Aghaviller Parish Newsletter

Hugginstown, Newmarket and Stoneyford.

St. Fintan

12th. and 13th. February 2022.

“Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time”

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 14th. to Sunday 20th. February 2022.


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

  • Vigil  –   Saturday 19th. at 8.00p.m.            
  • Sunday 20th. at 10.00a.m.


  • Wednesday 16th. at 7.00p.m.           
  • Vigil  –  Saturday 19th. at 6.30p.m.
  1. Monday 14th.     Feast of Sts. Cyril and Methodius (Patrons of Europe) 
  2. Thursday 17th.  Feast of St. Fintan. 

Anniversary Mass next weekend:  

Paddy J. Rohan, Carricketna; Mass in Hugginstown Church on Saturday 19th. February at 8.00p.m. 

Covid Restrictions still in place for Churches:

  • The wearing of face coverings inside Church buildings:
  • Good sanitising and cleaning arrangements:
  • Suspension of a handshake as the Sign of Peace:
  • Holy Communion to be received in the hand only:
  • Holy Water not yet restored to fonts for use at the entrances to Church buildings. 


Parish Contributions:

The “Church Door” Contributions on last weekend amounted to €575.00.  Thank You.                                                                       

(To donate directly.)  For Aghaviller Parish Funds: Use IBAN:  IE74 AIBK 9330 9000 0610 47 (BIC: AIBKIE2D) 

For the support of the Clergy:  Use IBAN:  IE19 AIBK 9330 9000 0561 20 (BIC: AIBKIE2D).

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

Holy Land Pilgrimage

An eight day Pilgrimage to the Holy Land takes place from 16th. to 24th. February 2022;  Led by Fr. John Carroll (Diocese of Ferns).  There are still a small number of places available. The pilgrimage will visit Bethlehem, Nazareth, Jerusalem and other sites in the Holy Land associated with Jesus. For more information and to reserve a place, please call Marian Pilgrimages on 01 878 8159 or email

Newmarket School:

Enrolments for Newmarket School for Sept 2022 are now being taken. Please call  056 776 8919 or email for Enrolment Forms.

Called to Pray:

Join in prayer for Men’s Rosary on Saturday 5th. March 2022 at 1.00p.m. at the Statue of Our Lady,  James’s Green, Kilkenny.  Further information contact Ron at 086 669 6632 or Paul at 087 365 0492

Our Synodal Journey:            

Pope Francis wants to hear you – and we do too!

The Church in Ireland and throughout the world is on a Synodal Journey.  This is, Pope Francis is clear, not a journey to a particular destination rather it is the journey itself which is our destination. It is a church that walks together, sharing our hopes and fears about faith, a church wherein we listen deeply to each other – that is our goal. It is not the voices of some but the voices of all that truly matter.  In doing this we will hear the promptings of the Holy Spirit for the Church today.

In the weeks ahead plans will be made for these conversations. We will keep you informed. 

During Lent this year there will be consultation sessions in all Parishes and Pastoral Areas of the Diocese to ensure that the voices of all the people can be heard.  During the Easter Season the Synod Group of the Diocese will collate all these responses (what has been heard) to share with the Bishop and each other. 


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“Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time”  –  13th. February 2022.

First Reading:

A Reading from the prophet Jeremiah:

The Lord says this:  ‘A curse on the man who puts his trust in man, who relies on things of flesh,

whose heart turns from the Lord.  He is like dry scrub in the wastelands: if good comes, he has no eyes for it, he settles in the parched places of the wilderness, a salt land, uninhabited.

‘A blessing on the man who puts his trust in the Lord, with the Lord for his hope.

He is like a tree by the waterside that thrusts its roots to the stream: when the heat comes it feels no alarm, its foliage stays green; it has no worries in a year of drought, and never ceases to bear fruit.’

The Word of the Lord.

Responsorial Psalm:  

Response:      Happy the man who has placed his trust in the Lord.

Happy indeed is the man who follows not the counsel of the wicked;

nor lingers in the way of sinners,

nor sits in the company of scorners, but whose delight is the law of the Lord and who ponders his law day and night.                            R.

He is like a tree that is planted  beside the flowing waters,

that yields its fruit in due season and whose leaves shall never fade;  and all that he does shall prosper.                                              R.

Not so are the wicked, not so! For they like winnowed chaff shall be driven away by the wind:

for the Lord guards the way of the just but the way of the wicked leads to doom.                           R.

Second Reading:

A Reading from the First Letter of St Paul to the Corinthians:

If Christ raised from the dead is what has been preached, how can some of you be saying that there is no resurrection of the dead? For if the dead are not raised, Christ has not been raised, and if Christ has not been raised, you are still in your sins. And what is more serious, all who have died in Christ have perished. If our hope in Christ has been for this life only, we are the most unfortunate of all people.

But Christ has in fact been raised from the dead, the first-fruits of all who have fallen asleep.

The Word of the Lord.

Gospel Acclamation:

Alleluia, alleluia!  

Blessed are you, Father,  Lord of heaven and earth, for revealing the mysteries of the kingdom to mere children.



A Reading from the Holy Gospel of St. Luke:

Jesus came down with the Twelve and stopped at a piece of level ground where there was a large gathering of his disciples with a great crowd of people from all parts of Judaea and from Jerusalem and from the coastal region of Tyre and Sidon. Then fixing his eyes on his disciples he said:

‘How happy are you who are poor: yours is the kingdom of God.

Happy you who are hungry now: you shall be satisfied. Happy you who weep now: you shall laugh.

Happy are you when people hate you, drive you out, abuse you, denounce your name as criminal, on account of the Son of Man. Rejoice when that day comes and dance for joy, for then your reward will be great in heaven.

This was the way their ancestors treated the prophets.

‘But alas for you who are rich: you are having your consolation now.

Alas for you who have your fill now: you shall go hungry.

Alas for you who laugh now: you shall mourn and weep.

‘Alas for you when the world speaks well of you! This was the way their ancestors treated the false prophets.’

The Gospel of the Lord.

Prayer for the Universal Synodal Pathway:

We stand before You, Holy Spirit, as we gather together in Your name. With You alone to guide us, make Yourself at home in our hearts; Teach us the way we must go and how we are to pursue it.

We are weak and sinful; do not let us promote disorder. Do not let ignorance lead us down the wrong path, nor partiality influence our actions. Let us find in You our unity so that we may journey together to eternal life and not stray from the way of truth and what is right. All this we ask of You, who are at work in every place and time, in the communion of the Father and the Son, forever and ever. Amen.

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