Aghaviller Parish Newsletter 16th. and 17th. May 2015

Unknown(Hugginstown and Stoneyford Churches)

Feast of “The Ascension of Our Lord”

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 18th. to Sunday 24th. May 2015.

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

Vigil – Saturday 23rd. at 8.00p.m.;        Sunday 24th. at 11.00a.m.

Stoneyford:       Wednesday at 7.00p.m.

                        Vigil – Saturday 23rd. at 6.30p.m.;        Sunday 24th. at 10.00a.m.

Pray For:

Anniversaries:   Bridget Hennessy, Cherrymount. Mass in Stoneyford Church on Saturday 16th. May at 6.30p.m.

Nan and James Grace, Lismatigue. Mass in Hugginstown Church on Saturday 16th. May at 8.00p.m.

Rota for next week-end:    23rd. and 24th. May 2015          (Pentecost Sunday)


Stoneyford:         Saturday 6.30p.m. Catherina Roche; Sunday 10.00a.m. Eileen Sutton.

Hugginstown:     Saturday 8.00p.m. Cáit Broderick;               Sunday 11.00a.m. Lillian Carr;

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 Murphy.

Marian Devotion; (The Prayer of Mary)

The Rosary and Prayers will be recited on Tuesday 19th. in Stoneyford Church at 7.00p.m.

The Rosary and Prayers will be recited on Thursday 21st. in Hugginstown Church at 7.30p.m

Months Mind Mass:

In Hugginstown Church on Saturday 23rd. May at 8.00p.m. – Billy O’Shea, Lismatigue.

Anniversary Masses next weekend:

In Stoneyford Church on Saturday 23rd. May at 6.30p.m. – Michael Dunne and Statia Collins.

In Hugginstown Church on Sunday 24th. May at 11.00a.m. – Sean Duggan, Hugginstown.


Congratulations to Hana Marie Doyle, Ballagh and her parents Elise and Pat.

Hana was baptised in Hugginstown Church on Sunday 10th. May.

Stoneyford Church (Bicentenary):

Old photographs taken around Stoneyford are needed for a photographic display during the Bicentenary Celebrations. All photographs will be copied and the original will be returned to the owner. Please contact Sean Raggett at 056 772 8149 if you can help.

External Painting of the Church and the padding of the kneelers will take place during the next few weeks. Please be careful while work is in progress.

Newmarket/Hugginstown Social Club:

Next ‘Get Together’ will be on Tuesday 5th. May from 2.00p.m. to 4.30p.m. in “Gáirdín an Ghorta”, Newmarket. All are very welcome.


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


The Irish Bishop’ Conference has issued a reflection on the Importance of Marriage and has asked us to reflect before we vote in the Referendum on Friday. The Bishops’ Reflection is available in the Church Porch, please take it and read it before you vote.

Stoneyford School:

A Meeting of the Board of Management will be held in Stoneyford School on Wednesday 20th. May at 8.00p.m.

Circuit Training:

Circuit Training Classes in Hugginstown Centre on Wednesdays from 7.00p.m to 8.00p.m.

Choir Practice:
An invitation to choir members to participate in the Ordination of Rev. Brian Griffin.  The Ordination will take place in St Mary’s Cathedral on June 28th. at 3.00p.m. The first practice for choirs will take place in St John’s Church, Kilkenny on Monday 25th. May at 7.30p.m.

Stoneyford 10K.:

Stoneyford 10K. will take place on Sunday 17th. May in Stoneyford Village.

Sponsorship Cards are available and all are very welcome to take part.

South Kilkenny Historical Society:

South Kilkenny Historical Society will have a coach trip to Kinsale and Midleton Distillery, Cork on Saturday, May 23rd. Coach will leave Mullinavat at 8.00a.m. and return at 10.00p.m.(approx.) Cost includes Coach Fare, Guided Tours at Kinsale and Midleton Distillery and evening meal. The trip coincides with the 100th. Anniversary of the sinking of the Lusitania and will include visits to sites related to this tragic event. For Further information contact Brigid Barron 087 950 7295, and Eddie Synnott 086 812 4349,

Dates to Remember:

First Holy Communion:            For Monroe/Newmarket Schools on 31st. May 2015 at 11.00a.m.;

Stoneyford Church (Bicentenary) Celebration: On Saturday 11th. July at 6.30p.m.

Cemetery Masses:          Calvary Cemetery on Friday 5th. June 2015 at 8.00p.m.

Stoneyford Cemetery on Friday 3rd. July 2015 at 8.00p.m.

Hugginstown Cemetery on Saturday 4th. July 2015 at 8.00p.m.

Lotto Results:

Draw: Monday 11th. May 2015          Numbers: 15; 10; 19.          Bonus No: 20.

No Match 3 Winner:                 No Jackpot Winner:

€30.00 Winners:       Maurice Kavanagh, c/o Billy O’Shea;   Aidan Coady, Ballyhale;

Jacky Hanley, c/o James Irish;     Breda Irish, Hugginstown;   John O’Grady, Stoneyford.

3 Sellers €15.00 each:     James Irish;        Jimmy Walsh;    Breda O’Meara.

Next week:                     Match 3: €1,000.00;                   Jackpot: €5,800.00;

Next Draw on Monday 18th. May. Please submit returns by 8.30p.m. Draw at 9.00p.m.

Irish Language Summer Camp:

Bí Beo Sports and Irish Language Summer Camp will be held at Loreto Secondary School, Kilkenny from 29th. June to 3rd. July and from 13th. July to 17th. July. Camp is suitable for 11 to 15 year olds. For further information please contact Nichola Leonard at 083 469 0239.

Voting Day – 22nd. May 2015:

Don’t forget to Vote in the Marriage Referendum and the Age of Presidential Candidates Referendum and in the local Election for Dáil Éireann. It is very important that we use our democratic vote.


All notices for the Newsletter to be left in by 5.00p.m. on Thursdays please.  

Contact: Telephone: 056 776 8693 or email



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