Aghaviller Parish Newsletter 9th. and 10th. July 2016:    

(Hugginstown and Stoneyford Churches).

“Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time”


St. Bonaventure

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 11th. to Sunday 17th. July 2016.

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

Vigil – Saturday 16th. at 8.00p.m.;        Sunday 17th. at 11.00a.m.

Stoneyford:       Wednesday at 7.00p.m.

                        Vigil – Saturday 16th. at 6.30p.m.;        Sunday 17th. at 10.00a.m.

Monday 11th.     Feast of St. Benedict (Patron of Europe)

Wednesday 13th.            Feast of St. Henry.

Friday 15th.      Feast of St. Bonaventure.

Saturday 16th.    Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel.

Pray For:          Pat Fitzpatrick, Ballybray, Knocktopher; who died during the week.

                        Mary Fitzpatrick, Greensbridge, Kilkenny; who died during the week.

Anniversaries:   Michael, Mary and Ellie Farrell, Kilkeasy

Rota for next week-end:      6th. and 17th. July 2016 (Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time)


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

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

Eucharistic Ministers:

Stoneyford:         Saturday 6.30p.m. Kitty Wallace.     Sunday 10.00a.m. Mary Malzard.

Hugginstown:     Saturday 8.00p.m. Patricia Barron;     Sunday 11.00a.m. Bridget Farrell.

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

Anniversary Mass next weekend:

In Hugginstown Church on Saturday 16th. July at 8.00p.m.  – Ellen Doyle, Hugginstown.

Cemetery Mass:

Kilkeasy Cemetery Mass will be celebrated 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.

Aghaviller Parish Finance Committee:

Meeting of the Parish Finance Committee will be held in the Parish House, Hugginstown on Thursday 14th. July at 8.00p.m.


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


Congratulations to Jenny Raggett, Aghaviller and Martin Molloy, Aghaviller who were married in Hugginstown Church on Friday 8th. 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.

Lotto Results:

Draw: Monday 4th. July 2016   Numbers: 12; 17; 21.     Bonus No: 14.

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

€30.00 Winners:                Ann Power, Lawcus;                           ‘San Diego Roches’ c/o C. Roche;

‘M. E. P.’ c/o James Irish; Catherine Barron, Catstown;                  ‘The 4 Of Us’, c/o John Power.

3 Sellers €15.00 each:     Tom Cassin;     ‘Carroll’s Hotel’; Breda O’Meara

Next week:   Match 3: €1,000.00;   Match 4: €2,000.00;             Jackpot: €11,700.00;

Next Draw on Monday 11th. 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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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

Pilgrimage to Lough  Derg:

Coach will depart The Parade, Kilkenny on Sunday 17th. July at 7.00a.m. and return on Tuesday 19th. July. If interested please book at place  before July 15th. July at 056 444 1264  or 087 253 5989

‘Volunteer Driver Service’:

The Irish Cancer Society’s ‘Volunteer Driver Service’ is a free transport service available to patients undergoing Chemotherapy Treatment. To avail of this service, please talk to your healthcare professional or call Rebecca in the Irish Cancer Society on 01 231 6642.

Rod Iron Vintage Show:

This years ‘Rod Iron Vintage Show’ will be held on the 24th. July in Lismatigue, Hugginstown; starting at 1.00p.m. A great family day out with proceeds going to local charities. For further information contact John O’Mahony at 086 837 2607


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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