Aghaviller Parish Newsletter

Hugginstown, Newmarket and Stoneyford.

St Paul Miki and Companians;

3rd.  and 4th. Feburary 2024.

“Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time”  

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 5th. to Sunday 11th. February 2024


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

Vigil – Saturday 10th. at 8.00p.m.;  

Sunday – 11th. at 10.00a.m.   


VigilWednesday 7th. at 7.00p.m. .

VigilSaturday 10th. at 6.30p.m.    

  •  Monday 5th. Feast of St.Agatha;
  • Tuesday 6thFeast of St Paul Miki and Companians;
  • Blessing of Throats will take place after all Masses on Saturday and Sunday.

Anniversary Masses:    

Nellie Dunphy and Ned Millea, Kyleva:  Mass in Hugginstown Church on Saturday 3rd. at 8.00p.m.

Larry and Rita O’Shea, Lismatigue.

Tess McGuire, Stoneyford.

Richard Aylward, Boolyglass: Mass in Hugginstown Church on Sunday 4th. at 10.00p.m.

Anniversary Masses next weekend;    

Christopher Lodge, Kells.  Mass in Stoneyford Church on Saturday 10th. February at 6.30p.m.

Allice and Mikie Murphy,Lismatigue:   Mass in Hugginstown Church on Saturday 10th. February at 8.00p.m.       

11th. and 11th. February  –  (Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time)



Saturday 6.30p.m. Sheila Lennon.


Saturday 8.00p.m. John Barron.

Sunday 10.00a.m. Mary Foran 

Eucharistic Ministers:    


Saturday 6.30p.m. Pat Kenny.


Saturday 8.00p.m. Teresa Broderick.

Sunday 10.00a.m. Kay Power     

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

Newmarket School: Meeting on Wednesday 7th. February in the school at 8.00p.m

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,  

Safeguarding Sunday is a time for the Diocese of Ossory to remind our parish communities and the wider society that protecting children and vulnerable people is at the heart of the Christian message.  It is an opportunity for all parishes to pray as one and to acknowledge the dedication of Church personnel and volunteers who serve in the ministry of Safeguarding across the 42 parishes in the Diocese.

In our parish, we value and encourage the participation of children and young people in all parish activities that enhance their spiritual, physical, emotional and social development. We recognise the dignity and rights of all children and are committed to ensuring their protection and support.  The Safeguarding Representatives in this parish are:   Deirdre Rohan and Catherina Roche

If you, or anyone you know, has a Safeguarding concern please contact:

Diocesan Director of Safeguarding and Designated Liaison Person, DLP,Ailish Higgins at 087 8021633.      TUSLA:  Kilkenny 052 617 7302; Waterford 053 919 8201 

An Garda Síochána:  1800 555 222  or your local Garda Station

Towards Healing Helpline: 1800 313 416

Towards Peace Helpline: 01 505 3028

Pilgrimages from April to October 2024:   7 Nights Apartment B&B from €273 per person sharing. Airport transfer available on request. Contact us for details and book the dates that suit you.   Tel. 01 443 4510 or Email:  website

The “Church Door” Contributions last weekend amounted to €580.00. Thank You.  

Aghaviller Parish and Carrickshock G. A. A.

Draw: Monday 29th. January  2024

Numbers: 31; 11; 29; 09.

  • No Winner First 3 Numbers Drawn:
  • No Jackpot Winner:

5 x €30.00 Winners:   

  1. Walshe Family, Lawcus;
  2. Rita Long, Stoneyford.
  3. Eugene O’Donovan, Clone; 
  4. Maureen Kenneally, Cotterstown;  
  5. Ellie Moran, Coolmore.

3 x €15.00 (Sellers):  

  1. Walter Broderick;
  2. Jimmy Sheehan;
  3. Sean Raggett.

Next Draw on Monday 5th.  February. Please submit returns by 8.30p.m. Draw at 9.00p.m.

Next week: Match 3: €500.00; (First 3 Numbers Drawn) Jackpot: €7,700.00. (4 Numbers)

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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 Job: 

Job began to speak:

Is not man’s life on earth nothing more than pressed service,

his time no better than hired drudgery?

Like the slave, sighing for the shade,

or the workman with no thought but his wages,

months of delusion I have assigned to me,

nothing for my own but nights of grief.

Lying in bed I wonder, ‘When will it be day?’

Risen I think, ‘How slowly evening comes!’

Restlessly I fret till twilight falls.

Swifter than a weaver’s shuttle my days have passed,

and vanished, leaving no hope behind.

Remember that my life is but a breath,

and that my eyes will never again see joy.

The Word of the Lord

Response   Praise the Lord who heals the broken-hearted.

Praise the Lord for he is good;

sing to our God for he is loving:

to him our praise is due.

Praise the Lord who heals the broken-hearted.

The Lord builds up Jerusalem

and brings back Israel’s exiles,

he heals the broken-hearted,

he binds up all their wounds.

He fixes the number of the stars;

he calls each one by its name.

Praise the Lord who heals the broken-hearted.

Our Lord is great and almighty;

his wisdom can never be measured.

The Lord raises the lowly;

he humbles the wicked to the dust.

Praise the Lord who heals the broken-hearted.

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

I do not boast of preaching the gospel, since it is a duty which has been laid on me; I should be punished if I did not preach it! If I had chosen this work myself, I might have been paid for it, but as I have not, it is a responsibility which has been put into my hands. Do you know what my reward is? It is this: in my preaching, to be able to offer the Good News free, and not insist on the rights which the gospel gives me.

So though I am not a slave of any man I have made myself the slave of everyone so as to win as many as I could. I made myself all things to all men in order to save some at any cost; and I still do this, for the sake of the gospel, to have a share in its blessings.

The Word of the Lord

Alleluia, alleluia!

I am the light of the world, says the Lord;

anyone who follows me will have the light of life.


A Reading from the Holy Gospel of St. Mark:

On leaving the synagogue, Jesus went with James and John straight to the house of Simon and Andrew. Now Simon’s mother-in-law had gone to bed with fever, and they told him about her straightaway. He went to her, took her by the hand and helped her up. And the fever left her and she began to wait on them.

That evening, after sunset, they brought to him all who were sick and those who were possessed by devils. The whole town came crowding round the door, and he cured many who were suffering from diseases of one kind or another; he also cast out many devils, but he would not allow them to speak, because they knew who he was.

In the morning, long before dawn, he got up and left the house, and went off to a lonely place and prayed there. Simon and his companions set out in search of him, and when they found him they said, ‘Everybody is looking for you.’ He answered, ‘Let us go elsewhere, to the neighbouring country towns, so that I can preach there too, because that is why I came.’ And he went all through Galilee, preaching in their synagogues and casting out devils.

The Gospel of the Lord.

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