Aghaviller Parish Newsletter 27th. and 28th. February 2016

(Hugginstown and Stoneyford Churches)

“Third Sunday of Lent”

Naomh Ciarán

Naomh Ciarán

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 29th. February to Sunday 6th. March 2016.

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

                        Vigil – Saturday 5th. at 8.00p.m.;     Sunday 6th. at 11.00a.m.

Stoneyford:       First Friday at 7.00p.m.

                        Vigil – Saturday 5th. at 6.30p.m.;     Sunday 6th. at 10.00a.m.

Tuesday 1st.       Feast of St. David

Friday 4th.        Feast of St. Casimir.                    First Friday

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

Saturday 5th.     Feast of St. Kieran. (Patron of Ossory Diocese)

Pray For:         

Anniversaries:   Jacqueline Hudson, England.   Mass in Stoneyford Church on Saturday 27th. February at 6.30p.m.

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

                        David, Mary and James Kenneally, Catstown.   Mass in Hugginstown Church on Sunday 28th. February at 11.00a.m.                 William and Margaret O’Meara, Croan: Julia Morrissey, Croan.

Rota for next week-end: 5th. and 6th. March 2016. (Fourth Sunday of Lent)


Stoneyford:         Saturday 6.30p.m. Ronan Murphy; Sunday 10.00a.m. Eileen Sutton.

Hugginstown:     Saturday 8.00p.m. Pat Power;      Sunday 11.00a.m. Lily Burke.

Eucharistic Ministers:

Stoneyford:         Saturday 6.30p.m. Pat Kenny;       Sunday 10.00a.m. T. J. Mills.

Hugginstown:     Saturday 8.00p.m. Marie Duggan;   Sunday 11.00a.m. Mary Murphy.

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

Months Mind Mass:       Ned Millea, Kyleva. Mass in Hugginstown Church on Monday 29th. February at 9.30a.m.

Anniversary Masses next weekend:

In Hugginstown Church on Saturday 5th. March at 8.00p.m. Margaret Cleary, Hugginstown


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

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.

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:

‘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.

Annual Tea Party:

The 3rd. Annual American Tea Party with Auction and Raffle in aid of Stoneyford National School and Stoneyford Development Association will take place in Stoneyford Community Centre on Saturday 12th. March at 8.00p.m. For further information contact Fred Malzard at 087 971 5304 or Regina Moran at 087 224 9022

Monroe School:

Meeting of the Board of Management in the school on Thursday 3rd. March at 8.30p.m.


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

Carrickshock Juvenile Hurling:

Registration will take place on Saturday 5th. March at10.30a.m. in Hugginstown Hall. Children must be 5 years old during 2016; please bring hurls and helmets; and if weather is good there will be a puck around. We will also have a cuppa for parents.

Newmarket School:

The pupils of Newmarket N.S. will perform two concerts with the Funky Kids group in Hugginstown Hall on Monday 7th. and Tuesday 8th. March at 7.00p.m. A great night’s entertainment is guaranteed. All are welcome.

Mullinavat ICA Guild 60th. Anniversary Celebrations.

We would love the Ladies of Mullinavat and surrounding areas to join us for our 60th celebrations on Thursday 10th. March. Mass at St. Beacons Church at 7.30 pm with dinner and music to following at the Rising Sun. For further information contact Geraldine Holden, President 087-770 1722.

Stoneyford Active Retirement

Meeting on next Wednesday 2nd. March at 2.30p.m…Planned trip to Russborough House will be discussed. All 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.

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.

Evening of Choral Music:

A fundraiser with Kilkenny Gospel Choir in aid of Billy’s Tea Rooms and Shop, Ballyhale, will take place in the Carmelite Church, Knocktopher, on Wednesday, March 2nd. at 7.00p.m. For tickets please contact: Noeleen 086 087 3399 or Helena 087 758 9914


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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