Aghaviller Parish Newsletter

St. Malachy
Hugginstown and Stoneyford Churches.

1st. November 2020. 

   “Feast of All Saints”  

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:  –

All Religious Services are cancelled until further notice.

  • Monday 2nd.       Feast of All Souls (Faithful Departed)         
  • Tuesday 3rd.            Feast of St. Malachy.        
  • Wednesday 4th.  Feast of St. Charles Borromeo.      
  • Thursday 5th. Feast of St. Martin de Porres.
  • Friday 6th.           Feast of All the Saints of Ireland.

Pray For:             

Charlie Maher, Bigwood, Mullinavat, who died recently.

Anniversary this week-end:

Mary and Jack Glendon, Newmarket.                     

Maura Maher (nee Doyle)                

Remembrance Masses for the Faithful Departed:

Remembrance Masses for the Faithful Departed will be celebrated privately during the month of November.  

All who have lost a family member during the past year will be remembered in these Masses.  All are invited to write down the names of their own departed ones and place them at the altar for the month of November. 


Mass will be celebrated privately each day in the parish and will be offered for your intentions and protection. 

All Places of Worship will remain closed until the end of November (except for private prayer, Weddings and Funerals).   Note:  Attendance at Funerals and Weddings will be limited to 25 people.


 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 


If you wish 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)

October Station:

Many thanks for your contributions to the October Stations during the past month. These contributions are for the support of the priests of the parish and diocese.

November Offerings:

Envelopes for the November Offerings are available in the Church Porch.  Please use them for your offering, 

Your contribution can be left in to the parish house or you may donate directly – Use IBAN:  IE19 AIBK 9330 9000 0561 20 (BIC: AIBKIE2D).

Safeguarding Contacts:   

Diocesan Designated Liaison Person:  

Mr. Cathal Cullen Tel: 087 100 0232  or  

Aghaviller Parish Representatives are:  

Teresa Broderick  and Carmel O’Toole 

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.  

Thomastown Church: at 10.00a.m.   

Callan Church; at 11.00a.m.   

COVID-19     –     Support Lines for Older People

‘Alone’ manage 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.

If you are an older person and would like someone to talk to, particularly since Covid-19, consider phoning SeniorLine.  We are Ireland’s national confidential service for older people. We are open every day of the year from 10.00a.m. to 10.00p.m. We are older people too, trained to listen and support. We would love to hear from you. Freefone 1800804591

Community Focus  –  Free Postage to Nursing Homes and Care Facilities  –  Bring a little Joy!

Community is about reaching out with compassion, staying connected and sending love to each other. That’s why at 

An Post, you can now send love to communities living in care facilities across Ireland with FREE postage.
Recognising the increased restrictions in nursing homes and care facilities across the country and to bring a little joy, An Post will ensure free delivery of all card and letter mail posted to and from residents of Nursing and Care facilities in the State until January 21st.  2021.  By writing FREEPOST where the stamp would normally be affixed, An Post will carry cards, letters large envelopes and packets weighing up to 2KG without a postage stamp.
Customers can send these items through the Post Office network and post boxes across Ireland.


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

The Newsletter is available on the Stoneyford Website every weekend. (

It can also be collected in Fitzgerald’s Shop.

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

Contact: Telephone: 056 776 8693 or email    

1st. November 2020    –   “Feast of All Saints”

First Reading

A reading from the Book of the Apocalypse:

I, John, saw another angel rising where the sun rises, carrying the seal of the living God; he called in a powerful voice to the four angels whose duty was to devastate land and sea, ‘Wait before you do any damage on land or at sea or to the trees, until we have put the seal on the foreheads of the servants of our God.’ Then I heard how many were sealed: a hundred and forty-four thousand, out of all the tribes of Israel.

After that I saw a huge number, impossible to count, of people from every nation, race, tribe and language; they were standing in front of the throne and in front of the Lamb, dressed in white robes and holding palms in their hands. They shouted aloud, ‘Victory to our God, who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb!’ And all the angels who were standing in a circle round the throne, surrounding the elders and the four animals, prostrated themselves before the throne, and touched the ground with their foreheads, worshipping God with these words, ‘Amen. Praise and glory and wisdom and thanksgiving and honour and power and strength to our God for ever and ever. Amen.’

One of the elders then spoke, and asked me, ‘Do you know who these people are, dressed in white robes, and where they have come from?’ I answered him, ‘You can tell me, my lord.’ Then he said, ‘These are the people who have been through the great persecution, and they have washed their robes white again in the blood of the Lamb.’                 

The Word of the Lord.

Responsorial Psalm

Response:     Such are the men who seek your face, O Lord.

The Lord’s is the earth and its fullness,  the world and all its peoples.

It is he who set it on the seas;  on the waters he made it firm.                                   R.

Who shall climb the mountain of the Lord?  Who shall stand in his holy place?

The man with clean hands and pure heart,  who desires not worthless things.          R.

He shall receive blessings from the Lord and reward from the God who saves him.

Such are the men who seek him,  seek the face of the God of Jacob.             R.

Second Reading

A Reading from the First Letter of St.John 

Think of the love that the Father has lavished on us, by letting us be called God’s children; and that is what we are.  Because the world refused to acknowledge him,  therefore it does not acknowledge us.

My dear people, we are already the children of God but what we are to be in the future has not yet been revealed;  all we know is, that when it is revealed, we shall be like him because we shall see him as he really is.

Surely everyone who entertains this hope must purify himself, must try to be as pure as Christ.

The Word of the Lord.

Gospel Acclamation:

Alleluia, alleluia!   

Come to me, all you who labour and are overburdened and I will give you rest, says the Lord.



A Reading from the Gospel of St. Matthew.

Seeing the crowds, Jesus went up the hill. There he sat down and was joined by his disciples. Then he began to speak. This is what he taught them:    ‘How happy are the poor in spirit;  theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Happy the gentle:  they shall have the earth for their heritage.  Happy those who mourn:  they shall be comforted.

Happy those who hunger and thirst for what is right: they shall be satisfied.

Happy the merciful: they shall have mercy shown them. Happy the pure in heart: they shall see God.

Happy the peacemakers:  they shall be called sons of God.

Happy those who are persecuted in the cause of right: theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

‘Happy are you when people abuse you and persecute you and speak all kinds of calumny against you on my account. Rejoice and be glad, for your reward will be great in heaven.’

The Gospel of the Lord.

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