Aghaviller Parish Newsletter

Hugginstown and Stoneyford Churches.

22nd. and 23rd. February 2020.

 “Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time”

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 24th. to Sunday 1st. March 2020.


 Monday, Thursday  and Friday at 9.30 a.m.Wednesday @ 7.30 p.m.

Sunday 1st.   at 10.00a.m. 


Wednesday  @ 7.00p.m.

Vigil  –  Saturday 29nd.  @  6.30 p.m.       

  • Wednesday 26th.Ash Wednesday(Beginning of Lent)   “Day of Fast and Abstinence” Mass Times:     

Stoneyford 7.00 p.m.

Hugginstown 7.30p.m.

Blessing and Distribution of Ashes will take place during all Masses on Ash Wednesday. Distribution of Ashes will take place in the Parish Schools on Wednesday 26th. February.

Pray For:   

Tom Whelan, native of Waterford, who died recently.

Fr. John Lalor,Parish Priest of Camross, who died on Thursday 20th.


Margaret Cleary, Hugginstown.

William and Margaret O’Meara, and

Julie Morrissey;Croan.

Mass in Hugginstown Church on Sunday 23rd. February at 10.00a.m.

Rota for next week-end:   

29th. February and 1st. March 2020  – (First Sunday of Lent)



Saturday 6.30p.m. Catherina Roche


Sunday 10.00a.m Marie Aylward

Eucharistic Ministers:                                                   


Saturday 6.30p.m. Barbara Smolen .


Sunday 10.00a.m. Mary Cahill

Anniversary Mass next week:

In Stoneyford Church on Saturday 29th. February at 6.30p.m.    –   Alex Holland, Cherrymount.

In Hugginstown Church on Sunday 1st. March at 10.00a.m.   –    David Kenneally, Catstown

      Mary Kenneally, Barnadown.   Bernard Cuddihy, Ballinteskin.

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


TheEnable Ireland”Church Gate Collection held recently amounted to €267.65.  Thank You.

School Boards of Management:

Induction Training for the new Boards of Management will take place on Tuesday 25th. February 2020 in the Newpark Hotel, Kilkenny at 7.30 p.m.

Rome Pilgrimage:

The Ossory Adult Faith Development group are leading a pilgrimage to Rome from August 24th. to 29th. 2020. For further information contact or call 056 775 3624.

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

Monroe School:

Enrolments are now being taken for September 2020 in Monroe School. Please contact

Muinteoir Eilis at 086 088 6731: or email the school on

Online Retreat for Lent:

This Lent a retreat is offered entirely online with one introductory video and three videos reflecting on prayer, fasting and almsgiving.  The video reflections will be available from the first day of Lent to watch at your convenience. This is Free of Charge, but you must register with your email address and have access to the internet to participate. To Register please  Telephone: 01 4048129  or

52nd. International Eucharistic Congress:

The Irish National Pilgrimage takes place to Budapest from 12th. to 21st. September 2020.  A Eucharistic Congress is a gathering of people every four years which aims to promote an awareness of the central place of the Eucharist in the life and mission of the Catholic Church; to help improve our understanding and celebration of the liturgy and to draw attention to the social dimension of the Eucharist. Be part of this unique event and re-live the atmosphere of the recent International Eucharistic Congress held in Ireland, For more information

Lenten Daily Texts:

Submit your mobile number to 085 831 3100 or email to receive a short daily text to journey with others during this Lenten season.

Forms of Lenten Penance:

Abstaining from meat or some other food on Fridays; Abstaining from alcoholic drink or smoking; Making a special effort at involvement in Family Prayer;  Visit to the Blessed Sacrament;  Making the Stations of the Cross; Helping the poor, the sick, the old or lonely.


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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