Aghaviller Parish Newsletter

Hugginstown and Stoneyford Churches.

23rd. and 24th. March 2019.

  “Third Sunday of Lent”

Feast of The Annunciation 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 25th. to Sunday 31st. March 2019


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

          Vigil – Saturday 30th. at 8.00p.m.; 

Sunday 31st. at 11.15a.m.


Wednesday at 7.00p.m.

Vigil – Saturday 30th. at 6.30p.m.  

  • Monday 25thFeast of The Annunciation of Our Lord .

Pray for:  

  Anastatia Fitzpatrick (nee Walsh), Ballyhale; who died during the week.


James Duggan, Boolyglass:    Mass in Hugginstown           Church on Saturday 23rd. March at 8.00p.m.                       

Rota for next week-end:

 30th. and 31st. March 2019  (Fourth Sunday of Lent)



Saturday 6.30p.m. Declan Lennon:


Saturday 8.00p.m. Sinéad Crowley;

Sunday 11.15a.m.  Marie Aylward

Eucharistic Ministers:                                                   


Saturday 6.30p.m. Pat Kenny


Saturday 8.00p.m. Mary Cuddihy  

Sunday 11.15a.m. Ruth Crowley

Months Mind Mass:

In Stoneyford Church on Saturday 30th. March at 6.30p.m. –  Betty McCarthy, Knockdrinna.

Anniversary Masses next weekend:

In Stoneyford Church on Saturday 30th. March at 6.30p.m. –  Bridget McCarthy, Knockdrinna.

In Hugginstown Church on Saturday 30th. March at 8.00p.m. –  Margaret Cleary, Hugginstown

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. All members are invited to attend.

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 i


During the season 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


Congratulations to Luke Thomas Gibbons, Sheepstown and his parents Debbie and Rory.

Luke was baptised in Hugginstown Church on Saturday 16th. March.

First Holy Communion:

The Family Masses in preparation for First Holy Communion will be celebrated on Saturday 23rd. March in Stoneyford Church and on Sunday 24th. March in Hugginstown Church.

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.

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

Parish Pastoral Council:

Meeting on Wednesday 20th. March discussed the following:

  1. Report from the Parish Representatives on the Southern Deanery Pastoral Council.
  2. Safeguarding:  Garda Vetting and putting all documentation in order.
  3. Insurance:  High Insurance on Protected Buildings?.
  4.  Dates for Cemetery Masses.
  5. Times of Ceremonies for Holy Week and Easter. Arranging Rota of Readers for Holy Week
  6. Our Pastoral Area?:  Meeting on Wednesday 27th. March at 8.00p.m. in Ballyhale Hall.


Perhaps there have been times when we saw ourselves like the tree in the parable!!   useless, merely a waste of space, unable to achieve what we wanted. Think of friends who came to us at such a time, people who saw our potential and were prepared to give us another chance, people who also dug the soil around us and gave us the help we needed to grow. Perhaps in our turn we have been able to do this for others.


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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