Aghaviller Parish Newsletter 1st. and 2nd. August 2015

(Hugginstown and Stoneyford Churches)

“Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time”


St. John Mary Vianney

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 3rd. to Sunday 9th. August 2015.

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

Vigil – Saturday 8th. at 8.00p.m.;        Sunday 9th. at 11.00a.m.

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

                        Vigil – Saturday 8th. at 6.30p.m.;        Sunday 9th. at 10.00a.m.

Tuesday 4th.     Feast of St. John Mary Vianney

Thursday 6th.    Feast of The Transfiguration of Our Lord.

Friday 7th.        First Friday                   Saturday 8th.     Feast of St. Dominic

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.

Pray For:          Pat Kearns, Mooncoin who died during the week.

Anniversary:     Nora Kenneally, Catstown: Anniversary Mass in Hugginstown Church on Saturday 1st. August at 8.00p.m.

Jimmy Brennan, Kilkeasy: Anniversary Mass in Hugginstown Church on Sunday 2nd. at August at 11.00a.m.

Rota for next week-end: 8th. and 9th. August 2015 (Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time)


Stoneyford:         Saturday 6.30p.m. Ronan Murphy; Sunday 10.00a.m. Eileen Sutton.

Hugginstown:     Saturday 8.00p.m. Catherine Dwyer; Sunday 11.00a.m. Deirdre Rohan

Eucharistic Ministers:

Stoneyford:         Saturday 6.30p.m. Kitty Wallace;  Sunday 10.00a.m. T. J. Mills.

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

Marian Devotion; (The Prayer of Mary)

The Rosary and Prayers will be recited on Tuesday 4th. in Stoneyford Church at 7.00p.m.

The Rosary and Prayers will be recited on Thursday 6th. in Hugginstown Church at 7.30p.m

Cemetery Mass:

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

Anniversary Mass next weekend:

In Stoneyford Church on Saturday 8th. August at 6.30p.m   – Declan Fennelly, Oldtown.


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

For more information please contact Liam Cassin 056 776 8693


A “Faith and Family” Novena will take place at Knock Shrine from 14th. to 22nd. August 2015. Daily Ceremonies at 3.00p.m. and 8.30p.m. with Workshops each day at 12.00Noon and 6.00p.m. For further information Telephone 094 938 8100 or visit


CURA is a  Counselling Service for crisis and unplanned pregnancy. They can be contacted at 7, Priory Square, Dean Street, Kilkenny. Free Telephone: 1850 622 626 or 056 7722739

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.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Lotto Results:

Draw: Monday 27th. July 2015          Numbers: 12; 31; 26.          Bonus No: 03.

No Match 3 Winner:                 No Jackpot Winner:

€1,000.00 Winner:        Mairead Brennan, Clara;               Jim Gorey, Barrettstown;

Brenda Kavanagh, Freshford; Adam Fennelly, Ballycaum;     Bridget Cleary, Hugginstown

3 Sellers €15.00 each:     John Power;       Bridget Cleary;   Catherine Barron;

Next week:                     Match 3: €1,000.00;                              Jackpot: €6,900.00;

Next Draw on Monday 3rd. August. Please submit returns by 8.30p.m. Draw at 9.00p.m.


Please Note! Tidy Towns August Litter Pick will take place on Saturday 8th. August from 11.00a.m. to 1.00p.m. Odd Jobs ‘Fix It’ Team meet at 2.00p.m. Thanks to all of our 48 village volunteers who have helped out on Litter Picks, Painting, Flower Planting, Watering & Odd Jobs. New volunteers always welcome! Contact Donie Butler 087 315 6359. The final National Tidy Towns Adjudication takes place during August.

Dawn Walk:

The National Dawn Walk for Cancer is a new nationwide initiative which seeks to honour all of those who battle or who have battled cancer on a day to day basis, by means of a Dawn challenge on Mount Leinster. The walk takes place on the 22nd. of August at 5.45am and will take participants on a 10km journey over Mount Leinster, from The Nine Stones to the picturesque village of Myshall, Co Carlow. Bishop Denis Nulty as well as Ms Elma Walsh, mother of the late Donal Walsh will be joining us on the walk. On the morning of the walk we will be gathering at the Presentation De La Salle College, Bagenalstown or Myshall Community Centre (for those coming from the Bunclody side of the mountain) from 4.00a.m. onwards with all buses due to depart at 5.15am in order to ensure that participants reach the mountain before the break of dawn. The walk will end at about 8.00am in Myshall where tea, coffee and refreshments will be served. At this point, a special ceremony will be held and the Remembrance Balloons will be released to soar upwards on the breeze in the direction of Mount Leinster. You can now register on line at our website– Places are limited so book early to avoid disappointment. You may also register at 089 229 6620.


Today’s readings challenge us to trust in the providence of a loving and caring God and to hunger and thirst for the Bread of eternal life – the Holy Eucharist.  As human beings, we hunger for many things besides food and material possessions.  We hunger to be recognized and honored, to love and be loved, to be listened to and to be appreciated, to help, console and encourage people and receive gratitude.  But only God can satisfy our various forms of spiritual hunger.  St. Augustine said: “O God, You have made us for Yourself, and our hearts are restless until they rest in You.”


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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