Aghaviller Parish Newsletter 10th. and 11th. October 2015

(Hugginstown and Stoneyford Churches)

“Twenty-Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time”

Priests of the Parish:

Liam Cassin Telephone:             056 776 8693      or      Mobile 087 231 2354

St. Canice

St. Canice

Peter Hoyne Telephone: 056 776 8678      or      Mobile 086 373 8492

Mass Times in Aghaviller Parish:     Monday 12th. to Sunday 18th. October 2015

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

                        Vigil – Saturday 17th. at 8.00p.m.;        Sunday 18th. at 11.00a.m.

Stoneyford:       Wednesday at 7.00p.m.          

                        Vigil – Saturday 17th. at 6.30p.m.;        Sunday 18th. at 10.00a.m.

Sunday 11th.            Feast of St. John XX111 (Pope) and St. Canice (Patron of Kilkenny City)

Thursday 15th.      Feast of St. Teresa of Avila.        Saturday 17th. Feast of St Ignatius of Antioch

Pray For: 

Anniversaries:   George and Eileen O’Neill, Stonecarthy: Anniversary Mass in Stoneyford Church on Saturday 10th. October at 6.30p.m.

John Grace, Lismatigue: Anniversary Mass in Hugginstown Church on Saturday 10th. October at 8.00p.m.

Rota for next week-end:    17th. and 18th. October (Twenty-Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time)


Stoneyford:              Saturday 6.30p.m. Declan Lennon;    Sunday 10.00a.m. Eileen Sutton.

Hugginstown:        Saturday 8.00p.m. Cáit Broderick;        Sunday 11.00a.m. Lily Burke.

Eucharistic Ministers:

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

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

Marian Devotion; (The Prayer of Mary)

The Rosary and Prayers will be recited on Tuesday 13th. in Stoneyford Church at 7.00p.m.

The Rosary and Prayers will be recited on Thursday 15th. in Hugginstown Church at 7.30p.m

Anniversary Mass next weekend:

In Stoneyford Church on Saturday 17th. October at 6.30p.m.    –    Winifred Long, Stoneyford

In Hugginstown Church on Saturday 17th. October at 8.00p.m.   –  John Cassin, Ballygerdra.

In Stoneyford Church on Sunday 18th. October at 10.00a.m.       –    Marie Englishby, Stoneyford

In Hugginstown Church on Sunday 18th. October at 11.00a.m.     –  Maura Power, Lismatigue.

Stoneyford Community Centre:

Introduction to “Tai Chi” will take place on Thursday 15th. October in the Community Centre at 2.15p.m. All are welcome.

Stoneyford Tidy Towns:

Congratulations to the local winners of Stoneyford Tidy Towns. The winners were announced as follows: Best Estate: Chapel View: Best Garden: Oliver Ryan, Kells Road. Best Renewal Project: Jim Lynch, Main Street. Best Floral Display: Michael Fennelly, Main Street.   Local Hero Award: Paddy O’Dwyer, Merino Drive. Prizes are kindly sponsored by Kathleen Leadbetter of Jerpoint Glass. Prize-giving will take place immediately following AGM at Community Centre on Monday 19th. October at 7.30pm. Light refreshments served. All are very welcome.


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


The Annual Collection in aid of “Ossory Social Service” will be held this weekend.

October Stations Contributions:

Many thanks to all who contributed to the October Stations during the past week. Envelopes for your contributions are available at the Church Porch. Your contributions are for the support of the priests of the parish and the diocese.


First Holy Communion 2016:

A meeting of all parents of the First Holy Communion Classes will take place during the coming week to discuss the First Holy Communion preparations for 2016.   The Dates for First Holy Communion will be decided at these meetings.

A meeting in Hugginstown Church on Tuesday 13th. October at 7.30p.m. for the parents of Monroe and Newmarket Schools.

A meeting in Stoneyford Church on Wednesday 14th. October at 7.30p.m. for the parents of Stoneyford School.


Congratulations to Grace Muire Phelan, Ballinteskin and her parents Niamh and John.

Grace was baptised in Hugginstown Church on Saturday 3rd. October

Congratulations to Eoin Oliver Doyle, Kingsmountain and his parents Aoife and John.

Eoin was baptised in Hugginstown Church on Sunday 4th. October


Looking After Your Mental Health:

Learn how to become aware of, prevent and maintain your Mental Health! A Talk will be given on Friday. October 16th. in St Eoghan’s Centre, Kilmoganny at 7.30p.m. All are very welcome (including Teenagers) No Charge.

“Ossory Times”:

The latest edition of the Ossory Times is available in the Church Porch. It contains news and information from around the Diocese, including Stoneyford Bi-Centenary Celebrations.

Newmarket/Hugginstown Social Club:

Newmarket/Hugginstown Social Club ‘Get Together’ will take place on Tuesday 13th. October at 2.00p.m. in Gairdín an Ghorta, Newmarket. All are very welcome.

Parish Finance Committee:

Meeting will take place in the Parish House, Hugginstown on Thursday 15th. October at 8.00p.m.

Lotto Results:

Draw: Monday 5th. October 2015          Numbers: 28; 21; 05.         Bonus No: 27.

No Match 3 Winner:                               No Jackpot Winner:

€30.00 Winners:                     Pat Fitzgerald, Hugginstown;               Pat O’Neill, Stonecarthy;

Jim Walsh, ‘Grand Gates’;   John Healy, c/o Heaslips                        Tessie Maher, Kyleva.

3 Sellers €15.00 each:           Aoife Sheehan;       ‘Heaslips’;            James Irish.

Next week:                                 Match 3: €1,000.00;                               Jackpot: €7,900.00;

Next Draw on Monday 12th. October.Please submit returns by 8.30p.m. Draw at 9.00p.m.

Scoil Aireagail:

The Transition Year Students in Scoil Aireagail are proposing  a “Cycle For Syria” and they have organised four stationary bikes on which they are hoping to get local celebrities, the local community to cycle with the students the 5,300 kms. to Syria.  The launch is on Saturday 17th. October at 11.00 a.m. and four of our past pupils, Joey Holden (captain), Michael Fennelly, Paul Murphy and Colin Fennelly, All Ireland Champions are starting the cycle.  The event is being covered by the Irish Examiner and KCLR.  We would be delighted if members of the public would come into the school and help with the cycle.  Sponsorship Cards are available from the school and there will also be buckets beside the bicycles.  The telephone number of the school is 056 776 8632

Future of Our Church:

Talk in St Patrick’s Parish Centre, Loughboy, Kilkenny. “Woman, the elephant in the Church” by Dr. Mary T. Malone on Monday 12th. October at 8.00p.m.

Monster Bingo:

A Monster Bingo with €15,000.00 prize money will be held in Cillín Hill, Kilkenny on Sunday 18th. October at 3.00 p.m. in aid of St. Mary’s Cathedral Restoration Fund. Books €15.00 and €20.00. Single Sheets €2.00. Raffle tickets €2.00. Your support would be appreciated.

Suicide Grief Awareness Programme.

Kilkenny Bereavement Support are running an awareness programme (One and half hours per week) that could support you and your family and friends. The programme will consider the following themes: a. A map of grief and grief responses;   b. The stages/models of grief;   c. Dealing with the question “Why?” and other particular difficulties. d. How to find and accept support including the needs of children; e. Memories – continuing bonds;   f. Resilience and self care. The Venue: Villa Maria, Talbot’s Inch, Freshford Road, Kilkenny. Time and Dates: 8.00pm. Tuesday 13th. 20th. 27th. October, and Tuesday 3rd. November.   Enquiries at 056 775 6538.

Residential Weekend Retreat:

‘Supporting Family Life through the values of Cistercian Monasticism’.   A Residential Weekend Retreat at Mount St. Joseph Abbey, Roscrea, Co. Tipperary on Friday, October 16th. to Sunday, October 18th.   In order to reserve a place, please contact Eileen from Monday to Friday, between 2.00 p.m. and 7.00 p.m. at 0505 25600. A reservation can also be made by e-mail to


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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