Aghaviller Parish Newsletter 29th. and 30th. August 2015

(Hugginstown and Stoneyford Churches)

“Twenty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time”

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 31st. August to Sunday 6th. September.

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

                        Vigil – Saturday 5th. at 8.00p.m.;        Sunday 6th. at 11.00a.m.

Stoneyford:       Friday at 7.00p.m.              (No Mass in Stoneyford on Wednesday)

                        Vigil – Saturday 5th. at 6.30p.m.;        Sunday 6th. at 10.00a.m.

Thursday 3rd.    Feast of St. Gregory the Great

Friday 4th.                                 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.

Pray For:    

Months Mind Mass:       Jimmy Hearne, Catstown. Mass in Hugginstown Church on Sunday 30th. August at 11.00a.m

Anniversary:     Ellen Duggan, Boolyglass: Anniversary Mass in Hugginstown Church on Saturday 29th. August at 8.00p.m.

Rota for next week-end:  5th. and 6th. September (Twenty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time)


Stoneyford:         Saturday 6.30p.m. Declan Lennon;        Sunday 10.00a.m. Pat Fennelly.

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

Eucharistic Ministers:

Stoneyford:         Saturday 6.30p.m. Kitty Wallace;              Sunday 10.00a.m. Bernie Grace.

Hugginstown:     Saturday 8.00p.m. Bridget Farrell;            Sunday 11.00a.m. Carmel O’Toole.

Marian Devotion; (The Prayer of Mary)

The Rosary and Prayers will be recited on Tuesday 1st. in Stoneyford Church at 7.00p.m.

The Rosary and Prayers will be recited on Thursday 3rd. in Hugginstown Church at 7.30p.m

Anniversary Mass next weekend:

In Hugginstown Church on Saturday 5th. September at 8.00p.m – William Carr, Barnadown.


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 contact Liam Cassin on 776 8693

Irish Blood Transfusion Service:

The Mobile Donor Clinic will visit the Rivercourt Hotel. Kilkenny on Monday 31st. August; Tuesday 1st. Wednesday 2nd.; Thursday 3rd.; and Tuesday 8th. September 2015 from 4.30p.m. to 8.00p.m. Please ensure blood supplies are always available by giving blood regularly.

Stoneyford Active Retirement Group:

Meeting will take place in the Community Centre, Stoneyford on Wednesday 2nd. September at the new time of 2.15p.m. We’d love to see some new faces. All are very welcome.

Peace in Christ Retreat House:

Recognising and honouring almost half a century of service given by the Sisters at Peace in Christ, a Mass of Thanksgiving will be celebrated in St. John’s Church on Wednesday, 2nd September at 7.30pm followed by refreshments in Langton House Hotel.   All are very welcome.     Since its foundation by Bishop Peter Birch in 1967 the people of our Parish have had a long and fruitful relationship with the sisters and staff at Peace in Christ Retreat House.  Many members of our parish have greatly benefited from Retreats, Parish Evenings, Days of Prayer, Confirmation Retreats and other initiatives taken by the sisters down through the years.  Let us show our appreciation of the sisters and staff by joining in this Concelebrated Mass to mark the closure of the Retreat House.

Age Action:

Age Action is now searching for Ireland’s top Silver Surfers. The Awards celebrate and showcase older peoples’ use of the internet and technology.    This year they are looking for enthusiastic people over the age of 50 who have an interesting story to share about how they use their computer and the internet and who will become a role model to inspire more older people to embrace technology. The public can nominate someone for an award by filling in a form online at  or by phoning Anne-Marie on 01 475 6989. The closing date for nominations is Sunday, October 4th.

Kilkenny Carer Support Group:

Meeting on Wednesday 2nd. September from 4.00p.m. to 5.30p.m. in The Village Day Centre (behind the Village Inn Pub). Information and support for past/present carers of people with Alzheimer’s/Dementia. All new members welcome.

National Eucharistic Congress:

On September 26th. and 27th. 2015 the celebration of a National Eucharistic Congress will take place in Knock, Co. Mayo. Its theme is ‘Christ our Hope’.

Lotto Results:

Draw: Monday 24th. August 2015          Numbers: 21; 04; 25.                  Bonus No: 15.

No Match 3 Winner:                                         No Jackpot Winner:

€1,000.00 Winner:    “The 4 of Us” c/o John Power;                                               Kate Tennyson, Hugginstown;

Willie Walsh, Boolyglass;            David Doyle, Hugginstown;                                  Michael Irish, Hugginstown

3 Sellers €15.00 each:     Catherine Duggan;          Mary Doyle;       Eamon Irish.

Next week:                     Match 3: €1,000.00;                                          Jackpot: €7,300.00;

Next Draw on Monday 24th. August. Please submit returns by 8.30p.m. Draw at 9.00p.m.

Stoneyford Field Day:

The Annual Field Day will take place at the Community Centre on September 20th. at 2.00p.m. There will be a Dog Show for the pets, Bouncy Castles; Coffee/Teas and Home Baking; Hurling and Soccer Blitz and lots of fun. Please come along and support.

South Kilkenny Historical Society:

Heritage Week Event; A Local History Mystery Tour of South Kilkenny will take place on Sunday, August 30th.   Meeting time and place: 3.00p.m. at John O Donovan Centre, Slieverue (formerly Slieverue Vocational School). For further information contact Eddie Synnott on 086 812 4349

Fibromyalgia Coffee Mornings:

Come for a chat and support on each Tuesday morning at 11.30a.m. It’s in Meubles Cafe (lift available on the ground floor). Meubles is in Kilkenny Retail Park, off the Ring Road, adjacent to Woodies and the Aspect Hotel. For further information contact Doris on 086 234 6491 or Tommy on 086 108 0291.


The Readings this weekend explain what true religion is. It is not simply a scrupulous, external observance of rules, laws, traditions and rituals. It is a loving, obedient relationship with God expressed in obeying His Commandments, Worshipping Him, recognizing His Presence in other human beings and rendering them a loving and humble service. Prayers, Rituals, Sacraments and Religious Practices will help us to practice this true religion in our daily lives.


All notices for the Newsletter to be left in by 5.00p.m. on Thursdays please.  

Contact: Telephone: 056 776 8693 or email




You may also like...

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *