Aghaviller Parish Newsletter

Hugginstown, Newmarket and Stoneyford.

15th. and 16th. May 2021. 

    “Feast of The Ascension of Our Lord”

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.

Mass Times in Aghaviller Parish:      

Monday 17th.  to Sunday 23rd. May 2021.


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

   Vigil –  Saturday 22nd. at 8.00p.m.              

Sunday 23rd.  at 10.00a.m. 


Wednesday 19th. at 7.00p.m.               

Vigil  –  Saturday 22nd.  at 6.30p.m. 

Pray For:


Nan and James Grace, Lismatigue.            

Mary O’Brien, Catstown.

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 Tuesdays at 7.00p.m. and in Hugginstown Church on Thursdays at 4.00p.m.


Religious Services has resumed. 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. 

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:



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The Ascension of Our Lord    –    16th. May 2021

First Reading:

A Reading from the Acts of the Apostles:

In my earlier work, Theophilus, I dealt with everything Jesus had done and taught from the beginning until the day he gave his instructions to the apostles he had chosen through the Holy Spirit, and was taken up to heaven. He had shown himself alive to them after his Passion by many demonstrations: for forty days he had continued to appear to them and tell them about the kingdom of God. When he had been at table with them, he had told them not to leave Jerusalem, but to wait there for what the Father had promised. ‘It is’ he had said ‘what you have heard me speak about: John baptised with water but you, not many days from now, will be baptised with the Holy Spirit.’

Now having met together, they asked him, ‘Lord, has the time come? Are you going to restore the kingdom to Israel?’ He replied, ‘It is not for you to know times or dates that the Father has decided by his own authority, but you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you, and then you will be my witnesses not only in Jerusalem but throughout Judaea and Samaria, and indeed to the ends of the earth.’

As he said this he was lifted up while they looked on, and a cloud took him from their sight. They were still staring into the sky when suddenly two men in white were standing near them and they said, ‘Why are you men from Galilee standing here looking into the sky? Jesus who has been taken up from you into heaven, this same Jesus will come back in the same way as you have seen him go there.’       

 The Word of the Lord.

Responsorial Psalm:   

God goes up with shouts of joy; the Lord goes up with trumpet blast.

All peoples, clap your hands, cry to God with shouts of joy!

For the Lord, the Most High, we must fear, great king over all the earth.     R.

God goes up with shouts of joy; the Lord goes up with trumpet blast.

Sing praise for God, sing praise, sing praise to our king, sing praise.R.

God is king of all the earth, sing praise with all your skill.

God is king over the nations, God reigns on his holy throne.                                    R.

Second Reading:

A Reading from St. Paul’s letter to the Ephesians;

I, the prisoner in the Lord, implore you to lead a life worthy of your vocation. Bear with one another charitably, in complete selflessness, gentleness and patience. Do all you can to preserve the unity of the Spirit by the peace that binds you together. There is one Body, one Spirit, just as you were all called into one and the same hope when you were called. There is one Lord, one faith, one baptism, and one God who is Father of all, over all, through all and within all.

Each one of us, however, has been given his own share of grace, given as Christ allotted it. To some, his gift was that they should be apostles; to some, prophets; to some, evangelists; to some, pastors and teachers; so that the saints together make a unity in the work of service, building up the body of Christ. In this way we are all to come to unity in our faith and in our knowledge of the Son of God, until we become the perfect Man, fully mature with the fullness of Christ himself.                                                      

 The Word of the Lord.

Gospel Acclamation:

Alleluia, alleluia!

Go, make disciples of all the nations. I am with you always; yes, to the end of time.



A Reading from the Holy Gospel of St. Mark:

Jesus showed himself to the Eleven and said to them:‘Go out to the whole world; proclaim the Good News to all creation. He who believes and is baptised will be saved; he who does not believe will be condemned. These are the signs that will be associated with believers: in my name they will cast out devils; they will have the gift of tongues; they will pick up snakes in their hands, and be unharmed should they drink deadly poison; they will lay their hands on the sick, who will recover.’

And so the Lord Jesus, after he had spoken to them, was taken up into heaven: there at the right hand of God he took his place, while they, going out, preached everywhere, the Lord working with them and confirming the word by the signs that accompanied it.                                                  

The Gospel of the Lord.

Lourdes Pilgrimage:

To mark those days when our Diocese would be on pilgrimage in Lourdes from May 22nd. to 27th.  Bishop Denis Nulty will celebrate a Lourdes themed Mass on Saturday May 22nd. at 6.00p.m. in St. Senan’s Parish Church Kilmacow.   

The Mass can be accessed through the Parish of Kilmacow    Suffering and sickness has been to the fore throughout the world for almost eighteen months.    It is proper that we should turn to Our Lady of Lourdes for help in the present circumstances, as many have done in the past and hopefully will have the opportunity to do so in the future.

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