Aghaviller Parish Newsletter 7th. and 8th. March 2015.    

(Hugginstown and Stoneyford Churches).

“Third 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 9th. to Sunday 15th. March 2015

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

                        Vigil – Saturday 14th. at 8.00p.m.;     Sunday 15th. at 11.00a.m.

Stoneyford:       No Mass on Wednesday.

                        Vigil – Saturday 14th. at 6.30p.m.;     Sunday 15th. at 10.00a.m.

Pray For: 

Anniversaries:   Jacqueline Fitzgerald, England. Anniversary Mass in Stoneyford Church on Saturday 7th. March at 6.30p.m.  

                        David Kenneally, Catstown: James and Mary Kenneally; Anniversary Mass in Hugginstown Church on Saturday 7th. March at 8.00p.m.  

Fr. Pat Wallace, late of Stonecarthy.

Rota for next week-end:    14th. February and 15th. March 2015: (Fourth Sunday of Lent.)


Stoneyford:        Saturday 6.30p.m. Rita O’Farrell;    Sunday 10.00a.m. Eileen Sutton;

Hugginstown:     Saturday 8.00p.m. Tommy Murphy; Sunday 11.00a.m. Caroline Kenneally;

Eucharistic Ministers:

Stoneyford:         Saturday 6.30p.m. Pat Kenny;       Sunday 10.00a.m. Mary Malzard;

Hugginstown:     Saturday 8.00p.m. Marie Duggan; Sunday 11.00a.m. Mary Murphy.

Anniversary Masses next weekend:

In Hugginstown Church on Saturday 14th. March at 8.00p.m. – Statia and Patrick Fitzpatrick; Coolmore.

In Hugginstown Church on Sunday 15th. March at 8.00p.m.   – William and Margaret O’Meara and Julia Morrissey, Croan.

First Holy Communion:

The Family Masses in preparation for First Holy Communion will be celebrated on Saturday

7th. March in Stoneyford Church at 6.30p.m and in Hugginstown Church at 8.00p.m.

Lenten Station Masses:

Lenten Station Mass will take place in Hugginstown Church on this Sunday 8th. March. at 11.00a.m.

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


Please take your Trócaire Box home with you and for more information on this year’s Lenten Campaign.

Visit or call 01 629 3333

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.

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:

Marian Devotion; (The Prayer of Mary)

The Rosary and Prayers will be recited on Tuesday 10th. in Stoneyford Church at 7.00p.m

The Rosary and Prayers will be recited on Thursday 12th. in Hugginstown Church at 7.30p.m


Bingo Session in the Community Centre, Stoneyford on every Tuesday at 8.30p.m

First Penance:

First Penance will be celebrated with the pupils of Monroe and Newmarket Schools in

Hugginstown Church on Tuesday 10th. March at 7.30p.m.

First Penance will be celebrated with the pupils of Stoneyford School in

Stoneyford Church on Wednesday 11th. March at 7.00p.m.

Parish Pastoral Council:

A meeting of the Parish Pastoral Council will be held in the Parish House, Hugginstown on next Wednesday 11th. March at 8.00p.m.

This meeting is brought forward from 25th. March.   We ask all members to please attend if possible.

“24 Hours for the Lord”:

The initiative entitled ‘24 Hours for the Lord’ will be celebrated once again this year on 13th. and 14th March. Pope Francis will preside at a Penitential Celebration in St. Peter’s Basilica

in order to place the Sacrament of Reconciliation at the centre of the Church’s mission of the new evangelization. For local events in Kilkenny City see Notice Board in Churches.

St. Joseph’s Young Priests Society:

This is a Lay Organisation who pray for Vocations to the Priesthood and Religious Life.

The Society in Stoneyford is seeking new volunteers, if interested please contact 085 145 5165.

Monroe School:

Meeting of the Board of Management in the school on Thursday, 12th. March at 8.00p.m.


The Collection in Aid of the “St. Vincent de Paul Society” will be held after all Masses this weekend

St. Mary’s Cathedral Restoration Fund Draw:

Bishop Seamus Freeman has launched the fundraising campaign in 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 to make the draw a success. If you can help, please let us know. Tickets are available at the moment at €10.00 per month from the Parish House, Hugginstown. The draw will be held on the last Wednesday of each month with the first draw on Wednesday 25th. March 2015.

Launch of Faith Fest 2013 with Liam Lawton Concert

Lotto Results:  

Draw: Monday 2nd. March 2015     Numbers: 12; 26; 21.                            Bonus No: 15.

No Match 3 Winner:                             No Jackpot Winner:                                                          

€30.00 Winners:           Margaret Duggan, Ballyhale;                     Maurice Power, Mylerstown;

Sean Raggett, Ballycaum; Angela & Paul Barron, Romansvalley,        Kay Daley, Jerpoint.

3 Sellers €15.00 each:       James Irish;      Aoife Sheehan;                “Carrolls”.

Next week:                     Match 3: €1,000.00;                              Jackpot: €6,100.00;

Next Draw on Monday 9th. March. Please submit returns by 8.30p.m. Draw at 9.00p.m

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: 056 772 1253 or 087 628 6858

Stoneyford Community:

A Night of Music & Dance in aid of Stoneyford Tidy Towns, will be held in the Stoneyford Centre on Saturday 7th. March.  Doors Open at 9pm. Light refreshments Served. Door Prize & Raffle.

Barrow Training:

Occupational First Aid Training will take place on April 16th. April 23rd. and April 30th. in Seville Lodge, Callan Road, Kilkenny from 9:30a.m. to 4:30p.m. each day.

For further information or to book your place, please contact 059 972 1416.


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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