Aghaviller Parish Newsletter 18th. and 19th. July 2015

 “Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time”

(Hugginstown and Stoneyford Churches)

Priests of the ParishSt. Brigid of Sweden

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 20th. to Sunday 26th. July 2015.

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

Vigil – Saturday 25th. at 8.00p.m.;        Sunday 26th. at 11.00a.m.

Stoneyford:       Wednesday at 7.00p.m.

                        Vigil – Saturday25th. at 6.30p.m.;        Sunday 26th. at 10.00a.m.

Wednesday 22nd. Feast of St. Mary Magdalene.

Thursday 23rd.             Feast of St. Bridget of Sweden (Patron of Europe)

Friday 24th.      Feast of St. Declan               Saturday 25th.           Feast of St. James (Apostle).

Pray For:

Anniversary:     Tom Butler, Boolyglass: First Anniversary Mass in Hugginstown Church on Saturday 18th. July at 8.00p.m.

Rota for next week-end: 25th. and 26th. July 2015 (Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time)


Stoneyford:         Saturday 6.30p.m. Declan Lennon;  Sunday 10.00a.m. Donal Butler

Hugginstown:     Saturday 8.00p.m. Teresa Broderick; Sunday 11.00a.m. Deirdre O’Shea

Eucharistic Ministers:

Stoneyford:         Saturday 6.30p.m. Maura Roche;      Sunday 10.00a.m. Bernie Grace.

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

Marian Devotion; (The Prayer of Mary)

The Rosary and Prayers will be recited on Tuesday 21st. in Stoneyford Church at 7.00p.m.

The Rosary and Prayers will be recited on Thursday 23rd. in Hugginstown Church at 7.30p.m

Anniversary Mass next weekend:

In Stoneyford Church on Saturday 25th. July at 6.30p.m  – Jim McCarthy, Knockdrinna.


Congratulations to Pat Cleary, Hugginstown and Claire Cunningham, Piltown who were married in Piltown Church on Friday 17th. July.

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:

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


Stoneyford  Cemetery Committee would like to thank all who contributed to the recent collection for the upkeep of the Cemetery in Stoneyford.

Thanks to all who prepared and helped in the celebrations of the Bicentenary of Stoneyford Church last weekend.

St. Mary’s Cathedral:

To celebrate the Feast of St. James of Santiago de Compostela, a Mass and blessing will be celebrated on Sunday 26th July in St. Mary’s Cathedral, James Street at 11.00a.m. Afterward a walk will take place beginning at 2.00p.m. outside Jenkinstown Church and walking through Jenkinstown Park. Later that evening a showing of the film ‘The Way’ will take place in the Chapter Room, St. Mary’s Cathedral at 7.00pm. All are welcome.

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 13th. July 2015          Numbers: 23; 19; 06.          Bonus No: 29.

No Match 3 Winner:                 No Jackpot Winner:

€30.00 Winners:           John Poole, Hugginstown;                        Eamonn Irish, Knocktopher;

James & Breda Irish, Hugginstown;   Deirdre Burke, Croan;       M. E. P. c/o James Irish.

3 Sellers €15.00 each:     James Irish;        Tom Cassin;      Deirdre Brennan.

Next week:                     Match 3: €1,000.00;                              Jackpot: €6,700.00;

Next Draw on Monday 20th. 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

Vintage Show:

2015 Rod Iron Vintage Show, Mullinavat will take place on Sunday 26th. July in Lismatigue Hugginstown at 1.00p.m. This is a great Family Day out, with the proceeds of the show going to local charities.

Castlegannon Show:

The Castlegannon Show will take place on this Sunday 19th. July starting at 1.00pm. Proceeds of the show will go to the Carlow/Kilkenny Homecare Team.


Today’s readings explain how God, like a Good Shepherd, redeems His people and provides for them. They also challenge us to use our God-given gifts in the family, in the Church and in society, with fidelity and responsibility.  Today, pastoral ministry includes not only the pastoral care given by those named or ordained as “pastors” but the loving service given by all Christians who follow different callings to serve and lead others.

Joke: The young priest was teaching the school children about the Good Shepherd. He told them that they were the sheep who needed guidance. Then the priest asked, “If you are the sheep then who is the shepherd?” (obviously meaning himself!!). A silence of a few seconds followed. Then a young boy said, “Jesus. Jesus is the Shepherd.” The young priest, obviously caught by surprise, said to the boy, “Well then, who am I?” The boy frowned thoughtfully and then said, “I guess you must be a sheep dog.”


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Contact: Telephone: 056 776 8693 or email



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