Aghaviller Parish Newsletter 18th. and 19th. March 2017

(Hugginstown and Stoneyford Churches).

“Third 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 20th. to Sunday 26th. March 2017

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

                        Vigil – Saturday 25th. at 8.00p.m.;     Sunday 26th. at 11.00a.m.

Stoneyford:      Wednesday at 7.00p.m.

                        Vigil – Saturday 25th. at 6.30p.m.;   Sunday 26th. at 10.00a.m.

Monday 20th.     Feast of St. Joseph (Husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary)

Saturday 25th.    Feast of The Annunciation of Our Lord

Pray For:          Tom Drea, Oldtown, Stoneyford, who died during the week.

Anniversaries:   Mai Carroll, Kyleva;      James Duggan, Boolyglass;

Kathleen Maher, Boolyglass.

Rota for next week-end:      25th. and 26th. March 2017: (Fourth Sunday of Lent)


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

Hugginstown:        Saturday 8.00p.m. Tommy Murphy;     Sunday 11.00a.m. John Barron

Eucharistic Ministers:

Stoneyford:              Saturday 6.30p.m. Kitty Wallace;         Sunday 10.00a.m. Mary Malzard.

Hugginstown:        Saturday 8.00p.m. Nancy Hearne;        Sunday 11.00a.m. Bridget Farrell

Anniversary Mass next weekend:

In Stoneyford Church on Saturday 25th. March at 6.30p.m.   –   James Sheehan, Stonecarthy.

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.


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

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. Extra envelopes for Lenten Station Contributions are available at the Church Porch. Your contribution is for the support of the Priests of the Diocese


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

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.

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:

Prayer Service:

The Annual Prayer Service for those who’s lives have been touched by Cancer will take place in St. Fiacre’s Church Loughboy on Friday March 24th. at 7.30p.m.  All are welcome.

Franciscan Missionaries of Mary:

The Franciscan Missionaries of Mary would like to thank the people of Aghaviller Parish for your generosity to their collection last weekend.


The Collection in aid of the local “St. Vincent de Paul Society” will be held after all Masses next weekend 25th./26th. March.

Newmarket/Hugginstown Social Club:

The next ‘Get Together’ will be on Tuesday 21st. March from 2.00p.m. to 4.30p.m. in “Gáirdín an Ghorta”, Newmarket.

All are very welcome to attend.

Lotto Results:

Draw: Monday 13th. March 2017        Numbers: 31; 08; 23.         Bonus No: 28.

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

€30.00 Winners:           Shauna Connick, Kilkenny;           Sean Treacy, Castlecalum.

Emma Delaney, Coolmore;   Mairead McBride, Kilfera;                     Darren O’Dwyer, Ennisnag.

3 Sellers €15.00 each:     Eamon Irish;       James Irish;        Catherine Duggan.

Next week:   Match 3: €1,000.00;   Match 4: €2,000.00;            Jackpot: €7,500.00;

Next Draw on Monday 20th. March 2017. Please submit returns by 8.30p.m. Draw at 9.00p.m.                                                                                                                           

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 Remembrance Sunday Ceremony 2017:

A Remembrance Ceremony will take place on Easter Sunday 16th. April. It will cover the Great Irish Famine; The Dead of All Wars and the Centenary of the Easter Rising 1916-2016. The Ceremony will begin with the Celebration of Mass in Stoneyford Church at 11.00a.m. Note change of Mass time. No Mass at 10.00a.m.

The Irish Blood Transfusion Service:

A Blood Donor Clinic will be held in The Carraig Hotel on Tuesday 21st. March from 5.00p.m. to 8.30p.m. and on Wednesday 22nd. March from 3.00p.m. to 5.00p.m. and from 7.00p.m. to 9.00p.m.   Blood Donation is essential to ensure Hospital Patients get the treatment they need. One Donation can save up to 3 Lives. Full details of all clinics and on Giving Blood can be found on   or by telephoning

021 480 7400 or 1850 731 137.

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.


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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