02-12-2018  Newsletter

Most Holy Trinity: Mass Intentions

  • Saturday 1st December
    7pm Margaret Hanrick, Main Street
  • Sunday 2nd December
    12 noon Tony Nolan & Margaret Rochford  Annie Meyler, 1st Anniversary
  • 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.

Envelope Collection

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.

Eucharistic Adoration

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

First Friday

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 Pastoral Centre.

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 7pm.
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 Hardware.

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.

ICA Meeting

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 membership €5

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:

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

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 9155894/087 6685290.
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

St Mary’s Day Centre, Ryland Road

The December Programme: 10am to 2pm Come along-enjoy a Social & Informative gathering.

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 Officer Wexford
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

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:

  • Team

Shrine Rota:

  • 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 please contact
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.

Piano Classes

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 3657695/ for information.

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 2310 594, or email for an application form.


..with a music degree and Experience, available for all your musical needs: Funerals, Weddings both Church & Civil, Anniversary masses, drinks receptions, parties etc, Contact local singer Mary Crosbie 086 3005423.

Professional singer

..available for church Ceremonies, Weddings, Anniversaries, special occasions. Reasonable rates. If Interested please phone 087 297 7278 at anytime.

Volunteers Required

To open Tourist Office on Sundays. All interested please contact Una Murphy on 0862533014 for further details. No calls after 9pm please.

Alcoholics Anonymous

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 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.


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 prayer.


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


  • 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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