Aghaviller Parish Newsletter

Hugginstown and Stoneyford Churches.

9th. and 10th. December 2017

“Second Sunday of Advent”


St. Finnian

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 11th. to Sunday 17th. December 2017.

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

                        Vigil – Saturday 16th. at 8.00p.m.;     Sunday 17th. at 11.00a.m.

Stoneyford:      Wednesday at 7.00p.m.

Vigil – Saturday 16th. at 6.30p.m.;   Sunday 17th. at 10.00a.m.

Monday 11th.     Feast of St. Damasus 1.    Tuesday 12th.   Feast of St. Finnian.

Wednesday 13th.            Feast of St. Lucy.                        Thursday 14th. Feast of St. John of the Cross.

Pray For:         

Anniversaries. Jack Power, Newmarket: Mass in Hugginstown Church on Saturday 9th. December at 8.00p.m.  

                        Peter Kenneally, Barnadown: Mass in Hugginstown Church on Sunday 10th. December at 11.00a.m.         

                        Jim and Lily Rohan, Carricketna.

Rota for next week-end: 16th. and 17th. December –  (Third Sunday of Advent)


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

Hugginstown:     Saturday 8.00p.m. Pat Power         Sunday 11.00a.m. Deirdre O’Shea

Eucharistic Ministers:

Stoneyford:         Saturday 6.30p.m. Pat Kenny;         Sunday 10.00a.m. Barbara Smolen

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

Anniversary Masses next week:

In Hugginstown Church on Saturday 16th. December at 8.00p.m. –  Richard and Mary Burke, Croan

In Hugginstown Church on Sunday 17th. December at 11.00a.m.  –  Brendan Murphy, Newmarket

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.

Monroe School:

Meeting of ‘Board of Management’ will be held in the School on Thursday 14th. at 8.30p.m

Christmas Collection:

The local St. Vincent de Paul Society will hold their Christmas Collection after all Masses this weekend 9th. and 10th. December.

Local St. Vincent de Paul Number: 087 708 0230.

Family Christmas Masses:

There will be Mass for Young Families and Children on Christmas Eve on Sunday 24th. December 2017.

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.

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.

Carols at the College:

The students of St Kieran’s College would like to invite you to join them for a wonderful festive Carol Service in the College Chapel on Thursday 14th. December at 7.30p.m. The Carol service will last about 45 minutes and afterwards mulled wine and mince pies will be served to all guests. Admission is free, but limited places are available, so please contact Mary at 056 776 1707 in the school office to reserve seats in advance.

Prayer of the Family: (World Meeting of Families)

God, our Father,   We are brothers and sisters in Jesus your Son;   One family, in the Spirit of your love.   Bless us with the joy of love. Make us patient and kind, gentle and generous, welcoming to those in need.   Help us to live your forgiveness and peace.

Protect all families with your loving care; especially those for whom we now pray:     Increase our faith,   Strengthen our hope; Keep us safe in your love, Make us always grateful for the gift of life that we share together.   This we ask, through Christ our Lord,


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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