Aghaviller Parish Newsletter

Hugginstown, Newmarket and Stoneyford.

15th. and 16th. June 2024.   

“Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time”  –  “Father’s Day” 

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 17th. to Sunday 23rd. June 2024.  


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

  • Vigil Saturday 22nd. at 8.00p.m.;      
  • Mass – Sunday 23rd. at 10.00a.m.


  • Wednesday 19th. at 7.00p.m.
  • Vigil – Saturday 22nd. at 6.30p.

Thursday 20th.  Feast of the Irish Martyrs.

Friday 21st.     Calvary Cemetery Mass on Friday 21st. June at 8.00p.m.

Aniversary Masses:   

Jim Doran, Stoneyford:  Mass in Stoneyford Church on Saturday 15th. June at 6.30p.m.

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

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

Anniversary Masses next weekend:

Patricia Neville, Norelands: Mass in Stoneyford  on Saturday 22nd. at 6.300p.m.

Mary Kelly, Castlemorris:  Mass in Hugginstown  on Saturday 22nd. at 8.00p.m.

Dick O’Gorman, Hugginstown:  Mass in Hugginstown on Sunday 23rd. at 10.00a.m.

22nd. and 23rd. June 2024. (Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time)


  • Stoneyford:    
    • Saturday 6.30p.m.
      • Sheila Raggett
  • Hugginstown:
    • Saturday 8.00p.m.
      • Catherine Dwyer; 
    • Sunday 10.00a.m.
      • Mary Foran

Eucharistic Ministers:

  • Stoneyford:     
    • Saturday 6.30p.m.
      • Natalia Smolen.    
  • Hugginstown: 
    • Saturday 8.00p.m.
      • Teresa Broderick;
    • Sunday 10.00a.m
      • Ann Power 

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

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. 

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

June Collection:

The “June Collection 2024” for the support of the priests of the Parish and the Diocese will be taken up during the months of June/July.  Envelopes for this collection are available at the back of the Church.

Day for Life Sunday is celebrated annually with a special message by the Catholic Church across Ireland, Scotland, England and Wales. It is a day specifically dedicated to raising awareness and reflecting on the deep value and meaning of human life at every stage, and in every condition. On this Sunday 16th. June, the Church will mark Day for Life 2024 with a message on the theme: ‘The Lord is my Shepherd – ‘Compassion and Hope at the End of Life’.

  • 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.

Newmarket School is holding a Clothes Collection as a fundraiser on Tuesday morning 18th. June: Clothes, Handbags, Hats, Belts and Paired Shoes.

Parish Contributions:    

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

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

Aghaviller Parish and Carrickshock G. A. A.

Draw: Monday 10th. May 2024 Numbers: 26; 24; 18; 09.

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

€30.00. Winners: 

  1. Mary Murphy, Lismatigue;
  2. Eddie Walsh, Coolmore;
  3. Niamh Dunphy, Monroe;  
  4. Rose Egan, c/o B. O’Meara; 
  5. Mary Irish, c/o James Irish

3 x €15.00 (Sellers):  

  1. James Irish;
  2. Pat Fitzgerald;      
  3. Eilis Rohan

Next Draw on Monday 17th. June. Please submit returns by 8.30p.m. Draw at 9.00p.m.

Next week: Match 3: €500.00; (First 3 Numbers Drawn)      Jackpot: €6,400.00. (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 Prophet Ezekiel:

The Lord says this:

‘From the top of the cedar,

from the highest branch I will take a shoot

and plant it myself on a very high mountain.

I will plant it on the high mountain of Israel.

It will sprout branches and bear fruit,

and become a noble cedar.

Every kind of bird will live beneath it,

every winged creature rest in the shade of its branches.

And every tree of the field will learn that I, the Lord, am the one

who stunts tall trees and makes the low ones grow,

who withers green trees and makes the withered green.

I, the Lord, have spoken, and I will do it.’

The Word of the Lord

Response:   It is good to give you thanks, O Lord.

It is good to give thanks to the Lord,

to make music to your name, O Most High,

to proclaim your love in the morning

and your truth in the watches of the night.

It is good to give you thanks, O Lord.

The just will flourish like the palm tree

and grow like a Lebanon cedar.

It is good to give you thanks, O Lord.

Planted in the house of the Lord

they will flourish in the courts of our God,

still bearing fruit when they are old,

still full of sap, still green,

to proclaim that the Lord is just.

In him, my rock, there is no wrong.

It is good to give you thanks, O Lord.

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

We are always full of confidence when we remember that to live in the body means to be exiled from the Lord, going as we do by faith and not by sight – we are full of confidence, I say, and actually want to be exiled from the body and make our home with the Lord. Whether we are living in the body or exiled from it, we are intent on pleasing him. For all the truth about us will be brought out in the law court of Christ, and each of us will get what he deserves for the things he did in the body, good or bad.

The Word of the Lord.

Alleluia, alleluia!

I call you friends, says the Lord, because I have made known to

you everything I have learnt from my Father.


A Reading from the Holy Gospel of St. Mark

Jesus said to the crowds: ‘This is what the kingdom of God is like. A man throws seed on the land. Night and day, while he sleeps, when he is awake, the seed is sprouting and growing; how, he does not know. Of its own accord the land produces first the shoot, then the ear, then the full grain in the ear. And when the crop is ready, he loses no time: he starts to reap because the harvest has come.’  He also said, ‘What can we say the kingdom of God is like? What parable can we find for it? It is like a mustard seed which at the time of its sowing in the soil is the smallest of all the seeds on earth; yet once it is sown it grows into the biggest shrub of them all and puts out big branches so that the birds of the air can shelter in its shade.’

Using many parables like these, he spoke the word to them, so far as they were capable of understanding it. He would not speak to them except in parables, but he explained everything to his disciples when they were alone.

The Gospel of the Lord

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