Aghaviller Parish Newsletter

Hugginstown and Stoneyford Churches.
17th. and 18th. March 2018
“Palm Sunday”

Palm Sunday

 Priest’s in the Parish:

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

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

Mass Times in Aghaviller Parish: Monday 26th. March to Sunday 1st. April 2018.

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

VigilSaturday at 9.00p.m.;   Sunday at 11.00a.m.

Stoneyford:   Thursday at 7.00p.m.

Vigil – Saturday at 8.00p.m.; Sunday at 10.00a.m.

Friday 30th.

Good Friday  –  Day of Fast and Abstinence.

Visitation with Holy Communion will take place in

Stoneyford Area on Thursday 29th. and in

Hugginstown on Friday 30th.

Please let us know if you would like to receive Holy Communion in your home for Easter or at any other time.

Pray For:   


Tom and Ned Drea, Oldtown. Mass in Stoneyford Church on Saturday 24th. March at 6.30p.m.

Patrick and Statia Fitzpatrick, Coolmore. Mass in Hugginstown Church on Saturday 24th. March at 8.00p.m.

Rota for next week-end:             31st. March and 1st. April 2018 (Easter Sunday)



Saturday   9.00p.m. Readers Arranged;

Sunday    11.00a.m. Caroline Kenneally


Saturday   8.00p.m. Readers Arranged;

Sunday     10.00a.m Eileen Sutton.

Eucharistic Ministers


Saturday  9.00p.m. Nancy Hearne;

Sunday    11.00a.m. Ann Power;


Saturday   8.00p.m. Maria Reid;  

Sunday    10.00a.m. T. J. Mills

Anniversary Mass next weekend:

In HugginstownChurch on Sunday 1st. April at 11.00a.m.   –

Kathleen Maher, Boolyglass


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 24th. and 25th. March 2018.

Trócaire Collection:

We ask that all Trócaire Contributions be returned on Holy Thursday 29th. March 2018 or as soon as possible please.

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

Ossory Pilgrimage to Lourdes:

The Annual Ossory Pilgrimage to Lourdes takes place from Tuesday, 22nd. May to Sunday, 27th. May 2018 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:

St. Mary’s Cathedral Restoration Fund Draw:

A new Draw will begin on Wednesday 28th. March 2018. 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 Monday 26th. March to be included for the March draw.   If you can support, please let us know as soon as possible;   For more information please Telephone: 056 776 8693. or 087 231 2354

Summer Time:

Summer Time begins this weekend. Clocks go forward one hour on this Saturday night 26th. March. 2018. Summer Time ends on Saturday 27th. October 2018.

Holy Week Time Table:

Palm Sunday: 2018:

Palm will be blessed at the beginning of all Masses this weekend. (Saturday 24th. and Sunday 25th. March)

Monday 26th. March to Sunday 1st. April 2018;

 Hugginstown Church:

Monday 26th.      9.30a.m.       Mass

Tuesday 27th.     9.30a.m.       Mass

Thursday 29th.    8.00p.m.

Mass of the Lord’s Supper followed by Adoration.

Friday 30th.        3.00p.m.      Celebration of the Lord’s Passion

                           8.00p.m.      Stations of the Cross

Saturday 31st.    9.00p.m.      Easter Vigil Mass

Sunday 1st.        11.00a.m.    Easter Sunday Mass


Stoneyford Church:                                                                

Tuesday 27th.   7.00p.m.     Stations of the Cross

Thursday 29th.  7.00p.m.    Mass of the Lord’s Supper,

Friday 30th.       3.00p.m.     Celebration of the Lord’s Passion

                          7.00p.m.      Stations of the Cross

Saturday 31st.    8.00p.m.       Easter Vigil Mass

Sunday 1st.       10.00a.m.     Easter Sunday Mass.

Chrism Mass:

On Wednesday 28th. March at 7.00p.m. – Mass of Chrism in St. Mary’s Cathedral, Kilkenny.   All Priests of the Diocese will Concelebrate Mass with Bishop Dermot Farrell.   During this Mass the Holy Oils for the Sacraments, and used by the Bishop and priests during the year will be blessed. Readers, Eucharistic Ministers, Parish Council Members etc. from all parishes in the Diocese are invited to attend.

Lenten Stations:

Many thanks to all who contributed to the Lenten Station Offerings during the past weeks. Much appreciated.

Dates to Remember for 2018:

Mass in Preparation for First Holy Communion will be celebrated on Saturday 14th. April 2018

In StoneyfordChurch at 6.30p.m.and in Hugginstown Church at 8.00p.m.

First Holy Communion:

For Stoneyford School on Sunday 13th. May at 11.00a.m. in Stoneyford Church.

                    For Monroe/Newmarket Schools on Sunday 27th. May at 11.00a.m. in Hugginstown Church.

Cemetery Masses:            

Calvary Cemetery on Friday 1st. June at 8.00p.m.;

Stoneyford Cemetery on Friday 6th. July at 8.00p.m.

                    Hugginstown Cemetery on Saturday 7th. July 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

Anam Cara:

Solas Cancer Support Centre and Anam Cara, the organisation that supports parents after the death of a child, will host an Information Evening for bereaved parents on Tuesday 27th. of March in the Solas Centre, Williamstown, Waterford from 7.00p.m. to 9.00p.m.

This free event is open to all bereaved parents regardless of the age a child dies, the circumstances of the death or whether this was recent or not. For further information please call 085 288 8888 or see webpage


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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