Aghaviller Parish Newsletter

Hugginstown and Stoneyford Churches.
17th. and 18th. February 2018

“First Sunday of Lent”


The Chair of St. Peter.

Priests in 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 19th. to Sunday 25th. February 2018.

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

                        Vigil – Saturday 24th. at 8.00p.m.;           Sunday 25th. at 11.00a.m.

Stoneyford:      Wednesday at 7.00p.m.

                        Vigil – Saturday 24th. at 6.30p.m.;           Sunday 25th. at 10.00a.m.

Thursday 22ndFeast of The Chair of St. Peter (Apostle)

Pray for:          


John and Lil Corcoran, Sheepstown: Mass in Hugginstown Church on Saturday 17th. February at 8.00p.m.                           

Margaret Cleary, Hugginstown: Mass in Hugginstown Church on Sunday 18th. February at 11.00a.m.

CharlieGaule, Stoneyford.

Rota for next week-end:

24th. and 25th. February 2018 – (Second Sunday of Lent)



Saturday 6.30p.m. Vivion Fennelly;

Sunday 10.00a.m. Eileen Sutton


Saturday 8.00p.m. Catherine Dwyer;

Sunday 11.00a.m. Kay Power

Eucharistic Ministers:


Saturday 6.30p.m Kitty Wallace;

Sunday 10.00a.m. Bernie Grace.


Saturday 8.00p.m. Nancy Hearne.

Sunday 11.00a.m. Mary Malzard

Months Mind Mass:

In Stoneyford Church on Saturday 24th. February at 6.30p.m. – Eamonn O’Neill, Knockdrinna

Anniversary Masses next weekend:

In Hugginstown Church on Saturday 24th. February at 8.00p.m. – James and Ellen Dalton, Boolyglass.

In Hugginstown Church on Sunday 25th. February at 11.00a.m. – Margaret Cleary, Hugginstown

Parish Eucharistic Ministers:

If anyone is willing to serve in Hugginstown or Stoneyford Churches as Eucharistic Ministers please make contact at 056 776 8693.   Training will take place on Saturday next 24th. February from 10.00a.m. to 12.30p.m. in St. Kieran’s College. Extra Eucharistic Ministers are need in both Churches. to extend our present weekly rota.

Parish Choirs:

Members of Parish Choirs are invited to participate at the Ordination of Mgr. Dermot Farrell as Bishop of Ossory on 11th. March in St Mary’s Cathedral.  Practice on Sundays in St John’s Church, Kilkenny at 5.00p.m.

A maximum of five members from each parish will be allowed. Please ring; 056 776 8693


The World Meeting of Families” Collection will be held after all Masses next weekend 24th./25th. February 2018.

Lenten Station Masses:

Lenten Station Masses will take place on Sunday 18th. March in Stoneyford Church at 10.00a.m. and in Hugginstown Church at 11.00a.m. Envelopes available in the Church.

Lenten Crusade for Life

Join with people all over Ireland in the Lenten Crusade for Life. Why not offer up your prayer and fasting during Lent for the Protection of the Unborn?

Perhaps you may like to say the rosary each day, do some form of fasting or attend Mass and offer it for the protection of Life.

Confirmation and First Holy Communion Preparation:

All Parents of the Parish Confirmation Classes and First Holy Communion Classes are invited to a Reflective Evening in Preparation of these Sacraments on Tuesday 27th. February in Hugginstown Church from 7.00p.m. to 8.00p.m.


On this First Sunday of Lent, Trócaire asks people to remember the thousands of families who have been torn apart by conflict. The Lenten Theme this year is: “Don’t give up on Kumba this Lent” Kumba’s story is told on the Trócaire Box. Please take your Trócaire Box home with you and for more information on this years campaign visit or call 01 629 3333

Lenten Text Message:

This Lent why not have a short daily message sent to your Mobile Phone!!! – a line of Scripture or a Thought for the Day – no cost to you.

Text your number to 085 831 3100 or email: or white your number on Notice on Church Notice Board

Monroe School Fundraising:

Edward Hayden will do a Cooking Demonstration on Thursday 22nd. February at 7.30p.m. in The Rising Sun. Doors open 6.30p.m. 

Tickets are available from: Carroll’s Knocktopher; Walshe’s Shop Stoneyford; Fitzgerald’s Shop Hugginstown; and The Rising Sun.

“Acts” Retreat for Women:

Retreat will take place from Thursday, 19th. April to Sunday, 22nd. April 2018 in Castletown, Co. Laois.

For further information contact Maureen McGrath; Tel. 086 600 5511


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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