Aghaviller Parish Newsletter

Hugginstown and Stoneyford Churches.

4th. and 5th. January 2020.

“Second Sunday of Christmas”

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 6th.  to Sunday 12th. January 2020..


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

Sunday 12áth.  at 10.00a.m. 


Monday at 11.00a.m.and Wednesday at 7.00p.m.

Vigil  –  Saturday 11th.  at 6.30p.m.       

Monday 6th.       Feast of The Epiphany of Our Lord     –    Holy Day of Obligation Pupils from Monroe and Newmarket Schools will attend Mass in Hugginstown at 9.30a.m. Pupils from Stoneyford School will attend Mass in Stoneyford Church at 11.00a.m.  

Pray For:   

Teresa Daly, Annamult who died recently

Mick, Peggy and Mary Duggan, Gowlawn. Mass in Hugginstown Church on Sunday 5th. January at 10.00a.m.

Anniversary Masses next week:

In Hugginstown Church on Sunday 12th. January at 10.00a.m.   –   May O’Shea, Croan

Rota for next week-end:   

 11th. and 12th. January 2020 – (Feast of the Baptism of Our Lord)



Saturday 6.30p.m. Sheila Lennon


Sunday 10.00a.m Marie Aylward

Eucharistic Ministers:                                                   


Saturday 6.30p.m. Pat Kenny;


Sunday 10.00a.m. Mary Murphy

Months Mind Mass:

In Stoneyford Church on Saturday 11th. January at 6.30p.m.  –  Michael Murphy, Stoneyford

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

Christmas Offerings 2019:

Many thanks for your very generous contributions to the Christmas Offerings over the Christmas period. These Offerings are for the support of the priests working and retired within the Diocese of Ossory.  Extra Envelopes for the Offerings can be collected in the Church Porch, and your contributions may be handed in during the coming weeks.

Dates to Remember for 2020:

First Holy Communion:

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

25th./26th. January;       22nd./23rd. February;      14th./15th. March;         25th./26th. April.

First Holy Communion 2020.

For Stoneyford School on Sunday 10th. May in Stoneyford Church at 11.00a.m. For Monroe/Newmarket Schools on Sunday 17th. May in Hugginstown Church at 11.00a.m.

Confirmation 2020:

In Hugginstown Church on Friday 20th. March at 11.00a.m.

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.

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

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity:

The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity will be celebrated around the world from January 18th. to January 25th. 2020.  Theme “They Showed Us Universal Kindness” (cf. Acts 28:2)

The theme stresses the unusual kindness given to St. Paul, that must be seen in the quest for Christian unity.  Through unusual kindness towards one another, Christians are drawn closer together, heeding the prayer of Jesus, ‘that they all may be one’.  There must also be awareness of the need for hospitality to the many migrants and refugees who today embark on journeys as dangerous as that of St. Paul.

Reflection for the New Year: 

“A new year is unfolding – like a blossom with petals curled tightly concealing the beauty within.  Lord, let this year be filled with the things that are truly good – with the comfort of warmth in our relationships, with the strength to help those who need our help and the humility and openness to accept help from others.  As we make our resolutions for the year ahead, let us go forward with great hope that all things can be possible – with Your help and guidance.”

May the Lord bless you and keep you. May the Lord let his face shine on you and be gracious to you. May the Lord uncover his face to you and bring you peace.”

Social Dance:

Come and dance atSpringhill Court Hotel, Kilkennyon Friday, 10th January 2020.Dancing to “Checkers” from 9.00p.m. to Midnight.   All proceeds will go to ‘Group 174’, The Irish Pilgrimage Trust; bringing young people with special needs to Lourdes at Easter.



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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