10-12-2023  Newsletter


Most Holy Trinity: Mass Intentions

  • Saturday 9th December
    7:00pm Bobby & Betty Ryan Graiguemore, Anniversary. Michael & Betty Mahon, Anniversary. Sean & Ann McNamara, Anniversary.
  • Sunday 10th December
    12 Noon Nellie Foley, Anniversary. Paula Griffin, Anniversary.
  • Saturday 16th December
    11:00am Andy Mahon, Church Road, Anniversary.
    7:00pm Tommy Armstrong, Month’s Mind. John Sheridan, Irish Street. Anne Raleigh. Nancy & Charlie Roche, Anniversary. Tony Melay and deceased members of the Melay family. Patrick & Ellen Nolan and deceased members of the Nolan family. Mick Tobin & deceased members of the Tobin family.
  • Sunday 17th December
    12 Noon Tom Tobin, St Mary’s Villas, 1st Anniversary. Molly Murphy, Ryland Road & Brendan Brophy, Dublin. Lizzie & Winnie Whelan. Lucy Wall Murphy, Anniversary.

St Mary Magdalene Kilmyshall

  • Saturday 9th December 8:00pm Christopher & Catherine Dempsey, Anniversaries. Paddy Murphy, Cloneybyrne, Anniversary. Art & Eilish O’Neill, Glasslacken, Anniversaries.
  • Sunday 10th December 10:30am Eddie Kinsella, recently deceased.
    Get Well Intention.
  • Saturday 16th December 8:00pm John & Mary Dwyer, Glasslacken, Anniversaries.
  • Sunday 17th December 10:30am Helen O’Brien, 1st Anniversary & Owen O’Brien


COMES TO ST MARY’S You are invited to a stellar evening of choral & organ music in St Mary’s Church on Wednesday, 20th December, 7.30pm. This ‘Carols by Candlelight’, will be similar to the traditional service of ‘Nine Lessons and Carols’ as heard on radio. The music will feature Dr Jeffrey Cox on the organ, accompanying some pieces for adult choir made up of choristers from Wexford and Waterford, as well as singers from Carrigduff N.S, plus trumpeter Mr Anthony Nolan, and congregational singing. All welcome. Donations to UNICEF Gaza Appeal & Church Windows Fund.


..IN ST MARY'S CHURCH Carrigduff National School, invites families, friends, and everyone interested, to gather in St Mary’s Church, Bunclody, for the Annual School Carol Service at 7:30pm on Thursday, 14th December. Great Advent music and drama by the children

Envelope Collection

Sunday 3rd December: €745.00 Thank You for your Generosity

St Vincent de Paul:

Church Gate Collection is on this weekend, December 16th and 17th. Please give generously


We will soon be updating our Envelope List for 2024. We would like to invite those who do not contribute to this collection to consider it for 2024. All donations are gratefully received and appreciated. Please ring the Parish Office on 0539376190, if you would like to be included on our list for 2024. The weekly envelope contributions are used to pay for : Insurance, Heating, Electricity, Altar Requisites etc


We offer our deepest sympathy and prayers to the Family and Friends of:

  • Martin O’ Connor, Craan

  • Ann Connors, Carrigduff 

  • Ellen (Nell) Doyle, Ryland. May they Rest in Peace

Ukrainian Children

Stay & Play Sessions for Ukrainian Children
Tuesday mornings from 10:00am—12:00 Noon until 19th December.
In the Pastoral Centre Bunclody,
You are invited to a morning meeting for both parents and Children. Children can have fun playing with toys while parents can talk over a cup of coffee/tea. Children must be supervised by their parents.

Contributions to the Church

The weekly envelope contributions are used to pay for : Insurance, Heating, electricity, Altar Requisites etc. we appreciate and thank you for your generous support to the upkeep of our Church and Parish. Weekly envelopes may be left in the Church, Also for convenience contributions can now be made directly to the bank. Bank Details: Bunclody Parish - IBAN : IE02 BOFI 9065 2311 1601 22 BIC: BOFIIE2D

St Vincent de Paul Christmas Coal Applications

..are now being accepted please phone or text ONCE ONLY on 0873593635

Bunclody Parish Office

Christmas Cards, Christmas Mass Bouquet Cards and 2024 Church Art Calendars are available in the Parish Office. Signed mass cards, Sympathy Cards, Mass Bouquets, general cards including wedding and baptismal cards, Rosary Beads, and Baptismal Candles, St Anthony prayer cards and various other prayer leaflets and Holy Water bottles are also available in the parish office, during office hours.

Bunclody Library

Christmas 2023

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

Do This In Memory Mass

Do This in Memory Mass will take place this Sunday 17th December at 12:00 Noon.

Special Ministers for December 2023

Ministers of the Word:

  • 7:00pm: Willie Doyle
  • 9:00am: Gertrude Rowlands
  • 12 Noon: Mary Canning

Eucharistic Ministers:

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

Altar Servers:

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

Flower Society:

  • Betty Comiskey / Eileen Carton


If you have anyone sick at home or in hospital and would like Fr Duffy to visit, please let Fr. Duffy or the Parish Office know, please contact 0539377188 or 0864460232.

Weekday Masses & Adoration and will be held in the Oratory at the back of Parochial house from Monday 20th November for Winter time.

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 1st December Winner: Mia Kathy Byrne €118. Seller: Redmond’s Bar. Envelopes are available from H.W.H Shop, Steemers, Cahill’s Hardware, D & M Laundrette, Tirlán, Redmond’s Bar, Byrne’s Hardware Ryland Lower, Kilmy-shall Parish Office, & Kilmyshall School. The pot is split be-tween Kilmyshall School & the Parish. Draw takes place every Friday. Your support is greatly appreciated

Minister of the Eucharist December

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

Minister of the Word

  • Saturday 16th December: Martina Kelly Sunday
  • 17th December: Do this in Memory

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Kilmyshall Christmas Arrangements 2023

Confessions Parish Penitential Service will take place in Bunclody Church on Sunday 17th December at 8:00pm.
Confessions in Kilmyshall on Saturday 23rd December 10:30am to 12 Noon. Sunday 24th December Mass at 6:00pm & 8:00pm Monday 25th December (Christmas Day)
Mass at 10:00am (Blessing of toys at this Mass) Tuesday 26th—Friday 30th December (inclusive)
No Mass in Kilmyshall. Saturday 30th & Sunday 31st December Mass at Normal
No Adoration on Tuesday 19th or Tuesday 26th December. Adoration will resume on Tuesday 2nd January 2024



Tractor Road run

Larry Canavan Memorial Christmas Light up Tractor Road run. Saturday 16th December Registration at Slaney Meats ABP Carpark Y21E1T6 from 4:00pm. Departing at 6:00pm Sharp. Open to all ages of vehicles. Music , Raffle and Auction in The Village Bar Clohamon after run. All proceeds to Bunclody Home Care Cancer. For information contact 086 363 1238 or 0871345229


..are moving to a new location, from Saturday 4th November 2023 all our meetings (Tuesday & Saturday nights) will be held at St Mary’s Daycare Centre, Ryland Rd Y21 C656

Bunclody Baby & Toddler Group

Start date: Wed 6th of September. Every Wednesday 09:30-11:00(term time only). Location: The Pastoral Centre, The Most Holy Trinity Church, Main Street, Bunclody. Find us on Facebook Bunclody Baby & Toddler Group for regular updates.

Bunclody Buggy Walking Group

Starts date: Mon 11th of September. Every Monday 10:00-11:00 (Term time only. Weather permitting). Location: Bunclody & surrounding area. It will vary each week. First walk will take place at the H.W.H. Bunclody GAA walking track. Update on Bunclody Baby & Toddler Group Facebook page.


Home Energy Saving Kits Home Energy Saving Kits are now available to borrow from Bunclody Library. The kits contains a range of tools/exercises to help householders make sense of the energy they consume on a daily basis and to identify possible problem areas. Please contact the library at 053 9375466 or email for further details.



Collections during Mass

Bunclody/Kilmyshall Collections during Mass
The 1st collection is for the benefit of the Priest.
The 2nd collection is for the upkeep of the electricity, heating, repairs etc.
Your support for both is much appreciated.

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

Seeking new members. If you can sing, play an instrument or are interested in any way, please contact Eileen on 087-2933545 or the parish office on 0539376190. All are welcome to join. We practice Tuesdays at 7:30pm in the church.

Clohamon Community Development Group.

Classes available in Clohamon School Monday's 8pm Pilates for men. Ladies classes Tuesday and Wednesday's at 7.30pm . Contact Karen on 0877747639. Yoga with Noelle on Tuesday morning at 10.00am (NOTE change of time) and Saturday mornings at 11am. Phone 0838987155 for more details.

Clohamon School Hall available for bookings. Ideal space for classes, birthday parties or promotional events etc. for bookings contact Rosemary on 0868860246 Monday to Friday after 3pm or anytime over the weekend. Text anytime. Current classes in hall. Pilates with Karen Monday’s 8pm and Wednesday 7:30pm. Meditation with Zoey Tuesday evenings 8pm. Yoga with Noelle Tuesday mornings at 11am.

Make A Difference in Your Community

..with Home Instead – We are currently recruiting experienced Caregivers for the area. Positions are part-time and can include some evening and weekend calls. Duties include assisting clients with all aspects of day to day living. QQI qualification desirable but not essential and full training provided. Own transport required. Email CV to or call 053 918 4042.

Bunclody Parish Flower Society

Thank You to all Our Members who have decorated our Church this year, Help is needed to arrange flowers for February. If you would like to volunteer or donate flowers/greenery please contact Eileen Carton on 087—2933545 or the parish office on 053 9376190




Bunclody AFC CLUB
Groundsperson Caretaker(2) Two Positions
Job Reference—CES-2311024 Closing Date 03/01/2024

Bunclody Tidy Towns—General Operative
(1) One Position Job Reference - 2311042
Closing Date 03/01/2024

Bunclody Parish-Caretaker/Maintenance Person(1) One Position
Job Reference - 2310778 Closing Date 03/01/2024

Good understanding of English and good spoken English is a requirement.
Closing Date for all : 03/01/2024

Please Contact Employment Services Bridgepoint Enniscorthy quoting job reference to check your eligibility: Local D.E.A.S.P (Intreo) Office Enniscorthy 053-9239300 Garda vetting will apply D.E.A.S.P eligibility criteria applies

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

Alcoholics Anonymous

Meetings held Tuesday & Saturday at 8:30pm in St Mary’s Daycare Centre, Ryland Rd Y21 C656

St Vincent de Paul

Local Confidential helpline 087 3696883, please call if you need help.


Play will resume on Wednesday 13th September in St. Mary’s Day Centre. New members Welcome. Contact Liz on (087) 6450867 or (053) 9377118


..request Box now located at back of shop. There is a new newspaper recycling bin beside SuperValu in aid of S.V.P.

Bunclody Day Care Services

Bunclody Day Care Open Tuesday & Thursday 10.00am -4.00pm

Monday Club 10.00am - 2.00 pm


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.


Mark open his gospel by describing it as “the good news about Jesus Christ”. Think of the different ways in which the gospel stories have been good news for you.
John the Baptist is presented as a messenger to prepare the way for Jesus. Who have been messengers to you, preparing the way for the first Lord by alerting you to ways in which you could improve your life.? To whom have you been such a messenger?
John calls the people to repentance (= a change of heart), as a way to a new life. Can you recall times when you had a change of heart, and the change revitalised you?
John baptised people with water as a gesture to mark their change of heart. Sometimes we perform an action to symbolize our change of heart-write a letter, throw away our last cigarettes, etc. can you remember a symbolic gesture with which you marked a change of heart


What is the position of the Catholic Church on assisted suicide? Read the official submission to the current Oireachtas hearing. Although he was unable to deliver it in person, we feature Pope Francis’ speech on climate change at COP28 last week. The homily for the Second Sunday of Advent reflects on our call to repent, to change and to prepare spiritually for the celebration of Christmas. As parishes hold Reconciliation Services in these days, we include quotes on the gift and power of God’s forgiveness through the sacrament of forgiveness. We highlight the plight of Bishop Alvarez in Nicaragua and ask the question of what it means to discern ‘The Signs of the Times’. We have an article on St John of the Cross for his feast day and more feedback from the recent ‘Synod on Synodality' in Rome. 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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