Aghaviller Parish Newsletter

Hugginstown, Newmarket and Stoneyford.

26th. and 27th. March 2022. 

Famine Victims

 “Fourth Sunday of Lent”

“Mothers Day”

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 28th. to Sunday 3rd. April 2022.


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

  • Vigil  –   Saturday 2nd. at 8.00p.m.
  • Sunday 3rd. at 10.00a.m.


Wednesday and Friday at 7.00p.m.     

  • Vigil  –  Saturday 2nd. at 6.30p.m.   

Friday 1st.       First Friday.        

Visitation with Holy Communion will take place as usual. Please let us know if you would like to receive Holy Communion in your home for the First Fridays or at any other time.

Pray For:       

Ollie Ryan, Lawcus, Stoneyford;  who died during the week.

Anniversary Mass next weekend:

Agnes Kenny, Lawcus:  Mass in Stoneyford Church on Saturday at 6.30p.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. The final meeting will be held in St. Patrick’s Parish Centre on Thursday 31st. March at 7.30p.m.


Congratulations to the Pupils of Stoneyford School who received their Confirmation on Saturday 26th. March.  Thanks to all Parents, Sponsors and Teachers for their full participation.

Confirmation will be celebrated for the Pupils of Monroe and Newmarket Schools in Hugginstown Church on Saturday 2nd. April at 11.00a.m.


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.


Parish Contributions:   

The “Church Door” Contributions on last weekend amounted to €530.00.  Thank You.                                                                      

Newmarket School:

Meeting of the Board of Management will be held in the school on Wednesday 30th. March at 8.00p.m.

Ukraine Appeal:

A Special Collection in aid of the people of Ukraine will be held at all Masses throughout Ireland this weekend 26th. and 27th. March.  Many thanks to all who have already helped in any way in previous appeals.

A Cabaret in aid of Ukraine will be held in Cleary’s, Hugginstown on Friday 1st. April from 9.00p.m.

Lenten Station:

Many thanks to all who have contributed to the Lenten Stations in recent weeks. Your contribution is for the support of the priests of the Parish and the Diocese. Your support is always appreciated. 

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

Summer Time:

Summer Time begins this weekend. Clocks go forward one hour on this Saturday night 26th. March.


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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:

Fourth Sunday of Lent”  –  27th. March 2022.

First Reading:

A Reading from the Book ofJoshua:

The Lord said to Joshua, ‘Today I have taken the shame of Egypt away from you.’

The Israelites pitched their camp at Gilgal and kept the Passover there on the fourteenth day of the month, at evening in the plain of Jericho. On the morrow of the Passover they tasted the produce of that country, unleavened bread and roasted ears of corn, that same day. From that time, from their first eating of the produce of that country, the manna stopped falling. And having manna no longer, the Israelites fed from that year onwards on what the land of Canaan yielded.                                                           

The Word of the Lord.

Responsorial Psalm:  

Response:      Taste and see that the Lord is good.

I will bless the Lord at all times, his praise always on my lips;

in the Lord my soul shall make its boast. The humble shall hear and be glad.                       R.

Glorify the Lord with me. Together let us praise his name.

I sought the Lord and he answered me; from all my terrors he set me free.                           R.

Look towards him and be radiant; let your faces not be abashed.

This poor man called, the Lord heard him and rescued him from all his distress.                  R.

Second Reading:

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

For anyone who is in Christ, there is a new creation; the old creation has gone, and now the new one is here.

It is all God’s work. It was God who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the work of handing on this reconciliation. In other words, God in Christ was reconciling the world to himself, not holding men’s faults against them, and he has entrusted to us the news that they are reconciled. So we are ambassadors for Christ; it is as though God were appealing through us, and the appeal that we make in Christ’s name is: be reconciled to God. For our sake God made the sinless one into sin, so that in him we might become the goodness of God.                                                                                                  

The Word of the Lord.

Gospel Acclamation:

Praise and honour to you, Lord Jesus!

I will leave this place and go to my father and say: ‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you.’

Praise and honour to you, Lord Jesus!


A Reading from the Holy Gospelof St.Luke:

The tax collectors and the sinners were all seeking the company of Jesus to hear what he had to say, and the Pharisees and the scribes complained. ‘This man’ they said ‘welcomes sinners and eats with them.’ So he spoke this parable to them:

‘A man had two sons. The younger said to his father, “Father, let me have the share of the estate that would come to me.” So the father divided the property between them. A few days later, the younger son got together everything he had and left for a distant country where he squandered his money on a life of debauchery.

‘When he had spent it all, that country experienced a severe famine, and now he began to feel the pinch, so he hired himself out to one of the local inhabitants who put him on his farm to feed the pigs. And he would willingly have filled his belly with the husks the pigs were eating but no one offered him anything. Then he came to his senses and said, “How many of my father’s paid servants have more food than they want, and here am I dying of hunger! I will leave this place and go to my father and say: Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you; I no longer deserve to be called your son; treat me as one of your paid servants.” So he left the place and went back to his father.

‘While he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was moved with pity. He ran to the boy, clasped him in his arms and kissed him tenderly. Then his son said, “Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you. I no longer deserve to be called your son.” But the father said to his servants, “Quick! Bring out the best robe and put it on him; put a ring on his finger and sandals on his feet. Bring the calf we have been fattening, and kill it; we are going to have a feast, a celebration, because this son of mine was dead and has come back to life; he was lost and is found.” And they began to celebrate.

‘Now the elder son was out in the fields, and on his way back, as he drew near the house, he could hear music and dancing. Calling one of the servants he asked what it was all about. “Your brother has come” replied the servant “and your father has killed the calf we had fattened because he has got him back safe and sound.” He was angry then and refused to go in, and his father came out to plead with him; but he answered his father, “Look, all these years I have slaved for you and never once disobeyed your orders, yet you never offered me so much as a kid for me to celebrate with my friends. But, for this son of yours, when he comes back after swallowing up your property – he and his women – you kill the calf we had been fattening.”

‘The father said, “My son, you are with me always and all I have is yours. But it was only right we should celebrate and rejoice, because your brother here was dead and has come to life; he was lost and is found.”’

The Gospel of the Lord.

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