Aghaviller Parish Newsletter 8th. and 9th. April 2017    

(Hugginstown and Stoneyford Churches.)

  “Palm Sunday”

The Betrayal of Christ

Priest’s Telephone Numbers:

Liam Cassin Telephone: 056/7768693 or   Mobile 087/2312354

Peter Hoyne Telephone: 056/7768678 or   Mobile 086/3738492

Mass Times in Aghaviller Parish: Monday 10th. to Sunday 16th. March 2017.

Hugginstown: Monday and Tuesday 9.30a.m.; Thursday 8.00p.m

Vigil – Saturday at 9.00p.m.;   Sunday at 11.00a.m.

Stoneyford:   Thursday at 7.00p.m.

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

Friday 14th.                                Good Friday               –            Day of Fast and Abstinence.

Pray For:                                 Months Mind Mass: Tom Drea, Oldtown. Mass in Stoneyford Church on Saturday 8th. April at 6.30p.m.

Anniversaries:                         Dick Power, Lismatigue: Mass in Hugginstown Church on Saturday 8th. April at 8.00p.m.

                                    Tom McGrath, Norelands: Mass in Stoneyford Church on Sunday 9th. April at 10.00a.m.

                                    Ellen Corcoran, late of Danesfort.

Rota for next week-end:             15th. and 16th. April 2017 (Easter Sunday)


Hugginstown:                           Saturday   9.00p.m. Arranged;                                       Sunday    11.00a.m. Caroline Kenneally

Stoneyford:                        Saturday   8.00p.m. Arranged;                                            Sunday     11.00a.m Donal Butler.

Eucharistic Ministers

Hugginstown:                         Saturday  9.00p.m. Mary Cuddihy;                                  Sunday    11.00a.m. Ruth Crowley;

Stoneyford:                        Saturday   8.00p.m. Pat Kenny;                                Sunday    11.00a.m. Bernie Grace

Many Readers and Eucharistic Ministers are needed for all the Holy Week Ceremonies, please be available if possible for reading etc.


The “Lenten Alms” Collection (Proceeds are used for Diocesan and Local Charities) will be held as a Church Door Collection after all Masses this weekend 8th. and 9th. April 2017.


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

Easter Offerings:

Envelopes for the Easter Offering Collection 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.

Trócaire Collection:

We ask that all Trócaire Contributions be returned on Holy Thursday 13th. April 2017 or as soon as possible please.

The Offertory Collection during Masses on Holy Thursday will also go to Trócaire.

Lotto Results:

Draw: Monday 3rd. April 2017.             Numbers: 26; 30; 29.                                     Bonus No: 17.

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

Winners: €30.00:                                  Bridie Brennan, Kilkenny;                                    Margaret and Siobhán Irish, c/o James Irish.

Andy Webster, Croan;                        Mary Roche, Hugginstown;                        Lena Dunne, Lawcus.

Sellers: €15.00 each:                         Bridget Cleary;                        James Irish;            James Sheehan

Next week:     Match 3 €1,000.00;            Match 4 €2,000.00;                        Jackpot €7,800.00;

Next Draw on Monday 10th. April.   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:

Stoneyford Remembrance Sunday Ceremony 2017:

A Remembrance Ceremony will take place on Easter Sunday 16th. April in Stoneyford.  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.

Fás Community Employment:

There is a vacancy on the Fás Community Employment Scheme for the Newmarket/ Hugginstown area. If anyone is interested please contact Paul on 087 248 5111.

Dates to Remember for 2017:

First Holy Communion:

For Monroe/Newmarket Schools on Sunday 30th. April at 11.00a.m.;   For Stoneyford School on Sunday 7th. May at 11.00a.m..

Cemetery Masses:             Calvary Cemetery on Friday 2nd. June at 8.00p.m.; Stoneyford Cemetery on Friday 30th. June at 8.00p.m.

and Hugginstown Cemetery on Saturday 1st. July at 8.00p.m.;

Anam Cara:

The Organisation supports bereaved parents; it is holding its next monthly Parent Evening on Monday 10th. April from 7:30p.m. to 9:00p.m. in the Horse & Jockey Hotel, Thurles.

Holy Week Time Table:

Palm Sunday: 2017:

Palm will be blessed at the beginning of all Masses this weekend. (Saturday 8th. and Sunday 9th. April.)

Monday 10th. to Sunday 16th. April 2017;

                        Hugginstown Church:

Monday 10th.                        9.30a.m.             Mass

Tuesday 11th.                        9.30a.m.            Mass

Thursday 13th.               8.00p.m.             Mass of the Lord’s Supper; followed by Adoration

Friday 14th.                        3.00p.m.               Celebration of the Lord’s Passion

8.00p.m.            Stations of the Cross

Saturday 15th.                        9.00p.m.            Easter Vigil Mass

Sunday 16th.                       11.00a.m.             Easter Sunday Mass

Stoneyford Church:                                                                        

Tuesday 11th.                                7.00p.m.                   Stations of the Cross

Thursday 13th.                          7.00p.m.                   Mass of the Lord’s Supper,

followed by Adoration.

Friday 14th.                            3.00p.m.                 Celebration of the Lord’s Passion

7.00p.m.                 Stations of the Cross

Saturday 15th.                           8.00p.m.                   Easter Vigil Mass

Sunday 16th.                            11.00a.m.                 Easter Sunday Mass.

Chrism Mass:

On Wednesday 12th. April at 7.00p.m. Mass of Chrism in St. Mary’s Cathedral, Kilkenny.   All Priests of the Diocese will Concelebrate Mass.   During this Mass the Holy Oils for the Sacraments, and used by the priests during the year will be blessed. People from every parish in the Diocese are invited to attend.

Annual Remembrance Ceremony:

St Luke’s Hospital will be holding its Annual Remembrance Ceremony for families who have been bereaved by the death of their child through miscarriage, still-birth, in early infancy or childhood years. This Ceremony will take place on Wednesday, April 26th. in St Fiacre’s Church, Loughboy, Kilkenny at 8.00p.m.

Aghaviller Parish Safeguarding Children:

For information on Parish Policies please see Church Notice Board or contact the Parish Representatives for Safeguarding Children:   Teresa Broderick, Croan, Telephone: 087 292 3792  or    Carmel O’Toole, Newmarket, Telephone: 087 699 6419

If you or anyone you know has a child safeguarding concern and wishes to report an allegation to the statutory authorities contact:   Diocesan Designated Person: Geraldine Butler 087 100 0232: Kilkenny Gardai 056 777 7504

or H. S. E. 056 778 4532   Waterford Gardai 051 305 300 or H. S. E. 051 842 800. Nationwide: Childline 1800 66 66 66.

Mullinavat Bingo:

Bingo will take place in Mullinavat Community Centre on Thursday 20th. April at 8.00p.m. Doors open at 7.30p.m. All welcome

Graveyard Grant Scheme:

Kilkenny County Council offers a grant each year to voluntary groups for the maintenance of local graveyards and is now accepting applications for the Graveyard Grant Scheme 2017.  Any recognised community group/organisation can apply.  Projects eligible for funding in graveyards include: graveyard maintenance, graveyard recording schemes, heritage studies of graveyards.  Application forms are available from Kilkenny County Council website and have to submitted no later than Thursday 13th. April at 12 noon.


This is the greatest week in the Church’s year. We call it Holy Week because Jesus made it holy by his death. He died because of human evil and human sinfulness. Since we are all sinners, each of us can truthfully say that we had a hand in his death. But we must never forget that he died for love of us; We celebrate Jesus’ Resurrection that we might have a new hope and new life.


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