Aghaviller Parish Newsletter 7th. and 8th. January 2017.

(Hugginstown and Stoneyford Churches).

“Feast of the Baptism of Our Lord”


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 9th. to Sunday 15th. January 2017

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

                        Vigil – Saturday 14th. at 8.00p.m.;     Sunday 15th. at 11.00a.m.

Stoneyford:      Wednesday at 7.00p.m.

                        Vigil – Saturday 14th. at 6.30p.m.;   Sunday 15th. at 10.00a.m.

Pray For:

Months Mind Mass:   Peter Kenneally, Barnadown. Mass in Hugginstown Church on Saturday 7th. January at 8.00p.m.


Tom McDonald, Stoneyford;   Mass in Stoneyford Church on Saturday 7th. January at 6.30p.m.

Eddie Walsh, Ennisnag;  Mass in Stoneyford Church on Sunday 8th. January at 10.00a.m.

William Brennan, Condonstown    Christy Twomey, Newmarket.     Margaret Wall, Ballygerdra.

Rota for next week-end: 14th. and 15th. January 2017: (Second Sunday in Ordinary Time)


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

Hugginstown:     Saturday 8.00p.m. Teresa Broderick; Sunday 11.00a.m. Marie Aylward.

Eucharistic Ministers:

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

Hugginstown:     Saturday 8.00p.m. Nancy Hearne; Sunday 11.00a.m. Carmel O’Toole.

Anniversary Mass next week:

In Hugginstown Church on Saturday 14th. January at 8.00p.m. – Larry O’Shea, Lismatigue.

In Hugginstown Church on Sunday 15th. January at 11.00a.m. – Johnny and Paddy Moran.

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.

Christmas Offerings 2016:

Many thanks for your very generous contributions to the Christmas Offerings over the Christmas period. These Offerings are for the support of the priests working and retired within the Diocese of Ossory. Extra Envelopes for the Offerings can be collected in the Church Porch, and your contributions may be handed in during the coming weeks.


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

Ossory Times:

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


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.

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 2nd. January 2017        Numbers: 32; 14; 09.        Bonus No: 12.

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

€30.00 Winners:            Ger Holden, Knockbrown;            P. Corcoran, c/o Walshe’s Shop.

Angela Duggan, Boolyglass; Marian Power, “ c/o James Irish.            A & M Rohan, Carricketna

3 Sellers €15.00 each:     “Heaslips”;        Pat Fitzgerald;    Walshe’s Shop.

Next week:   Match 3: €1,000.00;   Match 4: €2,000.00;            Jackpot: €6,500.00;

Next Draw on Monday 9th. January 2017. Please submit returns by 8.30p.m. Draw at 9.00p.m                                                                                                                          

Carrickshock G.A.A.

The Annual General Meeting will take place in the G.A.A. Clubrooms, Hugginstown on Thursday 12th. January at 8.00p.m.

Yoga in Stoneyford:

Yoga will return to Stoneyford Community Centre on Thursday 12th. January at 6.30p.m.

Please contact Marian to reserve your place at 086 308 2450

Irish Blood Transfusion Service:

The Blood Donation, Mobile Clinic will visit the Newpark Hotel, Kilkenny on Sunday 8th. January from 12.00Noon to 3.30p.m. and on Monday 9th; Tuesday 10th.; Wednesday 11th. and Thursday 12th. January 2017 from 4.30p.m. to 8.00p.m.   If you are not a blood donor already, please think about coming along to our clinic. If you are already a donor or have given before, thank you, and if you can, come again. Bring a friend, we welcome all donors.

Help ensure essential blood supplies are always available by giving blood regularly!

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 are completely confidential.)

Carrickshock Camogie Club:

The A.G.M.will take place on Sunday 15th. January 2017 in the Clubrooms, Hugginstown at 12.00Noon.  If anyone is interested in getting involved with the committee please forward your details to club secretary T.J. Mills by text on 089 600 0386.


Day Care Centre for people living with Alzheimer’s/Dementia in Kilkenny is open Monday to Friday from 9.30a.m to 4.00p.m. Dementia specific care provided. Meals and transport. A choice of lots of activities; cards, music, dancing, bingo, art, exercise programmes, gardening, baking, knitting & day trips. For more info call Ruth on 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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