Aghaviller Parish Newsletter 4th. and 5th. July 2015

(Hugginstown and Stoneyford Churches)

“Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time”

St. Maria Goretti

St. Maria Goretti

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 6th. to Sunday 12th. July 2015.

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


Vigil – Saturday 11th. at 8.00p.m.;        Sunday 12th. at 11.00a.m.

Stoneyford:       Wednesday at 7.00p.m.

                        Vigil – Saturday11th. at 6.30p.m.;        Sunday 12th. at 10.00a.m.

Monday 6th.       Feast of St. Maria Goretti.            Wednesday 8th. Feast of St. Killian.

Saturday 11th.    Feast of St. Benedict (Patron of Europe)

Pray For:  

Months Mind:   Jim Doran, Hillside, Stoneyford. Mass in Stoneyford Church on Saturday 4th. July at 6.30p.m.

Anniversaries:   Dick and Mary Aylward, Boolyglass: Mass in Hugginstown Church on Sunday 5th. July at 11.00a.m.

Michael, Mary and Ellie Farrell, Kilkeasy.

Rota for next week-end:    11th. and 12th. July 2015 (Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time)


Stoneyford:         Saturday 6.30p.m. Sheila Raggett;    Sunday 10.00a.m. Fred Malzard

Hugginstown:     Saturday 8.00p.m. Cáit Broderick;      Sunday 11.00a.m. Lillian Carr

Eucharistic Ministers:

Stoneyford:         Saturday 6.30p.m. Kitty Wallace;     Sunday 10.00a.m. Mary Malzard

Hugginstown:     Saturday 8.00p.m. Bridget Farrell;     Sunday 11.00a.m. Ann Power.

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.

Marian Devotion; (The Prayer of Mary)

The Rosary and Prayers will be recited on Tuesday 7th. in Stoneyford Church at 7.00p.m.

The Rosary and Prayers will be recited on Thursday 9th. in Hugginstown Church at 7.30p.m

Anniversary Mass next weekend:

In Hugginstown Church on Sunday 12th. June at 11.00a.m – Ellen Doyle, Hugginstown.

Stoneyford Church:

The last meeting in preparation for the Bicentenary Celebrations will take place in Stoneyford Church at 7.30p.m. on Wednesday 18th. July.

June Collection:

Many thanks to all for your contributions to the “June Collection” during the past weeks.

This collection is for the support of the priests of the Parish and the Diocese.

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


The “Holy Father’s Collection” (Peter’s Pence) will be held after all Masses this weekend.

Stoneyford Church Bicentenary Celebrations:

Bishop Seamus Freeman will celebrate Mass in Stoneyford Church on Saturday next 11th. July at 6.30p.m to celebrate the Bicentenary of Stoneyford Church (1815 – 2915). One of the oldest chalices in the diocese from 1631 and owned by Stoneyford Church will be used in the celebrations. All are very welcome and refreshments will be served after Mass in Stoneyford Community Centre. Thanks to all who have helped in the preparations.

Lotto Results:

Draw: Monday 29th. June 2015          Numbers: 25; 17; 07.          Bonus No: 30.

No Match 3 Winner:                 No Jackpot Winner:

€30.00Winners:           Jim Rohan, Carricketna;   Garry Comerford, Carrickmerlin;

Martin Treacy, Monarue; Kathleen Brophy, Sheepstown;      Grainne Foran, Monroe

3 Sellers €15.00 each:     James Irish;        Eamon Irish;       Jimmy Walsh.

Next week:                     Match 3: €1,000.00;                              Jackpot: €6,500.00;

Next Draw on Monday 6th. July. Please submit returns by 8.30p.m. Draw at 9.00p.m.


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

Youth 2000 Summer Festival:

Youth 2000 Summer Festival will take place in the Cistercian College, Roscrea, Co. Tipperary from Thursday 13th. to Sunday 16th. August this year. This Festival is for young people aged 16 to 35 to experience their Catholic Faith and to meet with other young people with the same interest. Over 1000 young people from all corners of Ireland attended the festival last year. Free buses are available from all around Ireland. For more information or to book online visit or phone 01 675 3690.

South Kilkenny Historical Society:

The South Kilkenny Historical Society will join locals and others on Sunday July 12th. (Fraochán Sunday) on the summit of Tory Hill. Meeting time and place: 1.45pm at Mullinavat, (Church Car Park),.   All are welcome. Climbing Tory Hill on Fraochán Sunday is an ancient tradition, going back many centuries and is associated with the ancient festival of Lughnasa.   For further information contact Eddie Synnott at 086 812 4349


Seeing your life through the lens of the Gospels; Mark 6:1-6

1  The story reminds us of how personal prejudices and agendas can block us from listening to the content of what another person has to say, no matter how relevant or wise it is. Perhaps you have experienced this. What difference has it made to you when you were able to focus on the content of what was being said and leave to one side your own prejudices about the speaker?

2  It has been said that there is nothing as useless as the right advice at the wrong time. We may want to reach out to another, but may be unable to make a useful contribution because at that moment the other person is not ready to be helped. Like Jesus we can ‘do no deed of power’. As Jesus had to be patient and wait for another opportunity so do we. What have you learned about the importance of patience in working with other people?

3  The topic of religion can easily bring up prejudices, leading some to dismiss religion as superstition, old hat or based on an outdated world view. Even among believers, prejudice can make it hard for individuals to listen to an alternative way of looking at things, to consider a different way of celebrating liturgy or to live at peace with difference. Yet a closed mind can lead to a stagnant faith. When have you found that a willingness to consider a different perspective led to a deepening and strengthening of your faith? By: John Byrne.


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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