Aghaviller Parish Newsletter

Hugginstown, Newmarket and Stoneyford.

St. Leo the Great

6th. and 7th. November 2021.

“Thirty-Second Sunday of the Year” 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 8th. to Sunday 14th.  November 2021.


Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 9.30a.m.(No Mass on Tuesday or Thursday)

Vigil  –  Saturday 13th. at 8.00p.m.        

Sunday 14th. at 10.00a.m. 


(No Mass on Wednesday)

Vigil – Saturday 13th. at 6.30p.m.

  • Tuesday 9th. Feast of The Dedication of the Lateran Basilica.
  • Wednesday 10th. Feast of St. Leo the Great
  • Thursday 11th. Feast of St. Martin of Tours.
  • Friday 12th. Feast of St. Josaphat

Pray For: 

Anniversary Mass:                                            

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

Anniversary Mass next week-end:   

Philip Murphy, Lawcus:  Mass in Stoneyford Church on Saturday 13th. November at 6.30p.m.

Retired Nurses Association of Ireland:

Mass for Retired and Deceased Nurses will be celebrated in St. Fiacre’s Church, Loughboy on Thursday 18th. November at 10.30a.m.  A Collection for Carlow Kilkenny Homecare Team will take place outside the church after Mass. 

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.

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.

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.


Hugginstown Voluntary Housing:

Parish Contributions:

The “Church Door” Contributions on last weekend amounted to €525.00.  Thank You.                                                                       

The “Missions Collection” held recently amounted to €820.00.   Thank You.

Regulations Re. Covid-19:      

  1. All Religious Services can proceed without capacity limits but with all other protective measures remaining in place until further notice. 
  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-Second Sunday of the Year”     –    7th. November 2021

First Reading:

A Reading from the First Book of Kings:

Elijah the Prophet went off to Sidon. And when he reached the city gate, there was a widow gathering sticks; addressing her he said, ‘Please bring me a little water in a vessel for me to drink.’ She was setting off to bring it when he called after her. ‘Please’ he said ‘bring me a scrap of bread in your hand.’ ‘As the Lord your God lives,’ she replied ‘I have no baked bread, but only a handful of meal in a jar and a little oil in a jug; I am just gathering a stick or two to go and prepare this for myself and my son to eat, and then we shall die.’ But Elijah said to her, ‘Do not be afraid, go and do as you have said; but first make a little scone of it for me and bring it to me, and then make some for yourself and for your son. For thus the Lord speaks, the God of Israel:

“Jar of meal shall not be spent, jug of oil shall not be emptied, 

before the day when the Lord sends rain on the face of the earth.”

The woman went and did as Elijah told her and they ate the food, she, himself and her son. The jar of meal was not spent nor the jug of oil emptied, just as the Lord had foretold through Elijah.   

The Word of the Lord.

Responsorial Psalm:  

Response:       My soul, give praise to the Lord.

It is the Lord who keeps faith for ever, who is just to those who are oppressed.

It is he who gives bread to the hungry, the Lord, who sets prisoners free.                            R.

It is the Lord who gives sight to the blind, who raises up those who are bowed down.

It is the Lord who loves the just, the Lord, who protects the stranger.                                 R.

The Lord upholds the widow and orphan but thwarts the path of the wicked.

The Lord will reign for ever, Zion’s God, from age to age.                                                    R.

Second Reading:

A Reading from the Letter to the Hebrews:

It is not as though Christ had entered a man-made sanctuary which was only modelled on the real one; but it was heaven itself, so that he could appear in the actual presence of God on our behalf. And he does not have to offer himself again and again, like the high priest going into the sanctuary year after year with the blood that is not his own, or else he would have had to suffer over and over again since the world began. Instead of that, he has made his appearance once and for all, now at the end of the last age, to do away with sin by sacrificing himself. Since men only die once, and after that comes judgement, so Christ, too, offers himself only once to take the faults of many on himself, and when he appears a second time, it will not be to deal with sin but to reward with salvation those who are waiting for him.                                    

The Word of the Lord.

Gospel Acclamation:

Alleluia, alleluia!  

Even if you have to die, says the Lord, keep faithful, and I will give you the crown of life.



A Reading from the Holy Gospel of St. Mark:

In his teaching Jesus said, ‘Beware of the scribes who like to walk about in long robes, to be greeted obsequiously in the market squares, to take the front seats in the synagogues and the places of honour at banquets; these are the men who swallow the property of widows, while making a show of lengthy prayers. The more severe will be the sentence they receive.’

He sat down opposite the treasury and watched the people putting money into the treasury, and many of the rich put in a great deal. A poor widow came and put in two small coins, the equivalent of a penny. Then he called his disciples and said to them, ‘I tell you solemnly, this poor widow has put more in than all who have contributed to the treasury; for they have all put in money they had over, but she from the little she had has put in everything she possessed, all she had to live on.’                                                           

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

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