Aghaviller Parish Newsletter 11th. and 12th. July 2015

(Hugginstown and Stoneyford Churches)

“Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time”


St. Henry

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 13th. to Sunday 19th. July 2015.

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

Vigil – Saturday 18th. at 8.00p.m.;        Sunday 19th. at 11.00a.m.

Stoneyford:          Wednesday at 7.00p.m.

                     Vigil – Saturday18th. at 6.30p.m.;        Sunday 19th. at 10.00a.m.

Monday 13th.       Feast of St. Henry.            Wednesday 15th.   Feast of St. Bonaventure.

Thursday 16th.      Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel.

Pray For:          John Murphy, late of Ennisnag who died recently in Hertfordshire

Anniversaries:    Ellen Doyle, Hugginstown: Mass in Hugginstown Church on Sunday 12th. July at 11.00a.m.

Rota for next week-end:    18th. and 19th. July 2015 (Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time)


Stoneyford:          Saturday 6.30p.m. Catherina Roche; Sunday 10.00a.m. Michael Dermody

Hugginstown:       Saturday 8.00p.m. Eileen Aylward;   Sunday 11.00a.m. Noreen Kenneally

Eucharistic Ministers:

Stoneyford:          Saturday 6.30p.m. Maria Reid;            Sunday 10.00a.m. T. J. Mills.

Hugginstown:       Saturday 8.00p.m. Nancy Hearne;     Sunday 11.00a.m. Patricia Barron.

Marian Devotion; (The Prayer of Mary)

The Rosary and Prayers will be recited on Tuesday 14th. in Stoneyford Church at 7.00p.m.

The Rosary and Prayers will be recited on Thursday 16th. in Hugginstown Church at 7.30p.m

Anniversary Mass next weekend:

In Hugginstown Church on Saturday 18th. July at 8.00p.m  – Tom Butler, Boolyglass

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.

Parish Finance Committee:

Meeting will take place in Hugginstown Parish House on Thursday 16th. July at 8.00pm.

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

Youth 2000 Summer Festival:

Youth 2000 Summer Festival will take place in the Cistercian College, Roscrea, 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.

Cemetery Mass:

Mass in Stonecarthy Cemetery on Friday 7th. August at 8.00p.m.

Stoneyford Church Bicentenary Celebrations:

Bishop Seamus Freeman will celebrate Mass in Stoneyford Church on this Saturday 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. The Chalice will be on display after Mass for anyone who would like to take a photograph. All are very welcome and refreshments will be served in Stoneyford Community Centre after Mass.  Many thanks to all who have helped in the preparations.

Parks Tennis Camp:

The Camp will be held at Kilmoganny Tennis Club from Monday 20th. to Friday 31st. July.

Under 8’s from 2.00p.m. to 3.00p.m.:  Under 10’s from 3.00p.m. to 4.00p.m.: Over 10’s from 4.00p.m. to 5.00p.m.:

Lotto Results:

Draw: Monday 6th. July 2015          Numbers: 07; 22; 17.          Bonus No: 25.

No Match 3 Winner:                      No Jackpot Winner:

€30.00 Winners: Sean O’Grady, Stoneyford;  James Murphy, Gorrue;

Luke, James &P.J. Gaule, Keatingstown;   Hugh Byrne, Muckalee;            Ellie Crowley, Aghaviller.

3 Sellers €15.00 each:       James Irish;        Mary Carroll;      Aoife Sheehan.

Next week:                   Match 3: €1,000.00;                      Jackpot: €6,600.00;

Next Draw on Monday 13th. 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

South Kilkenny Historical Society:

The South Kilkenny Historical Society will join locals and others on this 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

Vintage Show:

2015 Rod Iron Vintage Show, Mullinavat will take place on 26th. July at Lismatigue Hugginstown at 1.00p.m.

This is a great Family Day out with proceeds going to local charities.


Seeing our Life through the lens of the Gospels:

Today’s readings remind us of our calling as God’s children and of our call to bring the Good News of Jesus by bearing witness to God’s love, mercy and salvation as revealed through Jesus.   “God chose us in Christ before the foundation of the world.” (Eph. 1: 4).  

1    Jesus gave the disciples a share in his mission by sending them out ahead of him. It was a gesture of trust and confidence on his part, even though they did not fully understand his mission.

2    Jesus sent the disciples out two by two. Perhaps our experiences gives us examples of the value of having another person with us when engaging in an important task.

3    The apparently strange instructions given by Jesus were intended to counteract practices by bogus preachers who used preaching as a mask for money-making. The disciples of Jesus focus on the mission and not on their own comforts. Is it our experience that vested interests can impede a task, whereas having the right motives makes our mission more effective?

4    The task of the disciples was to call people to repent (to change the way we look at God and at other people). Who have been the disciples, the people in our lives who have called us to be more trusting in God?     By: John Byrne OSA; Email


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Contact: Telephone: 056 776 8693 or email



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