Aghaviller Parish Newsletter 17th. and 18th. December 2016.

(Hugginstown and Stoneyford Churches).

“Fourth Sunday of Advent”

The Three Kings

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 19th. to Sunday 25th. December. 2016

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

                        Vigil – Saturday 24th. at 7.00p.m.;     Sunday 25th. at 11.00a.m.

Stoneyford:      Wednesday at 7.00p.m.

                        Vigil – Saturday 24th. at 6.30p.m.;     Sunday 25th. at 10.00a.m.

Friday 23rd.           Visitation with Holy Communion will take place at the usual time on Friday 23rd. December.

Please let us know if you are unable to come to Mass and you would like to receive Holy Communion in your home for Christmas or at any other time.

Pray For: 

Anniversaries:   Walter Aylward, Catstown. Mass in Hugginstown Church on Saturday           17th. December at 8.00p.m.

Mary McGrath, Norelands;  Mass in Stoneyford Church on Sunday 18th. December at 10.00a.m.

                        Brendan Murphy, Newmarket;  Mass in Hugginstown Church on Sunday 18th. December at 11.00a.m.

Richard Burke, Croan.

Months Mind Mass:

Mass in Stoneyford Church on Wednesday 21st. December at 7.30p.m. –   May Keohan

Rota for next week-end: 24th. and 25th. December: (Feast of the Birth of Jesus Christ)


Stoneyford:         Saturday 6.30p.m. Children;         Sunday 10.00a.m. Michael Dermody

Hugginstown:     Saturday 7.00p.m. Children;        Sunday 11.00a.m. Caroline Kenneally

Eucharistic Ministers:

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

Hugginstown:     Saturday 7.00p.m. Mary Murphy;   Sunday 11.00a.m. Ann Power.

Sacrament of Healing and Reconciliation:

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

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


Congratulations to Breda Brophy, Sheepstown and Bernard English, Oola, Co. Limerick who were married

in The Carmelite Friary, Knocktopher on Friday 9th. December.

Stoneyford Church Choir:

Adult Choir practise for Christmas on Wednesday 21th. December at 7.30p.m in Stoneyford Church. We would love some new members so if anyone is interested in singing or playing a musical instrument please to come along and bring another person with you on Wednesday.


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

South Kilkenny Historical Society:

Winter Solstice at Knockroe: An invitation to join the South Kilkenny Historical Society for the Winter Solstice sunset at Knockroe Passage Tomb on Wednesday December 21st. Meeting time and place: 2.30p.m. at Owning Church. A free shuttle bus will operate from Owning Church car park to Knockroe, returning at approximately 5.00p.m. All are welcome.

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. All children are invited to join in the Choir. They will also be involved with the 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 12th. December 2016        Numbers: 12; 09; 30.     Bonus No: 10.

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

€30.00 Winners:            “Young Mac”, Hugginstown;        Christine Power, Hugginstown;

Alice Murphy, Lismatigue            Michael Irish, Hugginstown.         Aoife Sheehan, Stonecarthy.

3 Sellers €15.00 each:     Pat Dwyer;         Catherine Barron;            Mary Raggett.

Next week:   Match 3: €1,000.00;   Match 4: €2,000.00;            Jackpot: €6,300.00;

Next Draw on Monday 19th. December. Please submit returns by 8.30p.m. Draw at 9.00p.m                                                                                                                         

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, Cleve Cuddihy, or Carmel O’Toole.

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.

Carrickshock G.A.A.

The Club wishes to thank all who supported the Intermediate Hurling Team in their recent Leinster Final against Celbridge.

The All-Ireland Semi Final will be in January, details later.

St. Vincent de Paul Society:

The Society would like to offer their sincere thanks to the parishioners of Aghaviller Parish

who have been very generous in supporting their Christmas Appeal last weekend.

Christmas Offerings 2016:

Envelopes for your Christmas Offerings 2016 may be collected in the Church Porch, and your contributions may be handed in during the coming weeks.

Many thanks for your support and contributions during the past year.

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.


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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