Aghaviller Parish Newsletter

Hugginstown, Newmarket and Stoneyford.

1st. and 2nd. June 2024. 

“Feast of the Body and Blood of Christ – “Corpus Christi”) 

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 3rd. to Sunday 9th. June 2024.    


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

  • Vigil – Saturday 8th. at 8.00p.m.;      
  • Sunday 9th. at 10.00a.m.


  • Wednesday 5th. at 7.00p.m.
  • Vigil – Saturday 8that 6.30p.m.
  • Monday 27th. Feast of St Augustine.  
  • Friday 31st.  Feast of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary.  
  • Saturday 1st.  Feast of St Justin. 

  • Monday 3rd. Feast of St. Kevin.  
  • Wednesday 5th.   Feast of St. Boniface 
  • Friday 7th.  Feast of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus 
  • Saturday 8th.  Feast of the Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary. 
    • Friday 7th. First Friday     Visitation with Holy Communion will take place this month on Thursday 6th. June.  Please let us know if you would like to receive Holy Communion in your home for the First Fridays or at any other time.   

Months Mind Mass:  

Jim Comerford, Carrickmerlin:  Mass in Hugginstown Church on Sunday 2nd. June at 10.00a.m.


Maura Farrell, Glenmore House:  Mass in Stoneyford Church on Saturday 1st. June at 6.30p.m. 

8th. and 9th. June 2024. (Tenth Sunday in Ordinary Time)


  • Stoneyford:    
    • Saturday 6.30p.m. Rita O’Farrell
  • Hugginstown:
    • Saturday 8.00p.m. Deirdre Rohan; 
    • Sunday 10.00a.m. Deirdre O’Shea
  • Stoneyford:     
    • Saturday 6.30p.m. Barbara Smolen.    
  • Hugginstown: 
    • Saturday 8.00p.m. Mary Cuddihy;
    • Sunday 10.00a.m Lillian Carr 

New Rota available for Readers and Eucharistic Ministers in Hugginstown Church.    Please collect in Hugginstown Sacristy

Diocesan Designated Liaison Person:

  • Ms. Ailish Higgins Tel: 087 100 0232.

Aghaviller Parish Representatives are:

  • Deirdre Rohan and Catherina Roche. 

The “Church Door” Contributions on last weekend amounted to €565.00. Thank You. 

  • Calvary Cemetery:  Mass on Friday 21st. June at 8.00p.m.
  • Hugginstown Cemetery:  Mass on Saturday 13th. July at 8.00p.m.
  • Stoneyford Cemetery:  Mass on Friday 2nd. August at 8.00p.m.

Other Cemetery Masses will be arranged by the local communities and dates will be given as soon as possible.

Trip to Knock on 13th. July in honour of Feast Day of Our Lady of Mount Carmel. 

Staying overnight in Knock House Hotel.  For further information please contact Frank Aylward on 086 812 8705

Considering a Postgraduate study programme? Check out the options in Theology, Philosophy, Youth Ministry, Chaplaincy, Church Music and more at St Patrick’s Pontifical University, Maynooth, Applications close soon.

The symbolic gesture of breaking and sharing bread and sharing the cup, that Jesus made at the Last Supper, symbolised the offering of himself that he would make on Calvary, giving his life for others. Sometimes we also are called to give our lives for others. We can do this grudgingly or with a generous heart. Jesus involved his disciples both in the preparation for the Last Supper and in its celebration.  We too need to prepare and then celebrate together.

Aghaviller Parish and Carrickshock G. A. A.

Draw: Monday 27th.  May 2024 Numbers: 06; 01; 03; 12.

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

€500.00. Winner: 

  1. Rose Kelly, Ennisnag.

€25.00 Seller of Ticket:

  1. Jimmy Sheehan

3 x €15.00 (Sellers):  

  1. Eamon Irish;
  2. Ann Power,
  3. Walter Broderick.

Next Draw on Monday 3rd. June. Please submit returns by 8.30p.m. Draw at 9.00p.m.

Next week: Match 3: €500.00; (First 3 Numbers Drawn)      Jackpot: €6,200.00. (4 Numbers)

The Senior Alert Scheme is run through Pobal and is funded by the Department of Rural and Community Development. This is available to anyone who is over 65 and residing in Hugginstown, Newmarket and the surrounding area.  If you would like to avail of the Senior Alerts Scheme and obtain a personal alarm / pendant- please contact Billy Brenner on 087 272 8876 or Cleeve Cuddihy 086 063 8450 for further information.  Their role is to help anyone who is eligible to access the Senior Alert Scheme and to act on their behalf and deal with Pobal and the supplier.  An alarm and a pendant plus the first year’s monitoring charge are provided under the scheme.

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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 Exodus 24:3-8

Moses went and told the people all the commands of the Lord and all the ordinances. In answer, all the people said with one voice, ‘We will observe all the commands that the Lord has decreed.’ Moses put all the commands of the Lord into writing, and early next morning he built an altar at the foot of the mountain, with twelve standing-stones for the twelve tribes of Israel. Then he directed certain young Israelites to offer holocausts and to immolate bullocks to the Lord as communion sacrifices. Half of the blood Moses took up and put into basins, the other half he cast on the altar. And taking the Book of the Covenant he read it to the listening people, and they said, ‘We will observe all that the Lord has decreed; we will obey.’ Then Moses took the blood and cast it towards the people. This’ he said ‘is the blood of the Covenant that the Lord has made with you, containing all these rules.’

The Word of the Lord


The cup of salvation I will raise; I will call on the Lord’s name.

How can I repay the Lord

for his goodness to me?

The cup of salvation I will raise;

I will call on the Lord’s name.

The cup of salvation I will raise; I will call on the Lord’s name.

O precious in the eyes of the Lord

is the death of his faithful.

Your servant, Lord, your servant am I;

you have loosened my bonds.

The cup of salvation I will raise; I will call on the Lord’s name.

A thanksgiving sacrifice I make;

I will call on the Lord’s name.

My vows to the Lord I will fulfil

before all his people.

The cup of salvation I will raise; I will call on the Lord’s name.

A Reading from Hebrews 9:11-15

Now Christ has come, as the high priest of all the blessings which were to come. He has passed through the greater, the more perfect tent, which is better than the one made by men’s hands because it is not of this created order; and he has entered the sanctuary once and for all, taking with him not the blood of goats and bull calves, but his own blood, having won an eternal redemption for us. The blood of goats and bulls and the ashes of a heifer are sprinkled on those who have incurred defilement and they restore the holiness of their outward lives; how much more effectively the blood of Christ, who offered himself as the perfect sacrifice to God through the eternal Spirit, can purify our inner self from dead actions so that we do our service to the living God.   He brings a new covenant, as the mediator, only so that the people who were called to an eternal inheritance may actually receive what was promised: his death took place to cancel the sins that infringed the earlier covenant.

The Word of the Lord.

Alleluia, alleluia!

I am the living bread which has come down from heaven,  says the Lord.

Anyone who eats this bread will live for ever.             


A Reading from the Holy Gospel of St. Mark

On the first day of Unleavened Bread, when the Passover lamb was sacrificed, his disciples said to Jesus, ‘Where do you want us to go and make the preparations for you to eat the Passover?’ So he sent two of his disciples, saying to them, ‘Go into the city and you will meet a man carrying a pitcher of water. Follow him, and say to the owner of the house which he enters, “The Master says: Where is my dining room in which I can eat the Passover with my disciples?” He will show you a large upper room furnished with couches, all prepared. Make the preparations for us there.’ The disciples set out and went to the city and found everything as he had told them, and prepared the Passover.  And as they were eating he took some bread, and when he had said the blessing he broke it and gave it to them. ‘Take it,’ he said ‘this is my body.’ Then he took a cup, and when he had returned thanks he gave it to them, and all drank from it, and he said to them, ‘This is my blood, the blood of the covenant, which is to be poured out for many. I tell you solemnly, I shall not drink any more wine until the day I drink the new wine in the kingdom of God.’ After psalms had been sung they left for the Mount of Olives.

The Gospel of the Lord

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