Aghaviller Parish Newsletter 3rd. and 4th. September 2016

(Hugginstown and Stoneyford Churches).
“Twenty-Third 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 orMobile 086 373 8492

Mass Times in Aghaviller Parish:

Monday 5th. to Sunday 11th. September.
Hugginstown: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 9.30a.m.
Vigil – Saturday 10th. at 8.00p.m.; Sunday 11th. at 11.00a.m.
Stoneyford: Wednesday at 7.00p.m.
Vigil – Saturday 10th. at 6.30p.m.; Sunday 11th. at 10.00a.m.
Thursday 8th. Feast of The nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
Friday 9th.Feast of St. Ciaran.

Pray For:
Anniversary:Ellen Duggan, Boolyglass. Mass in Hugginstown Church on Saturday 3rd. September at 8.00p.m.
William Carr, Barnadown. Mass in Hugginstown Church on Sunday 4th. September at 11.00a.m.

Rota for next week-end: 10th. and 11th. September:(Twenty-Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time)
Stoneyford: Saturday 6.30p.m. Catherina Roche; Sunday 10.00a.m. Michael Dermody.
Hugginstown: Saturday 8.00p.m. Tommy Murphy; 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. Mary Murphy; Sunday 11.00a.m. Carmel O’Toole.

Months Mind Mass:
Mass in Stoneyford Church on Saturday 10th. September at 6.30p.m – Jack Wallace, Stonecarthy.
Anniversary Mass next weekend:
In Hugginstown Church on Saturday 10th. September at 8.00p.m. – Margaret Duggan, Ballinteskin.
In Hugginstown Church on Sunday 11th. September at 11.00a.m. – Jimmy Walsh, Lismatigue.

Congratulations to Libbie Grace Moran, Stonecarthy and her parents Natalie and James.
Libbie was baptised in Stoneyford Church on Saturday 27th. August.

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

Thomas Hayes Trust:
The Thomas Hayes Trust provides counselling services and family supports free of charge to those effected by suicide. We welcome children, teenagers and adults to avail of our services. Therefore raising the awareness that it is okay to ask for help is crucial.
The Annual Giving Light and Hope Walk will take place in Kilkenny on Saturday the 10th. of September at 6:30p.m. from St. John’s Church Kilkenny and finish at The Parade, Kilkenny Castle. Buckets for donations will be there on the night. Each participant will receive a helium balloon with a small light inside. This balloon will be released on the parade with a moments silence remembering those who have lost their lives to suicide.

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

Stoneyford Active Retirement:
The Stoneyford Active Retirement Group will resume monthly meetings in the Community Centre next Wednesday 7th. September at 2.30p.m. New faces will be most welcome.

Carrickshock G.A.A.
The Club would like to extend a big Thank You to all who helped out in the Big Fry, Parts I & 2, over the past couple of weeks; from the preparation to cooking, serving and tidy up, and all else who helped to make them a most enjoyable and sociable mornings.

Kilkenny Carer’s Support Group:
Next meeting on Tuesday 6th. September from 3.00p.m. to 4.30pm at The Village Day Centre (behind the Village Inn Pub). Information and support for past/present carers of people with Alzheimer’s/Dementia. Everyone is welcome. For more information call 056 777 1230.

Lotto Results:
Draw: Monday 29th. August 2016 Numbers: 20; 10; 16. Bonus No: 28.
No Match 3 Winner: No Match 4 Winner: No Jackpot Winner:
€30.00 Winners: Margo Barron, Castlebanny.Tess & Dot, c/o Fitzgeralds
Angela Barron, Romansvalley; Frank Creaney, Oldtown; Margaret Drennan, c/o J. Irish
3 Sellers €15.00 each:James Irish. William Walshe;John Power.
Next week: Match 3: €1,000.00; Match 4: €2,000.00; Jackpot: €12,500.00;
Next Draw on Tuesday 6th. September. Please submit returns by 9.00p.m. Draw at 9.30p.m

Collection in aid of the “St. Vincent de Paul” will take place next weekend 10th./11th. September.
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.
Hugginstown Voluntary Housing:

House No. 5 vacant in Hugginstown; If you are interested in applying or know someone who may be eligible,
please get an Application Form from the Secretary Lily Burke; Telephone 056 776 8008.

Newmarket/Hugginstown Social Club:
‘Get Together’ will resume on Tuesday 13th. September at 2.00p.m. in “Gáirdín an Ghorta”, Newmarket.
Please note change of date from previously arranged.

Men on the Move:
Men on the Move is a free 12 week physical activity programme for men who want to start exercising, feel fitter and have more energy. Kilkenny Recreation and Sports Partnership will begin the activity programme on the week of the 19th. September in Thomastown, Clara, Castlecomer and The Watershed. All venues are free, contact KRSP for more details on or 056 779 4991.

Annual Gathering:
Kilkenny Age Friendly Seniors’ Forum Annual Gathering which is taking place on September 15th. in the Ormonde Hotel Kilkenny. Minister Helen McEntee is launching the Memory Matters Project and tickets are booking up quickly. To ensure that you secure a place on the day, please call to our office at 42 Parliament St. Kilkenny on Tuesday or Wednesday of next week or phone 056 777 2787.

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.

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

‘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.

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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