09-12-2018  Newsletter

Most Holy Trinity: Mass Intentions

  • Saturday 8th December
    7pm Lucy Wall. Thomas, Annie & Kathleen Doyle, Mary Roche, and Pat Foley. Maureen Wall Cowman.
  • Sunday 9th December
    12 noon Nelly Foley. John & Mollie Kinsella. Sheila Tobin, Carrigduff. Paula Griffin.
    Patrick & Claire Costello.
  • Thursday 13th December
    9am Andy Mahon, Church Road.
  • Saturday 15th December
    7pm Patsy Furlong, Carrigduff. Ann Raleigh & Nancy Roche. Tony Melay, and deceased members of the Melay & Nolan families. Deceased members of HWH Bunclody GAA Club, Ladies Football Club and Bunclody Camogie Club.
  • Sunday 16th December
    12 noon Molly Murphy. Brendan Brophy. Elaine & Darren Mates.

Envelope Collection

Monday 3rd December: €815.10Thank You for your Generosity

St. Mary Magdalene Kilmyshall

  • Saturday 8th December 10:30am Mary Jane Cullen & Nancy Patton & deceased members of the Murphy & Cullen families.
  • Saturday 8th December Vigil Mass 8:00pm Paddy Murphy 2nd Anniversary. Mary & John Dwyer, Glasslacken. Sean Whelan, Enniscorthy, 50th Anniversary.

Eucharistic Adoration:

Every Monday from 9.30am– 8.00pm
Tuesday to Friday 7:30—8:30am, Saturday 9:30—10:30am.
No Adoration on Bank Holidays


We offer our deepest sympathy andprayers to the families and friends of: KATE CONNORS & GERARD “CHAPPIE” KELLY May They Rest in Peace.

Do This in Memory Mass

The next Do This In Memory mass will take place on Sunday 16th December at 12 Noon.

Parish Office

Christmas Cards, Christmas Bouquets & 2019 Calendars are now available.

2019 Contribution Envelopes

Contribution envelopes for 2019 will be  distributed this weekend December 8th and 9th.

Bunclody Parish Christmas Party

We’d like to invite all who help in the parish to a Bunclody Parish Christmas Party on Tuesday December 11th at 7:30pm in the Pastoral Centre.

The Sacrament of Reconciliation

..will be celebrated in the Church of the Most Holy Trinity, Bunclody on Sunday December 16th at 6:30pm. There will be several priests available for Confession and this is an excellent way to prepare for the coming of Jesus to us at Christmas time.

Christmas Mass Times

Mass will take place at the following times on Christmas Even and Christmas day: Christmas Eve: 9am & 9pm Christmas Day: 9am (Children’s mass) and 12 noon


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.

Split-the-Pot: Winner Mairead, Jamie & Aislingb Dunne,€168, Seller: Glanbia.

Second Collection: St Vincent de Paul Collection:  €295.00.

Results November 300-Club Draw:
1st KathleenLancaster, €100. 2nd Sarah Tyndall, €50. 3rd Seamus Long, €25. 4th Peggy Mahon, €25. 5th Pat & Maria Kavanagh, €20. 6th Madeline Cleary, €20. 7th Sid & Mary McKeown, €20. 8th Mary Byrne, €20. 9th Josie Buckley, €10. 10th Phyl Kelly, €10. Thanks to all for your support

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

2019 weekly envelopes will be distributed this weekend 8th/9th December at the back of the Church. We would like to thank all who faithfully contribute throughout the year. Your generosity & Support helps with the running cost of the parish and is very much appreciated.

Eucharistic Ministers - December 2018:

  • Saturday Night: Patrick Murphy
  • Sunday Morning: Anne Tyndall

Ministers of the Word - December 2018

  • Saturday 8th: Sarah Kenny
  • Sunday 9th: Ellen Dobs

Bunclody Parent & Toddler Group

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

Rural Social Scheme Vacancies

The Rural Social Scheme is a supplementary programme for low income farmers, We currently have a number of vacancies to fill. To check you eligibility or to register your interest in the scheme, please contact Margo Hayes on 053 9155865/087 0572951 or Eileen Furlong on 053 9155894/087 6685290.
All enquiries will be dealt with in the strictest confidence.

Newly Opened Podiatry Clinic in Bunclody

Local Podiatrist Stephen Steward offers full range of Podiatry services: General Footcare (Corns & Callus), Back Leg Knee and Foot Pain, Ingrown Toenails, Diabetic Foot Care and Assessment, Paediatrics/Adult Insoles & Custom Made Orthotics. The clinic is located at Pembroke Dental, Carrickduff and opens late on Wednesday. Stephen is delighted to bring this service to his local community and welcomes your support. Book a consultation today 053-937 5347

St Mary’s Day Centre, Ryland Road

The December Programme: 10am to 2pm Come along-enjoy a Social & Informative gathering.

Mon 3rd Dec: Up-Scaling your Wardrobe for the Christmas Festivities by Maureen Byrne.
Mon 10th Dec: Fire Prevention in the Home with Colm McGrath, Fire Officer Wexford
Mon 17th Dec: Christmas Festivities & Treats.

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.

Special Ministers for December 2018

Ministers of the Word:

  • 7:00pm: Evelyn Mulrennan
  • 9:00am: Gertrude Rowlands
  • 12 Noon: John Varghese

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:

  • Team

Shrine Rota:

  • John Burke & Elizabeth Dockrell

Aged between 18 and 35?

The Diocese of Ferns invites you to join them on pilgrimage to World Youth Day in Panama in January 2019. For details of this unique trip please contact
Fr. Jim Doyle asap on 087 9736913.

Speech and Drama

Speech and Drama classes begin Wednesday 12th of September in Our Lady of Lourdes N.S. for primary and secondary students. The classes are not only fun, but a great way to improve confidence, creativity and communication. Over the year children have the opportunity to put on a show, take part in drama festivals and take an exam with the Irish Board of Speech and Drama . New members very welcome. Please contact Elaine 0861691040 or Facebook @ElaineJordanSpeechAndDrama for more information.

Piano Classes

Classes will resume on Monday 10th & Tuesday 11th September at The Chase House, Barkers Rd, Bunclody. Students from 6 years upwards catered for. For further information contact: Evelyn P Mulrennan on 053 9377178 / 087 1274436

Bunclody Bridge Club

Play will resume in Redmond's Lounge on Wednesday 12th September at 7:30pm. New Members welcome Contact Liz at 053 9377118 or 087 6450867.

Would you like to return to education?

Are you interested in childcare? Would a part time course suit you? If yes please contact Jean Rawson 086 3657695/ for information.

The Irish Cancer Society

..needs drivers for our Volunteer Driver Service in Wexford to drive cancer patients to and from their chemo appointments in Waterford and St. Vincent’s Hospital, Dublin. We are looking for drivers with weekday availability. Drivers should be able to commit to driving at least two full weekdays a month. All expenses are paid. Please call Laura on 01 2310 594, or email for an application form.


..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.

Professional singer

..available for church Ceremonies, Weddings, Anniversaries, special occasions. Reasonable rates. If Interested please phone 087 297 7278 at anytime.

Volunteers Required

To open Tourist Office on Sundays. All interested please contact Una Murphy on 0862533014 for further details. No calls after 9pm please.

Alcoholics Anonymous

Meetings held Tuesday & Saturday at 8:30pm in Brennan’s Market Square


Monday night 9 pm 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. I f 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.


Preparing for the arrival of someone
important takes care and affection. Think of a family preparing to welcome a loved one home from abroad, perhaps a son or daughter who lives in Australia or someone who has been off
travelling the world. They get their bedroom ready, buy their favourite foods, perhaps put up banners or even organise a welcome home party. It is all done with great excitement and love, and is a way of easing the path home for the traveller. Or imagine new parents preparing for the arrival of a baby. There are practical considerations such as buying nappies, and clothing, and getting a cot ready, and of course the nerves and excitement as they prepare to welcome the new arrival.
On a larger scale, when an important
dignitary visits a venue or a country there is a flurry of activity in preparation. We saw it in the painstaking arrangements made for the visit of Pope Francis to Ireland earlier this year. Such high profile visits often involve a literal
preparation of the way—organising a welcome reception, planning the best route from the
airport, clearing the streets of traffic, as well as much chatter and anticipation.
Today’s Gospel brings these two types of welcome to mind. During Advent, we prepare for the coming of Jesus by our actions, when we are generous with our time, patient with out families, and help those in need. And we do all these things with excitement and love, so that Christ will find the warmest of welcomes and a clear route in to our hearts.
- Tríona Doherty

- 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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