Special Ministers for December 2019
Ministers of the Word:
- 7:00pm: Patsy Cowman
- 9:00am: Gertrude Rowlands
- 12 Noon: Sisters
- 7:00pm: Goretti Kavanagh / Maura Quinlivan
- 9:00am: Geraldine Roberts / Leanne Nolan
- 12 Noon: Sarah Burke / Celia Burns
- 7:00pm : B
- 9:00am : C
- 12 Noon : A
- Sr. Madeleine Ryan/ Betty Comiskey
- John Burke & Elizabeth Dockrell
Monday 25th November €985.30 Thank You for your Generosity
The next family mass will take place on Sunday December 8th at 12
All are welcome.
Masses for Holy Day
December 9th Sunday 8th December: 7:00pm
Monday 9th December: 11:00am. No 9am mass
Reconciliation (penance) will take place on Sunday 22nd December at
7:30pm. All are welcome and a number of priests will be available for
confession on the night
Masses for Holy Day December 9th
Sunday 8th December: 7:00pm Monday 9th December: 11:00am. No 9am
St. Mary Magdalene Kilmyshall
- Saturday 7th December 8:00pm John Kenny Jr, Ballypreacus.
Margaret and James Dreelan, Ryland Lower. Pat and Mary O’ Leary, and
deceased members of the O’ Leary family, Rossard.
- Sunday 8th December 10:30am Nancy Armstrong, London, formerly
HWH Cloneybyrne, months mind. Michael Hayes, recently deceased.
- Saturday 14th December 8:00pm Anna Crean & deceased members of
the Crean family.
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
Bunclody VC Split the Pot Draw:
Next draw Thursday 5th December. Recent winner Liz Kenny €76.00.
Thank you for your support.
Christmas Cards and Christmas Mass Bouquets are now available in the
Parish Office as well as all other usual Sympathy Cards, Mass Bouquets,
general cards, Rosary Beads, and Baptismal Candles. We have a small
number of 2020 Calendars also.
Clonard Christmas Fair
Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th December 2:30pm—5:00pm
Visits to Santa, Sleigh rides, Wheel-O-Fortune, Bric a Brac, Craft
stalls, Book Stall, and more. The Children’s Liturgy Choir will perform
on Sunday 8th from 3pm-4pm
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
Church Gate Collections
The annual St. Vincent de Paul Christmas appeal takes place on
7th/8th December. Gratitude is expressed for your consistent generosity
down the years. Your support has saved some from a lifetime of poverty.
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
Contact Liz on 053 9377118 / 087 6450867.
Meetings held Tuesday & Saturday at 8:30pm in Brennan’s Market
Monday night 8:45pm in Day Care Centre.
St Vincent de Paul
Local Confidential helpline 087 3696883, please call if you need
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.
Church Gate Collections
The annual St. Vincent de Paul Christmas appeal takes place in all
Churches of the Diocese of Ferns on 7th/8th December. Gratitude is
expressed for your consistent generosity down the years. Your support
has saved some from a lifetime of poverty.
..in Bunclody Tuesdays at 7:30pm.
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
mcnmedia.tv 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 : W inner: John Murphy. Winnings: €149.
Seller: Redmond’s Bar.
2nd Collection: €246.50
300-1 Club November Results: 1st Tom Murphy, Half Way House.
2nd Conor & Linda Kehoe, Cametigue. 3rd The Whiting Boys, Gurteen. 4th
Mairéad & Katie Murphy. 5th Pat Murphy, Cromogue. 6th Una & Jimmy
Murphy, Mt. Leinster Pk. 7th Emily Sinott. 8th Mary Byrne, Kilmyshall.
9th Bridget Jordan, Coorduff. 10th Teresa and Tayler Byrne, Mullawn.
Eucharistic Ministers - December 2019:
- Saturday night: Patrick Murphy
- Sunday Morning: An ne Tyndall
Ministers of the Word - 2019
- Saturday 21st: Emily Doyle
- Sunday 22nd: Joh n Atkinson
Christmas Mass Bouquets and Christmas Cards Are available in
Kilmyshall Parish Office. Sympathy Cards and Mass Bouquets are also
December meeting taking place Monday 9th December at 8pm in the
Pastoral Centre. Competition: "keep out the cold" (Bring an item you
feel keeps out the cold) Kris Kindle will take place on the night also.
Don’t forget: annual fees now due.
Bunclody VC Split the Pot Draw:
Next draw Thursday 19h December. Thank you for your support.
Clohamon Local Development
Next road run on Sunday December 22nd at 5pm with vehicles decorated
for Christmas! Register from 4pm in Slaney Foods car park. Arriving
Bunclody approx 6.30pm, arriving Clohamon approx 7pm. All proceeds to
BUNCLODY DAYCARE. Entry €20. Refreshments served & all vehicles entered
in raffle. Prize for best lit up vehicle! Please support our cause—all
vehicles welcome! After run we will have carol singing at Clohamon
Christmas tree by Clohamon Foroige club, who’ll sell Christmas
decorations in aid of the club. Followed by a community
Christmas gathering in Gahan's bar at 8pm. All welcome.
Taizé Prayer Service
Will take place in Bunclody Parish Church on Sunday 15th December
from 7:00—8:00pm. Taizé music and chants will be provided by the Taizé
team from New Ross. The event is open to all, but is aimed at
encouraging young people to take part
The next Pastoral Council Meeting will take place on Thursday,
November 12th at 8pm in the Pastoral Centre. We hope all can attend.
Bunclody Day Care Services
wish to thank all who supported their recent Autumn Walk & Church
Gate Collection. Your generosity is greatly appreciated.
..there will be Rosary and Benediction held on Sunday evenings at
3:00pm in the Church of The Most Holy Trinity to pray for families.
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
D.E.A.S.P. Bridgepoint, Enniscorthy 053-9239300 OR Bunclody Parish
Office 053-9376190. Age limit 21 years
THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
"Once again, we come to the Holiday Season, a deeply religious time
that each of us observes, in his own way, by going to the mall of his
choice." (Dave Barry)
We might recognise ourselves in the above statement! We are so used
to the commercial side of Christmas—the frenzy of ads and gift-buying,
the extravagant decorations and parties—that it is easy to forget what
we are really celebrating.
That's where John the Baptist comes in. We first meet John in Luke’s
Gospel, before he is even born: Elizabeth’s pregnancy is announced at
the same time as Mary’s, though John will be born first. The next we
hear of John, he appears as God’s messenger (as we hear in today’s
Gospel), preparing the way of the Lord. His job is to set the stage for
Jesus to begin his ministry, and his central message is repentance. The
Greek word for repentance is metanoia, which literally means a change of
heart, or turning ones life around. So John is inviting his audience to
make a break with the past, turn to God, and go in a different
direc-tion. When Jesus begins his own ministry, his first message is the
very same: "Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is close at hand." This is
a fitting message as we enter the second week of Advent. As we prepare
to welcome Jesus, we are invited to metanoia, or change of heart. As we
ponder the mysteries of Christmas, we are nudged onwards in a new
direction. This week, we could make a conscious effort to move away from
the noise and lights of "to mall" to still our minds, and to open our
hearts to God’s call.
"Christmas is a season for kindling the fire of hospitality in the
hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart." (Washington Irving)