Aghaviller Parish Newsletter 27th. and 28th. August 2016:    

St. Fiachra

St. Fiachra

(Hugginstown and Stoneyford Churches).

“Twenty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time”

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 29th August to Sunday 4th. September.

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

                        Vigil – Saturday 3rd. at 8.00p.m.; Sunday 4th. at 11.00a.m.

Stoneyford:       Wednesday and Friday at 7.00p.m.

                        Vigil – Saturday 3rd. at 6.30p.m.; Sunday 4th. at 10.00a.m.

Monday 29th.     Feast of The Beheading of St. John the Baptist.

Tuesday 30th.     Feast of Saint Fiacre;    Saturday 3rd. Feast of Saint Gregory the Great

Friday 2nd.                     First Friday                

Visitation with Holy Communion will take place as usual next week-end.

Please let us know if you would like to receive Holy Communion in your home for the First Fridays or at any other time.

Pray For: 

Anniversary:     Michael Raggett, Croan. Mass in Hugginstown Church on Saturday 27th. August at 8.00p.m.

Josie Molyneaux, Cherrymount.

Rota for next week-end:3rd. and 4th. September:(Twenty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time)


Stoneyford:         Saturday 6.30p.m. Sheila Raggett;    Sunday 10.00a.m. Fred Malzard.

Hugginstown:     Saturday 8.00p.m. Catherine Dwyer; 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. Marie Duggan;     Sunday 11.00a.m. Mary Cahill.

Anniversary Mass next weekend:

In Hugginstown Church on Saturday 3rd. September at 8.00p.m. – Ellen Duggan, Boolyglass.

In Hugginstown Church on Sunday 4th. September at 11.00a.m. – William Carr, Barnadown.

Canonisation of Mother Teresa of Calcutta:

On Sunday next September 4th. Pope Francis will Canonise Mother Teresa of Calcutta as a Saint of the Catholic Church.

Irish Blood Transfusion Service:

The Mobile Donor Clinic will visit the Newpark Hotel. Kilkenny on Sunday 28th. August from 12.00Noon to 3.30p.m. and Monday 29th. Tuesday 30th. Wednesday 31st. August and Thursday 1st. September from 5.00p.m. to 8.00p.m. Please ensure blood supplies are always available by giving blood regularly.

Lotto Results:

Draw: Monday 22nd. August 2016   Numbers: 06; 19; 29.            Bonus No: 17.

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

€30.00Winners:           Eilish Rohan, Carricketna.                        Jason Power, Norelands;

Maura Raggett, Ballycaum; Andrew Lowry, Laois;              Ger Mulcahy, Condonstown.

3 Sellers €15.00 each:     Heaslips;            Alice Murphy;    James Irish.

Next week:   Match 3: €1,000.00;   Match 4: €2,000.00;             Jackpot: €12,400.00;

Next Draw on Monday 29th. August. Please submit returns by 9.00p.m. Draw at 9.30p.m

Family Carers Ireland,  Carer of the Year Awards 2016:

Throughout Ireland, Family Carers dedicate themselves to providing remarkable levels of care in the home to their loved ones. Once a year we can give them the acknowledgement they deserve through the Carers of the Year Awards. We need your help to identify these carers. If you know a Carer, whether a relative, neighbour or a friend, who you think should be recognised and rewarded for the extraordinary levels of care they provide to a loved one, then please nominate them.

There are two Categories of Awards: Carer of the Year and Young Carer of the Year and this year we are acknowledging the increasing numbers of young carers and for the first time there will be 4 regional Young Carer of the Year awards. Thank you for your support.

Ways to nominate are: on-line by completing the nomination form at Email:,    or Telephone: 053 914 0511 to request a nomination form.

Theology Course:

Do you what to know more about your Church and your faith? If so why not take part in a course offered in St Kieran’s College for the coming year.  Two nights a week from October to December and January to May; this course will explore areas such as Scripture, Moral Theology, the Church, Liturgy and Sacraments, and Church History.  It is intended for those who are new to theology and those who want to explore it a little further.  For further information see or contact 056 775 3624 or 087 908 1470

Arthritis Ireland:

Arthritis Ireland is seeking volunteers in the Kilkenny area to help run activities for all age groups with Arthritis or Fibromyalgia. You do not need to have Arthritis or Fibromyalgia to be a volunteer. If you think you have the skills and free time necessary for such an initiative, please contact 086 234 6491.

Carrickshock G.A.A.

Carrickshock GAA Club invite all to a fundraising morning for Carrickshock GAA and Juvenile clubs. The Big Fry will take place on Sunday August 28th. in Stoneyford Community Centre from 9.30am. All are welcome.


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

‘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.

Volunteer Overseas:

Always wanted to volunteer overseas?  Looking for a course about global social injustice? Learn more at the Viatores Christi (VC) – Information & Recruitment Session in Dublin on Saturday 27th. August at 11.00a.m. in VC HQ, 8 New Cabra Rd., Phibsboro, Dublin 7  For further information Tel. 01 868 9986. or email  All are welcome.

South Kilkenny Historical Society:

To celebrate Heritage Week 2016 there will be a Local History Mystery Tour of Templeorum on Sunday, 28th. August from 3.00p.m. to 6.00p.m. Meeting place will be Templeorum Church. For further information contact Eddie Synnott on 086 812 4349

Pilgrimage to Rome:

This week a group of 60 people will travel to Rome on the Diocesan Pilgrimage for the Jubilee of Mercy.  We invite you to join with them in prayer for the week ahead.  In turn, they too, will be praying for all in our Diocese each day of their journey.  Candles will be lit and your intentions prayed for at every station of their pilgrimage.  Follow them on twitter @OssoryDiocese.


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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