Aghaviller Parish Newsletter

Hugginstown and Stoneyford Churches.

17th. and 18th. August 2019.

Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Saint Bartholomew

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 19th. to Sunday 25th. August 2019.


Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 9.30a.m. 

No Mass on Thursday..           

Vigil – Saturday 24th. at 8.00p.m.;  

Sunday 25th. at 11.15a.m. 


No Mass on Wednesday 21st. or 28th. August.

Vigil – Saturday 24th. at 6.30p.m.;   

  • Tuesday 20th.            Feast of St. Bernard.
  • Wednesday 21st.      Feast of St. Pius X.           
  • Thursday 22nd.        Feast of The Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary
  • Friday 23rd.              Feast of St. Eugene.
  • Saturday 24th.         Feast of St. Bartholomew.

Pray For:         


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

Jerry Foran, Monroe:  Mass in Hugginstown Church on  Saturday 17th. August at8.00p.m.

Rota for next week-end: 24th. and 25th. August 2019  –  (Twenty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time)  



Saturday 6.30p.m. Sheila Raggett 


Saturday 8.00p.m. Catherine Dwyer;   

Sunday 11.15a.m. Deirdre O’Shea..

Eucharistic Ministers:                                                   


Saturday 6.30p.m. Kitty Wallace;


Saturday 8.00p.m. Teresa Broderick

Sunday 11.15a.m. Lillian Carr.

Anniversary Mass next weekend:

In Stoneyford Church on Saturday 24th. August at 6.30p.m.   –  Jack Wallace, Stonecarthy.

In Hugginstown Church on Saturday 24th. August at 8.00p.m. –  Ned and Statia Power.

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.

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


     Sadly, many people are no strangers to family feuds. In past generations, things like land and inheritance were major causes of family disagreements, causing parents to fall out with sons or daughters, or siblings to stop speaking for years. We may have heard other stories from our own families – secrets that were not talked about, relatives who were shunned for ‘shaming’ the family. These attitudes are dying away, and that is good. We are less concerned with keeping up appearances, and more focused on ensuring children feel loved and supported.

     Yet, there will always be conflicts in family life. Differences of opinion can arise over beliefs or choices, sometimes causing immense hurt on both sides. Often these disagreements are between generations. Parents who have raised their children in the faith can feel hurt when a son or daughter drifts away, or decides not to pass on the faith to their own children. Grandparents often carry this burden too.

     Some conflict is unavoidable as we navigate these situations, but we have a choice – do we allow anger and hurt to shape our interactions with loved ones, or do we listen with respect and try to understand and find common ground? Perhaps these inevitable conflicts are what Jesus refers to in today’s Gospel – father divided against son, mother against daughter. It’s a surprising statement given his usual focus on peace. But then, following Jesus is not a smooth path. Peace can be hard-won, particularly in families where there are so many different personalities and opinions. Let us pray for wisdom and patience to navigate the tougher times.  (Intercom Reflection)


No Newsletter next weekend 24th./25th. August.

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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