Aghaviller Parish Newsletter

Hugginstown, Newmarket and Stoneyford.

17th. and 18th. April 2021.    

  “Third Sunday of Easter”

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 23rd.    Feast of St. George.

Pray For:        

Bridget Fitzgerald (nee Barron), Bigwood and late of Croan, who died during the week.Anniversary:               

Pat Morgan. 

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

A sincere thanks for your very generous contributions to the Easter Offerings during the past weeks. These offerings are 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.

Viatores Christi:

Overseas Volunteers Training Course September 2021 – Open to all!

Viatores Christi, a faith-based development organisation has specialised in the recruitment, training and deployment of overseas volunteers since 1960. VC runs an online volunteer preparation course covering Community Development, Health, Global Awareness, Mission, etc. This is open to all! Once completed, participants can be considered for volunteer roles through VC EU Aid Volunteers #EUAVI programmes. If you want to know more, click here or visit the News section of our website or email

Monroe School

A Clothes Collection of your unwanted clothes can be left in the school shed for collection on next Tuesday 20th. April.


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Contact: Telephone: 056 776 8693 or

Third Sunday of Easter    –    18th. April 2021

First Reading:

A Reading from the Acts of the Apostles:

Peter said to the people: ‘You are Israelites, and it is the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, the God of our ancestors, who has glorified his servant Jesus, the same Jesus you handed over and then disowned in the presence of Pilate after Pilate had decided to release him. It was you who accused the Holy One, the Just One, you who demanded the reprieve of a murderer while you killed the prince of life. God, however, raised him from the dead, and to that fact we are the witnesses.

‘Now I know, brothers, that neither you nor your leaders had any idea what you were really doing; this was the way God carried out what he had foretold, when he said through all his prophets that his Christ would suffer. Now you must repent and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out.’

The Word of the Lord.

Responsorial Psalm:   

Lift up the light of your face on us, O Lord.

When I call, answer me, O God of justice;

from anguish you released me, have mercy and hear me!            R.

It is the Lord who grants favours to those whom he loves;

the Lord hears me whenever I call him.                                        R.

‘What can bring us happiness?’ many say.

Lift up the light of your face on us, O Lord.                               R.

I will lie down in peace and sleep comes at once

for you alone, Lord, make me dwell in safety.                             R.

Second Reading:

A Reading from the first Letter of St. John:

I am writing this, my children, to stop you sinning; but if anyone should sin, we have our advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ, who is just; he is the sacrifice that takes our sins away, and not only ours, but the whole world’s. 

We can be sure that we know God only by keeping his commandments.

Anyone who says, ‘I know him’, and does not keep his commandments, is a liar,

refusing to admit the truth. But when anyone does obey what he has said,

God’s love comes to perfection in him.                         

The Word of the Lord.

Gospel Acclamation:

Alleluia, alleluia!

Lord Jesus, explain the Scriptures to us.  Make our hearts burn within us as you talk to us.



A Reading from the Holy Gospel of St. Luke:

The disciples told their story of what had happened on the road and how they had recognised Jesus at the breaking of bread.

They were still talking about all this when Jesus himself stood among them and said to them, ‘Peace be with you!’ In a state of alarm and fright, they thought they were seeing a ghost. But he said, ‘Why are you so agitated, and why are these doubts rising in your hearts? Look at my hands and feet; yes, it is I indeed. Touch me and see for yourselves; a ghost has no flesh and bones as you can see I have.’ And as he said this he showed them his hands and feet. Their joy was so great that they still could not believe it, and they stood there dumbfounded; so he said to them, ‘Have you anything here to eat?’ And they offered him a piece of grilled fish, which he took and ate before their eyes.

Then he told them, ‘This is what I meant when I said, while I was still with you, that everything written about me in the Law of Moses, in the Prophets and in the Psalms has to be fulfilled.’ He then opened their minds to understand the scriptures, and he said to them, ‘So you see how it is written that the Christ would suffer and on the third day rise from the dead, and that, in his name, repentance for the forgiveness of sins would be preached to all the nations, beginning from Jerusalem. You are witnesses to this.’

The Gospel of the Lord.

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