Aghaviller Parish Newsletter

Hugginstown and Stoneyford Churches.
2nd. and 3rd. December 2017
“First Sunday of Advent”

St. Ambrose

Priests in 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 4th. to Sunday 10th. December 2017.

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

                        Vigil – Thursday 7th. at 8.00p.m.;     Friday 8th. at 9.30a.m.

                        Vigil – Saturday 9th. at 8.00p.m.;     Sunday 10th. at 11.00a.m.

Stoneyford:      Vigil – Thursday 7th. at 6.30p.m.;     Friday 8th. at 10.00a.m.

Vigil – Saturday 9th. at 6.30p.m.;   Sunday 10th. at 10.00a.m.   

Thursday 7th.   Feast of St. Ambrose

Friday 8th.         Feast of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

Holy Day of Obligation. (Mass times above)                  

Note Change of Mass Time:

As Schools will be open on December 8th. Mass in Hugginstown will be changed to 9.30a.m.

Pray For:          Willie Gaule, Portmarnock, late of Keatingstown.

Funeral Mass in Hugginstown Church on Sunday 3rd. December at 1.00p.m.

Anniversaries.               Michael Murphy, Lismatigue. Mass in Hugginstown Church on Saturday 2nd. December at 8.00p.m.

Bridget, James and Richard Cuddihy, Ballinteskin. Mass in Hugginstown Church on Sunday 3rd. December at 11.00a.m.          

Rota for next week-end: 9th. and 10th. December –  (Second Sunday of Advent)


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

Hugginstown:     Saturday 8.00p.m. Tommy Murphy Sunday 11.00a.m. John Barron

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

Rota for 7th./8th. December as on 2nd./3rd. December if possible please

Anniversary Masses next week:

In Hugginstown Church on Friday 8th. December at 9.30a.m.     –    Jim Walsh, Grand Gates.

In Hugginstown Church on Saturday 9th. December at 8.00p.m. –  Jack Power, Newmarket.

In Hugginstown Church on Sunday 10th. December at 11.00a.m.  –  Peter Kenneally, Barnadown

Sacrament of Healing and Reconciliation:

The Sacrament of Reconciliation for Christmas will be celebrated during Masses on next Saturday 9th. December. In Stoneyford Church during the 6.30p.m. Mass; and in Hugginstown Church during the 8.00p.m. Mass.

Thukolo Gospel Choir: 

The Choir will be joined by other musicians and singers in presenting a fundraising concert in St. Fiacre’s Church, Kilkenny at 7.30p.m. on Friday 8th. December.  Funds raised will help bring young people with Special Needs to Lourdes at Easter.  Tickets will be available at the door on the evening.

Stoneyford School:

Meeting of ‘Board of Management’ will be held in the School on Monday 4th. at 8.00p.m

Parish Council Meeting:

Meeting held on Wednesday 29th. November had a report from the Southern Deanery Forum. Each parish have two representatives and Aghaviller representatives are Kay Power and Lily Burke. The meeting arranged the Christmas timetable of Masses etc. Discussed First Holy Communion and Confirmation; World meeting of Families and Garda Vetting.

Next Meeting on Wednesday 31st. January. New members and ideas are always welcome.

Family Christmas Masses:

There will be Mass for Young Families and Children on Christmas Eve on Sunday 24th. December;

In Stoneyford Church at 6.30p.m. and in Hugginstown Church at 7.00p.m.

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 25th. December:   Stoneyford at 10.00a.m.:   Hugginstown at 11.00a.m.

Ministers of the Word; (Readers)

Evening of reflection in St. Kieran’s College, Kilkenny on Tuesday 5th. December at 7.30p.m. Reflection given by Fr. Sean Maher. (Kildare and Leighin)

Advent Tex Message:

The Diocesan Faith Development Group is, once again, offering the daily text service during Advent. Each day a short line of scripture or reflection will be sent to your mobile phone.  If you would like to receive these messages, at no cost, please send your mobile number by text to 085 831 3100 or email or Telephone 056 775 3624.

“The Three Tenors – Concert”

Concert will be held in St. Mary’s Cathedral, Kilkenny on Saturday 9th. December at 8.00p.m. Tickets available from 056 776 8693. Proceeds in aid of St. Mary’s Restoration Fund.

Coping with Christmas:

A Morning Workshop facilitated by the Recovery College South East, Greenshill, Kilkenny on Monday 11th. December or Wednesday 13th. December from 10.00a.m. to 1.30p.m. This workshop will help you to thrive, not just survive the holiday season.   For further information and bookings, visit the website on or call 056 770 3666.


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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