Aghaviller Parish Newsletter

Hugginstown, Newmarket and Stoneyford.

1st. and 2nd. January 2022.

“Second Sunday of Christmas”

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 3rd. to Sunday 9th. January 2022.


Monday, Tuesday and Friday at 9.30a.m.         

  • Vigil  –   Wednesday 5th. at 8.00p.m. 
  • Thursday 6th. at 10.00a.m.
  • Vigil  –   Saturday 8th. at 8.00p.m.
  • Sunday 9th. at 10.00a.m.


  • Vigil  –   Wednesday 5th. at 6.30p.m.                 
  • Friday at 7.00p.m
  • Vigil  –  Saturday 1st. at 6.30p.m.

Monday 3rd.         Feast of The Holy Name of Jesus   

Thursday 6th.      Feast of The Epiphany    –    Holy Day

Friday 7th.          First Friday.  Visitation with Holy Communion will take place as usual on Friday 7th.  Please let us know if you would like to receive Holy Communion in your home for the First Fridays or at any time.

Anniversary Masses next week-end:   

Tommy, Katie and Cissie Delahunty, Catstown;   Mass in Hugginstown Church on Saturday 8th. January at 8.00p.m.

Mai O’Shea, Croan:  Mass in Hugginstown Church on Sunday 9th. January at 10.00a.m.

Dates to Remember for 2022:

Confirmation 2022:       

For Stoneyford School on Saturday 26th. March in Stoneyford Church at 11.00a.m.   

For Monroe/Newmarket Schools on Saturday 2nd. April in Hugginstown Church at 11.00a.m.

First Holy Communion 2022.

For Stoneyford School on Sunday 8th. May in Stoneyford Church at 11.00a.m.   

For Monroe/Newmarket Schools on Sunday 15th. May in Hugginstown Church at 11.00a.m.


Many thanks to all who helped in the planning and preparation to celebrate Christmas this year: to all who followed the arrangements put in place to restrict numbers in our Churches to keep us safe.  Thanks to our Readers; Eucharistic Ministers; Choir. Thanks to all who cleaned/sanitised the Churches: who decorated the Churches: thanks to all who erected the Cribs; donated flowers and Christmas trees etc.  

A sincere thank you to all involved.


Christmas Offerings 2021:

Many, many thanks for your very generous contributions to the Christmas Offerings over the Christmas period.  These Offerings are for the support of the priests working and retired within the Diocese of Ossory.  Extra Envelopes for the Offerings can be collected in the Church Porch, and your contributions may be handed in during the coming weeks. Many thanks for all your support and cooperation during the past year.

Parish Contributions:

The “Church Door” Contributions on last Friday, Saturday and Sunday amounted to €1,175.00.  Thank You.                                                                       

(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)

Reflection for the New Year: 

“A New Year is unfolding – like a blossom with petals curled tightly concealing the beauty within.   Lord, let this year be filled with the things that are truly good – with the comfort of warmth in our relationships, with the strength to help those who need our help and the humility and openness to accept help from others.  As we make our resolutions for the year ahead, let us go forward with great hope that all things can be possible – with Your help and guidance.”      

May the Lord bless us and keep us.    May the Lord let his face shine on us and be gracious to us.

May the Lord uncover his face to us and bring us His Peace.”


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“Second Sunday of Christmas”  –  2nd. January 2022.

First Reading:

A Reading from the book Ecclesiasticus:

Wisdom speaks her own praises, in the midst of her people she glories in herself.

She opens her mouth in the assembly of the Most High, she glories in herself in the presence of the Mighty One

‘Then the creator of all things instructed me, and he who created me fixed a place for my tent.

He said, “Pitch your tent in Jacob, make Israel your inheritance.”

From eternity, in the beginning, he created me, and for eternity I shall remain.

I ministered before him in the holy tabernacle, and thus was I established on Zion.

In the beloved city he has given me rest, and in Jerusalem I wield my authority.

I have taken root in a privileged people, in the Lord’s property, in his inheritance.’             

The Word of the Lord.

Responsorial Psalm:   

Response:     The Word was made flesh, and lived among us.

O praise the Lord, Jerusalem! Zion, praise your God!

He has strengthened the bars of your gates; he has blessed the children within you.            R.

He established peace on your borders, he feeds you with finest wheat.

He sends out his word to the earth and swiftly runs his command.                                      R.

He makes his word known to Jacob, to Israel his laws and decrees.

He has not dealt thus with other nations; he has not taught them his decrees.                      R.

Second Reading:

A Reading from St. Paul’s Letter to the Ephesians:

Blessed be God the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with all the spiritual blessings of heaven in Christ. Before the world was made, he chose us, chose us in Christ, to be holy and spotless, and to live through love in his presence, determining that we should become his adopted sons,  through Jesus Christ for his own kind purposes, to make us praise the glory of his grace, his free gift to us in the Beloved.

That will explain why I, having once heard about your faith in the Lord Jesus, and the love that you show towards all the saints, have never failed to remember you in my prayers and to thank God for you. May the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, give you a spirit of wisdom and perception of what is revealed, to bring you to full knowledge of him. May he enlighten the eyes of your mind so that you can see what hope his call holds for you, what rich glories he has promised the saints will inherit.            

The Word of the Lord.

Gospel Acclamation:

Alleluia, alleluia!  

Glory be to you, O Christ, proclaimed to the pagans. Glory be to you, O Christ, believed in by the world.



A Reading from the Holy Gospel of St. John:

In the beginning was the Word: and the Word was with God and the Word was God.

He was with God in the beginning.

Through him all things came to be, not one thing had its being but through him.

All that came to be had life in him and that life was the light of men, a light that shines in the dark,

a light that darkness could not overpower.

The Word was the true light that enlightens all men; and he was coming into the world.

He was in the world that had its being through him, and the world did not know him.

He came to his own domain and his own people did not accept him.

But to all who did accept him he gave power to become children of God, to all who believe in the name of him who was born not out of human stock or urge of the flesh or will of man but of God himself.

The Word was made flesh, he lived among us, and we saw his glory,

the glory that is his as the only Son of the Father, full of grace and truth.               

The Gospel of the Lord.

A Very Happy and Peaceful New Year to All

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