Aghaviller Parish Newsletter

Hugginstown and Stoneyford Churches.

4th. and 5th.  April 2020..

“Palm Sunday”

Palm Sunday

Priests living in 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

Please do not hesitate to ring if you need assistance.

Mass  in Aghaviller Parish: – 

All Public Masses on Saturdays, Sundays and Weekdays are cancelled.

Mass is said privately each day and is offered for all the people of our parish and for those who continue to care for the sick and those in need. Blessed Palm will be available in the Church on Sunday 5th. April after 10.00a.m.

Feast Days this week:

  • Palm Sunday:    Radio Mass on KCLR 96fm at 9.20a.m.   Celebrant: Bishop Dermot Farrell
  • Holy Thursday:  Chrism Mass 11.00a.m. – St. Mary’s Cathedral webcam @
  • Live broadcast on KCLR from St. Mary’s Cathedral
  • Holy Thursday: Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 8.00p.m.
  • Good Friday:Celebration of the Lord’s Passion at 3.00p.m.
  • Holy Saturday:Celebration of the Easter Vigil at 9.00p.m.
  • Easter Sunday:  Live from KCLR Studio Mass at 9.30a.m.
  • RTÉ broadcasting of Liturgies during Holy Week 2020:

Palm Sunday 5th.  April

11.00 a.m      Mass on Palm Sunday.  Rev Professor Michael Mullaney, President of Saint Patrick’s College, Maynooth, celebrates Mass in theKairos chapel studio, Maynooth, Co Kildare, with music from internationally  acclaimed singer, Celine Byrne, accompanied by Ronan Murray. (RTÉ One TV / RTÉ Radio 1 Extra / LW252 / Digital Radio platforms.)

 Holy Thursday 9th.  April

4.40p.m.       Mass of the Lord’s Supper.  Father Joe Campbell CC, Mullingar, Diocese of Meath, to celebrate Mass in commemoration of the Last Supper and Christ’s agony in Gethsemane, from the Cathedral of Christ the King, Mullingar. (RTÉ One TV and RTÉ Radio 1 Extra / LW252 / Digital Radio platforms. The Mass will air on radio at the later time of 19.00.)

Good Friday 10th. April

3.00p.m.       Solemn Liturgy for Good Friday.  Live from the Cathedral of Christ the King, Father Derek Darby commemorates the Passionand death of Christ, observing full health and social distancing protocols. (RTÉ One TV & RTÉ Radio 1Extra/LW252)

10.00p.m.      The Leap of Faith. Michael Comyn asks whether and how the Easter story continues to resonate with people in today’s Ireland(Radio 1).

Holy Saturday 11th. April

10.00p.m       Easter Vigil Mass.  Bishop Tom Deenihan of Meath celebrates the resurrection of Christ, with a vigil Mass in the Cathedral of Christ the King.  Beginning with the lighting of the Paschal candle, the liturgy, which signifies the triumph of light over darkness and of life over death (RTÉ Two & RTÉ Radio 1 Extra/LW252).

Easter Sunday 12th. April

10.00a.m.       Easter Sunday Mass. A Eurovision Mass, previously planned for Metz Cathedral, takes place instead in the Dominican Convent of Saint Jacques (Saint James the Great) in Paris, due to France’s COVID-related restrictions on indoor gatherings.  Translation and commentary are by Fr Thomas McCarthy OP (RTÉ One & RTÉ Radio 1 Extra).

11.00a.m.      Urbi et Orbi: Pope Francis’ Easter Message.  Pope Francis will deliver his Easter blessing To the city and the world with prayerand encouragement by video link from within the Vatican.  Translation and commentary by Fr Thomas McCarthy OP (RTÉ One).

Scripture Reflection:

Reflection Scripture Card on the Gospel of next Sunday is available in the Church.

St. Mary’s Cathedral Restoration Fund Draw:

The new Draw was due to begin on Wednesday 25th. March. This was delayed for some months. Tickets are still available from the Parish House, Hugginstown.  Prize money €5,000.00 per month.  If you can support, please let us know as soon as possible;     For more information please Telephone: 056 776 8693. or 087 231 2354

Safeguarding Contacts:

Diocesan Designated Liaison Person:

Mr. Cathal Cullen Tel: 087 100 0232  or

Diocese of Ossory Web Page:

Gardaí 1800 555 222:

Tusla – Kilkenny Area –  Tel: 052 617 7302.

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


During these weeks you can follow Mass on T.V each day;

Mass on Local Radio on Sundays and some parishes in the Diocese have Mass on website.

Every Catholic is entitled to a dignified Christian Burial. Attendance at Funeral Masses or Service has to be limited to close family members only.

Prayer to St Roch:

Prayer to be preserved from contagious diseases:

O God, who through an Angle, promised St Roch that those who invoke His name or

seek His intercession will be preserved from all dangers and contagious diseases.

Grant that through His intercession we may be preserved from this present danger.

We ask this through Christ Our Lord.   St. Rock pray for us.


All notices for the Newsletter to be left in before 5.00p.m. on Thursdays please.  

Contact: Telephone: 056 776 8693 or email   


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