08-01-2017  Newsletter

Most Holy Trinity: Mass Intentions

  • Saturday 7th January
    7:00pm Tom Nolan, Anniversary.
  • Sunday 8th January
    12 Noon Brigid Lennon, Main Street.
  • Monday 9th January
    9:00am Special Intention
  • Saturday 14th January
    7:00pm Mary Bowes- Brown 1st Anniversary. Tom Bowes, 2nd Anniversary. Ada Doyle. Aidan & Philomena Mahon, Irish St. Patrick Kavanagh, Ryland, 2nd Anniversary.
  • Sunday 15th January
    12 Noon Michael Cooney 1st Anniversary.


Saturday 7th January 8:00pm Anna Flynn-Murphy, 7th Anniversary. Bridie Tait, 2nd Anniversary. Bill & Christine McDonald, Anniversary.

Sunday 8th January 10:30am Paddy Murphy, (Month’s Mind). Paddy Long & deceased members of the Long family.

Saturday 14th January 8:00pm Fred & Mary Ryan & Margaret Kennedy.

Sunday 15th January 10:30am Rita Foley, 1st Anniversary & deceased members of the Foley & Nolan family. Patrick & Elizabeth Hendrick & deceased members of the Hendrick family Craan.

Envelope Collection

Bunclody Parish Funds Sunday 25th Dec. 2016: €1530.00 Sunday 1stJanuary 2017 €878.70 Thank you for your generosity

Eucharistic Adoration

Every Monday from 9:30am- 8:00pm
Tuesday to Friday 7:30am-8:30am Saturday 8:30am-9:30am.
No Adoration on Bank Holidays.


Mass for the First Holy Communion

Children of Our Lady of Lourdes N.S. will take place at 12 Noon Mass on Sunday 22nd January. This is a special occasion for the First Holy Communion children and their parents.

We offer our deepest sympathy

..and prayers to the family and friends of:

Mella Devers Nee O’ Brien formerly Ballypreacus
Pat O’ Leary, Rossard

May They Rest in Peace

Family Mass

..will be celebrated this Sunday 8th January at 12 Noon Mass. All are welcome.

Medjugorje 2017

Departing 17th May €619 – 7 Nights – All inclusive Departing from Dublin Spiritual Director: Fr. Pat Duffy. Further information, Contact Ann Murphy 053 9377632 or 087 2254206 Price after 1st February €660


St Mary’s Day Centre, Ryland Road Re-Opening on Monday 9th January 2017
The January Programme – 10am to 2pm Come along – enjoy a social & informative gathering.
Mon 9th Jan.: Emergency response – Their Services. Guest Speaker: James Doyle (Emergency Response).
Mon 16th Jan.: Keeping Fit & Mobile-exercise to suit you! With Danielle & Paul (Millrace Leisure Centre).
Mon 23rd Jan.: The Credit Union-Services it can offer you! Guest Speaker: Eugene Mc Donagh (Manager).
Mon 30th Jan.: Understanding over the counter medication and general information on medication. Guest Speaker: Cora, Pharmacist (McCauley’s).

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.

Envelope Collection

Bunclody Parish Funds Sunday 25th Dec. 2013 € Thank you for your generosity


Sum of money found on New Year’s Day in church grounds. Contact Parish Office at 053 9376190

Glasses found outside Kilmyshall Church. Contact Kilmyshall Parish office at
053 9377188.


CHOIR: choir practice in Kilmyshall every Monday at 7:30pm. New members most welcome.

Weekday Mass: Held in the Oratory at 9:30am Tuesday, Thursday & Friday & 7:30pm on Wednesday. Prayer Group meet every Wednesday after 7:30pm Mass in the parochial house. All are welcome.

Eucharistic Adoration: Every Tuesday in the Oratory for 10:00am to 5:00pm. All are welcome to drop in.

Hall Bookings and use of hall equipment must be booked through Denis O’ Neill at 087 2196565.

300-1 Club Draw: Next draw takes place on Saturday 30th January 2017. Your Support is appreciated.

Monthly Envelope Draw: December Winner: Paddy & Claire Dwyer.

Kilmyshall Church & Kilmyshall N.S. Split the Pot Draw Winner 6th January: Nellie Farrell, €45. Seller Matt Byrne Hardware. Next draw Friday 13th January 2017. Envelopes available in K.N. School, Steemer’s, Glanbia, Redmond’s, H.W.H. shop & bar, Matt Byrne, Hardware, Clohamon & Kilmyshall Parish office. Thank you for your support.

2nd Collection: Collection on the w/e 31st Dec & 1st January realised the sum of €278.00. Thank you for your generous support.

Ministers of the Eucharist – January 2017

  • Saturday Night: Liz Atkinson/Ann Farrell
  • Sunday Morning: Margaret Roberts/Nellie Long

Ministers of the Word – January 2017

  • Saturday 14th January: Mary Atkinson
  • Sunday 15th January: Riona Mahon

H.W.H. Bunclody G.A.A. Club

Active Transformation Registration Rivers Edge Sunday 8th January at 8:00pm For more information, ring 086 3077230 All Welcome

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.


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 Parish Pastoral Council

There is no meeting for the month of January next meeting on Thursday 2nd February at 8:00pm in the Pastoral Centre.

East Coast Samaritans

For over 40 years, Samaritans volunteers have been available to those experiencing depression, relationship and family issues, loneliness, isolation, physical and mental health issues and suicidal thoughts and feelings. East Coast Samaritans is based in Arklow, with volunteers from the local community in Wexford and Wicklow In order to extend this local service, we need more volunteers. Could YOU be there when someone calls? Would you like to find out more about what's involved in volunteering with Samaritans? Please come along to our Information Evening, Tuesday 10th January in Gorey Library at 7pm or Call 1890 200 091 OR email recruitmenteastcoast@gmail.com


This Sunday we celebrate the Baptism of Jesus. John protests that he should have been baptised by Jesus. Jesus insists that he be baptised by John to “do all that uprightness demands”. John’s Baptism was a sign of repentance. But Jesus wants to live the life of goodness to which John’s Baptism commits you. What happens after his Baptism is even more important for Jesus. The Holy Spirit descends on him like a dove and empowers him for his future mission. The Father also proclaims from heaven, “This is my Son, the Beloved; my favour rests on him.” Jesus is the Son of God who enjoys the love and favour of his Father.

There are many similarities in Jesus Baptism to our own baptism. We are touched by water. At the same time we are touched by God himself. He comes into our life at the beginning of a life-long relationship to Himself. He proclaims to us very much as He proclaimed to Jesus, “You are my son/my daughter, my beloved my favour rests on you.” We join the family of God. We acquire a new dignity far beyond anything we might have imagined as we are drawn into the life of God himself. We are also anointed with Chrism and assume some of the functions that Jesus exercised during his lifetime. “As Christ was anointed Priest, Prophet and King, so may you live always as a member of his body sharing everlasting life.” Each one of us since our baptism play a priestly, prophetic and leadership role in the life and growth of the church. We do our bit in building up the faith community by our worship, by our witness and by our initiative.


  • 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

Please Note:

All items for the Newsletter must be in before Lunchtime on Wednesday. May be sent by email to: bunclodyparishoffice@eircom.ne t

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