Aghaviller Parish Newsletter


Hugginstown and Stoneyford Churches.
5th. and 6th.  May 2018
 “Sixth Sunday of Easter ”


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 7th. to Sunday 13th. May 2018

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

                        Vigil – Saturday 12th. at 8.00p.m.;      Sunday 13th. at 11.00a.m. 

Stoneyford:      Wednesday at 7.00p.m.

                        Vigil – Saturday 12th. at 6.30p.m.;      Sunday 13th. at 11.00a.m.   

First Holy Communion: 

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

(Please note change in time to 11.00a.m.;  No Mass at 10.00a.m.)

Pray for:          

Anniversaries:   Maurice and Niall Landers. Stoneyford:   Ann O’Leary,Tramore

Rota for next week-end:     12th. and 13th. May: (Feast of the Ascension of Our Lord)


Stoneyford:         Saturday 6.30p.m. Ronan Murphy;        Sunday 11.00a.m. Parents

Hugginstown:     Saturday 8.00p.m. Sinead Crowley;       Sunday 11.00a.m. Deirdre O’Shea

Eucharistic Ministers:

Stoneyford:         Saturday 6.30p.m. Pat Kenny;           Sunday 10.00a.m. Bernie Grace

Hugginstown:     Saturday 8.00p.m. Marie Duggan;         Sunday 11.00a.m. Ann Power.

Anniversary Mass next weekend:

In Hugginstown Church on Sunday 13th. May at 11.00a.m.  –  James and Josephine O’Shea, Croan

An Exploration of the Upcoming Referendum:

The Ossory Adult Faith Development Group will hold an Information Evening on Tuesday 8th. May at 7.30p.m. in the Chapter Rooms at St Mary’s Cathedral. Bishop Dermot Farrell will chair the Information Evening on the Catholic understanding of the current debate.

The evening will be led by Rev. Dr. Michael Shortall, Moral Theologian and Dr. Kirsten McCarthy, Medical Doctor.  Please join us as part of your journey in informing yourself before the vote on 25th. May.


‘A Spirituality of Creation in Laudato Si & Patrick Kavanagh’.  The Conference will take place on May 26th. in St. Patrick’s Parish Centre, Loughboy, Kilkenny from10.00a.m. to 4.00p.m. Main Speaker will be Una Agnew SSL. For further information or to book your place call Sara/Catherina at 056 772 2870. Booking is essential if you wish to attend.

Homes for the Elderly:

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

South Kilkenny Historical Society;

South Kilkenny Historical Society Coach Trip to Dublin, visiting The Little Museum of Dublin and EPIC – The Irish Emigration Museum (the world’s first fully digital Museum)  on Saturday, May 26th.  Coach departs Mullinavat at 8.00a.m. and arriving back at approximately 10.00p.m.  Booking and further information from either Brigid Barron (051 885300, 087 950 7295 or Eddie Synnott 051 880 945, or 086 812 4349 

Irish Bishop’s Pastoral Message: Our Common Humanity:

“Every one of us has a right to our life. It is not given to us by the Constitution of Irelandor by any law.  We have it ‘as of right’, whether we are wealthy or poor, healthy or sick. All human beings have it.  For us as a society to now declare that any category of human beings should have that right taken from them would be a shocking step. It effectively says that unborn children do not exist or, if they do, they do not count. That is a manifest injustice.  None of us should ever have the power to decide the death of another.”

World Meeting of Families – August 21st. to 26th.: 

The World Meeting of Families which takes place during August in Dublin is a momentous and historic occasion for the Irish Church made even more so by the announcement that Pope Francis will be present. It promises to be a grace filled occasion for those who attend.

At present the tickets for the Festival of Families in Croke Park on Saturday 25th.  and the Closing Mass in the Phoenix Park on Sunday 26th. are not directly available on general release until consultations with the relevant statutory authorities on capacity, transport, security , safety and other issues. When these tickets become available they will be free.

Those hoping to attend the Final Mass in Phoenix Park are asked to expect an approximate three to five kilometer walk from where they park or are dropped by bus to the Mass Venue due to security, safety and transport considerations.

An excellent programme for the three-day Pastoral Congress for WMOF2018, from 22nd. to 24th. August will take place in the RDS and will offer a daily programme of workshops, discussions as well as fun and prayerful activities for individuals and families . Those who book for the Pastoral Congress in the RDS have a guaranteed to book a ticket for the Festival of Families and the Final Mass.  All registration and bookings are to be completed on the WMOF website


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

Lotto Results:

Draw: Monday 30th. April 2018        Numbers: 13; 28; 30.             Bonus No: 09.

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

5  x €30.00Winners:     Pad Delahunty, Catstown;             Ger Mulcahy, Hugginstown;.

Breda Sheehan, Stonecarthy;   Michael Drennan, Gorrue         Bud Sadlier, Baysrath.

3  x Sellers €15.00 each:            Kathleen Fennelly;  Fred Malzard.  ‘Heaslips’.

Next week:    Match 3: €1,000.00;    Match 4:  €2,000.00;             Jackpot:  €13,200.00; 

Next Draw on Monday 7th. May. Please submit returns by 8.30p.m.  Draw at 9.00p.m.                                                                                                                           

Family Carers Ireland:

A Mini-Marathon takes place on the Bank Holiday, Monday 7th. May, beginning  from the Aspect Hotel, Waterford Rd. Kilkenny at 11.00a.m. Register online at, or on the day before 11.00a.m.


The Money Advice and Budgeting Service is a free, confidential and independent service funded thorough the Citizens Information Board. ‘MABS’ assist people who have debt problems, who are in difficulty paying a mortgage or who are facing legal action because of debt. They also provide information and access to Insolvency Services.  For more information contact ‘MABS’ on:www.mabs.ieor call Kilkenny MABS on 076 107 2610.


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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