Aghaviller Parish Newsletter 13th. and 14th. February 2016

(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 15th. to Sunday 21st. February 2016.

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

                        Vigil – Saturday 20th. at 8.00p.m.;     Sunday 21st. at 11.00a.m.

Stoneyford:       Wednesday at 7.00p.m.

                        Vigil – Saturday 20th. at 6.30p.m.;     Sunday 21st. at 10.00a.m.

Pray For:          Fr. Kieran Cantwell P.P.; Danesfort, who died during the past week.

Anniversaries:   Mary Walshe, Stoneyford.   Mass in Stoneyford Church on Saturday 13th. February at 6.30p.m.

Mary Burke, Croan. Mass in Hugginstown Church on Saturday 13th. February at 8.00p.m.

James O’Leary, Tramore.   Mass in Hugginstown Church on Sunday 14th. February at 11.00a.m.

Charlie Gaule

Rota for next week-end: 20th. and 21st. February 2016. (Second Sunday of Lent)


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

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

Eucharistic Ministers:

Stoneyford:         Saturday 6.30p.m. Kitty Wallace;  Sunday 10.00a.m. Bernie Grace.

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

Anniversary Masses next weekend:

In Stoneyford Church on Saturday 20th. February at 6.30p.m. – Alex Holland, Cherrymount

In Hugginstown Church on Saturday 20th. February at 8.00p.m. – Lil and John Corcoran.

In Hugginstown Church on Sunday 21st. February at 11.00a.m. –  Mary, Michael and Peggy Duggan

Newmarket School:

A meeting of the Board of Management will be held in Newmarket School on Tuesday 16th. February at 8.00p.m.


On this First Sunday of Lent, Trócaire asks people to remember the thousands of families in the Middle East who have been torn apart by conflict and have become refugees of war.    The Lenten Theme this year is: “ Be merciful as the Father is merciful” (Luke 6:36)

‘A little bit of Mercy makes the world less cold and more just’ (Pope Francis).

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

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:

First Holy Communion:

The Family Masses in preparation for First Holy Communion will be celebrated on Saturday 20th. February in Stoneyford Church at 6.30p.m and in Hugginstown Church at 8.00p.m.

Aghaviller Parish Pastoral Council:

Training will take place in the Parish House, Hugginstown on Thursday 18th. February at 8.00p.m. All Council Members are asked to attend.

First Penance:

First Penance will be celebrated for Monroe and Newmarket Schools on Tuesday 1st. March in Hugginstown Church at 7.30p.m.

First Penance will be celebrated for Stoneyford School on Wednesday 2nd. March in Stoneyford Church at 7.00p.m.

Ossory Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes:

The Ossory Pilgrimage to Lourdes 2016 – Under the Patronage of Bishop Seamus Freeman will take place from 22nd. to 27th. May 2016.  All bookings for both Regular and Assisted Pilgrims please contact: Glenmore Parish Office on 051 880 414 during office hours or email


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

Lotto Results:

Draw: Monday 8th. February 2016           Numbers: 17; 22; 09.      Bonus No: 18.

One Match 3 Winner:           No Match 4 Winner                                No Jackpot Winner:

€1,000.00 Winner:                Jim Moran, Romansvalley

€50.00 Ticket Seller:             Trish Power, Hugginstown.

€15.00 each: (3 Sellers):       James Irish;              Tommy Hoyne;       Teresa Fitzgerald;

Next week: Match 3: €1,000.00;            Match 4: €2,000.00;           Jackpot: €9,600.00;

Next Draw on Monday 15th. February.     Please submit returns by 8.30p.m.       Draw at 9.00p.m.

Lenten Challenge!

Many people abstain from alcohol and take the Short-Term Pledge for the duration of Lent. Take this opportunity to help someone you know or love with an alcohol or drug problem by offering up your Lenten sacrifice as a prayer for their freedom and well-being. We can all make a difference to someone’s life!

Kilkenny Age Friendly Older Peoples Forum:            

Aim: The Kilkenny Older Peoples Forum is a group that represents the voice of the older people in Kilkenny. This voluntary group enables people to share their concerns as an older person living in their community and to work with other agencies and service providers. The aim of this Forum is to make sure that Kilkenny is a great place to grow old in. We would encourage people to join us by contacting Mary Holden, Secretary on 056 777 2787, alternatively phone 087 621 8589 or Email: Membership is free.


Lent begins with a reflection on the Temptation of Jesus in the wilderness. The First Reading describes the ancient Jewish ritual of presenting the first fruits and gifts to God to thank Him for liberating His people from Egypt and for strengthening them during the years of their trials and temptations in the desert. In the Second Reading, St. Paul warns the early Christians converted from Judaism not to yield to their constant temptation to return to the observances of the Mosaic Laws. He reminds them that they will be saved only by acknowledging the risen Jesus as Lord and Savior.  In the Gospel, the Church assigns the temptation stories to the beginning of Lent because temptations come to everybody, not only to Jesus.  We are surrounded on all sides by temptations, and they have become so familiar to twenty-first century life that we scarcely notice them.


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Contact: Telephone: 056 776 8693 or email





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