Aghaviller Parish Newsletter 16th. and 17th. April 2016:  

(Hugginstown and Stoneyford Churches).

“Fourth Sunday of Easter”   –   “Vocations Sunday”

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 18th. to Sunday 24th. April 2016.

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

Vigil – Saturday 23rd. at 8.00p.m.;        Sunday 24th. at 10.00a.m.

Stoneyford:       Wednesday at 7.00p.m.

                        Vigil – Saturday 23rd. at 6.30p.m.;        Sunday 24th. at 11.00a.m.

Pray For:          Carmel Clarkin, nee Raggett, late of Stoneyford who died in England.

Anniversaries:   Tom McGrath, Norelands: Mass in Stoneyford Church on Saturday 16th. April at 6.30p.m.

John Joe Bambrick, Kyleva: Mass in Hugginstown Church on Saturday 16th. April at 8.00p.m.

Seamus Connolly, Stonecarthy and Michael Dunne, Cherrymount:  Mass in Stoneyford Church on

Sunday 17th. April at 10.00a.m.   Maurice and Niall Landers, Stoneyford.   Ellen Corcoran, Danesfort

Rota for next week-end:    23rd. and 24th. April 2016      (Fifth Sunday of Easter)


Stoneyford:         Saturday 6.30p.m. Vivion Fennelly;  Sunday 11.00a.m. Parents

Hugginstown:     Saturday 8.00p.m. Pat Power;         Sunday 10.00a.m. Lily Burke;

Eucharistic Ministers:

Stoneyford:         Saturday 6.30p.m. Maria Reid;      Sunday 11.00a.m. Bernie Grace.

Hugginstown:     Saturday 8.00p.m. Nancy Hearne;   Sunday 10.00a.m. Patricia Barron.

A New Rota for the next twelve months will be printed soon; please ring 056 776 8693 if you would like to add,

take from or change from the present one.

Anniversary Masses next weekend:

In Stoneyford Church on Saturday 23rd. April at 6.30p.m.   –   John Walshe and Tom Walshe, Stoneyford.

In Hugginstown Church on Saturday 23rd. April at 8.00p.m. – Paddy Farrell, Kyleva.

First Holy Communion:

First Holy Communion will be celebrated on Sunday 24th. April in Stoneyford Church at 11.00a.m. No Mass at 10.00a.m. in Stoneyford

Mass in Hugginstown Church at 10.00a.m. on Sunday 24th. April due to First Holy Communion in Stoneyford


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

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.

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.

Vocations Sunday:

Vocations Sunday will be celebrated on this Sunday 17th. April: the theme “The Church, Mother of Vocations”. Pope Francis has issued a Pastoral Message and it can read in full on We invite all to pray for Vocations to the Priesthood and Religious Life on Vocations Sunday and throughout the year.

Mass for Vocations Sunday will be broadcast from the RTÉ studios in Donnybrook, Dublin, on Sunday 17th. April at 11.00am. The Celebrant will be Bishop Alphonsus Cullinan, Bishop of Waterford and Lismore.

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 11th. April 2016          Numbers: 32; 09; 31.          Bonus No: 07.

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

€30.00Winners:            Mary Doyle, Hugginstown;              ‘The 4 of Us’, c/o James Irish;

Tessie Maher, Kyleva;      Pauline Murphy, Rockhall;                       Annoinette Kenny, Kilkenny;

3 Sellers €15.00 each:     Alice Murphy;      Kathleen Fennelly;        Pauline Doyle;

Next week:   Match 3: €1,000.00;       Match 4: €2,000.00;     Jackpot: €10,500.00;

Next Draw on Monday 18th. April 2016. Please submit returns by 9.00p.m.   Draw at 9.30p.m.

Newmarket School:

Meeting of the School Board of Management on Tuesday 19th. April at 8.30p.m.


Jubilee Volunteers are needed in Rome for this year. Volunteers are asked to give at least a week (or 4 days for the major events) in Rome. The Volunteers will welcome pilgrims at several meeting points, providing information about the services available to pilgrims; they will accompany pilgrims on the pathways designated specifically for them to reach the Papal Basilicas. To become a candidate, you must fill out the application form which can be got from Ossory Adult Faith Development or from

Gluten Free In-store Event:

The Love Gluten Free In-Store event will take place in Super Valu Store, Loughboy Kilkenny on Monday 18th. April. from 7.00p.m. to 9.00p.m. The event will be supported by the local Coeliac Support Group, outlining the benefits and support the Coeliac Society offer those suffering from Coeliac Disease, as well as for their families.

Irish Blood Transfusion Service:

The Mobile Clinic will visit Kilkenny City: Your blood donation will make a difference.

In Rivercourt Hotel on Sunday 24th. from 12.00Noon to 3.30p.m. and on Monday 25th. and Tuesday 26th. from 4.30p.m. to 8.00p.m.

In Newpark Hotel on Wednesday 27th. and Thursday 28th. from 4.30p.m. to 8.00p.m.

Prayer for Vocations:  

God our Father, send workers into your harvest. May the Spirit we receive in Baptism, touch the hearts of many to offer themselves in Priesthood, Religious Life and in other forms of service. Give the parents and families of our parish the wisdom and courage to support our young people, in searching for and following the call of God in their lives. Through Christ Our Lord, Amen.


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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