Aghaviller Parish Newsletter 2nd. and 3rd. July 2016:

(Hugginstown and Stoneyford Churches).

    “Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time”

St Killian

St Killian

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 4th. to Sunday 10th. July 2016.

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

Vigil – Saturday 9th. at 8.00p.m.;        Sunday 10th. at 11.00a.m.

Stoneyford:       Wednesday at 7.00p.m.

                        Vigil – Saturday 9th. at 6.30p.m.;        Sunday 10th. at 10.00a.m.

Monday 4th.       Feast of St. Elizabeth of Portugal

Wednesday 6thFeast of St. Marie Goretti              Friday 8th.   Feast of St. Killian

Pray For:          Peg Byrne, Ennisnag, who died during the week

Rota for next week-end:      9th. and 10th. July 2016 (Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time)


Stoneyford:              Saturday 6.30p.m. Ronan Murphy;    Sunday 10.00a.m. Donal Butler.

Hugginstown:        Saturday 8.00p.m. Pat Duggan;           Sunday 11.00a.m. Caroline Kenneally.

Eucharistic Ministers:

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

Hugginstown:        Saturday 8.00p.m. Bridget Farrell;       Sunday 11.00a.m. Mary Cahill.

Note:     The New Rota up to June 2017 is available in the Church Sacristy, Please collect.

Cemetery Mass:

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

June Collection:

Many thanks to all who contributed to the “June Collection” during the past few weeks.

This collection is for the support of the priests of the Parish and the Diocese.


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


Congratulations to James Patrick Dalton, Lismatigue and his parents Mairead and Emmet.

James was baptised in Hugginstown Church on Saturday 25th. June.


Congratulations to Angela Corcoran, Stoneyford and Kevin Conway, Kells who were married in Stoneyford Church on Friday 1st. July.

Year Of Mercy Retreat:

The Waterford SE Region of Charismatic Renewal is holding a Retreat on Saturday 16th. July and Sunday 17th. July in the Woodlands Hotel, Dunmore Road, Waterford. Starting time each day is 10.00a.m. For further information contact Sile on 086 859 0394.

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.

Lotto Results:

Draw: Monday 27th. June 2016   Numbers: 11; 09; 14.   Bonus No: 04.

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

€30.00 Winners:                Kitty Dwyer, Baysrath;             James Walsh, Coolmore;

Stephen Cassin, Ballygerdra;   Eily Walsh, Garrygaug;          Deirdre Burke, Croan.

3 Sellers €15.00 each:     James Irish;   ‘Heaslip’s’;                        Pat Dwyer.

Next week:   Match 3: €1,000.00;   Match 4: €2,000.00;             Jackpot: €11,600.00;

Next Draw on Monday 4th. July. Please submit returns by 9.00p.m. Draw at 9.30p.m

Youth Work Volunteers Wanted:

The Drum, Foróige, MacDonagh Junction, Kilkenny City are looking for volunteers to work with 12 to18 year olds in their purpose built youth space. They welcome skills in any of the following areas: communicating with young people; digital media and IT; music production; arts and crafts; drama; sports. Open to people aged 18 and over. Time commitment 1 to 2 hours per week. Training will be provided. For further information contact Rita on 086 773 6976 or

South Kilkenny Historical Society:

The South Kilkenny Historical Society will join local and others on Sunday July 10th. (Fraochán Sunday) on the summit of Tory Hill. Meeting time and place is 1.45p.m. at Mullinavat Church Car Park. Climbing Tory Hill on Fraochán Sunday is an ancient tradition associated with the ancient festival of Lughnasa. Some light refreshments will be served and it is hoped that the tradition of picking fraocháns will also take place. Canon Carrigan, in The History and Antiquities of the Diocese of Ossory describes Fraochán Sunday on Tory Hill as ‘an assemblage of the youth of the neighbourhood to pull the whorts or frocchans, and otherwise amuse themselves’.

Dog Night:

The Fund Raising Group for St.; Mary’s Cathedral Restoration Fund have decided to have a ‘Dog Night’ at Kilkenny Greyhound Track on Friday, August 12th. Funds will be raised through the following:

The sale of admission/supporter tickets at €10.00 each. Each ticket purchased could be used for the admission on the night or a way of supporting the event. Each ticket buyer’s name will be entered into a draw for prizes; 1st. Prize, 2 All Ireland Hurling Tickets  and 2nd. Prize, 2 nights B&B with one evening meal for 2 in any Irish Clarion Hotel.

There will be 10 races on the night. Sponsorship of each race is €200.00. There will be 60 dogs racing and sponsorship or co-sponsorship for each dog is being sought at €100.00 per dog.   Support would be appreciated.

For further information please contact Pat Dalton at 056 772 6128 or


‘God save all here’ is a traditional Irish blessing, spoken on entering someone’s home or arriving at a gathering. It was also used as a general greeting when entering a public house, and is often heard in films depicting life in early 20th century Ireland. Other variations traditionally spoken on crossing a threshold include ‘God bless all here’ or ‘God bless all in this house’. While not in use as much these days, such greetings serve to set the tone for a visit. They indicate that the visitor has come in peace, with good wishes for all present – he or she bears no ill will to anyone.

Today Jesus recommends a specific greeting for his disciples to use when entering a home: ‘Peace to this house!’ Whatever house the disciples go into, this should be their greeting. Like the traditional Irish blessings, these words set a tone. Jesus explains that if a person of peace lives in that house, ‘your peace will go and rest on him’. The peace blessing offered by the disciples will spread to those they meet. Peace should be our number one consideration in our dealings with others. (Tríona Doherty – Intercom)


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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