Aghaviller Parish Newsletter 19th. and 20th. December 2015


“Fourth Sunday of Advent”

(Hugginstown and Stoneyford Churches)

The Three Kings

The Three Kings

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 21st. to Sunday 27th. December.

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

                        Vigil on Thursday 24th. at 7.00p.m.;       Friday 25th. at 11.00a.m.

                        Vigil on Saturday 26th. at 8.00p.m.;       Sunday 27th. at 11.00a.m.

Stoneyford:                   Vigil on Thursday 24th. at 6.30p.m.;       Friday 25th. at 10.00a.m.

                       Vigil on Saturday 26th. at 6.30p.m.;      Sunday 27th. at 10.00a.m.

Holy Communion for Christmas:

Visitation at the usual time on Wednesday 23rd. December. Please let us know if you are unable to come to Mass

and you would like to receive Holy Communion in your home for Christmas or at any other time.

Anniversaries:   Mary McGrath, Norelands.  Mass in Stoneyford Church on Saturday 19th. December at 6.30p.m.

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

                        John Clooney, Sheepstown.   Richard Burke, Croan.

Rota for next week-end: 26th. and 27th. December.  (Feast of the Holy Family)


Stoneyford:         Saturday 6.30p.m. Sheila Raggett, Sunday 10.00a.m. Eileen Sutton;

Hugginstown:     Saturday 8.00p.m. Pat Duggan:                 Sunday 11.00a.m. Caroline Kenneally

Eucharistic Ministers:

Stoneyford:        Saturday 6.30p.m. Kitty Wallace;  Sunday 10.00a.m. Mary Malzard.

Hugginstown:     Saturday 8.00p.m. Bridget Farrell;            Sunday 11.00a.m. Mary Murphy.

Readers for Christmas Day as on Sunday 20th. December if possible please.

Advent Message:

An Advent Reflection for the Fourth 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 this weekend, on Saturday 19th. December.

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


Congratulations to John Dalton, Boolyglass and Aileen Cunningham, Cuffesgrange who were married in Cuffesgrange Church on Friday 11th. December.

Be Safe this Christmas:

If you are leaving your home even for a short time, do lock all external doors and windows. Make sure all candles and naked lights are out before you leave or before you retire to bed. Be extra careful on the roads during the Christmas season and do show care for others. Safe Driving! With the new ‘Text Alert’ in operation please be vigilant and always be aware there is always Garda help close at hand.

Family Christmas Masses:

There will be Mass for Young Families and Children on Christmas Eve on Thursday 24th. December; In Stoneyford Church at 6.30p.m.

and in Hugginstown Church at 7.00p.m. (Note change of time in Hugginstown Church).

Many of the children will be taking an active part in these celebrations. They will be involved with the Choirs, Readings, Prayers, Gifts, Servers etc.

All children are invited to bring a little gift for other children who are in need. We ask parents to come with their children and to join in the singing of

the Christmas Carols and to celebrate as family.  Mass Times on Christmas Day:   Stoneyford at 10.00a.m.:   Hugginstown at 11.00a.m.

Congratulations to Bishop Laurence Forristal:

We extend our prayerful good wishes and heartfelt congratulations to Bishop Laurence Forristal, on the occasion of the celebration of his Diamond Jubilee. Bishop Laurence will celebrate 60 years as a priest on Monday next, 21st December. During those 60 years he served in the diocese of Dublin and in our diocese for over 26 years as Bishop of Ossory.

Choir Practice:

Choir Practice for the Christmas Masses will take place in Hugginstown Church on Tuesday 22nd. 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.

St. Vincent de Paul Society:

The Society would like to offer their sincere thanks to the parishioners of Aghaviller Parish who have been very generous in supporting their Christmas Appeal last weekend.

Christmas Offerings 2015:

Envelopes for your Christmas Offerings 2015 may be collected in the Church Porch,

and your contributions may be handed in during the coming weeks.


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

Lotto Results:

Draw: Monday 14th. December 2015          Numbers: 30; 19; 10.                   Bonus No: 01.

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

€30.00 Winners:                     Maggie Walsh, Hugginstown;                                Joanne O’Brien, Hugginstown;

Ger Power, Hugginstown;   Noreen Brennan, c/o Pat Fitzgerald;    Donna Murphy, Kilkeasy.

3 Sellers €15.00 each:           James Irish;              Willie Walshe;       Fred Malzard.

Next week: Match 3: €1,000.00;            Match 4: €2,000.00;           Jackpot: €8,900.00;

Next Draw on Monday 21st. December.    Please submit returns by 8.30p.m.      Draw at 9.00p.m.

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.

Senior Help Line:

Senior Help Line, Ireland’s only confidential listening service for older people provided by older volunteers is open over Christmas.  The help line is open every day of the Christmas holiday and New Year season from 10am till 10pm.  So don’t be alone.  We are there.  Phone Senior Help Line  LoCall 1850 440 444, (no call costing more than 30Cent).

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

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.


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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