Aghaviller Parish Newsletter 14th. and 15th. January 2017.

(Hugginstown and Stoneyford Churches).

“Second Sunday in Ordinary Time”

“World Day of Migrants and Refugees”

St. Agnes

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 16th. to Sunday 22nd. January 2017

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

                        Vigil – Saturday 21st. at 8.00p.m.;     Sunday 22nd. at 11.00a.m.

Stoneyford:      Wednesday at 7.00p.m.

                        Vigil – Saturday 21st. at 6.30p.m.;   Sunday 22nd. at 10.00a.m.

Tuesday 14th.     Feast of St. Anthony.   Friday 20th.    Feast of Sts. Fabian and Sebastian.

Saturday 21st.    Feast of St Agnes.

Pray For: 


Matt O’Dwyer, Ennisnag;   Mass in Stoneyford Church on Saturday 14th. January at 6.30p.m.

Larry O’Shea, Lismatigue;   Mass in Hugginstown Church on Saturday 14th. January at 8.00p.m.

Johnny and Paddy Moran, Lismatigue;   Mass in Hugginstown Church on Sunday 15th. January at 11.00a.m.

Jim Kelly, Lawcus:   Peggy Reynolds, late of Barnsley Yorkshire.

Rota for next week-end: 21st. and 22nd. January 2017: (Third Sunday in Ordinary Time)


Stoneyford:         Saturday 6.30p.m. Parents;          Sunday 10.00a.m. Fred Malzard.

Hugginstown:     Saturday 8.00p.m. Parents.                       Sunday 11.00a.m. Lily Burke.

Eucharistic Ministers:

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

Hugginstown:     Saturday 8.00p.m. Marie Duggan; Sunday 11.00a.m. Ruth Crowley.

Anniversary Mass next week:

In Stoneyford Church on Saturday 21st. January at 6.30p.m. – David and Richard Lawlor.

In Hugginstown Church on Sunday 21st. January at 8.00p.m. – Richard Aylward, Boolyglass.

First Holy Communion:

The Family Masses in preparation for First Holy Communion will be celebrated on Saturday 21st. January.

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

Parish Finance Committee:

A meeting of Aghaviller Parish Finance Committee will be held in the Parish House, Hugginstown on Thursday 19th. January at 8,00p.m.

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity:

The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity will be celebrated around the world from January 18th. to January 25th. 2017.

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 Pilgrimage to Lourdes:

The annual Ossory pilgrimage to Lourdes takes place from Monday, 22nd. May to Saturday, 27th. May 2017 inclusive. Bookings for all intending to travel may be made by contacting Eleanor (Monday to Friday) at Glenmore Parish Office, Glenmore, County Kilkenny, Telephone 051 880 213, email

‘Anam Cara’:

‘Anam Cara’, the national organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding a Bereavement Information Evening on Monday 16th of January from 7:30p.m. to 9:30p.m. in the Horse & Jockey Hotel, Thurles, Co. Tipperary. The guest speaker for the evening is Peter McCartan. This is a free event open to all bereaved parents. As ‘Anam Cara’ will need to confirm numbers for the event, please call 085 288 8888.

Enable Ireland:

The Annual Church Gate Collection for ‘Enable Ireland’ will take place on the weekend of 4th. and 5th. February 2017. The Church Gate Collection generates approximately €16,000.00 in revenue and is used to help finance the Services provided throughout Kilkenny to approximately 114 children and their families with Special Needs.

Lotto Results:

Draw: Monday 9th. January 2017        Numbers: 31; 27; 01.         Bonus No: 04.

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

€30.00 Winners:                     Frank Brady Gowran;                               Martin Irish, Hugginstown.

Eilish Rohan, Carricketna;   Lucy, Lisa & Meagan c/o Irish’s          Michael Dwyer, Callan.

3 Sellers €15.00 each:           Pat O’ Dwyer         Eamon Irish;            Caitlin Roche

Next week:   Match 3: €1,000.00;   Match 4: €2,000.00;              Jackpot: €6,600.00;

Next Draw on Monday 16th. January 2017. Please submit returns by 8.30p.m. Draw at 9.00p.m                                                                                                                           


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.

Exercise Classes in Callan:

Chair Based Exercise Class welcomes beginners to join them in the Edmund Rice Centre, Callan on Mondays at 10.45a.m. starting the 16th. January. This is suitable for all with reduced mobility, great social chair based workout to music.   Pilates Classes will start on the 16th. January in ‘John Lockes’ Club Rooms at 12.00Noon. A Walking Programme will meet in Callan on Monday nights at 6.00p.m. and Wednesday mornings at 10.00a.m. All programmes are run by Kilkenny Recreation and Sports Partnership, 056 779 4991

Book Clearance: 

In order to make way for new books Stoneyford Library (Community Centre) is having a clearance of current stock.

Please feel free to take what you want before the 1st. February.

Mindfulness Workshop: 

If you’d like to try it, come to the Community Centre, Stoneyford on next Wednesday 18th. January from 2.30p.m to 4.00p.m.  All are very welcome.

Newmarket & Hugginstown Text Alert Group:

The Committee wishes to thank all the members who have re-subscribed for the coming year and also welcomes all our new members. Anyone who has not yet paid their subscription may do so on Saturday 21st. January between 3.00p.m. and 4.00p.m. in Gairdí, Newmarket. If you have not paid your subscription by this date, you will not receive any further texts.


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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