Parish Newsletter 29th. and 30th. November 2014

Aghaviller Parish Newsletter

(Hugginstown and Stoneyford Churches)

29th.and 30th. November 2014 (First Sunday of Advent.)

Priests of 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 1st. to Sunday 7th. December 2014.

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

Vigil – Saturday 6th. at 8.00p.m.; Sunday 7th. at 11.00a.m.

Stoneyford: Wednesday and Friday at 7.00p.m.

Vigil – Saturday 6th. at 6.30p.m.; Sunday 7th. at 10.00a.m.

Wednesday 3rd. Feast of St. Francis Xavier.

Friday 5th. First Friday

Visitation will take place as usual next week-end. Please let us know if you would like to receive Holy Communion in your home for the First Friday or at any other time.

Pray For:

Anniversaries: Maura and Dick Roche, Lawcus; Mass in Stoneyford Church on Saturday 29th. November at 6.30p.m.

Pat Irish, Hugginstown and Martin Brennan, Gowlawn Mass in Hugginstown Church on Saturday 29th. November at 8.00p.m.

Jack Power, Newmarket; Mass in Hugginstown Church on Sunday 30th. November at 11.00a.m.

Rota for next week-end: 6th. and 7th. December (Second Sunday of Advent)


Stoneyford: Saturday 6.30p.m. Catherina Roche;   Sunday 10.00a.m. Fred Malzard;

Hugginstown: Saturday 8.00p.m. Cáit Broderick; Sunday 11.00a.m. Caroline Kenneally;

Eucharistic Ministers:

Stoneyford: Saturday 6.30p.m. Maria Reid; Sunday 10.00a.m. T. J. Mills;

Hugginstown: Saturday 8.00p.m. Mary Cuddihy; Sunday 11.00a.m. Ann Power.

Anniversary Mass next weekend:

In Hugginstown Church on Saturday 6th. December at 8.00p.m. Michael Murphy, Lismatigue.

Marian Devotion; (The Prayer of Mary)

The Rosary and Prayers will be recited on Tuesday 2nd. in Stoneyford Church at 7.00p.m.

The Rosary and Prayers will be recited on Thursday 4th. in Hugginstown Church at 7.30p.m.


Congratulations to Ava Mai Raggett, Kells and her parents Margaret and Barry.

Ava was baptised in Stoneyford Church on Saturday 22nd. November.

‘Aghaviller Parish Evening’:

A Reflective ‘Parish Evening’ will be held in Peace in Christ, Retreat House, Sion Road, Kilkenny on Wednesday 3rd. December from 8.00p.m. to 10.30p.m. For further information please contact any of the following beforehand; Peace in Christ 056 772 1054; or Mary Doyle 056 776 8645 or Maura Rohan 051 648 024 or Kathleen Fennelly 056 772 8260

Monroe School:

Meeting of the Board of Management will be held in the School on Thursday 4th. Dec. at 8.00p.m.

Newmarket/Hugginstown Social Club:

The ‘Get Together’ will take place on Tuesday 2nd. December from 2.00p.m. to 4.30p.m. in “Gáirdín an Ghorta”, Newmarket.

All are very welcome.

Christmas Youth Retreat:

Youth 2000 Ireland will be hosting their Annual Christmas Retreat in Newbridge College, Newbridge, Co. Kildare from Friday 12th. to Sunday 14th. December 2014. Around 500 Young People from across Ireland (aged 16-35) are expected at the event, with all newcomers very welcome.   This is a great opportunity to find out what your faith is all about in a friendly, chilled out atmosphere.  Free buses available.  Online booking necessary, see or phone 01 675 3690.

“Integritas”: Ennisnag, Stoneyford, Co. Kilkenny 056 772 8902

‘How can a Relationship with Jesus Christ be born in my life? A presentation given by Peter Hannan S.J. on Wednesday, December 3rd. at 8.00p.m. At the beginning of Advent and as we prepare for Christmas, this evening presentation will explore how a personal relationship with Jesus Christ can become a lived reality in one’s life. Peter Hannan S.J. will explain how this relationship can become a real, life-giving encounter with specific reference to the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola, which greatly inform the life and work of Pope Francis and the renewal of the Catholic Church at this time. The evening is free and is open to anyone to attend.

Advent Text Message:

This Advent why not get a short daily message sent to your mobile phone – a line of Scripture or a Thought for the Day – no cost to you. Text your number to 085 831 3100 or email: or write your mobile number on the sheet provided in the Church.

Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes 2015:

The Ossory Pilgrimage to Lourdes 2015 Under the Patronage of Bishop Seamus Freeman will take place from 22nd. to 27th. May 2015. All bookings for both Regular and Assisted Pilgrims please contact: Glenmore Parish Office on 051 880 414 on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays from 10.00a.m. to 2.30p.m. and on Fridays from 9.15a.m. to 12.15p.m or email

Irish Blood Transfusion Service:

Blood Donor Mobile Clinic will visit The Carraig Hotel, Carrick-on-Suir on Tuesday 2nd. December from 5.00p.m. to 8.30p.m. and on Wednesday 3rd. from 3.00p.m. to 5.00p.m. and from 7.00p.m. to 9.00p.m. Please donate blood to help with the local hospital demands.


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

Lotto Results:

Draw: Monday 24th. November 2014 Numbers: 08; 23; 26. Bonus No: 03.

No Match 3 Winner: No Jackpot Winner:

€30.00 Winner: Sam Millea, Kyleva; Pat Dwyer, Croan;

John O’Carroll, Croan; Teresa Long, Stoneyford; Richie Power, Lawcus

3 Sellers €15.00 each: Willie Walshe; Pat Power; Caitlin Roche. .

Next week: Match 3: €1,000.00; Jackpot: €5,200.00;

Next Draw on Monday 1st. December. Please submit returns by 8.30p.m. Draw at 9.00p.m

Evening of Music:

The Students of Scoil Aireagail will present an Evening of Music, Song and Dance in the Carmelite Hall, Knocktopher on Wednesday 3rd. December at 8.00 p.m.  Proceeds on the night will go towards new musical instruments and Ballyhale St. Vincent de Paul Society. All are very welcome.

St. Vincent de Paul Society:

The Local Christmas Appeal will be held after all Masses on 13th./14th. December this year.

Kilkenny/Carlow Coeliac Support Group:

The next meeting of the Kilkenny/Carlow Coeliac Support Group will take place in St.Patrick’s Parish Centre, Loughboy, Kilkenny, on Monday December 1st. at 8.00p.m. Representatives from Companies producing Gluten Free Products will be in attendance. All those effected by the Coeliac Disease are welcome to attend.


Notices for the Newsletter to be left in by 5.00p.m. on Thursdays please.

Contact: Telephone: 056 776 8693 or email

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