Aghaviller Parish Newsletter 12th. and 13th. March 2016      

(Hugginstown and Stoneyford Churches)

 “Fifth Sunday of Lent”

St. Patrick

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 14th. to Sunday 20th. March 2016.

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

                                    Vigil – Wednesday 16th. at 8.00p.m.;                                     Thursday 17th. at 11.00a.m.

                                    Vigil – Saturday 19th. at 8.00p.m.;                                          Sunday 20th. at 11.00a.m.

Stoneyford:             Vigil – Wednesday 16th. at 6.30p.m.;                                     Thursday 17th. at 10.00a.m

                                    Vigil – Saturday 19th. at 6.30p.m.;                                          Sunday 20th. at 10.00a.m.

Thursday 17th. Feast of St. Patrick.            Holy Day of Obligation. (Mass Times above)

Saturday 19th.    Feast of St. Joseph.

Palm Sunday 20th. March:

Palm will be blessed at the beginning of all Masses next week-end 19th. and 20th. March.

Pray For:         

Anniversary:          Denis Foley, Lawcus Fields.   Mass in Stoneyford Church on Saturday 13th. March at 6.30p.m.

Patrick and Statia Fitzpatrick, Coolmore. Mass in Hugginstown Church on Saturday 13th. March at 8.00p.m.

Rota for next week-end: 19th. and 20th. March 2016. (Palm Sunday)


Stoneyford:              Saturday 6.30p.m. Sheila Raggett;        Sunday 10.00a.m. Michael Dermody.

Hugginstown:        Saturday 8.00p.m. Eileen Aylward;    Sunday 11.00a.m. Noreen Kenneally.

Eucharistic Ministers:

Stoneyford:              Saturday 6.30p.m. Kitty Wallace;         Sunday 10.00a.m. Mary Malzard.

Hugginstown:        Saturday 8.00p.m. Bridget Farrell;      Sunday 11.00a.m. Patricia Barron.

Note:      Readers and Eucharistic Ministers for the 16th. and 17th. March as on 12th. and 13th. March if possible please.

Anniversary Masses next week:

In Hugginstown Church on Wednesday 16th. March at 8.00p.m.     – James Duggan, Boolyglass

In Hugginstown Church on Thursday 17th. March at 11.00a.m.   –      Mai Carroll, Kilkeasy

In Stoneyford Church on Saturday 19th. March at 6.30p.m.   –    Kathleen and Ellen Lawlor, Knocknaboola

Lenten Programmes:

‘Sundays of Lent Reflection’ Reflection Sheet available in Church Porch, Please collect one.

First Holy Communion:

The Family Masses in preparation for First Holy Communion will be celebrated on Saturday 12th. March in Stoneyford Church at 6.30p.m and in Hugginstown Church at 8.00p.m.

Lenten Station:

Many thanks to all who contributed to the Lenten Stations during the past weeks. These contributions are for the support of the priests of the Parish and the Diocese.

The Ossory Pilgrimage to Lourdes:

Bookings for The Ossory Pilgrimage to Lourdes which will take place from 22nd. to 27th. May 2016 can be made at 051 880414 on Monday to Friday from 10.30a.m. to 2.30p.m. (except Wednesdays). or email: or see Notice Board in Churches.

Parish Pastoral Council:

A meeting of Aghaviller Parish Pastoral Council will be held in the Parish House, Hugginstown on Wednesday 16th. March after the 8.00p.m. Mass.

St. Mary’s Cathedral Cafe

St. Mary’s Cathedral Cafe re-opened on Monday 7th. March 2016 and your support would be very much appreciated.


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

St. Mary’s Cathedral Restoration Fund Draw:

A new Draw will begin on Wednesday 30th. March. Tickets are available at the moment at €10.00 per month from the Parish House, Hugginstown. The draw will be held on the last Wednesday of each month with prize money €5,000.00 per month. Tickets must be in by Monday 28th. March to be included for this months draw.   If you can support, please let us know as soon as possible; Phone 056 776 8693. or 087 231 2354


The Collection in aid of ‘St. Vincent de Paul Society’ will be held on this weekend 12th. and 13th. March after all Masses.

The “Lenten Alms” Collection, will be held after all Masses next weekend 19th./20th. March.

Lotto Results:

Draw: Monday 7th. March 2016           Numbers: 09; 16; 26.           Bonus No: 15.

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

€30.00 Winners:                    Pat Gaule, Keatingstown;                      James Wallace, Stonecarthy;

Rose Brennan, Freynestown;                 Angela and Paul Barron, Romansvalley; Stella Tennyson, Mabbistown.

€15.00 each: (3 Sellers):       Teresa Fitzgerald;  Catherine Duggan;                  Fred Malzard.

Next week: Match 3: €1,000.00;            Match 4: €2,000.00;           Jackpot: €10,000.00;

Next Draw on Monday 14th. March.     Please submit returns by 8.30p.m.       Draw at 9.00p.m.

Newmarket School:

Newmarket School will perform the Raising of the Tricolour as part of the 1916 Centenary Celebrations at 12.00Noon on Tuesday next 15th. March. The Ceremony will begin at 11.45a.m. and all are welcome to attend. Refreshments will be provided afterwards.

The School Board would like to thank all who supported their two concerts with the ‘Funky Kids’ group in Hugginstown Community Centre during the week. Special thanks to the Parents Association.

Timetable for Holy Week:

Monday 21st. to Sunday 27th. March 2016

Hugginstown Church:

Monday 21st.   9.30a.m.          Mass

Tuesday 22nd. 9.30a.m.           Mass

Thursday 24th. 8.00p.m.          Mass of the Lord’s Supper followed by Adoration.

Friday 25th.     3.00p.m.          Celebration of the Lord’s Passion.

8.00p.m.           Stations of the Cross

Saturday 26th. 9.00p.m.          Easter Vigil Mass

Sunday 27th.   11.00a.m.        Easter Mass

Stoneyford Church:

Tuesday 22nd. 7.00p.m.          Stations of the Cross

Thursday 24th. 7.00p.m.          Mass of the Lord’s Supper followed by Adoration.

Friday 25th.     3.00p.m.           Celebration of the Lord’s Passion

7.00p.m.            Stations of the Cross

Saturday 26th. 6.30p.m.          Easter Vigil Mass

Sunday 27th.   10.00a.m.         Easter Mass

Wednesday 23rd. March at 7.30p.m.  –   Mass of Chrism in St. Mary’s, Kilkenny


Reminding us of God’s readiness to forgive sin and to restore people to His friendship, today’s Readings challenge us to show the same mercy to the sinners around us and to live as forgiven people, actively seeking reconciliation. The central theme of all three readings is a merciful God of steadfast love for all.  The readings remind us that we should not be self-righteous and condemn the lives of others when God is calling them tenderly to conversion.


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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