Aghaviller Parish Newsletter 6th. and 7th. May 2017

Hugginstown and Stoneyford Churches.

    “Fourth Sunday of Easter”

Our Lady of Fatima

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 8th. to Sunday 14th. May 2017

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

                        Vigil – Saturday 13th. at 8.00p.m.;     Sunday 14th. at 11.00a.m.

Stoneyford:      Wednesday at 7.00p.m.

                        Vigil – Saturday 13th. at 6.30p.m.;   Sunday 14th. at 10.00a.m.  

Saturday 13th.    Feast of Our Lady of Fatima

Pray for:          

Anniversary:     Margaret Cleary, Hugginstown. Mass in Hugginstown Church on Saturday 6th. May at 8.00p.m.

Rota for next week-end:      13th. and 14th. May 2017: (Fifth Sunday of Easter)


Stoneyford:         Saturday 6.30p.m. Sheila Raggett;            Sunday 10.00a.m. Michael Dermody

Hugginstown:     Saturday 8.00p.m. Tommy Murphy; 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. Mary Murphy;           Sunday 11.00a.m. Mary Cahill.

Anniversary Masses next weekend:

In Stoneyford Church on Saturday 13th. May at 1.30p.m.   –   Susan O’Connor, Mount Juliet.

In Hugginstown Church on Saturday 13th. May at 8.00p.m. – Nan and James Grace, Lismatigue

In Hugginstown Church on Sunday 14th. May at 11.00a.m. – Ann O’Leary, Tramore.

First Holy Communion:

First Holy Communion will be celebrated on this Sunday 6th. May in Stoneyford Church at 11.00a.m. for the pupils of Stoneyford School.

Congratulations to: Laura Bourke; Ali Dowling; Isabel Hayden; Anna Long; Samuel Mansfield; Rowan McMahon; Lauren Moran; Brandon Murphy;  

Darragh O’Dwyer; Emma O’Dwyer; Dara O’Neill; and Kaitlyn Summers.

Also Congratulations to all the Parents, Families and Teachers.


Congratulations to James Patrick Drea, Croan and his parents Yvonne and Pat.

James was baptised in Hugginstown Church on Sunday 30th. April.

Congratulations to Kevin Thomas Ryan, Lismatigue and his parents Marie and Eamonn.

Kevin was baptised in Hugginstown Church on Sunday 30th. 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

Novena to Our Lady of Fatima:

Novena will take place in the Black Abbey, Kilkenny from Friday 12th. May to Saturday 20th. May.   Beginning at 7.30p.m. each evening.

Celebrating the 100th. Centenary of Fatima 1917 – 2017.   On Sunday 14th. May the Sacrament of the Sick will be celebrated at 3.30p.m.

Dates to Remember for 2017:

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 1st. May 2017        Numbers: 12; 13; 16.              Bonus No: 29.

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

€30.00 Winners:           Teresa Treacy, Castlecolum;          Liam Duggan, Ballinteskin

Loren Roche, Lawcus;      Nellie O’Shea, c/o Teresa Fitzgerald; Lisa Raggett, Aghaviller.

3 Sellers €15.00 each:     Willie Walshe;   Fred Malzard;     Eilish Rohan.

Next week:   Match 3: €1,000.00;   Match 4: €2,000.00;            Jackpot: €8,200.00;

Next Draw on Monday 8th. May 2017. Please submit returns by 8.30p.m. Draw at 9.00p.m.                                                                                                                          

World Meeting of Families 2018:

The Diocese of Ossory will host a wonderful Family Fun Day at St. Kieran’s College, Kilkenny on this 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 are welcome

A Coach trip to Glendalough, Wicklow Gaol and Avondale House is arranged for Saturday, May 27th.   Departing Mullinavat (outside Rising Sun, Mullinavat) at 8.00a.m. and returning approximately 10.00p.m.   Further information and booking enquiries to Ms. Brigid Barron, Blossom Hill, Kilmacow 087 950 7295 or Eddie Synnott, Glenmore 086 812 4349.

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.

Coffee Morning:

The Presentation Sisters are hosting a Coffee Morning for women (age 20 – 50) who are searching for a radical expression of Gospel Life. It will be held in The Chapter Room in St. Mary’s Cathedral, James’s St, Kilkenny on Saturday 13th. May from 10.30a.m. to 1.00p.m. For further information Telephone: 087 203 3006 or

Anam Cara:

The organisation supports bereaved parents. It is holding its next monthly Parent Evening on Monday 15th. May 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.  

Telephone: 056 776 8693 or email




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