Aghaviller Parish Newsletter 10th. and 11th. January 2015.

Hugginstown and Stoneyford Churches.

“Feast of Baptism of Our Lord”

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 12th. to Sunday 18th. January 2015

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

Vigil – Saturday 17th. at 8.00p.m.; Sunday 18th. at 11.00a.m.

Stoneyford: Wednesday at 7.00p.m.

Vigil – Saturday 17th. at 6.30p.m.; Sunday 18th. at 10.00a.m.

Feast Days:

Thursday 15th. Feast of St. Ita:

Saturday 17th. Feast of St. Anthony.

Pray For:

Anniversary: Eddie Walsh, Ennisnag. Anniversary Mass in Stoneyford Church on Saturday 10th. January at 6.30p.m.

Matt O’Dwyer, Ennisnag. Anniversary Mass in Stoneyford Church on Sunday 11th. January at 10.00a.m.

Rota for next week-end: 17th. and 18th. January 2015: (Second Sunday in Ordinary Time.)


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

Hugginstown: Saturday 8.00p.m. Parents; Sunday 11.00a.m. Deirdre O’Shea

Eucharistic Ministers:

Stoneyford: Saturday 6.30p.m. Pat Kenny;  Sunday 10.00a.m. T. J. Mills.

Hugginstown: Saturday 8.00p.m. Mary Cuddihy; Sunday 11.00a.m. Patricia Barron.

Anniversary Mass:

In Stoneyford Church on Saturday 17th. January at 6.30p.m. – Neddie Lawlor, Knocknaboola

In Hugginstown Church on Sunday 18th. January at 11.00a.m. – Mary, Michael and Peggy Duggan, Gowlawn.

First Holy Communion:

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

17th. January in Stoneyford Church at 6.30p.m and in Hugginstown Church at 8.00p.m.

Marian Devotion; (The Prayer of Mary)

The Rosary and Prayers will be recited on Tuesday 13th. in Stoneyford Church at 7.00p.m.

The Rosary and Prayers will be recited on Thursday 15th. in Hugginstown Church at 7.30p.m

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 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

Lotto Results:

Draw: Monday 5th. January 2015 Numbers: 14; 22; 29. Bonus No: 17.

No Match 3 Winner: No Jackpot Winner:

€30.00 Winners: Rita McGrath, c/o Carroll’s Hotel; Liam Power, c/o Carroll’s Hotel;

Martin Irish, Hugginstown; Seamus Doheny, Freshford; Majella Driscoll, Jamestown.

3 Sellers €15.00 each: Willie Walshe; Tommy Hoyne; Teresa Fitzgerald;

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

Next Draw on Monday 12th. January. Please submit returns by 8.30p.m. Draw at 9.00p.m

Voluntary Housing Association, Hugginstown:

One house is vacant at the moment at Hugginstown Voluntary Housing. If you are interested in this house please contact: The Secretary, Voluntary Housing Association, Hugginstown, Co. Kilkenny. for an Application Form.

Children’s Clothes:

All items of children clothes from Birth to 5 Years old (used, but in clean/good condition) are needed for an Orphanage in South Africa. These clothes can be delivered within the next two weeks to the Orphanage. All items can be left into Hugginstown Church (Servers Sacristy) before 5.00p.m. on Tuesday 13th. January.


This weekend we celebrate the feast of the Baptism of Our Lord. When Jesus was baptised by John in the river Jordan it marked the beginning of Jesus’ public life. We are reminded of our own Baptism which made us part of God’s Family, the Church. When we were baptised, we too began that journey with Christ. Water is a powerful symbol throughout the Old and New Testament, from the story of Creation and the crossing of the Red Sea into freedom; and with the many times Jesus uses water as the symbol of new life. We began this new life with Christ through the waters of Baptism; we Bless ourselves and many other items with Holy Water as a source of God’s protection. This gift of God with us is freely available to us throughout our lives.


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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