Aghaviller Parish Newsletter

Hugginstown and Stoneyford Churches.
1st. and 2nd. December 2018.

“First Sunday of Advent”

St.Francis Xavier

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 3rd. to Sunday 9th. December 2018.


Monday, Wednesday and  Thursday at 9.30a.m.      

                    Vigil – Friday 7th. at 8.00p.m.;

                    Vigil – Saturday 8th. at 8.00p.m.;       

Sunday 9th. at 11.15a.m.


Wednesday at 7.00p.m.  

Vigil – Friday 7th. at 6.30p.m.;           

Vigil – Saturday 8th. at 6.30p.m.;

  • Monday 3rd.      Feast of St. Francis Xavier                  
  • Thursday 6thFeast of St Nicholas
  • Friday 7th.         Feast of St. Ambrose                  

First Friday

Visitation with Holy Communion will take place as usual next Friday.  Please let us know if you would like to receive Holy Communion in your home for the First Fridays or at any other time.

Saturday 8th.    

Feast of The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Holy Day   (Mass Times above)

Pray for:         


Jim Walsh, Grand Gates, Castlemorris: Mass in Hugginstown Church on Sunday 2nd. December at 11.15a.m

The Hanrahan Family, Sheepstown.

Rota for next week-end:

8th. and 9th. December    –    (Second Sunday of Advent)



Saturday 6.30p.m. Ronan Murphy;


Saturday 8.00p.m. Teresa Broderick;

Sunday 11.15a.m. John Barron.

Eucharistic Ministers:                                                   


Saturday 6.30p.m. Pat Kenny;


Saturday 8.00p.m. Mary Murphy;

Sunday 11.15a.m. Ann Power.

Anniversary Mass next weekend:

In Hugginstown Church on Saturday 8th. December at 8.00p.m.     –    Michael Murphy, Lismatigue;

In Hugginstown Church on Sunday 9th. December at 11.15a.m.    –     Peter Kenneally, Barnadown;

Newmarket School:

A Meeting of the Board of Management will be held in the school on Wednesday 5th. December at 8.00p.m.

November Offerings:

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


The Christmas Collection in aid of “St. Vincent de Paul Society” will be held after all Masses this week-end 1st./2nd. December.

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

Local Week-End Mass Times: 


Kilmoganny Church at 6.15p.m.

Stoneyford Church at 6.30p.m.

Ballyhale Church at 7.30p.m.

Hugginstown Church at 8.00p.m.


Knockmoylan Church at 9.00a.m.             

Dunamaggan Church at 10.00a.m.

Danesfort Church at 10.00a.m.

Knocktopher Church  at 11.00a.m.

Hugginstown Church at 11.15a.m.Kells Church at 11.30a.m.

Readers in Our Parishes:

Reflect on the importance of Scripture in our faith and at our liturgies.  Two evenings, led by Prof Seamus O’Connell and Ms Olivia Maher, will offer a chance for our Ministers of the Word, new and existing, to come together to reflect on their ministry, and their important service, as part of an Advent journey.  I would encourage all those who read in our parish to head along to these short evenings.  on Thursday 6th. December and Thursday 13th. December at 7.30p.m. in St. Kieran’s College

The Future of Our Parishes:

An Evening Exploring the Changing Nature of Parishes Today.  Our parishes are changing shape – we have fewer priests and thankfully more people are involved than every before.  Why not come along to an evening reflecting on the changing nature of our parishes chaired by Bishop Dermot Farrell. Fr Albert McDonnell and Ms Gemma Mulligan will reflect on the shape of parishes today and into the future – on Monday 3rd. December 2018 at 7.30p.m. in St. Kieran’s College.

Parish Pastoral Council Meeting:

A discussion took place on the recent week-end survey and the Day Conference held on Saturday 24th. in St. Kieran’s College.

The Seven Principles agreed as a way forward can be summarised as follows:

  • Our dependence on God and to recognize the guidance of the Holy Spirit on our journey.
  • The importance of prayer to guide us and a creative vibrant celebration of the Sunday Eucharist.
  • The identity of each parish community should be preserved, but much greater corporation between neighbouring parishes.
  • Real consultation at every level, involving laity, parish groups, religious and clergy.  Any new structures must be part of a diocesan initiative where we move together across the diocese.   Proper communication at diocesan and parish level.
  • At both parish and diocesan level we need to invest in people and in their training.
  • The Christmas Timetable was also discussed.

First Holy Communion:

The Family Masses in preparation for First Holy Communion will be celebrated on Saturday 15th. December in Stoneyford Church at 6.30p.m  and in Hugginstown Church on Sunday 16th. at 11.15a.m.

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.

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


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