Aghaviller Parish Newsletter 22nd. and 23rd. October 2016.  

(Hugginstown and Stoneyford Churches).

“Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time” – “Mission Sunday”

Naomh Odhrán

Naomh Odhrán

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 24th. to Sunday 30th. October 2016.

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

                        Vigil – Saturday 29th. at 8.00p.m.; Sunday 30th. at 11.00a.m.

Stoneyford:       Wednesday at 7.00p.m.

                        Vigil – Saturday 29th. at 6.30p.m.; Sunday 30th. at 10.00a.m.

Tuesday 25th.     Feast of the Six Welsh Martyrs and Companions

Thursday 27th.   Feast of St. Otteran. Friday 28th. Feast of Sts. Simon and Jude (Apostles)

Pray For:          Sean Smyth, Ennisnag who died during the week

Anniversary:     Margaret and John Phelan, Stonecarthy. Mass in Stoneyford Church on Saturday 22nd. October at 6.30p.m.

Maura Power, Lismatigue. Mass in Hugginstown Church on Saturday 22nd. October at 8.00p.m.

Winifred Long, Stoneyford. Mass in Stoneyford Church on Sunday 23rd. October at 10.00a.m.

Peggy Raggett, Croan. Mass in Hugginstown Church on Sunday 23rd. October at 11.00a.m.     Maura Doyle nee Maher, Kyleva.

Rota for next week-end: 29th. and 30th. October: (Thirty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time)


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

Hugginstown:     Saturday 8.00p.m. Parents;           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. Patricia Barron;   Sunday 11.00a.m. Ruth Crowley.

First Holy Communion:

The Family Masses in preparation for First Holy Communion 2017 will be celebrated on Saturday 29th. October in Stoneyford Church at 6.30p.m

and in Hugginstown Church at 8.00p.m.

Months Mind Mass.

In Hugginstown Church on Sunday 30th. October at 11.00a.m. – Mick Duggan, Ballinteskin

Anniversary Masses next weekend:

In Stoneyford Church on Saturday 29th. October at 6.30p.m.   – Philip Murphy, Lawcus.

In Hugginstown Church on Saturday 29th. October at 8.00p.m. – Michael Conway, Aghaviller.

In Stoneyford Church on Sunday 30th. October at 10.00a.m.     –   John Sheridan, Kells

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 any information, please contact Denise on 087 621 8356.

October Station:

Many thanks to all who contributed to the October Stations during the past few weeks. Extra Envelopes for your contributions are available at the Church Porch. Your contributions are for the support of the priests of the Parish and the Diocese.

Parish Finance Committee:

A meeting of Aghaviller Parish Finance Committee will be held in the Parish House, Hugginstown on Thursday 27th. October at 8,00p.m.

Book Clearance:

Book clearance at the Library in Stoneyford Community Centre. Feel free to take what you want.

Open every morning & evening. Information at

“Mission Sunday”.

The theme for this years Mission Sunday is ‘Every Christian is a Missionary’. We all have the privilege of sharing God’s love and words with those who have not yet heard Him. Pope Francis is an enthusiastic ‘promoter’ of this theme and is seeking to lead all of us in a joyful expression of our individual and unique missionary spirit. The Irish Missionaries need our spiritual and financial help. We have some 1,200 men and women working in all corners of the world, each playing his or her part on the missionary journey.   The Annual Collection in aid of the “Missions” will be held after all Masses this weekend 22nd./23rd. October.


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

Due to the retirement of a number of our long standing volunteers we now urgently need new adult (Over 18) volunteersto assist with running Bingo every Tuesday night in Stoneyford Community Centre from 8.00p.m. to 10.30p.m. Everything from selling books to calling the numbers – even if you can only give half an hour each week, or one night per month, please do get involved. If you’re interested, please come along any Tuesday night before bingo or contact us on 087 255 6722 or 087 971 5304. This is a very important night in the lives of our older citizens and deserves our support.

Lotto Results:

Draw: Monday 17th. October 2016   Numbers: 32; 05; 04.           Bonus No: 31.

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

€30.00Winners:            Linda Power, Hugginstown;          ‘M. E. P.’ c/o James Irish;

Kevin McNamara, Harristown;   Joan Kickham, Kyle;                        Tess Farrell, Kyleva

3 Sellers €15.00 each:     Pat Power;          James Irish;      Mary Doyle;

Next week:   Match 3: €1,000.00;      Match 4: €2,000.00;         Jackpot: €5,500.00;

Next Draw on Monday 24th. October. Please submit returns by 9.00p.m. Draw at 9.30p.m                                                                                                                          

Pro Life Amendment:

Pro Life Talk and Training on “How to argue the case for the Pro Life Amendment” with Kate Bopp, Paddy Manning and Michael Dwyer of Family and Life will take place on Monday October 24th. in the Springhill Court Hotel, Kilkenny at 7:30pm. All are welcome.

Taizé Youth Trip 2017.

A youth trip to Taizé in France organised by Ossory Youth will take place from 25th. June to 2nd.July 2017.   A week in Taize is an opportunity for reflection and contemplation and a little step back from daily life. But bringing people together is also the essence of Taize and it is a week of meeting young people from different countries and cultures where new friendships are made. Over 100,000 young people from around the world make the trip to Taizé each year. The trip is open to Transition year, 5th year and Leaving Cert students. Numbers are confined to 25 young people. For information, contact Patrick Bookle, Ossory Youth at 056 776 1200, or 087 212 9006 or

Moving Statues!!!

At the last meeting of the Parish Pastoral Council it was suggested to move the two external statues (Christ the King and Our Lady) at Newmarket Church to a suitable place on the grounds of Hugginstown Church. All suggestions will be very welcome before a decision is made. Please contact any member of the Parish Pastoral Council.

South Kilkenny Historical Society:

A Lecture titled: “From headstones to homesteads – how an archaeologist does genealogy” will be given on Thursday, October 27th. in Mullinavat Parish Hall at 8.00p.m. The speaker will be Mr John Tierney. For further information please contact Eddie Synnott at 086 812 4349

Newmarket School:

The Parents Association are having a Halloween Fancy Dress Disco on Friday 28th. October in the Community Centre, Hugginstown from 6.30p.m. to 8.00p.m. All children in Pre-School and Primary School together with their parents are very welcome.

Newmarket/Hugginstown Social Club:

‘Get Together’ on Tuesday 25th. October from 2.00p.m. to 4.30p.m. in “Gáirdín an Ghorta”, Newmarket. All are very welcome.

Stoneyford Cemetery:

It has come to the notice of Stoneyford Cemetery Committee that there are unused and unmarked areas in the old part of the Cemetery. These areas have now been marked off, so please make contact if you know of any family who may have used these areas in the past. Areas that are unused in the old part of the Cemetery will be made available to families who are now looking for graves. Contact Numbers: 087 271 1336 or 087 231 2354.


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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