Aghaviller Parish Newsletter 26th. and 27th. March 2016:        

 “Easter Sunday”

(Hugginstown and Stoneyford Churches).



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 28th. March to Sunday 3rd. April 2016.

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

Vigil – Saturday 2nd. at 8.00p.m.;        Sunday 3rd. at 11.00a.m.

Stoneyford:            Wednesday and Friday at 7.00p.m.

                                    Vigil – Saturday 2nd. at 6.30p.m.;        Sunday 3rd. at 10.00a.m.

Friday 1st.                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 First Fridays or at any other time.

Pray For: 

Anniversaries:       Kathleen Maher, Boolyglass: Mass in Hugginstown Church on Sunday 27th. March at 11.00a.m.

Jeoff Nolan, Newmarket.

Rota for next week-end:  2nd. and 3rd. April 2016          (Second Sunday of Easter)


Stoneyford:              Saturday 6.30p.m. Declan Lennon;     Sunday 10.00a.m. Pat Fennelly.

Hugginstown:        Saturday 8.00p.m. Pat Duggan;           Sunday 11.00a.m. Caroline Kenneally;

Eucharistic Ministers:

Stoneyford:              Saturday 6.30p.m. Pat Kenny;               Sunday 10.00a.m. Bernie Grace.

Hugginstown:        Saturday 8.00p.m. Marie Duggan;       Sunday 11.00a.m. Carmel O’Toole.

Anniversary Masses next weekend:

In Stoneyford Church on Saturday 2nd. April at 6.30p.m.   –   Agnes Kenny, Lawcus Fields.

In Hugginstown Church on Saturday 2nd. April at 8.00p.m. – Neddy and Kitty Fitzpatrick, Lismatigue.

Many Thanks:

Thanks to all who prepared and attended the Masses and Ceremonies during Holy Week. Special

thanks to all the Readers; and those who organised the Readers in both Churches; Eucharistic Ministers; Musicians; Choirs; Servers; Collectors; Cleaners; Flower Arrangers etc.


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

Trócaire Collection:

We ask that all Trócaire Contributions be returned as soon as possible please.

Easter Offerings:

Extra envelopes for the Easter Offering Collection are available at the Church Porch. Please take one and return it with your offering during the Easter Season. This offering is for the support of the priests of the Parish and Diocese.

Carrickshock G.A.A.

“Greyhound Sweepstake”. A Fundraising ‘Race Night’ in Kilcohan Park, Waterford will take place on Saturday 2nd. April. Tickets available from Club Members with Cash Prize of €1,000.00. Your support would be appreciated and all are very welcome to take part in the draw.


Fr. Liam Lawton accompanied by the RTE Light Orchestra will be in Concert in St. Mary’s Cathedral on Friday, 8th. April at 8.00 p.m. Tickets are available at the Cathedral Bookshop and at the Diocesan Office. For further information contact Fr. Pat Dalton 086 828 3478

Summer Time:

Summer Time begins this weekend. Clocks go forward one hour on this Saturday night 26th. March. 2016. Summer Time ends on Saturday 29th. October 2016.

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; Please Phone 056 776 8693. or 087 231 2354 if you wish to buy a ticket.

South Kilkenny Historical Society:

A Lecture on Padraig Pearse, will be given by Mr. Pat Cooke on Thursday, March 31st. at 8.00p.m. in Mullinavat Parish Hall (opposite Church). For information contact Eddie Synnott on 086 812 4349

Dates to Remember for 2016:

Mass in preparation for First Holy Communion will be celebrated on Saturday 9th. April; in Stoneyford Church at 6.30p.m. and in Hugginstown Church at 8.00p.m.

First Holy Communion:   For Stoneyford School in Stoneyford Church on Sunday 24th. April at 11.00a.m. For Monroe/Newmarket Schools in Hugginstown Church on Sunday 29th. May at 11.00a.m.;

Cemetery Masses:  Calvary Cemetery on Friday 3rd. June at 8.00p.m.;    Stoneyford Cemetery on Friday 1st. July at 8.00p.m.  and Hugginstown Cemetery on Saturday 2nd. July at 8.00p.m.;

Lotto Results:

Draw: Monday 21st. March 2016          Numbers: 20; 23; 31.     Bonus No: 16.

No Match 3 Winner:                       No Jackpot Winner:

€30.00 Winners:   Patrice & Christine Power, Hugginstown;         Sean & Liam O’Grady, Stoneyford;

Pat Barron; Romansvalley;     Margaret Cuddihy, Knockmoylan;   Paddy Hudson, Aghaviller;

3 Sellers €15.00 each:           Pat Fitzgerald;        James Irish;         ‘Heaslip’s’;

Next week:   Match 3: €1,000.00;       Match 4: €2,000.00;         Jackpot: €10,200.00;

Next Draw on Monday 28th. March 2016. Please submit returns by 8.30p.m.   Draw at 9.00p.m.

Carer Support Group:

Kilkenny Carer Support Group will meet on Tuesday 5th. April from 4.00p.m. to 5.30p.m. at The Village Day Centre (behind the Village Inn Pub). Information and support for past/present carers of people with Alzheimer’s/Dementia. Everyone welcome.

Annual Remembrance Ceremoney:

St Luke’s Hospital will be holding it’s Annual Remembrance Ceremony for families who have been bereaved by the death of their child through miscarriage, still-birth or early infancy death. This ceremony will take place on Wednesday, April 13th. in St Fiacre’s Church, Loughboy, Kilkenny at 7.30pm. While we issue a special invitation to families who have been bereaved during the past year, this ceremony is for all families who have been bereaved, regardless of how long ago. Refreshments will be available for everyone after the ceremony.

Divine Mercy Sunday:

Celebration of Divine Mercy Sunday on 3rd April at the Capuchin Friary, Kilkenny from 2.00p.m. to 5.00 p.m. Rosary, Chaplet of Mercy, Confession, Holy Hour, Mass at 4.00 p.m., with blessing of St. Faustina Relic. All are welcome. For further information contact Kathleen Collins at  086 124 4934

The Newmarket/Hugginstown Community Text Alert:

The Text Alert has started successfully with close to 150 people joined up. Anyone still wishing to join may do so by contacting any of the following committee members: Stephen Cassin, Willie Barron, Cleeve Cuddihy or Carmel O’Toole. Signs have been erected throughout the area with the telephone number for Thomastown Garda Station 056 775 4150, which is to be contacted to report suspicious behaviour.

Family Carers:

Family Carers Ireland will hold a launch in their Outreach Centre at Barrowvale Community Centre, Graiguecullen Carlow on Friday 8th.April from 11.00am to1.00p.m. Guest Speaker will be Rachel Doyle, Arboretum Leighlinbridge. All are welcome. For more information contact 086 008 464.


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

Contact: Telephone: 056 776 8693 or email

A     Very     Happy     Easter   To   All.





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