Aghaviller Parish Newsletter

Hugginstown, Newmarket and Stoneyford.

29th. and 30th. June 2024.       

“Thirteenth 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 1st. to Sunday 8th. July 2024.  


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

  • Vigil – Saturday 7th. at 8.00p.m.;      
  • Sunday 8th. at 10.00a.m.


  • Wednesday 3rd. at 7.00p.m.
  • Vigil – Saturday 7th. at 6.30p.m.

Monday 1st. Feast of St. Oliver Plunkett. 

Wednesday 3rd. Feast of St. Thomas

Thursday 4th.   Visitation with Holy Communion will take place this month on Thursday.   Please let us know if you would like to receive Holy Communion in your home for the First Fridays or at any other time.   

Tom Morahan, Clonmel; who died during the week.

Aniversary Masses:   

Oliver Roche, Lawcus:  Mass in Stoneyford Church on Saturday 29th. June at 6.30p.m.

Miriam Brennan, Lawcus:   Mass in Stoneyford Church on Wednesday 3rd. July at 7.00p.m.

6th. and 7th. June. (Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time)



  • Saturday 6.30p.m.
    • Sheila Lennon.


  • Saturday 8.00p.m.
    • Tommy Murphy; 
  • Sunday 10.00a.m.
    • Deirdre O’Shea


  • Saturday 6.30p.m.
    • Kitty Wallace.    


  • Saturday 8.00p.m.
    • Mary Cuddihy;   
  • Sunday 10.00a.m
    • Lillian Carr 

Diocesan Designated Liaison Person:

  • Ms. Ailish Higgins Tel: 087 100 0232.

Aghaviller Parish Representatives are:

  • Deirdre Rohan and
  • Catherina Roche. 

The Priory Institute, two-week on-line Summer School is reflective, informative and interactive and will run from 19th. August this year. The course includes eight recorded presentations and three on-line zoom discussions and is very flexible as it is delivered entirely online.  Find out more and register

  • Hugginstown Cemetery:  Mass on Saturday 13th. July at 8.00p.m.
  • Kilkeasy Cemetery:  Mass on Friday 19th. July at 8.00p.m.
  • Stoneyford Cemetery:  Mass on Friday 2nd. August at 8.00p.m.

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

Many thanks for your very generous contribution during the past few weeks. 

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

Aghaviller Parish and Carrickshock G. A. A.

Draw: Monday 24th. May 2024 Numbers: 31; 15; 10; 20.

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

€5,000.00. Winner:

  • John Raggett, Ballycaum.

€200.00 Seller of Jackpot Ticket:

  • Sean Raggett, Ballycaum.

3 x €15.00 (Sellers):  

  1. James Irish;
  2. Tom Cassin      
  3. Tommy Murphy.

Next Draw on Monday 1st. July. Please submit returns by 8.30p.m. Draw at 9.00p.m.

Next week: Match 3: €500.00; (First 3 Numbers Drawn)      Jackpot: €5,000.00. (4 Numbers)

To address the sensitive issue of compassionate care at the end of life, and in response to the need to inform the faithful of Catholic teaching on this important life issue that affects so many families, the Bishops of Ireland have published the pastoral letter: Freedom to Live Fully, Until Death Comes. You are invited to read this letter and view the accompanying video Through the Valley, which offers personal testimonies by carers and people with terminal illness. The key message of both letter and video asserts that every person possesses inherent, infinite dignity that remains intact regardless of their circumstances. In this context, bishops strongly oppose the Oireachtas Committee’s proposal to Government to legislate for assisted suicide and call on support for healthcare workers who uphold the sanctity of life. 

To read Freedom to Live Fully, Until Death Comes and to watch Through the Valley, visit the following link:

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A Reading from the Book of Wisdom:

Death was not God’s doing,

he takes no pleasure in the extinction of the living.

To be – for this he created all;

the world’s created things have health in them,

in them no fatal poison can be found,

and Hades holds no power on earth; for virtue is undying.

Yet God did make man imperishable,

he made him in the image of his own nature;

it was the devil’s envy that brought death into the world,

as those who are his partners will discover.

The Word of the Lord


 I will praise you, Lord, you have rescued me.

I will praise you, Lord, you have rescued me

and have not let my enemies rejoice over me.

O Lord, you have raised my soul from the dead,

restored me to life from those who sink into the grave.

I will praise you, Lord, you have rescued me.

Sing psalms to the Lord, you who love him,

give thanks to his holy name.

His anger lasts a moment; his favour all through life.

At night there are tears, but joy comes with dawn.

I will praise you, Lord, you have rescued me.

The Lord listened and had pity.

The Lord came to my help.

For me you have changed my mourning into dancing:

O Lord my God, I will thank you for ever.

I will praise you, Lord, you have rescued me.

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

You always have the most of everything – of faith, of eloquence, of understanding, of keenness for any cause, and the biggest share of our affection – so we expect you to put the most into this work of mercy too. Remember how generous the Lord Jesus was: he was rich, but he became poor for your sake, to make you rich out of his poverty. This does not mean that to give relief to others you ought to make things difficult for yourselves: it is a question of balancing what happens to be your surplus now against their present need, and one day they may have something to spare that will supply your own need. That is how we strike a balance: as scripture says: The man who gathered much had none too much, the man who gathered little did not go short.

The Word of the Lord.

Alleluia, alleluia!  

Your words are spirit, Lord, and they are life; 

you have the message of eternal life.   


A Reading from the Holy Gospel of St. Mark

When Jesus had crossed in the boat to the other side, a large crowd gathered round him and he stayed by the lakeside. Then one of the synagogue officials came up, Jairus by name, and seeing him, fell at his feet and pleaded with him earnestly, saying, ‘My little daughter is desperately sick. Do come and lay your hands on her to make her better and save her life.’ Jesus went with him and a large crowd followed him; they were pressing all round him.

While he was still speaking some people arrived from the house of the synagogue official to say, ‘Your daughter is dead: why put the Master to any further trouble?’ But Jesus had overheard this remark of theirs and he said to the official, ‘Do not be afraid; only have faith.’ And he allowed no one to go with him except Peter and James and John the brother of James. So they came to the official’s house and Jesus noticed all the commotion, with people weeping and wailing unrestrainedly. He went in and said to them, ‘Why all this commotion and crying? The child is not dead, but asleep.’ But they laughed at him. So he turned them all out and, taking with him the child’s father and mother and his own companions, he went into the place where the child lay. And taking the child by the hand he said to her, ‘Talitha, kum!’ which means, ‘Little girl, I tell you to get up.’ The little girl got up at once and began to walk about, for she was twelve years old. At this they were overcome with astonishment, and he ordered them strictly not to let anyone know about it and told them to give her something to eat.

The Gospel of the Lord.

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