Aghaviller Parish Newsletter

Hugginstown and Stoneyford Churches.
19th. and 20th.  May 2018

“Pentecost Sunday”


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 21st. to Sunday 27th. May 2018

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

 Vigil – Saturday 26th. at 8.00p.m.;

Sunday 27th. at 11.00a.m

Stoneyford:      Wednesday at 7.00p.m.

Vigil – Saturday 26th. at 6.30p.m.;

Sunday 27th. at 10.00a.m.

Monday 21st.     Feast of Mary, Mother of the Church

Friday 25th.      Feast of St. Gregory V11.

Saturday 26th.Feast of St. Philip Neri.

Pray for:          


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

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

Rota for next week-end:     26th. and 27th. May 2018:  –  (Feast of The Most Holy Trinity)



Saturday 6.30p.m. Sheila Raggett;

Sunday 11.00a.m. Donal Butler


Saturday 8.00p.m. Tommy Murphy;

Sunday 11.00a.m. Deirdre Rohan and John Power

Eucharistic Ministers:                                                   


Saturday 6.30p.m. Maria Reid;

Sunday 10.00a.m. T. J. Mills


Saturday 8.00p.m. Mary Cuddihy;

Sunday 11.00a.m. Mary Cahill.

A New Rota for Readers and Eucharistic Ministersfor the next twelve months will be arranged soon.

If you would like to join the rota or if you are unable to continue please let us know before Friday 1st. June. Telephone 056 776 8693.

Anniversary Mass next weekend:

In Hugginstown Church on Saturday 26th. May at 8.00p.m.  – Sean Duggan, Hugginstown.

First Holy Communion: 

First Holy Communion will be celebrated on next Sunday 27th. May in Hugginstown Church at 11.00a.m.for the pupils of Monroe and Newmarket Schools


Congratulations to Bobby Evan Power/Campion, Gowlawn and his parents Linda and Robert. Bobby was baptised in Hugginstown Church on Saturday 12th. May.

Cemetery Masses:         

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.;

Ossory Lourdes Pilgrimage 2018

Over300 Pilgrims from our Diocese will travel to Lourdes on Tuesday 22nd. May.

We pray for the needs of our Diocese and for all who assist the Pilgrimage.

St. Padre Pio –  Annual Pilgrimage:

Pilgrimage will be held in Holy Cross, Co. Tipperary on Sunday 27th. May.  Bus will leave outside Hugginstown Church at 11.30a.m.

All are welcome. For further Information or to book a place; please contact  056 776 8985

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 Diocesan Prayer Services have been arranged on a Deanery basis. Time Table will follow.

“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 For further information contact Aoife at

 “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.

The Forthcoming Referendum:

The Eight Amendment to the Constitution, established in a Referendum in 1983, states   “The State acknowledges the right to the life of the unborn and, with due regard to the equal right to life of the mother, guarantees in its laws to respect, and as far as practicable, by its laws to defend and vindicate that right”.  To repeal the Eighth Amendment means that the above text will be replaced with “That provision may be made by law for the regulation of termination of pregnancy”.  Will this replacement text in the Constitution protect all life including the unborn child?

Should Abortion be a Choice?

When it comes to the right to choose, there is a tendency to forget that there is another person involved, an innocent person who has no choice and who depends entirely on others for protection. Abortion is the direct and intentional ending of the life of an unborn baby.  It deceives women, and men, by creating a culture where the decision to end the life of an unborn child is portrayed as simply a matter of individual “choice”.


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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