Aghaviller Parish Newsletter

Hugginstown and Stoneyford Churches.

14th. and 15th. December 2019.

 “Third Sunday of Advent”


Third 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 16th. to Sunday 22nd. December 2019.



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

Sunday 22nd  at 10.00a.m. 


Wednesday  at 7.00p.m.

Vigil – Saturday 21st at 6.30p.m.;            

Friday 20th.       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 Christmas or at any other time.

Pray For:   

Partick (Pakie) Reid, Garrygaug: who died during the week.


Peter Kenneally,Barnadown.  Mass in Hugginstown Church on Sunday 15th. December at 10.00a.m.

Brendan Murphy, Newmarket.

Rota for next week-end:   

21st. and 22nd. December 2019    (Fourth Sunday of Advent)




Saturday 6.30p.m. Tony Roche;


Sunday 10.00a.m Gráinne Barron.

Eucharistic Ministers:                                                   


Saturday 6.30p.m. Barbara Smolen;


Sunday 10.00a.m. Bridget Farrell.


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

Anniversary Mass next weekend:

In Stoneyford Church on Saturday 21st. December at 6.30p.m.   –  Mary McGrath, Norelands.

In Hugginstown Church on Sunday 22nd. December at 10.00a.m. – Walter Aylward, Catstown

First Holy Communion Preparation:

The Family Masses in preparation for First Penance and First Holy Communion will be celebrated on

Saturday 14th. December in Stoneyford Church at 6.30p.m.:

and on Sunday 15th. December in Hugginstown Church at 10.00a.m.

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

Sacrament of Healing and Reconciliation:

The Sacrament of Healing and Reconciliation for Christmas will be celebrated during Mass in Stoneyford Church on Saturday 21st. December at 6.30p.m.

and in Hugginstown Church on Sunday 22nd. December at 10.00a.m.

Family Christmas Masses:

There will be a Family Mass for Young Families, Parents and  Children on Christmas Eve Tuesday 24th. December.         

In Stoneyford Church at 5.30p.m.     

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. :

InStoneyford Church at 10.00a.m:       

In Hugginstown Church at 10.00a.m.

 Ordination of Bishop Edmond Whelan :

Bishop Edmond Whelan was ordained a Bishop in St. Patrick’s Cathedral, New York on Tuesday last 10th. December 2019.  His Great Grandfather Michael Whelan was born on 6th. November 1866 in Kilkeasy and baptised in Hugginstown.  Michael had an older brother James born on 9th. May 1862.  Their parents were John Whelan and Bridget Walsh. Michael a native of Kilkeasy immigrated to the U.S.A. at the end of 1880s.

Monroe School:

The children from Monroe will present their “Funky Christmas Concert” on Wednesday 18th. and Thursday 19th. December at 7.00p.m. in the Community Centre, Hugginstown.

All are very welcome.

Revised Mass Times:

Saturday Vigil:

Stoneyford 6.30p.m.

Bigwood 6.30p.m.

Ballyhale 7.30p.m.


Hugggintown 10.00a.m.

Knockmoylan 9.00a.m.

Mullinavat 10.00a.m.

Knocktopher 11.00a.m.


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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