Aghaviller Parish Newsletter 30th. September and 1st. October 2017  

Hugginstown and Stoneyford Churches.

“Twenty-Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time” – “Day for Life”

St. Francis of Assisi.

Priests in 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 2nd. to Sunday 8th. October 2017

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

                        Vigil – Saturday 7th. at 8.00p.m.;      Sunday 8th. at 11.00a.m.

Stoneyford:      Wednesday and Friday at 7.00p.m.

                        Vigil – Saturday 7th. at 6.30p.m.;   Sunday 8th. at 10.00a.m.      

Monday 2nd.      Feast of The Guardian Angels.

Wednesday 4th.  Feast of

Friday 6th.                                 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.

Saturday 7th.     Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary.

Pray For:


The Kelly Family, Lawcus. Mass in Stoneyford Church on Saturday 30th. September at 6.30p.m.

Larry Murphy, Gowlawn. Mass in Hugginstown Church on Saturday 30th. September at 8.00p.m.

Anastasia and James Hurley, Ennisnag. Mass in Stoneyford Church on Sunday 1st. October at 10.00a.m

Ned and Stasia Power, Condonstown. Mass in Hugginstown Church on Sunday 1st. October at 11.00a.m

Rota for next week-end: 7th. and 8th. October – (Twenty-Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time)


Stoneyford:         Saturday 6.30p.m. Rita O’Farrell;    Sunday 10.00a.m. Eileen Sutton;

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

Eucharistic Ministers:

Stoneyford:         Saturday 6.30p.m. Kitty Wallace;  Sunday 10.00a.m. Mary Malzard.

Hugginstown:     Saturday 8.00p.m. Nancy Hearne; Sunday 11.00a.m. Lillian Carr.

Months Mind Mass:

In Hugginstown Church on Saturday 7th. October at 8.00p.m. – Ann Brennan, Condonstown.


Congratulations to Tadgh Canice Dunphy, Lawcus Fields, Stoneyford and his parents Lisa and Emmett.

Tadgh was baptised in Stoneyford Church on Sunday 24th. September.

Confirmation 2018:

Confirmation will be celebrated in Hugginstown Church for the parish of Aghaviller on Sunday 11th. March 2018 at 11.00a.m.

First Holy Communion 2018:

First Holy Communion will be celebrated in Hugginstown Church on Sunday 27th. May 2018 at 11.00a.m. for the pupils of Monroe School and Newmarket School.

First Holy Communion will be celebrated in Stoneyford Church on Sunday 13th. May 2018 at 11.00a.m. for the pupils of Stoneyford School.

Scoil Aireagail:

Scoil Aireagail, ‘Open Night’ for 4th. 5th.and 6th. Class Students will take place on Tuesday 3rd.  October at 7.00p.m. All parents and students are welcome to attend. During the evening you will get the opportunity to view the facilities at the school.

Parish Pastoral Council:

At the meeting on Wednesday last a discussion took place concerning the future, having regard to the declining number of priests in the Diocese. It is inevitable that in the not too distant future a discussion will have to take place between parishes regarding co-operation. This will be necessary in order to provide the best possible choice for Mass Times in all Churches. Your input to this discussion will be very much appreciated.

October Station Masses:

October Station Masses will be celebrated on Saturday 7th. October in Stoneyford Church at 6.30p.m. and in Hugginstown Church on Sunday 8th. October at 11.00a.m.   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.

Stoneyford Active Retirement Group:

Next meeting on Wednesday 4th. October at 2.30p.m. in Stoneyford Community Centre. All are most welcome.   Final plans for the trip to Belfast from 8th. to 12th. October will be discussed. Seats still available: Please Ring 087 641 4038 or 056 772 8225.


The “Ossory Social Services” Collection will be held after all Masses this weekend 30th. September/1st. October.

Taizé Youth Trip 2018:

A youth trip to Taizé in France organised by Ossory Youth will take place from 24th. June to 1st. July 2018. A week in Taize is an opportunity for reflection and contemplation 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 additional information, including cost, and application forms, contact Patrick Bookle, Ossory Youth, Kilkenny at 056 776 1200, or 087 212 9006 or

A Day in Honour of Our Lady – (Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary)

Come to Knock on the 7th. of October and Consecrate your family to Our Lady. Mass celebrated by Fr. Brian McKevitt OP, Editor of Alive, celebration with testimony, food and music ending with a Holy Hour. For more information and to book your seat on the FREE Bus from Waterford; (leaving Dooley’s Hotel, The Quay at 6.30a.m. and stopping where needed).  Please contact Human Life International in Knock on 094 937 5993 or email: Booking is essential.

Alzheimer’s Day Care Centre:

Kilkenny Carer’s Support Group, will meet on Tuesday October 3rd. 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.

Drop into group or for more information call 056 777 1230.

Clothes Recycling:

On Friday next October 6th. Newmarket School will hold a clothes collection. Proceeds will be used to subsidise busses for school tours.

Bags of clothes may be left into the school from Monday 2nd. October.

Lotto Results:

Draw: Monday 25th. September 2017         Numbers: 12; 24; 07.         Bonus No: 13.

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

€30.00 Winners:            Michael Walsh, Keatingstown;      Pat Delahunty, Catstown;

Peggy Dwyer, Croan;      Kathleen O’Sullivan, c/o Heaslip’s.            Ciara Fennelly, Ballycaum;

3 Sellers €15.00 each:     Sean Raggett;     Willie Walshe;   Tom Cassin.

Next week:   Match 3: €1,000.00;   Match 4: €2,000.00;              Jackpot: €10,300.00;

Next Draw on Monday 2nd. October. Please submit returns by 8.30p.m. Draw at 9.00p.m.


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


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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