Aghaviller Parish Newsletter

Hugginstown and Stoneyford Churches.

8th. and 9th. February 2020.

 “Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time”

Our Lady of Lourdes

Priests living 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 10th. to Sunday 16th. February 2020.


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

Sunday 16th.  at 10.00a.m. 


Wednesday  @ 7.00p.m.

Vigil  –  Saturday 15th.  @  6.30 p.m.       

  • Tuesday 11th.    Feast of Our Lady of LourdesWorld Day of the Sick”
  • The Newmarket/Hugginstown Social Club will come together on Tuesday 11th. February from 2.00p.m in Carroll’s, Knocktopher”. Mass will be celebrated there and it will include the Sacrament of the Sick, to celebrate the feast of Our Lady of Lourdes (‘World Day of the Sick’).  All are very welcome.
  • Friday 14th.      Feast of Saints Cyril and Methodius  (Patrons of Europe)

Pray For:   

William O’Brien, late of Stoneyford, died in America recently.


 Walter Broderick, Croan;  and

Sr. Canice Broderick, late of Croan.

Mass in Hugginstown Church on Sunday 9th.February at 10.00a.m.

Rota for next week-end:   

15th. and 16th. February2020 – (Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time)



Saturday 6.30p.m. Tony Roche


Sunday 10.00a.m Deirdre Rohan.

Eucharistic Ministers:                                                   


Saturday 6.30p.m. Pat Kenny.


Sunday 10.00a.m. Carmel O’Toole

Anniversary Mass next week:

In Stoneyford Church on Sunday 15th. February at 6.30p.m. –  Betty McCarthy, Knockdrinna

In Hugginstown Church on Sunday 16th. February at 10.00a.m. –  Kealy Family and O’Shea Family.

Eucharistic Adoration:

Eucharistic Adoration in Hugginstown Church every Thursday from 10.00a.m. to 8.00p.m.  All are welcome to join for any period of time.

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

Confirmation Preparation:   (Commitment Ceremony)

Masses in preparation for Confirmation (Commitment Ceremony) will be celebrated on

Saturday 8th. February in Stoneyford Church at 6.30p.m.:

Sunday 9th. January in Hugginstown Church at 10.00a.m.

 All pupils for Confirmation and their parents are asked to take part in the Confirmation Commitment Ceremony. Newmarket School:

Enrolments are now being taken for September 2020 in St. Brendan’s School, Newmarket.  Please contact the school at 056 776 8919 for Enrolment Form.

School Board of Management:

Meeting will be held in Newmarket School on Wednesday 12th. February at 8.00p.m.

Meeting will be held in Monroe School on Thursday 13th. February at 8.30p.m.

Book Shop:

St Mary’s Cathedral Book & Gift Shop stocks a large selection of books, rosaries, crucifixes, gifts and cards. There are over 40 different Bibles on display.  It has recently received new stock for First Communion and Confirmation gifts.  It also has Irish language Mass Cards, Mass Bouquets and First Communion Rosettes. Opening times, Tuesday to Friday, from 9.00a.m. to 5.00p.m.

Diocese of Ossory Pilgrimage to Lourdes 2020

The Pilgrimage will take place from May 17th. to May 22nd. 2020.  Bookings can be now made directly with  Liz Molphy, Joe Walsh Tours, 143 Lower Baggot Street, Dublin 2.  Tel: 01 241 0800 or Email:

 Anyone wishing to travel as an Assisted/Sick Pilgrim, should contact the Co-ordinator, Anna Corr on 086 074 4675.  All bookings should be made and paid for before Friday, April 10th. 2020. All further information at 01 241 0800

Annual Mass to Remember Victims of Crime:

You are invited to attend a special Mass to remember victims of crime on Sunday, 23rd. February at 12 noon in Knock Basilica. This Mass is in association with the Federation for Victim Assistance and supports European Victim of Crime Day to remember all who suffer at the hands of criminals throughout the island of Ireland and Europe. For more details please contact Mary at 086 393 8871.

Preparation for Lent: 

The Diocesan Liturgy Committee will present an evening of preparation for Lent and Holy  Week  in St Fiacre’s Church on Monday 17th. February at 7.30 p.m.  Fr Dan Carroll; Ms. Maeve Mahon (Faith Development Services, Kildare and Leighlin Diocese) and Fr. Richard Scriven will present an evening on The Liturgy and Scripture of Lent and Holy Week and on Music and Psalms for Lent and Holy Week.   Choir Rehearsal for the Mass of Chrism will take place on Sunday April 5th. at 3.30p.m. in St. Mary’s Cathedral.

Foster Carers:

The Kilkenny Tusla Fostering Team is currently recruiting Foster Carers for long/short term placements; weekend and respite placements of children aged 0-18. An information event is being held on Friday 7th. February from 2.00p.m. to 5.00p.m. in Thomastown Library: alternatively please call 086 008 3241 for more information.

Family Carers Ireland:

Family Carers Ireland is holding a support group for relatives of a loved one with a mental health issue on Wednesday 5th. February at 7.00p.m. in The Springhill Clinic, Waterford Road, Kilkenny. All are welcome.


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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