Aghaviller Parish Newsletter

Hugginstown, Newmarket and Stoneyford.

St. John God

5th. and 6th. March 2022.

“First Sunday of Lent”

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 7th. to Sunday 13th. March 2022.


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

  • Vigil  –   Saturday 12th. at 8.00p.m.              
  • Sunday 13th. at 10.00a.m.


Wednesday 9th. at 7.00p.m.             

 Vigil  –  Saturday 12th. at 6.30p.m.

  1. Monday 7th.    Feast of St. Perpetua and Felicity                    
  2. Tuesday 8th.    Feast of St. John of God

Pray for:

Fr. John Delaney, Coon: who died Thursday. Funeral Mass in Coon on Sunday 6th. at 3.00p.m.

Months Mind Mass:

Nellie Dunphy, Kyleva.  Mass in Hugginstown Church on Sunday 6th. March at 10.00a.m.

Anniversary Mass:    

Julia and Ned Halloran, Hugginstown:  Mass in Hugginstown Church on Saturday 5th. March at 8.00p.m.     

Margaret Cleary, Hugginstown 

Anniversary Masses this weekend:

Patrick and Satia Fitzpatrick, Coolmore:  Mass in Hugginstown Church on Saturday 12th. March at 8.00p.m.

William and Margaret O’Meara and Julie Morrissey, Croan;,  Mass in Hugginstown Church on Sunday 13th. at 10.00a.m.

The Synodal Journey in Ossory:

Our Journey together during Lent is a time of Listening: to ensure that every voice is heard.  All are invited to attend meetings to discuss our experience of Church today and our hopes for the future. These meetings will take place in 13 Venues throughout the Diocese. Venues nearest to Aghaviller Parish:  Callan Parish Hall and Piltown Hall on Wednesday 9th. March at 7.30p.m.  Thomastown Hall on Wednesday 23rd. March at 7.30p.m.  Other meetings in Kilkenny City.  See Notice Board for all venues, dates and times.


Ceremony of Commitment for all Confirmation Pupils will be celebrated during Mass in Stoneyford Church on Saturday 12th. at 6.30p.m and in Hugginstown Church on Saturday at 8.00p.m. and Sunday 13th. at 10.00a.m.

Monroe School:

Celebration of First Penance will take place on Thursday 10th. March at 7.00p.m in Hugginstown Church.

Stoneyford School:

A Meeting of the Board of Management will be held in the School on Thursday 10th. March at 8.00p.m.

Guidelines for  Lenten Penance:

Abstaining from meat or some other food on Fridays;  Abstaining from alcoholic drink or smoking; Making a special effort at involvement in Family Prayer;  Visit to the Blessed Sacrament;  Making the Stations of the Cross; Helping the poor, the sick, the old or lonely.


Parish Contributions:

The “Church Door” Contributions on last weekend amounted to €510.00.  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).

Lenten Station:

Envelopes for the Lenten Station Contribution are available in both Churches. Your contribution is for the support of the priests of the Parish and the Diocese.


Every year during Lent, Trócaire asks for your help to fund lifesaving programmes around the world. Please

collect a Trócaire Box, available in both Churches. You can contribute Online at  or By phone: 1850 408 408. The contents of each and every Trócaire Box, no matter how small, all adds up.

Pastoral Letter Lent 2022:

Copies of Bishop Denis Nulty’s Pastoral Letter are available in both Churches.  Bishop Denis is encouraging us to pray for the people of Ukraine as we journey through Lent.


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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 email:

“First Sunday of Lent”  –  6th. March 2022.

First Reading:

A Reading from the Book of Deuteronomy:

Moses said to the people: ‘The priest shall take the pannier from your hand and lay it before the altar of the Lord your God. Then, in the sight of the Lord your God, you must make this pronouncement: “My father was a wandering Aramaean. He went down into Egypt to find refuge there, few in numbers; but there he became a nation, great, mighty, and strong. The Egyptians ill-treated us, they gave us no peace and inflicted harsh slavery on us. But we called on the Lord, the God of our fathers. The Lord heard our voice and saw our misery, our toil and our oppression; and the Lord brought us out of Egypt with mighty hand and outstretched arm, with great terror, and with signs and wonders. He brought us here and gave us this land, a land where milk and honey flow. Here then I bring the first-fruits of the produce of the soil that you, the Lord, have given me.”

‘You must then lay them before the Lord your God, and bow down in the sight of the Lord your God.’

Responsorial Psalm:  

Response:      Be with me, O Lord, in my distress.

He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High and abides in the shade of the Almighty

says to the Lord: ‘My refuge, my stronghold, my God in whom I trust!’                                        R.

Upon you no evil shall fall, no plague approach where you dwell.

For you has he commanded his angels, to keep you in all your ways.                                              R.

They shall bear you upon their hands lest you strike your foot against a stone.

On the lion and the viper you will tread and trample the young lion and the dragon.                       R.

His love he set on me, so I will rescue him; protect him for he knows my name.

When he calls I shall answer: ‘I am with you,’ I will save him in distress and give him glory.          R.

Second Reading:

A Reading from St Paul’s Letter to the Romans:


cripture says: The word (that is the faith we proclaim) is very near to you, it is on your lips and in your heart. If your lips confess that Jesus is Lord and if you believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, then you will be saved. By believing from the heart you are made righteous; by confessing with your lips you are saved. When scripture says: those who believe in him will have no cause for shame, it makes no distinction between Jew and Greek: all belong to the same Lord who is rich enough, however many ask his help, for everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.     

               The Word of the Lord.

Gospel Acclamation:

Praise to you, O Christ, king of eternal glory!

Man does not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.

Praise to you, O Christ, king of eternal glory!


A Reading from the Holy Gospel of St. Luke:

Filled with the Holy Spirit, Jesus left the Jordan and was led by the Spirit through the wilderness, being tempted there by the devil for forty days. During that time he ate nothing and at the end he was hungry. Then the devil said to him,

‘If you are the Son of God, tell this stone to turn into a loaf.’ But Jesus replied, ‘Scripture says: Man does not live on bread alone.’

Then leading him to a height, the devil showed him in a moment of time all the kingdoms of the world and said to him, ‘I will give you all this power and the glory of these kingdoms, for it has been committed to me and I give it to anyone I choose. Worship me, then, and it shall all be yours.’ But Jesus answered him, ‘Scripture says:  You must worship the Lord your God, and serve him alone.’  Then he led him to Jerusalem and made him stand on the parapet of the Temple. ‘If you are the Son of God,’ he said to him ‘throw yourself down from here, for scripture says:  He will put his angels in charge of you to guard you,  and again:  They will hold you up on their hands  in case you hurt your foot against a stone.’

But Jesus answered him, ‘It has been said: You must not put the Lord your God to the test.’ Having exhausted all these ways of tempting him, the devil left him, to return at the appointed time.      

The Gospel of the Lord.

Dates to Remember for 2022:

First Penance:  Monroe School – in Hugginstown Church on Thursday 10th. March at 7.00p.m.

                           Newmarket School   –  in Hugginstown Church on Tuesday 22nd. March at 7.00p.m.

                           Stoneyford School  –  in Stoneyford Church on Wednesday 23rd. March at 7.00p.m.

Confirmation:  Stoneyford School:  –  in Stoneyford Church on Saturday 26th. March at 11.00a.m.  

                           Monroe/Newmarket Schools  – in Hugginstown Church on Saturday 2nd. April at 11.00a.m.

First Holy Communion:  Stoneyford School  –  in Stoneyford Church on Sunday 8th. May at 11.00a.m.  

                          Monroe/Newmarket Schools  –  in Hugginstown Church on Sunday 15th. May at 11.00a.m.

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

Changes to Covid Restrictions from Monday 28th. February :

There will be no legal requirement to wear a mask inside Church buildings;  All are advised to use their own judgment to continue to wear masks on public transport and in other potentially crowded settings.

Good sanitising and cleaning arrangements are still important:  Keep Safe!!

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