Aghaviller Parish Newsletter 4th. and 5th. March 2017

(Hugginstown and Stoneyford Churches).

“First Sunday of Lent”

Naomh Senan

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 27th. February to Sunday 5th. March 2017

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

                        Vigil – Saturday 11th. at 8.00p.m.;     Sunday 12th. at 11.00a.m.

Stoneyford:      Wednesday at 7.00p.m.

                        Vigil – Saturday 11th. at 6.30p.m.;   Sunday 12th. at 10.00a.m.

Sunday 5th.       Feast of St Kieran    (Patron of Ossory).

Wednesday 8th. Feast of St John of God and St. Senan.

Pray For:

Anniversaries:   Jacqueline Hudson, England;    Mass in Stoneyford           Church on Saturday 4th. March at 6.30p.m.

                        David, Mary and James Kenneally, Catstown; Mass in Hugginstown Church on Saturday 4th. March at 8.00p.m.

Rota for next week-end:  11th. and 12th. March 2017: (Second Sunday of Lent)


Stoneyford:              Saturday 6.30p.m. Rita O’Farrell;        Sunday 10.00a.m. Donal Butler.

Hugginstown:        Saturday 8.00p.m. Sinéad Crowley;    Sunday 11.00a.m. Marie Aylward

Eucharistic Ministers:

Stoneyford:              Saturday 6.30p.m. Maura Roche;           Sunday 10.00a.m. Barbara Smolen.

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

Anniversary Mass next week:

In Hugginstown Church on Saturday 11th. March at 8.00p.m. – Statia and Patrick Fitzpatrick, Coolmore.

First Penance:

First Penance will be celebrated for Newmarket School on Monday 6th. March at Hugginstown Church.

Board of Management Meeting:

Meeting will be held in Newmarket School on Tuesday 7th. March at 8.00p.m.

Meeting will be held in Stoneyford School on Wednesday 8th. March at 8.00p.m.

Stoneyford Development Association – A.G.M.:

The A.G.M. will be held in the Community Centre, Stoneyford on Monday 6th. March at 8.15p.m.

All are welcome. See for further details.

Lenten Retreats:

During Lent the Adult Faith Development, St. Kieran’s College are holding Parish Evening Retreats in the College.

For further information please contact 056 775 3624.


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

Lenten Challenge!

Many people abstain from alcohol and take the Short-Term Pledge for the duration of Lent. Take this opportunity to help someone you know or love with an alcohol or drug problem by offering up your Lenten sacrifice as a prayer for their freedom and well-being. We can all make a difference for others.

Lenten Station Masses:

Lenten Station Masses will take place on Sunday 19th. March in Stoneyford Church at 10.00a.m. and in Hugginstown Church at 11.00a.m.

Envelopes for the Lenten Station Contributions are available at the Church Porch.


On this First Sunday of Lent, Trócaire asks people to remember the thousands of families in Honduras who have been torn apart by conflict. The Lenten Theme this year is: “You are the Salt of the earth – You are the light of the world” (Matthew 5:13-14).   “What kind of World do we want to leave to those who come after us?” – Pope Francis.     Please take your Trócaire Box home with you and for more information on this years campaign visit or call 01 629 3333

Lenten Text Message:

This Lent why not have a short daily message sent to your Mobile Phone!!! – a line of Scripture or a Thought for the Day – no cost to you. Text your number to 085 831 3100 or email: or white your number on Notice on Church Notice Board

Lotto Results:

Draw: Monday 27th. February 2017        Numbers: 19; 21; 01.     Bonus No: 30.

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

€30.00 Winners:                       John Carroll, Croan;                    Marian Dalton, Lismatigue.

Conor & Aidan Farrell, Monroe;   Caitriana Roche, Lawcus;              Mai Brennan, Keatingstown.

3 Sellers €15.00 each:                 Bridget Cleary;   “Heaslips”;        Catherine Barron.

Next week:   Match 3: €1,000.00;   Match 4: €2,000.00;                        Jackpot: €7,300.00;

Next Draw on Monday 6th. March 2017. Please submit returns by 8.30p.m. Draw at 9.00p.m.                                                                                                                         

Ossory Pilgrimage to Lourdes:

The Annual Ossory Pilgrimage to Lourdes takes place from Monday, 22nd. May to Saturday, 27th. May 2017 inclusive. Bookings for all intending to travel may be made by contacting Eleanor (Monday to Friday) at Glenmore Parish Office, Glenmore, County Kilkenny, Telephone 051 880 414, or Email:

Medjugorje Pilgrimage:

Medjugorje Irish Centre is arranging Pilgrimages during 2017. For further information please

Telephone 01 443 4510 or email:

St. Mary’s Cathedral Restoration Fund Draw:

A new Draw will begin on Wednesday 29th. 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 27th. March to be included for the March draw.   If you can support, please let us know as soon as possible; Phone 056 776 8693.

or 087 231 2354

Franciscan Missionaries of Mary:

A Sister from the Franciscan Missionaries of Mary will speak at all Masses next week end 11th. and 12th. March.

See Church Notice Board for further information.

Newmarket/Hugginstown Social Club:

The next ‘Get Together’ will be on Tuesday 7th. March from 2.00p.m. to 4.30p.m. in “Gáirdín an Ghorta”, Newmarket.

All are very welcome to attend.

Carrickshock G. A. A. Club:

Carrickshock G.A.A. Club invite all to their Celebratory Dinner Dance on Saturday 11th. March. Public Sale of tickets in Hugginstown on Monday 6th. March during Lotto Draw at 8.30p.m and in Stoneyford Community Centre on Tuesday 7th. March at 7.30p.m. or from any Committee Member.

Stoneyford History & Heritage Society:

Meeting in the Community Centre, Stoneyford on Monday 13th. March at 7.30p.m. Plans for the year will be discussed including the Easter Remembrance Sunday. All are very welcome.

Thought for Lent   –   “Feed Your Good Side”:

A wise old Indian explained to his grandson that within each of us there are two wolves locked in combat. One wolf represents anger, jealousy, pride, fear and shame; the other stands for gentleness, kindness, gratitude, hope happiness and love. Anxiously, the small boy asked him: “And which wolf is stronger, grandpa?” The old Indian replied. “THE ONE YOU FEED”.


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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