Parish Newsletter 27th. and 28th. December 2014

Aghaviller Parish Newsletter

(Hugginstown and Stoneyford Churches).

27th. and 28th. December 2014. “Feast of the Holy Family”:  –   Jesus, Mary and Joseph.

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 29th. December to Sunday 4th. January 2015

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

Vigil – Saturday 3rd. at 8.00p.m.; Sunday 4th. at 11.00a.m.

Stoneyford: Wednesday and Friday at 7.00p.m.

Vigil – Saturday 3rd. at 6.30p.m.; Sunday 4th. at 10.00a.m.

Feast Days:

Monday 29th. Feast of St Thomas Becket. Wednesday 31st. Feast of St. Sylvester.

Thursday 1st. Feast of Mary, Mother of God. – World Day of Peace.

Friday 2nd. Feast of St. Basil the Great and St. Gregory Nazianzen – 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

Saturday 3rd. Feast of the Holy Name of Jesus.

Pray For:

Anniversaries: Kit Sheehan, Stonecarthy. Mass in Stoneyford Church on Saturday 27th. December at 6.30p.m.

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

Rota for next week-end: 3rd. and 4th. January 2015; (Second Sunday of Christmas.)


Stoneyford: Saturday 6.30p.m. Vivion Fennelly; Sunday 10.00a.m. Eileen Sutton

Hugginstown: Saturday 8.00p.m. Catherine Dwyer; Sunday 11.00a.m. Niamh Phelan

Eucharistic Ministers:

Stoneyford: Saturday 6.30p.m. Maria Reid;      Sunday 10.00a.m. Bernie Grace.

Hugginstown: Saturday 8.00p.m. Nancy Hearne; Sunday 11.00a.m. Mary Murphy.

Months Mind Mass:

In Hugginstown Church on Sunday 4th. January at 11.00a.m. – Pat Crowley, Aghaviller

Anniversary Mass:

In Stoneyford Church on Saturday 3rd. January at 6.30p.m. – Tom McDonald, Stoneyford

Marian Devotion; (The Prayer of Mary)

The Rosary and Prayers will be recited on Tuesday 30th. in Stoneyford Church at 7.00p.m.

The Rosary and Prayers will be recited on Thursday 1st. in Hugginstown Church at 7.30p.m


Many thanks to all the Children; Parents; Teachers; Musicians; Choirs; Readers; Eucharistic Ministers; Servers and others who prepared the Christmas Masses: and to all who cleaned and decorated the Churches in the Parish for the Christmas Season and throughout the year. Thanks to all who erected the Cribs; donated flowers and Christmas trees etc. A sincere thanks and appreciation to all.

Be Safe:

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 New Year Celebrations and do show care for others.

Christmas Offerings 2014:

Many thanks for your very generous contributions to the Christmas Offerings over the Christmas period. These Offerings are for the support of the priests working and retired within the Diocese of Ossory.

Extra Envelopes for the Offerings can be collected in the Church Porch, and your contributions may be handed in during the coming weeks.

Dates to Remember for 2015:

First Holy Communion:

The Family Masses in preparation for First Holy Communion will be celebrated on:

17th. January; 14th. February; 7th. March; 18th. April.

First Penance 2015.

For Monroe/Newmarket Schools on Tuesday 10th. March in Hugginstown Church at 7.30p.m

For Stoneyford School on Wednesday 11th. Marchth. in Stoneyford Church at 7.00p.m.

First Holy Communion 2015.

For Stoneyford School on Sunday 26th. April in Stoneyford Church at 11.00a.m.

For Monroe/Newmarket Schools on Sunday 31st. May in Hugginstown Church at 11.00a.m.

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 from9.15a.m. to 12.15p.m or email

Launch of Faith Fest 2013 with Liam Lawton Concert

Lotto Results:

Draw: Monday 22nd. December 2014 Numbers: 01; 08; 04. Bonus No: 31.

One Match 3 Winner: No Jackpot Winner:

€1,000.00: Winner: Leo and Richard O’Gorman, Hugginstown.

€50.00: Seller of Ticket: Teresa Fitzgerald, Hugginstown.

€15.00: — 3 Sellers: Teresa Fitzgerald; Tommy Hoyne; Padraig Crowley.

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

Next Draw on Monday 5th. January. Please submit returns by 8.30p.m. Draw at 9.00p.m.

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).


Pope Francis has chosen as the theme for his Message for World Day of Peace, on 1st. January 2015 “No longer slaves, but brothers and sisters”. The theme is inspired by St. Paul’s Letter to Philemon in which the Apostle asks Philemon to recognise his former slave, Onesimus, as his brother in Christ (Philemon 1: 15-16). Pope Francis calls for an end to the “globalisation of indifference” that allows the crime of human trafficking to continue to blight the lives of millions of people throughout the world.

The full text of the Pope’s Message is available on the internet at the following link:


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

Contact: Telephone: 056 776 8693 or Email:


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