Parish Newsletter 20th. and 21th. December 2014

Aghaviller Parish Newsletter

(Hugginstown and Stoneyford Churches).

20th. and 21st. December 2014.  “Fourth 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 22nd. to Sunday 28th. December. 2013

Hugginstown: Monday; Tuesday and Friday at 9.30a.m:  

Vigil – Wednesday 24th. at 7.00p.m.;    Thursday 25th. at 11.00a.m.

Vigil – Saturday 27th. at 8.00p.m.;        Sunday 28th. at 11.00a.m.

Stoneyford:Vigil – Wednesday 24th. at 6.30p.m.;    Thursday 25th. at 10.00a.m.

Vigil – Saturday 27th. at 6.30p.m.;        Sunday 28th. at 10.00a.m.

Feast Days:

Thursday 25th. Feast of the Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ       –    Holy Day.

Friday 26th. Feast of St. Stephen.

Saturday 27th. Feast of St. John (Apostle and Evangelist)

Saturday 28th. Feast of The Holy Innocents

Pray For:

Anniversaries: Mary McGrath, Norelands.   Mass in Stoneyford Church on Saturday 20th. December at 6.30p.m.

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

John Clooney, Sheepstown.      Alfred Malzard, Stoneyford. Richard Burke, Croan.

Rota for next week-end: 27th. and 28th. December;  (Feast of the Holy Family.)


Stoneyford: Saturday 6.30p.m. Ronan Murphy;  Sunday 10.00a.m. Pat Fennelly

Hugginstown:      Saturday 8.00p.m. Pat Duggan;    Sunday 11.00a.m. Lillian Carr

Eucharistic Ministers:

Stoneyford: Saturday 6.30p.m. Kitty Wallace;   Sunday 10.00a.m. T. J. Mills.

Hugginstown:      Saturday 8.00p.m. Mary Cuddihy;          Sunday 11.00a.m. Carmel O’Toole.

Sacrament of Healing and Reconciliation:

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

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

Holy Communion for Christmas:

Visitation at the usual time on Tuesday 23rd. December.  Please let us know if you are unable to come to Mass and would like to receive Holy Communion in your home for Christmas or at any other time.

Anniversary Masses:

In Stoneyford Church on Saturday 27th. December at 6.30p.m. –  Kit Sheehan, Stonecarthy

In Hugginstown Church on Saturday 27th. December at 8.00p.m.  Katie, Tommy and Cissie Delahunty.

Advent Message:

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

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. (Note change of time in Hugginstown).

Many of the children will be taking an active part in these celebrations. 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 the singing of the Christmas Carols and to celebrate as family.

Mass Times on Christmas Day:

Stoneyford at 10.00a.m.: Hugginstown at 11.00a.m.

Be Safe this Christmas:

If you are leaving your home even for a short time, do lock all external doors and windows.

Make sure all candles and naked lights are out before you leave or before you retire to bed.

Be extra careful on the roads during the Christmas season and do show care for others.  Safe Driving!

Christmas Offerings 2014:

Envelopes for your Christmas Offerings 2014 may be collected in the Church Porch,

and your contributions may be handed in during the coming weeks.

South Kilkenny Historical Society:

Experience the Winter Solstice Sunset at Knockroe Passage Tomb on Sunday December 21st. Meeting point at Owning Church at 2.30pm.

For further information contact: Eddie Synnott 086 812 4349.

Launch of Faith Fest 2013 with Liam Lawton Concert

Lotto Results:

Draw: Monday 15th. December  2014          Numbers: 05; 02; 16.          Bonus No: 31.

No Match 3 Winner:               No Jackpot Winner:

€30.00:Winners: Pat Holden, Acres, Mullinavat;           Caroline Holzbaus, Knocktopher;

Michael Irish, Hugginstown;  Mary Carroll, Lismatigue;                   Larry Murphy, Lismatigue.

€15.00:3 Sellers: Jimmy Walsh;     Teresa Fitzgerald;    Tommy Hoyne.

Next week:                 Match 3:  €1,000.00;               Jackpot:  €5,100.00;

Next Draw on Monday 22nd. December. Please submit returns by 8.30p.m. Draw at 9.00p.m.

Stoneyford  Soccer:

The Annual Club 5K. Road Race will take place on Friday 26th. December at 12.00Noon. Registration in the Community Centre, Stoneyford from 10.30a.m.   Prizes for men, women and juveniles.

Senior Help Line:

Senior Help Line, Ireland’s only confidential listening service for older people provided by older volunteers is open over Christmas.  The help line is open every day of the Christmas holiday and New Year season from 10am till 10pm.  So don’t be alone.  We are there.  Phone Senior Help Line  LoCall 1850 440 444, (no call costing more than 30Cent).


There is a sense of looking forward in today’s readings, which are all about promises that God would dwell among his people – a young girl was told she would conceive a bear a son, ‘and so the child will be Holy and will be called the Son of God’, which means God will be with us.  Mary said ‘Yes’ to God in her response, ‘I am the handmaid of the Lord’.  God still dwells in our hearts and we are needed as helpers to bring the good news of His love wherever we go.


All notices for next weeks Newsletter to be left in by 5.00p.m. on Friday please.

Contact: Telephone: 056 776 8693 or Email:


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