Aghaviller Parish Newsletter 17th. and 18th. September 2016.  

(Hugginstown and Stoneyford Churches).

“Twenty-Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time”
St. Pius of Pietrelcina (Padre Pio).

St. Pius of Pietrelcina (Padre Pio).

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 2016.

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

                        Vigil – Saturday 24th. at 8.00p.m.; Sunday 25th. at 11.00a.m.

Stoneyford:       Wednesday at 7.00p.m.

                        Vigil – Saturday 24th. at 6.30p.m.; Sunday 25th. at 10.00a.m.

Wednesday 21st.             Feast of St. Matthew (Apostle and Evangelist)

Friday 23rd.       Feast of St. Pius of Pietrelcina (Padre Pio).


Pray For:          Alice Hartley, late of Ballinaboola, Halfway House, Waterford who died recently.

Anniversaries:   George and Eileen O’Neill, Stonecarthy. Mass in Stoneyford Church on Saturday 17th. September at 6.30p.m.

John Grace, Lismatigue. Mass in Hugginstown Church on Saturday 17th. September at 8.00p.m.

                        Michael Fennelly, Ballycaum. Mass in Stoneyford Church on Sunday 18th. September at 10.00a.m.

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

Rota for next week-end:     24th. and 25th. September:(Twenty-Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time)


Stoneyford:         Saturday 6.30p.m. Rita O’Farrell;            Sunday 10.00a.m. Pat Fennelly.

Hugginstown:     Saturday 8.00p.m. Cáit Broderick;             Sunday 11.00a.m. Marie Aylward.

Eucharistic Ministers:

Stoneyford:         Saturday 6.30p.m. Maura Roche.   Sunday 10.00a.m. Barbara Smolen.

Hugginstown:     Saturday 8.00p.m. Patricia Barron;   Sunday 11.00a.m. Lillian Carr.

Anniversary Mass next weekend:

In Hugginstown Church on Saturday 24th. September at 8.00p.m.   – Neddie Dwyer, Croan.

Memorial Mass:

A Memorial Mass for the people from the Parish who took part in World War 1. will be celebrated in Hugginstown Church on Saturday 12th. November at 8.00p.m. If you have names or information, please contact Denise on 087 621 8356.

First Holy Communion 2017:

A meeting of all parents of the First Holy Communion Classes will take place during the coming week

to discuss the First Holy Communion preparations for 2017.

A meeting in Hugginstown Church on Tuesday 20th. September at 7.30p.m. for the parents of Monroe and Newmarket Schools.

A meeting in Stoneyford Church on Wednesday 21st. September at 7.30p.m. for the parents of Stoneyford School.

We hope to fix the dates for First Holy Communion at these meetings.


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

Hugginstown Voluntary Housing:

House No. 5 is 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, Croan, Telephone 056 776 8008.

Lotto Results:

Draw: Monday 12th. September 2016        Numbers: 21; 16; 03.               Bonus No: 07.

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

€12,600.00Winner:         Catherine Barron, Catstown

€200.00, Seller of Ticket:            Catherine Barron, Catstown

3 Sellers €15.00 each:     Pat Dwyer;      Willie Walshe;     James Irish.

Next week:   Match 3: €1,000.00;   Match 4: €2,000.00;             Jackpot: €5,000.00;

Next Draw on Monday 19th. September.    Please submit returns by 9.00p.m.      Draw at 9.30p.m                                                                                                                          


The “St. Vincent de Paul” Collection on last weekend amounted to €572.00. Many thanks to you.

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

“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 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

Fit Club:  Stoneyford Community Hall. Wednesday night @ 8.15 p.m.

Ideally the “Fit Club” is aimed at adults from the age of 40 years of age and older. Of course it is not an ageist group and any adult who feels that  our activities may be of benefit is welcome to come along.

If you feel that you would like to recover the fitness of your youth but feel that you are not ready or perhaps not able to join one of the many fitness groups aimed at a younger age profile, well, feel welcome to come along and give it a try.

If you feel you are so unfit that you are beyond redemption, “Fit Club” is definitely for you as Séamus will tailor a fitness regime especially for you. You can take part in a group activity and at the same time do individual exercises.

Turn up or contact: 086 3649923

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.

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


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Contact: Telephone: 056 776 8693 or email







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