Aghaviller Parish Newsletter 5th. and 6th. December 2015

(Hugginstown and Stoneyford Churches)

“Second Sunday of Advent”

St. Ambrose

St. Ambrose

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 7th. to Sunday 13th. December.

Hugginstown:    Vigil on Monday 7th. at 8.00p.m.;         Tuesday 8th. at 9.30a.m.

                        Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 9.30a.m.          

                        Vigil on Saturday 12th. at 8.00p.m.;       Sunday 13th. at 11.00a.m.

Stoneyford:                   Vigil on Monday 7th. at 6.30p.m.;         Tuesday 8th. at 10.00a.m.      

                        Vigil on Saturday 12th. at 6.30p.m.;      Sunday 13th. at 10.00a.m.

Monday 7th.       Feast of St. Ambrose.

Tuesday 8th.      Feast of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Holy Day of Obligation: Mass in Hugginstown changed to 9.30a.m. as schools are open.

Pray For: 

Anniversaries:   Michael Murphy, Lismatigue.  Mass in Hugginstown Church on Saturday 5th. December at 8.00p.m.

Jack Power, and Deceased Family Members, Newmarket,  Mass in Hugginstown Church on Sunday 6th. December at 11.00a.m.

Kitty Walsh, New Road, late of Monroe.

Rota for next week-end: 12th. and 13th. December.      (Third Sunday of Advent)


Stoneyford:         Saturday 6.30p.m. Parents;                       Sunday 10.00a.m. Donal Butler;

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

Eucharistic Ministers:

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

Hugginstown:     Saturday 8.00p.m. Marie Duggan;             Sunday 11.00a.m. Mary Cahill.

Months Mind Mass:

Mass in Stoneyford Church on Sunday 13th. December at 10.00a.m. – Helena Butler, Church View.

Anniversary Mass next weekend:

In Hugginstown Church on Saturday 12th. December at 8.00p.m.- Pat Cleary, Hugginstown.

Marian Devotion; (The Prayer of Mary)

The Rosary and Prayers will be recited on Tuesday 8th. in Stoneyford Church at 7.00p.m.

The Rosary and Prayers will be recited on Thursday 10th. in Hugginstown Church at 7.30p.m

First Holy Communion 2016:

The Family Masses in preparation for First Holy Communion will be celebrated on Saturday 12th. December

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


Congratulations to Hannah Margaret Drea, Croan and her parents Yvonne and Pat.

Hannah was baptised in Hugginstown Church on Saturday 28th. November.

Friends of Calcutta:

Many thanks from Michael Hopkins for your very generous response to the recent clothes collection at Hugginstown.

All very much appreciated.


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

Advent Message:

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

Sacrament of Healing and Reconciliation:

The Sacrament of Reconciliation for Christmas will be celebrated during Masses on Saturday 19th. December 2014.

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

New School Boards of Management:

Meeting in Newmarket School will be held on Tuesday 8th. December at 8.00p.m.

Meeting in Stoneyford School will be held on Wednesday 9th. December at 8.00p.m.

Lotto Results:

Draw: Monday 30th. November 2015          Numbers: 02; 25; 29.                   Bonus No: 21.

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

€1,000.00 Winner:                 P. Corcoran, Oldtown

€50.00 Seller of Ticket:        Willie Walshe, Stoneyford

3 Sellers €15.00 each:           Alice Murphy;        Tommy Hoyne;       Charlie Malzard

Next week: Match 3: €1,000.00;            Match 4: €2,000.00;           Jackpot: €8,700.00;

Next Draw on Monday 7th. December.    Please submit returns by 8.30p.m.      Draw at 9.00p.m.

Jubilee Year of Mercy:

Pope Francis has announced the ‘Year of Mercy’ to commence on Tuesday 8th. December. and will run until 20th. November 2016. Bishop Freeman will inaugurate the ‘Jubilee Year of Mercy’ in our diocese with the Celebration of the Eucharist with Priests, Religious and the

Lay Faithful on Sunday, 13th. December 2015 in St. Mary’s Cathedral at 5.30p.m.

St. Vincent de Paul Annual Appeal:

The Local Conference of St Vincent de Paul will hold its annual Christmas Appeal after Masses in Stoneyford and Hugginstown on Saturday 12th. and Sunday 13th. December. We would like to offer our thanks to the parishioners of Aghaviller who have been very generous in supporting our work to date. Once again, please help us to assist those in need in our community this Christmas by donating to this collection. Alternatively, please text the Aghaviller St.V.P. mobile number at 087 708 0230 for details to donate to our local St.V.P.

South Kilkenny Historical Society:

An invitation to join for a ‘Night of Reminiscing’ on Thursday, December 10th. at 8.00p.m. in Mullinavat Parish Hall (opposite Church). This will be a night of recalling, with affection, old habits and customs which have since died away. There will be opportunities for all in attendance to participate if they so wish in remembering Irish History and social change. Free admission and all are very welcome: Refreshments served. For further information contact Eddie Synnott 086 812 4349

Carrickshock Camogie Club:

Carrickshock Camogie Club will be holding a Dinner Dance on the 16th. January 2016 to celebrate the Club’s success during 2015, in the Ormonde Hotel, Kilkenny. Drinks reception will take place from 7.00p.m. Dinner followed by DJ. Tickets can be bought from any Committee or Team Member.

Christmas Show:

Monroe National School will stage their ‘Funky Kids’ Christmas Show in Hugginstown Hall on Thursday December 10th at 7.30pm. A great evening’s entertainment is guaranteed! All are welcome.

Stoneyford Christmas Fair:

Please support Stoneyford Christmas Fair on this Sunday 6th. December at the Community Centre, Stoneyford from 2.00p.m. to 6.00p.m. Bring all the family along.

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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