Aghaviller Parish Newsletter

Hugginstown, Newmarket and Stoneyford.

St Matthias

7th. and 8th. May 2022.

 “Fourth Sunday of Easter”  – “Vocations Sunday”.

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 9th. to Sunday 15th. May 2022.


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

  • Vigil  –   Saturday 14th. at 8.00p.m.
  • Sunday 15th. @ 10.00a.m.


  • Wednesday 11th. 7.00p.m. 
  • Vigil  –  Saturday 14th. at 6.30p.m.

Friday 13th.    Feast of Our Lady of Fatima.            

Saturday 14th.  Feast of St. Matthias (Apostle).

Pray For:

Andy Webster, Croan,

Helen Murphy (nee Foran) late of Monroe: who died during the week.

Anniversary Masses:

Fr. Jim Walsh and Edward Walsh, Ballagh; Mass in Hugginstown Church on Saturday 7th. May at 8.00p.m.

Nellie and Sean Duggan, Hugginstown.    

Michael, Johanna and William Dunne, Stoneyford.

Teresa O’Shea, Cherrymount;  Mass in Stoneyford Church on Wednesday 11th. May at 7.00p.m.

Anniversary Mass next weekend:

Mary O’Brien, Catstown;  Mass in Hugginstown Church on Saturday 14th. May at 8.00p.m.

Ministers of the Word for next weekend:

Saturday 14th. May at 8.00p.m.   John Barron:                        

Sunday 15th. May at 10.00a.m.  Mary Carroll

Ministers of the Eucharist for next weekend:

Saturday 14th. May at 8.00p.m.   Teresa Broderick;     

Sunday 15th. May at 10.00a.m.  Lillian Carr

First Holy Communion:

Congratulations to Pupils of Stoneyford School who will receive their First Holy Communion in Stoneyford Church on this Sunday 8th. May at 11.15a.m.   Congratulations also to their Parents, Families and Teachers

First Holy Communion will be celebrated for Monroe/Newmarket Schools in Hugginstown Church on Sunday 15th. May at 11.00a.m.

Padre Pio National Pilgrimage:

Pilgrimage to Holy Cross Abbey, Thurles on Sunday 29th. May 2022.  Ceremonies will begin at 1.30p.m. 

If interested in travelling please contact Lily Burke on 056 776 8008 or Kay Power 086 168 7073

Stoneyford School:

Meeting of the Board of Management will be held in the school on Wednesday 11th. may at 8.00p.m.

Easter Offerings:

Many thanks for your Easter Offering over Easter. This offering is for the support of the priests of the Parish and Diocese.

Stoneyford Active Retirement Group:

Stoneyford 10K.


Pilates: Mind-body exercise: 

Parish Contributions:   

The “Church Door” Contributions on last weekend amounted to €545.00.  Thank 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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Contact: Telephone: 056 776 8693 or email:

“Fourth Sunday of Easter”  –  8th. May 2022.

First Reading:

A Reading from the Acts of the Apostles:

Paul and Barnabas carried on from Perga till they reached Antioch in Pisidia. Here they went to synagogue on the Sabbath and took their seats.  When the meeting broke up many Jews and devout converts joined Paul and Barnabas, and in their talks with them Paul and Barnabas urged them to remain faithful to the grace God had given them.   The next Sabbath almost the whole town assembled to hear the word of God. When they saw the crowds, the Jews, prompted by jealousy, used blasphemies and contradicted everything Paul said. Then Paul and Barnabas spoke out boldly. ‘We had to proclaim the word of God to you first, but since you have rejected it, since you do not think yourselves worthy of eternal life, we must turn to the pagans. For this is what the Lord commanded us to do when he said:  I have made you a light for the nations, so that my salvation may reach the ends of the earth.’  It made the pagans very happy to hear this and they thanked the Lord for his message; all who were destined for eternal life became believers. Thus the word of the Lord spread through the whole countryside.  But the Jews worked upon some of the devout women of the upper classes and the leading men of the city and persuaded them to turn against Paul and Barnabas and expel them from their territory. So they shook the dust from their feet in defiance and went off to Iconium; but the disciples were filled with joy and the Holy Spirit.                                                                                                                    

The Word of the Lord.

Responsorial Psalm:  

Response:      We are his people, the sheep of his flock.

Cry out with joy to the Lord, all the earth. Serve the Lord with gladness.

Come before him, singing for joy.                                                                   R.

Know that he, the Lord, is God. He made us, we belong to him,

we are his people, the sheep of his flock.                                                       R.

Indeed, how good is the Lord,  eternal his merciful love.

He is faithful from age to age.                                                             R.

Second Reading:

A Reading from the Book of the Apocalypse:

I, John, saw a huge number, impossible to count, of people from every nation, race, tribe and language; they were standing in front of the throne and in front of the Lamb, dressed in white robes and holding palms in their hands. One of the elders said, ‘These are the people who have been through the great persecution, and because they have washed their robes white again in the blood of the Lamb, they now stand in front of God’s throne and serve him day and night in his sanctuary; and the One who sits on the throne will spread his tent over them. They will never hunger or thirst again; neither the sun nor scorching wind will ever plague them, because the Lamb who is at the throne will be their shepherd and will lead them to springs of living water; and God will wipe away all tears from their eyes.’                                                                             

The Word of the Lord.

Gospel Acclamation:

Alleluia, alleluia!

I am the good shepherd, says the Lord;  I know my own sheep and my own know me.



A Reading from the Holy Gospel according to John:

Jesus said:  ‘The sheep that belong to me listen to my voice; I know them and they follow me.

I give them eternal life; they will never be lost and no one will ever steal them from me.

The Father who gave them to me is greater than anyone, and no one can steal from the Father. The Father and I are one.’                                                                                                               

The Gospel of the Lord.

Vocation Sunday: 

“The sheep that belong to me listen to my voice”

The Fourth Sunday of Easter is known as Vocations Sunday or Good Shepherd Sunday, and is dedicated as the World Day of Prayer for Vocations. The Church sets aside this day each year to fulfil Jesus’ instruction to “Pray the Lord of the harvest to send labourers into his harvest” (Matthew 9:38). While every person has a vocation in life, we focus at this time to pray for vocations to the Priesthood, Diaconate and Religious Life. The opening line from the Gospel passage for this year is: “The sheep that belong to me listen to my voice; I know them and they follow me.” We pray that those whom the Lord is calling, may be able to lower the noise of distraction in their lives in order that they may hear the whisper of the Lord’s voice in their hearts calling them to follow him.

Prayer for Vocations: 

We ask you Lord to send labourers into your harvest and to bless all who strive to listen to your voice. Inspire, in the hearts of men and women, vocations to the priesthood, diaconate and consecrated life. Bless our families with a spirit of generosity, so that those whom you call have the courage  to give themselves to your Church in faith.  Send workers into Your great harvest so that the Gospel is preached,  the poor are served with love, the suffering are comforted, and Your people are strengthened by the sacraments. We ask this through Jesus Christ, our Lord. 


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