Aghaviller Parish Newsletter

(Hugginstown and Stoneyford Churches).

      20th.and21st.July 2019.

Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Priests in the Parish:

Liam Cassin Telephone: 056 7768693  or Mobile 087 2312354

Peter Hoyne Telephone: 0567768678 orMobile 0863738492

Mass Times in Aghaviller Parish: –   Monday 22nd. to Sunday 28th. July 2019.

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

Vigil – Saturday 27th. at 8.00p.m.;          Sunday 11.15a.m.  

Stoneyford:    ​Wednesday at 7.00p.m.​

Vigil – Saturday 6.30p.m.;           

Monday 22nd.​Feast of St. MaryMagdalene

Tuesday 23rd.  ​Feast of St. Bridget of Sweden (Patron of Europe)

Wednesday 24th.​Feast of St Declan.

Thursday 25th.    Feast of St. James (Apostle)

Friday 26th. ​Feast of Ss. Joachim and Anne (Parents of Blessed Virgin Mary)

Pray For:

Months Mind Mass:  ​Patricia Neville, Norelands.   Mass in Stoneyford Church on

​​​Saturday 20th. July at 6.30p.m.

Rota for next week-end:    27th. and 28th.July 2019  –(Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time)


Stoneyford:     ​Saturday 6.30p.m. Margaret Ryan; ​

Hugginstown: ​Saturday 8.00p.m. Tommy Murphy; Sunday 11.15a.m.Caroline Kenneally

Eucharistic Ministers:​​

Stoneyford:     ​Saturday 6.30p.m. Barbara Smolen;​

Hugginstown: ​Saturday 8.00p.m. Mary Cuddihy; Sunday 11.15a.m. Bridget Farrell.

Anniversaries  next weekend:

Mass in Stoneyford Church on  Saturday 27th. July at 6.30p.m.  –  Jim McCarthy,Knockdrinna.

Mass in Hugginstown Church on  Saturday 27th. July at 8.00p.m.  –  Tom Butler, Boolyglass

Cemetery Mass:

Mass in Stonecarthy Cemetery on Friday 2nd. August at 8.00p.m.

Knock Pilgrimage:

Ballyhale Parish is organising a Pilgrimage to Knock for Saturday 27th. July and returning 28th. July 2019.

If you would like to book, please contact Frank or Mary Aylward; or  Catriona Fitzpatrick; or Bridget Murphy or Nora Dermody.

Seats still available on Bus.

June Collection:

Many thanks to all who contributed to the “June Collection 2019 over the past weeks.

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


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

Club Outing:

Newmarket/Hugginstown Social Club Summer Outing. The Club are having a Mystery Tour on Sunday 21st. July.

The bus will leave Hugginstown at 11.45a.m. and Carrolls Car Park,  Knocktopher at 12.00 Noon.  

Please Contact Kay at Telephone 056 7768985 or Lily at 056 7768008 if you wish to travel.

Safeguarding Contacts:

Diocesan Designated Liaison Person:  Mr. Cathal Cullen Tel: 087 100 0232  or      

Aghaviller Parish Representatives are:  Teresa Broderick  and Carmel O’Toole


Are you, Struggling with Anxiety or Depression?  Finding Life Difficult?  Isolated?   Grow is here to help you!!   Our Mental Health Support groups are free and confidential and open to all, no referral or booking needed.  Meeting Times are:  Tuesdays at 10.00a.m.          Wednesdays at 8.00p.m. and  Fridays at 10.30a.m.  Venue for all Meetings is the Grow Office, Barrack Street, Kilkenny.  For further information please contact Mary 087 284 3424


Thanks to all who contributed to the “Irish Wheelchair Association”Church Gate Collection held recently.Much appreciated.

Lotto Results:            –      Aghaviller Parish and Carrickshock G. A. A.

Draw: Monday 15th.July 2019        Numbers: 16; 17; 23;    Bonus No: 08.

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

5 x  €30.00 Winners:  Luke & Eoin Doyle, Kingsmountain;   ​John Byrne, c/o James Irish;

Michelle O’Carroll, Croan;      Helena Saunders, Durrow;​Ann Power, Lawcus.

3  x  Sellers €15.00 each:​James Irish;​Breda O’Meara;​John Power.

Next week:    Match 3:  €1,000.00;     Match 4:  €2,000.00;  Jackpot:  €19,300.00;  

Next Draw on Monday 22nd. July.  Please submit returns by 8.30p.m.  Draw at 9.00p.m.

Coffee Morning:

A Coffee Morning will be held on Tuesday 30th. July from 10.30a.m. to 1.00p.m. in Kilmoganny Community Centre. Everyone is welcome. Have a clear out and donate your unwanted delightful items to the recycle table and pick up the things you would like to take home with you. Take part in the  ‘Snakes and Ladders’ or ‘Ludo’ challenge or put in a few pieces in the community jigsaw.  Donations accepted and all money raised will be donated to the Kilmoganny L’Arche Community.

Clothes Collection:

Clothes Collection supporting Friends of Calcutta (CHY No 13218) on Monday July 22nd. Bags can be left that day up to 3.00p.m. outside Hugginstown Church.   All wearable clothing, footwear, bed sheets, curtains etc. are most welcome. Sadly we cannot accept duvets, pillows or cushions. To view a short film which captures the joy of what you so generously supported last year please visit ‘Rajiv 19’ on YouTube.  All enquiries to Michael Hopkins 087 9073074


Jesus visits the home of Martha.  For such a short Gospel passage, this text has created much discussion among biblical scholars. It seems everyone is this story is breaking the rules: Jesus rebukes his host, Mary does not help her sister, and Martha is not sitting at Jesus’ feet like a good disciple.  Mary is positioned here as a disciple learning from her Teacher. Martha as one who is trying to serve through ‘many tasks.’  Throughout his Gospel, Luke places a special emphasis on the wider circle of Jesus’ disciples, and names the women who follow Him. Luke is perhaps reminding us in this text that being a follower of Jesus requires an upset of the norms and a reversal of roles.  Let today’s Gospel be a reminder that when we are bogged down in the craziness around us, we can sit and listen to Him. Then we may be better prepared for the challenges that we face, whether they be in our homes or our wider communities.


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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