Aghaviller Parish Newsletter 30th. and 31st. January 2016

(Hugginstown and Stoneyford Churches)

“Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time”

Naomh Bríd

Naomh Bríd

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 1st. to Sunday 7th. February 2016.

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

                        Vigil – Saturday 6th. at 8.00p.m.;     Sunday 7th. at 11.00a.m.

Stoneyford:       Wednesday and Friday at 7.00p.m.

                        Vigil – Saturday 6th. at 6.30p.m.;     Sunday 7th. at 10.00a.m.

The Theme of Catholic Schools Week 2016 is “Catholic Schools: Challenged to Proclaim God’s Mercy” It will run from Sunday 31st. January to Saturday 6th. February.

Feast Days:  

Monday 1st.       Feast of St. Brigid.

Tuesday 2nd.      Feast of

Blessing of Candles to be used in the Churches during the year will take place during Mass today at 9.30a.m. in Hugginstown Church. Church Candles, (or Donations for Church Candles), which will be blessed during Mass today may be left into the Church Sacristy.

Wednesday 3rdFeast of St. Blaise:     Blessing of Throats will take place during both Masses today. In Hugginstown Church at 9.30a.m and in Stoneyford Church at 7.00p.m.

Friday 5th.        Feast of St. Agatha.         First Friday

Visitation with Holy Communion will take place as usual next week-end. Please let us know if you would like to receive Holy Communion in your home for the First Fridays or at any other time.

Pray For:          Ned Millea, Kyleva: Fr. Patrick Grace; Retired Parish Priest of Inistioge. (Both died during the week)

Anniversaries:   Christopher Lodge, Kells. Mass in Stoneyford Church on Saturday 30th. January at 6.30p.m.

Watty Broderick and Sr. Canice Broderick, late of Croan.   Mass in Hugginstown Church on Saturday 30th. January at 8.00p.m.

Margaret and Catherine Cassin, Ballygerdra,   Mass in Hugginstown Church on Sunday 31st. January at 11.00a.m.

Rota for next week-end: 6th. and 7th. February 2016. (Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time)


Stoneyford:         Saturday 6.30p.m. Sheila Raggett.     Sunday 10.00a.m. Fred Malzard

Hugginstown:     Saturday 8.00p.m. Teresa Broderick, Sunday 11.00a.m. Confirmation

Eucharistic Ministers:

Stoneyford:         Saturday 6.30p.m. Pat Kenny;       Sunday 10.00a.m. Mary Malzard.

Hugginstown:     Saturday 8.00p.m. Marie Duggan;   Sunday 11.00a.m. Ann Power.

Anniversary Mass next weekend:

In Hugginstown Church on Saturday 6th. February at 8.00p.m. – Margaret Irish, Hugginstown


Confirmation will be celebrated in Hugginstown on Sunday 7th. February at 11.00a.m.

Choir Practice will take place in Hugginstown Church on Tuesday 2nd. February at 8.00p.m.

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:

Coeliac Support Group:

The  next meeting of the Kilkenny/Carlow Coeliac Support Group is on Monday 1st. February at 8.00p.m. in St. Patrick’s Parish Centre, Loughboy.

Stoneyford Active Retirement:

Next Meeting on Wednesday 3rd. February at 2.30p.m. Bowls afterwards for anyone interested. All are very welcome.


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

Lotto Results:

Draw: Monday 25th. January 2016           Numbers: 25; 27; 19.     Bonus No: 28.

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

€30.00 Winners:           “Young Mc”, Hugginstown;         John Barron, Tuitestown.

Sadhbh Carroll, Knocktopher;    May O’Shea, Croan;          Pat Barron, Romansvalley.

€15.00 each: (3 Sellers):  John Power;       James Irish;        Fred Malzard.

Next week: Match 3: €1,000.00;    Match 4: €2,000.00;                Jackpot: €9,400.00;

Next Draw on Monday 1st. February.     Please submit returns by 8.30p.m.       Draw at 9.00p.m.

Pro Life Talk:

David Quinn of ‘Iona Institute’ and Kate Bopp of ‘Family & Life’ will speak at a Pro Life Talk on “How to Protect the 8th Amendment” at the River Court Hotel, Kilkenny on Tuesday February 2nd. at 7:30pm in the Pembroke Suite. All are welcome.

Kilkenny Carer Support Group:

Next get together on Wednesday 3rd. February from 4.00p.m to 5.30p.m. at The Village Day Centre (behind the Village Inn Pub). Information and support for past/present carers of people with Alzheimer’s/Dementia. Everyone is 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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