Parish Newsletter 3rd. and 4th. January 2015

Aghaviller Parish Newsletter

(Hugginstown and Stoneyford Churches).

3rd. and 4th. January 2015.

“Second Sunday of Christmas”

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 5th. to Sunday 11th. January 2015

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

Vigil – Monday 5th. at 8.00p.m.; Tuesday 6th. at 9.30a.m.

Vigil – Saturday 10th. at 8.00p.m.; Sunday 11th. at 11.00a.m.

Stoneyford: Wednesday at 7.00p.m.

Vigil – Monday 5th. at 6.30p.m.; Tuesday 6th. at 10.00a.m.

Vigil – Saturday 10th. at 6.30p.m.; Sunday 11th. at 10.00a.m.

Feast Days:

Tuesday 6th. Feast of The Epiphany of Our Lord. Holy Day

Mass in Hugginstown changed to 9.30a.m. As schools are open, pupils will be attending Mass before school. This Mass will be offered for the late Christy Twomey, retired Principal of Newmarket School.

Pray For: Criostóir Ó Tuama, Newmarket, and John O’Shea, Newchurch: both who died during the week.

Months Mind Mass: Pat Crowley, Aghaviller: Mass in Hugginstown Church on Sunday 4th. January at 11.00a.m.

Anniversary: Tom McDonald, Stonecarthy. First Anniversary Mass in Stoneyford Church on Saturday 3rd. December at 6.30p.m. Rota for next week-end: 10th. and 11th. January 2015; (Feast of Baptism of Our Lord.)


Stoneyford: Saturday 6.30p.m. Sheila Raggett; Sunday 10.00a.m. Fred Malzard

Hugginstown: Saturday 8.00p.m. Nicola Aylward; Sunday 11.00a.m. Noreen Kenneally

Eucharistic Ministers:

Stoneyford: Saturday 6.30p.m. Maura Roche; Sunday 10.00a.m. Mary Malzard.

Hugginstown: Saturday 8.00p.m. Marie Duggan; Sunday 11.00a.m. Ann Power.

Note; Readers and Eucharistic Ministers for 5th./6th. January as on 3rd./4th. if possible please.

Anniversary Mass:

In Stoneyford Church on Saturday 10th. January at 6.30p.m. – Eddie Walsh, Ennisnag.

Marian Devotion; (The Prayer of Mary)

The Rosary and Prayers will be recited on Tuesday 6th. in Stoneyford Church at 7.00p.m.

The Rosary and Prayers will be recited on Thursday 8th. 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.

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.

Irish Blood Transfusion Service:

The Blood Donation, Mobile Clinic will visit the Rivercourt Hotel, Kilkenny on Sunday 4th. January from 12.00Noon to 3.30p.m. and on Monday 5th; Tuesday 6th; Monday 12th; Tuesday 13th. January 2015 ; from 4.30p.m. to 8.00p.m.

If you are not a blood donor already, please think about coming along to our clinic. If you are already a donor or have given before, thank you, and if you can, come again. Bring a friend, we welcome all donors, new and old.

Help ensure essential blood supplies are always available by giving blood regularly! 

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. March 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 from 9.15a.m. to 12.15p.m or email

Launch of Faith Fest 2013 with Liam Lawton Concert


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.

Newmarket/Hugginstown Social Club:

The ‘Get Together’ will take place on Tuesday 6th. January from 2.00p.m. to 4.30p.m. in “Gáirdín an Ghorta”, Newmarket. All are very welcome.

Hugginstown Voluntary Housing and Newmarket/Hugginstown Social Club:

A meeting of the Committees will take place on Wednesday 7th. January in the Parish House, Hugginstown at 8.00p.m.

Carrickshock Bord na nÓg:

The Annual General Meeting will take place on Friday 9th. January 2015 at 7.30p.m in Hugginstown G.A.A. Club Rooms. All are welcome.


“The Word was made flesh and dwelt among us.” Those words have been part of our daily prayer, our daily conversation with the Lord. When God became man, he put down roots – not just in our physical world, but in humanity itself. He pitched his tent among us and became one of us. It is a connection that cannot be broken – the roots go too deep. This is the mystery we celebrate at Christmas. We are indeed a privileged people.

Prayer of Blessing for the New Year:

May the Lord bless us and keep us.

May the Lord let his face shine on us and be gracious to us.

May the Lord protect us, and give us the gift of peace. Amen.


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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