Aghaviller Parish Newsletter 11th. and 12th. March 2017

(Hugginstown and Stoneyford Churches).

“Second Sunday of Lent”

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 13th. to Sunday 19th. March 2017

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

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

                        Vigil – Saturday 18th. at 8.00p.m.;     Sunday 19th. at 11.00a.m.

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

                        Vigil – Saturday 18th. at 6.30p.m.;   Sunday 19th. at 10.00a.m.

Friday 17th.       Feast of St. Patrick.  Holy Day of Obligation.    Mass times above.

Pray For:          Katie Leahy. Carrigetna, who died during the week.

Anniversaries:   Statia and Patrick Fitzpatrick, Coolemore; Mass in Hugginstown Church on Saturday 11th. March at 8.00p.m.

Rota for next week-end:      18th. and 19th. March 2017: (Third Sunday of Lent)


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

Hugginstown:     Saturday 8.00p.m. Parents;          Sunday 11.00a.m. Lily Burke

Eucharistic Ministers:

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

Hugginstown:     Saturday 8.00p.m. Patricia Barron;            Sunday 11.00a.m. Ann Power

Note:     Rota of Readers and Eucharistic Ministers for 16th./17th. March as on 11th./12th. March, if possible please

Anniversary Mass next week:

In Hugginstown Church on Thursday 16th. March at 8.00p.m. – Mai Carroll, Kyleva.

In Hugginstown Church on Friday 17th. March at 11.00a.m. –   James Duggan, Boolyglass.

First Holy Communion:

The Family Masses in preparation for First Holy Communion will be celebrated on Saturday

18th. March: in Stoneyford Church at 6.30p.m and in Hugginstown Church at 8.00p.m.


Congratulations to Lucy Jennifer Hayes, Lawcus Fields, Stoneyford and her parents Majella and David.

Lucy was baptised in Stoneyford Church on Sunday 5th. March.

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 Lenten Station Contributions at the Church Porch.

Franciscan Missionaries of Mary:

We welcome a representative of the Sisters from the Franciscan Missionaries of Mary who will speak

at all Masses this weekend 11th. and 12th. March.

World Meeting of Families:

A consultation meeting on resources will take place in the Cathedral Parish Centre, College Street, Carlow on Wednesday 15th. March from 2.00p.m. to 4.30p.m.   All are welcome.


Trócaire asks people during Lent to remember the thousands of families in Honduras who have been torn apart by natural disasters. 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

Lotto Results:

Draw: Monday 6th. March 2017        Numbers: 31; 32; 06.           Bonus No: 07.

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

€30.00 Winners:                       Joe Daly, Jerpoint;                                   Angela Duggan, Boolyglass.

Pat Power, Condonstown; Linda Power, Hugginstown;                      Oliver Barron, Sheepstown.

3 Sellers €15.00 each:     Jimmy Walsh;    James Irish;        Caitlin Roche.

Next week:   Match 3: €1,000.00;   Match 4: €2,000.00;            Jackpot: €7,400.00;

Next Draw on Monday 12th. 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 will be arranging Pilgrimages during 2017. For further information 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 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; For more information please Telephone: 056 776 8693. or 087 231 2354

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.

Hugginstown Playgroup:

Playgroup will be held every Wednesday in the G.A.A. Centre, from 10.00a.m. to 12.00Noon. All parents and childminders are welcome with their babies/toddlers. For more information please see facebook group- “Hugginstown Playgroup” or contact Cáit Mackey on 087 761 0979

Mullinavat Bingo:

Bingo in Mullinavat Community Centre on Thursday 23rd. March at 8.00 p.m. Doors open at 7.30p.m.

Anam Cara:

The organisation supports bereaved parents. The next monthly Parent Evening is on Monday 20th. March from 7:30p.m. to 9:00p.m. in the Horse & Jockey Hotel, Thurles, Co. Tipperary. This event is open to all bereaved parents regardless of the age your child died, the circumstances of their death, or whether the death was recent or not.

Table Quiz:

Fundraising Table Quiz run by Newmarket National School Parent’s Association will take place in Cleary’s, Hugginstown on Saturday 25th. March. All support greatly appreciated.


“Grow” is a community-based mental health organisation which holds weekly meetings in your local community.  Grow meetings provide help and support to anyone experiencing mental health difficulties or struggling with any aspect of their mental wellbeing.  Meetings are confidential and no referral is necessary, simply come along. Grow promotes breaking social isolation and promoting social connectedness and is centred around the idea that ‘I alone can do itbut I cannot do it alone’.

Meetings on Tuesdays at 10.00a.m. Wednesdays at 8.00p.m. and Fridays at 11.00a.m. in Grow Office, Ormonde Home, Barrack St Kilkenny. For further information contact Margaret Power  on 056 776 1624 or 056 775 1615


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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