Aghaviller Parish Newsletter

Hugginstown and Stoneyford Churches.
16th. and 17th.  June 2018

“Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time”

St. Aloysius

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 18th. to Sunday 24th. June 2018

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:      No Mass on Wednesday

Vigil – Saturday 23rd. at 6.30p.m.;      

Sunday 24th. at 10.00a.m.

Wednesday 20th. Feast of The Irish Martyrs.

Thursday 21st.      St. Aloysius

Friday 22nd.       Feast of Sts. John Fisher and Thomas More

Cemetery Mass  

 Mass in Kilkeasy Cemetery on Friday 29th. June at 8.00p.m.

Pray for:          

Miriam Brennan, Lawcus, Stoneyford  who died during the week.


Maura Roche,Lawcus, Stoneyford.   Mass in Stoneyford Church on Saturday 16th. June at 6.30p.m.

Michael Brennan,Keatingstown.   Mass in Hugginstown Church on Saturday 16th. June at 8.00p.m.

Mary and Luke Gaule,Keatingstown.   Mass in Hugginstown Church on Sunday 17th. June at 11.00a.m.

Rota for next week-end: 23rd. and 24th. June:  –  (Feast of the Birthday of St. John the Baptist)



Saturday 6.30p.m. Ronan Murphy;

Sunday 11.00a.m. Pat Fennelly


Saturday 8.00p.m. Sinéad Crowley;

Sunday 11.00a.m. John Barron

Eucharistic Ministers:                                                   


Saturday 6.30p.m. Pat Kenny;

Sunday 10.00a.m. Bernie Grace


Saturday 8.00p.m. Mary Cuddihy;

Sunday 11.00a.m. Ann Power.

New Rota for 2018/2019 is available in the Sacristy:     Please collect after Mass.

Anniversary Masses next weekend:

In Stoneyford Church on Saturday 23rd. June at 6.30p.m.  –  John Dunne, Stoneyford

In Hugginstown Church on Saturday 23rd. June at 8.00p.m.  –  The Kelly Family, Castlemorris.

In Hugginstown Church on Sunday 24th. June at 11.00a.m.  –  Dick O’Gorman, Hugginstown

Newmarket School:

The Parents Association would like to invite all Past and Present Pupils and all Parishioners to the Retirement Celebrations for Tom Duggan in Hugginstown on Friday 22nd. June.  Mass will be celebrated in Hugginstown Church at 7.00p.m.   Presentations and Refreshments will follow in Hugginstown Community Centre.  All are very welcome.

June Collection:

The “June Collection2018”for the support of the priests of the Parish and the Diocese will be taken up during the month of June.

Envelopes for this collection are available in Porch.


Many thanks to all who contributed to the “St. Vincent de Paul”Collection last weekend.

 “Walking Together as Families Today”:

Gathering in Preparation for the World Meeting of Families will be held in St Patrick’s College, Maynooth, on 19th. and 20th. June.  Speakers, Workshops, Conversations, Prayer, and much more, on variety of topics relating to Family Life Today. Tickets available on   For further information contact Aoife at

St Kieran’s College Reunion:

Last year over 300 Past Pupils attended our reunion so why not join us again this year?  On Friday 29th. June come to our Gala Banquet to meet up with many familiar faces from your days on the Glasshall and on Saturday 30th. June take part in our Golf Challenge at Kilkenny Golf Club.  Bookings available at or 056 7721086. All Past Pupils are most welcome.

World Meeting of Families:

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin’s address on the launch of the programme of the visit of Pope Francis to Ireland on 25th. and 26th. August 2018 for the World Meeting of Families.

“We are here to officially announce the programme of the visit of Pope Francis to Ireland on the occasion of the World Meeting of Families together with the details of the Programme for the Family Pastoral Congress that will be held at the RDS in Dublin on the days before the visit of the Pope.  Today we launch the programme of the final stage of a process that has been underway for over two years here in Ireland and has reached out throughout the country through the Amoris pastoral programmes.   My hope is that now the World Meeting of Families – the pastoral preparation, the Pastoral Congress in the RDS and the visit of Pope Francis – will open out for families renewed inspiration, hope and healing.

The visit of Pope Francis to the World Meeting of Families in Dublin must not be just a once off event. It comes as the Church in Ireland struggles to find a new place in Irish society and culture – a very different one from the dominant one it held in the past.

Pope Francis is above all a free man. He shows us we can live in a world where faith seems marginal and yet manage to touch hearts and challenge them to reflect on and discern those fundamental values vital for society.  What he does is to find ways in which he can win hearts for what the teaching of Jesus involves, not through imposing and judging, but through winning and attracting.

Pope Francis said to me that he considers the World Meeting of Families as a gift to the Irish Church.  His idea, however, is not that we will receive a gift to be placed in a glass-case for ourselves.  He looks on the World Meeting of Families as a gift that the Irish Church can then share with others.

Family is about love, no matter how imperfect and failing: it is about a love that enriches lives.  I am thinking about the love of spouses, the love of parents for children, the goodness with which families enrich communities.   We have great families who would never think of themselves as great: they simply do their best.  Where would any of us be without the love and generosity we received from our parents?

I wish to sincerely thank all those in the Church in Ireland and the public authorities all of whom, in their own areas of competence, have made an enormous contribution to ensure that as many people who wish to can take part in the events.

I encourage families to take part in the global event that is World Meeting of Families.  I encourage families to take this unique opportunity to see Pope Francis where they can.  All are welcome”.


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