Aghaviller Parish Newsletter

Hugginstown and Stoneyford Churches.
8th. and 9th. December 2018

 “Second 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 10th. to Sunday 16th. December 2018.


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

Vigil – Saturday 15th. at 8.00p.m.;

Sunday 16th. at 11.15a.m.


Wednesday at 7.00p.m.  

Vigil – Saturday 15th. at 6.30p.m.;

  • Wednesday 12th.            Feast of St. Finnian                               
  • Thursday 13thFeast of St Lucy
  • Friday 14th.       Feast of St. John of the Cross                    

Pray for:         


Michael Murphy, Lismatigue:  Mass in Hugginstown Church on  Saturday 8th. December at 8.00p.m

Peter Kenneally, Barnadown:  Mass in Hugginstown Church on  Sunday 9th. December at 11.15a.m.     

Kitty Walsh, New Road, Kilkenny and late of Monroe,

Rota for next week-end:

15th. and 16th. December    –    (Third Sunday of Advent)



Saturday 6.30p.m. Parents;


Saturday 8.00p.m. Sinéad Crowley;  

Sunday 11.15a.m. Parents.

Eucharistic Ministers:                                                   


Saturday 6.30p.m. Pat Kenny;      


Saturday 8.00p.m. Mary Cuddihy;  

Sunday 11.15a.m. Bridget Farrell.

Anniversary Mass next weekend:

In Stoneyford Church on Saturday 15th. December at 6.30p.m. –  Mary McGrath, Norelands.

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.

Sacrament of Healing and Reconciliation:

The Sacrament of Reconciliation for Christmas will be celebrated during the 8.00p.m. Mass in Hugginstown Church on Saturday 15th. December: and in Stoneyford Church during the 6.30p.m. Mass on Saturday 22nd. December.

Carol Service:

A Carol Service in preparation for Christmas will take place in Hugginstown Church on Wednesday 19th. December at 7.00p.m.

All are very welcome.

November Offerings:

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

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


Congratulations to John Dwyer, Baysrath and his parents Priscilla and Sean. John was baptised in Hugginstown Church on Sunday 2nd. December.

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.

Family Christmas Masses:

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

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. :

Stoneyford at 10.00a.m:

Hugginstown at 11.15a.m.

Readers in Our Parishes:

Reflect on the importance of Scripture in our faith and at our liturgies.  An evening, 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.  Meeting Thursday 13th. December at 7.30p.m. in St. Kieran’s College


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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