06-01-2019  Newsletter

Most Holy Trinity: Mass Intentions

  • Saturday 5th January
    11:00am Mary Furlong Bowes. Tom Bowes.
    7:00pm Kay Henderson
  • Sunday 13th January
    12 Noon Bridget Lennon, Main Street, Anniversary

Envelope Collection

Monday 17th December: €662.60
Thank You for your Generosity

St. Mary Magdalene Kilmyshall

  • Saturday 5th January 2019 8:00pm Laurence Dunne, his parents, brothers sisters & all deceased members of his family.


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: 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.

Eucharistic Ministers - January 2019:

  • Saturday Night: Marie Farrell
  • Sunday Morning: Margaret Roberts

Ministers of the Word - January 2019

  • Saturday 12th : Jacqui Kehoe
  • Sunday 13th: Chris Atkinson

Colouring sheets are available at back of the Church for the children, and may be used during Mass.

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

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.

First Friday

Fr. O’ Connor will visit the sick and housebound in Kilbranish, Carrigduff, and Gurteen on Thursday 10th and Friday 11th January 2019.


Mass in our church is available to watch online by livestream. To access the livestream go to and search for Bunclody. All weekly masses will be available to view. If you have any questions or feedback about the system please contact the Parish Office 053 93 76190.

Parish Office Hours

The Parish Office reopens tomorrow, Monday, 7th January at 8:30am. Normal hours as follows:

  • Monday & Tuesday: 8:30am - 3:30pm
  • Wednesday & Thursday: 8:30am- 4:30pm
  • Friday: 8:30 am- 1:00pm
  • Closed for lunch 1:00pm - 1:30pm Mon - Thurs
  • Closed Bank Holidays

Pastoral Council Meeting

The Pastoral Council will meet on Thursday 17th January at 8:00pm in the Pastoral Centre.

2019 Contribution Envelopes

Contribution envelopes for 2019 are available for collection in the porch of the church.

2019 Envelopes

..available at the back of the church and also in the
Parish Office on Tues/Friday 9am—1pm.

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.


Choir Practice in Bunclody every Tuesday at 7:30pm. Rosary recited for sick of the parish at 7:15 pm. New members most welcome. If you have family members, relatives or friends who are ill at home or in hospital, please let a choir member know and they will be remembered in the rosary and prayers for the sick.
All are welcome to join in the prayer.

Special Ministers for January 2019

Ministers of the Word:

  • 7:00pm: John Varghese
  • 9:00am: John Byrne
  • 12 Noon: Caroline Fortune

Eucharistic Ministers:

  • 7:00pm: Ann Behan/Teresa Shore
  • 9:00am: Sean Byrne/Paul Egan
  • 12 Noon:

Altar Servers:

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

Flower Society:

Shrine Rota:

  • Kitty Jordan & Mary Canning

Bunclody VC Split the Pot Draw

Recent winner: Betty Byrne €78.00 Thank you for your support.


..with a music degree and Experience, available for all your musical needs: Funerals, Weddings both Church & Civil, Anniversary masses, drinks receptions, parties etc, Contact local singer Mary Crosbie 086 3005423.

Volunteer drivers urgently needed

The Irish Cancer Society operates a Volunteer Driver Ser-vice for referred Wexford patients attending St. Vincent’s Hospital, Dublin for chemo treatment. Drivers pick a patient up at their home, drop them at the hospital and, after treatment, bring them home again. All volunteer expenses are paid. We are looking for drivers with weekday availability, who have a car and can commit to driving min two (week) days a month. To apply please call Laura on 01 2310 594 or visit the Irish Cancer Society website

General Data Protection Regulation

The introduction of GDPR regulations in May 2018 requires the implementation of new safeguards around personal data. As a result, the Diocese of Ferns has compiled a request form in relation to dealing with baptism, confirmation and marriage certificate requests. Anyone wishing to obtain a certificate must fill out a form and have up to date photo id. If another person is collecting the certificate, they must be authorised to do so and must produce id.

We thank you for your understanding and patience with this matter.

Bunclody Parent & Toddler Group

Takes place Wednesday's during term time from 9:30am-11:30am in St Aidan's Hall, Irish Street, Bunclody.

Lighting of Walking track at GAA Pitch

The walking track at the GAA pitch in Bunclody will be lit from 7pm to 9pm every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Annual membership €10. OAP membership € 5


St Mary’s Day Centre, Ryland Road

The January Programme - 10 am to 2pm
Come along-enjoy a Social & Informative gathering.
Mon 14th Jan: WELCOME BACK – Movie Monday "Keeping Up Appearances"
Mon 21st Jan: Modern Technology
Mon 28th Jan: Monthly Quiz
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


This weekend we celebrate the Feast of the Epiphany. It marks the appearance of Jesus to the Gentile word and to those who represent all the nations of the earth. The prophet Isiah looks forward to the day when the Lord, present in Jerusalem, will attract nations from many places who come to pay him homage. "Above you the Lord now rises and above you his glory appears. The nations come to your light and kings to your dawning brightness….camels and throngs will cover you and dromedaries of Midian and Ephah; everyone win Sheba will come bringing gold and incense and singing the praise of the Lord." The psalm presents a very similar picture as it describes how foreign kings gather to pay tribute to the new king of the people of God. "The kings of Tarshish shall pay him tribute. The kings of Sheba and Seba shall bring him gifts. Before him all kings shall fall prostrate, all nations shall serve him."

The wise men who came to Jerusalem from the east fulfilled these promises. They are the first of the nations, of the Gentile world who came to do reverence to Jesus, "the infant king of the Jews." A star led them to the place where Jesus was. They entered the house, "saw the child with his mother Mary, and falling on their knees they did him homage. Then opening their treasures, they offered him gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh." They were the first to come from afar to do homage to Jesus, and bring him gifts. In our worship of Jesus, too, we bring him gifts that do as gifts always do, represent the gift of the giver to the Lord. May we always do homage to the new born king in the same spirit as the wise men did.


  • 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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