08-12-2019  Newsletter

Most Holy Trinity: Mass Intentions

  • Saturday 7th December
    7:00pm Margaret Hanrick, Main Street Sean Kelly, Months Mind. Bob and Betty Ryan, Graiguemore, Michael and Betty Mahon, and Ann and Sean McNamara. Ned, Maureen & Pauric Cowman, Irish Street. Sr Una Roberts, Formerly Bunclody.
  • Sunday 8th December
    12 Noon Sheila Tobin, Ger Tobin & Pauline Tobin, Carrigduff. Julia Lyons. Lucy Wall-Murphy. Paula Griffin, Anniversary.
  • Saturday 14th December
    11:00am Andy Mahon, Church Road.
    7:00pm Tony Melay & deceased members of the Melay and Nolan families. Thomas, Annie & Kathleen Doyle, Mary Roche & also Pat Foley. Noreen Murphy, Month’s Mind. Patsy Furlong.
  • Sunday 15th December
    12 Noon Nelly Foley, Ballingale Taghmon formerly Ballypreacus. Lizzie & Winnie Whelan. Mollie Murphy, Ryland Rd. Her sister Nancy neé Armstrong, Cloneybyrne, recently deceased in London. Brendan Brophy.

Special Ministers for December 2019

Ministers of the Word:

  • 7:00pm: Patsy Cowman
  • 9:00am: Gertrude Rowlands
  • 12 Noon: Sisters

Eucharistic Ministers:

  • 7:00pm: Goretti Kavanagh / Maura Quinlivan
  • 9:00am: Geraldine Roberts / Leanne Nolan
  • 12 Noon: Sarah Burke / Celia Burns

Altar Servers:

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

Flower Society:

  • Sr. Madeleine Ryan/ Betty Comiskey

Shrine Rota:

  • John Burke & Elizabeth Dockrell

Envelope Collection

Monday 25th November €985.30 Thank You for your Generosity

Family Mass

The next family mass will take place on Sunday December 8th at 12 Noon.
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 mass.

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 members welcome.

Bunclody VC Split the Pot Draw:

Next draw Thursday 5th December. Recent winner Liz Kenny €76.00. Thank you for your support.

Parish Office

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

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


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 classes

Contact Liz on 053 9377118 / 087 6450867.

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.

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.

Choir: Practice Bunclody Tuesdays at 7:30pm.

Church Choir:

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 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 available.

Bunclody ICA

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

Christmas Roadrun

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

Pastoral Council

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.

During Advent

..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 number:
D.E.A.S.P. Bridgepoint, Enniscorthy 053-9239300 OR Bunclody Parish Office 053-9376190. Age limit 21 years


"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)

-Tríona Doherty


  • 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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