Aghaviller Parish Newsletter 14th. and 15th. March 2015.    

(Hugginstown and Stoneyford Churches).

“Fourth Sunday of Lent”   –         Mother’s Day.

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 16th. to Sunday 22nd. March 2015

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

                        Vigil – Monday 16th. at 8.00p.m.;     Tuesday 17th. at 11.00a.m.

                        Vigil – Saturday 21st. at 8.00p.m.;     Sunday 22nd. at 11.00a.m.

Stoneyford:       Wednesday at 7.00p.m.

Vigil – Monday 16th. at 6.30p.m.;     Tuesday 17th. at 10.00a.m.

Vigil – Saturday 21st. at 6.30p.m.;     Sunday 22nd. at 10.00a.m.

Tuesday 17th.     Feast of St. Patrick; Principal Patron of Ireland    (Holy Day of Obligation)

Thursday 19th.   Feast of St. Joseph; Husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

Pray For: 

Anniversaries:     Statia and Patrick Fitzpatrick; Coolmore: Anniversary Mass in Hugginstown Church on Saturday 14th. March at 8.00p.m.  

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

James Duggan, Boolyglass. Anniversary Mass in Hugginstown Church on Monday 16th. March at 8.00p.m.  

Mai Carroll, Kilkeasy. Anniversary Mass in Hugginstown Church on Tuesday 17th. March at 11.00a.m.  

Rota for next week-end:    21st. and 22nd. March 2015: (Fifth Sunday of Lent.)


Stoneyford:              Saturday 6.30p.m. Ronan Murphy;      Sunday 10.00a.m. Fred Malzard;

Hugginstown:        Saturday 8.00p.m. Pat Power;                Sunday 11.00a.m. Deirdre Rohan;

Eucharistic Ministers:

Stoneyford:              Saturday 6.30p.m. Kitty Wallace;         Sunday 10.00a.m. T. J. Mills;

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

Note:   Rota for the 16th./17th. March as on 14th./ 15th. March if possible please.

New Eucharistic Ministers for Hugginstown and Stoneyford Churches are needed.

Training will begin in Ballyhale Parish Hall on Monday 23rd. March at 7.30p.m.   Please contact 056 776 8693

Anniversary Masses next weekend:

In Hugginstown Church on Saturday 21st. March at 8.00p.m. – Babs, Neddy and John Walsh.

Sacrament of Healing and Reconciliation:

The Sacrament of Reconciliation for Easter will be celebrated during Masses next Saturday 21st. March 2015.

In Stoneyford Church during the 6.30p.m. Mass; and in Hugginstown Church during the 8.00p.m. Mass.

Lenten Station:

Many thanks to all who contributed to the Lenten Stations during the past weeks.

These contributions are for the support of the priests of the Parish and Diocese.

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


Congratulations to Eoin Patrick Fitzgerald and his parents Pádraig and Una. Eoin was baptised in Hugginstown on Sunday 8th. March.

Monroe School:

Meeting of the Board of Management will be held in the school on Thursday 19th. March at 8.00p.m.

Parish Council Meeting:

Items discussed at the Parish Council Meeting on Wednesday last were: a. The Launch of the Diocesan Pastoral Plan; b. The Safeguarding of Children; c.   The Celebration of 200 Years of Stoneyford Church;

  1. Parish Timetable and Rota for Holy Week, Easter and Cemetery Masses; e. Possibility of Eucharistic Minister to distribute Holy Communion at back of Churches to help the Elderly.

Peace in Christ, Retreat House, Kilkenny:

“Walking with Jesus”.   A time to prepare for Easter through Prayer and Reflection on Sunday 29th. March from 10.30a.m. to 5.00p.m. Guided by Fr. Martin Delaney and the Retreat House Team. Please contact: Peace in Christ at 056 772 1054 or Mary Doyle  056 776 8645;  or Maura Rohan 051 648 024 or Kathleen Fennelly 056 772 8260.      

As you may know the Retreat House is due to close in June 2015 after 48 years in existence. It was established by Bishop Peter Birch in 1967 as a quite place of prayer, reflection and retreats for the people of the diocese. This experience has touched the lives of many people including our Confirmation Classes every year. A sincere thanks to the Retreat House Team and to the Parish Promoters who helped all to avail of the hospitality of the Retreat House down the years.

Marian Devotion; (The Prayer of Mary)

The Rosary and Prayers will be recited on Thursday 19th. in Hugginstown Church at 7.30p.m


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

St. Joseph’s Young Priests Society:

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

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


The St. Vincent de Paul” Society wish to thank all who contributed to their recent Collection.

St. Mary’s Cathedral Restoration Fund Draw:

It is coming close to the first draw, to help in the fundraising campaign in the Diocese which is necessary to renovate and conserve St. Mary’s Cathedral. This is a very big project in the Diocese and will need the support as many as possible. Promoters for the draw are 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 prize money €5,000.00 per month. The first draw will be on Wednesday 25th. March 2015.

Launch of Faith Fest 2013 with Liam Lawton Concert

Lotto Results:  

Draw: Monday 9th. March 2015     Numbers: 02; 13; 31.                  Bonus No: 24.

No Match 3 Winner:                               No Jackpot Winner:                                                          

€30.00 Winners:                    David Moore, Newmarket;                      Murphy Children, Rockhall;

Mick Conway, Aghaviller;   Margaret & Seamus Farrell, Owning;   Pat Power, Condonstown.

3 Sellers €15.00 each:           Pat Dwyer;              Bridget Cleary;       Tom Power.

Next week:                                 Match 3: €1,000.00;                                Jackpot: €6,200.00;

Next Draw on Monday 16th. March. Please submit returns by 8.30p.m. Draw at 9.00p.m

Clothes Collection:

Old Clothes collection in aid of the Friends of Calcutta will take place outside Hugginstown Church on Thursday 19th. March.

Collection Times from 4.00p.m. to 6.00p.m.

Carrickshock G.A.A.

‘Breakfast with Carrickshock G.A.A.’ A Fundraising morning on Sunday March 29th. in Hugginstown and on Sunday April 12th. in Stoneyford. All are welcome.

Callan/BOI Enterprise Town:

All the businesses, clubs and communities in Callan and surrounding towns will come together in April where they can showcase their ‘wares’. The first meeting will be held on Thursday 19th. March 2015 at 7.00p.m. in John Lockes G.A.A. Club Rooms, Callan.

All businesses, clubs and groups are very welcome.


Please take your Trócaire Box home with you and for more information on this years 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.


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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