03-12-2023  Newsletter


Most Holy Trinity: Mass Intentions

  • Saturday 2nd December
    7:00pm Margaret Hanrick, Main Street, Anniversary. Mary & Thomas Murphy, Patrick & Eileen Murphy, May & Jimmy & Oliver McKeown & Kay & Arthur O’ Rourke, Anniversaries. Ned, Maureen & Paraic Cowman, Irish Street, Anniversaries.
  • Sunday 3rd December
    12 Noon Paula Redmond, Brady’s Cross, 3rd Anniversary. Rory & Nancy Murphy and deceased members of the Kelly & Murphy families. Saturday 9th December
    7:00pm Bobby & Betty Ryan Graiguemore, Anniversary. Michael & Betty Mahon, Anniversary. Sean & Ann McNamara, Anniversary.
  • Sunday 10th December
    12 Noon Nellie Foley, Anniversary. Paula Griffin, Anniversary.

St Mary Magdalene Kilmyshall

  • Saturday 2nd December 8:00pm Margaret & James Dreelan, Ryland Lower
  • Saturday 9th December 8:00pm Christopher & Catherine Dempsey, Anniversaries. Paddy Murphy, Cloneybyrne, Anniversary. Art & Eilish O’Neill, Glasslacken, Anniversaries

Envelope Collection

Sunday 26th November: €820.00 Thank You for your Generosity



The Feast of the Immaculate Conception

Mass will be Thursday Evening 7th December at 7:00pm and on Friday morning 8th December at 11:00am.


We will soon be updating our Envelope List for 2024. We would like to invite those who do not contribute to this collection to consider it for 2024. All donations are gratefully received and appreciated. Please ring the Parish Office on 0539376190, if you would like to be included on our list for 2024. The weekly envelope contributions are used to pay for : Insurance, Heating, Electricity, Altar Requisites etc

Ukrainian Children

Stay & Play Sessions for Ukrainian Children
Tuesday mornings from 10:00am—12:00 Noon until 19th December.
In the Pastoral Centre Bunclody,
You are invited to a morning meeting for both parents and Children. Children can have fun playing with toys while parents can talk over a cup of coffee/tea. Children must be supervised by their parents.


Advent begins next Sunday 3rd December.

Contributions to the Church

The weekly envelope contributions are used to pay for : Insurance, Heating, electricity, Altar Requisites etc. we appreciate and thank you for your generous support to the upkeep of our Church and Parish. Weekly envelopes may be left in the Church, Also for convenience contributions can now be made directly to the bank. Bank Details: Bunclody Parish - IBAN : IE02 BOFI 9065 2311 1601 22 BIC: BOFIIE2D


St. Marys Church RD [Y21n120]
Bunclody Hub Thursday 7th Dec 11am-1pm Join us for tea, coffee & a chat ALL PROCEEDS WILL BE DONATED TO Bunclody Cancer Homecare & The Alzheimer’s society

St Vincent de Paul Christmas Coal Applications

..are now being accepted please phone or text ONCE ONLY on 0873593635

Confirmation Enrolment

Enrolment of Confirmation students will take place on Sunday 3rd December during 12 Noon Mass. All confirmation students are asked to attend

Bunclody Parish Office

Christmas Cards, Christmas Mass Bouquet Cards and 2024 Church Art Calendars are available in the Parish Office. Signed mass cards, Sympathy Cards, Mass Bouquets, general cards including wedding and baptismal cards, Rosary Beads, and Baptismal Candles, St Anthony prayer cards and various other prayer leaflets and Holy Water bottles are also available in the parish office, during office hours.

Bunclody Library


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 December 2023

Ministers of the Word:

  • 7:00pm: Willie Doyle
  • 9:00am: Gertrude Rowlands
  • 12 Noon: Mary Canning

Eucharistic Ministers:

  • 7:00pm: Goretti Kavanagh
  • 9:00am: Geraldine Roberts
  • 12 Noon: Sarah Burke / Celia Burns

Altar Servers:

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

Flower Society:

  • Betty Comiskey / Eileen Carton


If you have anyone sick at home or in hospital and would like Fr Duffy to visit, please let Fr. Duffy or the Parish Office know, please contact 0539377188 or 0864460232.

Weekday Masses & Adoration and will be held in the Oratory at the back of Parochial house from Monday 20th November for Winter time.
No Mass in Kilmyshall on Tuesday 5th or Wednesday 6th Dec.
Adoration as usual on Tuesday 5th Dec.

Choir: Rehearsals every Thursday at 7:30pm in Most Holy Trinity Church, Bunclody. New Members male & female 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. A minimum donation of €20 appreciated.
Split the Pot Friday 24th November Winner: Kevin Sinnott €100. Seller: Redmond’s Bar. Envelopes are available from H.W.H Shop, Steemers, Cahill’s Hardware, D & M Laundrette, Tirlán, Redmond’s Bar, Byrne’s 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 Results: Promoter’s Prize: Kathleen Creane. 1st: Graham Kinsella, 2nd: Veronica Kenny, Mullawn, 3rd: Annette Gormley, Farmleigh, 4th: Phil Kelly, Ballyphilip Heights, 5th: Dylan Finn, 6th: Martina Kinsella, 7th: Mary Hogan, Hospital Hill, 8th: Mary & Jim Stamp, Cashel, 9th: Ger Tobin, Ballyphilip Heights, 10th: Madelin Farrell Cleary, Clonard.

Minister of the Eucharist December

  • Saturday Night: Patrick Murphy
  • Sunday Morning: Ann Tyndall

Minister of the Word

  • Saturday 9th December: Mary Atkinson
  • Sunday 10th December: Janette O’Neill

Like and follow our new official Facebook page - St. Mary Magdalene Church Kilmyshall

Tractor Road run

Larry Canavan Memorial Christmas Light up Tractor Road run. Saturday 16th December Registration at Slaney Meats ABP Carpark Y21E1T6 from 4:00pm. Departing at 6:00pm Sharp. Open to all ages of vehicles. Music , Raffle and Auction in The Village Bar Clohamon after run. All proceeds to Bunclody Home Care Cancer. For information contact 086 363 1238 or 0871345229


..are moving to a new location, from Saturday 4th November 2023 all our meetings (Tuesday & Saturday nights) will be held at St Mary’s Daycare Centre, Ryland Rd Y21 C656

Bunclody Baby & Toddler Group

Start date: Wed 6th of September. Every Wednesday 09:30-11:00(term time only). Location: The Pastoral Centre, The Most Holy Trinity Church, Main Street, Bunclody. Find us on Facebook Bunclody Baby & Toddler Group for regular updates.

Bunclody Buggy Walking Group

Starts date: Mon 11th of September. Every Monday 10:00-11:00 (Term time only. Weather permitting). Location: Bunclody & surrounding area. It will vary each week. First walk will take place at the H.W.H. Bunclody GAA walking track. Update on Bunclody Baby & Toddler Group Facebook page.


Home Energy Saving Kits Home Energy Saving Kits are now available to borrow from Bunclody Library. The kits contains a range of tools/exercises to help householders make sense of the energy they consume on a daily basis and to identify possible problem areas. Please contact the library at 053 9375466 or email for further details.

Outdoor Christmas Market.

Clohamon Saturday 9th December 4pm - 8pm Santa will arrive in style with Mrs Claus and some elves at 6pm. Children can visit Santa €10 and will receive gifts. Anyone interested in setting up a table to sell their wares €20 per table. Please contact Catherine 087 7962253 or Eilish on 0871345229. All proceeds to Bunclody Home Care Cancer



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.

hot dinner delivered

If you or someone you know is in need of a hot dinner delivered to your home by volunteer drivers three times per week, Please contact Brigid on 087 2699411 to discuss eligibility.

Church Choir

Seeking new members. If you can sing, play an instrument or are interested in any way, please contact Eileen on 087-2933545 or the parish office on 0539376190. All are welcome to join. We practice Tuesdays at 7:30pm in the church.

Clohamon Community Development Group.

Classes available in Clohamon School Monday's 8pm Pilates for men. Ladies classes Tuesday and Wednesday's at 7.30pm . Contact Karen on 0877747639. Yoga with Noelle on Tuesday morning at 10.00am (NOTE change of time) and Saturday mornings at 11am. Phone 0838987155 for more details.

Clohamon School Hall available for bookings. Ideal space for classes, birthday parties or promotional events etc. for bookings contact Rosemary on 0868860246 Monday to Friday after 3pm or anytime over the weekend. Text anytime. Current classes in hall. Pilates with Karen Monday’s 8pm and Wednesday 7:30pm. Meditation with Zoey Tuesday evenings 8pm. Yoga with Noelle Tuesday mornings at 11am.

Make A Difference in Your Community

..with Home Instead – We are currently recruiting experienced Caregivers for the area. Positions are part-time and can include some evening and weekend calls. Duties include assisting clients with all aspects of day to day living. QQI qualification desirable but not essential and full training provided. Own transport required. Email CV to or call 053 918 4042.

Bunclody Parish Flower Society

Thank You to all Our Members who have decorated our Church this year, Help is needed to arrange flowers for February. If you would like to volunteer or donate flowers/greenery please contact Eileen Carton on 087—2933545 or the parish office on 053 9376190




Bunclody AFC CLUB
Groundsperson Caretaker(2) Two Positions
Job Reference—CES-2311024 Closing Date 03/01/2024

Bunclody Tidy Towns—General Operative
(1) One Position Job Reference - 2311042
Closing Date 03/01/2024

Bunclody Parish-Caretaker/Maintenance Person(1) One Position
Job Reference - 2310778 Closing Date 03/01/2024

Good understanding of English and good spoken English is a requirement.
Closing Date for all : 03/01/2024

Please Contact Employment Services Bridgepoint Enniscorthy quoting job reference to check your eligibility: Local D.E.A.S.P (Intreo) Office Enniscorthy 053-9239300 Garda vetting will apply D.E.A.S.P eligibility criteria applies

MCN - Livestream Recordings

MCN have updated us that recordings on the live stream 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

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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

St Vincent de Paul

Local Confidential helpline 087 3696883, please call if you need help.


Play will resume on Wednesday 13th September in St. Mary’s Day Centre. New members Welcome. Contact Liz on (087) 6450867 or (053) 9377118


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

Bunclody Day Care Services

Bunclody Day Care Open Tuesday & Thursday 10.00am -4.00pm

Monday Club 10.00am - 2.00 pm


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


On Sunday we begin another year for our church. It is the First Sunday of Advent. It represents the period of waiting and longing for a Saviour that people hoped for over the years. The people of the Old Testament, especially in the couple of centuries before the Birth of Jesus had looked forward to a coming Messiah. There was a widespread belief that he would be a descendant of David, the second ad greatest king of the people of God. During advent we celebrate the period of expectation and waiting. But we are waiting for Christmas and the celebration of the birth of Jesus who was God incarnate in a human person, whose purpose was to open up new possibilities for human kind. He brought a new approach to life which we can take hold of and make our own and so live an authentic and genuine life in this world with the prospect of everlasting life with God beyond this world.

We live in strange times, For the past six weeks the commercial world was advertising and making preparations for good sales for months and weeks coming up to Christmas. We do not have to spend as much time in making preparation for Christmas. It is most important that we get our focus right. We celebrate the birth of a Saviour, one who gives us the grace and possibility of taking his life and example seriously and of adapting our lifestyle to be like his. During Advent it will be good to come to know Jesus better so that when the new year comes we gain the incentive to take him seriously and imitate his llfestyle to the very best of our ability. May we focus on Jesus during these few weeks of preparation and make sure that his teaching and life makes a deep impact on us.


Do you need as Saviour? Do we? Does the world? These are the questions that Advent raises because Christmas is about the birth of the Saviour. The homily for the First Sunday of Advent explores our need for saving and is accompanied by an article too. As COP28 is about to begin in Dubai, the significance of Pope Francis’ presence at this crucially important conference is assessed. We include the Pope’s prayer intention for December which is for people with disabilities. Philip Quirke offers a poem and a YouTube video features the faith journey through cancer of Mrs. Tammy Peterson, wife of famous psychologist Jordan Peterson. In the light of recent horrific attacks on women, we probe the question: ‘Is the sexual revolution making women feel less safe?’ Finally, as the Church celebrates the Feast of Mary’s Immaculate Conception, it invites all of us to see how God’s grace makes human lives beautiful. Check out these and other resources available at


  • 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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