05-12-2021  Newsletter

Most Holy Trinity: Mass Intentions

  • Saturday 4th December
    7:00pm Margaret Hanrick, Anniversary, Drumderry.
  • Sunday 5th December
    12 Noon Paula Redmond, 1st Anniversary. Gerard Keigher, 1st Anniversary.
  • Wednesday 8th December
    11:00am Lucy Wall Murphy, Anniversary.
  • Friday 10th December
    9:00am Special Intention Eileen Foley, Requested by her sister Kathleen.
  • Saturday 11th December
    7:00pm David Wraster, 1st Anniversary. John Sheridan, Irish Street.
  • Sunday 12th December
    12 Noon Paula Griffin, Anniversary.

Penitential Service

..will be taking place On Friday 17th December at 7:00pm.

Masses for HolyDay December 8th

Wednesday 8th December: 11:00am Morning Mass and 7:00pm Evening Mass


DONATIONS OF CHURCH CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS There will be a Collection on Sunday 5th December after mass for donations of Church Christmas Decorations. All donations will be greatly appreciated

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.

Envelope Collection

Monday 29th November : €389.70 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 2021

Ministers of the Word:

7:00pm: Willie Doyle
9:00am: Gertrude Rowlands
12 Noon: Sarah Burke

Eucharistic Ministers:

12 Noon:

Altar Servers:

7:00pm : Altar servers
9:00am : are not currently
12 Noon : attending mass

Flower Society:

Shrine Rota:

  • The Parish Office


We offer our deepest sympathy and prayers to the family and friends of: ~
Bridie O’Connor
May she Rest in Peace.

St Mary Magdalene Kilmyshall

  • Saturday 4th December 8:00pm Margaret & James Dreelan, Ryland Lower. Paddy Murphy, Cloneybyrne, Anniversary.
  • Sunday 5th December 10:30am Christopher & Catherine Dempsey.
  • Saturday 11th December 8:00pm John & Mary Dwyer, Glasslacken. Eilish & Art O’Neill, Glasslacken & deceased members of the O’Neill family.
  • Sunday 12th December 10:30am James & Mary Maher.


Choir: Is not currently being held due to COVID19.
Prayer Group: Rosary is recited in Kilmyshall every evening Monday - Friday at 7:00pm.
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.
Split the Pot: Friday: 26th November Winner: John Doyle €142 - Seller: D & M Laundrette. 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. The pot is split between Kilmyshall School & the

Parish. Draw takes place every Friday. Your support is greatly appreciated.

300-1 Club Draw November Results: 1st Leah & Tommy Dunbar, Ballyphilip Heights 2nd Patricia Murphy, Halfway House 3rd Sid & Mary McKeown, Ballypracus 4th John Tyndall, Gurteen 5th John & Lilian Murphy, Cromogue 6th Denis Murphy 7th Aaron, Ryan & Leah Hayes, Cashel 8th Mary Nolan Sn, Coorduff 9th Nichol Kinsella 10th Angela Brennan, Rossard.

Please inform Fr Duffy or Kilmyshall Parish Office if a relative is sick or in hospital Contact: 053 9377188 / 086 4460232

Annual Remembrance Mass
Mass in memory of those who have died during the year will be held in Kilmyshall Church on Wednesday 17th November at 7:30pm. If you would like a loved one included, please contact the parish office on 053 9377188 or email:

Mass is available to watch online. TO VIEW GO TO and click on Live video. ALL MASSES AVAILABLE LIVE

Mass Times for Holyday of Obligation The Feast of the Immaculate Conception will take place in Kilmyshall on Wednesday 8th December at 10:30am Morning Mass & 7:30pm Evening Mass.


Design & Create Christmas Decorations, Christmas Games & Activities. To book contact Ballon business on 059 9159447. Saturday 11th December 12:00 - 1:30pm & Saturday 18th December 12:00 - 1:30pm. Children aged 6-12years, €15 per child.

Bunclody Parish Office

Opening Hours

WEDNESDAY 8TH DECEMBER: 8:30am - 4:30pm
THURSDAY 9TH DECEMBER: 8:30am - 4:30pm
FRIDAY 10TH DECEMBER: 8:30am - 1:00pm

Closed for lunch 1:00pm-1:30pm Wed & Thur

Parish Office Contact No: 053 93 76190 E-mail:
Fr O’Connor Contact No: 053 93 77319
Sisters Contact No: 053 93 75398


APRIL - OCT 2022:

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Mount Leinster Community Employment CLG

Grounds Person/Maintenance
HWH/Bunclody GAA Club
One Position
Job Reference – CES 2195787

Caretaker – Kilmyshall Parish
One Position
Job Reference – CES 2195789
Closing date 4th November, 2021 for both positions

Age limit 21 years upwards
To Check your eligibility and placed on referral list contact:
Local D.E.A.S.P (Intreo) Office Enniscorthy 053-9239300 OR
Bunclody Parish Office (Opened Monday -
Thursday 8:30am-4:30pm & Friday 8:30am-1:00pm) 053 9376190

MCN - Livestream Recordings

MCN have updated us that recordings on the livestream 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


Monday night 8:45pm in Day Care Centre.

St Vincent de Paul

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

St Vincent De Paul

St Vincent De Paul charity shop Bunclody is looking for volunteers to help in store. If you’re interested please contact Zoe at 085 8705670 or email for more information.



Bishop of Ferns Ger Nash, following a meeting with local representatives from the Society of St Vincent de Paul, has called for a generous response to the Annual Church Gate Collection which will take place after all masses on the weekend of 11/12 December. The Society has said that calls for help this year will be at their highest level in its history and could reach almost 200,000 by the end of December. The theme for the Annual Appeal this year is ‘Impossible Choices’ reflecting what those struggling financially face every day. Bishop Ger commended the work of so many volunteers who give so selflessly of their time to assist with the work of The Society throughout the Diocese and beyond and has asked mass goers to respond as generously as they can to the upcoming collection.


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

COVID-19 Support Line for Older People

ALONE have launched a national support line and additional supports for older people who have Concerns, or are facing difficulties relating to the outbreak of COVID-19 Coronavirus. Professional staff are available to answer queries and give advice and reassurance where necessary. The support line is open seven days a week, 8am - 8pm, by calling 0818 222 024.

Bunclody Day Care Services

Due to the COVID-19 Bunclody Day Care remains closed and is not opening for Monday Club, or Tuesday and Thursday Day Care Services. We apologise for this inconvenience and will update on reopening as soon as possible.

The Bunclody Baby & Toddler Group

..starting on the Wed 6th of October. Meets every Wednesday (term time) 09.30am-11am at the Pastoral Centre, Most Holy Trinity Church, Bunclody. All parents with babies & toddlers Welcome.


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.

Mary's Meals

..feeds almost 2 million hungry children every school day in a place of education. An Online Quiz, to support their efforts, takes place on the last Friday of EVERY month at 8pm. To join/donate go to or contact Martin Colfer on 087 2596159. Thank you.


The manner in which Luke identifies in detail the time when John the Baptist started his preaching shows that Luke regarded this as a historic moment. Perhaps you can recall in detail the time and circum-stances of particularly significant moments in your life?

John called people to give expression to their desire for a change of heart by a symbolic baptism in the Jordan. When have you found it helpful to symbolise your desire to change for the better by some symbolic gesture, e.g burning a packet of cigarettes, sending a card, making a phone call, etc.

‘A voice crying in the wilderness’ is sometimes taken to refer to a voice that is ignored. Pope Francis has issued a call to all of us to take part in the consultation process preparing for the Synod in 2023. What can you, and your faith community, do to make sure his call is answered.

John Byrne OSA

Reflection for weekend 4th & 5th December 2021

I have come that they may have life, and have life abundantly. -John 10:10

The beginning of the Advent season is an opportunity to discern a new perspective on what is most essential in our lives.

As we begin our journey of hope in this Advent sea-son, we remember God's abundance, from the Garden of Eden to the gift of Jesus' often a focus leading up to Christmas, but centres on loving relationships and justice.

The past two years during the COVID-19 pandemic have led many of us to prepare to enter into Advent in unique and different ways. It has led us to begin this season with a new perspective on what is most essential in our lives. We have an opportunity to continue to shift our gaze from what, for many, is the "normal" frenzy of holiday shopping and busyness — even more so as life for some returns to that past state of normal — to new ways of being and connecting that are lighter on the earth and that promote the life and dignity of all creation.

As you wait in joyful hope for Christmas, how are you being called to simplify and live abundantly during this Advent season?

Brought to you by the Diocesan Pastoral Council


  • 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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