Aghaviller Parish Newsletter

Hugginstown and Stoneyford Churches.
9th. and 10th. March 2019
 “First Sunday of Lent ”

St. Patrick

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 11th. to Sunday 17th. March 2019  


Monday,Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 9.30a.m.

          Vigil – Saturday 16th. at 8.00p.m.; 

Sunday 17th. at 11.15a.m.


Wednesday at 7.00p.m.

Vigil – Saturday 16th. at 6.30p.m.         

Pray for:  

 Frances Maher, Kyleva;  Died on Friday 8th. March.


Bernard Cuddihy, Ballinteskin:    Mass in Hugginstown Church on Saturday 9th. March at 8.00p.m.          

Matty O’Shea, Boolyglass:John O’Shea,Newchurch:   Mass in Hugginstown Church on Sunday 10th. March at 11.15p.m.         

Rota for next week-end:

16th. and 17th. March (Second Sunday of Lent / Feast of St. Patrick)



Saturday 6.30p.m. Sheila Raggett.


Saturday 8.00p.m. Pat Power;

Sunday 11.15a.m.Caroline Kenneally

Eucharistic Ministers:                                                   


Saturday 6.30p.m. Pat Kenny


Saturday 8.00p.m. Marie Duggan  

Sunday 11.15a.m. Mary Cahill

Anniversary Masses next weekend:

In Hugginstown Church on Saturday 16th. March at 8.00p.m.  Statia and Patrick  Fitzpatrick,

In Hugginstown Church on Sunday 17th. March at 11.15a.m. –  Mai Carroll, Kilkeasy.


The Collection in aid of “St. Vincent de Paul Society”will be held after all Mass this weekend.


Celebration of First Penance:

Newmarket School on Tuesday 12th. March at 7.00p.m. in Hugginstown Church

Stoneyford School on Wednesday 13th. March at 7.00p.m. in Stoneyford Church

Monroe School on Thursday 14th. March at 7.00p.m. in Hugginstown Church


Congratulations to Sionnach Kevin Ryan, Barnadown and his parents Annette and Kevin. Sionnach was baptised in Hugginstown Church on Sunday 3rd. March 2019.

New Pastoral Areas:

It is proposed that the Parishes of Aghaviller, Ballyhale and Mullinavat will form one of the fourteen Pastoral Areas of the Diocese.  Bishop Dermot Farrell will visit each Pastoral  Area during Lent for consultation.  Meeting of the three Parish Pastoral Councils and Parish Finance Committees will take place in Ballyhale Hall on Wednesday 27th. March at 8.00p.m.

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

Eucharistic Adoration:

The Diocese of Ossory is developing a Diocesan Adoration Lay Committee in order to increase the practice of Eucharistic Adoration in parishes throughout the Diocese.  An information meeting will be held in the Chapter Room, St. Mary’s Cathedral on Saturday 6th. April at 11.30a.m.  See poster in Church for further information.


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: “There is no fear in Love”  Please take your Trócaire Box home with youand for more information on this years campaign visit www.trocaire.orgor call 01 629 3333

Lenten Station Masses:

Lenten Station Masses will take place on Saturday 23rd. March in Stoneyford Church at 6.30p.m. and in Hugginstown Church on Sunday 24th. March at 11.15a.m.  Envelopes for the Lenten Station Contribution are available in the Church.

Medjugorje Irish Centre Pilgrimages:

Seven Nights Pilgrimage: B & B from April to October for €279.00 per person sharing. For further information call 01 443 4510 or email:

  Safeguarding Contacts:

Diocesan Designated Liaison Person:

Mr. Cathal Cullen Tel: 087 100 0232  or

Diocese of Ossory Web Page:

Gardaí 1800 555 222:

Tusla – Kilkenny Area –  Tel: 052 617 7302.

Aghaviller Parish Representatives are:  Teresa Broderick and  Carmel O’Toole

St. Mary’s Cathedral Restoration Fund Draw:

A new Draw will begin on Wednesday 27th. March.  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 25th. 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


‘Citizens of Two Cities’:  Being Church in the World Today.  Speaker Dr. Fainche Ryan.  This day will take place on March 30th. 2019 in St. Patrick’s Parish Centre, Loughboy, Kilkenny.  Times: 10.00a.m. to 4.00p.m. Booking is essential.

To book please call Sara or Catherina at 056 772 2870.


The Collection in aid of “St. Vincent de Paul Society”will be held after all Mass this weekend.


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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