08-01-2023  Newsletter

Most Holy Trinity: Mass Intentions

  • Saturday 7th January
    7:00pm Tom Bowes & Mary Furlong Bowes, Anniversary. Mary O’Connor, 3rd Anniversary.
  • Monday 9th January
    9:00am Alice Dempsey.
  • Tuesday 10th January
    9:00am Special intention.
  • Friday 13th January
    9:00am Michael Hall, Anniversary.
  • Saturday 14th January
    7:00pm Ada Doyle, St Mary’s Villas, Anniversary. Jimmy Kehoe, Twin Peaks, Cametigue, Bunclody, 10th Anniversary.
  • Sunday 15th January
    9:00am Annie Doyle, Kathleen Doyle & Pat Doyle, The Mill, Ballypreacus, Bunclody, Anniversaries.
    12:00noon Tom Tobin, St Mary’s Villas, Month’s Mind

Envelope Collection

Monday 2nd January : €1131.88 Thank You for your Generosity

First Friday

Fr. O’ Connor will visit the sick and housebound of the parish on Thursday 12th January and Fri-day 13th January.


MONDAY 8:30AM - 4:30PM


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 January 2023

Ministers of the Word:

  • 7:00pm: Anita Somers
  • 9:00am: Edel Kearney
  • 12 Noon: Liz Whelan

Eucharistic Ministers:

  • 7:00pm: Ann Behan/Teresa Shore
  • 9:00am: Sean Byrne/ Sr Madeline Ryan
  • 12 Noon: Angela Connor

Altar Servers:

  • 7:00pm :
  • 9:00am :
  • 12 Noon :

Flower Society:

Shrine Rota:

St Mary Magdalene Kilmyshall

Saturday 7th January 8:00pm Anna Flynn Murphy, 13 Anniversary. Laurence Dunne & his sisters, Statia, Lizzie & Nellie & deceased members of the Dunne Family. Helen O’Brien. Margaret O’Connor Murphy.

Sunday 14th January 10:30am Special Intention/ John Armstrong, London formerly of H.W.H. Cloneybyrne recently deceased.
8:00pm Special intention.

Sunday 15th January 10:30am Cathy Doyle, recently deceased

BUNCLODY Pastoral Council

A Pastoral Council Meeting will take place on Wednesday 11th January at 8:15pm in the Pastoral Centre. We hope all can attend.


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 2nd December Winner: Paddy Mulally - €57. Seller: Steemers. 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.

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 January

  • Saturday Night: Joan Finn
  • Sunday Morning: Janette O’Neill

Minister of the Word

  • Saturday 14th January: Ann Murphy
  • Sunday 15th January: Nellie Long

The weekly envelopes for 2023 will be distributed in the coming week. The weekly envelope contributions are used to pay for : Insurance, Heating, electricity, Altar Requisites etc. we appreciate and thank you for your generous sup-port to the upkeep of our Church and Parish. Weekly enve-lopes may be left in the Church, Parish Office or Parochial House. Also for convenience contributions can now be made directly to the bank. Bank Details: Kilmyshall Church - IBAN : IE90 BOFI 9065 2354 2610 70 BIC: BOFIIE2D

Bunclody Library Events

Mindfulness, Meditation & Sound Therapy with Sundara Selfcare – Thursday 12th January at 7pm. Join Bernadette Murphy from Sundara Selfcare for a relaxing mindful evening which includes tips on bringing Meditation & Mindfulness into your daily life, the session with end with some sound therapy leaving everyone feeling relaxed, balanced & better able to cope with life! Places limited, book online at or telephone 053 9375466.

Sensory Friendly Quiet Hour
Every Saturday from 4-5pm, Sensory Friendly Quiet Hour is observed in the library. We encourage you to come along and relax in the calm environment of the library.
All welcome!

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.

Admissions for Kildavin National School

Application for Admissions for Kildavin National School will commence on 5th January 2023. If any-one requires an application form please go to our school website to download the form or email the school at


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!

Clohamon’s Operation Transformation

Couch to 5k for walkers /runners/ beginners training every Monday , Wednesday and Friday starting Friday 6th January 2023 Starting from street in Clohamon at 7:00pm €2.50 per night
All proceeds to Bunclody DAY CARE CENTRE.
Weekly weigh in’s available every Friday at 8:00pm commencing Friday 6th January in Gahan’s bar .
Sponsorship cards available.
Cash prize of €50 for best individual weight loss
Final weigh in Sunday 5th March after 5k walk/run

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

If anybody is interested in receiving our weekly parish newsletter by email each week, please contact the parish office on 053 93 76190 or and we can arrange to add your email to our list.

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

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.

The Christmas edition of the Online Quiz to support Mary's Meals takes place on Friday, December 16th at 8pm. The quiz provides meals for over 500 hungry children in a place of education every month. A contribution of €5 is enough to provide 55 meals. To take part or simply donate go to or ring Martin Colfer on 087 2596159. Thank you to all who helped us during the year. It is very much appreciated.

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.


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.


The Baptism of Jesus marks a turning point in his life, and the start of his public ministry. Recall moments when your life changed and you moved into a new phase.

The experience was one in which Jesus had a new sense of his own identity. What have been the experience which have helped shaped your sense of who you are?

How have you come to an awareness of being a child of God, beloved by God, and one on whom rests the grace of God?
It is surprising that Jesus, the Saviour of the world, asks to be baptised by John. The request symbolizes his desire to identify with us. At the same time he is filled with the Holy Spirit. That step of identifying with us is an important element in his being able to help us. Have you ever found that when someone identifies with you, it is easier for him/her to help you? Has your ability to empathise with others had any impact on your effectiveness in helping them?


As the Church mourns the death of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, we reflect on his life, thought and legacy. We include an article on his take on human freedom, an inspirational quote from ‘Deus Caritas Est’ for the newsletter and his last spiritual testament. We have a homily for the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord and words of light and hope from Lorcan Brennan. 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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