Aghaviller Parish Newsletter

Hugginstown and Stoneyford Churches.

11th. and 12th. May 2019.

“Fourth Sunday of Easter”


St Matthias

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 13th.  to Sunday 19th. May 2019


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

Vigil – Saturday 18th. at 8.00p.m.;

Sunday 19th. at 11.15a.m. 


Wednesday at 7.00p.m.

Vigil – Saturday 18th. at 6.30p.m.

  • Monday 13th.           Feast of Our Lady of Fatima.
  • Tuesday 14th.  Feast of St Matthias(Apostle)
  • Thursday 16th.        Feast of St. Brendan.
  • Saturday 18th. Feast of St. John 1.

Pray for:  

Fr. Jim Walsh, Ballagh:who died on Saturday 4th. May.

Teresa O’Shea, Cherrymount: who died on Wednesday 8th. May.


Seamus Connolly Stonecarthy;and Michael Dunne,  Mass in Stoneyford Church on Saturday 11th. May at 6.30p.m.  

James & Nan Grace,LismatigueMass in Hugginstown Church on Saturday 11th. May at 8.00p.m.

James & Josephine O’Shea, Croan. Mass in Hugginstown Church on Sunday 12th. May at11.15a.m.

Rota for next week-end:

18th. and 19th. May 2019   –   Fifth Sunday of Easter



Saturday 6.30p.m. Rita O’Farrell:


Saturday 8.00p.m. Tommy Murphy;  

Sunday 11.15a.m. Parents

Eucharistic Ministers:                                                   


Saturday 6.30p.m. Kitty Wallace.   


Saturday 8.00p.m. Nancy Hearne;    

Sunday 11.15a.m. Lillian Carr

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 26th. May. Telephone 056 776 8693. or liamcassin@ossory.i

First Holy Communion:

Congratulations to all who will receive their First Holy Communion in Stoneyford this Sunday:    

David;            Kara;               Milly;             Ayda;             Laura;

Robby;            Faye;               Aleah;            Sarah;           Eliza;

Also Congratulations to all the Parents, Families and Teachers.

First Holy Communion will be celebrated  for Monroe/Newmarket Schools on next Sunday 19th. May at 11.15a.m. in Hugginstown Church.

Knock Pilgrimage:

Blessed Edmund Rice Pilgrimage on Thursday 30th. May.  Bus leaving Callan Parish Church at 7.45a.m. and return at 10.00p.m.

For further information please contact Nellie Lynch 056 772 5309 or Gretta Griffin 056 772 8197.

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

Vocations Day:

World Day of Prayer for Vocations will be observed on Sunday, May 12th.  also known as “Good Shepherd Sunday.”     The purpose of this day is to publicly fulfil the Lord’s instruction to, “Pray the Lord of the harvest to send labours into his Harvest” (Mt. 9:38; Lk. 10:2). Please pray that young men and women hear and respond generously to the Lord’s call to the Priesthood, Diaconate and Religious Life. You can find many resources to promote a culture of vocations on the website of the National Vocation Office:

New Mission Team in Ossory Diocese:

The formation of a New Mission Team in Ossory Diocese is being explored.  Its aim will be to promote and foster Mission Awareness in Parishes and in the Diocese.  Interested parishioners and especially those who have worked overseas on mission/development work are invited and welcome to become involved.

Enquiries to Fr. Sean O’Connor on 086 389 5911 or email

The Quiet Revolution of Pope Francis:

On the evening of the 15th. May at 7.30pm in St Kieran’s College, Fr Gerry O’Hanlon S.J. will lead a conversation on an understanding of the Church in light of the Ministry of Pope Francis.  All welcome.

Easter Offerings:

Many thanks to all who have contributed to the Easter Offerings during the past weeks.  


Congratulations to Daniel Michael Breen/Gibbons and his parents Sinead and Dan. Daniel was baptised in Stoneyford Church on Saturday 4th. May.

Newmarket School:

Meeting of the Board of Management in the school on Wednesday 15th. May at 8.00p.m.


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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