04-12-2016  Newsletter

Most Holy Trinity: Mass Intentions

  • Saturday 3rd December
    7:00pm Margaret Hanrick, Main St. Maureen Wall-Cowman, Irish St.
  • Sunday 4th December
    12 Noon Sheila Tobin, Carrigduff. Julia Lyons.
  • Thursday 8th December
    11:00am Deceased members of the Mc Clean & Bookey families.
  • Saturday 10th December
    11:00am Deceased & living members of St. Vincent de Paul.
    7:00pm Betty & Bob Ryan, Graiguemore.
  • Sunday 11th December
    9:00am Thomas, Annie & Kathleen Doyle, Mary Roche & Pat Foley.
    12 Noon Paula Griffin.

Envelope Collection

Bunclody Parish Funds Sunday 27th Nov. 2016: €858.50 Thank you for your generosity


  • Saturday 3rd December 8:00pm Margaret & James Dreelan, Ryland Lower. Sean Whelan, Enniscorthy.
  • Saturday 10th December 8:00pm John Kenny Jnr., Ballypreacus.
  • Sunday 11th December 10:30am Mary & John Dwyer, Glasslacken.


We offer our deepest sympathy and prayers to the family and friends of:
Trish Roche, Carrigban. May She Rest in Peace.

Collections during Mass

The 1st collection is for the benefit of the Priest.
The 2nd collection is for the upkeep of the Church, electricity, heating, repairs etc. Your support for both is much appreciated.


Mass for the First Holy Communion

Children of Our Lady of Lourdes N.S. will take place at 12 Noon Mass on Sunday 11th December. This is a special occasion for the First Holy Communion children and their parents.

Final vows

We extend congratulations to Sister Grace who received her Final vows this Saturday 4th December.

Thursday 8th December 2016

The Immaculate Conception of Our Lady (Holyday of Obligation)

Mass Times: BUNCLODY
Wednesday 7th Dec. evening Mass at 7:00pm
Thursday 8th Dec. Mass at 11:00am

Wednesday 7th Dec. evening Mass 8:00pm
Thursday 8th Dec. Mass at 10:30am
Both Masse will be in the Church.

‘The Monday Club’

St. Marys Centre, Ryland Road, Bunclody.
Come and join us and brighten up your Monday mornings, 10:00am – 2:00pm
Throughout the year we will have information sharing, entertainment, arts & crafts, guest speakers and many more topics, continuing with the December programme:

Monday 5th Dec. - Traditional singer Aileen Lam-bert will present a “Local Songs and Sing-Along” ses-sion focusing on songs from the Bunclody area and surrounds.

Monday 12th Dec. - Cooking demonstration with Linda (Sugar & Spice) Using up the Christmas leftovers.

Monday 19th Dec. - Christmas gathering with Music, Songs, Mince Pies and more….

Entrance Fee: €4 which includes Tea/Coffee & Light Lunch. This Club will suit the 60 + age group. Transport not provided.


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

Weekday Mass will be held in the Oratory.

Eucharistic Adoration: Eucharistic adoration in Kilmy-shall each Tuesday from 10am-5pm. Hall bookings and use of hall equipment, must be booked through Denis O’ Neill at 087 2196565.

300 -1 Club November Results: 1st Emily Sinnott €100. Ballypreacus, 2nd Mary Murphy, Cashel, €50. 3rd Ted Sinnott, Broomville Lodge, €25. 4th Marguirite Murphy, Glasslacken, €25. 5th Paddy & Bridie Ryan, Gurteen, €20. 6th Breda Farrell, Rossard, €20. 7th Tina Redmond, Ballyphilip, €20. 8th Mary Kehoe, Kilrush, €20. 9th Sheila Murphy, Cloneybyrne, €10. 10th: Mary Byrne, Kilmyshall, €10. Due to Christmas next draw will take place earlier, on Saturday 17th December. Your Support is Appreciated.

Monthly Envelope Draw: November winner: James & Una Murphy.

Kilmyshall Church & Kilmyshall N.S. Split the Pot Draw Winner: Sarah & Tom Codd €66 Seller: Redmond’s Next draw: Friday 2nd December. 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.

The 2nd collection: The collection on 27th Nov realised €424.50. We thank your for your generous support.

Ministers of the Eucharist December:

  • Saturday Night: Joan Finn / Martin Cullen
  • Sunday Morning: Anne Tyndall/Margaret Roberts

Ministers of the Word December:

  • Wednesday 7th December: Philomena Coleman
  • Thursday 8th December: Nellie Long
  • Saturday 10th December: Ann Murphy
  • Sunday 11th December: Sophie Sheridan

Alcoholics Anonymous

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


Every Monday Night in St. Aidan’s Hall.

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 Super Value in aid of S.V.P.

Parish Coffee Morning

On Saturday 10th December after 11:00am Mass All are Welcome
Mince Pies will be served.
All money raised will go to Wexford’s Women's Refuge


Choir Practice is in Bunclody every Tuesday at 7:30pm. Rosary recited for the sick of the parish at 7:15 pm. New members most welcome.

Bunclody/Kilmyshall Pastoral Council

Meeting on Thursday 8th December at 8:00pm in the Pastoral Centre

Bunclody Active Retired

Christmas Tea Party on Tuesday 6th December at 3:00pm in Redmond’s Lounge. Special guest musicians from F.C.J.

Kilmyshall Community Christmas Party

Takes place this Sunday 4th Dec. Commencing at 5:30pm Santa arrives at 7:00pm
Invitations have been distributed but if you have not received yours, please come along. Looking forward to seeing you there!!!

Church Gate Collection

St Vincent de Paul Annual Church Gate Collection takes place this weekend. Your Support would be appreciated.

Mount Leinster Community Employment CLG

General Operative Bunclody Tidy Towns (1) Job Reference - CES 2022943 To Apply for this position: Contact 053 9239300 to check your eligibility. Then to express interest and to collect an application form please call to: Bunclody Parish Office Open from (8:30 to 4:30pm) Monday to Friday Phone Number 053 9376190 Garda Vetting will Apply Persons applying for this position must satisfy the Dept. of Social Protection criteria to participate in a Community Employment Scheme

CLOSING DATE: 5th December 2016 Online Applications NOT ACCEPTED

Donations required

Families please can you donate one decoration from your own Christmas tree for the church Christmas tree. Donations also welcome for the Christmas altar.


This second Sunday of advent we are called to make straight paths for the coming of our Lord. How we prepare is important. We are waiting, and yes waiting can be frustrating. But waiting can also be a time of growth, of inspiration, of dreaming big dreams and imagining the end-less possibilities that might come. We should try not to let go of that hope and inspiration.

John appeals to the community who have gathered to open their eyes, to take the opportunity that is at hand and deal with the spiritual crisis which surrounds them. John is calling for a radical change of heart. The decisive moment is coming where people must take a new path. What can we do to help build communities where leaders produce good fruit? What can we do to respectfully challenge those who do not? Today we pray that God’s Sprit enlivens our heart, our work and our world.

Jane Mellet


  • 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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