Aghaviller Parish Newsletter

Hugginstown and Stoneyford Churches.

25th. and 26th. January 2020.

 “Third Sunday in Ordinary Time”


Naomh Bríd

Priests living 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 27th. January to Sunday 2nd. February 2020.


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

Sunday 2nd.  at 10.00a.m. 


 Wednesday at 7.00p.m.

Vigil  –  Saturday 1st.  at 6.30p.m.       

  • Tuesday 28th.     Feast of St. Thomas Aquinas
  • Thursday 30th.    Feast of St. Aidan.
  • Friday 31st.         Feast of St. John Bosco.
  • Saturday 1st.      Feast of St. Brigid.

Pray For:   


Eamon O’Neill,Knockdrinna;   Mass in Stoneyford Church on Saturday 25th. September at 6.30p.m.

John and Mararet Cassin, Ballygerdra;     Mass in Hugginstown Church on Sunday 26th. January at 10.00a.m.

Ned Millea, Kyleva.

Rota for next week-end:   

1st. and 2nd. February  – (Feast of the Presentation of Our Lord)



Saturday 6.30p.m. Neill O’Grady


Sunday 10.00a.m Deirdre O’Shea.

Eucharistic Ministers:                                                   


Saturday 6.30p.m. Bernie Grace


Sunday 10.00a.m. Teresa Broderick

Anniversary Mass next week:

In Hugginstown Church on Thursday 30th. January at 9.30a.m.   –  Ned Millea,Kyleva

In Stoneyford Church on Saturday 1st. February at 6.30p.m.   –   Christopher Lodge;    Frances Wallace.

In Hugginstown Church on Sunday 2nd. February at 10.00a.m. –  Ellen Ryan; Larry and Rita O’Shea.

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


The Annual Church Gate Collection for “Enable Ireland”will take place on 1st./2nd.February.

Christmas Offerings 2019:

Many thanks for your very generous contributions to the Christmas Offerings over the Christmas period.

First Holy Communion Preparation:

The Family Masses in preparation for First Penance and First Holy Communion will be celebrated on Saturday 25th. January in Stoneyford Church at 6.30p.m.:

and on Sunday 26th. January in Hugginstown Church at 10.00a.m.

Book Shop:

St Mary’s Cathedral Book & Gift Shop stocks a large selection of books, rosaries, crucifixes, gifts and cards. There are over 40 different Bibles on display.  It has recently received new stock for First Communion and Confirmation gifts.  It also has Irish language Mass Cards, Mass Bouquets and First Communion Rosettes. Opening times, Tuesday to Friday, from 9.00a.m. to 5.00p.m.

Catholic School Week:

Catholic Schools Week will be celebrated from Sunday 26th. January to Sunday 2nd. February 2020.

The themes are:

Monday: Living in Harmony with God.

Tuesday: Living in Harmony with our Neighbours.

Wednesday: Living in Harmony with All Generations.

Thursday: Living in Harmony with the Earth.

Friday: Living in Harmony in our Catholic School.

Parish Pastoral Council:

Meeting of Aghaviller Parish Pastoral Council will be held in the Parish House, Hugginstown on Wednesday 29th. January at 8.00p.m.

Newmarket School:

Enrolments are now being taken for September 2020 in St. Brendan’s School, Newmarket.  Please contact the school at 056 776 8919 for Enrolment Form.

Diocese of Ossory Pilgrimage to Lourdes 2020

The Pilgrimage will take place from May 17th. to May 22nd. 2020.  Bookings can be now made directly with  Liz Molphy, Joe Walsh Tours, 143 Lower Baggot Street, Dublin 2.  Tel: 01 241 0800 or Email:

 Anyone wishing to travel as an Assisted/Sick Pilgrim, should contact the Co-ordinator, Anna Corr on 086 074 4675.  All bookings should be made and paid for before Friday, April 10th. 2020. All further information at 01 241 0800

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.

“The Word of God”:

This Third Sunday in Ordinary Time is to be observed as a special day devoted to “The celebration, study and dissemination of the Word of God.”

Pope Francis has proclaimed “this Sunday entirely dedicated to the Word of God, in order to grasp the inexhaustible riches which flow from the constant dialogue between God and his people”.  The best way to learn from the Bible whose teaching is perennially relevant to the people of God, is to read it and reflect on it, receive it.

In a time where some speak of a ‘post-truth’ society, one in which ‘alternative facts’ and ‘fake news’ are the order of the day, we know that ‘the word of God is alive’ it does not die nor does it age; it abides forever. It stays young in the presence of all that passes away and protects from interior aging those who put it into practice. It is alive and it is Life Giving.


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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