Aghaviller Parish Newsletter

St_Martin of Tours
Hugginstown and Stoneyford Churches.

7th. and 8th. November 2020.

   “Thirty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time”

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 9th.         The Dedication of the Lateran Basilica   
  •  Tuesday 10th.    Feast of St. Leo the Great.  
  • Wednesday 11th. Feast of St. Martin of Tours.  
  • Thursday 12th.  Feast of St. Josaphat
  • Saturday 14th.     Feast of St. Laurence O’Toole

Pray For:             

Hannah Dunne, Cherrymount, Stoneyford, who died during the week.            

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)

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).

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    

8th. November 2020    –   “Thirty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time”

First Reading

A reading from the Book of  Wisdom 

Wisdom is bright, and does not grow dim.  By those who love her she is readily seen, and found by those who look for her.

Quick to anticipate those who desire her, she makes herself known to them.

Watch for her early and you will have no trouble; you will find her sitting at your gates.

Even to think about her, is understanding fully grown; be on the alert for her and anxiety will quickly leave you.

She herself walks about looking for those who are worthy of her; 

and graciously shows herself to them as they go,   

in every thought of theirs coming to meet them.

The Word of the Lord.

Responsorial Psalm

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

On my bed I remember you. On you I muse through the night

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

Second Reading

A Reading from the First Letter of St.Paul to the Thessalonians 

We want you to be quite certain, brothers, about those who have died, to make sure that you do not grieve about them, like the other people who have no hope. We believe that Jesus died and rose again, and that it will be the same for those who have died in Jesus: God will bring them with him. We can tell you this from the Lord’s own teaching, that any of us who are left alive until the Lord’s coming will not have any advantage over those who have died. At the trumpet of God, the voice of the archangel will call out the command and the Lord himself will come down from heaven; those who have died in Christ will be the first to rise, and then those of us who are still alive will be taken up in the clouds, together with them; to meet the Lord in the air. So we shall stay with the Lord for ever. With such thoughts as these you should comfort one another.

The Word of the Lord.

Gospel Acclamation:

Alleluia, alleluia!   

Stay awake and stand ready, because you do not know the hour  when the Son of Man is coming.



A Reading from the Gospel of St. Matthew.

Jesus told this parable to his disciples: ‘The kingdom of heaven will be like this: Ten bridesmaids took their lamps and went to meet the bridegroom. Five of them were foolish and five were sensible: the foolish ones did take their lamps, but they brought no oil, whereas the sensible ones took flasks of oil as well as their lamps. The bridegroom was late, and they all grew drowsy and fell asleep. But at midnight there was a cry, “The bridegroom is here! Go out and meet him.” At this, all those bridesmaids woke up and trimmed their lamps, and the foolish ones said to the sensible ones, “Give us some of your oil: our lamps are going out.” But they replied, “There may not be enough for us and for you; you had better go to those who sell it and buy some for yourselves.” They had gone off to buy it when the bridegroom arrived. Those who were ready went in with him to the wedding hall and the door was closed. The other bridesmaids arrived later. “Lord, Lord,” they said “open the door for us.” But he replied, “I tell you solemnly, I do not know you.” So stay awake, because you do not know either the day or the hour.’

The Gospel of the Lord.

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