03-12-2017  Newsletter

Most Holy Trinity: Mass Intentions

  • Saturday 2nd December
    7:00pm Margaret Harrick Main Street Bunclody
  • Sunday 3rd December
    12:00 Noon Sheila Tobin Carrigduff
  • Saturday 9th December
    7:00pm Mike & Katie Wall Irish Street  Michael Mahon Tullow  Betty & Bob Ryan Graigmore.  Paddy Doyle Months mind mass.
  • Sunday 10th December
    9:00am Molly & John Kinsella Thomas & Annie Doyle, Kathleen Doyle, Mary Roche & Pat Foley.
  • Thursday 14th December
    9:30am Andy Mahon Church Rd.

Envelope Collection

Sunday 26th November €704.90  Thank You for your Generosity.

Saint Mary Magdalene Church Kilmyshall

  • Saturday 2nd December 10:30am Paddy Murphy 1st Anniversary. Margaret & James Dreelan Ryland Lower. Sean Whelan Enniscorthy. Eilish O’Neil Glasslacken.
  • Saturday 9th December 8:00pm John Kenny Jr. Ballypraecus Bill Jordan, Bill Kearns & Mick Kearns, Coorduff.

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.

Parish Office

We have a selection of Cards including Signed Sympathy Cards, Birthday, Get Well, Sympathy, Mass Bouquets, Prayer Cards, Rosaries and Baptismal Candles for sale in the Parish Office also Christmas Cards and 2018 Calendars.

8th Amendment

The Consecration of the 8th Amendment of the Constitution to the Immaculate and Sorrowful Heart of Mary will take place in Bunclody Parish Church on Friday 8th of December at 7.30 pm. There will be the Holy Rosary, the Litany of Our lady, the Prayer of Consecration and Solemn Benediction of the Blessed Eucharist.

Taize Prayer

Wexford Parish and Clonard Parish invite you to Taize prayer. Taize is a form of meditation through music, readings, and silence. Please join us for our opening night on Sunday, December 10th at 7pm in the Clonard Day Chapel. All are welcome

NEW Kids Ceol Club

Will start Thursday Dec 7th , 5pm to 6.30 pm .

Location : Pastoral Centre Bunclody. Running every Thursday . Registrations open ( children must be registered before Wednesday, Dec 6th to attend). For more info see poster in Church porch . ) 085-8235525. Safeguarding policies in place.


We offer our deepest sympathy and prayers to the family and friends of: ~
Marie Foley nee Gleeson May She Rest in Peace.

Carlow Choral Society Christmas Concert

Taking place on Sunday 10th December at 8.15pm in the Cathedral of the Assumption Carlow. Performance of the very festive "Missa Carolae" by James Whitbourne,

favourites from Handels Messiah including the Hallelujah Chorus and singalong carols. Tickets €0 and accompa-nied children are free. Tickets available on, and from choir members.


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

Weekday Mass: Held in the Church ( Summertime) at 9:30am Tuesday, Thursday & Friday & 7:30pm on Wednesday. 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.

Monthly Envelope Draw winners for November: Sydney & Mary McKeown.

Kilmyshall Church & Kilmyshall N.S. Split the Pot Draw . W inner: Katie Kehoe €98. Seller: Redmond’s Bar. Envelopes available in Kilmyshall National School, Steemer’s, Glanbia, Redmond’s, H.W.H Shop & Bar, Matt Byrne Hardware, Clohamon & Kilmyshall Parish Office. Thank you for your support.

Kilmyshall 300-1 Club Draw, November Carmel & Ted Sinnott , Maria & Derek Hayes, Wattie & Kate Skelton, Pat & Marie Byrne, Philomena Coleman, Mrs. Peggy Mahon, Mrs Mary Murphy, Chris Atkinson, Jim & Mary T. Fitzpatrick, Sidney & Mary McKeown.

Ministers of the Eucharist - December 2017

  • Saturday: Martin Cullen
  • Sunday: Anne Tyndall

Ministers of the Word - December 2017

  • Saturday 9th December: Ciara Kelly
  • Sunday 10th December: Michael Doyle

Alcoholics Anonymous

Local Meetings are held on Tuesdays & Saturdays at 8:30 pm in Brennan’s Market Sq.


Every Monday Night in Day Care Centre.

St Vincent de Paul

Local Confidential helpline 087 3696883, please call if you need help. S.V.P. re-quest Box is now located at back of shop. There is a new newspaper recycling bin beside Super Value in aid of S.V.P.

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.

Choir: Choir Practice

..resumes in Bunclody every Tuesday at 7:30pm. Rosary recited for the sick of the parish at 7:15 pm. New members most welcome. If you have a family member, relative or friend who is ill or at home in hospital, please let any choir member know if you wish them to be remembered in the ro-sary and prayers for the sick. All are welcome to join in the prayer.

Special Ministers for Decemer 2017

Ministers of the Word:

  • 7:00pm: Patsy Cowman
  • 9:00am: Gertrude Rowlands
  • 12 Noon: Anita Somers Doyle

Eucharistic Ministers:

  • 7:00pm: Goretti Kavanagh / Maura Whelan
  • 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

  • Dermot O’Connor / John Burke

Bunclody Market Christmas Party

..will be held on Friday the 8th of December from 7-10pm come along and view our market, we will have Usborne Books, Crafts, Knitwear, Unique Scarf Tops, Kindling, bric a brac and lots more, we will be having a mulled wine reception along with mince pies, free entry, raffle, remember to shop local. If you can't make it on Friday make sure call in and bring the kids along on Saturday the 9th of December where we will have a special visitor Santy calling in to check that all the boys and girls are behaving. Check out our local facebook page for more details. Bunclody Market is open every Saturday from 10-2pm in St. Aidans Hall in Irish Street. Parent and Toddler every Wednesday morning will meet in The Millrace Hotel from 10 -12pm entrance €3 please note change of venue.

Parish Coffee Morning

Come and Join us. Coffee and mince pies served. On Saturday 9th December, in the pastoral centre, after 11:00 Mass. All are welcome.

Kilmyshall Annual Christmas Party

Kilmyshall Annual Christmas Party takes place this Sunday 3rd December. Starting at 5:30pm. If you have not received your invitation, don’t worry, come along and join in the fun and meet family, friends and neighbours, for an enjoyable evening.
Santa will be arriving around 7:00pm

The Family God’s Most Beautiful Creation

The most beautiful thing God made …so the Bible tells us …was the family. He created man and woman. And gave them everything. He entrusted the world to them: "Grow, multiply, cultivate the earth, make it bear fruit, let it grow.

All the love he put into that marvellous creation he entrusted to a family". ( Pope Francis, Philadelphia Sept 26th 2015) Diocesan Pastoral Council

Polish Mass Times for Christmas

  • 23rd December 5:00pm
  • 26th December 12:00pm


We are surrounded these days by the commercial ‘circus’ of Christmas shopping and ‘getting ready ‘ It might seem far removed from the story that we are celebrating; the story of a poor refugee family 2,000 years ago who had a very special delivery. The story of God choosing to intervene in human history in such an intimate and shocking way: God choosing to be born into a situation of poverty and danger. It is good to ask ourselves at this time of year, what are we getting ourselves ready for? Advent is a wonderful season which invites us to use our waiting to grow spiritually. We are invited to make space for ourselves and for God in the midst of the rushing. Can we stop and be still and ask ourselves: " Where do I see God being born around me today?’ In kind words and gestures? In my community? In my own heart?`

Have a more ‘aware’ Advent. Be mindful in all you do. Be aware in that queue, be aware as you eat, be aware of your feelings, be aware of your thoughts. By watching all of this we become more awake, more able to recognise our true selves and more able to see God being born continuously each day within us and around us. Our awe and wonder grows and we can be prepared for the coming of the Gift himself. How we prepare determines what will be.

Jane Mellett.


  • 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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