Aghaviller Parish Newsletter

St. Flannan
Hugginstown and Stoneyford Churches.

12th. and 13th. December 2020.

 “Third Sunday of Advent”

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.

  • Monday 14th.  Feast of St. John of the Cross            
  • Friday 18th.  Feast of St. Flannan

Mass Times in Aghaviller Parish:  –  

Monday 7th.  to Sunday 13th. December 2020.


  Tuesday,Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 9.30a.m.Tuesday 8th. at 7.00p.m. (Holy Day)                                              

Vigil  –   Saturday 12th. at 8.00p.m. 

 Sunday 13th.  at 10.00a.m. 


Vigil  –  Monday 7th. at 6.30p.m.    

Wednesday 9th. at 7.00p.m.        

Mass Times in Aghaviller Parish:  –  

Monday 7th.  to Sunday 13th. December 2020.


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

Vigil  –   Saturday 8.00p.m. 

 Sunday 20that 10.00a.m. 


Wednesday 16th. at 7.00p.m.        

Vigil  –  Saturday 19th.  at 6.30p.m. 

Pray For:       

Months Mind Mass:

In Hugginstown Church on Saturday 12th. December at 8.00p.m.  – Kate Tennyson, Mabbistown

Anniversary Mass:

In Hugginstown Church on Sunday 13th. December at 10.00a.m. –   Brendan Murphy, Newmarket.

Richard and Margaret Millea, Kyleva.

Rota for the Weekend

19th. and 20th. December 2020    –    (Fourth Sunday of Advent)



Saturday 6.30p.m. Ronan Murphy.


Saturday 8.00p.m. Pat Power;

Sunday10.00a.m. Gráinne Barron

Eucharistic Ministers:                                                                    


Saturday 6.30p.m. Jakub Smolen.


Saturday 8.00p.m. Mary Cuddihy;  

Sunday 10.00a.m. Ruth Crowley.

Anniversary Masses next weekend:

In Stoneyford Church

on Saturday 19th. December at 6.30p.m.     –   Patricia Neville, Norelands.

In Hugginstown Church

on Saturday 19th. December at 8.00p.m.     –   Richard and Mary Burke, Croan.

In Hugginstown Church on Sunday 20th. December at 10.00a.m.     –   Tommy, Katie and Cissie Delahunty, Catstown.


Proper protocols are again in place in both Churches for the safety of all.  

Week-end Masses in the Parish will be 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.  Wear a face mask in the Church at all times.
  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.   

  • Correction!!!Attendance at Funeral Masses are limited to 25people; observing social distance. 

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 Churches, Shops and crowded outdoor settings. 

Christmas Masses:

With restricted numbers permitted in Churches for Christmas Masses, we ask people to follow the protocols that will be put in place in the parish for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day this Year.  At our meetings during the week it was decided to celebrate three Masses in both Churches.

Mass Times in Stoneyford Church 

1st. Mass on Thursday 24th. at 5.00p.m.  

2nd. Mass on Thurday 24th. at 6.30p.m. 

3rd. Mass on Friday 25th. at 10.00a.m.  

Mass Times in Hugginstown Church

1st. Mass on Thursday 24th. at 8.00p.m.  

2nd. Mass on Friday 25th. at 9.30a.m. 

3rd. Mass on Friday 25th. at 11.00a.m.  

In order to divide the numbers attending these Masses we invite families in as far as is possible, with Family-Names from

(A. to G. to attend the 1st. Mass)

Family Names from (H. to N. to attend the 2nd. Mass)   and

Family Names from(O. to Z. to attend the 3rd. Mass).  

If people are unable to enter the Churches they are invited to sit in their cars outside the Church; the outside speakers will be functioning and you will be invited to receive Holy Communion. 

Stewards will be in place in both Churches to remind people to sanitise their hands and to show people to their seats.  Please follow their directions.  We hope we can protect one another and ourselves by following the guidelines set out.         A Happy, Holy and Safe Christmas to all.


Aghaviller Parish and Carrickshock G. A. A.


Collections:    The “Church Door” Collection on last weekend amounted to €610.00.  Thank You.                 

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).

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

Monroe School

A clothes collection in aid of Monroe School will be held on Thursday 17th. December;  if you have any bags of clothes, you can leave them in the school shed by Thursday 17th. December to help us raise funds for the school.  All clothes/bags/shoes need to be wearable and sheets & curtains clean (the unacceptable items are cushions and duvets).  We would gratefully appreciate all your help with this collection.

St. Brendan’s Conference (St. Vincent de Paul Christmas Appeal.) 


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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    

13th. December 2020    –  “Third Sunday of Advent”

First Reading

A reading from the Prophet Isaiah:

The spirit of the Lord has been given to me, for the Lord has anointed me.

He has sent me to bring good news to the poor, to bind up hearts that are broken; to proclaim liberty to captives, freedom to those in prison;  to proclaim a year of favour from the Lord. 

‘I exult for joy in the Lord, my soul rejoices in my God, for he has clothed me in the garments of salvation, he has wrapped me in the cloak of integrity, like a bridegroom wearing his wreath, like a bride adorned in her jewels. ‘For as the earth makes fresh things grow, as a garden makes seeds spring up, so will the Lord make both integrity and praise spring up in the sight of the nations.’ 

The Word of the Lord.

Responsorial Psalm

Response:      My soul rejoices in my God.

My soul glorifies the Lord, my spirit rejoices in God, my Saviour.

He looks on his servant in her nothingness; henceforth all ages will call me blessed.            R.

The Almighty works marvels for me. Holy his name!

His mercy is from age to age, on those who fear him.                                                            R.

He fills the starving with good things, sends the rich away empty.

He protects Israel, his servant, remembering his mercy.                                                        R.

Second Reading

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

Be happy at all times; pray constantly; and for all things give thanks to God, because this is what God expects you to do in Christ Jesus.  Never try to suppress the Spirit or treat the gift of prophecy with contempt; think before you do anything – hold on to what is good and avoid every form of evil.  May the God of peace make you perfect and holy; and may you all be kept safe and blameless, spirit, soul and body, for the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. God has called you and he will not fail you.                  

The Word of the Lord.

Gospel Acclamation:

Alleluia, alleluia!   

The spirit of the Lord has been given to me.  He has sent me to bring the good news to the poor.


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