Aghaviller Parish Newsletter 31st. December and 1st. January 2017.

(Hugginstown and Stoneyford Churches).

“Feast of Mary, the Mother of God”

St. Basil

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 2nd. to Sunday 8th. January 2017

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

                        Vigil – Thursday 5th. at 8.00p.m.;     Friday 6th. at 11.00a.m.

                        Vigil – Saturday 7th. at 8.00p.m.;     Sunday 8th. at 11.00a.m.

Stoneyford:      Vigil – Thursday 5th. at 6.30p.m.;     Friday 6th. at 10.00a.m.

                        Vigil – Saturday 7th. at 6.30p.m.;   Sunday 8th. at 10.00a.m.

Monday 2nd.      Feast of Sts. Basil and Gregory.

Tuesday 3rd.      Feast of the Holy Name of Jesus.

Friday 6th.         Feast of The Epiphany of Our Lord.     Holy Day of Obligation.

Pray For:

Anniversaries:   Catherine Sheehan, Stonecarthy;  Mass in Stoneyford Church on Saturday 31st. December at 6.30p.m.

Katie, Cissie and Tommy Delahunty, Catstown;  Mass in Hugginstown Church on Saturday 31st. December at 8.00p.m.

Rota for next week-end: 7th. and 8th. January 2017: (Feast of the Baptism of Our Lord)


Stoneyford:         Saturday 6.30p.m. Sheila Raggett; Sunday 10.00a.m. Pat Fennelly

Hugginstown:     Saturday 8.00p.m. Eileen Aylward; Sunday 11.00a.m. Kay Power

Eucharistic Ministers:

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

Hugginstown:     Saturday 8.00p.m. Patricia Barron; Sunday 11.00a.m. Mary Cahill

Note: Readers and Eucharistic Ministers for 5th./6th. January as on 31st./1st. if possible please.

Months Mind Mass:

In Hugginstown Church on Saturday 7th. January at 8.00p.m. – Peter Kenneally, Barnadown.

Anniversary Masses next week:

In Stoneyford Church on Saturday 7th. January at 6.30p.m. – Tom McDonald, Stoneyford.

In Stoneyford Church on Sunday 8th. January at 10.00a.m. – Eddie Walsh, Ennisnag.


Congratulations to Katie Blaise King, Lawcus and her parents Kathleen and Robert.

Katie was baptised in Stoneyford Church on Thursday 29th. December 2016.


Congratulations to Jackie Power, Condonstown and Eanna Martin, New Ross who were married

in Hugginstown Church on Saturday 17th. December 2016.


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

Christmas Offerings:

Envelopes for your Christmas Offerings 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.

Dates to Remember for 2017:

First Holy Communion:

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

Saturday 21st. January;      Saturday 11th. February;    Saturday 18th. March.

First Holy Communion 2017.

For Monroe/Newmarket Schools on Sunday 30th. April in Hugginstown Church at 11.00a.m.

For Stoneyford School on Sunday 7th. May in Stoneyford Church at 11.00a.m.


Many thanks to all the Children; Parents; Teachers; Musicians; Choirs; Readers; Eucharistic Ministers; Servers and others who prepared the Christmas Masses: and to all who cleaned and decorated the Churches in the Parish for the Christmas Season and throughout the year. Thanks to all who erected the Cribs; donated flowers and Christmas trees etc. A sincere thanks and appreciation to all.

Ossory Times:

The December Edition of the Ossory Times is on sale in Church Porch at €2.00.

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.

Lotto Results:

Draw: Monday 19th. December 2016        Numbers: 14; 13; 18.     Bonus No: 28.

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

€50.00Winners:            Martin Irish, Huhhinstown.           Antoinette Kenny, Callan Road.

€30.00Winners:            Pat Delahunty, Catstown;             David Doyle, Hugginstown;

“Young Mc.” Hugginstown;   Sean O’Grady, Stoneyford;      “L. P. J. “ c/o James Irish.

3 Sellers €15.00 each:     John Power;       Fred Malzard;     Mary Raggett.

Next week:   Match 3: €1,000.00;   Match 4: €2,000.00;            Jackpot: €6,400.00;

Next Draw on Monday 2nd. January 2017. Please submit returns by 8.30p.m. Draw at 9.00p.m                                                                                                                         

Senior Help Line:

Senior Help Line, Ireland’s only national listening service for older people, will be open every day around 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.  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, (all calls completely confidential.)

Operation Transformation 2017

Join us on one of the Operation Transformation Walks in Kilkenny on Saturday 7th. January. Walks will take place in the following locations: The Castle Park, Kilkenny City at 10.30a.m,  Ferrybank Soccer Club and Castlecomer Discovery Park at 11.00a.m.  Walks are approximately 4 to 5km. and all fitness levels will be catered for.  Each venue will have an 8 week walking programme following the a national walk! For further information, please contact Caitriona, Kilkenny Recreation and Sports Partnership on 087 975 0501. For further information, visit or www.rte/ot

Suicide Awareness Gathering:

Get Together in St. John’s Church, Kilkenny on Monday 2nd. January at 7.30p.m. Speakers: Mikey Drennan & Dr. Fergus Heffernan. Music by local Kilkenny Musicians. All welcome.


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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