Aghaviller Parish Newsletter 29th. and 30th. April 2017

Hugginstown and Stoneyford Churches.

 “Third Sunday of Easter”

Blessed Edmund Rice

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 1st. to Sunday 7th. May 2017

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

                        Vigil – Saturday 6th. at 8.00p.m.;     Sunday 7th. at 11.00a.m.

Stoneyford:      Friday at 7.00p.m.   No Mass on Wednesday.

                        Vigil – Saturday 6th. at 6.30p.m.;   Sunday 7th. at 11.00a.m.      

Monday 1st.       Feast of St. Joseph the Worker. Tuesday 2nd. Feast of St. Athanasius.

Wednesday 3rd.  Feast of Sts. Philip and James (Apostles)

Friday 5th.         Feast of Blessed Edmund Rice.                  First Friday

Visitation with Holy Communion will take place as usual next Friday. Please let us know if you would like to receive

Holy Communion in your home for the First Fridays or at any other time.

Pray for:          

Anniversaries:   Neddy and Kitty Fitzpatrick, Lismatigue. Mass in Hugginstown Church on Saturday 29th.        April at 8.00p.m.

                        Angela Lee, Cherrymount. Mass in Stoneyford Church on Sunday 30th. April at 10.00a.m.

Michael Dunne, Stoneyford. Maurice and Niall Landers, Stoneyford:   Mary (Mollie) O’Shea, Lismatigue

Rota for next week-end:      6th. and 7th. May 2017: (Fourth Sunday of Easter)


Stoneyford:         Saturday 6.30p.m. Vivion Fennelly; Sunday 11.00a.m. First Communion

Hugginstown:     Saturday 8.00p.m. Catherine Dwyer; Sunday 11.00a.m. Marie Aylward

Eucharistic Ministers:

Stoneyford:         Saturday 6.30p.m. Maura Roche;   Sunday 11.00a.m. Barbara Smolen.

Hugginstown:     Saturday 8.00p.m. Marie Duggan; Sunday 11.00a.m. Bridget Farrell.

First Holy Communion:

First Holy Communion will be celebrated on this Sunday 30th. April in Hugginstown Church at 11.00a.m. for the pupils of Monroe and Newmarket Schools.

Congratulations to: Christopher Aylward; Mary Kate Aylward;     Ellie Barron;

Keelin Barron;   Tessa Barron;   Kate Drea;        Isabelle Foran;   Alex Hickey;  

Rebecca Hogan; Síofra Mason;  Jessica McNamara;     Desmond O’Connor;

Donnacha O’Farrell;    Eoin O’Gorman;   Amy O’Shea;  Katie O’Shea; Sarah O’Shea;

Daniel Rohan; Donnacha Sheridan; John Somers. Cara Thomas;  Saoirse Walsh.       

Also Congratulations to all the Parents, Families and Teachers.


Congratulations to Daithí Murphy and his parents Kelly and Eoin. Daithí was baptised in Stoneyford Church on Sunday 23rd. April.

Trócaire Collection:

We ask that all Trócaire Contributions be returned as soon as possible please.

Easter Offerings:

Extra 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.

Homes for the Elderly:

House Number 5 is vacant in Hugginstown, if interested please contact: 086 168 7073

Dates to Remember for 2017:

First Holy Communion:

For Stoneyford School in Stoneyford Church on Sunday 7th. May at 11.00a.m.  No 10.00a.m. Mass

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

Stoneyford Cemetery on Friday 30th. June at 8.00p.m.

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


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

Lotto Results:

Draw: Monday 24th. April 2017        Numbers: 28; 27; 18.           Bonus No: 24.

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

€30.00 Winners:           L. P. J. c/o James Irish;                T. J. Murphy, Lismatigue;

‘4 Girls’, c/o James Irish; Martin Raggett, Stoneyford;          William O’Shea, Croan

3 Sellers €15.00 each:     Catherine Duggan;  James Irish;   Pádraic Crowley

Next week:   Match 3: €1,000.00;   Match 4: €2,000.00;            Jackpot: €8,100.00;

Next Draw on Monday 1st. May 2017. Please submit returns by 8.30p.m. Draw at 9.00p.m.                                                                                                                        

Newmarket/Hugginstown Social Club:

The next ‘Get Together’ will be on Tuesday 2nd. may from 2.00p.m. to 4.30p.m. in “Gáirdín an Ghorta”, Newmarket.

All are very welcome to attend.

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.

Stoneyford Tidy Towns:

The May Litter Pick will take place on Saturday 6th. May at 10.30am. Meet at Community Centre. Bring your own High Viz Jacket and gloves please. Litter Pick and heavy duty bags will be supplied. Do wear appropriate footwear. Support your community and your village.

Stoneyford Active Retirement Group:

A meeting in the Community Centre, Stoneyford on Wednesday 3rd. May at 2.30p.m.. Planning a 3/4 day trip to Belfast in October.

Anyone interested in this will be welcome.

World Meeting of Families 2018:

The Diocese of Ossory will host a wonderful Family Fun Day at St. Kieran’s College, Kilkenny on Sunday, 7th. May 2017.  There will be Hurling and Camogie, Children’s Entertainment, Puck Fada, Sacred Space, Art Workshops, Music Workshops and lots more.  At 12.00noon the Diocesan Launch of the World Meeting of Families 2018 will take place. All are welcome to come along and enjoy a great day with others from around the Diocese.

South Kilkenny Historical Society:

A Lecture on “The 1917 Kilkenny By-election” by Dr. Eugene Broderick will be given on

Thursday, May 11th. at 8.00p.m. in The Rising Sun, Mullinavat. All welcome

Kilkenny Carer’s Support Group:

Meeting on Tuesday May 2nd. from 3.00p.m. to 4.30p.m. at The Village Day Centre (behind the Village Inn Pub). Information and support for past/present carers of people with Alzheimer’s/Dementia. Everyone welcome. Drop in to group or for more information call 056 777 1230.

Liam Lawton Workshop:

A workshop on “The Mass of St. Patrick” will take place in St. Patrick’s Parish Centre, Loughboy, Kilkenny on Thursday 11th. May from 7.30p.m. to 9.30p.m.


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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