Aghaviller Parish Newsletter 27th. and 28th. June 2015

(Hugginstown and Stoneyford Churches)

“Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time”

Priests of the Parish:

St. Peter and Paul

St. Peter and Paul

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 29th. June to Sunday 5th. July 2015.

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

Vigil – Saturday 4th. at 8.00p.m.;        Sunday 5th. at 11.00a.m.

Stoneyford:       Wednesday at 7.00p.m. and Friday – Cemetery Mass at 8.00p.m.

                        Vigil – Saturday 4th. at 6.30p.m.;        Sunday 5th. at 10.00a.m.

Monday 29th.     Feast of Sts. Peter and Paul (Apostles)

Wednesday 1st.  Feast of St. Oliver Plunkett.

Friday 3rd.         Feast of St. Thomas (Apostle)      First Friday

Visitation with Holy Communion will take place as usual next week-end.

Please let us know if you would like to receive Holy Communion in your home for the First Fridays or at any other time.

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

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

Pray For:         

Anniversaries:   Dick O’Gorman, Hugginstown: Mass in Hugginstown Church on Saturday 27th. June at 8.00p.m.

                        Margaret Butler, Lismatigue: Mass in Hugginstown Church on Sunday 28th. June at 11.00a.m.

Patrick and Mary Murphy, Kyle, Kilmoganny.

Rota for next week-end:    4th. and 5th. July 2015 (Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time)


Stoneyford:         Saturday 6.30p.m. Vivion Fennelly;         Sunday 10.00a.m. Eileen Sutton

Hugginstown:     Saturday 8.00p.m. Pat Power;                  Sunday 11.00a.m. Lily Burke

Eucharistic Ministers:

Stoneyford:         Saturday 6.30p.m. Pat Kenny;                   Sunday 10.00a.m. Bernie Grace

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

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

Please collect the Rota List on which your name is highlighted.

Ordination to the Priesthood:

Rev Brian Griffin will be Ordained Priest for the Diocese of Ossory on this Sunday 28th. June in St. Mary’s Cathedral at 3.00p.m. Anyone who would like to attend will be very welcome. We asked you to particularly remember Brian in your prayers at this time.

Marian Devotion; (The Prayer of Mary)

The Rosary and Prayers will be recited on Tuesday 30th. in Stoneyford Church at 7.00p.m.

The Rosary and Prayers will be recited on Thursday 2nd. in Hugginstown Church at 7.30p.m

Anniversary Masses next weekend:

In Hugginstown Church on Sunday 5th. June at 11.00a.m    – Dick and Mary Aylward, Boolyglass

Date to Remember:

Stoneyford Church (Bicentenary) Celebration: On Saturday 11th. July. 2015. Mass 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 the Church Porch.


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

Lotto Results:

Draw: Monday 22nd. June 2015          Numbers: 22; 32; 01.         Bonus No: 07.

No Match 3 Winner:                 No Jackpot Winner:

€30.00 Winners:           Adam Fennelly, Ballycaum;          Davey Whelan, c/o James Irish;

John & Margaret Corcoran, Lawcus; Mary Brady, Bennettsbridge;    Paddy Egan, Dunnamaggan.

3 Sellers €15.00 each:     Padraic Crowley;             Pat Power;         Charlie Malzard.

Next week:                     Match 3: €1,000.00;                              Jackpot: €6,400.00;

Next Draw on Monday 29th. June. Please submit returns by 8.30p.m. Draw at 9.00p.m.

Theology Course:

Do you want to know more about your Faith? Your Church? Its History? Our Bible (Old and New Testaments) Our Moral Theology? Our Liturgy and Sacraments?  Or just to know more about the God we pray to.  If so why not consider taking part in the Certificate in Theological Studies at St Kieran’s College.  A new course starts in October 2015. To find out more, or to sign up, please contact Declan Murphy at 087 908 1470 visit

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 056 771 2301

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.

Information Leaflets are available in the Church Porch: For full information check out the Diocesan website: (Select Safeguarding).


‘At night there are tears, but joy comes with dawn’. This line from today’s Psalm tells us something about the theme of our readings, which focus on death and resurrection. It tells us that darkness and death are not the end; there is morning and there is hope.   There were plenty of tears in the house Jesus visited in today’s Gospel. Jairus’ 12-year-old daughter, who was ill, had died. People were weeping and wailing. We can imagine the scene; every death is a painful and sorrowful occasion, but the death of a child is all the more tragic. Worse still, Jairus had come to Jesus looking for help while his young daughter was still alive, but Jesus had got there too late. However in this case, death does not have the last word. Jesus raises the child from death. It is a very dramatic story that foreshadows his own death and resurrection. Jesus overcomes death here, just as he will overcome his own death, and ours.   For those of us who doubt, and who find it hard to accept the harsh reality of death – and that is surely all of us at times – Jesus has some words of consolation: ‘Do not be afraid; only have faith’. Death is not the end; it is the gateway to new life.

Those who have passed from this life, he takes by the hand and invites into their new life with him with a gentle word of welcome: ‘I tell you to get up’. By: Tríona Doherty


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Contact: Telephone: 056 776 8693 or email



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