Aghaviller Parish Newsletter

Hugginstown, Newmarket and Stoneyford

8th. and 9th. April 2023.     

“Easter Sunday”  

Priests in 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 10th.  to Sunday 16th. April 2023.  


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

Vigil – Saturday 15th. at 8.00p.m.;       Sunday 16th. at 10.00a.m.


Wednesday 12th. at 7.00p.m.

VigilSaturday 15th. at 6.30p.m.;

Sunday 16th. Divine Mercy Sunday.

As we were unable to celebrate our Penitential Services for Easter we will celebrate the Penitential Service during all Masses next weekend, Saturday15th. April  and Sunday16th. April.  

Pray For:

Seamus Farrell,Owning;  

Margaret Kehoe, Glenmore..

Anniversary Masses next weekend:     

Tom McGrath, Norelands.   Mass in Stoneyford Church on Saturday 15th. April at 6.30p.m. 

Dick Power, Lismatigue,  Mass in Hugginstown Church on Saturday 15th. April at 8.00p.m

Rota for next week-end: 

15th. and 16th. April 2023 . (Divine Mercy Sunday)


Stoneyford:     Saturday 6.30p.m. Catherina Roche

Hugginstown: Saturday 8.00p.m. Pat Power;    Sunday 10.00a.m. Deirdre O’Shea.

Eucharistic Ministers:

Stoneyford:      Saturday 6.30p.m. Barbara Smolen.    

Hugginstown: Saturday 8.00p.m. Teresa Broderick;  Sunday 10.00a.m. Lillian Carr.  

Ossory Pilgrimage to Lourdes 2023

Lourdes Pilgrimage will take place from May 23rd. to 28th. this year.  Accommodation in the Agena, Solitude and  Padoue Hotels.   Price includes return bus journey to/from Loughboy Shopping Centre Car Park to Dublin Airport.    Return flights from Dublin to Lourdes; Transfer to/from Airport to Hotel;  Full board and hotel accommodation for the 5 nights.  

For further information and bookings contact or Phone 01 685 2244

Pilgrimage to Knock – Sunday 23rd April 2023:

Apostolate of Eucharistic Adoration Pilgrimage to Knock;  Coach leaves from Woodies Carpark, Kilkenny at 7.00a.m. on Sunday 23rd. April.  Please contact 086 166 6547 if you wish to travel.   Mass in the Basilica at 3.00 p.m.; Chief Celebrant: Most Rev. Kieran O’ Reilly, SMA, Archbishop of Cashel and Emly.  Followed by Benediction and Eucharistic Blessing.

Eucharistic Ministers:

New Eucharistic Ministers needed in both Hugginstown and Stoneyford Churches for weekend Masses. Preparation Training can be done on-line in your own home with just a meeting in the local church for practical help.  Please let me know if you can help.  

It is also recommended that Present Eucharistic Ministers be involved in this training. 

Computer Course:

Course during April in Gairdín an Ghorta, Newmarket. Laptops and Smartphones! 

If interested please contact Willie Barron 086 839 4349 or Stephen Cassin 085 726 3393.

Lotto: –

Aghaviller Parish and Carrickshock G. A. A.

Draw: Monday 3rd. April 2023 Numbers: 05; 17; 18; 26.

No Winner First 3 Numbers Drawn: No Jackpot Winner:

€30.00. Winners:   John Kelly, Rossenarra; Edward Dwyer, Croan;

Cleeve Cuddihy, Ballinteskin;   Pat O’Neill, Stonecarthy;   Ger Carroll, Harristown.

3 x €15.00 (Sellers):   Eamonn Irish; Teresa Fitzgerald; James Irish.

Next Draw on Monday 10th.  April. Please submit returns by 8.30p.m. Draw at 9.00p.m.

Next week: Match 3: €500.00; (First 3 Numbers Drawn)      Jackpot: €5,800.00. (4 Numbers)

Monroe School:

A Clothes Collection will take place at Monroe School on Wednesday, April 19th.  in aid of school resources.  Please place any old clothes you wish to donate in a bag and leave them in the school shed between now and 19th. April.

‘Conversations with Women in the Bible’:

This Conference will be on 13th. May 2023 in the Pembroke Hotel, Patrick Street, Kilkenny. The speaker will be Thérèse Fitzgerald:  Time: 10.00 a.m. to 4.30 p.m.

Booking is essential: Contact Sara or Catherina at 056 772 2870 from 9.00a.m. to 5.00p.m. on weekdays or e-mail before May 5th.

Safeguarding Contacts:   

Diocesan Designated Liaison Person:  Ms. Kathleen Sherry Tel: 087 100 0232.

Aghaviller Parish Representatives are:  Teresa Broderick  and Carmel O’Toole.

Trócaire Collection:

We ask that all Trócaire Contribution be returned as soon as possible please. 

Easter Offerings:

Envelopes for the Easter Offering Collection are available at the Church Porch.  Please take one and return it with your offering during the Easter Season.  This offering is for the support of the priests of the Parish and Diocese.

Parish Contributions:

The “Church Door” Contributions on last weekend amounted to €590.00 Thank You.                                                                                                                                            Dates to Remember for 2023: 

First Holy Communion:   

For Stoneyford School on Sunday 14th. May at 11.00a.m. in Stoneyford Church.  

For Monroe/Newmarket Schools on Sunday 21st. May at 11.00a.m. in Hugginstown Church.  

Cemetery Masses:

Calvary Cemetery on Friday 2nd. June at 8.00p.m.;  

Stoneyford Cemetery on Friday 7th. July at 8.00p.m.  

Hugginstown Cemetery on Saturday 1st. July at 8.00p.m.  

South Kilkenny Historical Society:

A Lecture on Michael Collins: “The Formative Years” will be held in Mullinavat Parish Hall (opposite Church) on Thursday, April 13th. at 8.00p.m. The Speaker will be Patrick Mannix.  All are welcome.


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The Newsletter is also available on the Stoneyford Website every week.(    All notices for the Newsletter to be left in by Thursdays at 5.00p.m. please.

Contact: Telephone: 056 776 8693 or email:

A  Very  Happy  Easter  to  All.

First Reading

A Reading from the Acts of the Apostles:

Peter addressed Cornelius and his household: ‘You must have heard about the recent happenings in Judaea; about Jesus of Nazareth and how he began in Galilee, after John had been preaching baptism. God had anointed him with the Holy Spirit and with power, and because God was with him, Jesus went about doing good and curing all who had fallen into the power of the devil. Now I, and those with me, can witness to everything he did throughout the countryside of Judaea and in Jerusalem itself: and also to the fact that they killed him by hanging him on a tree, yet three days afterwards God raised him to life and allowed him to be seen, not by the whole people but only by certain witnesses God had chosen beforehand. Now we are those witnesses – we have eaten and drunk with him after his resurrection from the dead – and he has ordered us to proclaim this to his people and to tell them that God has appointed him to judge everyone, alive or dead. It is to him that all the prophets bear this witness: that all who believe in Jesus will have their sins forgiven through his name.’

The Word of the Lord

Responsorial Psalm

Response:  This day was made by the Lord: we rejoice and are glad.

Give thanks to the Lord for he is good,

for his love has no end.

Let the sons of Israel say:

‘His love has no end.’

This day was made by the Lord: we rejoice and are glad.

The Lord’s right hand has triumphed;

his right hand raised me up.

I shall not die, I shall live

and recount his deeds.

This day was made by the Lord: we rejoice and are glad.

The stone which the builders rejected

has become the corner stone.

This is the work of the Lord,

a marvel in our eyes.

This day was made by the Lord: we rejoice and are glad.

Second Reading:

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

Since you have been brought back to true life with Christ, you must look for the things that are in heaven, where Christ is, sitting at God’s right hand. Let your thoughts be on heavenly things, not on the things that are on the earth, because you have died, and now the life you have is hidden with Christ in God. But when Christ is revealed – and he is your life – you too will be revealed in all your glory with him.

The Word of the Lord.

Gospel Acclamation   (Please stand)

Alleluia, alleluia!

Christ, our passover, has been sacrificed:

let us celebrate the feast then, in the Lord.



A Reading from the Holy Gospel of St. John:

It was very early on the first day of the week and still dark, when Mary of Magdala came to the tomb. She saw that the stone had been moved away from the tomb and came running to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one Jesus loved. ‘They have taken the Lord out of the tomb’ she said ‘and we don’t know where they have put him.’

So Peter set out with the other disciple to go to the tomb. They ran together, but the other disciple, running faster than Peter, reached the tomb first; he bent down and saw the linen cloths lying on the ground, but did not go in. Simon Peter who was following now came up, went right into the tomb, saw the linen cloths on the ground, and also the cloth that had been over his head; this was not with the linen cloths but rolled up in a place by itself. Then the other disciple who had reached the tomb first also went in; he saw and he believed. Till this moment they had failed to understand the teaching of scripture, that he must rise from the dead.

The Gospel of the Lord

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