Aghaviller Parish Newsletter

Hugginstown, Newmarket and Stoneyford.

St. Stephen of Hungary

14th. and 15th. August 2021.

“Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary.”

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

Mass Times in Aghaviller Parish:        

Monday 16th. to Sunday 22nd. August 2021.


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

Vigil  –  Saturday 21st. at 8.00p.m.

Sunday 22nd. at 10.00a.m.  


Wednesday 18th. at 7.00p.m.   
Vigil – Saturday 21st.  at 6.30p.m.  

  • Monday 16th.     Feast of St. Stephen of Hungary.   
  • Tuesday 17th.  Feast of Our Lady of Knock.
  • Friday 20th.      Feast of St. Bernard.  
  • Saturday 21st. Feast of St. Pius X.          

Pray For:     


Jack and Jim Wallace, Stonecarthy: Mass in Stoneyford Church on Saturday 14th. August at 6.30p.m.

Maura Broderick, Croan:  Mass in Hugginstown Church on Saturday 14th. August at 8.00p.m.

Anniversary Mass next week-end:   

Jerry Foran, Monroe:  Mass in Hugginstown Church on Saturday 21st. August at 8.00p.m.


Congratulations to Colum Roche, Lawcus, Stoneyford and Claire O’ Sullivan, Midleton, Co. Cork who were married on 4th. August 2021.

Parish Contributions:

The “Church Door” Contributions on last weekend amounted to €520.00.  Thank You.                                                                       

Stoneyford Cemetery:

Stoneyford Cemetery Committee wish to thank all who contributed to the collection for the upkeep of the Cemetery at the recent Cemetery Mass. The amount collected was €377.00 

Carrickshock G.A.A.

Carrickshock G.A.A Club wish to thank all who assisted with their recent fundraising Golf Classic: Thanks to the Committee, BBQ Team, Callan Golf Club, the Players and all our generous Sponsors. The weekend was a great success and thanks for all your support.


Aghaviller Parish and Carrickshock G. A. A.

Draw: Monday 9th. August 2021     Numbers: 03; 08; 27.    Bonus No: 20.

No Match 3 Winner:   One Match 4 Winner: No Jackpot Winner:

€2,000.00 Winner:  Michael Irish and Pat Barron  c/o James Irish:   €50.00 Seller of Match 4 Ticket:  James Irish

€100.00 Winner: Shane, John, James and David;  c/o Teresa Fitzgerald

3 x €15.00 (Sellers): Teresa Fitzgerald; Mary Carroll; Pauraic Crowley.

Next week:    Match 3:  €1,000.00;     Match 4:  €2,000.00;  Jackpot:  €20,000.00;  

An extra €100.00 prize will be drawn each week until such time as the Jackpot is won.         

Next Draw on Monday 16th. August. Please submit returns by 8.30p.m. Draw at 9.00p.m. Your support is appreciated.  

Kilkenny Volunteer Centre:

We are delighted to host a Free Workshop with Liam Scollan from Carmicheal Centre for Local Community Groups and not for profit organisations to support them to reopen safely within the current COVID guidelines. You will get access to a practical COVID 19 manual and template to work through on the day. Policies covered include right to disconnect, cyber security and decisions in the workplace around testing and vaccinations. This has been a very popular workshop in past years.

“Ready and Able to Reopen 2021 Workshop” on 18th. August from 10.00a.m. to 11.30a.m. on ZOOM 

Contact us on info@volunteerkilkenny or call 087 116 5658 to register for your free tickets.

Volunteers Needed : 

  • SOS Kilkenny – Recreational Support Volunteers Needed to support individuals attending various activities
  • Girl Guides Kilkenny – Brownie Leaders Needed assist with weekly activities
  • Thomastown Credit Union:  –  Looking for Board / Committee Members. It is an opportunity to gain skills and support the work of the Credit Union.    
  • Amber Women’s Refuge.  Star Project – Looking for Star Weavers and Installation Assistants – this is a lovely project for groups or individuals to help highlight domestic abuse    Retail Assistants urgently needed for local Charity Shops. 

Please get in touch on or call 087 116 5658 

National Heritage Week: (14th. to 22nd. August 2021)

National Heritage Week will take place from 14th. to 22nd. August and we encourage all community groups to showcase their work for Heritage Week. To find out more see  or contact


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The Newsletter is also 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 email:

“Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary.”    –    15th. August 2021

First Reading:

A Reading from the Book of the Apocalypse:

The sanctuary of God in heaven opened and the ark of the covenant could be seen inside it. 

Now a great sign appeared in heaven: a woman, adorned with the sun, standing on the moon, and with the twelve stars on her head for a crown. She was pregnant, and in labour, crying aloud in the pangs of childbirth. Then a second sign appeared in the sky, a huge red dragon which had seven heads and ten horns, and each of the seven heads crowned with a coronet. Its tail dragged a third of the stars from the sky and dropped them to the earth, and the dragon stopped in front of the woman as she was having the child, so that he could eat it as soon as it was born from its mother. The woman brought a male child into the world, the son who was to rule all the nations with an iron sceptre, and the child was taken straight up to God and to his throne, while the woman escaped into the desert, where God had made a place of safety ready.

Then I heard a voice shout from heaven, ‘Victory and power and empire for ever have been won by our God, and all authority for his Christ.’

The Word of the Lord.

Responsorial Psalm:   

Response:  On your right stands the queen, in garments of gold.

The daughters of kings are among your loved ones. On your right stands the queen in gold of Ophir.

Listen, O daughter, give ear to my words: forget your own people and your father’s house. R.

So will the king desire your beauty: He is your lord, pay homage to him.

They are escorted amid gladness and joy; they pass within the palace of the king. R.

Second Reading:

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

Christ has been raised from the dead, the first-fruits of all who have fallen asleep. Death came through one man and in the same way the resurrection of the dead has come through one man. Just as all men die in Adam, so all men will be brought to life in Christ; but all of them in their proper order: Christ as the first-fruits and then, after the coming of Christ, those who belong to him. After that will come the end, when he hands over the kingdom to God the Father, having done away with every sovereignty, authority and power. For he must be king until he has put all his enemies under his feet and the last of the enemies to be destroyed is death, for everything is to be put under his feet.

The Word of the Lord.

Gospel Acclamation:

Alleluia, alleluia!

Mary has been taken up to heaven; all the choirs of angels are rejoicing.



A Reading from the Holy Gospel of St. Luke:

Mary set out and went as quickly as she could to a town in the hill country of Judah. She went into Zechariah’s house and greeted Elizabeth. Now as soon as Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the child leapt in her womb and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit. She gave a loud cry and said, ‘Of all women you are the most blessed, and blessed is the fruit of your womb. Why should I be honoured with a visit from the mother of my Lord? For the moment your greeting reached my ears, the child in my womb leapt for joy. Yes, blessed is she who believed that the promise made her by the Lord would be fulfilled.’

And Mary said:

‘My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord and my spirit exults in God my saviour;

because he has looked upon his lowly handmaid.

Yes, from this day forward all generations will call me blessed, for the Almighty has done great things for me.

Holy is his name, and his mercy reaches from age to age for those who fear him.

He has shown the power of his arm, he has routed the proud of heart.

He has pulled down princes from their thrones and exalted the lowly.

The hungry he has filled with good things, the rich sent empty away.

He has come to the help of Israel his servant, mindful of his mercy

(according to the promise he made to our ancestors) of his mercy to Abraham and to his descendants for ever.’

Mary stayed with Elizabeth about three months and then went back home.

The Gospel of the Lord.

Regulations Re. Covid-19:      

  1. Attendance at Religious Services is limited to 50 People, (including Week-End Masses, Baptisms and Funerals).  100 People can now attend Weddings.    
  2. Proper protocols are in place in both Churches for the safety of all.  Please wear Face Covering and use Hand Sanitiser on entering and leaving the Churches and use only the seats that are marked for seating.  
  3. Holy Communion will be distributed on the hand only.  In Hugginstown Church people are invited to come up the centre of the Church and return to their seats by the side.  In Stoneyford Church, Holy Communion will be distributed upstairs and throughout the Church; No need to leave your seats.  
  4. Please let us know before Mass if you are staying outside, as outside speaker can be turned on at the beginning of Mass in both Churches and Holy Communion can be distributed outside.  
  5. There will be no Missalettes or the passing of collection bags. A Collection Box will be placed at the Church doors for your contribution. Please bring the Newsletter you collect home with you.

Safeguarding Contacts:   

Diocesan Designated Liaison Person: 

Ms. Kathleen Sherry Tel: 087 100 0232  or  email:  

Aghaviller Parish Representatives are: 

Teresa Broderick and Carmel O’Toole 

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