Aghaviller Parish Newsletter

Hugginstown and Stoneyford Churches.

1st. and 2nd. February 2020.

 “Feast of the Presentation of Our Lord”


St. Agatha

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 3rd. to Sunday 9th. February 2020.


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

Sunday 9th.  at 10.00a.m. 


Wednesday and Friday at 7.00p.m.

Vigil  –  Saturday 8th.  at 6.30p.m.       

  • Monday 3rd.      Feast of St. Blaise
  • Wednesday 5th. Feast of St Agatha.
  • Thursday 6th.Feast of St. Paul Miki and Companions.

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.

Blessing of Candles to be used in the Churches during the year will take place during Mass on this Sunday(Feast of the Presentation of Our Lord) in Hugginstown Church at 10.00a.m.

Church Candles, (or Donations for Candles), may be left into the Church Sacristy.

Blessing of Throatwill take place after Masses over the weekend.

Pray For:   

Teresa (Tess) Farrell,Kyleva who died on Tuesday 28th. January.


Christopher Lodge, Kells and

Frances Wallace, Ennisnag;  

Mass in Stoneyford Church on Saturday 1st. February at 6.30p.m.

Ellen Ryan, Kingsmountain, and

Larry and Rita O’Shea, Lismatigue.

Mass in Hugginstown Church on Sunday 2ndFebruary at 10.00a.m.

Rota for next week-end:   

8th. and 9th. February2020 – (Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time)



Saturday 6.30p.m. Confirmation Class.


Sunday 10.00a.m Confirmation Class.

Eucharistic Ministers:                                                   


Saturday 6.30p.m. Jakub Smolen


Sunday 10.00a.m. Kay Power

  Eucharistic Ministers:                                                   

Stoneyford:  Saturday 6.30p.m. Jakub Smolen;

Hugginstown: Sunday 10.00a.m. Kay Power

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.

Anniversary Mass next week:

In Hugginstown Church on Sunday 9th. February at 10.00a.m. –  Walter Broderick, Croan and Sr. Canice Broderick

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

Foster Carers:

The Kilkenny Tusla Fostering Team are currently recruiting Foster Carers for long/short term placements; weekend and respite placements of children aged 0-18. An information event is being held on Friday 7th. February from 2.00p.m. to 5.00p.m. in Thomastown Library: alternatively please call 086 008 3241 for more information.


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.

Confirmation Preparation:   (Commitment Ceremony)

Masses in preparation for Confirmation (Commitment Ceremony) will be celebrated on

Saturday 8th. February in Stoneyford Church at 6.30p.m.:

Sunday 9th. January in Hugginstown Church at 10.00a.m.

Catholic School Week:

Mass will be celebrated in Newmarket School on Wednesday 5th. February at 2.00p.m.

Mass will be celebrated in Stoneyford School on Thursday 6th. February at 11.30a.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.

Stoneyford School:

Meeting of the Board of Management will be held in the School on Wednesday 5th. February at 8.00p.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.

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


All notices for the Newsletter to be left in before 5.00p.m. on Thursdays please.  

Contact: Telephone: 056 776 8693 or email   

      Newsletter: 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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