. Gregory the Great   
  3. Friday 4th.       First Friday                              

Visitation with Holy Communion will take place as usual next Friday.  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:   Anniversary Mass this week-end:

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

Peggy and Mick Raggett, Croan.

Kitty and Neddie Fitzpatrick, Lismatigue.

Anniversary Mass next week-end:

In Hugginstown Church on Saturday 5th.September at 8.00p.m.

James and Ellen Duggan, Boolyglass.

In Hugginstown Church on Sunday 6th. September at 10.00a.m.  

 Luke, Mary and William Gaule, Keatingstown.

Rota for next week-end:  

5th. and 6th. September 2020    –    (Twenty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time)



Saturday 6.30p.m. Margaret Ryan


Saturday 8.00p.m. Pat Duggan;

Sunday10.00a.m. Catherine Dwyer

Eucharistic Ministers:                                                                    


Saturday 6.30p.m. Jakub Smolen


Saturday 8.00p.m. Mary Murphy

Sunday 10.00a.m. Mary Cahill

Church Stewards:


August 29thMargaret Murphy and Teresa Phelan;      

September 5th.   John Corcoran and Sean Raggett.


Congratulations to all pupils who celebrate their Confirmation this weekend.    

Monroe School: 5th and 6th. Classes;  

Stoneyford School:  5th. Class.     

Many Thanks to Parents and Teachers for your cooperation in the preparations.

First Holy Communion:

Monroe School will celebrate First Holy Communion in Hugginstown Church on Saturday 19th. September at 11.00a.m.

Stoneyford School will celebrate First Holy Communion in Stoneyford Church on Sunday 20th. September at 12.00Noon.

Newmarket School will celebrate First Holy Communion in Hugginstown Church on Saturday 26th. September at 11.00a.m.


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 all Churches.

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.  

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 and Newmarket Schools:

 Both Schools will reopen on Monday 31st. August 2020.



The “Church Door” Collection on last weekend amounted to €550.00.  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

30th. August 2020    –   Twenty-Second Sunday of the Year

Mass Readings

Twenty-First Sunday of the Year

First Reading

A reading from the Prophet Jeremiah

You have seduced me, Lord, and I have let myself be seduced; you have overpowered me: you were the stronger.   I am a daily laughing-stock, everybody’s butt.

Each time I speak the word, I have to howl  and proclaim: ‘Violence and ruin!’

The word of the Lord has meant for me  insult, derision, all day long. I used to say, ‘I will not think about him,

I will not speak in his name any more.’   Then there seemed to be a fire burning in my heart,

imprisoned in my bones.  The effort to restrain it wearied me,  I could not bear it.  

The Word of the Lord.

Responsorial Psalm

Response:      For you my soul is thirsting, O Lord my God.

O God, you are my God, for you I long;   for you my soul is thirsting.

My body pines for you  like a dry, weary land without water.                                R.

So I gaze on you in the sanctuary  to see your strength and your glory.

For your love is better than life,  my lips will speak your praise.                             R.

So I will bless you all my life, in your name I will lift up my hands.

My soul shall be filled as with a banquet,  my mouth shall praise you with joy.     R.

For you have been my help;  in the shadow of your wings I rejoice.

My soul clings to you;   your right hand holds me fast.                                            R.

Second Reading

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

Think of God’s mercy, my brothers, and worship him, I beg you, in a way that is worthy of thinking beings, by offering your living bodies as a holy sacrifice, truly pleasing to God. Do not model yourselves on the behaviour of the world around you, but let your behaviour change, modelled by your new mind. This is the only way to discover the will of God and know what is good, what it is that God wants, what is the perfect thing to do.

The Word of the Lord.

Gospel Acclamation:

Alleluia, alleluia! 

May the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ enlighten the eyes of our mind,

so that we can see what hope his call holds for us.  Alleluia!


A Reading from the Gospel of St. Matthew.

Jesus began to make it clear to his disciples that he was destined to go to Jerusalem and suffer grievously at the hands of the elders and chief priests and scribes, to be put to death and to be raised up on the third day. Then, taking him aside, Peter started to remonstrate with him. ‘Heaven preserve you, Lord;’ he said ‘this must not happen to you.’ But he turned and said to Peter, ‘Get behind me, Satan! You are an obstacle in my path, because the way you think is not God’s way but man’s.’

Then Jesus said to his disciples, ‘If anyone wants to be a follower of mine, let him renounce himself and take up his cross and follow me. For anyone who wants to save his life will lose it; but anyone who loses his life for my sake will find it. What, then, will a man gain if he wins the whole world and ruins his life? Or what has a man to offer in exchange for his life?  ‘For the Son of Man is going to come in the glory of his Father with his angels, and, when he does, he will reward each one according to his behaviour.’    

The Gospel of the Lord.

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