Aghaviller Parish Newsletter 16th. and 17th. September 2017  

Hugginstown and Stoneyford Churches.

“Twenty-Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time”

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 18th. to Sunday 24th. September 2017

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

                        Vigil – Saturday 23rd. at 8.00p.m.;     Sunday 24th. at 11.00a.m.

Stoneyford:      Wednesday at 7.00p.m.

                        Vigil – Saturday 23rd. at 6.30p.m.;   Sunday 24th. at 10.00a.m.  

Wednesday 20th.            Feast of St. Andrew Kim and the Korean Martyrs.

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

Saturday 23rd.   Feast of St Pius of Pietrelcina (


Pray For:          Eamon Moran, late of Knocktopher, who died recently in England

Anniversary:     Margaret Duggan, Ballinteskin. Mass in Hugginstown Church on Saturday 16th. September at 8.00p.m.

Rota for next week-end: 23rd. and 24th. September: (Twenty-Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time)


Stoneyford:         Saturday 6.30p.m. Catherina Roche;           Sunday 10.00a.m. Donal Butler;

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

Eucharistic Ministers:

Stoneyford:         Saturday 6.30p.m. Pat Kenny;                 Sunday 10.00a.m. Barbara Smolen.

Hugginstown:     Saturday 8.00p.m. Mary Cuddihy;            Sunday 11.00a.m. Carmel O’Toole

Anniversary Masses next weekend:

In Stoneyford Church on Saturday 23rd. September at 6.30p.m. – Michael Fennelly, Ballycaum

In Hugginstown Church on Saturday 23rd. September at 8.00p.m.   –   Neddy Dwyer, Croan

In Hugginstown Church on Sunday 24th. September at 11.00a.m.     –     Toddy Tennyson, Mabbistown


The Collection in aid of the “St. Vincent de Paul Society” will take place after all Masses this weekend 16th./17th. September.

Alzheimer’s Day Care Centre:

The Kilkenny Alzheimer’s Day Care Centre is holding an Open Day on Monday 18th. September from 10.30a.m. to 12.30p.m and from 1.30p.m. to 3.30p.m. Everyone welcome to join us, come view our facilities and our clients arts and crafts, stay for a cuppa and a chat, and enter our raffle on the day. For more information Call 056 777 1230

Hugginstown Voluntary Housing:

House 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; or Telephone 056 776 8008.

The Priory Institute Online Theology Course:

Join a supportive student community and study Theology by distance learning this Autumn. Application deadline is 26th. September. Enquiries Tel. 01 404 8124 or email web

South Kilkenny Historical Society Lecture:

A Lecture on “The Origins of Waterford Glass” will be given by Dr. Martin Hearne on Thursday, September 28th. at 8.00p.m. in Mullinavat Parish Hall (opposite Church).   All are welcome

A Cursillo Weekend in Seville Lodge, Kilkenny:

Are you seeking Happiness, Peace, Joy, Friendship, Human and Spiritual Development and wish to become the person Jesus wants you to be, then the Cursillo in Christianity Weekend is for you. A Men’s weekend from 5th. to 8th. October and Women’s weekend from 12th. to 15th. October 2017. For Details, Contact: Fr. Seán Kelly, OFM,Cap. Kilkenny Capuchin Friary, or ring 087 055 0584

“Anam Cara”:

“Anam Cara”, the Organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding a Bereavement Information Evening on Monday 18th. September at 7:30p.m. in the Horse & Jockey Hotel, Thurles, Co. Tipperary. This is a free event and open to all bereaved parents. As Anam Cara will need to confirm numbers for teas, coffees, etc, please RSVP to or call the Information Line on 085 288 8 888.

Lotto Results:

Draw: Monday 11th. September 2017         Numbers: 13; 03; 21.         Bonus No: 23.

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

€30.00 Winners:            Ann Power, Lawcus;                    Catherine Barron, Catstown;

  1. J. Frisby, Carricketna; Breda O’Meara, Croan; “M. E. P.” c/o James Irish

3 Sellers €15.00 each:     Fred Malzard;   Catherine Barron;   James Irish.

Next week:   Match 3: €1,000.00;   Match 4: €2,000.00;              Jackpot: €10,100.00;

Next Draw on Monday 18th. September. Please submit returns by 8.30p.m. Draw at 9.00p.m.

Heart Screening:

‘Pulsewave Ireland’, Heart & Artery screening in the locality during the next two weeks. The Bpro certified to measure CASP to 99.17%. As Heart Disease is still the biggest killer in Ireland we try to make it affordable for everyone to be screened. Cost as low as €30.00 per person for that we check your Blood Pressure, Heart Rythm, Casp of heart, arterial flexibility and Blood flow.  We can access the risk of heart attack or stroke with a simple non invasive test.   Venues as follows: Thursday 21st. September in The Viking Hotel Waterford; Friday 22nd. September in The Park Hotel, Dungarvan; Monday 25th. September in The Carrig Hotel, Carrick On Suir; and Friday 29th. September in The Brandon House Hotel, New Ross.  Appointments are available from 11.00a.m. to 8.00p.m. daily. Call 087 715 1623 to make an appointment. The Screening is medically approved and each person will receive a detailed printout which may be discussed with their own GP.

For further information contact Jim Leacy, Pulsewave Ireland, Rathfylane, Enniscorthy. Tel: 087 715 1623


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


A remarkable story of generosity featured on Joe Duffy’s Liveline programme on RTÉ recently. It was the story of Shane O’Neill, who had a history of drugs offences and ended up serving time in prison in Belgium. On release from prison he went to the Irish Embassy to ask for the price of a flight to return home, but was turned down. Another Irish man, Charlie Kiernan, overheard the exchange and decided to help, booking him a flight and buying him breakfast. When Shane asked how he could repay him, Charlie suggested he ‘pay it forward, by putting his life together’. That kind gesture was the catalyst for Shane turning his life around.

It is this sort of generous love that we hear about in today’s gospel, in the parable told by Jesus. The master who cancels the servant’s debt does so out of compassion and generosity. It is of no benefit to him to pardon the debt. He will be down ten thousand talents, a large sum of money. The servant is grateful, but not so grateful that he is willing to take pity on a fellow servant who owes him just one hundred denarii, usual a day’s wage for a labourer.

The parable speaks to us about the kindness of God, but also what he expects from us. Because we have been loved, we must love. Because we have been forgiven, we must forgive.

(By: Tríona Doherty; Email


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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