Aghaviller Parish Newsletter 21st. and 22nd. February 2015.

Hugginstown and Stoneyford Churches.

        “First Sunday of Lent”

Priests of the Parish:

Liam Cassin Telephone:             056 776 8693     or        Mobile 087 231 2354

Peter Hoyne Telephone: 056 776 8678     or        Mobile 086 373 8492

Mass Times in Aghaviller Parish: – Monday 23rd. February to Sunday 1st. March 2015

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

                        Vigil – Saturday 28th. at 8.00p.m.;     Sunday 1st. at 11.00a.m.

Stoneyford:       Wednesday at 7.00p.m.

                        Vigil – Saturday 28th. at 6.30p.m.;     Sunday 1st. at 10.00a.m.

Monday 23rd.     Feast of St. Polycarp.

Pray For:          Annie Murphy, Ballintee; who died during the week

Anniversaries:   Catherine and Margaret Cassin, Ballygerdra. Anniversary Mass in Hugginstown Church on Saturday 21st. February at 8.00p.m.                                      

                        John Dwyer, Baysrath:   Anniversary Mass in Hugginstown Church on Sunday 22nd February at 11.00a.m.    

Rota for next week-end:      28th. February and 1st. March 2015: (Second Sunday of Lent.)


Stoneyford:         Saturday 6.30p.m. Catherina Roche;         Sunday 10.00a.m. Donal Butler.

Hugginstown:     Saturday 8.00p.m. Catherine Dwyer;           Sunday 11.00a.m. Noreen Kenneally.

Eucharistic Ministers:

Stoneyford:        Saturday 6.30p.m. Maria Reid;                  Sunday 10.00a.m. T. J. Mills.

Hugginstown:     Saturday 8.00p.m. Mary Cuddihy;             Sunday 11.00a.m. Mary Cahill.

Anniversary Masses next weekend:

In Stoneyford Church on Saturday 28th. February at 6.30p.m. – Kathleen and Ellen Lawlor, Knocknaboola.

In Hugginstown Church on Saturday 28th. February at 8.00p.m. – James and Ellen Dalton, Boolyglass

In Hugginstown Church on Sunday 1st. March at 11.00a.m. – Margaret Cleary, Hugginstown

Marian Devotion; (The Prayer of Mary)    

The Rosary and Prayers will be recited on Tuesday 24th. in Stoneyford Church at 7.00p.m

The Rosary and Prayers will be recited on Thursday 26th. in Hugginstown Church at 7.30p.m

Lenten Station Masses:

Lenten Station Mass will take place in Stoneyford Church on Sunday 1st. March at 10.00a.m. and in Hugginstown Church on Sunday 8th. March. at 11.00a.m.

Envelopes for the Lenten Station Contributions are available at the Church Porch.


On this First Sunday of Lent, Trócaire asks people to remember the thousands of families throughout the world who have been torn apart by conflict and who are beginning their lives again thanks to generous donations to Trócaire from people in Ireland. The Lenten Theme this year is: “Let us protect Christ in our lives, so that we can protect others, so that we can protect creation” (Pope Francis).

Please take your Trócaire Box home with you and for more information on this years campaign visit or call 01 629 3333

Youth Pilgrimage to Knock:

Diocese of Ossory Pope John Paul II Youth Pilgrimage to Knock: Young people aged 16 to 20 years are invited to participate in a Pilgrimage to Knock Shrine on Saturday 14th. March. Bus leaving Kilkenny at 7.30a.m sharp.

For further information please contact: St. Mary’s Office at 056 772 1253 or 087 628 6858

Lenten Lunch-Time Talks:

A series of Talks will take place on Mondays during Lent at 1.05p.m in the Chapter House, St. Mary’s Cathedral, Kilkenny.

These Talks will be just a short input of about ten minutes and then soup and sandwiches will be provided for all who attend.

Lenten Text Message:

This Lent why not have a short daily message sent to your Mobile Phone!!! – a line of Scripture or a Thought for the Day – no cost to you. Text your number to 085 831 3100 or email:

Lotto Results:  

Draw: Monday 16th. February 2015     Numbers: 01; 27; 28.      Bonus No: 30.

No Match 3 Winner:                              No Jackpot Winner:                                                          

€30.00 Winners:           Billy Duggan, Hugginstown;       Marian Dalton, c/o Fitzgeralds;

Kay McKiernan, Gort.      Emily Carroll, Lismatgue;                       Eimear Lillis, Paulstown.

3 Sellers €15.00 each:       James Irish;       Catherina Roche;   Alice Murphy.

Next week:                     Match 3: €1,000.00;                  Jackpot: €5,900.00;

Next Draw on Monday 23rd. March. Please submit returns by 8.30p.m. Draw at 9.00p.m Launch of Faith Fest 2013 with Liam Lawton Concert


Alzheimer’s Disease/Dementia.

Family Carer Training for family carers of people living with Alzheimer’s Disease/Dementia A 5 week Course, held in The Village Day Centre, Kilkenny each Tuesday from 6.00p.m. to 8.30p.m. Starting on Tuesday 24th. February.

Course covers information on dementia and caring for the person with dementia. For more information and to sign up please contact Ruth on 056 777 1230.

Kilkenny Bereavement Support:

The Kilkenny Bereavement Support Group for adults bereaved by suicide will run for 6 consecutive Tuesday nights. It commences on Tuesday 24th. February at 8.00p.m in ‘Villa Maria’, Freshford Road, Kilkenny.

For further information contact: Padraig McMorrow, 056 775 6538 or 087 961 0334

St. Mary’s Cathedral Restoration Fund Draw:

During the last week Bishop Seamus Freeman launched the fundraising campaign in the three Deaneries of the Diocese, necessary to renovate and conserve St. Mary’s Cathedral. This is a very big project in the Diocese and will need the support of every parish. Promoters will be needed in every parish in make the draw a success. If you can help, please let us know. Tickets are available at the moment at €10.00 per month in the Chapter House, Book Shop, St. Mary’s or from Parish House, Hugginstown The draw will be held on the last Wednesday of each month with the first draw on Wednesday 25th. March.

Stoneyford Development Association:

Stoneyford Development Association is holding an information night for the people of Stoneyford on Thursday 26th. February at 8.00p.m. in the Community Centre. This meeting is to bring everybody up to date with the recent developments at the Stoneyford Community Centre e.g. Building Extension; Running/Walking Track, Outdoor Gym Equipment and just opened in the last few days the Stoneyford Community Playground. Nomination Papers will also be available for the upcoming A.G.M. All are very welcome.

Monroe School:

Those who intend enrolling their child in S. N. Móin Ruadh for September 2015, please return the Enrolment Form by the date indicated – Friday 27th February.


All notices for next weeks Newsletter to be left in by 5.00p.m. on Thursday please.

Contact: Telephone: 056 776 8693 or Email:









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