Aghaviller Parish Newsletter

St. Columban
Hugginstown and Stoneyford Churches.

21st. and 22nd. November 2020

  Feast of “Jesus Christ, King of the Universe”

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 23rd.            Feast of St. Columban.                                  
  •  Tuesday 24th.    Feast of St. Colman.      
  •  Wednesday 25th.           Feast of St. Catherine of Alexandria and St. Clement.
  • Friday 27th.                Feast of St. Fergal.

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 continue to 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 are at present limited to 25 people.

It appears there is some hope that Churches will reopen for public worship in early December or by Christmas.

Attendance will again be limited. Extra Masses will be celebrated to cope with numbers: if you have any ideas on suitable Mass Times over Christmas please let us know.

We are still required to:  

 a. Wash our hands properly and often:    

b.  Practice social distancing.  

c.  Cover coughs and sneezes:  

d. Wear a face mask in shops and other indoor settings. 


 Aghaviller Parish and Carrickshock G. A. A.


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:

Many thanks to all who have contributed to the October Stations and November Offerings recently.  

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

Your contribution can be left into 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.   

Ossory Adult Faith Development:       –    

Advent Programme: 

“Thought for the Day” during Advent;  Text your phone number to 085 831 3100

“Faith, Hope and Love”  Three night Virtual Retreat on Tuesday to Thursday 1st. to 3rd. December

“Ministers of the Word”  Advent Retreat on Wednesday and Thursday 16th./17th. December

“Prayer Group”  Pray and Reflect the Scriptures.  Starting on Monday 30th. November 

“Diocesan Carol Service”  On Sunday 20th. December at 8.00p.m. live on KCLR. 96fm.

If you would like more information on any of these resources please contact by email AFD Office at or Tel: 056 775 3624.  And further details online at


‘This year has been very challenging for Trócaire but as ever our network of supporters has risen to this challenge and we have no doubt that we will have a successful Christmas with your help’.
As you know Christmas is a busy time for Trócaire and they have recently launched their Christmas ‘Gifts of Love’ which allows people to buy vital gifts for the people they support.  They have 17 Gifts in total this year ranging from a 6 month supply of Soap for a family to their new Quarantine Care Kit which gives a family everything they will need for 16 days of quarantine.   This year they are asking for your help to promote their ‘Gifts of Love’:   If you would like any more information please do not hesitate to contact them at


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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    

22nd. November 2020    –  Feast of “Christ the King”

First Reading

A reading from the Prophet Ezekiel:

The Lord says this: I am going to look after my flock myself and keep all of it in view. As a shepherd keeps all his flock in view when he stands up in the middle of his scattered sheep, so shall I keep my sheep in view. I shall rescue them from wherever they have been scattered during the mist and darkness. I myself will pasture my sheep, I myself will show them where to rest – it is the Lord who speaks. I shall look for the lost one, bring back the stray, bandage the wounded and make the weak strong. I shall watch over the fat and healthy. I shall be a true shepherd to them.   As for you, my sheep, the Lord says this: I will judge between sheep and sheep, between rams and he-goats.

The Word of the Lord.

Responsorial Psalm

Response    The Lord is my shepherd; there is nothing I shall want.

The Lord is my shepherd;  there is nothing I shall want.

Fresh and green are the pastures  where he gives me repose.             R.

Near restful waters he leads me,  to revive my drooping spirit.

He guides me along the right path;   he is true to his name.                R.

You have prepared a banquet for me in the sight of my foes.

My head you have anointed with oil;  my cup is overflowing.          R.

Surely goodness and kindness shall follow me all the days of my life.

In the Lord’s own house shall I dwell for ever and ever.                    R.

Second Reading

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

Christ has been raised from the dead, the first-fruits of all who have fallen asleep. Death came through one man and in the same way the resurrection of the dead has come through one man. Just as all men die in Adam, so all men will be brought to life in Christ; but all of them in their proper order: Christ as the first-fruits and then, after the coming of Christ, those who belong to him. After that will come the end, when he hands over the kingdom to God the Father, having done away with every sovereignty, authority and power. For he must be king until he has put all his enemies under his feetand the last of the enemies to be destroyed is death, for everything is to be put under his feet.And when everything is subjected to him, then the Son himself will be subject in his turn to the One who subjected all things to him, so that God may be all in all.

The Word of the Lord.

Gospel Acclamation:

Alleluia, alleluia!   

Blessings on him who comes in the name of the Lord! Blessings on the coming kingdom of our father David!



A Reading from the Gospel of St. Matthew.

Jesus said to his disciples: ‘When the Son of Man comes in his glory, escorted by all the angels, then he will take his seat on his throne of glory. All the nations will be assembled before him and he will separate men one from another as the shepherd separates sheep from goats. He will place the sheep on his right hand and the goats on his left.

‘Then the King will say to those on his right hand, “Come, you whom my Father has blessed, take for your heritage the kingdom prepared for you since the foundation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me food; I was thirsty and you gave me drink; I was a stranger and you made me welcome; naked and you clothed me, sick and you visited me, in prison and you came to see me.” Then the virtuous will say to him in reply, “Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you; or thirsty and give you drink? When did we see you a stranger and make you welcome; naked and clothe you; sick or in prison and go to see you?” And the King will answer, “I tell you solemnly, in so far as you did this to one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did it to me.”

‘Next he will say to those on his left hand, “Go away from me, with your curse upon you, to the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels. For I was hungry and you never gave me food; I was thirsty and you never gave me anything to drink; I was a stranger and you never made me welcome, naked and you never clothed me, sick and in prison and you never visited me.” Then it will be their turn to ask, “Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty, a stranger or naked, sick or in prison, and did not come to your help?” Then he will answer, “I tell you solemnly, in so far as you neglected to do this to one of the least of these, you neglected to do it to me.”   ‘And they will go away to eternal punishment, and the virtuous to eternal life.’

The Gospel of the Lord.

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