Aghaviller Parish Newsletter 3rd. and 4th. December 2016.

Hugginstown and Stoneyford Churches

“Second Sunday of Advent”

St. Ambrose

St. Ambrose

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 5th. to Sunday 11th. December. 2016

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

                        Vigil – Wednesday 7th. at 8.00p.m.; Thursday 8th. at 9.30a.m.

                        Vigil – Saturday 10th. at 8.00p.m.;    Sunday 11th. at 11.00a.m.

Stoneyford:      Vigil – Wednesday 7th. at 6.30p.m.; Thursday 8th. at 10.00a.m.

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

Wednesday 7th. Feast of St. Ambrose.

Thursday 8th.    Feast of the Immaculate Conception        Holy Day of Obligation    

Change of Mass Time:

As Schools will be open on December 8th. Mass in Hugginstown will be changed to 9.30a.m.

Pray For: 

Anniversaries:   Michael Murphy, Lismatigue. Mass in Hugginstown Church on Saturday 3rd. December at 8.00p.m.

Pat Crowley, Castlemorris;  Mass in Hugginstown Church on Sunday 4th. December at 11.00a.m.

                        Pat Cleary, Hugginstown;  Mass in Hugginstown Church on Wednesday 7th. December at 8.00p.m.

Rota for next week-end: 10th. and 11th. December: (Third Sunday of Advent)


Stoneyford:         Saturday 6.30p.m. Parents;        Sunday 10.00a.m. Eileen Sutton.

Hugginstown:     Saturday 8.00p.m. Parents:           Sunday 11.00a.m. Noreen Kenneally.

Eucharistic Ministers:

Stoneyford:         Saturday 6.30p.m. Maria Reid.      Sunday 10.00a.m. T. M. Mills.

Hugginstown:     Saturday 8.00p.m. Nancy Hearne;  Sunday 11.00a.m. Ruth Crowley.

Anniversary Masses next week:

In Hugginstown Church on Saturday 10th. December at 8.00p.m. – James and Mary Barron

In Hugginstown Church on Sunday 11th. December at 11.00a.m. – James Walsh, Castlemorris.

First Holy Communion:

The Family Masses in preparation for First Holy Communion will be celebrated on Saturday 10th. December

in Stoneyford Church at 6.30p.m and in Hugginstown Church at 8.00p.m.

November Offerings:

Many thanks for your contributions to the November Offerings during the past weeks.


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

School Board of Management Meetings:

Meeting in Newmarket School on Tuesday 6th. December at 8.00p.m. .

Meeting in Stoneyford School on Wednesday 7th. December at 8.00p.m.

Christmas Collection:

The local St. Vincent de Paul Society will hold their Christmas Collection after all Masses

next weekend 10th. and 11th. December. Local St. Vincent de Paul Number: 087 708 0230.

Advent Texts:

The Diocesan Faith Development Group is, once again, offering the daily text service during Advent. Each day a short line of scripture or reflection will be sent to your mobile phone.

If you would like to receive these messages, at no cost, please send your mobile number by text to 085 831 3100 or email or Telephone 056 775 3624.

Lotto Results:

Draw: Monday 28th. November 2016        Numbers: 16; 05; 02.   Bonus No: 03.

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

€1,000.00 Winner:         Esther McCarthy, Knockdrinna.

€50.00 Ticket Seller:       Heaslips, Knocktopher.

3 Sellers €15.00 each:     Willie Walshe;   Heaslips;            Pat Dwyer.

Next week:   Match 3: €1,000.00;   Match 4: €2,000.00;            Jackpot: €6,100.00;

Next Draw on Monday 5th. December. Please submit returns by 8.30p.m. Draw at 9.00p.m                                                                                                                          

Thomas Hayes Trust”:

The Thomas Hayes Trust is an organisation to provide much needed counselling services and family supports to those effected by suicide, and people struggling with everyday life because of bullying, anxiety, panic attacks etc.   We welcome children, teenagers and adults to avail of our services, therefore, raising the awareness that “It’s OK. not to feel OK”; and to ask for help. The door of Teac Tom is open on Monday to Friday from 9.30a.m. to 3.00p.m. and for appointments, so people can come in for a chat and a cuppa.  For further information contact Angela Hayes at 087 656 6377

A Magical Christmas Experience:

Ireland’s greatest voices ‘The Three Tenors’; Shane Morgan, Dominic McGorian, and Derek Moloney; with special guests C.B.S. Boys Choir will give a concert in aid of St Mary’s Cathedral Restoration Fund on Saturday 10th. December at 8.00p.m. in St Mary’s Cathedral, Kilkenny. Tickets online: at   also available from St Mary’s Parish Office; The Diocesan Office; or Cathedral Bookshop.

Clothes Collection:

Clothes Collection supporting Friends of Calcutta [CHY 13218] on Friday December 9th. Collection at 3.00p.m. outside Hugginstown Church. Bags can be left earlier that day. All items of clothing, footwear, bed sheets, curtains etc. in any condition most welcome. Your tremendous support last year helped fund a wonderful cultural and sporting weekend for 1200 children in Calcutta. Please visit ‘Rajiv 16’ on Youtube.  All enquiries to Michael Hopkins 087 907 3074

South Kilkenny Historical Society:

A Night of Reminiscing on Thursday, December 8th. at 8.00p.m. in ‘The Thatch’, Grannagh, Kilmacow.   For further information contact Eddie Synnott on 086 812 4349, or


Kilkenny Carer’s Support Group will meet on Tuesday 6th. December from 3.00p.m. to 4.30p.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 welcome. Drop in to group or for more information call 056 777 1230.


All notices for the Newsletter to be left in before 5.00p.m. on Thursdays please.  

Contact: Telephone: 056 776 8693 or email



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