- Saturday 1st December
7pm Margaret Hanrick, Main Street
- Sunday 2nd December
12 noon Tony Nolan & Margaret Rochford Annie Meyler, 1st
- Tuesday 4th December
9am Jim Ryan, Anniversary.
- Saturday 8th December
7pm Lucy Wall. Thomas, Annie & Kathleen Doyle, Mary Roche, and Pat
Foley. Maureen Cowman. Deceased members of HWH Bunclody GAA
Club, Ladies Football Club and Bunclody Camogie Club.
- Sunday 9th December
12 noon Nelly Foley. John & Mollie Kinsella. Sheila Tobin,
Carrigduff. Paula Griffin.
Monday 26th November: €535.00 Thank You for your Generosity
St. Mary Magdalene Kilmyshall
- Saturday 1st December 8:00pm Margaret & James Dreelan, Ryland Lr.
Anniversary. John Kenny Jnr. Ballypreacus. Anniversary. Eilish O'
Neill, Glasslacken. Anniversary.
- Sunday 2nd December 10:30am Catherine Stafford, Anniversary.
Catherine & Christopher Dempsey, Anniversary.
- Saturday 8th December 10:30am Mary Jane Murphy, Nancy Patton,
and deceased members of the Murphy and Cullen families.
Saturday 8th December 8:00pm Paddy Murphy, 2nd Anniversary. Mary &
John Dwyer, Glasslacken, Anniversary.
Every Monday from 9.30am– 8.00pm
Tuesday to Friday 7:30—8:30am, Saturday 9:30—10:30am.
No Adoration on Bank Holidays
Fr. O’ Connor will visit the sick and housebound in Kilbranish,
Carrigduff, and Gurteen on Thursday 6th & Friday 7th.
Parish Office Christmas Cards
Christmas Bouquets & 2019 Calendars are now available.
Pastoral Council Meeting
The Pastoral Council will meet on Thursday 6th December at 8pm in the
Thank you & 2nd Collection at mass
Envelopes for 2019 will be distributed at mass on the week-end of
December 8th/9th. We want to thank all who have so faithfully
contributed to this years collection. The money raised by the 2nd
collection goes towards the running costs of the parish. If you don’t
have an envelope you can instead contribute coins to the collection.
Once again thank you for your generosity. The work of the parish is made
easier knowing we can rely on the support of the parishioners.
Masses for Holy Day
December 8th Mass on Friday 7th December will take place at 9am and
Mass on Saturday 8th December will take place at 11am and 7pm. All other
masses as usual.
Bunclody Parish Christmas Party
We would like to invite all who help in the parish in any way to a
Bunclody Parish Christmas Party on Tuesday December 11th at 7:30pm in
the Pastoral Centre. Contact the Parish Office with any questions.
Bunclody Kids Club
Will be performing a Christmas Play on December 15th at 3:30pm. All
are welcome to attend.
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: 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: Winner: Derek Warren, €166 , Selller; Cahill's
Second Collection: 24th / 25th November: €264.
Results November 300-Club Draw: 1st Kathleen Lancaster, €100.
2nd Sarah Tyndall, €50. 3rd Seamus Long, €25. 4th Peggy Mahon, €25. 5th
Pat & Maria Kavanagh, €20. 6th Madeline Cleary, €20. 7th Sid & Mary
McKeown, €20. 8th Mary Byrne, €20. 9th Josie Buckley, €10. 10th Phyl
Kelly, €10. Thanks to all for your support
Kilmyshall Christmas Party
Kilmyshall Christmas Party takes place this Sunday 2nd December at
2pm in Rivers Edge Bunclody. 3 course meal, spot prizes etc. Looking
forward to seeing you all there!!!
Eucharistic Ministers - December 2018:
- Saturday Night: Patrick Murphy
- Sunday Morning: Anne Tyndall
Ministers of the Word - December 2018
- Saturday 8th: Sarah Kenny
- Sunday 9th: Ellen Dobs
Bunclody VC Split the Pot Draw
Recent winner, Maria Hayes €69.00
Next draw Friday 7th December.
Thank you for your support.
A Portrait of Bunclody
Exhibition running from Tuesday 4th—Saturday 22nd December 2018 in
Art Bank Bunclody. Meet the artist afternoon taking place on Saturday
8th December from 3pm. All are welcome.
Gallery open hours: 2-5pm Tuesday-Saturday.
Will be held 10th December at 8pm in the Pastoral Centre. Its party
night and Kris Kringle on the night. Our guest speaker Betty Comiskey
will give a demonstration on Christmas table decorations and wreaths.
Competition is "Christmas as I see it".
Clohamon Community Development AGM
The A.G.M for Clohamon Community Development will take place in
Clohamon School at 8.30pm on Tuesday 4th December. All are welcome.
Christmas Party and Fundraiser
Christmas Party and get together taking place on Friday 7th December
at 9:30pm in Gahan’s Pub, Clohamon. This will also be a fundraiser to
raise money for a defibrillator for the Clohamon area. All are welcome.
Lighting of Walking track at GAA Pitch
The walking track at the GAA pitch in Bunclody will be lit from 7pm
to 9pm every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Annual membership €10. OAP
Bunclody Christmas Lights
Bunclody Christmas Lights Switch on will take place Saturday December
8th at Market Square from 5 pm. This is a family event and all families
are welcome for an evening of music and fun.
All-Night Vigil at Knock Shrine
December 7th - 8th 2018
The annual All-Night Vigil will take place at Knock Shrine on
Thursday 7th & Friday 8th December. The Vigil Ceremonies will commence
with Confessions from 10pm in the Chapel of Reconciliation and Vigil at
12 Midnight in the Basilica with Rosary, Stations of the Cross and Holy
Hour with Fr Brendan Walsh SCA.
Concelebrated Mass will take place at 4am with His Excellency
Archbishop Okolo, Papal Nuncio. Concelebrants are Fr Brendan Walsh,
Pallotine, Thurles and Fr Lawrence CFR, Franciscan Friars of the
Renewal. For more information: www.knockshrine.ie
Advent Day Retreat with Deirdre Ní Chinnéide ‘Listening for
the Light’ day retreat will take place Saturday 24 November 10am-4pm in
the Prayer Centre, Knock Shrine. The retreat invites you to spend time
with others through reflection, conversation, music and prayer as we
journey with the beauty and challenge of Psalm 139. ‘O Lord you have
searched me and known me…lead me in ways everlasting.’ To book, call
(094) 93 75355 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Bunclody Parent & Toddler Group
Takes place Wednesday's during term time from 9:30am- 11:30am in St
Aidan's Hall, Irish Street, Bunclody.
Rural Social Scheme Vacancies
The Rural Social Scheme is a supplementary programme for low income
farmers, We currently have a number of vacancies to fill. To check you
eligibility or to register your interest in the scheme, please contact
Margo Hayes on 053 9155865/087 0572951 or Eileen Furlong on 053
All enquiries will be dealt with in the strictest confidence.
Newly Opened Podiatry Clinic in Bunclody
Local Podiatrist Stephen Steward offers full range of Podiatry
services: General Footcare (Corns & Callus), Back Leg Knee and Foot
Pain, Ingrown Toenails, Diabetic Foot Care and Assessment,
Paediatrics/Adult Insoles & Custom Made Orthotics. The clinic is located
at Pembroke Dental, Carrickduff and opens late on Wednesday. Stephen is
delighted to bring this service to his local community and welcomes your
support. Book a consultation today 053-937 5347 www.carlowfootcare.ie.
St Mary’s Day Centre, Ryland Road
The December Programme: 10am to 2pm Come along-enjoy a Social &
Mon 3rd Dec: Up-Scaling your Wardrobe for the Christmas Festivities
by Maureen Byrne.
Mon 10th Dec: Fire Prevention in the Home with Colm McGrath, Fire
Mon 17th Dec: Christmas Festivities & Treats.
New Members always welcome. 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.
Special Ministers for December 2018
Ministers of the Word:
- 7:00pm: Evelyn Mulrennan
- 9:00am: Gertrude Rowlands
- 12 Noon: John Varghese
- 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
- John Burke & Elizabeth Dockrell
Aged between 18 and 35?
The Diocese of Ferns invites you to join them on pilgrimage to World
Youth Day in Panama in January 2019. For details of this unique trip
Fr. Jim Doyle asap on 087 9736913.
Speech and Drama
Speech and Drama classes begin Wednesday 12th of September in Our
Lady of Lourdes N.S. for primary and secondary students. The classes are
not only fun, but a great way to improve confidence, creativity and
communication. Over the year children have the opportunity to put on a
show, take part in drama festivals and take an exam with the Irish Board
of Speech and Drama . New members very welcome. Please contact Elaine
0861691040 or Facebook @ElaineJordanSpeechAndDrama for more information.
Classes will resume on Monday 10th & Tuesday 11th September at The
Chase House, Barkers Rd, Bunclody. Students from 6 years upwards catered
for. For further information contact: Evelyn P Mulrennan on 053 9377178
/ 087 1274436
Bunclody Bridge Club
Play will resume in Redmond's Lounge on Wednesday 12th September at
7:30pm. New Members welcome Contact Liz at 053 9377118 or 087 6450867.
Would you like to return to education?
Are you interested in childcare? Would a part time course suit you?
If yes please contact Jean Rawson 086 email@example.com for
The Irish Cancer Society
..needs drivers for our Volunteer Driver Service in Wexford to drive
cancer patients to and from their chemo appointments in Waterford and
St. Vincent’s Hospital, Dublin. We are looking for drivers with weekday
availability. Drivers should be able to commit to driving at least two
full weekdays a month. All expenses are paid. Please call Laura on 01
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..with a music degree and Experience, available for all your musical
needs: Funerals, Weddings both Church & Civil, Anniversary masses,
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To open Tourist Office on Sundays. All interested please contact Una
Murphy on 0862533014 for further details. No calls after 9pm please.
Meetings held Tuesday & Saturday at 8:30pm in Brennan’s Market Square
Monday night 9 pm 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.
Choir Practice in Bunclody every Tuesday at 7:30pm. Rosary recited
for sick of the parish at 7:15 pm. New members most welcome. I f you
have family members, relatives or friends who are ill at home or in
hospital, please let a choir member know and they will be remembered in
the rosary and prayers for the sick. All are welcome to join in the
THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
Have you ever heard the story of the ant and the grasshopper? It
tells the tale of a grasshopper who has spent the summer singing and so
is not prepared when winter comes, whereas the ant has been working hard
all summer and has stored up enough food for the winter. Like many of
Aesop’s Fables, it has a stark moral lesson, in this case about the
virtue of hard work and being prepared for the future.
Of course, Advent is about looking for-ward to Christmas and our
celebration of the birth of Jesus. It is a time of preparation to
welcome him anew into out lives. But today’s readings re-mind us that
Advent is also about looking ahead to another time, the second and final
coming of Jesus at the end of time. "Advent" comes from the Latin
adventus, meaning "coming".
The problem of course, is that we have no idea when this will happen.
Unlike the ant and the grasshopper, we have no way of knowing when the
seasons will change. We don’t even know when the sun will set on our own
individual lives. All we can do is to be prepared and to "stay awake" -
to live now in such a way that when we meet Jesus, we will be ready.
This readiness is less a practical skill than a condition, or a way of
life. Look at how St Paul describes it: he talks about increasing our
love for one another, and continually making progress in living the life
that God wants. That is how we store up treasures here on earth to make
sure we are ready for the heavenly things to come.
- Tríona Doherty