Parish Newsletter 13th. and 14th. December 2014

Aghaviller Parish Newsletter

(Hugginstown and Stoneyford Churches)

13th. and 14th. December 2014. –  (Third 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 15th. to Sunday 21st. December 2014.

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

Vigil – Saturday 20th. at 8.00p.m.;          Sunday 21st. at 11.00a.m.

Stoneyford: Wednesday at 7.00p.m.

Vigil – Saturday 20th. at 6.30p.m.;          Sunday 21st. at 10.00a.m.

Pray For:

Anniversaries: John Brennan, Kilkeasy. Mass in Hugginstown Church on Saturday 13th. December at 8.00p.m.

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

Rota for next week-end: 20th. and 21st. December    –   (Fourth Sunday of Advent)


Stoneyford: Saturday 6.30p.m. Rita O’Farrell;   Sunday 10.00a.m. Donal Butler;

Hugginstown: Saturday 8.00p.m. Teresa Broderick;  Sunday 11.00a.m. Lily Burke;

Eucharistic Ministers:

Stoneyford: Saturday 6.30p.m. Pat Kenny; Sunday 10.00a.m. Mary Malzard;

Hugginstown: Saturday 8.00p.m. Marie Duggan;   Sunday 11.00a.m. Mary Cahill.

First Holy Communion 2015:

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

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

Anniversary Masses next weekend:

In Stoneyford Church on Saturday 20th. December at 6.30p.m. – Mary McGrath, Norelands.

In Hugginstown Church on Saturday 20th. December at 8.00p.m. – Walter Aylward, Catstown.

Marian Devotion; (The Prayer of Mary)

The Rosary and Prayers will be recited on Tuesday 16th. in Stoneyford Church at 7.00p.m.

The Rosary and Prayers will be recited on Thursday 18th. in Hugginstown Church at 7.30p.m.

Advent Message:

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

Sacrament of Healing and Reconciliation:

The Sacrament of Reconciliation for Christmas will be celebrated on next Saturday 20th. December.

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

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

An Introduction to the Gospel of St. Luke will be given by Fr. Michael Mullins, on Thursday 18th. December at 7.30 p.m.

This evening is open to anyone to attend.


Congratulations to Liam Murphy, Stoneyford and Melinda Walsh, Listerlin who were married in Listerlin Church on Friday 12th. December.


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

All are very welcome to take part.

Mobile Library:

Mobile Library will visit Hugginstown on Tuesday 16th. December from 2.20p.m. to 3.00p.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 this weekend 13th./14th. December.

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.

Monroe School:

The Christmas School Play will take place in Monroe School on Wednesday 17th. December at 7.00p.m.  All are very welcome.

Stoneyford School:

School Christmas Concert will take place in the Community Centre, Stoneyford  on Wednesday 17th. December at 7.00p.m.  All are very welcome.


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

Irish Blood Transfusion Service:

A special thanks to all the 234 Donors who recently attended their Mobile Clinic in Carrick-on-Suir.

Lotto Results:

Draw: Monday 8th. December 2014           Numbers: 01; 03; 04.  Bonus No: 02.

One Match 3 Winner:  One Jackpot Winner:

€5,300.00 Winner: Luke McBride, Kilfera   €200.00 Seller of Ticket: Jim Rohan.

€1,000.00 Winner: Dick Kenneally, Catstown €50.00 Seller of Ticket: James Irish.

3 Sellers €15.00 each: Catherine Barron;       Mary Doyle; Teresa Fitzgerald.

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

Next Draw on Monday 15th. December. Please submit returns by 8.30p.m. Draw at 9.00p.m 

Christmas Fair:

Bennettsbridge Community Hall is holding a Christmas Fair on this 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.  For further information please contact 086 277 2271. All are very welcome.

Newmarket/Hugginstown Social Club:

The ‘Get Together’ will take place on Tuesday 16th. December from 2.00p.m. to 4.30p.m. in “Gáirdín an Ghorta”, Newmarket.   All are very welcome.

The Annual Christmas Party will take place in Carroll’s Hotel, Knocktopher on Sunday 20th. December, from 1.00p.m. to 6.00p.m. If transport is required please call the following by Friday 19th. December.  Kay 056 776 8985: or Bridie 056 776 8918

Local History Group:

A public meeting will take place in Stoneyford Community Centre on Tuesday 16th. December at 8.00p.m. for those who wish to partake in a Local History Group.  It is intended to elect a committee at this meeting. All are very welcome.

South Kilkenny Historical Society:

Experience the Winter Solstice Sunset at Knockroe Passage Tomb on December 21st. Meeting point at Owning Church at 2.30pm. For further information contact: Eddie Synnott 086 812 4349

Stoneyford Development Association:

Stoneyford Development Association is hosting a Christmas Evening on Saturday 20th. December from 5:30p.m. to 8.00p.m. in the Community Centre.  There will be a Santa Grotto; Crepes; Carol Signing; Mince Pies and Mulled Wine. There is also the chance to win a Luxury Christmas Hamper in the Raffle.  All are very welcome.

The Playground Committee would like to thank all the volunteers who gave generously of their time and cake making abilities towards making our ‘Little Bit of Everything Sale’ a great success. The event raised over €4000.00 towards the playground fund.  Many thanks to all.


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

Contact: Telephone: 056 776 8693 or email  HYPERLINK “”

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