Aghaviller Parish Newsletter 2nd. and 3rd. April 2016:

(Hugginstown and Stoneyford Churches).

    “Second Sunday of Easter”


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 4th. to Sunday 10th. April 2016.

Hugginstown:    Monday and Tuesday at 9.30a.m. No Mass on Thursday and Friday.

Vigil – Saturday 9th. at 8.00p.m.;        Sunday 10th. at 11.00a.m.

Stoneyford:       No Mass on Wednesday

                        Vigil – Saturday 9th. at 6.30p.m.;        Sunday 10th. at 10.00a.m.

Monday 4th.       Feast of ‘The Annunciation of Our Lord’;

(Feast celebrated this year on 4th. April due to the Feast falling during Holy Week)

Pray For:          Cathal Cummins, Floodhall; who died during the week.

Anniversaries:   Agnes Kenny, Lawcus Fields: Mass in Stoneyford Church on Saturday 2nd. April at 6.30p.m.

Neddy and Kitty Fitzpatrick, Lismatigue: Mass in Hugginstown Church on Saturday 2nd. April at 8.00p.m.

Rota for next week-end:    9th. and 10th. April 2016          (Third Sunday of Easter)


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

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

Eucharistic Ministers:

Stoneyford:         Saturday 6.30p.m. Pat Kenny;       Sunday 10.00a.m. Mary Malzard.

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

Anniversary Masses next weekend:

In Stoneyford Church on Saturday 9th. April at 6.30p.m.   –   James Sheehan, Stonecarthy.

In Hugginstown Church on Saturday 9th. April at 8.00p.m. – Dick Power, Lismatigue.

In Stoneyford Church on Sunday 10th. April at 10.00a.m.   –   Kate McDonald, Stoneyford.

First Holy Communion:

The Family Masses 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.


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


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

Easter Offerings:

Many Thanks for your Easter Offerings Contributions during the past week. Extra envelopes 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.

“Integritas”: Ennisnag, Stoneyford:

‘Contemplation and Vocation’ Contemplative Prayer each Wednesday evening at 8.00p.m.

‘The Body in Christian Faith’ On Saturday 30th. April and Saturday 4th. June from 10.00a.m to 1.30p.m.

These mornings will be facilitated by Patrick Treacy and Marian Dolan.

Classes with Marian Dolan: On Mondays from 5.00p.m. to 7.30p.m.; and Thursdays at 8.00p.m

All Enquiries please contact Linda or Patrick on 056 772 8902.

World Youth Day 2016:

World Youth Day will be celebrated in Krakow from the 25th. to 31st. July 2016.  Young people, over the age of 18 years of age are invited to take part. Please contact Fr. Richard Scriven 087 242 0033 or Derek Dooley 087 938 4242 if any one would like to participate in this pilgrimage with Pope Francis to the homeland of Pope John Paul II.


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

Dates to Remember for 2016:

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 28th. March 2016          Numbers: 02; 29; 25.     Bonus No: 03.

No Match 3 Winner:                              No Jackpot Winner:

€30.00 Winners:            Pat Dwyer, Croan;                       Kitty Dwyer, Croan.;

Marie Grace, Lismatigue;  Carmel Toner, c/o James Sheehan Eddie Healy, Urlingford;

3 Sellers €15.00 each:   Teresa Fitzgerald; Catherine Barron; Alice Murphy;

Next week:   Match 3: €1,000.00;           Match 4: €2,000.00;                   Jackpot: €10,300.00;

Next Draw on Monday 4th. April 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 all attending.

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: 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.

Kilkenny Coeliac Support Group:

The next meeting of the support group will take place on Monday April 4th. at 8.00p.m. in St. Patrick’s Parish Centre, Loughboy.

Newmarket/Hugginstown Social Club:

The next ‘Get Together’ will be on Tuesday 5th. April from 2.00p.m. to 4.30p.m. in “Gáirdín an Ghorta”: All are very welcome to attend.

Stoneyford Active Retirement:

Group will meet in The Community Centre, on Wednesday 6th. April at 2.30p.m. All are welcome.

Ossory Times:

The Spring Issue of the “Ossory Times” is available in the Church Porch. Price: €2.00.

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 before 5.00p.m. on Thursdays please.  

Contact: Telephone: 056 776 8693 or email






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