Aghaviller Parish Newsletter

Hugginstown and Stoneyford Churches.

19th. and 20th. September 2020.  

 “Twenty-Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time”  

St. Pius of Pietrelcina (Padre Pio).

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 21st. to Sunday 27th. September 2020.


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

  • Vigil  – Saturday 26th. at 8.00p.m.
  • Sunday 27th..  at 10.00a.m.


  • Wednesday at 7.00p.m.      
  • Vigil   –  Saturday 26th.  at 6.30p.m. 
  1. Monday 21st.   Feast of St. Matthew (Apostle and Evangelist)        
  2. Wednesday 23rd.       Feast of St. Pius of Pietrelcina (Padre Pio)
  3. Friday 25th.     Feast of St. Finbarr.      
  4. Saturday 26th.              Feast of Sts. Cosmas and Damian

Pray For:    

Maureen Walsh (nee Hartley), Davidstown, Slieverue who died during the week.    

Anniversary Masses this week-end:

In Stoneyford Church on Saturday 19th. September at 6.30p.m.  –   Michael Fennelly,  Ballycaum.

In Hugginstown Church on Saturday 19th. September at 8.00p.m. –    Neddie Dwyer,  Croan.

 In Hugginstown Church on Sunday 20th. September at 10.00a.m.  –    Toddy Tennyson,  Mabbistown.


Anniversary Mass next week:

In Hugginstown Church on Sunday 27th. September at 10.00a.m.     –               John Grace, Lismatigue.

Rota for next week-end:      

26th. and 27th. September 2020    –    (Twenty-Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time)



Saturday 6.30p.m. Tony Roche


Saturday 8.00p.m. Tommy Murphy;

Sunday10.00a.m. John Barron

Eucharistic Ministers:                                                                     


Saturday 6.30p.m. Barbara Smolen. 


Saturday 8.00p.m. Teresa Broderick;  

Sunday 10.00a.m. Ruth Crowley.

First Holy Communion:

Congratulations to all the pupils in Monroe School who received their First Holy Communion on this Saturday 19th.

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 both Churches for the safety of all.  It appears there is no changes to highlight.

Week-end Mass in the Parish are as follows while numbers are restricted:   Stoneyford Church on Saturdays  at 6.30p.m   

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

  1. 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.  
  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.   

  • Attendance at Funeral Masses is still limited to 50, observing social distance. 
  • The wearing of face coverings during worship in all Churches is recommended.

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

Safeguarding Contacts:   

Diocesan Designated Liaison Person:  

Mr. Cathal Cullen Tel: 087 100 0232  or  

Aghaviller Parish Representatives are:  

Teresa Broderick  and Carmel O’Toole 


The“Church Door”Collection on last weekend amounted to €525.00.  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)

Sunday Mass Times on the Web: (Local)

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

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

Mooncoin Church; at 11.00a.m.    

St. John’s Church:  at 11.30a.m.  

St. Mary’s Cathedral Restoration Fund Draw:

The first draw for St. Mary’s Cathedral Restoration Fund 2020/2021 was due to take place on Wednesday, 25th. March 2020, but was postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The Draw will recommence in September, with the first draw planned for Wednesday, 30th.September 2020.  Tickets already circulated are still valid. The draw year 2020/2021 will run from September 2020 to August 2021. Tickets are still available, if interested please get your ticket by Monday 28th. September; contact 056 776 8693.  Roman Catholic Diocese and Parishes of Ossory – Registered 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  

20th. September 2020    –   Twenty-Fifth Sunday of the Year

First Reading

A reading from the Prophet Isaiah 

Seek the Lord while he is still to be found,   call to him while he is still near.

Let the wicked man abandon his way,   the evil man his thoughts.

Let him turn back to the Lord who will take pity on him, to our God who is rich in forgiving;

for my thoughts are not your thoughts,  my ways not your ways – it is the Lord who speaks.

Yes, the heavens are as high above earth as my ways are above your ways, my thoughts above your thoughts.

The Word of the Lord.

Responsorial Psalm

Response:      The Lord is close to all who call him.

I will bless you day after day  and praise your name for ever.

The Lord is great, highly to be praised,  his greatness cannot be measured.              R.

The Lord is kind and full of compassion,  slow to anger, abounding in love.

How good is the Lord to all,  compassionate to all his creatures.                              R.

The Lord is just in all his ways and loving in all his deeds.

He is close to all who call him,  who call on him from their hearts.                           R.

Second Reading

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

Christ will be glorified in my body, whether by my life or by my death. Life to me, of course, is Christ, but then death would bring me something more; but then again, if living in this body means doing work which is having good results – I do not know what I should choose. I am caught in this dilemma: I want to be gone and be with Christ, which would be very much the better, but for me to stay alive in this body is a more urgent need for your sake.  Avoid anything in your everyday lives that would be unworthy of the gospel of Christ.           

The Word of the Lord.

Gospel Acclamation:

Alleluia, alleluia!   

Blessings on the King who comes,  in the name of the Lord!

Peace in heaven  and glory in the highest heavens!



A Reading from the Gospel of St. Matthew.

Jesus said to his disciples: ‘The kingdom of heaven is like a landowner going out at daybreak to hire workers for his vineyard. He made an agreement with the workers for one denarius a day, and sent them to his vineyard. Going out at about the third hour he saw others standing idle in the market place and said to them, “You go to my vineyard too and I will give you a fair wage.” So they went. At about the sixth hour and again at about the ninth hour, he went out and did the same. Then at about the eleventh hour he went out and found more men standing round, and he said to them, “Why have you been standing here idle all day?” “Because no one has hired us” they answered. He said to them, “You go into my vineyard too.” In the evening, the owner of the vineyard said to his bailiff, “Call the workers and pay them their wages, starting with the last arrivals and ending with the first.” So those who were hired at about the eleventh hour came forward and received one denarius each. When the first came, they expected to get more, but they too received one denarius each. They took it, but grumbled at the landowner. “The men who came last” they said “have done only one hour, and you have treated them the same as us, though we have done a heavy day’s work in all the heat.” He answered one of them and said, “My friend, I am not being unjust to you; did we not agree on one denarius? Take your earnings and go. I choose to pay the last comer as much as I pay you. Have I no right to do what I like with my own? Why be envious because I am generous?” Thus the last will be first, and the first, last.’   

 The Gospel of the Lord.

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