Aghaviller Parish Newsletter 11th. and 12th. June 2016:    

(Hugginstown and Stoneyford Churches).

“Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time”

St. Anthony of Padua

St. Anthony of Padua

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 13th. to Sunday 19th. June 2016.

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

Vigil – Saturday 18th. at 8.00p.m.;        Sunday 19th. at 11.00a.m.

Stoneyford:       Wednesday at 7.00p.m.

                        Vigil – Saturday 18th. at 6.30p.m.;        Sunday 19th. at 10.00a.m.

Monday 6th.       Feast of St. Anthony of Padua.

Pray For:          Mary Coyle, England; who died during the week.

Months Mind Mass:    Susan O’Connor, Mount Juliet.   Mass in Stoneyford Church on Sunday 12th. June at 10.00a.m.

Anniversaries:   Jim Doran, Hillside, Stoneyford: First Anniversary Mass in Stoneyford Church on Saturday 11th. June at 6.30p.m.

Kitty Lonergan, Lismatigue.   Mass in Hugginstown Church on Saturday 11th. June at 8.00p.m.

Nora Duggan, Gowlawn.

Rota for next week-end:      18th. and 19th. June 2016 (Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time)


Stoneyford:         Saturday 6.30p.m. Catherina Roche;         Sunday 10.00a.m. Eileen Sutton.

Hugginstown:     Saturday 8.00p.m. Cáit Broderick;            Sunday 11.00a.m. Lillian Carr

Eucharistic Ministers:

Stoneyford:         Saturday 6.30p.m. Maria Reid;                  Sunday 10.00a.m. T. J. Mills.

Hugginstown:     Saturday 8.00p.m. Nancy Hearne;              Sunday 11.00a.m. Mary Murphy.

Anniversary Mass next weekend:

In Stoneyford Church on Saturday 18th. June at 6.30p.m. – John Dunne, Stoneyford.

In Hugginstown Church on Saturday 18th. June at 8.00p.m.  – Michael Brennan, Keatingstown.

In Hugginstown Church on Sunday 19th. June at 11.00a.m.  –   Mary Gaule, Keatingstown.


A Church Door Collection in aid of “St. Vincent de Paul” will be held after all Masses this weekend Saturday 11th. and Sunday 12th. June.

June Collection:

The “June Collection 2016” for the support of the priests of the Parish and the Diocese will be taken up during the month of June. Envelopes for this collection are available in Porch.


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

The Irish Cancer Society:

The ‘Volunteer Driver Service’ is a free transport service available to patients undergoing chemotherapy treatment in University Hospital Waterford. To avail of this service, please talk to your healthcare professional or call Gail in the Irish Cancer Society on 01 231 0566.

Dates to Remember:

Cemetery Masses:           Stoneyford Cemetery Mass on Friday 1st. July at 8.00p.m.

Hugginstown Cemetery Mass on Saturday 2nd. July at 8.00p.m.;

Year of Mercy:

Pope Francis has asked that each Cathedral would open a ‘Holy Door’ for the Jubilee Year of Mercy.  The parishes of the Southern Deanery are holding a Pilgrimage Day in this Jubilee Year on Sunday 19th. June.  All will gather in the Black Abbey in Kilkenny at 3.30p.m.; where there will be an opportunity to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation.  Leaving the Black Abbey they will make the jubilee walk to the Cathedral stopping along the way at the statue of Our Lady on James’ Green.  They will then proceed to through the Holy Door and attend Mass in the Cathedral at 5.30pm.  All are welcome.

“Anam Cara”:

‘Anam Cara’, the Organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding its monthly Parent Evening on Monday 20th. June from 7:30p.m. to 9:00p.m. in the Horse & Jockey Hotel, Thurles. All ‘Anam Cara’ Services are available free of charge to bereaved parents.

Fundraising Trek:

A 12K. Fundraising Trek will take place on Saturday 18th. June in Graiguenamanagh, to raise much needed funds for Brú Columbanus. Brú Columbanus supports families with relatives in Cork Hospitals – by providing “home from home” accommodation for the relatives of seriously ill patients in Cork Hospitals and the Hospice. The walk will leave Graiguenamanagh at 11.00a.m. and walk along the scenic line to St. Mullins (and back). Registration can be done online at or by calling 021 434 5754 or 087 2787 074.

Bicentenary of the Rower Church. 

The celebration of Corpus Christi will take place this year in The Rower on the 12th. June.  Cardinal Séan Brady will lead the celebration.  Mass will be celebrated at 2.30p.m. followed by the Corpus Christi Procession through the village.   All are invited to take part in the celebration, which is part of the celebration of the Bicentenary of the Rower Church.

Kilkenny City:

‘Ciclovia’ is now an annual event in Kilkenny City, that transforms the city centre into a great big playground.  This year, Ciclovia will take place on Sunday June 12th. and Sunday 19th. from 2.00p.m. to 4.00p.m. each day. High Street will be an open space for pedestrians, cyclists, and the whole community on both Sunday afternoons.  The event encourages walking and cycling in a family friendly environment and it generates recreational areas, allowing the people of Kilkenny to make the most of their City Centre.  A family cycle will explore some of the cycling routes in the City on both days at 2.00p.m.  All this will be done to the backdrop of music and dancing, provided by local musicians and dance troupes. This is another wonderful opportunity for Kilkenny people and visitors alike to stroll along High Street in what promises to be two very enjoyable events.

Lotto Results:

Draw: Monday 6th. June 2016               Numbers: 13; 21; 25.                 Bonus No: 32.

No Match 3 Winner:                             No Match 4 Winner:                 No Jackpot Winner:

€30.00Winners:                                    Fred Malzard, Stoneyford; Pat Barron, Romansvalley;

May O’Shea, Croan;                    Pat Delahunty, Catstown;             Billy Dugan, Hugginstown.

3 Sellers €15.00 each:                 Padraig Crowley;    Fred Malzard;  Teresa Fitzgerald.

Next week:   Match 3: €1,000.00;        Match 4: €2,000.00;         Jackpot: €11,300.00;

Next Draw on Monday 13th. June 2016. Please submit returns by 9.00p.m. Draw at 9.30p.m

Piltown Draw:

The 2016 Hurlers Co-Op Draw (Piltown Draw) has just been launched. Great prizes as always on offer. Tickets costs €50.00 for 5 draws with a cash alternative to all the top prizes. Over half of the income stays with your local club, funding facilities in your local area. Tickets are available from any club official or Padraig Crowley on 087 278 5673.

The Priests in Concert:

Concert will take place in the Holy Trinity Church, Rathdowney on Friday 1st. July at 8.00p.m.

Tickets are available from Rathdowney Parish Office 086 244 4594 or 050 546 282 or


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

Contact: Telephone: 056 776 8693 or email






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