Hugginstown, Newmarket and Stoneyford.

Aghaviller Parish Newsletter

Hugginstown, Newmarket and Stoneyford.

11th. and 12th. May 2024. 

“The Ascension of Our Lord”

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 13th. to Sunday 19th. May 2024.  .         


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

  • Vigil Saturday 18th. at 8.00p.m.
  • Sunday 19th. at 11.00a.m. 


  • Wednesday 15th. at 7.00p.m.
  • Vigil – Saturday 18th. at 6.30p.m.  
  • Monday 13th. Feast of Our Lady of Fatima.  
  • Tuesday 14thFeast of St. Matthias
  • Thursday 16th. Feast of St Brendan

Congratulations to the Pupils from Stoneyford School who will receive their First Holy Communion on this Sunday 12th. May.  Many thanks to the Teachers and Parents who helped in the preparation. 

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

No 10.00 a.m. Mass in Hugginstown

Many thanks for your Easter Offerings during the past few weeks.  This offering is for the support of the priests of the Parish and Diocese.  Thank You. 

The “Church Door” Contributions on last weekend amounted to €610.00.  Thank You 

Sheila Ryan, Annamult, Stoneyfordwho died in England

Anniversary Mass:     

Ellen and James Duggan, Boolyglass:   Mass in Hugginstown Church on Saturday 11th. May at 8.00p.m.

Anniversary Mass next week:  

Fr. Jimmy Walsh, Edward Walsh, Ballagh.  Mass in Hugginstown Church on Saturday 18th. May at 8.00p.m.

Leonardo da Vinci started to work on a large canvas in his studio.  Then suddenly he stopped working on it.  Inviting one of his talented students to complete the work, the student protested that he was both unworthy and unable to complete the great painting which his master had begun. But da Vinci silenced him. “Will not what I have done inspire you to do your best.”  

Jesus our Master began to spread the Good News over two thousand years ago by what he said and did. Jesus illustrated his message and left us to finish the picture.

18th. and 19th. May 2024. (Feast of Pentecost)


  • Stoneyford:    
    • Saturday 6.30p.m.
      • Sheila Lennon.
  • Hugginstown:
    • Saturday 8.00p.m.
      • Valerie Farrell; 
    • Sunday 11.00a.m.
      • Parents

Eucharistic Ministers:

  • Stoneyford:     
    • Saturday 6.30p.m.
      • Natalia Smolen.    
  • Hugginstown: 
    • Saturday 8.00p.m.
      • Trisha Barron;
    • Sunday 11.00a.m
      • Ruth Crowley 

  • Meeting in Newmarket School on Wednesday 15th. May 8.00p.m.
  • Meeting in Monroe School on Thursday 16th. May 8.00p.m.

Pilgrimage to Holy Cross Abbey, Thurles on Sunday 26th. May.  Ceremonies will begin at 1.30p.m.    If interested in travelling please contact: Kay Power on 086 168 7073  or Lily Burke 056 776 8008

On Wednesday 15th May, at 11.10a.m: Grandparents Day. Scoil Aireagail invites you to join them for a morning of music and chat here in school from 11.10a.m. 

On Friday 17th 2024, at 8.00p.m: Parents Talk on Internet and Phone Safety with Alex Walsh, Personal Safety Ireland in Scoil Aireagail, New Building. This talk is not just for parents of Scoil Aireagail students but is open to all parents in the locality. This is one not to be missed.

Theology Open Day, is this for you? The Priory Institute provides online Theology courses to degree level. Attend Saturday lectures in Tallaght or from the comfort of your own home. Visit our website to find out more about our Open Day on Saturday 25th. May or Phone Frances O’Loughlin on 086 8510769

  • Diocesan Designated Liaison Person:
    • Ms. Ailish Higgins Tel: 087 100 0232.
  • Aghaviller Parish Representatives are:
    • Deirdre Rohan
    • Catherina Roche. 

Aghaviller Parish and Carrickshock G. A. A.

Draw: Monday 6th.  May 2024 Numbers: 31; 03; 08; 02.

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

€30.00. Winners: 

  1. Pat Power, Condonstown;   
  2. Kevin McNamara, c/o Teresa Fitzgerald 
  3. Michael Mullaney, Lismatigue:    
  4. Michael Irish, Hugginstown:    
  5. Garry Comerford. 

3 x €15.00 (Sellers):  

  1. Jimmy Sheehan;
  2. Kathleen Fennelly;
  3. James Irish.

Next Draw on Monday 13th. May. Please submit returns by 8.30p.m. Draw at 9.00p.m.

Next week: Match 3: €500.00; (First 3 Numbers Drawn)      Jackpot: €5,900.00. (4 Numbers)

Step up for fitness and community spirit at the Stoneyford 10k. Challenge on Sunday, 19th. of May at 11.00a.m. This event, a fundraiser for Stoneyford National School, features a 10k. run for those over 16’s and a 5k. family run. Enjoy the scenic route, vibrant atmosphere, and post-race refreshments.  Register today through to support a great cause and be part of this memorable day. Whether aiming for a personal best or enjoying family time, your participation makes a difference. See you at the starting line!

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Contact: Telephone: 056 776 8693 or email:

A Reading from the Acts of the Apostles:

In my earlier work, Theophilus, I dealt with everything Jesus had done and taught from the beginning until the day he gave his instructions to the apostles he had chosen through the Holy Spirit, and was taken up to heaven. He had shown himself alive to them after his Passion by many demonstrations: for forty days he had continued to appear to them and tell them about the kingdom of God. When he had been at table with them, he had told them not to leave Jerusalem, but to wait there for what the Father had promised. ‘It is’ he had said ‘what you have heard me speak about: John baptised with water but you, not many days from now, will be baptised with the Holy Spirit.’

Now having met together, they asked him, ‘Lord, has the time come? Are you going to restore the kingdom to Israel?’ He replied, ‘It is not for you to know times or dates that the Father has decided by his own authority, but you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you, and then you will be my witnesses not only in Jerusalem but throughout Judaea and Samaria, and indeed to the ends of the earth.’

As he said this he was lifted up while they looked on, and a cloud took him from their sight. They were still staring into the sky when suddenly two men in white were standing near them and they said, ‘Why are you men from Galilee standing here looking into the sky? Jesus who has been taken up from you into heaven, this same Jesus will come back in the same way as you have seen him go there.’

The Word of the Lord


God goes up with shouts of joy; the Lord goes up with trumpet blast.

All peoples, clap your hands, cry to God with shouts of joy!

For the Lord, the Most High, we must fear, great king over all the earth.

God goes up with shouts of joy; the Lord goes up with trumpet blast.

God goes up with shouts of joy; the Lord goes up with trumpet blast.

Sing praise for God, sing praise, sing praise to our king, sing praise.

God goes up with shouts of joy; the Lord goes up with trumpet blast.

God is king of all the earth, sing praise with all your skill.

God is king over the nations; God reigns on his holy throne.

God goes up with shouts of joy; the Lord goes up with trumpet blast.

A Reading from St. Paul’s Letter to the Ephesians

I , the prisoner in the Lord, implore you to lead a life worthy of your vocation. Bear with one another charitably, in complete selflessness, gentleness and patience. Do all you can to preserve the unity of the Spirit by the peace that binds you together. There is one Body, one Spirit, just as you were all called into one and the same hope when you were called. There is one Lord, one faith, one baptism, and one God who is Father of all, over all, through all and within all.Each one of us, however, has been given his own share of grace, given as Christ allotted it. It was said that he would:  When he ascended to the height, he captured prisoners,he gave gifts to men.   

When it says, ‘he ascended’, what can it mean if not that he descended right down to the lower regions of the earth? The one who rose higher than all the heavens to fill all things is none other than the one who descended. And to some, his gift was that they should be apostles; to some, prophets; to some, evangelists; to some, pastors and teachers; so that the saints together make a unity in the work of service, building up the body of Christ. In this way we are all to come to unity in our faith and in our knowledge of the Son of God, until we become the perfect Man, fully mature with the fullness of Christ himself.

The Word of the Lord.

Gospel Acclamation   (Please stand)

Alleluia, alleluia!

Go, make disciples of all the nations.  

I am with you always; yes, to the end of time.       


A Reading from the Holy Gospel of St. Mark:

Jesus showed himself to the Eleven and said to them:

‘Go out to the whole world; proclaim the Good News to all creation. He who believes and is baptised will be saved; he who does not believe will be condemned. These are the signs that will be associated with believers: in my name they will cast out devils; they will have the gift of tongues; they will pick up snakes in their hands, and be unharmed should they drink deadly poison; they will lay their hands on the sick, who will recover.’

And so the Lord Jesus, after he had spoken to them, was taken up into heaven: there at the right hand of God he took his place, while they, going out, preached everywhere, the Lord working with them and confirming the word by the signs that accompanied it.

The Gospel of the Lord

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