Aghaviller Parish Newsletter

Hugginstown and Stoneyford Churches.

10th. and 11th. August 2019.

Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time”


St. Maximillian Kolbe

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 12th. to Sunday 18th. August 2019.


Monday, and Friday at 9.30 a.m.  .           

Vigil – Wednesday 14th. at 8.00p.m.;

Vigil  Thursday 15th.  at 11.15a.m.

Vigil – Saturday 17th. at 8.00p.m.;

Sunday 18th. at 11.15a.m. . 


Vigil – Wednesday 14th. at 6.30p.m.

Vigil – Saturday 17th. at 6.30p.m.; 

  • Wednesday 14th.    Feast of St. Maximilian Kolbe           
  • Thursday 15th.       Feast of The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary  –   Holy Day of Obligation   –   Mass Times above.
  • Friday 16th.            Feast of St. Stephen of Hungary.
  • Saturday 17th.       Feast of Our Lady of Knock.

Pray For:         


 James Wallace, Stonecarthy.   Mass in Stoneyford Church on  Saturday 10th. August at 6.30p.m.

John and Mary Byrne,  Ballylinch.

Mary and Dick Aylward,  Boolyglass. Mass in Hugginstown Church on  Sunday 11th. August at 11.15a.m.

Rota for next week-end: 10th. and 11th. August 2019  –  (Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time)



Saturday 6.30p.m. Tony Roche  


Saturday 8.00p.m. Gráinne Barron   

Sunday 11.15a.m. John Barron.

Eucharistic Ministers:                                                   


Saturday 6.30p.m. Pat Kenny;


Saturday 8.00p.m. Mary Murphy;

Sunday 11.15a.m. Ruth Crowley..

Rota for 14th./15th. August as on the 10th. /11th. August if possible please.

Anniversary Mass next weekend:

In Stoneyford Church on Saturday 17th. August at 6.30p.m.   –  The Drea Family, Oldtown.

In Hugginstown Church on Wednesday 14th. August at 8.00p.m. –  Maura Broderick, Croan.

Mass Times:

The revised Mass Times for the Pastoral Area of Aghaviller, Ballyhale and Mullinavat will come into effect on the First Sunday of Advent 2019. (November 30th./December 1st.).   

Stoneyford Church: Mass on Saturday at 6.30 p.m. 

Hugginstown Church: Mass on Sunday at 10.00 a.m. 

Ballyhale Church;  Mass on Saturday at 7.30 p.m.

Knockmoylan Church; Mass on Sunday at 9.00 a.m. 

Knocktopher Church;  Mass on Sunday at 11.00 a.m. 

Bigwood Church;  Mass on Saturday at 6.30 p.m.

Mullinavat Church; Mass on Sunday at 10.00.a.m.



    Nowadays, many houses have security systems. We can have our homes monitored, 24 hours a day, to make sure they are safe. The really advanced systems even allow us to tap into the cameras from our mobile phones. We don’t have to stay awake all night in case someone tries to burgle our home – the system takes care of everything.  There are so many technologies available whose focus is to help us be prepared for all eventualities; we have apps for everything from predicting the weather to alerting us to traffic delays.

   There are no such luxuries in the parables. The men who are waiting for their master to return from the wedding feast cannot afford to sleep. They won’t receive an alert to their phone when their master arrives home. They have no option but to wait up. In the short parable of the householder and the burglar, Jesus again emphasises the importance of ‘standing ready.’

     Of course, Jesus is not really talking about watchmen and burglars, or being physically prepared; he is talking, rather, about spiritual alertness. It might seem morbid, but ask yourself this: if you were to die tonight, would you be ready? Your answer might tell you something about the areas of your life that needs some work. Another way in which we can be ‘ever-ready’ is to be open to the Holy Spirit. When our hearts are alert and open, we are more likely to see God’s goodness in those we meet, and be ready to welcome his grace into our lives.   We could not imagine being without our gadgets and apps and all of the things that make our lives easier. Valuable though they are, there is something more valuable – indeed priceless – at stake. (Intercom Reflection)

Safeguarding Contacts:

Diocesan Designated Liaison Person:

Mr. Cathal Cullen Tel: 087 100 0232  or

Diocese of Ossory Web Page:

Gardaí 1800 555 222:

Tusla – Kilkenny Area –  Tel: 052 617 7302.

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

The Priory Institute:

Study Theology Online.  Attend Saturday lectures in Tallaght or from the comfort of your own home. Flexible accessible Courses. Register now for Autumn 2019.  Email   website


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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