Aghaviller Parish Newsletter

Hugginstown and Stoneyford Churches.

21st. and 22nd. December 2019.

“Fourth 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 23rd. to Sunday 29th. December 2019.


Monday, Thursday and Friday at 9.30a.m.

Tuesday 24th. at 7.00p.m.          

Wednesday 25th. at 10.00a. m. 

Sunday 29th.  at 10.00a.m. 


Tuesday 24th. at 5.30p.m.          

Wednesday 25th. at 10.00a. m. .

Vigil – Saturday 28st at 6.30p.m.;            

  • Wednesday 25th.  Feast of the Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ.                                            
  • Thursday 26th.   Feast of St. Stephen (First Martyr) 
  • Fridayday 27thFeast of St. John (Apostle and Evangelist)
  • Saturday 28th.    Feast of the Holy Innocents (Martyrs)

Pray For:   


Mary McGrath,Norelands.  Mass in Stoneyford Church on Saturday

21st. December at 6.30p.m.

William Dalton,Lismatigue.

Walter Aylward, Catstown. Mass in Hugginstown Church on Sunday

22nd. December at 10.00a.m.

Richard and Mary Burke, Croan.

Rota for next week-end:   

28th. and 29th. December 2019    (Feast of the Holy Family)



Saturday 6.30p.m. Sheila Raggett;


Sunday 10.00a.m Deirdre Rohan.

Eucharistic Ministers:                                                   


Saturday 6.30p.m. Bernie Grace;


Sunday 10.00a.m. Mary Cahill.


The New Rota for Readers and Eucharistic Ministers are available in the Sacristies.

Eucharistic Adoration:

No Eucharistic Adoration in Hugginstown Church on  Thursday 26th. 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

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.


TheOffertory”Collection on last weekend amounted to €445.00.  Thank You.

Christmas Offerings 2019:

Envelopes for your Christmas Offerings 2019 may be collected in the Church Porch, and your contributions may be handed in during the coming weeks.

Many thanks for your support and contributions during the past year.

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.

Medjugorje Irish Centre Pilgrimages:

Pilgrimages will be held from Aprilto October 2020: Seven Night Stay and Airport Shuttle service from Dubrovnik or Split. Book any flight – any time and we provide guaranteed airport shuttle service.   Call us for further information and book the dates that suit you. Telephone: 01 443 4510 or email

Be Safe this Christmas:

If you are leaving your home even for a short time, do lock all external doors and windows.  Make sure all candles and naked lights are out before you leave or before you retire to bed.  Be extra careful on the roads during the Christmas season and do show care for others. Safe Driving!  With the ‘Text Alert’ in operation please be vigilant and always be aware there is always Garda help close at hand.

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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