Aghaviller Parish Newsletter 1st. and 2nd. July 2017  

Hugginstown and Stoneyford Churches.

“Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time”


St. Elizabeth of Portugal

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 26th. June to Sunday 2nd. July 2017

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

                        Vigil – Saturday 8th. at 8.00p.m.;     Sunday 9th. at 11.00a.m.

Stoneyford:      Wednesday at 7.00p.m.

                        Vigil – Saturday 8th. at 6.30p.m.;   Sunday 9th. at 10.00a.m.     

Momday 3rd.      Feast of St. Thomas (Apostle)

Tuesday 4th.     Feast of St.

Thursday 6th.    Feast of St Marie Goretti

Friday 7th.                                 First Friday

Visitation with Holy Communion will take place as usual next Friday. Please let us know if you would like to receive

Holy Communion in your home for the First Fridays or at any other time.

Rota for next week-end: 8th. and 9th. July 2017: (Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time.)


Stoneyford:         Saturday 6.30p.m. Declan Lennon;   Sunday 10.00a.m. Michael Dermody

Hugginstown:     Saturday 8.00p.m. Eileen Aylward;    Sunday 11.00a.m. Lily Burke

Eucharistic Ministers:

Stoneyford:         Saturday 6.30p.m. Pat Kenny;             Sunday 10.00a.m. Bernie Grace

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

Anniversary Mass next weekend:

In Hugginstown Church on Saturday 8th. July at 8.00p.m.     –   Julia and Ned Halloran, Hugginstown.

Fás Community Employment:

There are vacancies on the Fás Community Employment Scheme for Newmarket/ Hugginstown and Stoneyford areas.

If anyone is interested in seeking employment please contact Paul on 087 248 5111.

Help Needed: As it is getting very difficult to fill these vacancies, help will be needed in keeping the Cemeteries in a good condition.

If you have a little time to give to cut grass or to clean up please let us know so that we can call you to give a helping hand.

Back to Education:

The ‘Back to Education Initiative’ will run part time courses for people who would like to get back into Education. If interested in a Course in Healthcare Level 5, Childcare Level 5/6, Office Skills Level 4, Horticulture Level 4/5 we run some or all of these courses in Kilkenny and our out reach centres in Castlecomer, Callan, Piltown, Ferrybank, Urlingford, Graiguenamanagh;  please contact office at 056 770 1020 or email  at or check out web site at


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

Carrickshock Camogie:

The Intermediate Team will play Paulstown in the All County League, Fourth Round; in Hugginstown on Sunday 2nd. July at 4.45p.m.

Your support would be appreciated.

Kilkenny Carer’s Support Group:

Meeting on Tuesday July 4th. from 3.00p.m to 4.30p.m. at The Village Day Centre (behind the Village Inn Pub). Information and support for past/present Carers of people with Alzheimer’s/Dementia. Everyone welcome. For more information call 056 777 1230.

South Kilkenny Historical Society:

The South Kilkenny Historical Society will join locals and others on Sunday July 9th. (Fraochán Sunday) on the summit of Tory Hill. Meeting time and place is 1.45p.m. at the Church Car Park, Mullinavat. All welcome. Climbing Tory Hill on Fraochán Sunday is an ancient tradition, dating back many centuries and is associated with the ancient festival of Lughnasa.

Lotto Results:

Draw: Monday 26th. June 2017                Numbers: 14; 29; 21.     Bonus No: 28.

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

€30.00 Winners:            Paddy Hudson, Aghaviller;           “Brophy 4”, Sheepstown;

James Irish, Hugginstown; c/o ‘Carrolls’, Knocktopher;         Willie Barron, Newmarket.

3 Sellers €15.00 each:     Brigid Cleary;     ‘Heaslips’;         Padraigh Crowley

Next week:   Match 3: €1,000.00;     Match 4: €2,000.00;            Jackpot: €9,000.00;

Next Draw on Monday 3rd. July 2017. Please submit returns by 8.30p.m. Draw at 9.00p.m.

June Collection:

Many thanks to all for the “June Collection” received during the past few weeks.

This collection is for the support of the priests of the Parish and the Diocese.

Adele’s Eat Train Live!!:

A free 5 week walk/running programme will take place in John Lockes, Callan at 11.00a.m. starting on Tuesday 27th. June until Tuesday 25th. July. This is open to all teenage girls at all levels of fitness will be catered for! For more information Contact KRSP on 056 779 4991 or Adele on 087 938 4521

Summer with Foróige Drum Youth Centre:

A Weekly ‘Drop In’ for 3rd to 6th Years on Fridays from 4.00p.m to 6.00p.m. and on Saturdays from 2.00p.m. to 5.00p.m. Also a Group for 1st and 2nd Years on Fridays from 3.00p.m. to 4.00p.m. Mixed Activities for all age groups. Please contact Kate Carroll on 086 773 6975: or Rita Comerford 086 773 6976: for more details.


Life is busy. Whether we are in school, college, working, or juggling family life with all sorts of other commitments, there is sometimes little time to pause and take stock of things. It can be hard to find time to reflect on how our faith is faring. When we do get a minute to assess things, do we find ourselves wanting? Many of us have the idea that we would like to live better lives, to be more caring, to help those in need. We would like to live up to what Jesus asks of us, if only we had time to do more. This desire to do better is an important element of our Christian journey. But often we imagine that this will require some sort of grand gesture or dramatic change of direction. Small acts of kindness and hospitality have significance beyond what we might expect. No matter how busy we are, there are opportunities every day to offer a cup of water here, or a helping hand there. All these small things play their part in building up God’s kingdom. (Tríona Doherty)


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Contact: Telephone: 056 776 8693 or email






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