Aghaviller Parish Newsletter 28th. and 29th. March 2015

Hugginstown and Stoneyford Churches.

 “Palm Sunday”

The Lord

 Priests of the Parish:


Liam Cassin Telephone:         056/7768693          or   Mobile 087/2312354

Peter Hoyne Telephone:          056/7768678         or   Mobile 086/3738492

 Mass Times in Aghaviller Parish: Monday 30th. March to Sunday 5th. April 2015.

Hugginstown: Monday and Tuesday 9.30a.m.; Thursday 8.00p.m

                  Vigil – Saturday at 9.00p.m.;   Sunday at 11.00a.m.

Stoneyford:            Thursday at 7.00p.m.

                  Vigil – Saturday at 9.00p.m.; Sunday at 10.00a.m.

Friday 3rd.                 Good Friday            –         Day of Fast and Abstinence.

Visitation with Holy Communion will take place as usual next week-end as on First Fridays. Please let us know if you would like to receive Holy Communion in your home for Easter or at any other time during the year.

Pray For:         Fr. Tommy Maher, retired Parish Priest of Mullinavat; who died on Wednesday 25th. March.

 Anniversaries: James Sheehan, Stonecarthy: Mass in Stoneyford Church on Saturday 28th. March at 6.30p.m.

                  Kathleen Maher, Boolyglass: Mass in Hugginstown Church on Saturday 28th. March at 8.00p.m.

                  Jeff Nolan, Newmarket: Mass in Hugginstown Church on Sunday 29th. March at 11.00a.m.

Rota for next week-end:          4th. and 5th. April 2015 (Easter Sunday)


Hugginstown:                     Saturday   9.00p.m. Eileen Aylward                     Sunday    11.00a.m. Lillian Carr.

Stoneyford:                  Saturday   9.00p.m. Sheila Raggett;                          Sunday     10.00a.m Donal Butler.

Eucharistic Ministers

Hugginstown:                   Saturday  9.00p.m. Marie Duggan;                            Sunday    11.00a.m. Mary Cahill;

Stoneyford:                  Saturday   9.00p.m. Maura Roche;                          Sunday    10.00a.m. Mary Malzard;


The “Lenten Alms” Collection (Proceeds are used for Diocesan and Local Charities) will be held as a Church Door

Collection after all Masses this weekend 28th. and 29th. March 2015.


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

Easter Offerings:Envelopes for the Easter Offering Collection are available at the Church Porch. Please take one and return it with your offering during the Easter Season. This offering is for the support of the priests of the Parish and Diocese.

Trócaire Collection:

We ask that all Trócaire Contributions be returned on Holy Thursday 2nd. April 2015 or as soon as possible please.

The Offertory Collection during Masses on Holy Thursday will also go to Trócaire.

Lotto Results:

Draw: Monday 23rd. March.          Numbers: 01; 03; 24.                            Bonus No: 21.

                                               No Match 3 Winner                                  No Jackpot Winner:

Winners: €30.00:                            Darragh & Tadhgh Silke, Carrigeen;         Breda Delahunty, Catstown;

Rose Brennan, Freynestown;         Charlie Malzard, Stoneyford;                  Marie O’Shea, Tuitestown.

Sellers: €15.00 each:                   Willie Walshe;                  Ann Power;         Fred Malzard.

Next week:                              Match 3 €1,000.00;                           Jackpot €5,100.00;

Next Draw on Monday 30th. March.   Please submit returns by 8.30p.m.; Draw at 9.00p.m.

 Monroe School:

There will be a 3K/6K Fun Run/Walk in Hugginstown on Easter Monday, April 6th. 2015, to help raise funds for S. N. Móin Ruadh.  There will be prizes of €50.00 for the first man and the first woman home in the 6K.  Also lots of children’s prizes and spot prizes on the day.  Tea/Coffee and Confectionery will be served to all participants after the event.  Start Times: 3K. at 11.30a.m.; 6K. at 12.30p.m. from Carrickshock G.A.A. Grounds.  Registration will take place form 10.30a.m. on the morning of the run.  Entry Fee €10.00 for Adults: €5.00 for Children: €15.00 for a Family.  Come along and enjoy the fun!    For enquiries please Telephone 056 776 8931.


Congratulations to Joanne McCabe and Declan Kelly, Castlemorris who were married in Thomastown on Saturday 21st. March 2015.

Congratulations to Mary Rose Drea, and Robert Hogan, who were married in Stoneyford Church on Thursday 26th. March 2015.

The Ossory Pilgrimage to Lourdes:

Bookings for The Ossory Pilgrimage to Lourdes which will take place from 22nd. to 27th. May can now take place at 051 880 414 on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 10.30a.m. to 2.30p.m.. or email: or see Notice Board in Churches.

Summer Time:

Summer Time begins this weekend. Clocks go forward one hour on this Saturday night 28th. March. 2015

Summer Time ends on Saturday 25th. October 2015.

Holy Week Time Table:

Palm Sunday: 2015:

Palm will be blessed at the beginning of all Masses this weekend. (Saturday 28th. and Sunday 29th. March.)

Monday 30th. March to Sunday 6th. April 2014;

Hugginstown Church:

Monday 30th.                  9.30a.m.          Mass

Tuesday 31st.                  9.30a.m.         Mass

8.00p.m.          Stations of the Cross

Thursday 2nd.            8.00p.m.          Mass of the Lord’s Supper; followed by Adoration to 9.30p.m.

Friday 3rd.                  3.00p.m.            Celebration of the Lord’s Passion

8.00p.m.         Stations of the Cross

Saturday 4th.                  9.00p.m.         Easter Vigil Mass

Sunday 5th.                    11.00a.m.          Easter Sunday Mass

 Stoneyford Church:                                                                        

Tuesday 31st.                  7.00p.m.       Stations of the Cross

Thursday 2nd.             7.00p.m.       Mass of the Lord’s Supper, followed by Adoration to 8.30p.m.

Friday 3rd.               3.00p.m.     Celebration of the Lord’s Passion

7.00p.m.      Stations of the Cross

Saturday 4th.            9.00p.m.       Easter Vigil Mass

Sunday 5th.                     10.00a.m.     Easter Sunday Mass.

Chrism Mass:

On Wednesday 1st. April at 7.30p.m. Mass of Chrism in St. Mary’s Cathedral, Kilkenny.   All Priests of the Diocese will Concelebrate Mass with Bishop Seamus Freeman.   During this Mass the Holy Oils for the Sacraments, and used by the priests during the year will be blessed. People from every parish in the Diocese are invited to attend.

Dates to Remember for 2015:

Mass in preparation for First Holy Communion on Saturday 18th. April in Stoneyford Church at 6.30p.m.

and in Hugginstown Church at 8.00p.m.

First Holy Communion: 

For Stoneyford School on Sunday 26th. April at 11.00a.m..   For Monroe/Newmarket Schools on 31st. May at 11.00a.m.;

Cemetery Masses:          Calvary Cemetery on Friday 65h. June at 8.00p.m.; Stoneyford Cemetery on Friday 3rd. July at 8.00p.m.

and Hugginstown Cemetery on Saturday 4th. July at 8.00p.m.;

Stoneyford Active Retirement:

The Stoneyford Active Retirement Group will have a meeting on next Wednesday 1st. April at 10.30 a.m.

They would love to welcome new people, all are very welcome.

Stoneyford Tidy Towns:

The Spring Clean Up will take place on Saturday 4th April between 11.00a.m. and 1.00p.m. All volunteers please meet at 11.00a.m. at the Community Centre. Thanks to all those who turned out for the March ‘Litter Pick’ Day.

Village Saturday ‘Fix-It’ Team:

Stoneyford Community are looking for volunteers to join the Village Saturday ‘Fix-It’ Team! Carpenters; Painters; Plasterers; Stone Masons; Tree Cutters; Landscapers/Gardeners; Handymen/women; and all interested people.

All are needed to help to ‘fix-up’ the Village ‘Black Spots’ that have been identified. A special appeal to Sports Clubs & Village Organisations. The work will involve just two hours on a Saturday morning or during the week if you are retired and interested. Can you help? If so just let any committee member know. Many thanks and much appreciated.

Barrow Training:

‘Infection Control’ on April 2nd. at the Education Centre, Kilkenny from 9:30am to 1:00p.m.

‘Wound Management’ on April 15th. at the Education Centre, Kilkenny from 9.30am to 1.00p.m.

To book your place please phone 059 972 1416 or book online @

Aghaviller Parish Safeguarding Children:

For information on Parish Policies please see Church Notice Board or contact the Parish Representatives for Safeguarding Children:

Teresa Broderick, Croan, Telephone: 087 292 3792 or Carmel O’Toole, Newmarket, Telephone: 087 699 6419  If you or anyone you know has a child safeguarding concern and wishes to report an allegation to the statutory authorities contact:   Kilkenny Gardai 056 777 7504

or H. S. E. 056 778 4532   Waterford Gardai 051 305 300 or H. S. E. 051 842 800. Nationwide: Childline 1800 66 66 66.

Carrickshock G.A.A.

‘Breakfast with Carrickshock G.A.A.’ A Fundraising morning on Sunday March 29th. in Hugginstown from 9.00a.m to 12.00 Noon and on Sunday April 12th. in Stoneyford. All are welcome.


This is the greatest week in the Church’s year. We call it Holy Week because Jesus made it holy by his death. He died because of human evil and human sinfulness. Since we are all sinners, each of us can truthfully say that we had a hand in his death. But we must never forget that he died for love of us; We celebrate Jesus’ Resurrection that we might have a new hope and new life.


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