Aghaviller Parish Newsletter

Hugginstown, Newmarket and Stoneyford.

8th. and 9th. May 2021.    

Our Lady of Fatima

“Sixth 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.

  • Thursday 13th.           Feast of Our Lady of Fatima
  • Friday 14th.                Feast of St. Matthias (Apostle)       
  •  Saturday 15th.     Feast of St. Carthage                                                      

Mass Times in Aghaviller Parish:      

Monday 10th.  to Sunday 16th. May 2021.


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

   Vigil –  Saturday 15th. at 8.00p.m.              

Sunday 16th.  at 10.00a.m. 


Wednesday 12th. at 7.00p.m.               

Vigil  –  Saturday 15th.  at 6.30p.m. 

Pray For:        

Charlie Malzard, Stoneyford who died during the week.

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

Callan Church: at 10.00a.m.               

Thomastown Church: at 10.00a.m

St. Canice’s Church: at 10.00a.m. 

 St. Mary’s Cathedral: at 11.00a.m.

Mooncoin Church; at 11.00a.m.   

St. John’s Church:  at 11.30a.m.  

The Marian Movement:

A cenacle of the Marian Movement will be held in Stoneyford Church on Tuesday 11th. May at 7.00p.m. and in Hugginstown Church on Thursday13th. may at 4.00p.m.


Religious Services will resume on 10th. May. Attendance is limited to 50 People, (including Funerals and Weddings)

Mass in Hugginstown Church on

  • Mondays to Fridays at 9.30a.m.
  • Saturdays at 8.00p.m. and
  • Sundays at 10.00a.m.  

Mass in Stoneyford Church on

  • Wednesdays at 7.00p.m. and
  • Saturdays at 6.30p.m.

Proper protocols are in place in both Churches for the safety of all. Please use the seats that are marked for seating.  

Every second row of seats is available for seating and family members are asked to sit together in the same seat. 

Stewards will remind people to sanitise their hands and to observe proper social distance within the Churches.  

Please accept directions from Stewards.  

Holy Communion will be distributed on the hand only from the front of the altar. In Hugginstown Church people will come up the centre and return by the side.  In Stoneyford Church people will come up the centre and return by the side entrance. Holy Communion will be distributed upstairs in Stoneyford Church.

Please let us know before Mass if you are staying outside, as outside speaker can be turned on and Holy Communion given.  There will be no Missalettes or the passing of collection bags. A collection box will be placed at the Church doors.  

It is hoped we can celebrate First Holy Communionduring the month of June. 

Easter Offerings

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

Castlemorris Estate:

A 10 Minute Radio Talk on ‘Castlemorris Estate and the De Montmorency Family’ will be aired at 11.00a.m. on CRKC – 88.7FM on Sunday 16th. May by Fionnuala Lynch, Newmarket, on behalf of the History Committee, Kilkenny ArchaeologicalSociety.

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:

H.S.E. Message :

Reminder from the HSE for everyone aged 50 and over to register for their vaccine.  We would like to remind everyone aged over 50 to register for their COVID-19 vaccine without delay through the HSE’s online registration system or on the phone with HSELive.   

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 appointment for the COVID-19 vaccine.

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



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Sixth Sunday of Easter    –    9th. May 2021

First Reading:

A Reading from the Acts of the Apostles:

As Peter reached the house Cornelius went out to meet him, knelt at his feet and prostrated himself. But Peter helped him up. ‘Stand up,’ he said ‘I am only a man after all!’ 

Then Peter addressed them: ‘The truth I have now come to realise’ he said ‘is that God does not have favourites, but that anybody of any nationality who fears God and does what is right is acceptable to him.’

While Peter was still speaking the Holy Spirit came down on all the listeners. Jewish believers who had accompanied Peter were all astonished that the gift of the Holy Spirit should be poured out on the pagans too, since they could hear them speaking strange languages and proclaiming the greatness of God. Peter himself then said, ‘Could anyone refuse the water of baptism to these people, now they have received the Holy Spirit just as much as we have?’ He then gave orders for them to be baptised in the name of Jesus Christ. Afterwards they begged him to stay on for some days.                                                                  The Word of the Lord.

Responsorial Psalm:   

The Lord has shown his salvation to the nations.

Sing a new song to the Lord for he has worked wonders.

His right hand and his holy arm have brought salvation.                                            R.

The Lord has made known his salvation; has shown his justice to the nations.

He has remembered his truth and love for the house of Israel.                                   R.

All the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of our God.

Shout to the Lord, all the earth, ring out your joy.                                                     R.

Second Reading:

A Reading from the first Letter of St. John:

My dear people, let us love one another since love comes from God and everyone who loves is begotten by God and knows God.

Anyone who fails to love can never have known God, because God is love.

God’s love for us was revealed when God sent into the world his only Son so that we could have life through him; this is the love I mean: not our love for God, but God’s love for us when he sent his Son to be the sacrifice that takes our sins away.  

The Word of the Lord.

Gospel Acclamation:

Alleluia, alleluia!

Jesus said: ‘If anyone loves me, he will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we shall come to him.’



A Reading from the Holy Gospel of St. John:

Jesus said to his disciples: ‘As the Father has loved me, so I have loved you. Remain in my love.

If you keep my commandments you will remain in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commandments and remain in his love. I have told you this so that my own joy may be in you and your joy be complete.

This is my commandment: love one another, as I have loved you. A man can have no greater love than to lay down his life for his friends. You are my friends, if you do what I command you.

I shall not call you servants any more, because a servant does not know his master’s business;

I call you friends, because I have made known to you everything I have learnt from my Father.

You did not choose me: no, I chose you; and I commissioned you to go out and to bear fruit, fruit that will last; and then the Father will give you anything you ask him in my name.

What I command you is to love one another.’                                                            

The Gospel of the Lord.

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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