Happy Christmas


02-01-2022  Newsletter

Most Holy Trinity: Mass Intentions

  • Saturday 1st January
    11:00am Richard O’Leary, Anniversary. Eileen Redmond Foley, Month’s mind & her parents Catherine & Michael Foley.
  • Sunday 2nd January
    12 Noon Mary O’Connor, 2nd Anniversary, Carrigduff.
  • Saturday 8th January
    7:00pm Bridie O’Connor, Month’s Mind. Dominic O’Connor, Anniversary. Tom & Mary Bowe, Anniversary.
  • Sunday 9th January
    12 Noon Eamon Hayes, 2nd Anniversary.

Christmas Mass Schedule - Church of The Most Holy Trinity Bunclody

  • Friday 24th December Christmas Eve: 9:00am, 7:00pm, & 9:00pm
  • Saturday 25th December Christmas Day: 9:00am & 12:00 Noon (Blessing of toy’s)
  • Sunday 26th December St. Stephen’s Day: 9:00am & 12 Noon
  • Monday 27th December Bank Holiday: 11:00am
  • Friday 31st December New Year’s Eve: 9:00am
  • Saturday 1st January New Year’s Day: 11:00am

Collections during Mass

Bunclody/Kilmyshall Collections during Mass
The 1st collection is for the benefit of the Priest.
The 2nd collection is for the upkeep of the electricity, heating, repairs etc.

Your support for both is much appreciated.



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

Special Ministers for January 2022

Ministers of the Word:

  • 7:00pm: TBC
  • 9:00am:
  • 12 Noon:

Eucharistic Ministers:

  • 7:00pm:
  • 9:00am:
  • 12 Noon:

Altar Servers:

  • 7:00pm : Altar servers
  • 9:00am : are not currently
  • 12 Noon : attending mass.

Flower Society:

Shrine Rota:

  • The Parish Office

St Mary Magdalene Kilmyshall

  • Saturday 1st January 8:00pm Anna Flynn Murphy, Anniversary. Special Intention.
  • Sunday 2nd January 10:30am Special Intention.


Christmas schedule

  • Confession Friday 24th 10am-12 or anytime by request.
    Regular Sat confession6.30pm-7.30pm
  • Christmas mass Times
    24th 6pm and 8pm
    25th 10:00am. Children to remain in seats for toy blessing.
  • 26th 10:00am
  • 27th -31st inclusive, no mass in Kilmyshall
    1st and 2nd Mass as normal
  • No adoration on 21st or28th, resumes on 4th Jam.


Choir: Is not currently being held due to COVID19.
Prayer Group: Rosary is recited in Kilmyshall every evening Monday - Friday at 7:00pm.
Eucharistic Adoration: Every Tuesday 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: Friday: 17th December Winner: Jimmy Dwyer €144 - Seller: K.P.O. Envelopes are available from H.W.H Shop, Steemers, Cahill’s hardware, D & M Laundrette, Glanbia, Redmond’s Bar, Byrnes Hardware Ryland Lower, Kilmyshall Parish Office & Kilmyshall School. The pot is split between Kilmyshall School & the Parish. Draw takes place every Friday. Your support is greatly appreciated.

300-1 Club Draw Results For December 2021: 1st Lar Byrne, 2nd Rachael O’Brien, Ballyphilip Hgts, 3rd Deirdre Byrne, Ballycarney 4th Pender Family 5th Denis & Martina Kelly, Glaslacken 6th David Crean, Cashel 7th Bridget Kehoe, Craan 8th Patrick Murphy 9th Bobby McKeown, Ballypreacus 10th Phil & Mag Roberts, Mullawn.

Please inform Fr Duffy or Kilmyshall Parish Office if a relative is sick or in hospital Contact: 053 9377188 / 086 4460232

Mass is available to watch online. TO VIEW GO TO kilmyshallparish.com and click on Live video. ALL MASSES AVAILABLE LIVE

Bunclody Parish Office


  • TUESDAY 4th Jan – 8:30am - 4:30pm
  • WEDNESDAY 5th Jan – 8:30am - 4:30pm
  • THURSDAY 6th Jan - 8:30am - 4:30pm
  • FRIDAY 7th Jan – 8:30am - 1:00pm

Closed for lunch 1:00pm-1:30pm Mon - Thur
Parish Office Contact No: 053 93 76190
Email: mostholytrinitypo@gmail.com


Christmas Cards, Christmas Bouquet Cards and 2022 Calendars are available in the Parish Office. Signed mass cards, Sympathy Cards, Mass Bouquets, general cards including wedding and baptismal cards, Confirmation & Communion Cards. Rosary Beads, and Baptismal Candles. St Anthony prayer cards and various other prayer leaflets. Holy Water bottles are also available in the parish office. For any queries please contact Bunclody parish office on: 053 93 76190.

Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God

Do you know that you too are highly favoured like Mary? Do you sense the call of God addressed to you as you listen to the story of Mary’s Annunciation? Don’t ignore it any longer. Speak to your local Vocations Director at



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Mount Leinster Community Employment CLG

Grounds Person/Maintenance
HWH/Bunclody GAA Club
One Position
Job Reference – CES 2195787

Caretaker – Kilmyshall Parish
One Position
Job Reference – CES 2195789
Closing date 4th November, 2021 for both positions

Age limit 21 years upwards
To Check your eligibility and placed on referral list contact:
Local D.E.A.S.P (Intreo) Office Enniscorthy 053-9239300 OR
Bunclody Parish Office (Opened Monday -
Thursday 8:30am-4:30pm & Friday 8:30am-1:00pm) 053 9376190

MCN - Livestream Recordings

MCN have updated us that recordings on the livestream can now only be stored on MCN website for a maximum of 1 week and will be removed after that, this is due to GDPR regulations. However the Parish Office will have a downloaded copy of each recording which can be transferred onto your USB if you would like a copy.

Bunclody Parish Newsletter

If anybody is interested in receiving our weekly parish newsletter by email each week, please contact the parish office on 053 93 76190 or mostholytrinitypo@gmail.com and we can arrange to add your email to our list.

Bunclody ICA - New members needed

It is 70 years since ICA was started in Bunclody. The guild has always been very active in the parish for all those years. We want to keep that tradition alive. But, due in no small way to Covid 19 and the demographic ageing of our members, we are desperately looking for new members to join our guild. We meet once a month and have a guest speaker. Sometimes have various crafts, etc at our meeting. We also meet once a month for coffee and chat in local restaurant. Sadly, if we do not get new members, we may have to close the guild. If you have 2 hours to spare, once a month, and to keep the guild open, which was kept going by so many wonderful women in the past.

Please phone 087 2805426 or 086 8135587

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.

St Vincent De Paul

St Vincent De Paul charity shop Bunclody is looking for volunteers to help in store. If you’re interested please contact Zoe at 085 8705670 or email vincents.bunclody@svp.ie for more information.


..request Box now located at back of shop. There is a new newspaper recycling bin beside SuperValu in aid of S.V.P.

Ballon Business & Training Service

  • Get your garden Spring Ready Mon 24th Jan 2-4pm x 6 weeks €50
  • Relax and Paint Tues 18th Jan 11.30am - 1.30pm x 6 weeks €50
  • Manual and Computerised Payroll Mon 17th Jan 7-10pm x 10 weeks €300
  • Watercolours with Breda Wed 19th Jan 2pm - 4pm x 6 weeks €50
  • Manual and Computerised Book-keeping Thurs 20th Jan 7-10pm x 10 weeks €300
  • Food & Friends Wed 2nd Feb 10 - 12pm x 6 weeks €75

**Please note we close for business at 5pm Wed 22nd Dec and open again 9am Thurs 6th Jan 2022.

Ballon Business & Training Service The Old School Ballon Co. Carlow

Tel: 059-915-9447 ballonbts@gmail.com

COVID-19 Support Line for Older People

ALONE have launched a national support line and additional supports for older people who have Concerns, or are facing difficulties relating to the outbreak of COVID-19 Coronavirus. Professional staff are available to answer queries and give advice and reassurance where necessary. The support line is open seven days a week, 8am - 8pm, by calling 0818 222 024.

Bunclody Day Care Services

Due to the COVID-19 Bunclody Day Care remains closed and is not opening for Monday Club, or Tuesday and Thursday Day Care Services. We apologise for this inconvenience and will update on reopening as soon as possible.

The Bunclody Baby & Toddler Group

..starting on the Wed 6th of October. Meets every Wednesday (term time) 09.30am-11am at the Pastoral Centre, Most Holy Trinity Church, Bunclody. All parents with babies & toddlers Welcome.


Mass is available to watch online. To view go to
mcnmedia.tv and search: Bunclody.
All masses available live. Contact the Parish Office on 053 9376190 with any queries you may have.

Mary's Meals

..feeds almost 2 million hungry children every school day in a place of education. An Online Quiz, to support their efforts, takes place on the last Friday of EVERY month at 8pm. To join/donate go to www.bit.ly/QuizforMM or contact Martin Colfer on 087 2596159. Thank you.


...on South East Radio 95.2-96.4fm

Saturday 1st Jan - Tuesday 4th Jan 2022 Simply Divine 1st Jan 10.04- 10 30 am Maria Colfer speaks with retreat director Carol Barry about the feast of the Epiphany.

Sounds For Sunday 2nd Jan 9.04am - 10.00am Sounds for Sunday, is presented by Patricia McNally, with reflection from Reverend Canon Ian Cruickshank, and includes requests, hymns and sacred songs.
Sunday Reflection 2nd Jan 8.30pm - 9pm Valarie Power shares reflections and music for Christmastime.

Music Box Mon 3rd Jan 8.04pm - 8.30pm Pat and Francesca Russell treat us to a selec-tion of seasonal musical favourites.
Faith Matters Mon 3rd Jan 8.30pm- 9pm Fr John McCarthy and and Fr Joe O'Mahony speak about the Role of Pope Pius XII in help-ing the Jewish People.

Mission Impossible Tues 4th Jan 8.04pm- 8.30pm Anne Cousins speaks with Fr Martin Pender on 'Spiritual New year's Resolutions'.



This Prologue to John’s Gospel is a piece of poetry. Like all poetry one of the ways to enter into it is to read it a few times slowly and let the words and images speak to you.
The prologue proclaims Jesus as the true light come into the world. How has Jesus, and the message of Jesus, been a light for you in your life?
The prologue also affirms the transform-ing power of faith: ‘to all who received him… he gave power to become children of God’. How would you describe the difference it makes to you to have faith as part of your life?
In Jesus we get a glimpse of God and of the love of God. But as ‘Jesus people’ in the world today we also are called to be witnesses to the light. Who has been a witness to you? To whom have you been a witness?

John Byrne OSA


  • 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.

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