Aghaviller Parish Newsletter

Hugginstown, Newmarket and Stoneyford.

22nd. and 23rd. May 2021

“Pentecost 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.

  • Monday 24th.    Feast of Mary, Mother of the Church.       
  •  Wednesday 26th.   Feast of St. Philip Neri.
  • Thursday 27th.   Feast of St. Augustine of Canterbury.        
  •  Saturday 29th.  Feast of St. Paul V1

Mass Times in Aghaviller Parish:      

Monday 24th.  to Sunday 30th. May 2021.


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

   Vigil –  Saturday 29th. at 8.00p.m.              

Sunday 30th.  at 10.00a.m. 


Wednesday 26th. at 7.00p.m.               

Vigil  –  Saturday 29th.  at 6.30p.m. 

Pray For:  


Sean and Nellie Duggan, Hugginstown.  Mass in Hugginstown Church on Saturday 22nd. May at 8.00p.m.         

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.  


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. 


The“Church Door”Collection on last weekend amounted to €525.00.  Thank You.                                                                      

Easter Offerings:

A sincere thanks for your very generous contributions to the Easter Offerings during the Easter Season. 

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:


St. Mary’s Cathedral Restoration Fund Draw:

The Draw will resume on Wednesday 26th. May 2021.  There will be five draws held on Wednesday; i.e. the draw for January, February, March, April and May.  The first draw will start at the earlier time of 7.00p.m.


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The Newsletter is available on the Stoneyford Website every weekend. ( News. 

All notices for the Newsletter to be left in by Thursdays at 5.00p.m. please.

Contact: Telephone: 056 776 8693 or

Pentecost Sunday    –    23rd. May 2021

First Reading:

A Reading from the Acts of the Apostles:

When Pentecost day came round, they had all met in one room, when suddenly they heard what sounded like a powerful wind from heaven, the noise of which filled the entire house in which they were sitting; and something appeared to them that seemed like tongues of fire; these separated and came to rest on the head of each of them. They were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and began to speak foreign languages as the Spirit gave them the gift of speech.

Now there were devout men living in Jerusalem from every nation under heaven, and at this sound they all assembled, each one bewildered to hear these men speaking his own language. They were amazed and astonished. ‘Surely’ they said ‘all these men speaking are Galileans? How does it happen that each of us hears them in his own native language? Parthians, Medes and Elamites; people from Mesopotamia, Judaea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya round Cyrene; as well as visitors from Rome – Jews and proselytes alike – Cretans and Arabs; we hear them preaching in our own language about the marvels of God.’                                                                            

The Word of the Lord.

Responsorial Psalm:   

Send forth your spirit, O Lord, and renew the face of the earth.

Bless the Lord, my soul! Lord God, how great you are,

How many are your works, O Lord! The earth is full of your riches.                       R.

You take back your spirit, they die, returning to the dust from which they came.

You send forth your spirit, they are created; and you renew the face of the earth.   R.

May the glory of the Lord last for ever! May the Lord rejoice in his works!

May my thoughts be pleasing to him. I find my joy in the Lord.                              R.

Second Reading:

A Reading from St. Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthians 

No one can say, ‘Jesus is Lord’ unless he is under the influence of the Holy Spirit.

There is a variety of gifts but always the same Spirit; there are all sorts of service to be done, but always to the same Lord; working in all sorts of different ways in different people, it is the same God who is working in all of them. The particular way in which the Spirit is given to each person is for a good purpose. 

Just as a human body, though it is made up of many parts, is a single unit because all these parts, though many, make one body, so it is with Christ. In the one Spirit we were all baptised, Jews as well as Greeks, slaves as well as citizens, and one Spirit was given to us all to drink.                                   

The Word of the Lord.

Gospel Acclamation:

Alleluia, alleluia!

Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful and kindle in them the fire of your love.



A Reading from the Holy Gospel of St. John 

In the evening of 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.’                                                   

Lourdes Pilgrimage:

The Ossory Lourdes Group have organised the Rosary for each evening of the days that the Pilgrimage to Lourdes would take place in normal times. This will begin on Sunday May 23rd. at 8.00p.m. and will continue up to and including Thursday May 27th. at 8.00p.m. each evening and can be watched and participated in via webcam at

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