Aghaviller Parish Newsletter

Hugginstown, Newmarket and Stoneyford.

15th. and 16th. April 2023.

“Divine Mercy 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 17th.  to Sunday 23rd. April 2023.  


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

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


  • Vigil – Wednesday 19th. at 7.00p.m.
  • Vigil – Saturday 22nd. 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 this weekend, Saturday15th. April and Sunday16th. April.  

Pray For:

Wazzie Kenneally, Barnadown; 

Peter Donovan, Thomastown..

Anniversary Masses:                 

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

Ellen and Patrick Corcoran, Danesfort.

Months Mind Mass:

Catherine Barron, Catstown: Mass in Hugginstown Church on Sunday 23rd. April at 10.00am

Anniversary Mass next weekend:    

Neddie and Kitty Fitzpatrick, Lismatigue.    Mass in Hugginstown Church on Saturday 22nd. April at 8.00p.m.

Rota for next week-end: 

22nd. and 23rd. April 2023 . (Third Sunday of Easter)


  • Hugginstown:   Saturday 8.00p.m. Deirdre Rohan; and Sunday @ 10.00a.m. Marie Ryan.
  • Stoneyford: Saturday 6.30p.m. Sheila Lennon

Eucharistic Ministers

  • Hugginstown: Saturday 8.00p.m. Mary Cahill;  Sunday 10.00a.m. Ruth Crowley.  
  • Stoneyford: Saturday   6.30p.m. Bernie Grace .        

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. 

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.  

Dates to Remember for 2023: 

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.  

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 before 19th. April.

Ossory Diocesan 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.

‘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.

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 €620.00 Thank You.                                                                                                                                            

The “Trócaire Contributions” to date amounted to €1,260.00.    Thank You.

Mobile Library:

Computer Course:



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First Reading

A Reading from the Acts of the Apostles:

The whole community remained faithful to the teaching of the apostles, to the brotherhood, to the breaking of bread and to the prayers.

The many miracles and signs worked through the apostles made a deep impression on everyone.

The faithful all lived together and owned everything in common; they sold their goods and possessions and shared out the proceeds among themselves according to what each one needed.

They went as a body to the Temple every day but met in their houses for the breaking of bread; they shared their food gladly and generously; they praised God and were looked up to by everyone. Day by day the Lord added to their community those destined to be saved.

The Word of the Lord

Responsorial Psalm

Response:  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.’

Let the sons of Aaron say:  ‘His love has no end.’

Let those who fear the Lord say:  ‘His love has no end.’

Give thanks to the Lord for he is good, for his love has no end.

I was thrust down, thrust down and falling, but the Lord was my helper.

The Lord is my strength and my song;  he was my saviour.

There are shouts of joy and victory  in the tents of the just.

Give thanks to the Lord for he is good, for his love has no end.

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.

Give thanks to the Lord for he is good, for his love has no end.

Second Reading:

A Reading from the First Letter of St. Peter

Blessed be God the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who in his great mercy has given us a new birth as his sons, by raising Jesus Christ from the dead, so that we have a sure hope and the promise of an inheritance that can never be spoilt or soiled and never fade away, because it is being kept for you in the heavens. Through your faith, God’s power will guard you until the salvation which has been prepared is revealed at the end of time. This is a cause of great joy for you, even though you may for a short time have to bear being plagued by all sorts of trials; so that, when Jesus Christ is revealed, your faith will have been tested and proved like gold – only it is more precious than gold, which is corruptible even though it bears testing by fire – and then you will have praise and glory and honour. You did not see him, yet you love him; and still without seeing him, you are already filled with a joy so glorious that it cannot be described, because you believe; and you are sure of the end to which your faith looks forward, that is, the salvation of your souls.

The Word of the Lord.

Gospel Acclamation   (Please stand)

Alleluia, alleluia!

Jesus said: ‘You believe because you can see me.

Happy are those who have not seen and yet believe.’


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