Aghaviller Parish Newsletter 28th. and 29th. November 2015

(Hugginstown and Stoneyford Churches)

“First 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 30th. November to Sunday 6th. December.

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

                        Vigil – Saturday 5th. at 8.00p.m.;        Sunday 6th. at 11.00a.m.

Stoneyford:       Wednesday and Friday at 7.00p.m.          

                        Vigil – Saturday 5th. at 6.30p.m.;        Sunday 6th. at 10.00a.m.

Monday 30th.     Feast of St. Andrew. (Apostle)

Friday 4th.                                             First Friday

Visitation with Holy Communion 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 Fridays or at any other time.

Pray For: 

Anniversaries:   Dick and Maura Roche, Lawcus, Mass in Stoneyford Church on Saturday 28th. November at 6.30p.m.

Martin Brennan, Gowlawn, and Pat Irish, Hugginstown.  Mass in Hugginstown Church on Saturday 28th.

November at 8.00p.m.

                        Pat Crowley, Castlemorris, Mass in Hugginstown Church on Sunday 29th. November at 11.00a.m.

Rota for next week-end: 5th. and 6th. December.       (Second Sunday of Advent)


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

Hugginstown:     Saturday 8.00p.m. School Pupils   Sunday 11.00a.m. Lillian Carr;

Eucharistic Ministers:

Stoneyford:         Saturday 6.30p.m. Maria Reid;      Sunday 10.00a.m. Mary Malzard

Hugginstown:     Saturday 8.00p.m. Nancy Hearne;   Sunday 11.00a.m. Patricia Barron.

Parish Readers – Ministers of the Word:

The Ossory Adult Faith Development is offering an evening of Reflection for all Parish Readers and those who wish to become Readers. It will take place in Mullinavat Church on Monday 30th. November at 7.30p.m. or in St. Fiacre’s Church, Loughboy on Tuesday 1st. December at 7.30p.m.

Anniversary Masses next weekend:

In Hugginstown Church on Saturday 5th. December at 8.00p.m. –  Michael Murphy, Lismatigue.

In Hugginstown Church on Sunday 6th. December at 11.00a.m. – Jack Power, Newmarket.

Marian Devotion; (The Prayer of Mary)

The Rosary and Prayers will be recited on Tuesday 1st. in Stoneyford Church at 7.00p.m.

The Rosary and Prayers will be recited on Thursday 3rd. in Hugginstown Church at 7.30p.m

Confirmation 2016:

The Enrolment Masses in preparation for Confirmation will be celebrated on Saturday 5th. December

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

November Offerings:

Many thanks to all who contributed to the November Offerings during the past month.

Newmarket/Hugginstown Community and Text Alert:

Public Meeting in Hugginstown Community Centre on Tuesday 1st. December at 7.30p.m. Presentations by Sergeant Ted Hughes and Peter Connon (Divisional Crime Prevention Officer). It is important that every home from the areas is represented at the meeting.


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

Lotto Results:

Draw: Monday 23rd. November 2015         Numbers: 21; 07; 12.                  Bonus No: 04.

No Match 3 Winner:             No Match 4 Winner                                 No Jackpot Winner:

€30.00 Winners:                     Mary Holden, Station Road, Ballyhale; Richard Sheehan. Stonecarthy;

Martin Irish, Hugginstown;   Kay & Pearl, c/o Walshe’s Shop;     Shane Carroll, c/o Carrolls Hotel

3 Sellers €15.00 each:           James Irish;              ‘Heaslip’s’;            Padraig Crowley;

Next week: Match 3: €1,000.00;            Match 4: €2,000.00;           Jackpot: €8,600.00;

Next Draw on Monday 30th. November.   Please submit returns by 8.30p.m.  Draw at 9.00p.m.

Scoil Aireagail:

Bingo will take place in the School Hall on Sunday 29th. November at 2.30p.m.

The Scoil Aireagail Christmas Concert will take place on Thursday 3rd. December.

Application forms for Enrolment for the 2016/2017 school year must be returned by November 30th.

Kilkenny Carer Support Group:

Meeting on Wednesday 2nd. December from 4.00p.m. to 5.30p.m. at The Village Day Centre (behind the Village Inn Pub). Information and support for past/present Carers of people with Alzheimer’s/Dementia. Everyone is welcome.

Celebrating Religious Communities in Ossory:

On this Sunday 29th. November, the Diocese will celebrate the contribution the Religious Communities have made to the people of our Diocese.  At St Kieran’s College starting at 12.00Noon until 5.00p.m.; there will be stands displaying information about the many Religious Communities who are serving in Ossory.  Please come along to celebrate all they have done, and continue to do, while serving the people of our Diocese. The day concludes with a Mass of Thanksgiving in St Mary’s Cathedral at 5.30pm.

Coffee Morning:

The School of the Holy Spirit will host their annual Coffee Morning on Sunday 29th. November between 11.00am and 1.00pm. in their School at Seville Lodge, Callan Road.  Enjoy a cuppa with home bakeries and pick up a few bargains at the gift stall, and perhaps win an amazing hamper or two.

Advent Reflections:

At Masses this weekend, and for each of the Sundays of Advent, a leaflet is available which contains a line of scripture from the daily readings. You are invited to take a copy, it may be a help to take a short moment at home or at work each day during Advent to reflect.

Jubilee of Mercy:

Pope Francis has announced a Year of Mercy to commence on Tuesday 8th. December. He did this by means of a Formal letter announcing the Jubilee Year.  His letter is a very good explanation of the year and of what it means to think about Mercy.  Copies of the letter are available in the porch.  Please take a copy home.

Advent Texts:

The Diocesan Faith Development Group is, once again, offering the daily text service during Advent.  Each day a short line of scripture or reflection will be sent to your mobile phone.  If you would like to receive these messages, at no cost, please send your mobile number by text to 085 831 3100 or email or Telephone 056 775 3624.

World Youth Day 2016

World Youth Day 2016 will take place in Poland at the end of July 2016.  Pope Francis will attend and will lead the Way of the Cross on Friday, the overnight vigil on Saturday and celebrating Mass on Sunday 31st July.  The Diocese of Ossory invites young people to attend.  Young people (over 18) are invited to make contact through or Fr Richard Scriven 087 242 0033 or Derek Dooley 087 938 4242 for further information.


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

Contact: Telephone: 056 776 8693 or email




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