Aghaviller Parish Newsletter 16th. and 17th. January –“Second Sunday in Ordinary Time”

(Hugginstown and Stoneyford Churches)

“World Day for Migrants and Refugees”

St. Agnes

St. Agnes

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 18th. to Sunday 24th. January 2016.

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

                        Vigil – Saturday 23rd. at 8.00p.m.;     Sunday 24th. at 11.00a.m.

Stoneyford:       Wednesday at 7.00p.m.

                        Vigil – Saturday 23rd. at 6.30p.m.;     Sunday 24th. at 10.00a.m.

Feast Day: 

Wednesday 20th.            Feast of Sts. Fabian and Sebastian.   Thursday 21st. Feast of St. Agnes.

Pray For:          Larry O’Shea, Lismatigue: who died during the week.

Anniversaries:   Michael Collins, Stoneyford.  Mass in Stoneyford Church on Saturday 16th. January at 6.30p.m.

Richard Aylward, Boolyglass.   Mass in Hugginstown Church on Saturday 16th. January at 8.00p.m.

Ned Lawlor, Knocknaboola.   Mass in Stoneyford Church on Sunday 17th. January at 10.00p.m.                                                 Tess McGuire, Stoneyford;  Jim Kelly, late of Lawcus;     Peggy Reynolds, late of Yorkshire.

Rota for next week-end: 23rd. and 24th. January 2016. (Third Sunday in Ordinary Time)


Stoneyford:         Saturday 6.30p.m. Ronan Murphy. Sunday 10.00a.m. Pat Fennelly

Hugginstown:     Saturday 8.00p.m. Cáit Broderick, Sunday 11.00a.m. Lillian Carr

Eucharistic Ministers:

Stoneyford:         Saturday 6.30p.m. Kitty Wallace;  Sunday 10.00a.m. T. J. Mills

Hugginstown:     Saturday 8.00p.m. Bridget Farrell;   Sunday 11.00a.m. Carmel O’Toole

Anniversary Masses next weekend:

In Stoneyford Church on Saturday 23rd. January at 6.30p.m.   –   David and Richard Lawlor

In Stoneyford Church on Sunday 24th. January at 10.00a.m.   –   Melvin Power, Norelands.

In Hugginstown Church on Sunday 24th. January at 11.00a.m.   – Paddy and John Moran

First Holy Communion:

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

23rd. January in Stoneyford Church at 6.30p.m and in Hugginstown Church at 8.00p.m.

Parish Finance Committee:

A meeting of Aghaviller Parish Finance Committee will be held in the Parish House, Hugginstown on Thursday 21st. January at 8,00p.m.

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity:

The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity will be celebrated around the world from January 18th. to January 25th. 2016.

Confirmation Retreat:

Pupils from Monroe and Newmarket Schools will have their Day Retreat in St. Mary’s, Kilkenny on Wednesday 20th. January in preparation for their Confirmation.

Monroe School:

New Enrolments are now being taken at Monroe National School for the school year September 2016 to 2017. Please call in, or e-mail , or phone the school at 056 776 8931 for an Enrolment Form.

Vocations Afternoon:

“Come and see”!! For women discerning a Religious Vocation, the Poor Clare Monastery, College Rd. Cork is holding a Vocations Afternoon on Saturday 6th. February 2016 from 2.00p.m to 4.30p.m. Check out:


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

Lotto Results:

Draw: Monday 11th. January 2016           Numbers: 29; 07; 28.     Bonus No: 30.

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

€30.00 Winners:                    Frank Brady, Gowran;                              Seamus Murphy, Lismatigue;

Tess Farrell, Kyleva;               Eugene O’Donovan, Kilmoganny;     Kay McKenna, c/o Heaslips.

3 Sellers €15.00 each:           Deirdre Brennan;   James Irish;              Caitlin Roche.

Next week: Match 3: €1,000.00;            Match 4: €2,000.00;           Jackpot: €9,200.00;

Next Draw on Monday 18th. January.    Please submit returns by 8.30p.m.      Draw at 9.00p.m.

Carrickshock Juvenile G.A.A. Club:

The Juvenile Club will hold there A.G.M. on Thursday 21st. January at 7.30p.m. in Hugginstown Community Centre. All are welcome.

Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes 2016:

The Ossory Pilgrimage to Lourdes 2016 – Under the Patronage of Bishop Seamus Freeman will take place from 22nd. to 27th. May 2016.  All bookings for both Regular and Assisted Pilgrims please contact: Glenmore Parish Office on 051 880 414 or email

Parenting Programme:

Are you a parent of school aged children (6-16)? Would you like to learn some techniques to address issues of communication, discipline, decision making, relationships, self-control and school success? The Foróige DRUM Youth and Family Project will be delivering the Common Sense Parenting (CSP) programme, starting the end of January, and are currently seeking participants. The skills covered in this parenting programme can be applied to every family. The proactive skills and techniques taught in CSP classes have helped parents from diverse backgrounds create healthy family relationships that foster safety and well-being at home, in school and in the community.   To find out more about this programme and book your place please contact Kate Carroll, Foróige DRUM Youth & Family Project, on 086 773 6975 or via email to

“Al Homecare”:

The Organisation “Al Homecare” provides live-in carers for the elderly in your area. Their service enables elderly people to continue on living in their own home. Because the carers are live-in and the family provides the accommodation and food, the cost is actually very reasonable, especially in comparison to Nursing Home Care or visiting Carer Services. For further information please call Mary or Tom today on 087 9916791 or visit website

Family Carers Ireland:

Family Carers Ireland (formerly The Carers Association) are recruiting for respite care staff for Kilkenny city, Thomastown, Callan and Kells who hold a Full FETAC level 5 award in Healthcare Support.  If you are interested please contact 056 772 1424.

Over 50’s Bowling and Go for Life:

The ‘Go for Life Games’ involve three sports that can be played in Singles, Pairs and Teams. The emphasis of the games is on participation and fun with the games played in a non-competitive way. All Over 50’s are welcome to come along. Games start back on Tuesday 19th. January at The Watershed, Kilkenny from 8.30p.m. to 9.30p.m. For further information contact Caitríona Corr at 056 779 4990.


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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