Aghaviller Parish Newsletter 18th. and 19th. June 2016:    

(Hugginstown and Stoneyford Churches).

“Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time”

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Birth of John the Baptist.

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 20th. to Sunday 26th. June 2016.

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

Vigil – Saturday 25th. at 8.00p.m.;        Sunday 26th. at 11.00a.m.

Stoneyford:       Wednesday at 7.00p.m.

                        Vigil – Saturday 25th. at 6.30p.m.;        Sunday 26th. at 10.00a.m.

Monday 20th.     Feast of the Irish Martyrs.

Friday 24th.       Feast of the Birth of John the Baptist.

Pray For:

Anniversaries:   John Dunne, Stoneyford: Mass in Stoneyford Church on Saturday 18th. June at 6.30p.m.

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

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

Rota for next week-end:      25th. and 26th. June (Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time)


Stoneyford:         Saturday 6.30p.m. Declan Lennon;  Sunday 10.00a.m. Fred Malzard.

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

Eucharistic Ministers:

Stoneyford:         Saturday 6.30p.m. Maura Roche    Sunday 10.00a.m. Bernie Grace.

Hugginstown:     Saturday 8.00p.m. Marie Duggan;  Sunday 11.00a.m. Ann Power.

Anniversary Mass next weekend:

In Hugginstown Church on Saturday 25th. June at 8.00p.m.  – Dick O’Gorman, Hugginstown.

In Hugginstown Church on Sunday 26th. June at 11.00a.m.   –   Mary, Stephen and Sonny Kelly. Castlemorris.

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.

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

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.; Kilcasey Cemetery Mass on Friday 15th. July at 8.00p.m.

“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.


Congratulations to Laylah Rose Somers and Sarah Louise Somers, Sheepstown and their parents Veronica and David. Laylah and Sarah were baptised in Hugginstown Church on Saturday 11th. June.

Bicentenary of St. Peter’s Church, Ennisnag

Celebration will take place on Friday 1st. July at 7.00p.m. Service of Evening Prayer with an address by Dr. Adrian Empey, (Historian and Former Rector). Refreshments will be available in Ennisnag Lounge after Service. All warmly welcome.

Lotto Results:

Draw: Monday 13th. June 2016   Numbers: 17; 06; 21.                   Bonus No: 29.

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

€30.00 Winners:                     Pat Dwyer, Croan;                                                       Eileen Murphy, c/o James Irish;

John & Killian Brennan, Clara;   Sean Gibbons, Stoneyford;                               Willie Dalton, Lismatigue.

3 Sellers €15.00 each:           Tommy Hoyne;       Billy Carroll;          Eamon Irish.

Next week:   Match 3: €1,000.00;        Match 4: €2,000.00;           Jackpot: €11,400.00;

Next Draw on Monday 20th. June 2016. Please submit returns by 9.00p.m. Draw at 9.30p.m

Stoneyford Active Retirement:

Active Retirement Group is going to Enniscorthy (1798) for a Day Trip on Friday 24th. June.   Meet at the Community Centre at 9.30a.m. All are welcome. Please contact 056 772 8225 or 087 641 4038 if you need more information.

High Speed Broadand:

The Newmarket/Hugginstown Development Association is to establish a working group to identify how to campaign for and to deliver high speed broadband to the area. If you are interested in being part of this group please text or call 087 267 0698.

Youth Leadership Programme:

Aged 15 – 18 years? Interested in developing the skills, inspiration, vision and confidence to become an effective leader? Then the Foróige Leadership for Life Programme may be for you! Over the days you will meet new people, learn about your own skills and how to work as a team, consider what it is to be a leader and much more. This programme will be run at the Foróige Drum Youth Centre in Kilkenny from Tuesday June 28th. to Friday July 1st. Parental consent required. Contact Kate Carroll on 086 7736975 or for more details.   Please note: you do not have to be a member of Foróige to participate!

Carrickshock G.A.A.:

Orders will be taken for Carrickshock Gear on Monday 20th. June in Hugginstown Community Centre from 7.00p.m. to 9.00p.m. Cost must be paid on the night.

Irish Wheelchair Association:

The Annual Church Gate Collection will be held this weekend 18th. and 19th. June.

“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 at 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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