Aghaviller Parish Newsletter

Hugginstown, Newmarket and Stoneyford.

9th. and 10th. October 2021. 

An Gorta Mór

“Twenty-Eighth Sunday of the Year”

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

Mass Times in Aghaviller Parish:      

Monday 11th. to Sunday 17th. October 2021.


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

   Vigil  –  Saturday 16th. at   8.00 p.m.         

Sunday 17th. at 10.00a.m.


Wednesday 13th. at 7.00p.m.   

Vigil – Saturday 16th. at 6.30p.m. 

  • Friday 15th.         Feast of St. Teresa of Avila

Pray For:           

Anniversary Mass:                                            

The Kelly Family, Lawcus; Mass in Stoneyford Church on Saturday 9th. October at 6.30p.m.

Tom and Kathy Noonan, Aghaviller:  Mass in Hugginstown Church on Saturday 9th. October at 8.00p.m.

Larry and Sheila Murphy, Gowlawn:  Mass in Hugginstown Church on Sunday 10th. October at 10.00a.m.

Anniversary Mass next week-end:  

Jim and Mary Barron, Sheepstown:  Mass in Hugginstown Church on Saturday 16th. October at 8.00p.m.

Confirmation 2022:

Confirmation will be celebrated in Stoneyford Church on Saturday 26th. March for Stoneyford School.

Confirmation will be celebrated in Hugginstown Church on Saturday 2nd. April for Monroe/Newmarket Schools

First Holy Communion 2022.

First Holy Communion will be celebrated in Stoneyford Church on Sunday 8th. May for Stoneyford School.

First Holy Communion will be celebrated in Hugginstown Church on Sunday 15th. May for Monroe/Newmarket Schools.

Remembrance Masses for the Faithful Departed:

Remembrance Masses for the Faithful Departed will be celebrated on Saturday 6th. November:  In Stoneyford Church at 6.30p.m. and in Hugginstown Church at 8.00p.m. This year we will remember all who have lost a family member during the past two years. Families will be invited to bring a candle to the altar in remembrance of their loved ones during Mass.

October Station:

October Station Envelopes 2021 are available at the Church Porch.  Your contributions are for the support of the priests of the Parish and the Diocese.  Your contribution can be left into the Collection Boxes at the Churches or you may donate directly – Use IBAN:  IE19 AIBK 9330 9000 0561 20 (BIC: AIBKIE2D).

All Saints’ Pastoral Area:   (Aghaviller, Ballyhale and Mullinavat Parishes)

Meeting of Parish Representatives will be held in Mullinavat Parish Hall (opposite Mullinavat Church) on Wednesday 13th. October at 8.00p.m. 

Bishop Denis Nulty is due to visit the Pastoral Area on Friday 26th. November.


Mobile Library:


Local Link Bus Service;

Health Care Support Assistant:


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Contact: Telephone: 056 776 8693 or

Parish Contributions:

The “Church Door” Contributions on last weekend amounted to €550.00.  Thank You.                                                                       

“Twenty-Eighth Sunday of the Year”    –    10th. October 2021

First Reading:

A Reading from the Book of Wisdom:

I prayed, and understanding was given me; I entreated, and the spirit of Wisdom came to me.

I esteemed her more than sceptres and thrones; compared with her, I held riches as nothing.

I reckoned no priceless stone to be her peer, for compared with her, all gold is a pinch of sand, and beside her silver ranks as mud.  I loved her more than health or beauty, preferred her to the light, since her radiance never sleeps.   In her company all good things came to me, at her hands riches not to be numbered.                                                                                                                  

The Word of the Lord.

Responsorial Psalm:  

Response:       Fill us with your love so that we may rejoice.

Make us know the shortness of our life that we may gain wisdom of heart.

Lord, relent! Is your anger for ever? Show pity to your servants.                             R.

In the morning, fill us with your love; we shall exult and rejoice all our days.

Give us joy to balance our affliction for the years when we knew misfortune.         R.

Show forth your work to your servants; let your glory shine on their children.

Let the favour of the Lord be upon us: give success to the work of our hands.         R.

Second Reading:

A Reading from the Letter to the Hebrews:

The word of God is something alive and active: it cuts like any double-edged sword but more finely: it can slip through the place where the soul is divided from the spirit, or joints from the marrow; it can judge the secret emotions and thoughts. No created thing can hide from him; everything is uncovered and open to the eyes of the one to whom we must give account of ourselves.                                                   

The Word of the Lord.

Gospel Acclamation:

Alleluia, alleluia!  

Blessed are you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, for revealing the mysteries of the kingdom to mere children.



A Reading from the Holy Gospel of St. Mark:

Jesus was setting out on a journey when a man ran up, knelt before him and put this question to him, ‘Good master, what must I do to inherit eternal life?’ Jesus said to him, ‘Why do you call me good? No one is good but God alone. You know the commandments: You must not kill; You must not commit adultery; You must not steal; You must not bring false witness; You must not defraud; Honour your father and mother.’ And he said to him, ‘Master, I have kept all these from my earliest days.’ Jesus looked steadily at him and loved him, and he said, ‘There is one thing you lack. Go and sell everything you own and give the money to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; then come, follow me.’ But his face fell at these words and he went away sad, for he was a man of great wealth.

Jesus looked round and said to his disciples, ‘How hard it is for those who have riches to enter the kingdom of God!’ The disciples were astounded by these words, but Jesus insisted, ‘My children,’ he said to them ‘how hard it is to enter the kingdom of God! It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.’ They were more astonished than ever. ‘In that case’ they said to one another ‘who can be saved?’ Jesus gazed at them. ‘For men’ he said ‘it is impossible, but not for God: because everything is possible for God.’

Peter took this up. ‘What about us?’ he asked him. ‘We have left everything and followed you.’ Jesus said, ‘I tell you solemnly, there is no one who has left house, brothers, sisters, father, children or land for my sake and for the sake of the gospel who will not be repaid a hundred times over, houses, brothers, sisters, mothers, children and land – not without persecutions – now in this present time and, in the world to come, eternal life.’                  

The Gospel of the Lord.

Note from Bishop Denis Nulty:

Bishop Denis Nulty has issued an invitation to Parish Teams, Liturgy Groups, Parish Pastoral Councils and to all the people of the Diocese to reflect and share with him their thoughts and ideas on how people can be encouraged and welcomed back to regular Sunday Worship.

Are there concrete steps the parish can begin to take to make the Sunday Celebration more attractive and welcoming for those already coming and those still to return?

Are there concrete steps the parish can take to continue to support families – as a domestic church – while drawing them closer to the life of the parish community?

From your conversation, what thoughts/ideas/suggestions would you like to share with Bishop Denis and with the people, religious and priests of the Diocese who will reflect on these responses?.

Responses can be forwarded by post to  :

Most Reverend Denis Nulty, Apostolic Administrator,

Ossory Diocesan Office, James’ Street, Kilkenny or email to:

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