Aghaviller Parish Newsletter

Hugginstown, Newmarket and Stoneyford.

St. Brendan

14th. and 15th. May 2022.

 “Fifth Sunday of East

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 16th. to Sunday 22nd. May 2022.


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

  • Vigil  –   Saturday 8.00p.m.
  • Sunday 22nd. @ 10.00a.m.


  • Wednesday 18th. 7.00p.m. 
  • Vigil  –  Saturday 21st. at 6.30p.m.

Monday 16th.    Feast St. Brendan;                            

Wednesday 18th.  Feast of St. John 1. (Pope)

Pray For:

Anniversary Mass:

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

Ministers of the Word for next weekend:

Saturday 21st. May at 8.00p.m.   Catherine Dwyer:             

Sunday 22nd. May at 10.00a.m.  Mary Foran

Ministers of the Eucharist for next weekend:

Saturday 21st. May at 8.00p.m.   Mary Cahill;         

Sunday 22nd. May at 10.00a.mRuth Crowley

First Holy Communion:

Congratulations to all Pupils of Monroe and Newmarket Schools who will receive their First Holy Communion in Hugginstown Church on this Sunday 15th. May at 11.00a.m.  

Congratulations also to their Teachers, Parents and Families.

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

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:


Pilates: “Mind-Body Exercise”: 

South Kilkenny Historical Society

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

Parish Contributions:   

The “Church Door” Contributions on last weekend amounted to €560.00.  Thank You.                                                                      


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Contact: Telephone: 056 776 8693 or email:

“Fifth Sunday of Easter”  –  15th. May 2022.

First Reading:

A Reading from the Acts of the Apostles:

Paul and Barnabas went back through Lystra and Iconium to Antioch. They put fresh heart into the disciples, encouraging them to persevere in the faith. ‘We all have to experience many hardships’ they said ‘before we enter the kingdom of God.’ In each of these churches they appointed elders, and with prayer and fasting they commended them to the Lord in whom they had come to believe.

They passed through Pisidia and reached Pamphylia. Then after proclaiming the word at Perga they went down to Attalia and from there sailed for Antioch, where they had originally been commended to the grace of God for the work they had now completed.

On their arrival they assembled the church and gave an account of all that God had done with them, and how he had opened the door of faith to the pagans.                                                           

The Word of the Lord.

Responsorial Psalm:  

Response:      I will bless your name for ever, O God my King.

The Lord is kind and full of compassion, slow to anger, abounding in love.

How good is the Lord to all, compassionate to all his creatures.                                           R.

All your creatures shall thank you, O Lord, and your friends shall repeat their blessing.

They shall speak of the glory of your reign and declare your might, O God,

to make known to men your mighty deeds and the glorious splendour of your reign.          R.

Yours is an everlasting kingdom;  your rule lasts from age to age.                                         R.

Second Reading:

A Reading from the Book of the Apocalypse:


John, saw a new heaven and a new earth; the first heaven and the first earth had disappeared now, and there was no longer any sea. I saw the holy city, and the new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, as beautiful as a bride all dressed for her husband. Then I heard a loud voice call from the throne, ‘You see this city? Here God lives among men. He will make his home among them; they shall be his people, and he will be their God; his name is God-with-them. He will wipe away all tears from their eyes; there will be no more death, and no more mourning or sadness. The world of the past has gone.’  Then the One sitting on the throne spoke: ‘Now I am making the whole of creation new.’                                                 

The Word of the Lord.

Gospel Acclamation:

Alleluia, alleluia!

I give you a new commandment: love one another just as I have loved you,  says the Lord.



A Reading from the Holy Gospel according to John:

When Judas had gone Jesus said: ‘Now has the Son of Man been glorified, and in him God has been glorified.

If God has been glorified in him, God will in turn glorify him in himself, and will glorify him very soon.

‘My little children, I shall not be with you much longer.

I give you a new commandment: love one another; just as I have loved you, you also must love one another.

By this love you have for one another, everyone will know that you are my disciples.’

The Gospel of the Lord.


“This is the Bread come down from Heaven” (John 6:58.)

A beautiful hallmark of the Catholic faith is the profound desire to participate in the Holy Mass and share in the Eucharist. We do so with deep gratitude and joy. The Eucharist gives the Church her identity:  ‘The Eucharist makes the Church, and the Church makes the Eucharist.’  It enables us to worship Almighty God, to support each other on our journey of faith, and to be a visible sign of faith in the world of today.

This hallmark is supported and strengthened by the precept that our fundamental Christian duty is to worship God by participating in the celebration of Mass.  Attending Mass on Sundays and Holy Days is the greatest privilege and invitation to all of us.

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