Aghaviller Parish Newsletter 19th. and 20th.  September 2015

(Hugginstown and Stoneyford Churches)

“Twenty-Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time”

St Matthew

St Matthew

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 21st. to Sunday 27th. September 2015.

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

                        Vigil – Saturday 26th. at 8.00p.m.;        Sunday 27th. at 11.00a.m.

Stoneyford:       No Mass on Wednesday.            

                        Vigil – Saturday 26th. at 6.30p.m.;        Sunday 27th. at 10.00a.m.

Monday 21st.     Feast of St. Matthew (Apostle and Evangelist).

Wednesday 23rd.            Feast of St. Pius of Pietrelcina (Padre Pio)

Friday 25th.      Feast of St. Finbarr.

Saturday 26th.   Feast of Sts. Cosmas and Damian.

Pray For: 

Anniversary:        Michael Fennelly, Ballycaum. Mass in Stoneyford Church on Saturday 19th. September at 6.30p.m.

                        John Walsh, Carrickmerlin: Anniversary Mass in Hugginstown Church on Saturday 19th. September at 8.00p.m.

                        Toddy Tennyson, Mabbistown: Anniversary Mass in Hugginstown Church on Sunday 20th. September at 11.00a.m.

Rota for next week-end:    26th. and 27th. September (Twenty-Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time)


Stoneyford:         Saturday 6.30p.m. Vivion Fennelly; Sunday 10.00a.m. Michael Dermody.

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

Eucharistic Ministers:

Stoneyford:         Saturday 6.30p.m. Pat Kenny;       Sunday 10.00a.m. Bernie Grace.

Hugginstown:     Saturday 8.00p.m. Mary Cuddihy;  Sunday 11.00a.m. Patricia Barron.

Marian Devotion; (The Prayer of Mary)

The Rosary and Prayers will be recited on Tuesday 22nd. in Stoneyford Church at 7.00p.m.

The Rosary and Prayers will be recited on Thursday 24th. in Hugginstown Church at 7.30p.m

Months Mind Mass:

In Hugginstown Church on Sunday 27th. September at 11.00a.m. – Michael Raggett, Croan:

Anniversary Mass next weekend:

In Hugginstown Church on Saturday 26th. September at 8.00p.m.   –   Neddie Dwyer, Croan.


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 St. Kieran’s College or Liam Cassin on 056 776 8693

Confirmation 2016:

Confirmation will be celebrated in Hugginstown Church on Sunday 7th. February 2016.

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’. Bus will be available on Saturday 26th. September with the starting point at Loughboy Car Park, Kilkenny at 7.00 a.m.

For further information contact Marian Fennelly at 086 069 3510

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.

Lotto Results:

Draw: Monday 14th. September 2015          Numbers: 25; 30; 05.  Bonus No: 32.

No Match 3 Winner:                  No Jackpot Winner:

€30.00 Winners:    Angela & Paraic Barron, Romansvalley; Thomas Sweeney, Boolyglass;

Liam Brennan, Keatingstown;       Neil O’Grady, Stoneyford           D. & Ml. Rohan, Carrigetna

3 Sellers €15.00 each:     Caitlin Roche;   Padraic Crowley;   Tommy Hoyne.

Next week:                     Match 3: €1,000.00;                  Jackpot: €7,600.00;

Next Draw on Monday 21st. September. Please submit returns by 8.30p.m. Draw at 9.00p.m.

Newmarket School:

Meeting of the Board of Management in the school on Tuesday 22nd. September at 8.00p.m.

Stoneyford Field Day:

The Annual Field Day will take place at the Community Centre on Sunday, September 20th. starting 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.

Stoneyford Active Retirement:

Trip to Russborough House on Tuesday 29th. September. Anybody interested in joining this outing.

For more information contact 056 772 8225 or 087 641 4038. All are very welcome.

Fit Club has resumed on Wednesdays in the Community Centre at 8.15p.m. New members welcome.

Vocations Awareness Afternoon.

An afternoon of conversation and reflection for men aged 18+ will take place in the Chapter Room, St. Mary’s Cathedral Kilkenny on Sunday October 4th. from 2.00p.m. to 5.00p.m.  For further information contact Fr. Willie Purcell, Vocations Director.  Tel: 087 628 6858 or

Conference on Climate Change:

The Environment Committee of the Church of Ireland, Diocese of Cashel, Ferns and Ossory are holding a conference to raise awareness of the issues surrounding Climate Change and Farming. The Conference will be held in Kilkenny College on Saturday 3rd. October at 2.00p.m. For further information contact; Janet Crampton on 053 923 2589 or 087 907 7981

South Kilkenny Historical Society:

A Lecture on ‘O’Donovan Rossa Commemorated’ will be given by Mr. Gabriel Doherty (UCC) on Thursday 24th. September at 8.15p.m. in Mullinavat Parish Hall. All are very welcome. The Lecture will be preceded at 8.00p.m. by the Launch of the Society’s 1916 Commemoration Programme by Cllr. Mary Hilda Cavanagh, Chairperson of Kilkenny County Council. For further information contact Eddie Synnott on 086 812 4349

‘FirstLight’ Annual Memory Barrow Walk:

‘FirstLight’ supports suddenly bereaved parents nationally; so spend the day walking the Barrow in memory of a loved one. The Walk is taking place on Saturday 26th. September from 10.00am.   To register call Margaret on 01 873 2711 (9.00a.m. to 1.00p.m.)


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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