Parish Newsletter 6th. and 7th. December 2014

Aghaviller Parish Newsletter

(Hugginstown and Stoneyford Churches)

6th. and 7th. December 2014 – (Second 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 8th. to Sunday 14th. December 2014.

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

Vigil – Saturday 13th. at 8.00p.m.;          Sunday 14th. at 11.00a.m.

Stoneyford: Monday 8th. at 10.00a.m. Wednesday 10th. at 7.00p.m.

Vigil – Saturday 13th. at 6.30p.m.;          Sunday 14th. at 10.00a.m.

Monday 8th. Feast of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Holy Day of Obligation:  Mass in Hugginstown changed to 9.30a.m. as schools are open.

Saturday 13th. Feast of St. Lucy

Pray For: Pat Crowley, Castlemorris; who died during the week.

Anniversaries: Michael Murphy, Lismatigue.   Mass in Hugginstown Church on Saturday 6th. December at 8.00p.m.

Declan Lonergan, Lismatigue.

Rota for next week-end: 13th. and 14th. December    –   (Third Sunday of Advent)


Stoneyford: Saturday 6.30p.m. Parents;   Sunday 10.00a.m. Michael Dermody;

Hugginstown: Saturday 8.00p.m. Parents;  Sunday 11.00a.m. Deirdre Rohan;

Eucharistic Ministers:

Stoneyford: Saturday 6.30p.m. Maura Roche; Sunday 10.00a.m. Bernie Grace;

Hugginstown: Saturday 8.00p.m. Nancy Hearne;   Sunday 11.00a.m. Patricia Barron.

First Holy Communion 2015:

The Family Masses in preparation for First Holy Communion will be celebrated on Saturday 13th. December

in Stoneyford Church at 6.30p.m. and in Hugginstown Church at 8.00p.m.

Anniversary Mass next weekend:

In Hugginstown Church on Sunday 14th. December at 11.00a.m. – Brendan Murphy, Newmarket.

Marian Devotion; (The Prayer of Mary)

The Rosary and Prayers will be recited on Tuesday 9th. in Stoneyford Church at 7.00p.m.

The Rosary and Prayers will be recited on Thursday 11th. in Hugginstown Church at 7.30p.m.


Congratulations to Sophie Daisy Tennyson, Mabbistown and her parents Bernadette and Pat.

Sophie was baptised in Hugginstown Church on Sunday 30th. November.

Stoneyford Development Association:

A meeting of the Stoneyford Development Association will take place on Monday 8th. December at 9.00p.m. in Stoneyford Community Centre.  All involved in the activities around the Centre are asked to attend.

Carrickshock G.A.A;

The Club A.G.M. will take place in the Clubrooms, Hugginstown on Friday 12th. December at 8.00p.m.  Nominations and Motions to be submitted to the Secretary by 9.00p.m on Monday 8th. December.


The Annual Walk from Hugginstown to the Battle of Carrickshock Monument will take place  on Sunday 14th. December after 11.00a.m. Mass.   All are welcome to take part.

Advent Message:

An Advent Reflection for the Second Week of Advent is available in the Church Porch.

Sacrament of Healing and Reconciliation:

The Sacrament of Reconciliation for Christmas will be celebrated during Masses on Saturday 20th. December 2014.

In Stoneyford Church during the 6.30p.m. Mass and in Hugginstown Church during the 8.00p.m. Mass.

Family Christmas Masses:

There will be Mass for Young Families and Children on Christmas Eve on Wednesday 24th. December;  In Stoneyford Church at 6.30p.m. and in Hugginstown Church at 7.00p.m. (Please note change of time in Hugginstown Church).  Many of the children will be taking an active part in the Masses. They will be involved with the Choirs, Readings, Prayers, Gifts, Servers etc.  All children are invited to bring a little gift for other children who are in need.  We ask parents to come with their children and to join in our Christmas Celebrations.

Mass Times on Christmas Day: Stoneyford at 10.00a.m.: Hugginstown at 11.00a.m.

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.


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

Lotto Results:

Draw: Tuesday 2nd. December 2014           Numbers: 09; 17; 31.  Bonus No: 32.

No Match 3 Winner:      No Jackpot Winner:

€30.00 Winner: James Murphy, Gorrue; Tom Hoyne, Croan;

Martin Jordan, Lismatigue;  Michéal O’Feagraill, Norelands; M. Murphy, Danganbeg

3 Sellers €15.00 each: Breda O’Meara; Sean Raggett; Trish Power. .

Next week: Match 3:  €1,000.00; Jackpot:  €5,300.00;

Next Draw on Monday 8th. December.  Please submit returns by 8.30p.m. Draw at 9.00p.m 

St. Vincent de Paul Society:

The Annual Christmas Appeal in aid of the local St. Vincent de Paul Society will be held after all Masses on next weekend 13th./14th. December.

Trócaire Christmas Gifts:

“Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God.” Hebrews 13:16. Trócaire Christmas Gifts are now on sale and can make a life-changing difference to families in some of the world’s poorest countries. For further information log on to

Christmas Fair:

Bennettsbridge Community Hall are holding a Christmas Fair on Sunday 14th. December from 10.00a.m. to 5.00p.m. If you are looking for a Christmas gift or just to browse then call in. There will be lots of different stalls, carol singing, tea/coffee to warm you up and a special guest appearance. If you would like any further information please contact 086 277 2271.

Pulsewave Ireland:

Pulsewave Ireland are offering Bpro medically approved non-invasive Heart and Artery Screenings  in The Carraig Hotel, Carrick-on-Suir on Tuesday 9th. December, and in Hotel Kilkenny on Thursday 11th. December.  For appointments telephone 087 715 1623 or log on: .

Christmas Fair:

The Irish Wheelchair Association, Claddagh Court, Collage Road, Kilkenny, are holding a Christmas Fair on Wednesday 10th. December from 11.00a.m.  to 3.00p.m. Cake Sale; Breads; Bric a Brac; Home Made Jams, Chutneys, Relishes; Crafts; Greeting Cards; Fire Wood and lots more.   For further information contact Michael Morton 087 958 1605.


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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