Aghaviller Parish Newsletter 10th. and 11th. September 2016.  

(Hugginstown and Stoneyford Churches).

“Twenty-Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time”

St. John Chrysostom

St. John Chrysostom

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 12th. to Sunday 18th. September.

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

                        Vigil – Saturday 17th. at 8.00p.m.; Sunday 18th. at 11.00a.m.

Stoneyford:       Wednesday at 7.00p.m.

                        Vigil – Saturday 17th. at 6.30p.m.; Sunday 18th. at 10.00a.m.

Monday 12th.     Feast of the Holy Name of Mary. Tuesday 13th. Feast of St. John Chrysostom.

Wednesday 14th. Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross.

Thursday 15th.   Feast of Our Lady of Sorrows.

Friday 16th.       Feast of Sts. Cornelius and Cyprian.

Pray For:

Months Mind Mass:  Jack Wallace, Stonecarthy. Mass in Stoneyford Church on Saturday 10th. September at 6.30p.m

Anniversaries:   Margaret Duggan, Ballinteskin. Mass in Hugginstown Church on Saturday 10th. September at 8.00p.m.

                        Jimmy Walsh, Lismatigue. Mass in Hugginstown Church on Sunday 11th. September at 11.00a.m.

Johnny and Bridie Power, Mylerstown.

Rota for next week-end: 17th. and 18th. September:(Twenty-Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time)


Stoneyford:         Saturday 6.30p.m. Declan Lennon; Sunday 10.00a.m. Donal Butler.

Hugginstown:     Saturday 8.00p.m. Pat Power;       Sunday 11.00a.m. Kay Power.

Eucharistic Ministers:

Stoneyford:         Saturday 6.30p.m. Marie Reid.      Sunday 10.00a.m. T. J. Mills.

Hugginstown:     Saturday 8.00p.m. Mary Cuddihy;     Sunday 11.00a.m. Ruth Crowley.

Anniversary Masses next weekend:

In Stoneyford Church on Saturday 17th. September at 6.30p.m. – George and Eileen O’Neill

In Hugginstown Church on Sunday 18th. September at 11.00a.m. – Toddy Tennyson, Mabbistown.


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

Lotto Results:

Draw: Tuesday 6th. September 2016   Numbers: 29; 17; 20.         Bonus No: 13.

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

€30.00 Winners:   Ashling & Michael Rohan, Carricketna;   Seanie Gibbons, Stoneyford;

Pat O’Neill, Stonecarthy;  Lily Burke, Croan;                      Pat Delahunty, Catstown.

3 Sellers €15.00 each:     Teresa Fitzgerald;            ‘Heaslips’;        Willie Walshe;

Next week:   Match 3: €1,000.00;   Match 4: €2,000.00;             Jackpot: €12,600.00;

Next Draw on Monday 12th. 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 this weekend 10th./11th. September after all Masses.

Fit Club – exercise classes for over 50’s (men and women) return to Stoneyford Community Hall after the Summer break. Come along and enjoy some gentle exercises in a fun atmosphere with a fully qualified and insured older adult instructor. Classes take place every Wednesday evening at 8.15pm and will help you get a little bit fitter while having fun with friends. For more details contact:086-3649923

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’ on Tuesday 13th. September at 2.00p.m. in “Gáirdín an Ghorta”, Newmarket.

“Anam Cara”:

“Anam Cara”, the national organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding a Bereavement Information Evening on Monday 19th. September from 7.30p.m. to 9:30p.m. in the Horse & Jockey Hotel, Thurles, Co. Tipperary. The guest speaker for the evening is Brid Carroll. This is a free event open to all bereaved parents. As Anam Cara will need to confirm numbers for the event, please RSVP to before Friday 16th. September or call the Information Line on 085 288 8888.

Kilkenny/Carlow Contact:

Bring a smile to someone’s face and become a Volunteer Befriender with Kilkenny/Carlow Contact

If you are a good listener with a caring personality and would like a chance to make a difference to someone’s day in your community, we’d love to hear from you! Befriending is all about offering companionship on a weekly basis, to an Older Person, who may feel socially isolated or lonely. We are currently looking for male and female volunteers in the following areas: Kilkenny City, Stoneyford, Freshford, Graiguenamanagh and Thomastown. If you can commit to 1 or 2 hours per week to befriend an Older Person please contact us at our Kilkenny Office on 056 777 2151 or you can contact our Befriending Coordinator Eleanor Doyle on 086 853 0994

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.

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 Thursday 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 or phone 056 777 2787.
Teac Tom”:

Would you like to give some of your free time to volunteer in “Teac Tom”? We are seeking new volunteers for the coming year. Volunteers play a crucial role in Teac Tom by helping to promote positive mental health within our community and helping to deliver events and activities for all. No training is necessary as training will be provided by HSE and Mental Health Ireland. It is a hugely rewarding experience. For more information contact Angela at

Make Apple Juice:

Free Apple Pressing at Mullins Mill in Kells on this Sunday 11th. September from 11.30a.m. to 4.00pm. Bring your own apples and containers and take home delicious fresh apple juice. Bring any amount, from a large shopping bag to a wheelbarrow full, per person. A shopping bag full of apples will create about 5L of apple juice.


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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