Aghaviller Parish Newsletter

Hugginstown and Stoneyford Churches.
12th. and 13th.  May 2018
“Feast of the Ascension of Our Lord”

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 14th. to Sunday 20th. May 2018

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

                        Vigil – Saturday 19th. at 8.00p.m.;      Sunday 20th. at 11.00a.m. 

Stoneyford:      Wednesday at 7.00p.m.

                        Vigil – Saturday 19th. at 6.30p.m.;      Sunday 20th. at 11.00a.m.   

Monday 14th.     Feast of St. Matthias (Apostle).                  Wednesday 16th.Feast of St. Brendan.

Friday 18th.       Feast of St. John 1. (Pope and Martyr)

Pray for:          

Anniversaries:   James and Josephine O’Shea,Croan. Mass in Hugginstown Church on Sunday 13th. May at 11.00a.m.

Rota for next week-end:     19th. and 20th. May 2018:     –     (Pentecost Sunday)


Stoneyford:         Saturday 6.30p.m. Tony Roche;             Sunday 11.00a.m. Michael Dermody

Hugginstown:     Saturday 8.00p.m. Catherine Dwyer;     Sunday 11.00a.m. Caroline Kenneally

Eucharistic Ministers:

Stoneyford:         Saturday 6.30p.m. Kitty Wallace;      Sunday 10.00a.m. Mary Malzard

Hugginstown:     Saturday 8.00p.m. Mary Murphy;         Sunday 11.00a.m. Bridget Farrell.

Anniversary Mass next weekend:

In Hugginstown Church on Saturday 19th. May at 8.00p.m.  – Nan and James Grace, Lismatigue

In Hugginstown Church on Sunday 20th. May at 11.00a.m.  –  Mary O’Brien, Catstown.

First Holy Communion: 

First Holy Communion will be celebrated on this 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.)

Congratulations to     

  • Owen Barcoe;      Stella Butler;    Makayla Clifford; 
  • Daniel Dunphy;     Shane Forristal;   Jamie Hayes;    Zara Jaworski;   
  • Emma Kennedy;        Chelsea McNamara;        Daragh O’Brien;   
  • Eoghan O’Connell;  Liam O’Grady;     Ben Raggett;       Anna Walsh;  

Also Congratulations to all the Parents, Families and Teachers.


Congratulations to Jack William Raggett and his parents Margaret and Barry.

Jack was baptised in Stoneyford Church on Saturday 5th. May.

Cemetery Masses for 2018:        

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

Sheepstown Cemetery Mass on Friday 15th. June at 7.30p.m.

Kilkeasy Cemetery Mass on Friday 29th. June at 8.00p.m.

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

Hugginstown Cemetery on Saturday 7th. July at 8.00p.m.;

Homes for the Elderly:

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

Visit of Holy Family Icon to Diocese of Ossory: 

The WMOF (Holy Family) Icon will be present in the Diocese of Ossory from June 11th. to 16th. A Diocese Prayer Services have been arranged on a Deanery basis and a schedule will be given later for St. Mary’s Cathedral, Ferrybank, Ballyragget and St. Fiacre’s Churches.

“Walking Together as Families Today”:

Gathering in Preparation for the World Meeting of Families will be held in St Patrick’s College, Maynooth, on 19th. and 20th. June.  Speakers, Workshops, Conversations, Prayer, and much more, on variety of topics relating to Family Life Today.

Tickets available on “Walking Together as Families Today”).

For further information contact Aoife at

Newmarket/Hugginstown Social Club:

The Newmarket/Hugginstown Social Club will have their ‘Get Together’ on Tuesday 15th. May in “Gáirdín an Ghorta”.  from 2.00p.m. to 4.30p.m..  All are very welcome.

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  on 051 885300, or 087 950 7295 or Eddie Synnott 051 880 945, or 086 812 4349 

The Irish Blood Transfusion Service:

A Blood Donor Clinic will take place in The Carraig Hotel, Carrick on Suiron Tuesday 15th. May from 5.00p.m. to 8.30p.m.:  on Wednesday 16th. May from 3.00p.m. to 5.00p.m. and from 7.00p.m. to 9.00p.m.  Blood Donation is essential to ensure Hospital Patients get the treatment they need.  One Donation can save up to 3 Lives. Full details of all clinics and on Giving Blood can be found on www.giveblood.ieor by telephoning 021 480 7400 or 1850 731 137.

“Anam Cara”:

On Saturday 26th. May in ‘The Killeshin Hotel’, Portlaoise, ‘Anam Cara’ will host a

Bereavement Event for parents from across Ireland who have experienced the death of their only child or children.  This free event is open only to bereaved parents and requires registration.   It will be facilitated by Peter Hanlon, an experienced bereavement professional who facilitates the bereavement weekends at Barretstown.   If you wish to attend please contact  01 4045 378 or 085 288 8888

“Anam Cara Tipperary”,will hold its next monthly Parent Evening on Monday 21st. May from 7.30p.m. to 9:00p.m. in the Horse & Jockey Hotel, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.  Anam Cara Tipperary offers a safe and comfortable setting where you can ‘drop the mask’ and be yourself among people who understand. This event is open to all bereaved parents regardless of the age your child died, the circumstances of their death, or whether this was recent or not. For more information see or call the Information Line on 085 288 8888.


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

Lotto Results:

Draw: Monday 7th. May 2018        Numbers: 28; 13; 27.                Bonus No: 15.

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

5  x €30.00Winners:     Eamon Foley, Stoneyford;              “Young Mc.” c/o James Irish;

Emma Walsh, c/o Maggie Walsh;  Laura & P.J. Irish, c/o James Irish;  Bridget Cleary, Hugginstown.

3  x Sellers €15.00 each:            James Irish;        Fred Malzard;     Teresa Fitzgerald.

Next week:    Match 3: €1,000.00;    Match 4:  €2,000.00;             Jackpot:  €13,300.00; 

Next Draw on Monday 14th. May. Please submit returns by 8.30p.m.  Draw at 9.00p.m.                                                                                                                           


‘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.


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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