Aghaviller Parish Newsletter 20th. and 21st. June 2015


Birth of John the Baptist, TINTORETTO,jpg(Hugginstown and Stoneyford Churches)

“Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time”

Priests of 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 22nd. to Sunday 28th. June 2015.

Hugginstown:    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 9.30a.m.

Vigil – Saturday 27th. at 8.00p.m.;        Sunday 28th. at 11.00a.m.

Stoneyford:       Wednesday at 7.00p.m.

                        Vigil – Saturday 27th. at 6.30p.m.;        Sunday 28th. at 10.00a.m.

Monday 22nd.     Feast of St. John Fisher and Thomas More.

Wednesday 24th.            Feast of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist.

Pray For:          Liam Maher, Belmont Heights, Ferrybank; late of Hugginstown.

Six Young Irish who died in Berkeley, California during the week.

Anniversaries:   John Dunne, Stoneyford. Mass in Stoneyford Church on Saturday 20th. June at 6.30p.m.

                        Kitty Lonergan, Lismatigue: Mass in Hugginstown Church on Saturday 20th. June at 8.00p.m.

                        Mary, Stephen and Sonny Kelly, Castlemorris: Mass in Hugginstown Church on Sunday 21st. June at 11.00a.m.

Rota for next week-end:    27th. and 28th. June 2015 (Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time)


Stoneyford:         Saturday 6.30p.m. Sheila Raggett;  Sunday 10.00a.m. Eileen Sutton

Hugginstown:     Saturday 8.00p.m. Tommy Murphy; Sunday 11.00a.m. Deirdre Rohan

Eucharistic Ministers:

Stoneyford:         Saturday 6.30p.m. Maura Roche;      Sunday 10.00a.m. Mary Malzard

Hugginstown:     Saturday 8.00p.m. Marie Duggan;     Sunday 11.00a.m. Mary Murphy.

A New Rota for Readers and Eucharistic Ministers are now available in the Sacristy.

Please collect the Rota on which your name is highlighted.

Ordination to the Priesthood:

Rev Brian Griffin will be Ordained Priest for the Diocese of Ossory on next Sunday 28th. June in St. Mary’s Cathedral at 3.00p.m..

To accompany Brian this week, leading up to his Ordination all are asked to particularly remember him in their prayers at this time.

St. Joseph’s Young Priests Society:

The Annual Pilgrimage to Knock will take place on next Saturday 27th. June. Bus will depart outside St. Brendan’s Church, Stoneyford at 7.15a.m. For further information please contact Marian at 086 069 3510 or Margaret at 085 145 5165

Marian Devotion; (The Prayer of Mary)

The Rosary and Prayers will be recited on Tuesday 23rd. in Stoneyford Church at 7.00p.m.

The Rosary and Prayers will be recited on Thursday 25th. in Hugginstown Church at 7.30p.m

Anniversary Masses next weekend:

In Hugginstown Church on Saturday 27th. June at 8.00p.m – Dick O’Gorman, Hugginstown.

In Hugginstown Church on Sunday 14th. June at 11.00a.m – Margaret Butler, Lismatigue


Congratulations to Conor James Lawrence/Delaney, and his parents Clodagh and C. J.

Conor was baptised in Stoneyford Church on Saturday 13th. June.

Cemetery Mass:

Mass will be celebrated in Kilkeasy Cemetery on next Friday 26th. June at 8.00p.m.

Dates to Remember:

Cemetery Masses:          Stoneyford Cemetery on Friday 3rd. July 2015 at 8.00p.m.

Hugginstown Cemetery on Saturday 4th. July 2015 at 8.00p.m.

Stoneyford Church (Bicentenary) Celebration: On Saturday 11th. July at 6.30p.m.

June Collection:

The “June Collection 2015” for the support of the priests of the Parish and the Diocese will be taken up during the month of June. Envelopes for this collection are available in Porch.


The annual Church Gate Collection in aid of “The Irish Wheelchair Association” will take place this weekend 20th./21st. June

Newmarket/Hugginstown Social Club:

Next ‘Get Together’ will be on Tuesday 23rd. June from 2.00p.m. to 4.30p.m. in “Gáirdín an Ghorta”, Newmarket. All are very welcome.


Bingo Session in the Community Centre, Stoneyford on every Tuesday at 8.30p.m

Lotto Results:

Draw: Monday 15th. June 2015          Numbers: 03; 10; 13.          Bonus No: 07.

No Match 3 Winner:                 No Jackpot Winner:

€30.00 Winners: Paddy & Breda, c/o James Irish;                           A. & M. Rohan, Carricketna;

Aisling Rohan, Carricketna:                  Breda & Tessie, c/o James Irish;               Nuala Bolger, Bennettsbridge

3 Sellers €15.00 each:     John Power;       Teresa Fitzgerald;            Pauline Doyle.

Next week:                     Match 3: €1,000.00;                              Jackpot: €6,300.00;

Next Draw on Monday 22nd. June. Please submit returns by 8.30p.m. Draw at 9.00p.m.

‘Peace in Christ’; Retreat House, Kilkenny:

During the final weeks of the Diocesan Retreat House, the Sisters are hosting a number of “Open Afternoons”. The Sisters invite the promoters and the people of the parish, who wish to visit Peace in Christ before its official closure on 30th. June, to an informal gathering on Thursday 25th. June from 3.00p.m. to 5.00p.m. It will be an opportunity to recall experiences, share memories and unite in a short prayer of thanksgiving. Light refreshments will be served.

It is with much regret and sadness that the people and the priests of the Diocese have to bid farewell to the Retreat House at Sion Road. The Retreat House was established by Bishop Peter Birch in 1967 and the Sisters have invested so much effort, enthusiasm and commitment to keep alive a spirit of prayer, reflection and a place of peace for all the people of the Diocese. The promoters in each parish deserve great credit in promoting the Parish Evenings and other Retreats. Many people will have attended these Parish Evenings and Retreats over the years. The Confirmation Classes down the years will have very happy memories of doing their Confirmation Retreat there. As priests we had our retreats there before and after our Ordination and also helped out in Parish Evenings and other Retreats. All of these activities have contributed greatly to the spiritual well-being of all of us and we thank all the Sisters who gave their full commitment to the Retreat House, ‘Peace in Christ’.

Safeguarding Children:

The Diocese of Ossory has the following structure in place to ensure good safeguarding procedure.

  1. Diocese of Ossory Safeguarding Children Policy statement (displayed in church porch)
  2. Safeguarding Policy and Procedures (available from Priests or Parish Safeguarding Representatives)
  3. Parish Policy Statement, whereby the Parish agrees with and will implement the Diocesan Policy.

Diocesan Director of Safeguarding: Sr. Ena Kennedy.   Diocesan Designated Persons: Geraldine Butler 087 100 0230 and Lil Meagher 087 100 0239.

Aghaviller Parish Safeguarding Representatives: Teresa Broderick 087 292 3792 and Carmel O’Toole 087 699 6419.

Three Information Leaflets are available in the Church Porch: General Information; and Information for Parents(Green Leaflets): and Information especially for the Children themselves (Yellow Leaflet).

For full information check out the Diocesan website: (Select Safeguarding).

Carrickshock G.A.A.:

Carrickshock G.A.A. Club wish to sincerely thank all those who supported their recent fundraisers.

The Piltown Draw and congrats to local winners Lorraine Dineen and Ann Power.

The Annual Golf Classic which was a great weekend for the club; congrats to the winning team of Michael Hoyne,

Martin Walsh, John Hession and Tommy Phelan. The Raffle Winners were Kathleen Farrell, Bob Moore, and Ann Power.


All notices for the Newsletter to be left in by 5.00p.m. on Thursdays please.  

Contact: Telephone: 056 776 8693 or email



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