Aghaviller Parish Newsletter

Hugginstown and Stoneyford Churches.

23rd. and 24th. December 2017

“Fourth 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 25th. to Sunday 31st. December 2017.

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

                        Vigil – Saturday 30th. at 8.00p.m.; Sunday 31st. at 11.00a.m.

Stoneyford:      Wednesday at 7.00p.m.

Vigil – Saturday 30th. at 6.30p.m.; Sunday 31st. at 10.00a.m.        

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.

Tuesday 26th.     Feast of St Stephen.         Wednesday 27th. Feast of St. John (Apostle)

Thursday 28th.   Feast of the Holy Innocence;   Friday 29th. Feast of St. Thomas Becket.

Pray For:         

Anniversary.    Walter Aylward, Catstown: Mass in Hugginstown Church on Saturday 23rd. December at 8.00p.m.    

Rota for next week-end: 30th. and 31st. December –  (Feast of the Holy Family.)


Stoneyford:         Saturday 6.30p.m. Rita Farrell       Sunday 10.00a.m. Michael Dermody.

Hugginstown:     Saturday 8.00p.m. Teresa Broderick; Sunday 11.00a.m. Deirdre Rohan

Eucharistic Ministers:

Stoneyford:         Saturday 6.30p.m Kitty Wallace     Sunday 10.00a.m. Mary Malzard

Hugginstown:     Saturday 8.00p.m. Mary Murphy.      Sunday 11.00a.m. Lillian Carr

Rota for Monday 25th. December as on Sunday 24th. December if possible please.

Anniversary Masses next week:

In Stoneyford Church on Saturday 30th. December at 6.30p.m. – Catherine Sheehan, Stonecarthy.

In Hugginstown Church on Saturday 30th. December at 8.00p.m.   – Katie, Cissie and Tommy Delahunty, Catstown.

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.

Be Safe this Christmas:

If you are leaving your home even for a short time, do lock all external doors and windows. Make sure all candles and naked lights are out before you leave or before you retire to bed. Be extra careful on the roads during the Christmas season and do show care for others. Safe Driving! With the ‘Text Alert’ in operation please be vigilant and always be aware there is always Garda help close at hand.

St. Vincent de Paul Society:

The Society would like to offer their sincere thanks to the parishioners of Aghaviller Parish who have been very generous in supporting their Christmas Appeal held recently.

Christmas Offerings 2017:

Envelopes for your Christmas Offerings 2017 may be collected in the Church Porch, and your contributions may be handed in during the coming weeks.

Many thanks for your support and contributions during the past year.

Senior Help Line:

Don’t be lonely this Christmas: Senior Help Line, Ireland’s only national listening service for older people, will be open every day over Christmas and 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.  Christmas can be a sad time for many people, and in the midst of apparent universal gaiety, some of us can feel very alone.  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, (no call costs more than 30cents; all calls completely confidential.)

Suicide Awareness Gathering:

Get Together in St. John’s Church, Kilkenny on Wednesday 3rd. January 2018. Speaker: Mr. Kenneth Egan (2008 Olympic Silver Medalist)

Music by local Kilkenny Artists. All are very welcome.

Hugginstown Voluntary Housing:

House No. 5 is still vacant in Hugginstown. If you are interested in applying or know someone who may be eligible, please get an Application Form from the Secretary; Telephone 056 776 8008.

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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