Aghaviller Parish Newsletter

Hugginstown, Newmarket and Stoneyford.

10th. and 11th. April 2021. 

 “Second Sunday of Easter”

St Bernadette

“Divine Mercy Sunday”  

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

Please do not hesitate to ring if you need assistance.

  • Friday 16th.    Feast of St. Bernadette.

Pray For:                    


Dick Power, Lismatigue;                

Tom McGrath, Norelands.

Sunday Mass Times (Local)on the Web every Sunday: 

Callan Church:  www.callanparish.ieat 10.00a.m.               

Thomastown Church: www.thomastownparish.ieat 10.00a.m

St. Canice’s Church: www.stcanicesparish.ieat 10.00a.m. 

 St. Mary’s Cathedral:  www.stmaryscathedral.ieat 11.00a.m.

Mooncoin Church; at 11.00a.m.   

St. John’s Church:  at 11.30a.m.  

Prayer for those who cannot receive the Eucharist:

My Jesus, I believe that you are really present in the Most Holy Sacrament of the Altar.

I love you above all things and I desire you into my soul.  As I cannot receive you now sacramentally, 

come at least spiritually into my heart as you have now come.  

I embrace you and unite myself wholly to you. Do not permit me to be ever separated from you. Amen.


All Religious Services are still suspended.  No Public Masses are permitted.  It appears Churches will not be open for public worship until the month of May.It is hoped we can celebrate First Holy Communionduring June.  Dates will be arranged when we have further information.

Mass will continue to be celebrated privately each day by Fr. Peter and Fr. Liam and will be offered for your intentions.  Churches may remain open for private prayer. Attendance at Funeral Masses are still limited to 10people; this will change to 25people on 26th. April.           

Easter Offerings

Envelopes for the Easter Offering Collection are available at the Church Porch.  Please take one and return it with your offering during the Easter Season.  This offering is for the support of the priests of the Parish and Diocese.


Please return the Trócaire Boxes over the Easter Season as we need to get your contribution to where it is needed as soon as possible. 

Kilkenny Bereavement Support:

Kilkenny Bereavement Support is a voluntary organisation that offers a free listening service to bereaved people of all ages. Since the arrival of Covid 19, we have not been able to offer face to face meetings.  

At the moment, we continue to support the bereaved by phone or by Zoom. People can discuss their preferred option with their bereavement support volunteer.  To make an appointment, please phone 056 775 6538 or email:

COVID-19 Support Line for Older People

ALONE manage a national support line and additional supports for older people who have concerns or are facing difficulties relating to COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Professional staff are available to answer queries and give advice and reassurance where necessary. The support line is open every day from 8.00a.m. to 8.00p.m. Please call 0818 222 024.

Prayer for Divine Mercy Sunday:

Today bring to Me all mankind, especially all sinners, and immerse them in the ocean of My mercy. In this way you will console Me in the bitter grief into which the loss of souls plunges Me.” Most Merciful Jesus, whose very nature it is to have compassion on us and to forgive us, do not look upon our sins but upon our trust which we place in Your infinite goodness. Receive us all into the abode of Your Most Compassionate Heart, and never let us escape from It. We beg this of You by Your love which unites You to the Father and the Holy Spirit. Eternal Father, turn Your merciful gaze upon all mankind and especially upon poor sinners, all enfolded in the Most Compassionate Heart of Jesus. For the sake of His sorrowful Passion show us Your mercy, that we may praise the omnipotence of Your mercy for ever and ever. Amen.


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Second Sunday of Easter    –    11th. April 2021

First Reading:

A Reading from the Acts of the Apostles:

The whole group of believers was united, heart and soul; no one claimed for his own use anything that he had, as everything they owned was held in common. The apostles continued to testify to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus with great power, and they were all given great respect.

None of their members was ever in want, as all those who owned land or houses would sell them, and bring the money from them, to present it to the apostles; it was then distributed to any members who might be in need.                                                                                                                  The Word of the Lord.

Responsorial Psalm:     

Give thanks to the Lord for he is good, for his love has no end.

Let the sons of Israel say: ‘His love has no end.’

Let the sons of Aaron say: ‘His love has no end.’

Let those who fear the Lord say: ‘His love has no end.’                                R.

The Lord’s right hand has triumphed; his right hand raised me up.

I shall not die; I shall live and recount his deeds.

I was punished, I was punished by the Lord, but not doomed to die.                       R.

The stone which the builders rejected has become the corner stone.

This is the work of the Lord, a marvel in our eyes.

This day was made by the Lord; we rejoice and are glad.                              R.

Second Reading:

A Reading from the first Letter of St. John:

Whoever believes that Jesus is the Christ has been begotten by God; and whoever loves the Father that begot

Him loves the child whom he begets. We can be sure that we love God’s children if we love God himself and do what he has commanded us; this is what loving God is – keeping his commandments;and his commandments are not difficult, because anyone who has been begotten by God

has already overcome the world; this is the victory over the world – our faith.

Who can overcome the world?  Only the man who believes that Jesus is the Son of God:

Jesus Christ who came by water and blood, not with water only, but with water and blood;

with the Spirit as another witness – since the Spirit is the truth.                  

The Word of the Lord.

Gospel Acclamation:

Alleluia, alleluia!

Jesus said: ‘You believe because you can see me. Happy are those who have not seen and yet believe.’



A Reading from the Holy Gospel of St. John:

In the evening of that same day, the first day of the week, the doors were closed in the room where the disciples were, for fear of the Jews. Jesus came and stood among them. He said to them, ‘Peace be with you’, and showed them his hands and his side. The disciples were filled with joy when they saw the Lord, and he said to them again, ‘Peace be with you.  ‘As the Father sent me, so am I sending you.’

After saying this he breathed on them and said: ‘Receive the Holy Spirit.

For those whose sins you forgive, they are forgiven; for those whose sins you retain, they are retained.’

Thomas, called the Twin, who was one of the Twelve, was not with them when Jesus came. When the disciples said, ‘We have seen the Lord’, he answered, ‘Unless I see the holes that the nails made in his hands and can put my finger into the holes they made, and unless I can put my hand into his side, I refuse to believe.’ Eight days later the disciples were in the house again and Thomas was with them. The doors were closed, but Jesus came in and stood among them. ‘Peace be with you’ he said. Then he spoke to Thomas, ‘Put your finger here; look, here are my hands. Give me your hand; put it into my side. Doubt no longer but believe.’ Thomas replied, ‘My Lord and my God!’ Jesus said to him:

‘You believe because you can see me. Happy are those who have not seen and yet believe.’

There were many other signs that Jesus worked and the disciples saw, but they are not recorded in this book. These are recorded so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing this you may have life through his name.                                                                     

The Gospel of the Lord.

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