01-01-2017  Newsletter

Most Holy Trinity: Mass Intentions

  • Saturday 31st December
    7:00pm Michael Dean Snr. Bernie Deane & Michael Deane Jnr. Sean Cowman (Month’s Mind). Richard O’Leary.


  • Saturday 31st December 8:00pm Patrick & Mary Murphy, Anniversary.
  • Sunday 1st January 10:30am John Leacy Anniversary.
  • Saturday 7th January 8:00pm Anna Flynn-Murphy, 7th Anniversary. Bridie Tait, 2nd Anniversary.
  • Sunday 8th January 10:30am Paddy Murphy, (Month’s Mind)

Happy and Healthy 2017

As we close the old year and herald in the new, we take this time to wish you a “Happy and Healthy 2017 We thank the many people who take part in the life of our Parish Community. and are grateful to them for giving of their time and talent. We hope that more people will consider getting involved in the parish in 2017
We thank all who support our weekly envelope collections and other collections during the year and look forward to your continued support for the coming year.

We offer our deepest sympathy

..and prayers to the family and friends of: Michael O’ Neill, Arklow
May He Rest in Peace

The Feast of the Epiphany

..will be celebrated on Friday 6th January. It is a Holy Day of Obligation. Masses will be celebrated at 7:00pm on Thursday 5th January and 11:00am on Friday 6th January. Please note there will be no 9am Mass on Friday morning.

Family Mass

..will be celebrated next Sunday 8th January at 12 Noon Mass.
All are welcome.

First Friday

Fr. O’ Connor will visit the sick and housebound in Kilbranish, Carrigduff, & Gurteen on Thursday 12th January and all other areas on Friday 13th January.

Medjugorje 2017

Departing 17th May €619 – 7 Nights – All inclusive
Departing from Dublin
Spiritual Director: Fr. Pat Duffy.
Further information, Contact Ann Murphy 053 9377632 or 087 2254206
Price after 1st February €660


St Mary’s Day Centre, Ryland Road
Re-Opening on Monday 9th January 2017
The January Programme – 10am to 2pm
Come along – enjoy a social & informative gathering.
Mon 9th Jan.: Emergency response – Their Services. Guest Speaker:
James Doyle (Emergency Response).
Mon 16th Jan.: Keeping Fit & Mobile-exercise to suit you! With
Danielle & Paul (Millrace Leisure Centre).
Mon 23rd Jan.: The Credit Union-Sevices it can offer you! Guest
Speaker: Eugene McDonagh (Manager).
Mon 30th Jan.: Understanding over the counter medication and
general information on medication. Guest Speaker:
Cora, Pharmacist (McCauley’s).
Throughout the year we will have entertainment, information sharing, arts/crafts, guest speakers, bingo/card playing.
This club would suit 60+ age group.
Entrance Fee: €4 which includes Tea & Light Lunch.

St Mary’s Day Care Centre

..will re-open on Tuesday 3rd January.
Looking forward to seeing you all!

H.W.H. Bunclody G.A.A. Club

Active Transformation Registration Rivers Edge Sunday 8th January at 8:00pm
For more information, ring 086 3077230 All Welcome


CHOIR: choir practice in Kilmyshall every Monday at 7:30pm. New members most welcome.
Weekday Mass: Held in the Oratory at 9:30am Tuesday, Thursday & Friday & 7:30pm on Wednesday. Prayer Group meet every Wednesday after 7:30pm Mass in the parochial house. All are welcome.
Eucharistic Adoration: Every Tuesday in the Oratory for 10:00am to 5:00pm. All are welcome to drop in.
Hall Bookings and use of hall equipment must be booked through Denis O’ Neill at 087 2196565.
300-1 Club Draw: Next draw takes place on Saturday 30th January 2017. Your Support is appreciated.
Monthly Envelope Draw: December Winner: Paddy & Claire Dwyer.
Kilmyshall Church & Kilmyshall N.S. Split the Pot Draw Winner: Chrissie Murphy, €46 Seller H.W.H. Next draw Friday 6th January2017. Envelopes available in K.N. School, Steemer’s, Glanbia, Redmond’s, H.W.H. shop & bar, Matt Byren, Hardware, Clohamon & Kilmyshall Parish office. Thank you for your support.
2nd Collection: Collection on the w/e 17th & 18th Dec realised the sum of €343.00. Thank you for your generous support.

Ministers of the Eucharist – January 2017

Saturday Night: Liz Atkinson/Ann Farrell
Sunday Morning: Margaret Roberts/Nellie Long

Ministers of the Word – January 2017

Saturday 7th January: Mollie Ring
Sunday 8th January: John Atkinson

Alcoholics Anonymous

Local Meetings are held on Tuesdays & Saturdays at 8:30 pm in Brennan’s Market Sq.


Every Monday Night in St. Aidan’s Hall.

St Vincent de Paul

Local Confidential helpline 087 3696883, please call if you need help. S.V.P. request Box is now located at back of shop. There is a new newspaper recycling bin beside Super Value in aid of S.V.P.


Choir Practice is in Bunclody every Tuesday at 7:30pm. Rosary recited for the sick of the parish at 7:15 pm. New members most welcome.

 Annual Church Gate Collection

Co. Wexford Community Workshop (Enniscorthy) Ltd Annual Church Gate Collection will take place this Sat 31st & Sun 1st Jan 2017. This collection raised €18,777 from around the country last year. The proceeds of this year’s collection will go towards the shortfall of a purpose built pre- School for children with special needs which was officially opened in April 2015. Your Support would be appreciated.


If children live with criticism, they learn to condemn.
If they live with hostility, they learn to fight.
If they live with ridicule, they learn to be shy.
If they live with shame, they learn to feel guilty.
If they live with tolerance, they learn to be patient.
If they live with encouragement, they learn to have confidence.
If they live with praise, they learn to appreciate.
If they live with fairness, they learn what justice is.
If they live with security, they learn to trust.
If they live with approval, they learn to like themselves.
If they live with acceptance and friendship, they learn to find love and God in the world.


  • The Parish of Bunclody/Kilmyshall shall be a community:
  • Of renewed faith and commitment to Christ expressed in prayer and genuine Eucharistic worship where all participate fully.
  • With deep respect for and interest in each and every person.
  • Flourishing in love, care, support, co-operation, education and communication, building to the unity of the Body of Christ.
  • Reaching out the hand of welcome to all who do not belong to our faith and worshipping community.

Please let your priest know when a family member is in hospital or sick at home

Please Note:

All items for the Newsletter must be in before Lunchtime on Wednesday. May be sent by email to: bunclodyparishoffice@eircom.ne t

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