Aghaviller Parish Newsletter

Hugginstown and Stoneyford Churches.

30th. November and 1st. December 2019.

“The First 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 2nd. to Sunday 8th. December 2019.


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

Sunday 8th.  at 10.00a.m. 


Wednesday and Friday at 7.00p.m.

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

  • Tuesday 3rd.      Feast of St. Francis Xavier
  • Saturday 7th.     Feast of St. Ambrose.
  • Friday 6th.         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.

Pray For:    

Michael Murphy, 3 Church View, Stoneyford who died on Thursday 28th. November.


Maura and Dick Roche,  Lawcus.  Mass in Stoneyford Church on Saturday 30th.  November at 6.30p.m.

Pat Crowley,Castlemorris.  Mass in Hugginstown Church on Sunday 1st. December at 10.00a.m.

The Hanrahan Family,Sheepstown.

Richard and Margaret Millea,Kyleva

Rota for next week-end:   

7th. and 8th. December 2019    (Second Sunday of Advent)



Saturday 6.30p.m. Neill O’Grady


Sunday 10.00a.m John Barron

Eucharistic Ministers:                                                   


Saturday 6.30p.m. Pat Kenny.


Sunday 10.00a.m. Kay Power..


The New Rota for Readers and Eucharistic Ministers are available in the Sacristies, so please collect after Mass.

Anniversary Mass next weekend:

In Hugginstown Church on Thursday 5th. December at 9.30a.m. –  Richard and Margaret Millea.

In Hugginstown Church on Sunday 8th. December at 10.00a.m. –  Michael Murphy, Lismatigue

Please Note: 

With only one Mass in each Church at the weekends and to accommodate all families, there will be a need at times to have more than one Anniversary celebrated at weekend Masses.

Eucharistic Adoration:

Eucharistic Adoration in Hugginstown Church every Thursday from 10.00a.m. to 8.00p.m. All are welcome to join for any period of time.

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

Ever thought about Priesthood as a way of life?

Has the thought of being a priest ever occurred to you? Would you like some space and time to find out more about the life of a priest or begin the process of  exploring  a Vocation to priesthood?   If so, why not join us in St Canice’s Parish Centre, Dean Street, Kilkenny on Saturday 7th. December from 11.00a.m. to 1.00p.m.   Please contact the Diocesan Vocations Director Fr Kieran O’Shea to register for this event on 086 827 2828 or

Parish Finance Committee:

Meeting of the Committee will be held in the Parish House, Hugginstown on Thursday 5th. December at 8.00p.m.

Revised Mass Times:

The revised Mass Times will come into effect next weekend; the First Sunday of Advent 2019.


Saturday Vigil:

Stoneyford 6.30p.m.

Bigwood 6.30p.m.

Ballyhale 7.30p.m.


Knockmoylan 9.00a.m.

Hugggintown 10.00a.m.

Mullinavat 10.00a.m.

Knocktopher 11.00a.m.


Saturday Vigil:

Callan 6.00p.m.

Cuffesgrange 7.30p.m.

Windgap 7.30p.m. (1st, 3rd and 5th Saturday)

Coolagh 7.30p.m. (1st and 3rd Saturday)

Kilmoganny 7.30p.m. (2nd and 4th Saturday)


Callan 8.00a.m.

Tullahought 9.30a.m.

Danesfort 10.00a.m.

Callan 10.00a.m.

Dunnamaggin 11.00a.m.

Kells 11.30a.m. (1st, 3rd and 5th Sunday)

Newtown 11.30a.m. (2nd and 4th Sunday)


Saturday Vigil:

Thomastown 6.00p.m.


Thomastown 10.00a.m.

St. Columba’s Hospital 11.30a.m.

Christmas Timetable:

Mass in preparation for First Penance and First Holy Communion on December 14th./15th.

Sacrament of Healing and Reconciliation for Christmas will be celebrated during Masses on 21st. and 22nd. December.

Christmas Eve Masses:   Stoneyford at 5.30p.m. and    Hugginstown at 7.00p.m.

Christmas Day Masses:   Stoneyford at 10.00a.m.  and    Hugginstown at 10.00a.m.

November Offerings:

Many thanks for your contributions to the November Offerings during the past weeks. Your contributions are for the support of the priests of the Parish and the Diocese.


The “St. Vincent de Paul” Christmas Collection will be held after all Masses on next weekend 7th./8th.

Pastoral Area Meeting:

Meeting of the three parishes of Aghaviller, Ballyhale and Mullinavat will be held in Ballyhale Parish House on Tuesday 3th. December at 8.00p.m. Parish Reps. please attend.


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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