Aghaviller Parish Newsletter

Hugginstown, Newmarket and Stoneyford.

St. Francis de Sales

20th.  and 21st. January 2024. 

“Third Sunday in Ordinary Time”

“Sunday of the Word of God”  

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

Monday 22nd. to Sunday 28th. January 2024


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

Vigil – Saturday 27th. at 8.00p.m.;  

Sunday – 28th. at 10.00a.m.   


VigilWednesday 24th. at 7.00p.m.

VigilSaturday 27th. at 6.30p.m.    

  • Monday 22nd. Feast of St Vincent.
  • Wednesday 24th.  Feast of St Francis de Sales
  • Thursday 25th. Feast of The Conversion of St. Paul.
  • Friday 26th. Feast of Sts. Timothy and Titus. 

Thursday 18th to Thursday 25th. January  

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

 “You shall love the Lord your God….and your neighbour as yourself”.(Luke 10:27)

An Ecumenical Service will take place in St. Edmund’s Church, Castletown, Co. Laois on Sunday 28th. January at 3.00p.m. It is hope to have representatives from different Christian denominations in attendance. All are welcome to gather in prayer and reflection with our Christian brothers and sisters.  

Anniversary Mass:    

Eamon O’Neill, Knockdrinna.  Mass in Stoneyford Church on Saturday 20th. January at 6.30p.m.

Neddy FitzpatrickLismatigue

Anniversary Masses next weekend;  

Val Lee, Stoneyford:  Mass in Stoneyford Church on Saturday 27th. at 6.30p.m.

Walter Broderick and Sr. Canice Broderick, Croan:  Mass in Huginstown Church on Saturday 27th. January at 6.30p.m.

Tess Farrell, Kyleva. Mass in Hugginstown Church on Sunday 28th. January at 10.00a.m.

27th. and 28th. January  –  (Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time)

Stoneyford:     Saturday 6.30p.m. Sheila Raggett.


Saturday 8.00p.m. Pat Power.

Sunday 10.00a.m. Marie Ryan  

Stoneyford:     Saturday 6.30p.m. Bernie Grace..


Saturday 8.00p.m. Mary Murphy.

Sunday 10.00a.m. Ruth Crowley     

Many thanks for your very generous contributions for the Christmas Offerings and for your support throughout the past years.

The “Church Door” Contributions last weekend amounted to €570.00. Thank You. 

Confirmation will be celebrated for Aghaviller Parish in Hugginstown Church on Thursday 22nd. February at 11.00a.m.

For Stoneyford School on Sunday 12th. May in Stoneyford Church at 11.00a.m.   

For Monroe/Newmarket Schools on Sunday 19th. May in Hugginstown Church at 11.00a.m.

Weekend Residential courses available. 26th. to 28th. April and 20th. to 22nd. September 2024. Details: or at

The Priory Institute provides online Theology courses to degree level. Attend Saturday lectures in Tallaght or from the comfort of your own home. Register before  February 14th. Find out more on our website,  

Click here to see a 2 minute introductory film

We have established a Divine Mercy Alcove in St Mary’s Church, Convoy, Co Donegal, which includes a first-class relic of St Faustina. As part of the on-going development, we would like to draw up a list of Divine Mercy Groups. If you know of any Divine Mercy Group, no matter the size, please send the details to Fr. Eamonn Kelly, Parochial House, Convoy, Co Donegal, F93 HX2R or or 087 9077985 before 8th. February.  It is hoped to be able to establish contact between all the groups. Thank you for your help.

Mass will be celebrated in Newmarket School on Wednesday 24th. January at 1.45p.m. as part of ‘Catholic School Week’

The Annual Ossory Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes 2024 is now available to book!

The departure will take place on 22nd. May 2024 from Cork Airport; flying direct to Lourdes with accommodation available in the hotels La Solitude, Padoue or Agena.  With capacity being limited this year, it is strongly advised that pilgrims wishing to travel to Lourdes book as soon as possible.   Should you require any additional information on the pilgrimage, please do not hesitate to contact 01 241 0800 or  For Assisted Pilgrims please contact Fr. Anthony O’Connor 087 251 7766 or

Aghaviller Parish and Carrickshock G. A. A.

Draw: Monday 15th. January  2024 Numbers: 03; 04; 31; 26.

No Winner First 3 Numbers Drawn: No Jackpot Winner:

5 x €30.00 Winners:    Brenda Brenner, Hugginstown; Maura MacNamara, Harristown;

Martin Irish, Hugginstown;   B & D Irish, Hugginstown;  John & Aileen Dalton, Boolyglass.

3 x €15.00 (Sellers):   Caitlin Roche; Trish Power; Teresa Fitzgerald.

Next Draw on Monday 22nd.  January. Please submit returns by 8.30p.m. Draw at 9.00p.m.

Next week: Match 3: €500.00; (First 3 Numbers Drawn) Jackpot: €7,500.00. (4 Numbers)

The Club invites all to join ‘2024 Light up Ireland’ every Wednesday at 7.30p.m. at the “Waterboys Walkway” Hugginstown: Walk and Chat; All are very 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 before 5.00p.m. on Thursdays please.                      

Contact: Telephone: 056 776 8693 or email:

A Reading from the Book of Jonah:

The word of the Lord was addressed to Jonah: ‘Up!’ he said ‘Go to Nineveh, the great city, and preach to them as I told you to.’ Jonah set out and went to Nineveh in obedience to the word of the Lord. Now Nineveh was a city great beyond compare: it took three days to cross it. Jonah went on into the city, making a day’s journey. He preached in these words, ‘Only forty days more and Nineveh is going to be destroyed.’ And the people of Nineveh believed in God; they proclaimed a fast and put on sackcloth, from the greatest to the least.

God saw their efforts to renounce their evil behaviour, and God relented: he did not inflict on them the disaster which he had threatened.

The Word of the Lord

Response:  Lord, make me know your ways.

Lord, make me know your ways.

Lord, teach me your paths.

Make me walk in your truth, and teach me:

for you are God my saviour.

Lord, make me know your ways.

Remember your mercy, Lord,

and the love you have shown from of old.

In your love remember me,

because of your goodness, O Lord.

Lord, make me know your ways.

The Lord is good and upright.

He shows the path to those who stray,

He guides the humble in the right path,

He teaches his way to the poor.

Lord, make me know your ways.

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

Brothers: our time is growing short. Those who have wives should live as though they had none, and those who mourn should live as though they had nothing to mourn for; those who are enjoying life should live as though there were nothing to laugh about; those whose life is buying things should live as though they had nothing of their own; and those who have to deal with the world should not become engrossed in it. I say this because the world as we know it is passing away.

The Word of the Lord

Alleluia, alleluia!

The kingdom of God is close at hand:

repent, and believe the Good News.


A Reading from the Holy Gospel of St. Mark:

After John had been arrested, Jesus went into Galilee. There he proclaimed the Good News from God. ‘The time has come’ he said ‘and the kingdom of God is close at hand. Repent, and believe the Good News.’

As he was walking along by the Sea of Galilee he saw Simon and his brother Andrew casting a net in the lake – for they were fishermen. And Jesus said to them, ‘Follow me and I will make you into fishers of men.’ And at once they left their nets and followed him.

Going on a little further, he saw James son of Zebedee and his brother John; they too were in their boat, mending their nets. He called them at once and, leaving their father Zebedee in the boat with the men he employed, they went after him.

The Gospel of the Lord.

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