Aghaviller Parish Newsletter 2nd. and 3rd. January 2016

(Hugginstown and Stoneyford Churches)

“Second Sunday after Christmas”

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 4th. to Sunday 10th. January 2016.

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

                        Vigil – Tuesday 5th. at 8.00p.m.;         Wednesday 6th. at 9.30a.m.

                        Vigil – Saturday 9th. at 8.00p.m.;       Sunday 10th. at 11.00a.m.

Stoneyford:       Vigil – Tuesday 5th. at 6.30p.m.;         Wednesday 6th. at 10.00a.m.

                        Vigil – Saturday 10th. at 6.30p.m.;     Sunday 11th. at 10.00a.m.

Feast Days: 

Wednesday 6thFeast of The Epiphany of Our Lord.     Holy Day

Note:   Mass in Hugginstown changed to 9.30a.m. As schools are open, pupils will be attending Mass before school on Wednesday.

Anniversaries:   Catherine Sheehan, Stonecarthy.  Mass in Stoneyford Church on Saturday 2nd. January at 6.30p.m.

Katie, Cissie and Tommy Delahunty, Catstown.   Mass in Hugginstown Church on Saturday 2nd. January at 8.00p.m.

Christy Twomey, Newmarket, and John O’Shea, Newchurch: Margaret Walland Family

Rota for next week-end: 9th. and 10th. January 2016. (Feast of the Baptism of Our Lord)


Stoneyford:         Saturday 6.30p.m. Declan Lennon. Sunday 10.00a.m. Michael Dermody

Hugginstown:     Saturday 8.00p.m. Tommy Murphy: Sunday 11.00a.m. Kay Power

Eucharistic Ministers:

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

Hugginstown:     Saturday 8.00p.m. Marie Duggan;   Sunday 11.00a.m. Patricia Barron.

Readers and Eucharistic Ministers for 5th./6th. January as on 2nd./ 3rd. if possible please.

Months Mind Mass:       Jim Walsh, Grand Gates, Castlemorris: Mass in Hugginstown Church on Sunday 10th. January at 11.00a.m.

Anniversary Masses next weekend:

In Stoneyford Church on Saturday 9th. January at 6.30p.m.   –   Tom McDonald, Stoneyford.

In Stoneyford Church on Sunday 10th. January at 10.00a.m.   – Eddie Walsh, Ennisnag.

Marian Devotion; (The Prayer of Mary)

The Rosary and Prayers will be recited on Thursday 7th. in Hugginstown Church at 7.30p.m


Congratulations to Amy O’Carroll, Croan and Eoin Lalor, Durrow who were married in Hugginstown Church

on Thursday 31st. December 2015.

Christmas Offerings 2015:

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.

Stoneyford 5km. Road Race:

The Annual Stoneyford 5km Road Race which was postponed on St Stephens Day has been re-fixed for Sunday January 3rd. 2016 at 12.00Noon. Registration opens at 10.30a.m.

Dates to Remember for 2016:

First Holy Communion:

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

23rd. January;      20th. February;    12th. March;       9th. April.

First Holy Communion 2016.

For Stoneyford School on Sunday 24th. April in Stoneyford Church at 11.00a.m.

For Monroe/Newmarket Schools on Sunday 29th. May in Hugginstown Church at 11.00a.m.

Confirmation 2016

Confirmation Retreat for Newmarket and Monroe Schools on Wednesday 20th. January.

Confirmation Retreat for Stoneyford School on Tuesday 26th. January.

Confirmation Ceremony in Hugginstown Church on Sunday 7th. February at 11.00a.m.


Many thanks to all the Children; Parents; Teachers; Musicians; Choirs; Readers; Eucharistic Ministers; Servers and others who prepared the Christmas Masses: and to all who cleaned and decorated the Churches in the Parish for the Christmas Season and throughout the year. Thanks to all who erected the Cribs; donated flowers and Christmas trees etc. A sincere thanks and appreciation to all.


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

Irish Blood Transfusion Service:

The Blood Donation, Mobile Clinic will visit the Newpark Hotel, Kilkenny on Sunday 3rd. January from 12.00Noon to 3.30p.m. and on Monday 4th; Wednesday 6th. and Thursday 7th. January 2016 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!


Next week: Match 3: €1,000.00;    Match 4: €2,000.00;                Jackpot: €9,000.00;

Next Draw on Monday 4th. January 2016.   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 of the Committee or Team Member.

The A.G.M. of Carrickshock Camogie Club will take place on Friday the 8th. January 2016 in Cleary’s Bar Hugginstown at 8.00p.m. Please find attached link to the agenda for the meeting and also the nomination forms for the Election of officers for 2016. Closing date for receipt of completed nomination forms is Tuesday 5th. January 2016. Completed nomination forms can be emailed to

Prayer of Blessing for the New Year

May the Lord bless us and keep us.

May the Lord let his face shine on us and be gracious to us.

                               May the Lord protect us, and give us the gift of peace.



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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