Aghaviller Parish Newsletter

Hugginstown, Newmarket and Stoneyford.

24th. and 25th. April 2021.   

St. Mark the Evangelist

  “Fourth 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.

  • Sunday 25th.  Feast of St. Mark (Evangelist).          
  • Thursday 29th.           Feast of St Catherine of Siena.
  • Friday 30th.    Feast of St Pius V.                             
  • Saturday 1st. May.    Feast of St. Joseph the Worker.

Pray For:       


Michael Maher, Hugginstown.     

Nora and Kathleen Sadlier, Sheepstown.

Pastoral Message for Good Shepherd Sunday

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.  


All Religious Services are still suspended.  No Public Masses are permitted.  It appears Churches will be open for public worship during the month of May. It is hoped we can celebrate First Holy Communion during 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 now limited to 25.         

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.

Message from Trócaire

Thank you for your support and help during Lent in promoting our campaign to help Awut and Ajak and their communities in South Sudan.  With your support, a new day will come for South Sudan. Thank you for not leaving South Sudan alone this Lent. Thank you for not forgetting the people of South Sudan.

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:


Reminder from the HSE for everyone aged 60 and over to register for their vaccine.  We would like to remind everyone aged 65-69 to register for their COVID-19 vaccine without delay through the HSE’s online registration system or on the phone with HSELive.  Following the success of the online registration for people aged 65-69, we are now inviting those aged 60-64 to register from Friday 23 April.  Online registration – information for patients and service users

People in this age group who are registering online will need:

a. Their Personal Public Service Number (PPSN),

b.  Their Eircode,   c. An email address or a mobile phone number.

If someone is finding it difficult to go online and register or they can ring HSELive for support on 1850 24 1850 or 01 240 8787 from 8.00a.m. to 8.00p.m.  If a person doesn’t have a PPSN they can register on the phone with HSElive.  

Once registered the person will receive their vaccine appointment for the COVID-19 AstraZeneca vaccine.

If a person is deaf or hard of hearing, they can text HSELive on 086 1800 661 to register for your vaccination

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.


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Fourth Sunday of Easter    –    25th. April 2021

First Reading:

A Reading from the Acts of the Apostles:

Filled with the Holy Spirit, Peter said: ‘Rulers of the people, and elders! If you are questioning us today about an act of kindness to a cripple, and asking us how he was healed, then I am glad to tell you all, and would indeed be glad to tell the whole people of Israel, that it was by the name of Jesus Christ the Nazarene, the one you crucified, whom God raised from the dead, by this name and by no other that this man is able to stand up perfectly healthy, here in your presence, today. This is the stone rejected by you the builders, but which has proved to be the keystone. For of all the names in the world given to men, this is the only one by which we can be saved.’                                                                                                           

The Word of the Lord.

Responsorial Psalm:  

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

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

It is better to take refuge in the Lord than to trust in men;

it is better to take refuge in the Lord than to trust in princes.                        R.

I will thank you for you have answered and you are my saviour.

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

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

Blessed in the name of the Lord is he who comes.

We bless you from the house of the Lord;

You are my God, I thank you.  My God, I praise you.

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

Second Reading:

A Reading from the first Letter of St. John:

Think of the love that the Father has lavished on us,

by letting us be called God’s children; and that is what we are.

Because the world refused to acknowledge him, therefore it does not acknowledge us.

My dear people, we are already the children of God but what we are to be in the future has not yet been revealed;

all we know is, that when it is revealedwe shall be like him because we shall see him as he really is.                                                        

The Word of the Lord.

Gospel Acclamation:

Alleluia, alleluia!

I am the good shepherd, says the Lord; I know my own sheep and my own know me.



A Reading from the Holy Gospel of St. Luke:

Jesus said: ‘I am the good shepherd:  the good shepherd is one who lays down his life for his sheep. The hired man, since he is not the shepherd and the sheep do not belong to him, abandons the sheep and runs away as soon as he sees a wolf coming, and then the wolf attacks and scatters the sheep; this is because he is only a hired man and has no concern for the sheep.

‘I am the good shepherd; I know my own and my own know me, just as the Father knows me and I know the Father; and I lay down my life for my sheep. 

And there are other sheep I have that are not of this fold, and these I have to lead as well. 

They too will listen to my voice, and there will be only one flock, and one shepherd.

‘The Father loves me, because I lay down my life in order to take it up again.

No one takes it from me; I lay it down of my own free will, and as it is in my power to lay it down, so it is in my power to take it up again; and this is the command I have been given by my Father.’

The Gospel of the Lord.

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