04-12-2022  Newsletter

Most Holy Trinity: Mass Intentions

  • Saturday 3rd December
    7:00pm Eileen & Patrick Murphy, Bedford also Kay & Author O’Rourke also Oliver McKeown & Kevin O’ Rourke Anniversaries. Matty Doyle, Months Mind. Margaret Henrick, Main Street, Anniversary. Ned & Maureen Cowman & also their son Paraic Anniversaries .
  • Sunday 4th December
    12:00noon Brigid O’Connor, Hospital Hill, 1st Anniversary. Gerard Keigher, 2nd Anniversary.
  • Thursday 8th December
    9:00am Lucy Murphy ( Née Wall) Anniversary.
  • Saturday 10th December
    11:00am Paul Mulrennan, Anniversary.
    7:00pm Bob & Betty Ryan, Graiguemore. Michael & Betty Mahon, Tullow Sean & Ann McNamara, Tullow.
  • Sunday 11th December
    12:00noon Charlie Roche, 1st Anniversary. Nancy Roche & Ann Raleigh, Anniversaries. Paula Griffin, Anniversary.

Envelope Collection

Monday 21st November: €429.11 Thank You for your Generosity

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 2022

Ministers of the Word:

  • 7:00pm: Evelyn Mulrennan
  • 9:00am: Gertrude Rowlands
  • 12 Noon: Liz Whelan

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:

Shrine Rota:

St Mary Magdalene Kilmyshall

  • Saturday 3rd December 8:00pm Margaret & James Dreelan, Anniversary. Paddy Murphy, Anniversary. Art & Eilish O’Neill, Glasslacken, Anniversaries.
  • Saturday 10th December 8:00pm Una Kehoe, Month’s Mind. Christopher & Catherine Dempsey, Anniversaries. Mary & John Dwyer & deceased members of the Dwyer Family, Glasslacken.
  • Sunday 11th December 10:30am The Hendrick family, Jimmy, Mary, Mogue, Andy & Paddy.


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 25th November Winner: Katie & Sarah €131. Seller: Redmond’s Bar. Envelopes are available from H.W.H Shop, Steemers, Cahill’s hardware, D & M Laundrette, Glanbia, Redmond’s Bar, Byrnes Hardware Ryland Lower, Kilmyshall Parish Office, & Kilmyshall School. Draw takes place every Friday. The pot is split between Kilmyshall School & the Parish. Your support is greatly appreciated.
300-1 Club Draw November Results: 1st. Pat & Kathleen Creane. 2nd. Angela Brennan. 3rd. Martin Cullen, Ballyphilip Heights. 4th. Larry & Tina Doyle. 5th. Emma & Liam Fielding. 6th. Sheila Murphy. 7th. Marie Monaghan. 8th. Watt & Kate Skelton, Ballinavocran. 9th. Ann Nolan Glaslacken. 10th. Jaro Learo, Mt Leinster Park. December draw will take place on Saturday 17th December.
Week Day Masses will take place in the Oratory at the back of the Parochial house for the Winter months except on Tuesdays when Mass and Adoration will take place in the Church as usual.

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Eucharistic Ministers for December

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

Minister of the Word

  • Saturday 10th December: Ann Murphy
  • Sunday 11th December: Margaret Roberts




Bunclody Library Events

Adult Book Club - Thursday 1st December at 7pm.
All are welcome to attend our Book Club meeting in the library on Thursday 1st December at 7.00pm. Snow Blind by Ragnar Jónasson will be discussed on the night. Copies of the book available to borrow, just ask at desk in the library.

Irish Christmas Folklore, Customs and Traditions: A talk by Michael Fortune – Thursday 8th December at 7pm.
Join Michael Fortune, artist/folklorist, for a special talk where he looks at Christmas from an uniquely Irish perspective. Delving into Michael’s wealth of research and knowledge, this talk will introduce you to first-hand source customs and traditions found around the country- from Christmas mumming plays and carols, to the keeping of pieces of straw from the Christmas crib and the burning of last year’s Christmas holly.

Places limited, book online at or telephone 053 9375466.
Thank you for your continued support.


We offer our deepest sympathy and prayers to the Family and friends of:
Breda Anderson (Nee Harte)
May They Rest in Peace

The Feast of the Immaculate Conception

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

BUNCLODY Pastoral Council

A Pastoral Council Meeting will take place on Wednesday 7th December at 8:15pm in the Pastoral Centre. We hope all can attend.



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

Holy Trinity Church Choir has returned to singing at masses and other church services. Rehearsals take place every Tuesday evening at 7:30pm in the church of The Most Holy Trinity. New members male and female are required and will be sincerely welcomed. Contact Eileen on 087 2933545 or Parish Office on 053 9376190 or any choir member if you are interested in joining the church choir

Employment Vacancy

General Operative Bunclody Tidy Towns Job Reference - CE 2250855 Closing date 13/12/2022

PARISH SECRETARY-BUNCLODY (1) JOB REFERENCE - CES 2255433– English essential. Closing date 10/01/2023

GROUNDSPERSON /MAINTENANCE (2) BUNCLODY SPORTS CLUB ( GAA & AFC) English essential. Driving licence an advantage JOB REFERENCE CES 2255431 Closing date 10/01/2023

Day Care Assistants (1) BUNCLODY Job Reference - CES 2255432 Driving License an advantage—English essential. Closing date 10/01/2023

Contact: Employment Services Bridgepoint Enniscorthy and quote reference to check eligibility Local D.E.A.S.P (Intreo) Office Enniscorthy 053-9239300. Garda vetting will apply.

Free Part-time Education Programmes

BUNCLODY Further Education and Training Centre
Nutrition & Healthy Options
Nutrition & Healthy Options • Small class size
Starting Thursday Dec 1st • Includes learning and using IT
9:30 - 1:00pm • Great social opportunity

Contact us for more information : Bridget 087-7424437
Susan 086–1074556


Clohamon Foroige Senior Youth Club is back on Friday nights!
Registration night Thurs 8th Sep 7.30pm in Clohamon Community Hall for secondary school teens (age 12-18). Club returning on Friday nights (7.30 - 9pm) from 16 Sep. Contact 087 3484622, or the Facebook page.
New members and leaders welcome!

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


Father Billy Swan D.D. and Administrator of Wexford Parish will talk to people from the three parishes of Ferns, KIlrush and Bunclody on the topic of Parish Ministry in Future with Less Priests. This is a vital subject for all of us in parish life. All involved in Parish Ministry or who would like to be involved in parish ministry in future years are invited. Readers, Eucharistic Ministers, Members of the Pastoral and Finance Councils, Members of the Saint Vincent de Paul Branch those involved in Youth or Elderly Ministry or in Baptism Preparation will be most welcome. The talk by Fr Swan will take place in The Pastoral Centre, Bunclody on Thurs-day, December 8th at 7:30 p.m.

Bunclody Men’s Shed

Beginner’s course in upholstery.
This free course will run for 5 weeks in the Bunclody Men’s Shed. Starting on Friday 23rd September from 11:00am to 1:00pm.
If you have a chair you would like to refurbish, you are welcome to bring it along. If you don’t, bring yourself and we will supply the chair. For further details contact Jonathan on 089 4972664

"The Monday Club "

Will be returning from Mon 4th September. We looking forward to seeing everyone.

Alcoholics Anonymous

Meetings held Tuesday & Saturday at 8:30pm in Brennan’s Market Square


Monday night 8:45pm in Day Care Centre.

St Vincent de Paul

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


Play will resume in Bunclody Day Centre, Ryland Road on Wednesday 14th September at 7:15pm . Contact Liz on (087)6450867 for information RE: Bridge Lessons. New Members Welcome.


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

Mary's Meals

...feeds hungry children in a place of education in 20 countries. To help them an online quiz is held on the last Friday of every month at 8pm. It has raised over €23,000 to date to provide more than a quarter of a million meals. To take part or simply donate go to or contact Martin Colfer on 0872596159.. 55 meals can be provided with €5.Thank you.

Bunclody Day Care Services

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

Monday Club 10.00am - 2.00 pm

Bunclody Daycare

Bunclody Day Care would like to thank all who supported our Bring & Buy/Coffee Morning last Thursday. Your continued support is greatly appreciated.
Large Quilt Raffle Winners:
Quilt: P Reck
White Crochet Throw: May Levingston
Colour Crochet Throw: Kit Kennedy
Chocolates: Cadey& Ned C/o Emma Doyle
Biscuits: Mary Buckley
Raffle Winners: Mary Cullen, Pauline Andrews, Kathleen Murphy, Catherine Finn, Jenny Furlong, Betty Rothwell, Mag P Reck, Maura Kavanagh, Tom Porter, Olivia Power, Vicky Rothwell, Angela Connor, Eileen Dunne.

Clohamon Christmas market

Saturday 10th December 4pm to 8pm. Start your Christmas shopping at our Outdoor Christmas Market in pub car park 4pm to 9pm Great variety of stalls attending.

Santa will be arriving on his sleigh at 6pm, children can visit Santa at a cost of €10 and receive a gift, We have a raffle for load of sticks and 2 bags kindling, tickets €5

Also guess how many Brussels Sprouts in the bottle for a cash prize. €2 per guess Teas available For any information contact 0871345229 or (087) 796 2253

Bunclody/Kilmyshall Drama Group

..will perform additional nights of the Irish Premiere of ‘Third Finger, Left Hand’ by Dermot Canavan in Bunclody Golf Club from Wed 7 to Fri 9 December at 8pm nightly. Bar and dining will be available at the Golf Club. Booking advisable- phone 087 4330089 for show tickets.


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.


John the Baptist came to bear witness to Jesus. Who have been the people who have borne witness to us of the good news of the gospel that God loves us - a friend, a parent, a teacher, etc.? To whom have we borne that witness?

John appears in the story as one who had the courage to be himself in the face of opposition. He was also a person who knew his own value, did not make exaggerated claims and was content with his mission. Can you recall times when you have been content to be yourself, with-out pretending to be more then you are? What was it like to have that freedom, even in the face of criticism from others?

John was ‘ the voice of one crying out in the wilderness’ - announcing confidently to those in the wilderness that they must not despair be-cause God’s grace may come to them at any moment. Have you had the experience of being in the wilderness, feeling lost? From whom did you hear a voice that gave you hope? Have you been able to give hope to other people when they were in the wilderness?


This week’s interview is with Rom Bates from Ferns who talks about the pilgrim route of St Aidan and St David that links Ferns with David’s place of origin in Wales. Rom shares with us how doing the Camino to Compostela changed his life and how he and others have been working on this pilgrim project for the last few years. We have an article on the spirituality of Advent, a beautiful Advent hymn and a homily for the First Sunday of the season from Fr Martin Pender. We have features for the feast of St An-drew on 30th November and on St Francis Xavier whose ‘zeal for souls’ drove him to become one of the most successful missionaries after St Paul. 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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