Aghaviller Parish Newsletter

Hugginstown, Newmarket and Stoneyford.

19th. and 20th. February 2022. 

“Seventh 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 21st. to Sunday 27th. February 2022.


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

  • Vigil  –   Saturday 26th. at 8.00p.m.            
  • Sunday 27th. at 10.00a.m.


  • Wednesday 23rd. at 7.00p.m.           
  • Vigil  –  Saturday 26th. at 6.30p.m.

Anniversary Masses this weekend:

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

Mick, Peggy and Mary Duggan, Gowlawn; Mass in Hugginstown Church on Sunday 20th. February at 10.00a.m. 

James and Ellie Dalton, Boolyglass.   

John Dwyer, Baysrath

Anniversary Masses next weekend:  

Fr. Christy Dwyer, late of Croan; Mass in Hugginstown Church on Saturday 26th. February at 8.00p.m. 

David Kenneally and Mary Kenneally; Mass in Hugginstown Church on Sunday 27th. February at 10.00a.m. 

Months Mind Mass: 

Val Lee, Stoneyford.  Mass in Stoneyford Church on Saturday 26th. at 6.30p.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 €550.00.  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

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!

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. 

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.



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“Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time”  –  20th. February 2022.

First Reading:

A Reading from the First Book of Samuel:

Saul set off and went down to the wilderness of Ziph, accompanied by three thousand men chosen from Israel to search for David in the wilderness of Ziph.  In the dark David and Abishai made their way towards the force, where they found Saul lying asleep inside the camp, his spear stuck in the ground beside his head, with Abner and the troops lying round him.

Then Abishai said to David, ‘Today God has put your enemy in your power; so now let me pin him to the ground with his own spear. Just one stroke! I will not need to strike him twice.’ David answered Abishai, ‘Do not kill him, for who can lift his hand against the Lord’s anointed and be without guilt? The Lord forbid that I should raise my hand against the Lord’s anointed! But now take the spear beside his head and the pitcher of water and let us go away.’ David took the spear and the pitcher of water from beside Saul’s head, and they made off. No one saw, no one knew, no one woke up; they were all asleep, for a deep sleep from the Lord had fallen on them.   David crossed to the other side and halted on the top of the mountain a long way off; there was a wide space between them. He called out, ‘Here is the king’s spear. Let one of the soldiers come across and take it. The Lord repays everyone for his uprightness and loyalty. Today the Lord put you in my power, but I would not raise my hand against the Lord’s anointed.’                                     

The Word of the Lord.

Responsorial Psalm:  

Response:      The Lord is compassion and love.

My soul, give thanks to the Lord all my being, bless his holy name.

My soul, give thanks to the Lord and never forget all his blessings.                                      R.

It is he who forgives all your guilt, who heals every one of your ills,

who redeems your life from the grave, who crowns you with love and compassion.            R.

The Lord is compassion and love, slow to anger and rich in mercy.

He does not treat us according to our sins nor repay us according to our faults.                   R.

As far as the east is from the west so far does he remove our sins.

As a father has compassion on his sons, the Lord has pity on those who fear him.             R.

Second Reading:

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

The first man, Adam, as scripture says, became a living soul; but the last Adam has become a life-giving spirit. That is, first the one with the soul, not the spirit, and after that, the one with the spirit. The first man, being from the earth, is earthly by nature; the second man is from heaven. As this earthly man was, so are we on earth; and as the heavenly man is, so are we in heaven. And we, who have been modelled on the earthly man, will be modelled on the heavenly man.                                                                        

The Word of the Lord.

Gospel Acclamation:

Alleluia, alleluia!  

Open our heart, O Lord, to accept the words of your Son.



A Reading from the Holy Gospel of St. Luke:

Jesus said to his disciples: ‘I say this to you who are listening: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who treat you badly. To the man who slaps you on one cheek, present the other cheek too; to the man who takes your cloak from you, do not refuse your tunic. Give to everyone who asks you, and do not ask for your property back from the man who robs you. Treat others as you would like them to treat you. If you love those who love you, what thanks can you expect? Even sinners love those who love them. And if you do good to those who do good to you, what thanks can you expect? For even sinners do that much. And if you lend to those from whom you hope to receive, what thanks can you expect? Even sinners lend to sinners to get back the same amount. Instead, love your enemies and do good, and lend without any hope of return. You will have a great reward, and you will be sons of the Most High, for he himself is kind to the ungrateful and the wicked.

‘Be compassionate as your Father is compassionate. Do not judge, and you will not be judged yourselves; do not condemn, and you will not be condemned yourselves; grant pardon, and you will be pardoned. Give, and there will be gifts for you: a full measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over, will be poured into your lap; because the amount you measure out is the amount you will be given back.’

The Gospel of the Lord.

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