Aghaviller Parish Newsletter 12th. and 13th. December 2015

(Hugginstown and Stoneyford Churches)

“Third Sunday of Advent”

St. Flannan

St. Flannan

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 14th. to Sunday 20th. December.

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

                        Vigil on Saturday 19th. at 8.00p.m.;       Sunday 20th. at 11.00a.m.

Stoneyford:                   Wednesday at 7.00p.m.    

                        Vigil on Saturday 19th. at 6.30p.m.;      Sunday 20th. at 10.00a.m.

Monday 14th.     Feast of St. John of the Cross.           Friday 18th.   Feast of St. Flannan.

Pray For:          Jim Walsh, ‘Grand Gates’, Castlemorris who died during the past week.

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

Anniversaries:   Pat Cleary, Lismatigue.  Mass in Hugginstown Church on Saturday 12th. December at 8.00p.m.

                        Brendan Murphy, Newmarket,  Mass in Hugginstown Church on Sunday 13th. December at 11.00a.m.

Rota for next week-end: 19th. and 20th. December.  (Fourth Sunday of Advent)


Stoneyford:         Saturday 6.30p.m. Vivion Fennelly,           Sunday 10.00a.m. Pat Fennelly;

Hugginstown:     Saturday 8.00p.m. Teresa Broderick:          Sunday 11.00a.m. Deirdre O’Shea

Eucharistic Ministers:

Stoneyford:         Saturday 6.30p.m. Pat Kenny;                   Sunday 10.00a.m. Bernie Grace.

Hugginstown:     Saturday 8.00p.m. Mary Cuddihy;            Sunday 11.00a.m. Carmel O’Toole.

Anniversary Masses next weekend:

In Stoneyford Church on Saturday 19th. December at 6.30p.m. –   Mary McGrath, Norelands.

In Hugginstown Church on Saturday 19th. December at 8.00p.m. – Walter Aylward, Catstown.

Marian Devotion; (The Prayer of Mary)

The Rosary and Prayers will be recited on Tuesday 15th. in Stoneyford Church at 7.00p.m.

The Rosary and Prayers will be recited on Thursday 17th. 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.


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

Advent Message:

An Advent Reflection for the Third 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 Board of Management:

Meeting in Monroe School will be held on Wednesday 16th. December at 8.30p.m.

Jubilee Year of Mercy:

Pope Francis has announced the ‘Year of Mercy’ which commenced on Tuesday 8th. 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 this Sunday, 13th. December 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 this weekend 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. Vincent de Paul Society.

Choir Practice:

Choir Practice for Christmas will take place in Hugginstown Church on Tuesday 15th. December at 8.30p.m.

If anyone would like to play a musical instrument please bring it with you. Extra voices will be very welcome.

Book Exchange:

Open in Stoneyford Community Centre. You may take a book or leave a book. No checking out, no checking in; just read at your leisure.

Anytime the Centre is open the Book Exchange is open in Room M1. All are welcome.

Lotto Results:

Draw: Monday 7th. December 2015          Numbers: 30; 19; 01.    Bonus No: 08.

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

€30.00 Winners:                     Alison Fennelly, Mullinahone;            Geoff Doyle, Muckalee

William O’Shea, Croan;        Natasha & Caroline Silke, Carrigeen;  Bernie Tennyson, Hugginstown

3 Sellers €15.00 each:           Alice Murphy;        James Irish;              Catherine Duggan.

Next week: Match 3: €1,000.00;            Match 4: €2,000.00;           Jackpot: €8,800.00;

Next Draw on Monday 14th. December.    Please submit returns by 8.30p.m.      Draw at 9.00p.m.

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.

Parent and Toddler Group:

Come and join the new Parent and Toddler Group in Hugginstown where you can meet other parents and carers in a relaxed and informal environment. Fun and excitement will be provided for babies and toddlers and parents get the opportunity to socialise and share advice and ideas. They meet every Wednesday from 10.00a.m. to 12.00Noon. Contact or 086 062 1067

South Kilkenny Historical Society:

Winter Solstice at Knockroe: An invitation to join the South Kilkenny Historical Society for the Winter Solstice sunset at Knockroe Passage Tomb on Monday, December 21st.

Meeting time and place: 2.30p.m. at Owning Church.   All are welcome.


The Annual Torchlight Procession from Hugginstown to the Carrickshock Monument will take place on Monday 14th. December at 8.30p.m..   All are welcome to take part.

Newmarket/Hugginstown Social Club:

The ‘Get Together’ will take place on Tuesday 15th. December from 2.00p.m. to 4.30p.m. in “Gáirdín an Ghorta”, Newmarket.

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

St. John of the Cross

St. John of the Cross



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