Aghaviller Parish Newsletter 25th. and 26th. March 2017

(Hugginstown and Stoneyford Churches).

“Fourth Sunday of Lent” –   “Mother’s Day”

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. March to Sunday 2nd. April 2017

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

                        Vigil – Saturday 1st. at 8.00p.m.;     Sunday 2nd. at 11.00a.m.

Stoneyford:      No Mass on Wednesday;     –   First Penance at 7.00p.m.

                        Vigil – Saturday 1st. at 6.30p.m.;   Sunday 2nd. at 10.00a.m.

Pray For:          Liam Aylward, Piltown; who died during the week

Anniversary:     James Sheehan, Stonecarthy. Mass in Stoneyford Church on Saturday 25th. March at 6.30p.m.

                        Jeoff Nolan, Newmarket. Mass in Hugginstown Church on Sunday 26th. March at 11.00a.m.

Rota for next week-end:      1st. and 2nd. April 2017: (Fifth Sunday of Lent)


Stoneyford:         Saturday 6.30p.m. Sheila Raggett;            Sunday 10.00a.m. Fred Malzard.

Hugginstown:     Saturday 8.00p.m. Pat Power;      Sunday 11.00a.m. Noreen Kenneally

Eucharistic Ministers:

Stoneyford:         Saturday 6.30p.m. Maria Reid;      Sunday 10.00a.m. T. J. Mills.

Hugginstown:     Saturday 8.00p.m. Marie Duggan;             Sunday 11.00a.m. Mary Cahill

Anniversary Mass next weekend:

In Stoneyford Church on Saturday 1st. April at 6.30p.m. – Agnes Kenny, Lawcus Fields.

First Penance:

First Penance will be celebrated for Monroe School in Hugginstown Church on Monday 27th. March at 7.00.p.m

First Penance will be celebrated for Stoneyford School in Stoneyford Church on Wednesday 29th. March at 7.00.p.m

Parish Pastoral Council:

A meeting of the Aghaviller Parish Pastoral Council will be held in the Parish House, Hugginstown on Wednesday 29th. March at 8.00p.m.

Sacrament of Healing and Reconciliation:

The Sacrament of Healing and Reconciliation for Easter will be celebrated during Masses next Saturday 1st. April 2017.

In Stoneyford Church during the 6.30p.m. Mass; and in Hugginstown Church during the 8.00p.m. Mass.


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?” – by 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.

Summer Time:

Summer Time begins this weekend. Clocks go forward one hour on this Saturday night 25th. March. 2017. Summer Time ends on Saturday 28th. October 2017.

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:


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

The Collection in aid of the “World Meeting of Families” will be held after all Masses next weekend 1st./2nd. April

Lenten Stations:

Many thanks to all who contributed to the Lenten Stations during the past weeks.

These contributions are for the support of the priests of the Parish and the Diocese.

Monroe School:

Board of Management Meeting will be held in the school on Thursday 30th. March at 8.30p.m.


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

Lotto Results:

Draw: Monday 20th. March 2017      Numbers: 22; 27; 10.         Bonus No: 13.

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

€30.00 Winners:           Bríd Walsh, Boolyglass;              “M. E. P”. c/o James Irish.

Eamon Irish, Knocktopher;   George Power, Hugginstown;     Tom Cassin, Ballygerdra.

3 Sellers €15.00 each:     John Power;       Walshe’s Shop;  James Irish.

Next week:   Match 3: €1,000.00;   Match 4: €2,000.00;            Jackpot: €7,600.00;

Next Draw on Monday 27th. 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 this 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 5.00p.m. on Monday 27th. March to be included in the March draw.   If you can support, please contact Parish House, Hugginstown on 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.

“National Tidy Towns Spring ‘Clean Up’ will take place in Stoneyford on Saturday 1st April at 10.30am. Meet at the Community Centre. All are welcome to partake. It will help greatly if you clean up your road, estate or roadway. Thank You!”

South Kilkenny Historical Society:

A Lecture on the “Post Office in Ireland” will be given by Mr Stephen Ferguson, GPO Dublin on Wednesday 29th. March at 8.00p.m. in Mullinavat Parish Hall. All are welcome.


The Parents Association of Windgap National School are holding a Fundraiser Concert in Windgap Church on Thursday 6th. April at 7.30p.m. Performers on the night are the Trilogy Singers and their guests the Aluna Choir.   For further information contact Triona Moloney 087 779 6435 or Ann Crowley 087 666 9728.


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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