Aghaviller Parish Newsletter

Hugginstown, Newmarket and Stoneyford.

St. Andrew

26th. and 27th. November 2022. 

“First 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

Mass Times in Aghaviller Parish:

 Monday 28th. November to Sunday 4th. December.


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

  • Vigil – Saturday 3rd. at 8.00p.m.
  • Sunday 4th. @ 10.00a.m.


  • Wednesday 30th. at 7.00p.m   
  • Friday 2nd. at 7.00p.m:
  • Vigil  –  Saturday 3rd. at 6.30p.m.      

  •  Wednesday 30th. Feast of St. Andrew (Apostle).
  • Saturday 3rd. Feast of St. Francis Xavier.
  • Friday 2nd. First Friday. Visitation with Holy Communion will take place as usual on Friday. 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:

Mick Murphy, Stoneyford. Mass in Stoneyford Church on Saturday 26th. November at 6.30p.m

Jack Power, Newmarket
Pat Crowley, Aghaviller: Mass in Hugginstown on Sunday 27th. November at 10.00a.m.

Anniversary Masses next weekend:

Dick and Maura Roche, . In Stoneyford Church on Saturday 3rd. December at 6.30p.m
Martin Brennan; Pat and Margaret Irish. In Hugginstown on Saturday 3rd. at 8.00p.m

Rota for next week-end:

3rd. and 4th. December 2022 . (Second Sunday of Advent)


Stoneyford: Saturday 6.30p.m. Margaret Ryan.
Hugginstown: Saturday 8.00p.m. Deirdre Rohan; Sunday 10.00a.m. Marie Ryan.

Eucharistic Ministers:

Stoneyford: Saturday 6.30p.m. Barbara Smolen;
Hugginstown: Saturday 8.00p.m. Mary Cahill; Sunday 10.00a.m. Ruth Crowley.


New Rota until June 2023 available in Hugginstown Sacristy. Please collect.

November Offerings:

Many thanks for your Contributions to the November Offerings during the past weeks.
Roman Catholic Diocese and Parishes of Ossory – Registered Charity No. 20015831

Parish Social Club:

The Social Club will meet in “Gáirdín an Ghorta”, Newmarket on Tuesday 29th. November from 2.00p.m. to 4.00p.m. Mass will be celebrated at 2.15p.m. in honour of all the deceased members of our families. All are very welcome to attend.

Parish Pastoral Council:

Meeting will be held in the Parish House Hugginstown on Wednesday 30th. November at 8.00p.m. All members please attend if possible.


Pope Francis has appointed Fr. Niall Coll, a priest of the Diocese of Raphoe, to be the next
Bishop of Ossory. He will be ordained as Bishop on Sunday 22nd. January 2023 at 3.00p.m.
in St Mary’s Cathedral, Kilkenny.

Online Advent Retreat.

The Priory Institute is delighted to offer an online retreat ‘Word becomes Flesh’: an Advent
Retreat.  Visit our website  to register or for more information.

Safeguarding Contacts:  

Diocesan Designated Liaison Person:  Ms. Kathleen Sherry,  Telephone: 087 100 0232  or 

email:   Aghaviller Parish Representatives are: Teresa Broderick  and Carmel O’Toole

The Diocesan Safeguarding Committee has produced a Newsletter available at the back of the Church or on the diocesan website

Parish Contributions:

The “Church Door” Contributions on last weekend amounted to €485.00. Thank You.

Youth Retreat:

The Youth 2000 Christmas Retreat will be taking place in Newbridge College, Newbridge between 9th. and 11th. December. This retreat is for anyone aged 16-35 Years.  Excellent Speakers, Inspiring Talks and Workshops, Fantastic Music, Group activities, Youth Masses,
Adoration, Reconciliation, Prayer, Drama, Games & plenty of time to chill out, meet new people and find out what it means to be young & Catholic today!! Donation only. Free buses leaving from all over Ireland. Register now on

The Chapter House Bookshop:

The Chapter House Bookshop at St. Mary’s Cathedral will be open 5 Days a week ( Monday to Friday) starting Monday 28th. November up until Christmas. The Shop has a great selection of Nativity Cribs, Christmas Cards, Calendars and Diaries for 2023, also a wide selection of Bibles, Liturgical and spiritual Books.
The Bookshop also has a wide selection of Mass Cards and religious Gifts for any occasion


The ‘Coming of the Son of Man’ can be applied to the end of the world, to the moment of death, or to any moment of grace. We are not given advance notice as to when any of these will happen, so the message is to be alert and ready. We probably know the difference between being ready for a visitor and the unannounced caller who catches us unprepared. Let the memory of the discomfort of being caught off guard spur us on to a constant readiness for the coming of the Lord.


If you wish to receive the weekly Newsletter by email, please drop your email address to The Newsletter is also available on the Stoneyford Website: every weekend. All notices for the Newsletter to be left in by Thursdays at 5.00p.m. please. Contact: Telephone: 056 776 8693 or email:



First Reading

A Reading from the Prophet Isaiah:

The vision of Isaiah son of Amoz, concerning Judah and Jerusalem.
In the days to come the mountain of the Temple of the Lord
shall tower above the mountains and be lifted higher than the hills.
All the nations will stream to it, peoples without number will
come to it; and they will say:
‘Come, let us go up to the mountain of the Lord,
to the Temple of the God of Jacob that he may teach us his ways
so that we may walk in his paths; since the Law will go out from
Zion, and the oracle of the Lord from Jerusalem.’
He will wield authority over the nations and adjudicate between
many peoples; these will hammer their swords into ploughshares,
their spears into sickles. Nation will not lift sword against nation,
there will be no more training for war. O House of Jacob, come,
let us walk in the light of the Lord.

The Word of the Lord

Responsorial Psalm

Response: I rejoiced when I heard them say: ‘Let us go to God’s house’.
I rejoiced when I heard them say: ‘Let us go to God’s house.’
And now our feet are standing within your gates, O Jerusalem.
I rejoiced when I heard them say: ‘Let us go to God’s house.’
It is there that the tribes go up, the tribes of the Lord.
For Israel’s law it is, there to praise the Lord’s name.
There were set the thrones of judgement of the house of David.
I rejoiced when I heard them say: ‘Let us go to God’s house.’
For the peace of Jerusalem pray: ‘Peace be to your homes!
May peace reign in your walls, in your palaces, peace!’
I rejoiced when I heard them say: ‘Let us go to God’s house.’

For love of my brethren and friends I say: ‘Peace upon you!’
For love of the house of the Lord I will ask for your good.
I rejoiced when I heard them say: ‘Let us go to God’s house.’

Second Reading

A Reading from St Paul’s Letter to the Romans

You know ‘the time’ has come: you must wake up now: our salvation is even nearer than it was when we were converted. The night is almost over, it will be daylight soon – let us give up all the things we prefer to do under cover of the dark; let us arm ourselves and appear in the light. Let us live decently as people do in the daytime: no drunken orgies, no promiscuity or licentiousness, and no wrangling or jealousy. Let your armour be the Lord Jesus Christ.

The Word of the Lord

Gospel Acclamation

Alleluia, alleluia!
Let us see, O Lord, your mercy
and give us your saving help.

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