Aghaviller Parish Newsletter

Hugginstown, Newmarket and Stoneyford.

St. Killian

6th. and 7th. July 2024.   

“Fourteenth 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 8th. to Sunday 14th. July 2024.  


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

  • Vigil –
    • Saturday 13th. at 8.00p.m.;       
    • 1Sunday 14th. at 10.00a.m.


  • Wednesday 10th. at 7.00p.m.      
  • Vigil –
  • Saturday 13th. at 6.30p.m.
    • Monday 8thFeast of St. Kilian   
    • Thursday 11th. Feast of St. Benedict
    • Saturday 13th.  Feast of St Henry.  

Cemetery Mass in Hugginstown Cemetery on Saturday 13th. July at 8.00p.m.

Eugene O’Donovan, Kilmoganny\; who died during the week.


Julie Cox,  Coolmore

Anniversary Masses next weekend:   

 Patricia Sheehan, Stoneyford:  Mass in Stoneyford Church on Saturday 13th. June at 6.30p.m.                       

Ellen Doyle, Hugginstown:  Mass in Hugginstown  on Sunday 14th. July at 10.00a.m.

13th. and 14th. June. (15th. Sunday in Ordinary Time)


  • Saturday 6.30p.m. Tom King:


  • Saturday 8.00p.m.
    • Pat Power;       
  • Sunday 10.00a.m.
    • Mary Carroll

Eucharistic Ministers:


  • Saturday 6.30p.m. Barbara Smolen.           


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

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.

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 click:

Pilgrimage will take place on Sunday 21st. July this year.  Mass at 3.00p.m. will be followed by Eucharistic Blessing and Procession to the Shrine. Pioneers along with friends and relations of people who are living “one day at a time” with addiction are welcome.

  • 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

The “Church Door” Contributions on last weekend amounted to €570.00. Thank You.

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

Aghaviller Parish and Carrickshock G. A. A.

Draw: Monday 1st. July 2024               Numbers: 14; 27; 06; 18.

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

€30.00. Winners:     

  1. Mary Roche, Hugginstown;    
  2.  Ann Power, Lawcus.
  3. Lisa Doyle, c/o James Irish;  
  4. Sinead Doyle, c/o James Irish;  
  5. Pauline Doyle, Shgeepstown

3 x €15.00 (Sellers):   

  1. Ger Carroll;         
  2. Caitlin Roche;   
  3. Mary Raggett.

Next Draw on Monday 8th. July. Please submit returns by 8.30p.m. Draw at 9.00p.m.

Next week: Match 3: €500.00; (First 3 Numbers Drawn)      Jackpot: €5,100.00. (4 Numbers)

Members of the South Kilkenny Historical Society will join locals and others, on Sunday July 14th, for the annual climb of Tory Hill on Fraochan Sunday. This ancient tradition pre-dates Christianity and is associated with the ancient festival of Lughanasa. John Dwyer, who has written extensively on Pilgrim Paths of Ireland, will give a talk, on the summit of the hill,     on the traditions associated with Fraochan Sunday. Mass will be celebrated, by Bishop Niall Coll, at 3.30pm.

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 Prophet Ezekiel:

The spirit came into me and made me stand up, and I heard the Lord speaking to me. He said, ‘Son of man, I am sending you to the Israelites, to the rebels who have turned against me. Till now they and their ancestors have been in revolt against me. The sons are defiant and obstinate; I am sending you to them, to say, “The Lord says this.” Whether they listen or not, this set of rebels shall know there is a prophet among them.’

The Word of the Lord

Response:  Our eyes are on the Lord till he shows us his mercy.

To you have I lifted up my eyes,

you who dwell in the heavens;

my eyes, like the eyes of slaves

on the hand of their lords.

Our eyes are on the Lord till he shows us his mercy.

Like the eyes of a servant

on the hand of her mistress,

so our eyes are on the Lord our God

till he show us his mercy.

Our eyes are on the Lord till he shows us his mercy.

Have mercy on us, Lord, have mercy.

We are filled with contempt.

Indeed all too full is our soul

with the scorn of the rich,

with the proud man’s disdain.

Our eyes are on the Lord till he shows us his mercy.

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

In view of the extraordinary nature of these revelations, to stop me from getting too proud I was given a thorn in the flesh, an angel of Satan to beat me and stop me from getting too proud! About this thing, I have pleaded with the Lord three times for it to leave me, but he has said, ‘My grace is enough for you: my power is at its best in weakness.’ So I shall be very happy to make my weaknesses my special boast so that the power of Christ may stay over me, and that is why I am quite content with my weaknesses, and with insults, hardships, persecutions, and the agonies I go through for Christ’s sake. For it is when I am weak that I am strong.                                         

The Word of the Lord.

Alleluia, alleluia!

The Word was made flesh and lived among us:

to all who did accept him 

he gave power to become children of God.


A Reading from the Holy Gospel of St. Mark

Jesus went to his home town and his disciples accompanied him. With the coming of the sabbath he began teaching in the synagogue and most of them were astonished when they heard him. They said, ‘Where did the man get all this? What is this wisdom that has been granted him, and these miracles that are worked through him? This is the carpenter, surely, the son of Mary, the brother of James and Joset and Jude and Simon? His sisters, too, are they not here with us?’ And they would not accept him. And Jesus said to them, ‘A prophet is only despised in his own country, among his own relations and in his own house’; and he could work no miracle there, though he cured a few sick people by laying his hands on them. He was amazed at their lack of faith.

The Gospel of the Lord.

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