Aghaviller Parish Newsletter 10th. and 11th. December 2016.

(Hugginstown and Stoneyford Churches).

“Third Sunday of Advent”

St. John of the Cross

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, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 9.30a.m.

                        Vigil – Saturday 17th. at 8.00p.m.;     Sunday 18th. at 11.00a.m.

Stoneyford:      Wednesday at 7.00p.m.

                        Vigil – Saturday 17th. at 6.30p.m.;     Sunday 18th. at 10.00a.m.

Monday 12th.   Feast of St. Finnian.           Tuesday 13th. Feast of St. Lucy.

Wednesday 14th. Feast of St. John of the Cross.

Pray For:

Peter Kenneally, Barnadown: who died during the week.


James and Mary Barron, Sheepstown. Mass in Hugginstown Church on Saturday 10th. December at 8.00p.m.

James Walsh, Castlemorris;  Mass in Hugginstown Church on Sunday 11th. December at 11.00a.m.

Rota for next week-end: 17th. and 18th. December: (Fourth Sunday of Advent)


Stoneyford:         Saturday 6.30p.m. Rita O’Farrell   Sunday 10.00a.m. Fred Malzard

Hugginstown:     Saturday 8.00p.m. Tommy Murphy; Sunday 11.00a.m. Deirdre O’Shea

Eucharistic Ministers:

Stoneyford:         Saturday 6.30p.m. Maura Roche.      Sunday 10.00a.m. Barbara Smolen

Hugginstown:     Saturday 8.00p.m. Marie Duggan;     Sunday 11.00a.m. Lillian Carr.

Anniversary Masses next week:

In Hugginstown Church on Saturday 17th. December at 8.00p.m. – Walter Aylward, Catstown.

In Stoneyford Church on Sunday 18th. December at 10.00a.m. – Mary McGrath, Norelands.

In Hugginstown Church on Sunday 18th. December at 11.00a.m.    –     Brendan Murphy, Newmarket.

Sacrament of Healing and Reconciliation:

The Sacrament of Reconciliation for Christmas will be celebrated during Masses on Saturday 17th. December.

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

Stoneyford Church Choir:

Choir practise for Christmas on Tuesday 13th. December at 7.30p.m in Stoneyford Church. We would love some new members so if anyone is interested please to come along and bring another person with you on Tuesday.

Christmas Collection:

The local St. Vincent de Paul Society will hold their Christmas Collection after all Masses this weekend 10th. and 11th. December.

Local St. Vincent de Paul Number: 087 708 0230.


Winter Concert in aid of the Alzheimer Society of Ireland Kilkenny Branch. Musical evening with a host of local talent in the Kilkenny Golf Club on Sunday 18th. December at 7.30pm. Tickets from Mary 087 636 6463 or Claire 086 858 7501.


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


The Annual Torchlight Procession from Hugginstown to the Carrickshock Monument will take place on Wednesday 14th. December at 8.00p.m..   All are welcome to take part.

Family Christmas Masses:

There will be Mass for Young Families and Children on Christmas Eve on Saturday 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 others 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.

Lotto Results:

Draw: Monday 5th. December 2016        Numbers: 19; 18; 09.      Bonus No: 03.

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

€30.00Winners:                     Rose Brennan, Freneystown;                                   Helena Irish, c/o James Irish;

Billy Casey, Kells;                                    Jim Rohan, Carricketna;                           Michael Irish, Hugginstown.

3 Sellers €15.00 each:           Caitlin Roche;        Tom Hoyne;             John Power.

Next week:   Match 3: €1,000.00;   Match 4: €2,000.00;              Jackpot: €6,200.00;

Next Draw on Monday 12th. December. Please submit returns by 8.30p.m. Draw at 9.00p.m                                                                                                                          

Senior Help Line:

Don’t be lonely this Christmas: Senior Help Line, Ireland’s only national listening service for older people, will be open every day over Christmas and the New Year from 10.00a.m. to 10.00p.m.  We are here to take your call if you are on your own, feeling isolated, worried or would like someone to talk to.  Christmas can be a sad time for many people, and in the midst of apparent universal gaiety, some of us can feel very alone.  Senior Help Line volunteers are trained older people who understand the ups and downs of life, and are happy to listen, to keep company and to support. Lo Call 1850 440 444, (no call costs more than 30cents; all calls completely confidential.)

Stoneyford Christmas Fair:

The annual Stoneyford Christmas Fair is taking place on Sunday 18th. December from 2.00p.m. to 5-30p.m. in the Community Centre . It promises to be a great day with Santa arriving to meet all the children in his grotto. There will be all the usual stalls and many new ones, coffee shop, wheel of fortune and a fantastic raffle on the day. All are very welcome.

“Anam Cara”:

The organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding its next monthly Parent Evening on Monday 19th. of December from 7.30p.m. to 9:00p.m. in the Horse & Jockey Hotel, Thurles. This event is open to all bereaved parents regardless of the age your child died, the circumstances of their death, or whether the death was recent or not.

Newmarket/Hugginstown Social Club:

The ‘Get Together’ will take place on Tuesday 13th. December from 2.00p.m. to 4.30p.m. in “Gáirdín an Ghorta”, Newmarket. All are very welcome.

Hugginstown Voluntary Housing:

House No. 5 is still vacant in Hugginstown. If you are interested in applying or know someone who may be eligible, please get an Application Form from the Secretary; Telephone 056 776 8008.

Newmarket/Hugginstown Community Text Alert Group:

Subscriptions are now due for the coming 12 months. To renew your membership or join the group as a new member, please drop the subscription of €10.00 into Irish’s Pub or Fitzgerald’s Shop in Hugginstown. Alternatively, contact any of the following committee members: Stephen Cassin, Willie Barron, Cleeve Cuddihy, or Carmel O’Toole.


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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