Special Ministers for December 2019
Ministers of the Word:
- 7:00pm: Patsy Cowman
- 9:00am: Gertrude Rowlands
- 12 Noon: Sisters
- 7:00pm: Goretti Kavanagh / Maura Quinlivan
- 9:00am: Geraldine Roberts / Leanne Nolan
- 12 Noon: Sarah Burke / Celia Burns
- 7:00pm : B
- 9:00am : C
- 12 Noon : A
- Sr. Madeleine Ryan/ Betty Comiskey
- John Burke & Elizabeth Dockrell
Monday 25th November €707.50 Thank You for your Generosity
Enrolment of Confirmation students will take place on Sunday 1st
December during 12 Noon Mass. All confirmation students are asked to
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
St. Mary Magdalene Kilmyshall
- Saturday 30th November 8:00pm Paddy Murphy. Eilish O’ Neill,
- 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
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.
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
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.
..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
Contact Liz on 053 9377118 / 087 6450867.
Meetings held Tuesday & Saturday at 8:30pm in Brennan’s Market
Monday night 8:45pm in Day Care Centre.
St Vincent de Paul
Local Confidential helpline 087 3696883, please call if you need
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.
..in Bunclody Tuesdays at 7:30pm.
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
mcnmedia.tv 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.
..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
D.E.A.S.P. Bridgepoint, Enniscorthy 053-9239300 OR Bunclody Parish
Office 053-9376190. Age limit 21 years
THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
"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