01-12-2019  Newsletter

Most Holy Trinity: Mass Intentions

  • Saturday 30th November
    11:00am Alice Dempsey, Shillelagh.
    7:00pm Eamon Griffin, Drumderry. Patrick Behan.
  • Sunday 1st December
    12 Noon Michael & Mary Kate McGrath. Eamon Griffin, Drumderry. Patricia Roche, 3rd Anniversary. Sarah Doyle, Months Mind.
  • Monday 2nd December
    9:00am Big Tom Connors, Months Mind.
  • Friday 6th December
    9:00am Deceased members of the Shore & Collins family.
  • Saturday 7th December
    7:00pm Margaret Hanrick, Main Street Sean Kelly, Months Mind. Bob and Betty Ryan, Graiguemore, Michael and Betty Mahon, and Ann and Sean McNamara.
  • Sunday 8th December
    12 Noon Sheila Tobin, Ger Tobin & Pauline Tobin, Carrigduff. Julia Lyons. Lucy Wall-Murphy.

Special Ministers for December 2019

Ministers of the Word:

  • 7:00pm: Patsy Cowman
  • 9:00am: Gertrude Rowlands
  • 12 Noon: Sisters

Eucharistic Ministers:

  • 7:00pm: Goretti Kavanagh / Maura Quinlivan
  • 9:00am: Geraldine Roberts / Leanne Nolan
  • 12 Noon: Sarah Burke / Celia Burns

Altar Servers:

  • 7:00pm : B
  • 9:00am : C
  • 12 Noon : A

Flower Society:

  • Sr. Madeleine Ryan/ Betty Comiskey

Shrine Rota:

  • John Burke & Elizabeth Dockrell

Envelope Collection

Monday 25th November €707.50 Thank You for your Generosity

Confirmation Enrolment

Enrolment of Confirmation students will take place on Sunday 1st December during 12 Noon Mass. All confirmation students are asked to attend

The Liturgy team

..would like to sincerely thank all who helped with the Remembrance Mass on 15th November and all who donated food for tea afterwards. All help was greatly appreciated.

Masses for Holy Day December 9th

Sunday 8th December: 7:00pm Monday 9th December: 11:00am. No 9am mass.

St. Mary Magdalene Kilmyshall

  • Saturday 30th November 8:00pm Paddy Murphy. Eilish O’ Neill, Glaslacken.
  • Sunday 1st December 10:30am Catherine and Christopher Dempsey. Mary Sutton, recently deceased.
  • Saturday 7th December 8:00pm John Kenny Jr, Ballypreacus. Margaret and James Dreelan, Ryland Lower. Pat and Mary O’ Leary, and deceased members of the O’ Leary family, Rossard.
  • Sunday 8th December 10:30am Nancy Armstrong, London, formerly HWH Cloneybyrne, months mind. Michael Hayes, recently deceased.

Bunclody Men’s Shed Now Open!

Mon 10:00am—1:00pm Thurs 2:00pm—5:000pm
Location: Maureen Moorhead’s Shop, Irish Street.
For more info contact: Peter 087-6631558, or Jonathan 089-4972664 New members welcome.

First Friday

Fr. O’ Connor will visit the sick and housebound in the area on Thurs 5th and Fri 6th December.

Bunclody VC Split the Pot Draw:

Next draw Thursday 5th December. Recent winner Liz Kenny €76.00. Thank you for your support.

Parish Office

Christmas Cards and Christmas Mass Bouquets are now available in the Parish Office as well as all other usual Sympathy Cards, Mass Bouquets, general cards, Rosary Beads, and Baptismal Candles. We have a small number of 2020 Calendars also.

Clonard Christmas Fair

Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th December 2:30pm—5:00pm
Visits to Santa, Sleigh rides, Wheel-O-Fortune, Bric a Brac, Craft stalls, Book Stall, and more. The Children’s Liturgy Choir will perform on Sunday 8th from 3pm-4pm

Eucharistic Adoration:

Every Monday 9.30am– 8.00pm
Tuesday to Friday 7:30—8:30am, Saturday 9:30—10:30am.
No Adoration on Bank Holidays


Affordable Live-in Homecare provide live in carers for the elderly in your area. If you are looking for a live-in carer for your relative, please call Eileen or Tom today on 087 9916791. Our website is

Church Gate Collections

The annual St. Vincent de Paul Christmas appeal takes place on 7th/8th December. Gratitude is expressed for your consistent generosity down the years. Your support has saved some from a lifetime of poverty.

During Advent

..there will be Rosary and Benediction held on Sunday evenings at 3:00pm in the Church of The Most Holy Trinity to pray for families.

Bunclody Bridge Club

Bunclody Bridge Club play resumes in Redmond's lounge on Wednesday 11th September at 7:30pm. New members welcome. For details of beginners classes

Contact Liz on 053 9377118 / 087 6450867.

Alcoholics Anonymous

Meetings held Tuesday & Saturday at 8:30pm in Brennan’s Market Square.


Monday night 8:45pm in Day Care Centre.

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 SuperValu in aid of S.V.P.

SVP Special Notice:

From November 4th 2019 anyone seeking help must apply in writing and sign the request. Requests may be left in the box in the Society’s shop on Market Square and will be dealt with at each meeting. It is no longer acceptable to call to members home seeking help. This is a directive from the National Council of St Vincent De Paul.

Church Gate Collections

The annual St. Vincent de Paul Christmas appeal takes place in all Churches of the Diocese of Ferns on 7th/8th December. Gratitude is expressed for your consistent generosity down the years. Your support has saved some from a lifetime of poverty.

Choir: Practice Bunclody Tuesdays at 7:30pm.

Church Choir:

Seeking new members both male and female. If you can sing, play an instrument or are interested in any way, please contact the Parish Office 053-9376190, or Eileen 087-2933545. All are welcome to join. We practice every Tuesday at 7:30pm in the church.


Mass is now available to watch online. To view the stream go to and search: Bunclody. All masses are available live. Contact the Parish Office on 053 9376190 with questions/feedback.


Choir: Choir practice in Kilmyshall every Monday at 7:30pm. New Members most welcome.

Prayer Group: meet every Wednesday after 7:30 pm Mass in the Oratory. All are welcome.

Eucharistic Adoration: Tuesdays in the Church from 10:00am to 4:00pm. New Adorers always welcome.

Hall bookings and use of hall equipment MUST be booked through Denis O’ Neill at 087 2196565.

Split the Pot Fri : Winner: Jake Doran-Byrne. Winnings: €172. Sold in: K.N.S.

2nd Collection: €254

Eucharistic Ministers - December 2019:

  • Saturday night: Patrick Murphy
  • Sunday Morning: Anne Tyndall

Ministers of the Word - 2019

  • Saturday 14th: Ann Murphy

Sunday 15th: Do This In Memory

Kilmyshall Christmas Dinner

Kilmyshall Christmas Dinner takes place today December 1st in Rivers Edge at 1pm. This is a ticketed event.

Taizé Prayer Service

Will take place in Bunclody Parish Church on Sunday 15th December from 7:00—8:00pm. Taizé music and chants will be provided by the Taizé team from New Ross. The event is open to all, but is aimed at encouraging young people to take part

Bunclody Day Care Services

wish to thank all who supported their recent Autumn Walk & Church Gate Collection. Your generosity is greatly appreciated.

During Advent

..there will be Rosary and Benediction held on Sunday evenings to pray for families. Time to be confirmed.

Mount Leinster Community Employment Vacancies

Caretaker - Kilmyshall Parish Job Reference - 2130608
Bunclody Day Care Assistant Job Reference - CES 2130610
For further information contact the below numbers and quote reference number:
D.E.A.S.P. Bridgepoint, Enniscorthy 053-9239300 OR Bunclody Parish Office 053-9376190. Age limit 21 years


"Making your Christmas cake in September is per-fect, as too fresh a cake crumbles when cut." - Mary Berry

My mother like many of her generation, starts her Christmas preparation early. The first thing to be done is the Christmas cake—in our house this al-ways took place over the Halloween break. I re-member finding it strange to watch her lovingly prepare the fruitcake, only to hide it away in a tin for a couple of months. I laughed when I came across the above quote from food writer and TV presenter Mary Berry, as it pushes the Christmas preparation even earlier!

Every year we hear complaints that the lead-in to Christmas is starting earlier and earlier. We might not all be making cakes in September, but by Halloween we are certainly looking ahead to Christmas—thinking about what gifts to buy friends and family, checking out decorations that have started to appear in shops, perhaps even stockpiling tins of biscuits and boxes of chocolates. Many people sign up to Christmas clubs in order to spread the cost over the year. It’s no wonder we often arrive at this time of year feeling like it’s no time at all since last Christmas—it is never far from our minds.

As we enter Advent, we are invited now to turn our attention to our inner preparation for Christmas. We are waiting "in joyful hope" both for Christ’s birth and his return at the end of time. Taking some time each day to pray and reflect, perhaps to light the candles on our Advent wreath, will help us to focus on the wonderful mysteries that await us.

"Every year we celebrate the hold season of Ad-vent, O God. Every year we pray those beautiful prayers of longing and waiting, and sing those lovely songs of hope and promise.—Karl Rahner

-Tríona Doherty


  • 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

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