Aghaviller Parish Newsletter

Hugginstown, Newmarket and Stoneyford.

8th. and 9th. June 2024. 

St. Barnabas

“Tenth 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 10th. to Sunday 16th. June 2024   


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

  • Vigil – Saturday 15th. at 8.00p.m.;      
  • Sunday 16th. at 10.00a.m.


  • Wednesday 12th. at 7.00p.m.
  • Vigil – Saturday 15that 6.30p.m.
  • Monday 10th. Feast of St. Columba.  
  • Tuesday 11th.   Feast of St. Barnabas 
  • Thursday 13th.  Feast of St. Anthony of Padua.

The “Church Door” Contributions on last weekend amounted to €550.00. 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.

Aniversary Masses:   

Maura Roche, Lawcus:  Mass in Stoneyford Church on Saturday 8th. June at 6.30p.m.

Michael Brennan, Keatingstown:  Mass in Hugginstown Church on Ssturday 8th. June at 8.00p.m.

Charlie and Mary Malzard: Stoneyford:  Mass in Stoneyford Church on Wednesday 12th. June at 7.00p.m.

Anniversary Masses next weekend:

Jim Doran, Stoneyford: Massin in Stoneyford Church on Saturday 15th. at 6.300p.m.

Ned and Stasia Power, Condonstown:  Mass in Hugginstown on Sat 15th, at 8.00p.m.

Martin Cleary, Hugginstown:  Mass in Hugginstown on Sunday 16th. at 10.00a.m.

15th. and 16th. June 2024. (Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time)



  • Saturday 6.30p.m.
    • Tony Roche


  • Saturday 8.00p.m.
    • John Barron; 
  • Sunday 10.00a.m.
    • Mary Carroll


  • Saturday 6.30p.m.
    • Bernie Grace.    


  • Saturday 8.00p.m.
    • Mary Murphy;
  • Sunday 10.00a.m
    • Ruth Crowley 

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. 

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.

Micheál Ó Fearghail won First Prize in the recent Active Retirement Ireland Art Competition, which was held in Wexford.  Congratulations from all in S.A.R.G.

School is seeking host families for Spanish students who will be joining their school next year. Please contact or (056) 776 8632 for more details. 

The Club is holding their Annual Golf Classic and Raffle at Callan Golf Club on Friday 14th. and Saturday 15th. June.  Tickets and Tee Times are available from Richie at 086 293 6205. All are welcome to join in the Clubhouse at Callan for prizegiving on Saturday from 8.00p.m. Food will be served all day.

Trip to Knock on 13th. July in honour of Feast Day of Our Lady of Mount Carmrl. Staying overnight in Knock House Hotel.  For further information please contact Frank Aylward on 086 812 8705

Aghaviller Parish and Carrickshock G. A. A.

Draw: Monday 3rd. May 2024 Numbers: 16; 19; 20; 02.

  1. One Winner First 3 Numbers Drawn:
  2. No Jackpot Winner:

€500.00. Winner: 

  1. Fr. Peter Hoyne, Newmarket.

€25.00 Seller of Ticket:

  1. Fr.Peter Hoyne.

3 x €15.00 (Sellers):  

  1. Tommy Murphy;       
  2. Breda O’Meara;  
  3. James Irish..

Next Draw on Monday 10th. June. Please submit returns by 8.30p.m. Draw at 9.00p.m.

Next week: Match 3: €500.00; (First 3 Numbers Drawn)      Jackpot: €6,300.00. (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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Contact: Telephone: 056 776 8693 or email:

A Reading from the Book of Genesis:

The Lord God called to the man after he had eaten of the tree. ‘Where are you?’ he asked. ‘I heard the sound of you in the garden;’ he replied ‘I was afraid because I was naked, so I hid.’ ‘Who told you that you were naked?’ he asked ‘Have you been eating of the tree I forbade you to eat?’ The man replied, ‘It was the woman you put with me; she gave me the fruit, and I ate it.’ Then the Lord God asked the woman, ‘What is this you have done?’ The woman replied, ‘The serpent tempted me and I ate.’

Then the Lord God said to the serpent, ‘Because you have done this,

‘Be accursed beyond all cattle, all wild beasts.

You shall crawl on your belly and eat dust every day of your life.

I will make you enemies of each other: you and the woman,  your offspring

and her offspring.  It will crush your head and you will strike its heel.’

The Word of the Lord

Response:  With the Lord there is mercy and fullness of redemption.

Out of the depths I cry to you, O Lord,  Lord, hear my voice!

O let your ears be attentive to the voice of my pleading.

With the Lord there is mercy and fullness of redemption.

If you, O Lord, should mark our guilt, Lord, who would survive?

But with you is found forgiveness: for this we revere you.

With the Lord there is mercy and fullness of redemption.

My soul is waiting for the Lord. I count on his word.

My soul is longing for the Lord more than watchman for daybreak.

(Let the watchman count on daybreak and Israel on the Lord.)

With the Lord there is mercy and fullness of redemption.

Because with the Lord there is mercy and fullness of redemption,

Israel indeed he will redeem from all its iniquity.

With the Lord there is mercy and fullness of redemption.

A Reading from St Paul’s Second Letter to the Corinthians 

As we have the same spirit of faith that is mentioned in scripture – I believed, and therefore I spoke – we too believe and therefore we too speak, knowing that he who raised the Lord Jesus to life will raise us with Jesus in our turn, and put us by his side and you with us. You see, all this is for your benefit, so that the more grace is multiplied among people, the more thanksgiving there will be, to the glory of God.

That is why there is no weakening on our part, and instead, though this outer man of ours may be falling into decay, the inner man is renewed day by day. Yes, the troubles which are soon over, though they weigh little, train us for the carrying of a weight of eternal glory which is out of all proportion to them. And so we have no eyes for things that are visible, but only for things that are invisible; for visible things last only for a time, and the invisible things are eternal.  For we know that when the tent that we live in on earth is folded up, there is a house built by God for us, an everlasting home not made by human hands, in the heavens.

The Word of the Lord.

Alleluia, alleluia!

If anyone loves me he will keep my word, and my Father will love him, 

and we shall come to him.


A Reading from the Holy Gospel of St. Mark

Jesus went home with his disciples, and such a crowd collected that they could not even have a meal. When his relatives heard of this, they set out to take charge of him, convinced he was out of his mind.

The scribes who had come down from Jerusalem were saying, ‘Beelzebul is in him’ and, ‘It is through the prince of devils that he casts devils out.’ So he called them to him and spoke to them in parables, ‘How can Satan cast out Satan? If a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot last. And if a household is divided against itself, that household can never stand. Now if Satan has rebelled against himself and is divided, he cannot stand either – it is the end of him. But no one can make his way into a strong man’s house and burgle his property unless he has tied up the strong man first. Only then can he burgle his house.  ‘I tell you solemnly, all men’s sins will be forgiven, and all their blasphemies; but let anyone blaspheme against the Holy Spirit and he will never have forgiveness: he is guilty of an eternal sin.’ This was because they were saying, ‘An unclean spirit is in him.’  His mother and brothers now arrived and, standing outside, sent in a message asking for him. A crowd was sitting round him at the time the message was passed to him, ‘Your mother and brothers and sisters are outside asking for you.’ He replied, ‘Who are my mother and my brothers?’ And looking round at those sitting in a circle about him, he said, ‘Here are my mother and my brothers. Anyone who does the will of God, that person is my brother and sister and mother.’

The Gospel of the Lord

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