Aghaviller Parish Newsletter 20th. and 21st. February 2016

(Hugginstown and Stoneyford Churches)

“Second 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 22nd. to Sunday 28th. February 2016.

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

                        Vigil – Saturday 27th. at 8.00p.m.;     Sunday 28th. at 11.00a.m.

Stoneyford:       No Mass on Wednesday

                        Vigil – Saturday 27th. at 6.30p.m.;     Sunday 28th. at 10.00a.m.

Pray For:         

Anniversaries:   Alex Holland, Cherrymount.   Mass in Stoneyford Church on Saturday           20th. February at 6.30p.m.

Lil and John Corcoran, Sheepstown. Mass in Hugginstown Church on Saturday 20th. February at 8.00p.m.

                        Mary, Michael and Peggy Duggan, Gowlawn.   Mass in Hugginstown Church on Sunday 21st. February at 11.00a.m.                             Johanna Dunne, Stoneyford

Rota for next week-end: 27th. and 28th. February 2016. (Third Sunday of Lent)


Stoneyford:         Saturday 6.30p.m. Rita O’Farrell;  Sunday 10.00a.m. Pat Fennelly.

Hugginstown:     Saturday 8.00p.m. Tommy Murphy; Sunday 11.00a.m. Kay Power.

Eucharistic Ministers:

Stoneyford:         Saturday 6.30p.m. Maria Reid;      Sunday 10.00a.m. Mary Malzard.

Hugginstown:     Saturday 8.00p.m. Nancy Hearne;    Sunday 11.00a.m. Carmel O’Toole.

Extra Eucharistic Ministers needed for all Masses: Training will take place in Carmelite Hall, Knocktopher on Monday 7th. Tuesday 8th.

and Wednesday 9th. March at 7.30p.m.each evening.  Please forward your name as soon as possible to 056 776 8693

Anniversary Masses next weekend:

In Hugginstown Church on Saturday 27th. February at 8.00p.m. – John Dwyer, Baysrath.

In Hugginstown Church on Sunday 28th. February at 11.00a.m. – David, Mary and James Kenneally. Catstown.


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 this Saturday

20th. February in Stoneyford Church at 6.30p.m and in Hugginstown Church at 8.00p.m.

First Penance:

First Penance will be celebrated on Tuesday 1st. March in Hugginstown Church at 7.30p.m.

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

Newmarket/Hugginstown Social Club:

The next ‘Get Together’ will be on Tuesday 23rd. February from 2.00p.m. to 4.30p.m. in “Gáirdín an Ghorta”, Newmarket.

All are very welcome to attend.

Lenten Station Masses:

Lenten Station Mass will take place in Stoneyford Church on Saturday 5th. March at 6.30p.m. and in Hugginstown Church Sunday 6th. March. at 11.00a.m. Envelopes for the Lenten Station Contributions are available at the Church Porch.

Lenten Programmes:

“A way to Praise and Mercy”; A Lecture by Fr. Sean Maher; in St. Patrick’s Parish Centre, Loughboy, on Thursday 25th. February at 7.30p.m. All are welcome.

‘Sundays of Lent Reflection’ Reflection Sheet available in Church Porch each Sunday.

‘Lenten Retreat’; in St. Kieran’s College on Saturday 12th. March from 2.00p.m. to 5.00p.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 15th. February 2016           Numbers: 27; 11; 03.   Bonus No: 10.

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

€1,000.00 Winner:                ‘J, B, S, M, L and P Irish, Kyleva.

€50.00 Ticket Seller:             James Irish, Hugginstown.

€15.00 each: (3 Sellers):       Pat Dwyer,               James Irish,               Willie Walshe;

Next week: Match 3: €1,000.00;            Match 4: €2,000.00;           Jackpot: €9,700.00;

Next Draw on Monday 22nd. February.     Please submit returns by 8.30p.m.       Draw at 9.00p.m.

Mental Health / Suicide Awareness:

Talk will take place on Wednesday 9th. March in the Springhill Court Hotel, Kilkenny at 7.00p.m. Speakers are Vincent Byrne – Cycling Against Suicide; Angela Hayes – The Thomas Hayes Trust; Cecilia Shefflin, – Mindfulness Coach; and Music by Claire Walsh and James Rice. All are very welcome.

Kilkenny Bereavement Support Group:

Kilkenny Bereavement Support are hosting a Public Talk entitled, “Understanding Self-Harm and Suicide in Young People” in the Newpark Hotel, at 7.30p.m. on Thursday March 3rd. This talk will explore the psychology of self- harm and suicide among young people. The speaker is Dr. Eoin Galavan a Senior Clinical and Counselling Psychologist working in Adult Mental Health services.

Dr. Eoin Galavan and Dr. Olivia Murphy, Senior Clinical Psychologist working in the Child andAdolescent Mental Health services will hold a workshop for parents and concerned adults on Saturday, March 19th. 2016.

Stoneyford 10k Challenge 2016:

Training: ‘Kitchen to 10k’: Starting on Wednesday, February 24th. at 9.45a.m. is a new “Kitchen to 10k” walk/run program for complete beginners; designed ultimately to get you to the start line of our great Stoneyford 10k, just 11 weeks later.

‘Improver Sessions’ – Starting on Monday, February 22nd. at 7.00p.m. These are ‘Improver Sessions’, geared toward increasing your ability over the 10k distance come mid-May, but with intervals that can be adapted for most distances.

Both the ‘Kitchen to 10k’ and ‘Improver Sessions’ will take place at the grass track by the Stoneyford Community Centre. To register your interest or for more information, call/text  Adele at 087 938 4521


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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