Aghaviller Parish Newsletter

Hugginstown and Stoneyford Churches.

19th. and 20th.  October 2019.

“Twenty-Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time”

St. John Paul II

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 31st. to Sunday 27th. October.


Monday,Wednesday Thursday and Friday at 9.30a.m.  

 Vigil – Saturday 26th. at 8.00p.m.

Sunday 27th. at 11.15a.m. 


Mass on Wednesday at 7.00p.m.

Vigil – Saturday 26th. at 6.30p.m.;            ;   

  • Tuesday 22nd.             Feast of St. John Paul 11.

Pray For:    

Tim Heaslip, Knocktopher, who died during the week.


Winifred Long,  Stoneyford.   Mass in Stoneyford Church on  Saturday 19th. October at 6.30p.m.

Sean Smyth,Ennisnag.

James and Mary Barron,  Sheepstown.   Mass in Hugginstown Church on  Saturday 19th. October at 8.00p.m.

Mary and Jack Glendon,Newmarket.

Maura Power,  Lismatigue.   Mass in Hugginstown Church on  Sunday 20th. October at 11.15a.m.

Rota for next week-end:   

26th. and 27th. October (Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time)



Saturday 6.30p.m. Sheila Raggett. .


Saturday 8.00p.m. Gráinne Barron;  

Sunday 11.15a.m. John Barron.

Eucharistic Ministers:                                                   


Saturday 6.30p.m. Pat Kenny


Saturday 8.00p.m. Kay Power;

Sunday 11.15a.m. Mary Cahill

Anniversary Mass next weekend:

In Stoneyford Church on Saturday 26th. October at 6.30p.m.  –  Margaret and John Phelan

In Hugginstown Church on Saturday 26th. October at 8.00p.m.  –  John, Margaret & Patsy Butler

Eucharistic Adoration:

Eucharistic Adoration in Hugginstown Church every Thursday from 10.00a.m. to 8.00p.m. All are welcome to join for any period of time.

First Holy Communion Preparation:

The Family Masses in preparation for First Penance and First Holy Communion will be celebrated on Saturday  19th. October in Stoneyford Church at 6.30p.m

and on Sunday 20th. October  in Hugginstown Church at 11.15a.m.


TheOffertory”Collection on last weekend amounted to €535.00.  Thank You

Collection in aid of “The Missions”will be held after all Masses next weekend: ‘Mission Sunday’ 19th./20th. October.

Remembrance Masses for November:

Remembrance Masses for the Faithful Departed will be celebrated on

Saturday 2nd. November: in Stoneyford Church at 6.30p.m. and in

Hugginstown Church at 8.00p.m.

October Station:

Many thanks to all who contributed to the October Stations during the past week. Extra 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.

Taizé Youth Programme 2020:

A Youth Trip to Taizé in France organised by Ossory Youth will take place from Sunday 28th. June to Sunday 5th. July 2020. A week in the Taize Community is an opportunity for reflection and contemplation and a little step back from daily life. But bringing people together is also the essence of Taize and it is a week of meeting young people from different countries and cultures where new friendships are made. Tens of thousands of young people from around the world, including 30 from Kilkenny, made the trip to Taizé this year.

The programme, which runs from December 2019 to July 2020 is open to Transition year,5th. Year and Leaving Cert students. Closing date is Friday 22nd. November. For additional information, including cost and application forms, please contact Patrick Bookle, Ossory Youth at 056 776 1200, or 087 212 9006 or

Rome Pilgrimage:

The Ossory Adult Faith Development group are leading a pilgrimage to Rome (August 24th. to 29th. 2020). These days in the Eternal City are an opportunity through art and sacred sites to unlock knowledge of our faith and to deepen our understanding of God.  Anyone interested can contact or 056 775 3624.

Unlocking the Possibilities of our Pastoral Areas:

All members of the Pastoral Area Councils are invited to a morning reflection on the many possibilities now open to parishes through the establishment of pastoral areas. Chaired by Bishop Dermot Farrell and in dialogue with Fr Albert McDonnell and some lay co-ordinators of pastoral groups from other Irish Diocese we will have an opportunity to reflect on how these groupings can best work together.

Venue:  St Kieran’s College on Saturday 26th. October from 11.00a.m. to 1.00p.m.   All welcome.

Parish Evenings:

Starting in Advent the Diocesan Retreat Team will host parish evenings in St Kieran’s College, or in your own parish.  These evenings are an opportunity for people to take time to reflect in the midst of our busy lives. The theme this year, taken from Laudato Si’,  for the retreats is “Praised be to you O Risen – Lord Alive in Every Creature”

A Simple Prayer Course, based on:  “How to pray The Our Father.”:

“Everyone prays, but no one finds it easy. We all need a little help.” (Pete Greig) Venue: St Kieran’s College; Starting on Monday 14th. October; for six weeks from 7.30p.m. to 8.45p.m.

Please Contact: Pauline Haughney 083 395 6945 or email

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


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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