Aghaviller Parish Newsletter

Hugginstown and Stoneyford Churches.
24th. and 25th. November 2018.

“Feast of Jesus Christ, King of the Universe”

St. Fergal

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 26th. November to Sunday 2nd. December.


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

Vigil – Saturday 1st. at 8.00p.m.;          

 Sunday 2nd. at 11.15a.m.

Stoneyford:      Wednesday at 7.00p.m.  

Vigil – Saturday 1st. at 6.30p.m.;           

(No Mass on Sunday)      

  • Tuesday 27th.     Feast of St. Fergal.        
  • Friday 30th.   Feast of St. Andrew (Apostle).   

Pray for:         


Maura and Dick RocheLawcus.  Mass in Stoneyford Church on  Saturday 24th. November at 6.30p.m.             

Jim Corcoran. Sheepstown.  Mass in Hugginstown Church on  Saturday 24th. November at 8.00p.m

James, Bridget and Richard Cuddihy, Ballinteskin.  Mass in Hugginstown Church on  Sunday 25th. November at 11.00a.m

Rota for next week-end:

1st. and 2nd. December    –    (First Sunday of Advent)



Saturday 6.30p.m. Rita O’Farrell;  


Saturday 8.00p.m. Pat Power;  

 Sunday 11.15a.m. Lily Burke.

Eucharistic Ministers:                                                   


Saturday 6.30p.m. Pat Kenny;     


Saturday 8.00p.m. Marie Duggan;

Sunday 11.15a.m. Lillian Carr.

Anniversary Mass next weekend:

In Hugginstown Church on Sunday 2nd. December at 11.15a.m.  –  Jim Walsh, Grand Gates;

First Holy Communion:

The Family Masses in preparation for First Holy Communion will be celebrated on Saturday 24th. November in Stoneyford Church at 6.30p.m  and in Hugginstown Church on Sunday 25th. at 11.00a.m. We welcome the First Holy Communion Class from Dunamaggan to Hugginstown

The Ossory Priests Society:

The Ossory Priests Society is responsible for making suitable provision for the care of the priests in the Diocese of Ossory in infirmity, sickness and old age.The Annual Collection in aid of Ossory Priests Societywill take place this weekend24th./25th.November afterall Masses.

Aghaviller Parish Pastoral Council:

Parish Council Meeting will be held in the Parish House, Hugginstown on Wednesday 28th. November at 8.00p.m.

All members are asked to attend please.

November Offerings:

Many thanks for your contributions to the November Offerings during the past weeks.

Stoneyford School:

A Meeting of the Board of Management will be held in the school on Wednesday 28th. November at 8.00p.m.

Change in Week-End Mass Times: 

Due to shortage of Priests and the number of week-end Masses in the area, it has been decided to change Mass Time in Aghaviller Parish and neighbouring parishes from next week-end 1st./2nd. December.  Next summer the Diocese will look at new Parish Leadership in the light of today’s reality; then all Parishes in the Diocese can expect many changes.

Stoneyford Church:  Mass on Saturdays at 6.30p.m. (No Mass on Sundays)

Mass in Danesfort Church on Sunday at 10.00a.m.and in Kells Church at 11.30a.m.

Hugginstown Church: Mass on  Saturdays at 8.00p.m. and on Sundays at 11.15a.m.

Kilmoganny Church: Mass on Saturdays at 6.15p.m. Mass in Dunamaggan on Sundays at 10.00a.m.

Mass in Ballyhale Church on Saturdays at 7.30p.m. and Knocktopher Church on Sundays at 11.00a.m.

  • Fergus Farrell, Windgap will be the priest with responsibility for the Kilmoganny Area.
  • Liam Cassin, Hugginstown will be the priest with responsibility for the Dunamaggan Area.

Advent Text of the Day:

A short daily text message, free to your phone, from the Diocesan Faith Development group, each day, to help us to reflect for a moment on something, or to pause and say a brief prayer, think of someone, or simply decide to do something small that day. If you would like to receive this each day please text your number to 085 831 3100

Safeguarding Contacts:

Diocesan Designated Liaison Person:

Mr. Cathal Cullen Tel: 087 100 0232  or

Diocese of Ossory Web Page:

Gardaí 1800 555 222:

Tusla – Kilkenny Area –  Tel: 052 617 7302.

Aghaviller Parish Representatives are:  Teresa Broderick and  Carmel O’Toole

Advent Tweet:

Follow @ossorydiocese on twitter and get a simple Advent message each day – something to give us all a moment to reflect in our busy days in these Advent weeks.

Taizé Youth Trip 2019:

A youth trip to Taizé in France organised by Ossory Youth will take place from Sunday 23rd.June to Sunday 30th. June 2019. A week in Taize is an opportunity for reflection and contemplation and a little step back from daily life. But bringing people together is also the essence of Taize and it is a week of meeting young people from different countries and cultures where new friendships are made. Tens of thousands of young people from around the world, including 28 from Kilkenny, made the trip to Taizé this year.The trip is open to Transition year, 5thyear and Leaving Cert students. Closing date is Friday 30th. November. For additional information, including cost, and application forms, please contact: Patrick Bookle, Ossory Youth at 056 776 1200, or 087 212 9006 or


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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