05-01-2020  Newsletter

Most Holy Trinity: Mass Intentions

  • Saturday 4th January
    7:00pm Mary & Tom Bowes, Anniversary. Kay Henderson.

Mass times for Christmas Period

  • Sunday 5th Jan: 9:00am, 12 Noon & 7:00pm.
  • Monday 6th January: 11:00am only.

Special Ministers for January 2020

Ministers of the Word:

  • 7:00pm:
  • 9:00am:
  • 12 Noon:

Eucharistic Ministers:

  • 7:00pm:
  • 9:00am:
  • 12 Noon:

Altar Servers:

  • 7:00pm : A
  • 9:00am : B
  • 12 Noon : C

Flower Society:

  • Margaret Barry/Monica Mernagh

Shrine Rota:

  • Kitty Jordan & Mary Canning

Envelope Collection

Monday 16th December €1199.60
Thank You for your Generosity

2020 Contribution Envelopes

Are available for collection in the Parish Office from Monday 16th December. Your contributions help fund: Faith Development, Flowers & Candles, Light & Heat, Insurance, Maintenance, Parish Office, Pastoral Centre and more.

Parish Office Christmas Closure

The Parish Office will reopen on Monday 6th January 2020 at 8:30am. All hours as normal.

First Friday

Fr. O’ Connor will visit the sick and housebound in the area on Thursday 9th and Friday 10th January 2020

St. Mary Magdalene Kilmyshall

  • Saturday 4th January 8:00pm Anna Flynn-Murphy
  • Sunday 5th January 10:30am Special Intention— Get Well.
  • Saturday 11th January 8pm Tom O’ Connor, Ryland Hill.

Bunclody Men’s Shed Now Open!

Mon 10:00am—1:00pm Thurs 2:00pm—5:000pm
Location: Maureen Moorhead’s Shop, Irish Street.
For more info contact: Peter 087-6631558, or Jonathan 089-4972664 New members welcome.

Sacred Songs & Solos

In St. Paul's Church, Kildavin on 19th and 26th January 2020 at 7p.m. sharp.
Proceeds to the Mater Hospital Foundation Fund.
Admission is by ticket only. Tickets €20.00 can be booked by contacting Kathleen Rothwell 087 9605509 or Martha Willis 087 9799175. Refreshments served in Conway's after the event. Great nights entertainment is guaranteed

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


Affordable Live-in Homecare provide live in carers for the elderly in your area. If you are looking for a live-in carer for your relative, please call Eileen or Tom today on 087 9916791. Our website is

Bunclody Bridge Club

Bunclody Bridge Club play resumes in Redmond's lounge on Wednesday 11th September at 7:30pm. New members welcome. For details of beginners classes

Contact Liz on 053 9377118 / 087 6450867.

St Mary’s Day Centre, Ryland Road

The January Programme - 10 am to 2pm  Come along-enjoy a Social & Informative gathering.
Mon 13th Jan: Catch Up after the Christmas Break
Mon 20th Jan: Beauty Tips with Doll ~ Doll’s Beauty Clinic , Bunclody
Mon 27th Jan : Information Talk from Emergency Response

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

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.

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.

SVP Special Notice:

From November 4th 2019 anyone seeking help must apply in writing and sign the request. Requests may be left in the box in the Society’s shop on Market Square and will be dealt with at each meeting. It is no longer acceptable to call to members home seeking help. This is a directive from the National Council of St Vincent De Paul.

Choir: Practice Bunclody Tuesdays at 7:30pm.

Church Choir:

Seeking new members both male and female. If you can sing, play an instrument or are interested in any way, please contact the Parish Office 053-9376190, or Eileen 087-2933545. All are welcome to join. We practice every Tuesday at 7:30pm in the church.


Mass is now available to watch online. To view the stream go to and search: Bunclody. All masses are available live. Contact the Parish Office on 053 9376190 with questions/feedback.


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: Tuesdays 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 Fri : Winner: Hannah Carroll, Winnings: €182. Seller: K.N.S.

2nd Collection: €253.50

Eucharistic Ministers - January 2020:

  • Saturday night: Marie Dowling
  • Sunday Morning: Martin Cullen

Ministers of the Word - 2020

  • Saturday 18th: Bernie Cullen
  • Sunday 19th: Phil Coleman

Next prayer meeting will take place on January 8th 2020.

Do This In Memory Mass

The next Do This in Memory Mass will take place on Sunday 26th January at 12:00 noon.

Bunclody VC Split the Pot Draw:

Next draw Thursday 9th January 2020. Thank you for your support.

Pastoral Council

The next Pastoral Council Meeting will take place on Thursday, January 16th at 8pm in the Pastoral Centre. We hope all can attend.

Ballon Business and Training School

Manual and Computerised Payroll course 10 week course 7-10pm
Beginning January 23rd 2020
Deposit of €300 must be paid in full before commencing the course.

Contact 059-9159447 or email to book your place.

Mount Leinster Community Employment Vacancies

Caretaker - Kilmyshall Parish Job Reference - 2130608
Bunclody Day Care Assistant Job Reference - CES 2130610
For further information contact the below numbers and quote reference number:
D.E.A.S.P. Bridgepoint, Enniscorthy 053-9239300 OR Bunclody Parish Office 053-9376190. Age limit 21 years


Today we hear the beautiful prologue to John’s Gospel. It would be worth finding the tome to meditate on these verses during the week. They are beautifully rich. "In the beginning was the Word…" in Greek, logos. This logos (word) has far more meaning than it’s English translation can give. It refers to all-knowledge; all-being; that which is forever; the Word that is Diving; Creator of the universe, Being, God, Father, and Mother of all things.

We read in this prologue that not one thing came to be without God. Do we really see God at the centre of all things? In our environment, in nature, in all created beings? Science tells us our universe is 13.8 billion years old. We cannot even conceive of such a time scale. John tells us of God at that point, at that great flaring forth of all creation, when everything came to be. This Word was with God at that moment and was God.

If we truly believe in the incarnation, let us be alert and awake to the Incarnation of God every day in our lives; Christ present in all people, in every created thing, for God is fully at work in creation at every stage, then, now, and forever. For creation and incarnation are not different events, but the same event, the same process.

"God is always incarnate, always bound to the world as its lover, as close to it, as we are to our own bodies, and con-cerned before all else to see that the body, God’s world, flourishes." –Sallie McFague

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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