Aghaviller Parish Newsletter

Hugginstown, Newmarket and Stoneyford.

30th. and 31st. October 2021.

“Thirty-First 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 1st. to Sunday 7th.  November 2021.


Monday 1st. at 9.30a.m. and 7.30p.m.

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

Vigil  –  Saturday 6th at 8.00p.m.         

Sunday 7th. at 10.00a.m. 


Monday 1st. at 7.00p.m.

Wednesday 3rd. at 7.00p.m.

Friday 5th. at 7.00p.m.       

Vigil – Saturday 6th. at 6.30p.m. 

  • Monday 1st.     Feast of All Saints (Holy Day)        
  • Tuesday 2nd. Feast of All Souls. 
  • Wednesday 3rd.  Feast of St. Malachy.
  • Thursday 4th.  Feast of St Charles Borromeo.     
  • Friday 5th.  Feast of St. Martin de Porres.        

First Friday

First Friday Visitation with Holy Communion will take place as usual on Friday 5th.  Please let us know if you would like to receive Holy Communion in your home for the First Fridays or at any other time.

Pray For: 

Anniversary Mass:                                            

Kit Doran, Stoneyford: First Anniversary Mass in Stoneyford Church on Saturday 30th. October at 6.30p.m.

Anniversary Mass next week-end:   

Kathleen Tennyson, Mabbistown.   First Anniversary Mass in Hugginstown on Sunday 7th. November at 10.00a.m.

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 family members during the past two years. Families will be invited to bring a candle to the altar in remembrance of their loved ones during Mass.  If you had a family member who died outside the parish and would like them included in this Remembrance Mass, please let us know during the week.

All are invited to write down the names of their own departed ones and place them at the altar for the month of November. They will be remembered at all Masses during November.

Stoneyford Active Retirement:


Clothes Collection:

November Offerings:

Envelopes for the November Offerings are available in the Church Porch.  Please use them for your offering, which can be returned during November. Your contributions are for the support of the priests of the Parish and the Diocese.

Parish Contributions:

The “Church Door” Contributions on last weekend amounted to €535.00.  Thank You.                                                                       

Regulations Re. Covid-19:      

  1. From Friday October 22nd. 2021: All Religious Services can proceed without capacity limits but with all other protective measures remaining in place; 
  2. Please wear Face Covering and please use Hand Sanitiser on entering and leaving the Churches.

Please keep a safe distance from other people. Use seats not occupied if possible; but families use the same seat.

  1. Holy Communion will be distributed on the hand only.  In Hugginstown Church people are invited to come up the centre of the Church and return to their seats by the side.  In Stoneyford Church, Holy Communion will be distributed upstairs and throughout the Church; No need to leave your seats. 
  2. There will be no Missalettes or the passing of collection bags. A Collection Box will be placed at the Church doors for your contribution. Please bring home the Newsletter you collect on entering the Church.


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

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

Contact: Telephone: 056 776 8693 or

“Thirty-First Sunday of the Year”     –    31st. October 2021

First Reading:

A Reading from the Book of Deuteronomy:

Moses said to the people: ‘If you fear the Lord your God all the days of your life and if you keep all his laws and commandments which I lay on you, you will have a long life, you and your son and your grandson. Listen then, Israel, keep and observe what will make you prosper and give you great increase, as the Lord the God of your fathers has promised you, giving you a land where milk and honey flow.

‘Listen, Israel: The Lord our God is the one Lord. You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength. Let these words I urge on you today be written on your heart.’

The Word of the Lord.

Responsorial Psalm:  

Response:       I love you, Lord, my strength.

I love you, Lord, my strength, my rock, my fortress, my saviour.

My God is the rock where I take refuge; my shield, my mighty help, my stronghold.

The Lord is worthy of all praise, when I call, I am saved from my foes.                               R.

Long life to the Lord, my rock!  Praised be the God who saves me,

He has given great victories to his king and shown his love for his anointed.                        R.

Second Reading:

A Reading from the Letter to the Hebrews:

There used to be a great number of priests under the former covenant, because death put an end to each one of them; but this one, because he remains for ever, can never lose his priesthood. It follows, then, that his power to save is utterly certain, since he is living for ever to intercede for all who come to God through him.

To suit us, the ideal high priest would have to be holy, innocent and uncontaminated, beyond the influence of sinners, and raised up above the heavens; one who would not need to offer sacrifices every day, as the other high priests do for their own sins and then for those of the people, because he has done this once and for all by offering himself. The Law appoints high priests who are men subject to weakness; but the promise on oath, which came after the Law, appointed the Son who is made perfect for ever.       The Word of the Lord.

Gospel Acclamation:

Alleluia, alleluia!  

Your words are spirit, Lord, and they are life; you have the message of eternal life.



A Reading from the Holy Gospel of St. Mark:

One of the scribes came up to Jesus and put a question to him, ‘Which is the first of all the commandments?’ Jesus replied, ‘This is the first: Listen, Israel, the Lord our God is the one Lord, and you must love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind and with all your strength. The second is this: You must love your neighbour as yourself. There is no commandment greater than these.’ The scribe said to him, ‘Well spoken, Master; what you have said is true: that he is one and there is no other. To love him with all your heart, with all your understanding and strength, and to love your neighbour as yourself, this is far more important than any holocaust or sacrifice.’ Jesus, seeing how wisely he had spoken, said, ‘You are not far from the kingdom of God.’ And after that no one dared to question him again.                   

The Gospel of the Lord.

Taizé Youth Programme 2022:

A Youth Trip to Taizé in France organised by Ossory Youth will take place from Sunday 26th. June to Sunday 3rd. July 2022. A week in the Taizé Community is an opportunity for reflection and contemplation and a little step back from daily life. But bringing people together is also the essence of Taize and it is a week of meeting young people from different countries and cultures where new friendships are made. Tens of thousands of young people from around the world, including 25 from Kilkenny, will made the trip to Taizé next year.

The programme, which runs from December 2021 to July 2022 is open to Transition year, 5th year and Leaving Cert students. Closing date is Friday 19th. November. For additional information, including cost and application forms, contact Patrick Bookle, Ossory Youth at 056 776 1200, or 087 212 9006 or

Summer Time Ends:  

Remember – Clocks will go back one hour this Saturday night 30th. October 2021.

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