Aghaviller Parish Newsletter

Hugginstown and Stoneyford Churches.

16th. and 17th. December 2017

“Third Sunday of Advent”

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 18th. to Sunday 24th. December 2017.

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

                        Vigil – Saturday 23rd. at 8.00p.m.;          Sunday 24th. at 11.00a.m.

Stoneyford:      Wednesday at 7.00p.m.

Vigil – Saturday 23rd. at 6.30p.m.;                       Sunday 24th. at 10.00a.m.         

Friday 22nd.       House Visitation with Holy Communion will take place on Friday at the usual time.

Please let us know if you would like to receive Holy Communion in your home for Christmas or at any other time.

Monday 25th.     Feast of the Nativity of Our Lord       –     Christmas Day

Hugginstown:   Vigil – Sunday 24th. at 7.00p.m.;                         Monday 25th. at 11.00a.m.

Stoneyford:      Vigil – Sunday 24th. at 6.30p.m.;                         Monday 25th. at 10.00a.m.

Pray For:          Fr. Tom Dermody, Crowbally, Ballyhale; Phyllis O’Shea, England.

Anniversaries. Richard and Mary Burke, Croan: Mass in Hugginstown Church on Saturday 16th. December at 8.00p.m.    

                        Mary McGrath, Norelands: Mass in Stoneyford Church on Sunday 17th. December at 10.00a.m.    

                        Brendan Murphy, Newmarket: Mass in Hugginstown Church on Sunday 17th. December at 11.00a.m.              

Rota for next week-end: 23rd. and 24th. December –  (Fourth Sunday of Advent)


Stoneyford:         Saturday 6.30p.m. Declan Lennon          Sunday 10.00a.m. Fred Malzard

Hugginstown:     Saturday 8.00p.m. Eileen Aylward            Sunday 11.00a.m. Caroline Kenneally

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 Hugginstown Church on Saturday 23rd. December at 8.00p.m.   –     Walter Aylward, Catstown

First Holy Communion:

The Family Masses in preparation for First Holy Communion will be celebrated on Saturday 16th. December

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

Family Christmas Masses:

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

In Stoneyford Church at 6.30p.m. and in Hugginstown Church at 7.00p.m.(Note Time)

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. : Stoneyford at 10.00a.m: Hugginstown at 11.00a.m.

“Aim High” Programme for Young People:

All participants will be involved on High Street Kilkenny on Friday 22nd. December. This event involves young people inviting those in the ‘Market Place’ to light a candle and place it at the Crib which will be located at the Tholsel. They will distribute a prayer card and a card on which people may write their intentions. These intentions will then be brought to the Friary Church for evening Mass at 5.30p.m. and will be placed in the Year of the Family Intention Box which will travel around the Diocese in the spring of 2018. Everybody is invited to attend the Mass.

Safeguarding Children:

From the 11th. December, 2017 an important sections of Children First Act 2015 has become operational in Ireland.  A mandated person have a two main obligations under the legislation:

  1. To report the harm to children, above a defined threshold, to Tusla; and
  2. To assist Tusla, if requested in assessing a concern which has been the subject of a mandated report.

Mandated persons are people who have contact with children and families and who because of their role, qualifications, training and/or employment, are in a key position to help protect children from harm.  Mandated people are member of the clergy (howsoever described) or pastoral care worker (howsoever described) of a church or other religious community; Safeguarding officer, child protection officer or other person (howsoever described) who is employed for the purpose of performing the child welfare and protection function of religious, sporting, recreational, cultural, educational and other bodies and organisations offering services to children.

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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